The Televised Game Of Weekend Premier League – Aston Villa v Liverpool live on Sky Sports at 4:00pm on Sunday 31st March Game of the weekend this week comes from Villa Park when Aston villa search for precious points to ease relegation worries against Champions league outsiders Liverpool. Firstly, here are […]Read more
Luton v Millwall Giant killers Luton became the first non-league side to beat Premier League opposition in the FA Cup with their dramatic win over Norwich City in the last round. With home advantage against Championship opponents, the Hatters will be anticipating another positive result but Millwall won’t make it easy. The Lions may have […]Read more
A couple of free football tips today courtesy of ex bookmaker Phil from the football bets service. As you can see Phil is a man of few words. His advices are based on his assessment of true odds versus odds available at the bookmakers. If you want to read waffle about football, buy a newspaper. […]Read more
Saturday Soccer Betting Tip Our free soccer tip this weekend come from ex bookmaker Phil at the Football Bets website. You can read a bit more about Phil’s general philosophy in an online copy of an interview he gave see ==> Odds Compiler As you can see from his message below he actually has four […]Read more
Andy Carroll is now 8/13 to leave Liverpool this summer and Newcastle have moved firmly to the top of the pile to be his next club. William Hill have made the Magpies odds-on to sign their former player at 8/11. Sam Allardyce has made no secret of his desire to sign Carroll and he is 7/2 to lure him to West Ham. Other teams in the running include Aston Villa and Fulham at 9/1 and AC Milan at 12/1.
Newcastle appear ready to break their transfer record to get the man that they sold just 18 months ago and it is starting to look more and more likely that Andy Carroll is on his way, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Dimitar Berbatov has stated his assertion that he needs to be playing first team football and may have to move to get it. Malaga are the 7/4 favourites to sign him, although West Ham, are offered at 9/4 after they reportedly made an offer for the striker. Galatasaray have reportedly shown some interest in signing him, while AC Milan may look to replace Ibrahimovic with the mercurial United player. They are 5/1 and 8/1 respectively.
The UEFA Player of the Year shortlist was announced yesterday with a surprising nomination. Leslie Davies, the Bangor City forward. He is 1000/1 for the award but the main runners come from Spain. Lionel Messi is 6/5 for the award with his Barcelona team mate Andres Iniesta is 9/4.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is 8/1 despite firing Real Madrid to La Liga glory. Xavi is 12/1 after winning the Euros with Spain and Euro 2012 finalist and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is 14/1.
Berbatov next club: 7/4 Malaga; 9/4 West Ham; 5/1 Galatasaray; 8/1 AC Milan; 10/1 QPR; 12/1 Bayer Leverkusen; 12/1 PSG; 12/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Inter Milan; 16/1 Borussia Dortmund; 25/1 Anzhi Makhachkala; 25/1 Chelsea; 33/1 Liverpool; 33/1 Newcastle; 40/1 Manchester City
Andy Carroll next club: 8/11 Newcastle; 7/2 West Ham; 9/1 Aston Villa; 9/1 Fulham; 12/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Malaga; 20/1 Arsenal; 20/1 PSG; 20/1 Tottenham; 25/1 BAR
Andy Carroll to still be at Liverpool on the first day of 2012/13 season: 8/13 no; 6/5 yes
UEFA Player of The Year: 6/5 L Messi, 9/4 A Iniesta, 8/1 C Ronaldo, 12/1 Xavi, 14/1 A Pirlo, 1000/1 L Davies
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Euro 2012 is not even past the group stages yet but the fixtures for the new season of the Premier League have been announced with champions Manchester City starting their defence with a home game against newly promoted Southampton, who are 11/1 to pull off a shock.
City are 1/7 for an opening day victory at the Etihad Stadium whilst cross city and title rivals United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton. United are 8/11 to pick up the victory with Everton at 3/1. The Manchester double is 19/20.
With Southampton facing a taxing trip to Manchester, Reading and West Ham stay at home. Reading are 7/5 for a victory against Tony Pulis and Stoke City whilst Sam Allardyces West Ham United host Paul Lamberts Aston Villa. The Hammers are 7/5, with Lamberts Villa 8/5 to win their first game with their new boss. William Hill are offering 66/1 for all three newly promoted clubs to win on the opening day.
