Glasgow University Set For A Tough Examination In The William Hill Scottish Cup

School may be out for the summer, but some of the students at Glasgow University are gearing up for the biggest football examination of their lives.

Glasgow University FC will face Selkirk in the first round of the 2012/13 William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday, and the big prize for whoever graduates into the second round is a potential meeting against Rangers.

Midfielder Marc Hunter, stepping up a grade from GU’s U21 side, is already dreaming of a potential clash against the ‘Old Firm’ giants’ in the second round.

“This is the biggest game I’ve had in my career and made all the bigger with the chance that we can get Rangers in the next round! The thought of playing at Ibrox, getting some money for the club, and playing against international players would be amazing!. It’s a great incentive to get through Saturday’s tie and then hopefully look forward to the draw.”

“I have a pretty good record in the Scottish Cup, albeit in School but we won it when I was in first year so hopefully that success can continue with a win on Saturday. I’d love to grab a goal to take us through and see my name up on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday!”

The potential game against Rangers is a huge carrot for GU, but the students coach Gary Rodgers is keen to keep the players focused on Saturday’s game.

“The players may all be thinking about potentially playing Rangers in the next round but it is the old cliché of taking one game at a time and it is up to us (coaches) to keep the players focused on Saturday as it is going to be a tough match so early in the season. Normally we would have an extra 3 or 4 weeks to prepare for the Scottish Cup ties but we have managed to get a few friendlies in and have played 3 league games so the guys are looking sharp and they all want to play a part on Saturday.”

“It would be amazing for the players, the University and the coaches if we were able to get through and then get drawn against Rangers but that is a long way off yet, we just need to make sure we play to our best on Saturday and get through what is a tricky tie and I have no doubt Selkirk will be thinking along the same lines that they can potentially face Rangers in the next round so it is going to be tough but we’ll be ready.”

The 2010-11 season saw Glasgow University F.C. qualify for the Scottish Cup Second Round for the first time since 1975 after a 1-0 victory at Garscube Sports Complex against Burntisland.

The Cup sponsors, William Hill make the students 3/1 outsiders to win the game, Selkirk are 4/7 – with the draw available at 16/5.

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Man Utd Transfers: Danny Not Nani To Stay At Old Trafford!

After a poor performance on Monday at Everton there have been reports that Nani could well be on his way out the door at Old Trafford and Hills make Zenit St Petersburg their favourite at 6/5 to sign on the dotted line. Inter Milan are 9/2 to take the winger on with Juventus, AC Milan and Real Madrid all in the running for the tricksters signature.

One player who will be staying is Danny Welbeck and he is 9/1 to be United’s top scorer this season. Hernandez is 8/1, Rooney 6/4 and new signing Robin Van Persie is the 11/8 favourite. After a terrific breakthrough season for club and country a good goal return would be expected by Sir Alex Ferguson but William Hill believe that he will get five or less goals at 2/1. It is 9/4 he will get between six and ten and 14/1 for over 20 goals.

Nani Next Club: 6/5 Zenit St Petersburg, 9/2 Inter Milan, 6/1 Anzhi, 7/1 PSG, 8/1 Juventus, 9/1 AC Milan, 12/1 Real Madrid, 14/1 Valencia, 20/1 Barcelona (Others on Request)

Nani to be at Manchester United on the 1st September 2012: 1/3 Yes, 9/4 No

Danny Welbeck Premier League goals 2012/13:

Goals: 2/1: 0-5, 9/4: 6-10, 11/4: 11-15, 4/1: 16-20, 14/1 21+

Danny Welbeck to be in the 2014 England World Cup squad: 4/6

Manchester United Top Goal Scorer (Premier League Goals Only): 11/8 Robin Van Persie, 6/4 Wayne Rooney, 8/1 Javier Hernandez, 9/1 Danny Welbeck, 10/1 Dimitar Berbatov Total Danny Welbeck

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Premiership: Fergie Failure: When Will Rvp Hit Back Of Net?

