Community Shield: Pressure On Di Matteo Already

Manchester City are the 4/6 favourites to lift the Community Shield on Sunday with William Hill also making the League Champions 2/5 to finish higher than Chelsea in the League this season. Roberto Di Matteo worked wonders towards the end of last season, however with a Pep Guardiola shaped shadow hanging over him, Hill’s offer 11/10 that he has left Stamford Bridge by the end of the season and the former Barca boss is 14/1 to be sat on the bench for Chelsea’s final game of the season.

“The Community Shield enables sides to get one over on their prospective title rivals but we think that if Chelsea lose this one, the pressure could be on Di Matteo already,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Formerly known as the Charity Shield, Hills offer 7/2 that there is no charity and that a red card is shown during the match.

Community Shield:

90 minutes: 5/4 Man City; 11/5 Chelsea; 23/10 Draw

To lift the trophy: 4/6 Man City; 11/10 Chelsea

First scorer: 5/1 Aguero; 11/2 Tevez; 11/2 Balotelli; 6/1 Torres; 6/1 Dzeko; 7/1 Hazard; 8/1 Sturridge; 8/1 Silva; 9/1 Nasri; 9/1 Lampard; 10/1 BAR

7/2 Red card to be shown during the match

Who will finish higher in the Premier League: City/Chelsea – 2/5 City 7/4 Chelsea

Roberto Di Matteo to last the season? Yes – 4/6 No – 11/10

Pep Guardiola to be Chelsea manager to be in charge of Chelsea for the final game of the season – ***MUST BE ON BENCH FOR FINAL GAME*** – 14/1

Roberto Mancini to be in charge of City for the last game of the season? – Yes 1/9 no – 5/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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Quarter Final Chaos: William Hill Specials

The last two quarter finals are to be played over the weekend as the top two from Groups C and D come head to head. Spain are 4/5 for a 90 minute victory over Group D runners up France whilst England and Italy cannot be separated at 9/5 each in 90 minutes and 10/11 each for qualification.

Spain have been dominant in possession in this tournament and face a France team who’s confidence may well be in tatters after the final group game defeat to Sweden. Spain are 11/4 to have 71% or more of the possession with William Hill. It is 6/4 they have between 61% and 70%, 5/4 that they have 51%-60% and 6/1 that they lose their touch and have under 50% of the ball.

Fernando Torres has filled the striker’s role in the last two matches for Spain but Cesc Fabregas started the first game in an advanced position and has two goals to his name. William Hill are betting on specials if he were to come from the bench. He is 2/1 to come off the bench and score, 9/2 to come off the bench and be booked and 33/1 he gets a red card after coming on.

France are a big price at 2/1 to qualify considering they were highly fancied at the beginning of the tournament. Mexes is banned so Koscielny comes in. The 90 minutes draw is 23/10 with the game 11/2 to go to penalties.

England play Italy in the final game of the last eight on Sunday and Wiliam Hill are finding it difficult to split them. With both camps talking about penalties it seems as though that could is the way Hill’s are heading too. It is 19/10 for the draw and 9/2 for the match to go to penalties.

Steven Gerrard and James Milner are 9/2 favourites to be the first England player’s to miss from the spot if they get to penalty shoot outs. John Terry is 6/1 after a famous miss in Moscow in 2008.

There has been a lot of coverage over Mario Balotelli leading up to this encounter and the stormy Italian has provoked some specials from William Hill.

If he is to start he is 4/6 to be substituted before anything else. He is 5/2 to be booked ahead of 3/1 to finish the match and 10/3 to score. The Manchester City striker is 25/1 to be sent off.