Brendan Rodgers takes charge of his first Liverpool game at the Hawthorns. West Brom have never won an opening day fixture in the Premier League but are 11/5 to buck that trend against Liverpool. Rodgers and Liverpool are 1/1 to pick up all three points. It is 7/1 that both Liverpool and Everton win.
Elsewhere, Chelsea (1/2) travel to Wigan (5/1), QPR (1/1) host Michael Laudrups Swansea (11/5), Newcastle (7/5) play Tottenham (8/5) at St James Park, Sunderland (15/2) open at the Emirates against Arsenal (1/4) and Fulham (4/6) host Norwich (16/5).
Man City are favourites to be champions again at 11/8. United are 5/2 with Chelsea at 9/2. Reading are 10/11 for relegation, Southampton are 5/4 with West Ham, Wigan and Norwich at 13/8.
1/4 Arsenal, 19/5 Draw, 15/2 Sunderland
3/1 Everton, 12/5 Draw, 8/11 Manchester United
4/6 Fulham, 5/2 Draw, 16/5 Norwich City
1/7 Manchester City, 5/1 Draw, 11/1 Southampton
7/5 Newcastle, 21/10 Draw, 8/5 Tottenham Hotspur
1/1 Queens Park Rangers, 11/5 Draw, 11/5 Swansea City
7/5 Reading, 21/10 Draw, 8/5 Stoke City
11/5 West Bromwich Albion, 11/5 Draw, 1/1 Liverpool
7/5 West Ham United, 21/10 Draw, 8/5 Aston Villa
5/1 Wigan Athletic, 12/5 Draw, 1/2 Chelsea
Mersey Side Double (Everton and Liverpool to win): 7/1
Manchester Double (Manchester City and Manchester United to win): 19/20
Promotion Treble (Southampton, Reading and West Ham to win): 66/1
Premier League 2012/13 Outright: 11/8 Manchester City, 5/2 Manchester United, 9/2 Chelsea, 6/1 Arsenal, 25/1 Tottenham Hotspur, 33/1 Liverpool, 125/1 Newcastle, 250/1 Everton, 750/1 Fulham, 1000/1 Sunderland, 1000/1 Aston Villa, 1000/1 Stoke City, 1000/1 Queens Park Rangers, 1500/1 Southampton, 2000/1 West Ham United, 2500/1 Norwich City, 2500/1 Swansea City, 2500/1 West Bromwich Albion, 3000/1 Wigan Athletic, 3000/1 Reading.
Premier League 2012/13 Relegation: 10/11 Reading, 5/4 Southampton, 13/8 West Ham United, 13/8 Wigan Athletic, 13/8 Norwich City, 7/4 Swansea City, 9/2 West Bromwich Albion, 5/1 Queens Park Rangers, 7/1 Stoke City, 7/1 Aston Villa, 12/1 Fulham, 12/1 Sunderland, 20/1 Everton, 50/1 Newcastle United, 80/1 Liverpool, 250/1 Tottenham Hotspur, 1000/1 Chelsea, 1000/1 Arsenal, 2500/1 Manchester City, 2500/1 Manchester United.
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Grant Holt looks even more certain to be leaving Norwich after West Ham made an offer for him and William Hill make him 4/7 to join Sam Allardyces side, 11/8 to join former manager, Paul Lambert at Aston Villa and 9/1 to stay at Carrow Road. With Aston Villa now having confirmed Lambert as their manager and given the Villains recent propensity to only keep their managers for the one season, Hills are offering 5/2 that the former Norwich man is not in charge on the first day of the 2013/14 season. Lambert is 1/9 to take Villa to a higher position than their 16th position that they finished under Alex McLeish.
Lambert is a fantastic manager and we fully expect him to lead Villa up the table next year, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. He did have some good players at his disposal at Carrow Road and he could be joined by one of his old cohorts at Villa Park should West Ham not bag Grant Holt.
Hills make Chris Hughton the 5/4 favourite to replace Lambert, with Malky Macky 7/4 and Steve Bruce 3/1.