Following a disappointing result for Manchester United, Manchester City have been trimmed from 13/10 to 6/5 to win the Premiership title. Hills now offer even money that Manchester United will not top the Premiership table in 2012 and although it is 4/5 that Van Persie breaks his duck at the weekend, it is 7/2 he fails to hit the back of the net in the next four fixtures.

“Tonight was a great result for the bookies and Sir Alex & RVP will need to raise their game if they are to win back their title,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

Will Manchester United Top The Premiership Table Before Dec 31st?: 8/11 Yes, 1/1 No

When Will Robin Van Persie Score His First Man Utd Goal?: 4/5 Fulham, 3/1 Southampton, 9/2 Wigan, 10/1 Liverpool, 7/2 None of these Four

William Hill Premiership Winner: 6/5 Man city, 9/4 Man Utd, 9/2 Chelsea, 16/1 Arsenal, 25/1 Liverpool, 25/1 Tottenham, 125/1 Newcastle, 250/1 Everton, 750/1 Sunderland, 1500/1 Fulham, 2000/1 Villa, 2500/1 Bar

William Hill Premiership Top Goalscorer: 7/1 Tevez, 7/1 Rooney, 8/1 Van Persie, 8/1 Torres, 9/1 Aguero, 14/1 Balotelli, 18/1 Suarez, 20/1 Ba, 20/1 Hernandez, 20/1 Cisse, 25/1 D Bent, 25/1 Dzeko, 25/1 Podolski, 25/1 Michu, 25/1 Petric, 25/1 Jelavic, 25/1 Giroud, 33/1 Sturridge, 33/1 Welbeck, 33/1 Adebayor, 33/1 Borini, 33/1 Defoe, 40/1 Bar

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Champions League: Celtic Odds On To Qualify: 13/8 British Winner!

Celtic face Helsingborg in the first leg of their Champions league qualifier and they are 9/5 to get the campaign off to a winning start. Gary Cooper is the key man and Hills are 7/2 that he scores and Celtic win on Tuesday night. Hills are offering 13/8 that the Champions league is won by a British club and 11/2 that there will be an all British final.

Barcelona & Real Madrid are the joint 10/3 favourites to win the Champions league, with Man City the first British club in the betting at 9/2. Chelsea & Man Utd are 10/1, Arsenal 20/1 and Celtic 200/1.

“Hopefully Celtic will qualify for the next round but it looks like it is going to be hard going for the British teams this year,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

First Leg: 17/10 Helsingborg, 9/5 Celtic, 2/1 Draw

To Qualify For Next Round Of Champions League: 4/7 Celtic, 5/4 Helsingborg

Hooper To Score & Celtic: 7/2

British Winner Of Champions League: 13/8
All British Final Of Champions League: 11/2

Champions League Winner: 10/3 Barcelona, 10/3 Real Madrid, 9/2 Man City, 10/1 Bayern Munich, 10/1 Chelsea, 10/1 Man Utd, 12/1 Juventus, 14/1 Paris Saint-Germain, 20/1 Arsenal, 20/1 Borussia Dortmund, 25/1 AC Milan, 50/1 Malaga…200/1 Celtic

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You Bet Rvp Will Make It Rip For Efc

Robin van Persie looks set to make his Manchester United debut as his new team travel to Goodison and William offer 2/1 that he scores more than the whole Everton team put together. Everton are 11/8 to score more than RVP and they are 13/8 to tie. Van Persie is the 4/1 favourite to score the first goal and has been really well backed at Hills to do so, while former Blue, Wayne Rooney, is the 9/2 second favourite. Everton’s Nikica Jelavic is 7/1.

After his former club failed to find the net on Saturday, William Hill offer 8/11 that Arsenal manage to register a goal in the Premier League before van Persie does.

“There are many who think that van Persie has a lot to prove after only really having one full season at Arsenal and he will want to get off to a scoring start and our punters are really backing him to do so,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The match at Goodison is notable every year for the fact that it sees Wayne Rooney return to his former club and Hills are offering a market on what the United talisman will do first. He is 15/8 to get a goal, 9/4 to be substituted and the same price to complete the game. He is 3/1 to receive a yellow card before anything else in the game and 40/1 to see a straight red.

