British pop star Robbie Williams is tipped perform one of his old hits at the World Cup opening ceremony in Russia.
Sportsbet has framed a suite of novelty markets and William’s 2000 hit single, Rock DJ, is $2.25 favourite to be his opening song, ahead of Let Me Entertain You ($3.00).
The online bookmaker is tipping that he’ll use the opportunity to get patriotic and behind his team, they have him at a $4.00 chance to wear a Union Jack suit and a $2.50 chance to say ‘Go England’.
His performance might not be the only headline to come out of the opening ceremony, the bookie has a power failure an $8.00 shot, someone to streak at $16, while the stadium to run out of vodka is considered an outside chance at $64.
“Robbie Williams is a patriotic British supporter and we’re pretty sure he’ll make the most of this opportunity to get that message across. While he would probably like to open with the Queen hit, We Are The Champions, Rock DJ or Let Me Entertain You are the top picks,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Opening Ceremony Specials
$1.01 Putin to attend
$8.00 Power failure
$16 Someone to streak
$21 To rain in the stadium during the ceremony
$51 Performer to protest
$64 Stadium to run out of vodka
$101 To be cancelled due to bad weather
Robbie Williams First Song
$2.25 Rock DJ
$3.00 Let Me Entertain You
$12 Party Like a Russian
$21 Better Man
$34 Love My Life
$51 Somethin’ Stupid
Robbie Williams Specials
$2.50 To say ‘GO ENGLAND’
$4.00 To wear a union jack suit
Opening Ceremony TV Ratings
$1.85 Equal or Over 1,150,000
$1.85 Under 1,150,000