Who will Grant Holt be playing for at the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season: 4/7 West Ham; 11/8 Aston Villa; 9/1 Norwich; 12/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Everton; 20/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Stoke; 33/1 Newcastle; 33/1 Fulham; 40/1 Liverpool
Paul Lambert to still be at Villa on the start of the 2013/14 season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no
Aston Villa to finish higher than 2011/12 season: 1/9 Higher than 16th; 5/1 lower than 16th; 9/1 Finish 16th
Next permanent Norwich manager: 5/4 Chris Hughton; 7/4 Malky Mackay; 3/1 Steve Bruce; 6/1 Lee Clark; 6/1 Tim Sherwood; 10/1 Ian Culverhouse; 12/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 14/1 Gus Poyet; 14/1 Ala Curbishley; 14/1Gianfranco Zola; 14/1 Ian Holloway; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; 16/1 Mick McCarthy; 25/1 BAR
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Paul Lambert looks set to leave Norwich and William Hill offer 5/4 that Chris Hughton gets the job, while Malky Mackay is 7/4 with Steve Bruce 3/1. Grant Holt looks like he could be another person heading for the exit door at Carrow Road and Hills make Sunderland the 13/8 favourites to attract the powerful forward with Aston Villa 15/8. Hills have cut the price of Norwich being relegated, given the current turmoil, from 7/4 to 13/8.
Holt and Lambert were instrumental in the meteoric rise for Norwich in recent times and their departures could catalyse a downturn in fortunes for the Canaries, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
England take on Belgium at Wembley on Saturday where Eden Hazard will be showcasing his talents on UK soil and Hills offer 6/1 that he outscores his new Chelsea teammates (Cole Cahill and Terry) during the game.
Andy Carroll had a brilliant opportunity to add to his single goal for England against Norway and Hills are now betting on how the Liverpool targetman will find the net. 4/5 favourite is that he bags a goal with his left foot and 6/4 he does so with a header. Carroll is 7/2 to open the scoring against Belgium and 10/11 to score anytime during the match.
Next Norwich manager: 5/4 Chris Hughton; 7/4 Malky Mackay; 3/1 Steve Bruce; 6/1 Tim Sherwood; 10/1 Lee Clark; 10/1 Ian Culverhouse; 12/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 14/1 Gus Poyet; 14/1 Alan Curbishley; 14/1 Gianfranco Zola; 14/1 Ian Holloway; 16/1 BAR
Grant Holt next club: 13/8 Sunderland; 15/8 Aston Villa; 7/1 West Ham; 12/1 Everton; 16/1 Newcastle; 16/1 Stoke; 16/1 Swansea; 20/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Fulham; 33/1 Liverpool
Eden Hazard vs Terry, Cahill and Cole (goals): 6/1 Hazard; 9/2 Terry, Cahill, Cole; 1/4 Tie
*All four players must start the match or bets void
Tale of two cities: City and United players vs Everton and Liverpool players (goals vs Belgium): 5/6 City & United; 5/6 Liverpool & Everton
How will Andy Carroll score his next England goal: 4/5 left foot shot (not inc Penalty or Free kick); 6/4 Header; 2/1 Right foot shot (not including Penalty or free kick); 12/1 Penalty; 25/1 Free Kick
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After Brendan Rodgers turned down a move to Liverpool, William Hill now make Roberto Martinez Even money favourite to get the job on a permanent basis. Former Chelsea boss, Andre Villas Boas, is 4/1 with Rafa Benitez the 8/1 third favourite.
There are many who would think that when you get offered a job t Liverpool you take it, but it seems that no one informed Brendan Rodgers of this and it now seems like Martinez is a shoo in for the job, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
After a sizeable gamble on Thursday, that saw Ole Gunnar Solksjaer backed in from 20/1 to 6/4 to be the next permanent Aston Villa manger, William Hill now make the Norweigian former United player, 1/10 red hot favourite to get the job.
The gamble on Solksjaer has not abated and there are people backing him like he already has his feet under the table, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
With Chelsea playing in the Champions League on Saturday, Roberto Di Matteo will be hoping that whatever happens he will be offered the Chelsea job and Hills agree, offering 4/7 that he gets the job on a permanent basis, with Fabio Capello the 2/1 second favourite. After battiling for the last few years in La Liga, Mourinho and Guardiola are 11/2 for the gig.
Next Permanent Liverpool manager: 1/1 Roberto Martinez; 4/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Frank Rijkaard; 12/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 BAR
Next permanent Chelsea manager: 4/7 Roberto Di Matteo; 2/1 Fabio Capello; 11/2 Pep Guardiola; 11/2 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 10/1 Laurent Blanc; 10/1 Rafa Benitez; 14/1 BAR
Next permanent Aston Villa manager: 1/10 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 13/2 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Kevin MacDonld; 20/1 BAR
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AVB To Swap Blue For Red? Golden Summer For Becks? 150/1 Owen To Chester…
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been the subject of a massive nationwide gamble to become the next Aston Villa manager and subsequently his price has crashed from 20/1 to 6/4 favourite in just over an hour. Despite his price collapsing, punters were still desperate to back the former United striker. Paul Lambert is the 2/1 second favourite, having been favourite for most of the time since Alex McLeish was sacked, while Roberto Martinez is 5/1.