Manchester United are odd on at 10/11 to get their season off to a winning start, with Everton 10/3 and the draw 23/10.

Despite their opening day defeat, William Hill still think that Liverpool will finish above their local rivals, Everton – offering 4/9 that they do so (13/8 they do not).

Liverpool/Everton season match bet: 13/8 Everton; 4/9 Liverpool

RVP vs Everton goals match bet (20/08/12): 2/1 RVP; 13/8 Tie; 11/8 Everton

What will Rooney do first: 15/8 score; 9/4 be substituted; 9/4 3/1 receive yellow card; 40/1 receive straight red card

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Pardew Loses His Rag And Loses Punters Their Red Card Dough

Alan Pardew became the first Premier League manager sent to the stands and not one William Hill punter backed the Newcastle boss to see red which was offered at 16/1. The most popular selection was 6/1 favourite, Mark Hughes, who, despite his sides poor performance and the warm summer weather managed to remain relatively cool.

Mark Hughes is now the 10/1 favourite to be the next manager to be sent to the stands with David Moyes and Paul Lambert 11/1. Pardew has been cut slightly after his indiscretion to 14/1.

“Alan Pardew’s momentary loss of control will have everyone talking although the odds would suggest that he may well have learnt his lesson,” said Hill’ spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jermain Defoe scored for Spurs, but it was not enough to save his Spurs side from defeat and William Hill offer 11/8 that Emmanuel Adebayor arrives at Spurs before the end of the transfer window.

Next manager to be sent to the stands: 10/1 Mark Hughes; 11/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Paul Lambert; 12/1 Adre Villas Boas; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 12/1 Roberto Mancini; 12/1 Sam Allardyce; 12/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1Arsene Wenger; 14/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Chris Hughton; 16/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Nigel Adkins; 16/1 Steve Clarke; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Brian McDermott; 20/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 20/1 Alex Ferguson; 25/1 Roberto Martinez

Jermain Defoe Premier League goals: 9/4 1-6; 6/4 7-12; 13/8 13-18; 10/1 19 or more

Adebayor to sign for Spurs before the end of the transfer window: 11/8 yes; 8/15 no

Joe Crilly
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Opening Day Thumpings Could See Early Managerial Changes

Mark Hughes, Chris Hughton and Brendan Rodgers all suffered heavy opening day defeats and William Hill offer 9/1 that two or three of them have gone before Christmas, 7/4 one of them has and 8/15 that none of them have . Another side struggling to adjust to the new season was Arsenal as they started life without Robin van Persie and William Hill make the Gunners 8/11 to score before their former striker does (Evens they do not).

“There were certainly a few sides who looked as though they were still on their holidays and their managers will have to turn things around quickly otherwise they could find themselves out of a job before the year is out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

How many of Hughes, Hughton and Rodgers gone by Christmas: 8/15 none; 7/4 one; 9/1 two or three

Who will score first: 8/11 Arsenal; Evens Robin van Persie

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Sunday Stroll For Chelsea And City

The European champions and Premier League champions kick off their Premier League campaign on Sunday. Both are odds on favourites to win with Chelsea 4/6 and Manchester City 1/5 and both are expected to cruise to victory with William Hill offering 13/1 that Chelsea and Manchester City win by 3 or more goals. The City game against Southampton is 4/6 to produce the most goals on Super Sunday, with Wigan vs Chelsea 9/4.

Victor Moses has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer and will be 11/1 to score first against his potential suitors. Franco Di Santo is an ex Chelsea striker, it is 12/1 that he scores first for Wigan and Wigan win. The champions look certain to steam roll new boys Southampton but they have a goal machine in Rickie Lambert. It is 25/1 that he scores at anytime and the Saints score an unlikely victory.

