Hatem Has Arfa Chance Of Getting Goal Of The Season…is Motd’s Dream Team On The Way Out?

Hatem Ben Arfa scored one of the goals of the season for Newcastle against Bolton on Monday although William Hill think that his effort still falls some way behind Peter Crouch’s effort vs Manchester City. Crouch is 4/7 to win Match of the Day’s annual Goal of the season competition, with Ben Arfa 6/1. Hills also offer 15/8 about any other goal winning the accolade.

“With Ben Arfa and a couple of screamers from Robin van Persie this season, there is nothing to say it is a Crouchy certainty, but he has set quite the benchmark,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With rumours suggesting that the current Match of the Day ‘dream team’ of Lineker, Lawrenson and Hansen may be squeezed out to make way for younger blood, Hills are offering 7/1 that none of them return to the studio next season, it is however, 4/9 that they all return.

2/1 For Balotelli AND Mancini To Have Left By Next Season

Hills are offering 2/1 that both Mancini and Balotelli will have left Manchester City by the start of next season, 1/1 that just one of them will still be there and 9/4 that they are both still there.

They also offer 4/7 that Mancini will still be there (5/4 he has gone) and 8/13 that Balotelli has gone (6/5 he is still there).

“Mancini has shown his forgiving side in dealing with Carlos Tevez, but Balotelli may well have pushed his manager over the edge,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Match of the Day Goal of the Season: 4/7 Peter Crouch; 6/1 Hatem Ben Arfa; 15/8 Any other player

How many of Lineker, Hansen and Lawrenson will be on MOTD next season: 7/1 none; 2/1 one or two; 4/9 three

Top goalscorer: 1/7 Robin van Persie; 4/1 Wayne Rooney

Top four finish: 1/14 Arsenal; 8/15 Tottenham; 7/4 Chelsea; 10/3 Newcastle

Winner without Manchester United and Manchester City: 1/6 Arsenal; 4/1 Tottenham; 10/1 Chelsea; 20/1 Newcastle

Will Mancini and Balotelli still be at Manchester City next season: 2/1 both gone; 9/4 both still there; 1/1 One gone

Balotelli still at Manchester City at the start of next season: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no

Mancini still at Manchester City at the start of next season: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no

LMA Manager of the Year: 6/4 Alan Pardew; 13/8 Brendan Rodgers; 7/2 Paul Lambert; 11/1 David Moyes; 12/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 33/1 Harry Redknapp; 33/1 Roy Hodgson; 33/1 Steve Kean; 40/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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