Solskjaer has Premier League pedigree as a player and has proved himself to be quite an efficient manager in his homeland and our punters think that he may now be ready to take the leap into the Premier League, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Rio Ferdinand was left out of Roy Hodgsons Euro squad and William Hill make the Manchester United defender 8/13 to never play for England again (6/5 he does). John Terry is 1/4 to start Englands first Euros match against France, with Gary Cahill 1/2, Phil Jones 7/4 and Joleon Lescott 2/1.
Rio Ferdinand has been one of Englands finest defenders over the last decade or so but it now seems that the sun has set on his international career, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Roy Hodgson named his England squad on Wednesday and since the former West Brom manager took over, Hills have seen plenty of support for the Three Lions at the European Championships. Despite the very recent change in personnel, our punters appear to have faith in Roy who has the experience to stabilise the squad after a tumultuous few months, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
As things stand, Andre Villas-Boas is the 5/4 favourite to take the reins at Liverpool with Roberto Martinez 5/2 and Brendan Rodgers 5/1. Whoever takes the job at Liverpool will have seriously big boots to fill, but AVB has pedigree despite his not so happy time at Chelsea and he looks like he may be the man to do the job, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
David Beckham is currently in Athens receiving the Olympic torch and Lord Coe has said it would be fantastic if he represented Team GB at the Games. William Hill think that Seb may well get his wish, offering 4/7 that he is present at the London Games as a competitor (5/4 he is not). He is only slightly longer, at 4/6 to start GBs first match in London indicating that should he go, he will certainly be there to play and not just make up the numbers. GB are 5/1 to win gold in the Olympic Football.
David Beckham has almost usurped Lord Coe as the face of the London Games and we think his efforts will be rewarded by representing Team GB in the summer, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Chelsea are currently preparing for the Champions League Final and William Hill are offering 7/2 that the Blues lift the trophy and Roberto Di Matteo is offered the managers position on a permanent basis. He is 9/4 to get the job if Chelsea lose in the Final although the most likely outcome is that Chelsea lose the Final and Di Matteo fails to get the job.
Michael Owen has been released by Manchester United and Hills reckon that the sharpshooter could be on his way to Stoke City, offering them at 9/2 to be Owens next club, although Everton could be waiting in the wings at 6/1 and Aston Villa 7/1. Should he decide to follow in his fathers footsteps, he is 150/1 to play for Chester FC, his boyhood club.
Despite not quite fitting the bill at United, Owen showed in flashes that he is still a competent player and there will be no lack of suitors for him to have his pick of, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Rio Ferdinand to play for England again: 6/5 yes; 8/13 no
David Beckham Specials
Make The GB Olympic Squad 4/7 Yes, 5/4 No
Play GBs First Game 4/6 Yes, 11/10 No
GB to win the tournament 5/1
Chelsea & Di Matteo Specials
Chelsea win CL & RDM TO get the job 7/2
Chelsea win CL & RDM NOT get the job 13/2
Chelsea to lose CL & RDM TO get the job 9/4
Chelsea to lose CL & RDM NOT get the job 10/11
Next Liverpool manager: 5/4 Andre Villas Boas; 7/2 Roberto Martinez; 5/1 Brendan Rodgers; 7/1 Frank Rijkaard; 8/1 Rafael Benitez; 9/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 BAR
Michael Owens next club: 9/2 Stoke; 6/1 Everton; 7/1 Aston Villa; 9/1 Swansea; 10/1 Wigan; 16/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Blackpool; 16/1 Brighton; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Sheffield Wednesday; 25/1 Bolton; 25/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Leicester; 25/1 Blackburn; 33/1 Leeds; 33/1 Wolves; 33/1 Burnley; 66/1 Tranmere; 150/1 Chester FC
Next Aston Villa Manager: 6/4 Solskjaer; 2/1 Lambert; 5/1 Martinez; 10/1 Mick McCarty; 14/1 Simon Grayson; 16/1 Hughton; Ranieri; Poyet; K Macdonald; McDermott…others on request
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