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Sporting Index Running Scared of a Repeat of the Battle of Nurnberg


London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2012 -- Sporting Index took an absolute hammering when Holland last met Portugal in the ‘Battle of Nurnberg’ at the 2006 World Cup.

There were four sendings off and twelve yellow cards shown in one of the feistiest games in recent memory, and the spread betting firm’s traders are getting nervous about a repeat. They still think there could be plenty of ‘Flying Dutchmen’ on Sunday evening as six cautions are predicted.

Punters can buy (bet higher) or sell (bet lower) the prediction and there will be plenty hoping for a repeat of six years ago when the final bookings total reached a staggering 220 points (25 points for a red card and 10 points for a yellow).

The predicted quote of 60 points is well above average, but if it descends into chaos again there will be as many tears on the Sporting Index trading floor as there will be on the pitch.

“The Battle of Nurnberg was one of our worst ever nights and our traders have been nervous about this game ever since the fixtures were announced,” comments Sporting Index spokesman Wayne Lincoln. “There’s plenty to play for on Sunday night and we just hope that we haven’t underestimated the card count. Come on boys, behave yourselves!”

Euro 2012 – Holland v Portugal Bookings index: 58-62 As with all spread bets you can bet higher or lower on the prediction made.

About The Sporting Index Group
The Sporting Index Group is best known as the world’s largest sports spread betting business, offering the widest range of markets and taking some of the largest bets on sporting events around the world. Markets include rugby spread betting, cricket spread betting and football spread betting.

The Group has 180 staff, all based at its London HQ. It is privately owned and is the undisputed world leader in sports spread betting, dominating the global market with an estimated 80% market share.

Today it makes thousands of markets on upwards of 500 events every week, offering the sports fan the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of sports, political and showbiz events, as well as on a portfolio of unique virtual games.

Clients transact via its websites, award winning mobile phone applications, and a 24/7 voice telephony service. Sporting Index’s B2C business continues to grow in the face of a fiercely competitive online betting market.

At the heart of the business is a world class trading, modelling and liability management capability that is widely acknowledged as amongst the best in the global betting market.

The Group combines the latest technology with unrivalled trader expertise to service its core sports spread betting clients as well as an increasing number of wholesale customers who rely on the company’s fixed-odds in-play pricing data to underpin their own sportsbook operations via the Sporting Solutions brand. This has quickly established itself as a leading data provider with a number of flagship betting brands signed up.

Sporting Index is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority and the Gambling Commission.