“Both Chelsea and City will want to send out a message to their rivals with big victories and the odds suggest that they will do so with relative ease,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

9/2 Wigan, 13/5 Draw, 4/6 Chelsea

First Goal Scorer: 7/2 F Torres, 5/1 D Sturridge, 6/1 J Mata, 6/1 E Hazard, 7/1 Oscar, 7/1 L Piazon, 8/1 F Lampard, 8/1 Y Benayoun, 9/1 F Malouda, 10/1 F Di Santo, 11/1 V Moses, 11/1 M Boselli

6/4 Torres to score any time and Chelsea to win

12/1 Di Santo to score any time and Wigan to win

1/5 Man City, 5/1 Draw, 14/1 Southampton

First Goal Scorer: 11/4 C Tevez, 11/4 S Aguero, 4/1 M Balotelli, 9/2 E Dzeko, 11/2 D Silva, 7/1 Y Toure, 7/1 S Nasri, 8/1 A Johnson, 12/1 R Lambert, 14/1 J Rodriguez, 14/1 B Sharp, 20/1 A Llalana, 20/1 J Puncheon

1/1 Aguero to score anytime and Man City to win

25/1 Lambert to score anytime and Southampton to win

Which match will produce the most goals on Sunday: 4/6 Manchester City vs Southampton; 9/4 Wigan vs Chelsea; 3/1 Tie

13/1 Both City and Chelsea to win by three or more

For more football odds, please follow this link: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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William Hill Offer Season Long Betting For Fans Of Every Team

While most fans of Premier League teams may not realistically be able to back their side to win the league or even avoid relegation, William Hill are ensuring that they will have the option to back their side to improve upon last season’s performances. Not only can they back their side to finish higher than last season, they can also back the side to finish lower, or in the same position.

“As a fan of Fulham for example, you are not realistically going to be able to back your side to win the league while at the same time the price that you will get for your side to stay up is incredibly short,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We are enabling every fan to have a positive (as well as a negative and a neutral) bet on their side depending on how they think the season will pan out.”

How will your side fare in 2012/13?

11/12 Position Team Higher Same Lower
1 Man City N/A 13/10 4/7
2 Man Utd 11/5 13/8 11/8
3 Arsenal 9/2 5/2 8/15
4 Tottenham 10/3 4/1 4/9
5 Newcastle 7/1 5/1 1/5
6 Chelsea 1/10 8/1 8/1
7 Everton 12/5 7/5 7/5
8 Liverpool 2/9 7/2 10/1
9 Fulham 16/5 4/1 4/9
10 West Brom 5/1 11/2 1/4
11 Swansea 4/1 7/2 2/5
12 Norwich 6/1 5/2 4/9
13 Sunderland 4/9 10/3 4/1
14 Stoke 8/11 3/1 9/4
15 Wigan 11/5 16/5 8/11
16 Aston Villa 8/15 16/5 16/5
17 QPR 1/4 9/2 6/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Premier League Is Back And Punters Cannot Wait!!!!!

Manchester City are the best backed side to win the Premier League with William Hill and the current Champions are 6/5 with Manchester United attracting only slight interest despite their large investment over the summer. The biggest bet that Hills have taken on the Premier League is for Liverpool, where a shop punter placed £22,000 e/w on the Reds lifting the trophy at 25/1.

“Despite the fact that we’ve had a busy sporting summer, turnover on our antepost football markets has increased quite markedly,” said Hill’ spokesman Joe Crilly. “We were offering top price on every single side to win the Premier League which proved incredibly popular and also shows that despite the glitz and glamour of the Euros and the Olympics, the Premier League remains the number one sporting event in the UK.”

After last season’s nail biting finale to the season, William Hill are offering 100/1 that the destination of the Premier League trophy is decided in added time of the final match of the season. Hills also have a number of other specials including 16/1 for any goalkeeper to score a goal this season, while 3/1 is available for all three promoted sides to stay up.

Nigel Adkins is the 7/2 favourite to lose the managerial sack race at 7/2, backed in pre-season from 20/1.

