Fernando Torres failed to find the net against Birmingham, despite playing for the whole game and William Hill are now offering 2/1 that he fails to score for Chelsea in the Premier League for the rest of this season (4/11 that he bags at least one). Saying this however, he is Even money to grab his first goal of 2012 against Stoke this weekend. Roberto Di Matteo made it one in one and Hills are now betting on when Chelsea will lose their first match under the Italian. Hills reckon the most likely match for them to suffer their first defeat under Di Matteo is the Manchester City match on the 19th March (5/4,) although they are 7/1 to lose against Stoke this weekend.
Carlos Tevez returned to the goals when he netted against Bolton in the reserves and William Hill are offering 1/3 that he appears in the Premier League again this season. He is 5/4 to score more 2012 goals in the Premier League than Fernando Torres (4/7 vice versa).
Manchesters City and United are playing in the Europa League on Thursday and William Hill are offering 9/1 that the two sides meet in the final. United are Even money to score more goals at home against Athletic Bilbao (City are 17/10 to get more against Sporting Lisbon, with a tie 3/1).
Robin van Persie is just nine goals away from breaking the most goals in a season record of 34 and William Hill are offering 11/4 that he reaches 35 this season. He is 5/2 to equal the record and 14/1 to fail to score another goal all season.
In a season that has seen big money players fail to find the net and refuse to even play, Robin van Persie has wowed the public and fired the goals that have kept Arsenal in contention for a top four spot and it is not out of the question that he will break Andy Cole and Alan Shearers record, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
When will Torres next score: 1/1 Stoke; 3/1 Napoli; 4/1 Leicester; 14/1 Manchester City; 11/1 Tottenham; 11/1 Aston Villa; 9/4 none of these games
*must start vs Stoke on 10th March or bets void **matches must be played on named dates or bets void
Torres to score again this season in the Premier League: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no
When will Chelsea next lose: 7/1 Stoke; 7/2 Napoli; 14/1 Leicester; 5/4 Manchester City; 7/1 Tottenham; 10/1 Aston Villa; 2/1 not lose any more of these matches
Where will Chelsea finish in the Premier League: 13/8 top four; 5/6 fifth; 5/1 sixth; 11/2 seventh or lower
Tevez to play again for Manchester City this season in the Premier League: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no
EPL goals match bet (From now): 4/7 Torres; 5/4 Tevez
Robin van Persie goals this season: 14/1 25; 6/1 26-27; 3/1 28-9; 3/1 30-31; 11/4 32-33; 5/2 34; 11/4 35 or more
RVP to leave Arsenal by the start of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
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