With UEFA saying that they may not introduce goal-line technology in their competitions, even if it is given the green light by FIFA in June, William Hill are offering 2/7 that the 2014/15 Champions League kicks off without goal-line technology in place (5/2 they have it). Hills go 10/3 about it being implemented in the Premier League by the first day of the 2012/13 season (1/5 it is not).
Hills are offering 2/1 that goal-line technology is used during the World Cup in Brazil (4/11 that it is not).
First League to stage a League game with goal-line technology: 13/8 SPL; 11/4 EPL; 4/1 Bundesliga; 11/2 La Liga; 7/1 Ligue 1; 8/1 Serie A; 10/1 Eredivisie
Managerial Merry Go Round As England Look Set To Announce New Manager After Season
Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea and Tottenham are the four teams contesting the FA Cup semi finals but despite their relative successes in that competition, William Hill offer 6/4 that two of the four managers in charge (Redknapp, Di Matteo, Moyes, Dalglish) will have left their clubs by the start of next season. Harry Redknapp is one of those managers and he is 1/4 favourite to become the next England manager, with Roy Hodgson 4/1, Stuart Pearce 6/1 and Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola both 12/1. Hills are now offering odds on when the next permanent England boss has his first official press conference and go 8/15 that it is after the end of this season but before the start of the European Championships.
England will be wary of disrupting any sides season and so may well wait until after the season to make their announcement, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Hills have pushed out the odds of Roberto Di Matteo becoming the next permanent Chelsea manager from 11/4 to 10/3 despite his strong start in the hot seat. Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite with Pep Guardiola 9/2. Chelsea are 1/6 to qualify for the Champions League semi finals and 8/1 to win the competition. They are 25/1 to win both the Champions League and the FA Cup (for which they are 9/4 to win).
How many FA Cup Semi Managers still in their jobs on the first day of next season: 6/1 none or one; 6/4 two; 11/10 three; 7/1 all four
*for purposes of bet Roberto Di Matteo is current Chelsea manager
When will Fabio Capellos permanent replacement have their first official press conference as England manager:
2/1 before the end of Premier League season
8/15 between end of Premier League season and first England Euro match
20/1 during Euro 2012
11/2 after Euro 2012
FA Cup Winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Liverpool; 9/4 Tottenham; 7/2 Everton
Next permanent Chelsea manager: 9/4 Jose Mourinho; 10/3 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/2 Pep Guardiola; 7/1 Laurent Blanc; 8/1 Joachim Low; 8/1 Rafael Benitez; 10/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 20/1 BAR
Next permanent England manager: 1/4 Harry Redknapp; 4/1 Roy Hodgson; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 12/1 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Pep Guardiola; 20/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Martin ONeill; 33/1 Guus Hiddink; 33/1 Rafa Benitez; 40/1 Alan Pardew; 50/1 Gareth Southgate; 50/1 Sam Allardyce; 50/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 50/1 Mark Hughes; 50/1 Chris Hughton; 50/1 Alan Shearer; 50/1 Louis van Gaal; 50/1 Glenn Hoddle; 50/1 Nigel Adkins; 50/1 Steve Bruce; 50/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 50/1 Tony Pulis; 50/1 Paul Lambert; 50/1 Terry Venables; 66/1 BAR
Chelsea stage of elimination (Champs League): 1/2 semi final; 7/2 quarter final; 6/1 runner up; 8/1 winner
FA Cup semi finals 90 minutes:
11/10 Liverpool; 21/10 Everton; 21/10 draw
6/4 Tottenham; 6/4 Chelsea; 21/10 draw
FA Cup semi finals to qualify:
4/7 Liverpool; 5/4 Everton
5/6 Tottenham; 5/6 Chelsea
To lift the FA Cup: 8/13 any London team; 6/5 any Merseyside team
25/1 Chelsea to win Champions League and FA Cup
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