Bookies offer odds for Bale to appear on Splash
The performances of Welsh Wizard Gareth Bale this season have earned him acclaim from across the world but his recent spate of bookings for diving has led to bookmaker Paddy Power slashing the odds on the footballer appearing on ITV’s Splash! Bale is now 10/1 to be a contestant in series 2 of Splash and is 40/1 to win the show.
Bale added to his great scoring run against Inter Milan on Thursday night and is 6/1 to get the first goal and 8/5 to score at any time in the Liverpool vs Spurs game on Sunday. However, the player is also odds of only 10/1 to be booked for diving in the match and a very short price of 11/8 to pick up a yellow card for simulation in a Premier League game during this season.
Liverpool are favourites to win the game at 19/20 with the draw priced at 11/4 and Tottenham to win priced at 13/5. The reds will be hoping Luis Suarez can lead from the front and the striker is favourite to get the first goal in the match at 5/1. Bale will lead the charge for Spurs and the player is now odds on to scoop the PFA Player of the Year at odds of 4/9.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Gareth seems like he’d be a perfect fit for the next series of Splash. His fancy footwork, tumbling skills, ability in the air and water-proof hair cut means we think he could well be joining Tom Daley poolside in 2014.”