Premier League outright: 5/4 Manchester City; 9/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1BAR

Top promoted club: 11/8 Saints; 6/4 West Ham; 9/4 Reading

Relegation: 1/1 Reading; 5/4 Norwich; 11/8 Southampton; 13/8 Wigan; 15/8 Swansea; 9/4 West Ham; 7/2 QPR; 7/2 West Brom; 6/1 BAR

Top four finish: 1/66 Manchester City; 1/33 Manchester United; 3/10 Chelsea; 8/15 Arsenal; 7/4 Spurs; 15/8 Liverpool; 14/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Everton; 50/1 BAR

Top scorer: 7/1 Robin van Persie; 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nikica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 25/1 Olivier Giroud; 33/1 BAR

Manager sack race: 7/2 Nigel Adkins; 6/1 Michael Laudrup; 7/1 Sam Allardyce; 8/1 Steve Clarke; 10/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Chris Hughton; 10/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1 Mark Hughes; 12/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 12/1 Roberto Martinez; 14/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Brian McDermott; 16/1 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Roberto Mancini; 20/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 David Moyes; 100/1 no manager to leave; 100/1 Sir Alex Ferguson

Premier League season specials:
1/4 Any opposition side to win a penalty at Old Trafford
2/1 An Englishman to be top EPL goalscorer
3/1 Three promoted teams to stay up
10/3 Any player to score 30 or more Premier League goals in the 2012/13 season
16/1 Any goalkeeper to score during the season
20/1 Any player to score 6 or more goals in a single EPL match
20/1 Any team to score 10 or more goals in a single EPL match

Premier League Match Odds:
18 Aug 4/9 Arsenal; 7/1 Sunderland; 3/1 Draw
18 Aug 17/20 Fulham; 7/2 Norwich; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 1/1 QPR; 14/5 Swansea; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 7/5 Reading; 19/10 Stoke; 23/10 Draw,
18 Aug 14/5 West Brom; 1/1 Liverpool; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 13/10 West Ham; 11/5 Aston Villa; 11/5 Draw
18 Aug 17/10 Newcastle; 9/5 Tottenham; 2/1 Draw
19 Aug 9/2 Wigan; 4/6 Chelsea; 13/5 Draw
19 Aug 1/5 Manchester City; 14/1 Southampton; 5/1 Draw
20 Aug 10/3 Everton; 10/11 Manchester United; 23/10 Draw

Premier League weekend specials:

Highest scoring match:
11/4 Man City vs Southampton
5/1 Arsenal vs Sunderland
7/1 Newcastle vs Tottenham
7/1 Wigan vs Chelsea
15/2 Fulham vs Norwich
8/1 Everton vs Manchester United
9/1 West Brom vs Liverpool
9/1 West Ham vs Aston Villa
10/1 QPR vs Swansea
12/1 Reading vs Stoke

Highest scoring team: 2/1 Manchester City; 9/2 Arsenal; 5/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Fulham; 10/1 Manchester United; 12/1 Liverpool; 14/1 QPR; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Reading; 20/1 West Ham; 33/1 Aston Villa; 33/1 Everton; 33/1 Stoke; 50/1 West Brom; 66/1 Norwich; 66/1 Sunderland; 66/1 Swansea; 66/1 Wigan; 100/1 Southampton

Fastest scoring team: 8/1 Manchester City; 10/1 Arsenal; 10/1 Chelsea; 11/1 Fulham; 11/1 Manchester United; 12/1 Liverpool; 12/1 QPR; 12/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Aston Villa; 14/1 Newcastle; 14/1 Reading; 14/1 Stoke; 14/1 West Ham; 16/1 Everton; 16/1 Norwich; 16/1 Swansea; 20/1 Sunderland; 20/1 West Brom; 25/1 Wigan; 33/1 Southampton

Total Red Cards: 2/1 one; 2/1 two; 7/2 none; 4/1 three; 5/1 four or more

Joe Crilly
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