With uncertainty surrounding the Chelsea future of Didier Drogba, William Hill think that he will stay at the club during the January transfer window offering 2/5 that he is still there on the 1st February 2012 (7/4 that he moves during that period).
Drogba has long been the main targetman for Chelsea, however his position as top dog is under threat from some of the younger pups, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. Saying that, however, we do not think that he will bolt for the exit in January.
Palace Travel To Old Trafford And Wednesday Europa Prices
Crystal Palace head to Old Trafford on Wednesday with the hosts 1/4 favourites with William Hill to secure a victory and the Eagles a massive 12/1 to spring an upset. With the hosts such firm favourites, Hills are offering a market on how many goals the home side will score and make two the 11/4 favourite followed by three at 3/1 but should the flood gates open, Hills make seven or more goals 33/1. Palaces Wilfried Zaha has drawn comparisons to Lionel Messi but Hills think he has a long way to go before realising that potential and he is 4/1 to play for England before the 2014 World Cup. Zaha is 6/1 to score anytime and 16/1 to open the scoring at Old Trafford.
Zaha will have the ultimate platform to showcase his talents although, we ultimately think that he (and his team) will struggle to score, let alone win, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Birmingham and Spurs are both taking part in the Europa League on Wednesday and while Birmingham are outsiders to win away in Braga (at 5/1) but Spurs are 2/5 to defeat PAOK Salonika at White Hart Lane. Spurs still represent Englands best prospect in this tournament and are 9/1 favourites to win the tournament.
1/4 Manchester United; 12/1 Crystal Palace; 9/2 Draw
To Qualify: 1/16 Manchester United; 7/1 Crystal Palace
How many goals will Manchester United Score: 15/2 none; 7/2 one; 11/4 two; 3/1 three; 6/1 four; 10/1 five; 20/1 six; 33/1 seven or more
Wilfried Zaha to play for England before the start of the 2014 World Cup: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no
Spurs Stage of Elimination: 7/2 group stage; 7/2 last 32; 4/1 last 16; 5/1 quarter final; 13/2 semi final; 9/1 runner up; 9/1 winner
Birmingham Stage of Elimination: 11/10 group stage; 2/1 last 32; 4/1 last 16; 10/1 quarter final; 25/1 semi final; 33/1 runner up; 50/1 winner
2/5 Spurs; 7/1 PAOK Salonika; 10/3 Draw
11/20 Braga; 5/1 Birmingham; 3/1 Draw
Europa League Outright: 9/1 Tottenham; 10/1 PSG; 10/1 Atletico; 14/1 Schalke; 14/1 PSV; 14/1 Stoke; 20/1 Lazio; 20/1 Udinese; 25/1 Braga; 25/1 Twente; 28/1 Fulham; 33/1 BAR
Other Brit sides: 50/1 Birmingham; 100/1 Celtic
Furthest progressing Brit side: 15/8 Tottenham; 2/1 Stoke; 9/4 Fulham; 9/1 Celtic; 10/1 Birmingham
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