German firm favourites for goal line technology contract
This Thursday the FA and representatives from the twenty Premier League clubs will meet to decide which supplier will win the contract to bring goal line technology to English football. With four suppliers battling it out for the lucrative contract bookmaker Paddy Power have made German firm GoalControl the 5/6 favourite.
The clubs and the FA are running a joint-tender pitch process for the supply, installation, and maintenance of 21 systems – one at each Premier League club and one at Wembley. Once the decision is made on Thursday the supplier will be given the go ahead to install the systems during the off season with the first game to utilise it set to be the Community Shield.
GoalControl, having recently been awarded FIFA contracts for the Confederations Cup this year and the World Cup in 2014, are the early favourites. However, British firm Hawk-Eye are close in the running at odds of 6/4 to win the FA and Premier League contract. The firm, which provide ball tracking for tennis and cricket, is also competing with two others. Cairos, a manufacturer who provides a sensor inside footballs and combines it with goal line cameras, are at odds of 11/2 and GoalRef, a system that works with a circuit inside the ball and magnetic fields, are at odds of 10/1.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “The FA and Premier League are embracing Goal Line technology from next season meaning we can bid farewell to pub debate and never ending multi angle pundit analysis. GoalControl are the favourites but we think plucky British firm Hawk-Eye are in with shout at 6/4 to win the contract.”
Market Detail – Which GLT system will be introduced for 2013/2014 Premier League season
5/6 - GoalControl
6/4 - Hawk-Eye
11/2 - Cairos
10/1 - GoalRef
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Posted on:- 09/04/2013 - 13:28 PM
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