Didier No Longer Top Drog But You Bet He Will Stay In January

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 Hill’s 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. Palace’s 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 Hill’s 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 England’s best prospect in this tournament and are 9/1 favourites to win the tournament.

Carling Cup:

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

Europa League:

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

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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