He is also 11/4 to score more goals than Wayne Rooney in the game, it is 8/13 they score the same amount and 5/2 that Rooney wins that battle of the Manchester based strikers.
Match Result (To Qualify): 4/5 Spain (4/11), 23/10 Draw, 4/1 France (2/1)
11/2 Match to go to penalties
Cesc Fabregas Specials:
What Will Happen First? (Bets void if Fabregas Starts)
2/1 Come off the bench and score
9/2 Come off the bench and receive a yellow card
33/1 Come off the bench and be sent off
Spain possession Vs France
6/1 Under 50%
5/4 51-60%
6/4 61-70%
11/4 71+%
Match Result (To Qualify): 9/5 England (10/11), 19/10 Draw, 9/5 Italy (10/11)
Mario Balotelli Specials:
What Will Balotelli do first? (Bets void if Balotelli doesn’t start)
4/6 To be substituted
5/2 To be Booked
3/1 Finish the Match
10/3 Score
25/1 Be sent Off
Rooney Vs Balotelli Goals Match Bet? (Both players must start or bets Void)
5/2 Rooney
8/13 Tie
11/4 Balotelli
First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout: (Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.)
9/2 Steven Gerrard, 9/2 James Milner, 5/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 John Terry, 6/1 Any Other, 7/1 Ashley Cole, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 8/1 Ashley Young, 9/1 Scott Parker, 10/ Danny Welbeck, 12/1 Theo Walcott, 14/1 Joleon Lescott, 20/1 Joe Hart
9/2 Match to go to penalties

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Phone: 02089183981

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England Defensive? 12/1 To Be Tournament’s Top Scorers

William Hill have almost £1 million liabilities on England winning the Euros and after Friday’s thrilling victory over Sweden, look like they will at least qualify for the quarter finals – meaning that by the time they kick off against Ukraine, that liability could well be into seven figures. England are 2/7 to qualify from Group D and 2/1 to win the group. The Three Lions are 10/1 to win the tournament.

After their one goal apiece against Sweden Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll are both 3/1 to be England’s leading scorers at the Euros, while with four goals already, England are 12/1 to be the tournament’s leading scorers. Wayne Rooney is 1/20 to return against the Ukraine and Hills make his 2/1 that he scores one goal, 10/1 two and 33/1 three or more.

“England threw off the defensive shackles that Roy Hodgson’s sides have shown in the past and the last 20 minutes showed that England can attack with the best and we think they could now prove a few people wrong (including Laurent Blanc) and be the tournament’s top scorers,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite the victory, John Terry did not have his best game in an England shirt and he is 9/2 to fail to start against Ukraine while James Milner is 9/4 to be dropped to the bench.

England top goalscorer: 3/1 Danny Welbeck; 3/1 Andy Carroll; 11/2 Theo Walcott; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Joleon Lescott; 10/1 Ashley Young; 14/1 BAR

Match odds: 23/20 England; 5/2 Ukraine; 11/5 Draw

To start vs Ukraine: 5/6 Carroll; 5/6 Welbeck; 1/20 Rooney

How many will Rooney score vs Ukraine: 2/5 none; 2/1 exactly one; 10/1 exactly two; 33/1 three or more

John Terry to start vs Ukraine: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

James Milner to start vs Ukraine: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Group D winner: 8/15 France; 2/1 England; 6/1 Ukraine

To qualify from Group D (not to): 1/200 France (25/1); 2/7 England (5/2); 5/2 Ukraine (2/7)

England to be the highest scoring team in the tournament: 12/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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Sunday – Monday Prem Specials


HENRY OFF BENCH TO SCORE AGAIN…William Hill offer 7/2 that Thierry Henry will come off the bench to score as he did against Leeds, when Arsenal play Swansea this weekend.(Stakes refunded if he starts or doesn’t come on) He’s Evens to score if he starts.
Hills are betting on how many goals Henry will score for Arsenal during his loan spell and go 5/2 – 1; 7/2 – 2; 7/2 – 3; 10/3 – 4; 2/1 – 5+.
HENRY is 6/4 with Hills to shave off his beard before he finishes his loan spell, 1/2 not to, and 3/1 to opt for the moustache option!He’s 9/2 to score v Spurs during his current loan spell and 4/1 to play for Arsenal next season at any time.

