Premier League: Brotherly Love Or Sibling Rivalry?

John Arne Riise joined Fulham early on Wednesday and joined his brother, Bjorn Helge. The Riises became the fourth set of brothers playing together in the Premier League and Hills make them 7/2 to start the most games between them. The Toure brothers lead the market at 5/6 while the da Silva brothers are 2/1. The Ameobis are the 12/1 outsiders.

“With four sets of siblings strutting their stuff in the Premier League, it looks like the Toures will rule the roost much like the Klitschkos while the Ameobis may as well be renamed the Chuckle brothers,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The first manager to go market has been particularly volatile during this close season with gambles seeing Neil Warnock and Sir Alex Ferguson’s odds slashed from 16/1 and 40/1 respectively to 11/4 and 12/1.

“We have so far seen two heavy gambles on both Warnock and Sir Alex to be the first to leave their jobs and now the dust has settled, the QPR boss is the favourite to go and appears to be under pressure even though no ball has been kicked in anger this season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Samir Nasri started Arsenal’s first pre-season match of the season on the bench and William Hill offer 4/6 that he has left the club by the first game of the 2011/12 season. He is 11/10 to stay at the Emirates. Should Samir Nasri leave, it looks as though Manchester City will be his likely destination, offered at 8/13, while Manchester United are 6/5. His team mate, Cesc Fabregas is 2/5 to have left the club by the end of the Summer transfer window.

Premier League Brothers:

Most Combined Starts: 5/6 Toures; 2/1 Da Silvas; 5/2 Riise; 8/1 Ameobis

Most Combined Cards: 6/4 Toures; 13/8 Da Silvas; 5/2 Riise; 8/1 Ameobis

First Premier League Manager to leave: 11/4 Neil Warnock; 7/2 Steve Kean; 9/1 Mick McCarthy; 10/1 Steve Bruce; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 12/1 Owen Coyle; 12/1 Roberto Martinez; 12/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 16/1 David Moyes; 16/1 Alan Pardew; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Alex McLeish; 33/1 Paul Lambert; 33/1 Arsene Wenger; 33/1 Martin Jol; 40/1 Roy Hodgson; 66/1 Andre Villas Boas; 66/1 Kenny Dalglish; 66/1 Tony Pulis; 100/1 No Manager to leave

Samir Nasri To Be Gone By First Game Of Next Season: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no

Cesc Fabregas to be gone by the end of the Transfer Window: 2/5 yes; 7/4 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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