Wigan v Man City1/1
Newcastle v QPR2/1
Swansea v Arsenal9/4

Man City11/8

Man City5/2

Total red cards
Two or more11/2
**Hat-trick scored – 7/2


Further information…..graham sharpe…..07803233702

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Henry, Keepers, Warnock


WILLIAM HIL offer 33/1 that any keeper will score in any of the this weekend’s (Sat,Sun,Mon) FA Cup games.

Thierry 3/1 to come on and score, but:

WITH Thierry Henry likely to return to the Arsenal team for their FA Cup match against Leeds on Monday, William Hill offer 1/ 2 that he will extend his amazing run of scoring against Leeds in the last five games he has played against them, if he starts – and 3/1 that he is on target coming on as sub, should he start on the bench. ‘Henry has a prolific scoring record against Leeds and it would appear to be written in the stars that he should score on his return to the club’ said ill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill believe Thierry Henry has the same chance of scoring NO goals during his two month spell at Arsenal as he has of scoring three or more in his time there, quoting 2/1 about each eventuality – but they make him an 8/1 chance to strike a blow for the Gunners against their deadly rivals Sputrs, by netting against them. ‘Many punters will be convinced there is an inevitability about Henry returning to haunt Spurs’ added Sharpe.

HENRY TO SCORE V LEEDS – 1/ 2 (if starting); 3/1 if coming on as substitute. 9/4 to score 1st goal; 9/4 last goal; 9/4 two or more; 10/1 hat trick.

HENRY ARSENAL GOALS (1ST team competitive games)
NONE 2/1
ONE 11/4
TWO 3/1


NEIL WARNOCK has been cut from 11/2 to 5/2 second favourite by William Hill to be the next Premier League boss to leave his club. ‘His outbursts are becoming ever more outspoken ,Rangers are slipping into relegation trouble, and we’ve started to see cash for him to be the next to go’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. Hills offer 8/11 that Warnock will still be Rangers’ boss on the first day of next season,Evens not.
Steve Kean is 6/5 favourite to be the next boss out with Hills who also offer 7/2 AVB/Coyle; 8/1 McLeish; 12/1 McCarthy; 16/1 no more to go this season. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twitter- @sharpeangle

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Topsy Turvey Torres Tipped To Start Tomorrow

Fernando Torres was axed by Vincente Del Bosque for Spain’s victory midweek and Andre Villas-Boas has claimed he will not hesitate to drop the striker should his poor club form continue. Bookies, William Hill are offering odds on which will be the first game that he finds himself on the bench (or worse). He is 9/2 to miss Saturday’s match against Sunderland and 11/2 to miss the match against Leverkusen midweek. Torres is 14/1 to fail to start any of the next three games.

“Torres is certainly under pressure to start scoring, but the odds certainly indicate that he will be given a few more starts in order to find his form,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are also betting on how many Premiership goals Torres will get this season and make the favourite between six and 10 at 2/1. The days when Torres used to score 20 plus goals a season seem a long way away at the moment, but he is 8/1 to bag over 20 this season. He is 11/10 to get his first Premier League goal of the season against Sunderland and 7/2 that it comes against Manchester United.

Next Premier League Goal: 11/10 Sunderland; 7/2 Manchester United; 4/1 Swansea; 9/1 Bolton; 14/1 Everton; 4/1 None of these five fixtures

Total Premier League Starts: 10/11 21-30; 7/4 Over 30; 4/1 11-20; 12/1 under 10

Total Premier League Goals: 2/1 6-10; 11/4 0-5; 3/1 11-15; 9/2 16-20; 8/1 20+

To Start

Vs Sunderland: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Vs Leverkusen: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no

Vs Manchester United: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

14/1 Start none of these matches

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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William Hill Spurs V A C Specials

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Bale 13/8 to finish if he starts:

William Hill offer 7/2 that at least one red cards will be produced during the Spurs – AC Milan Champions League 2nd Leg match.
And Hills go 16/5 that a penalty will be scored during the match, 11/1 that one or more will be missed (excluding penalty shoot-out).
It s 12/1 that the match goes to a penalty shoot out and Spurs are 20/1 to progress in that way, with AC 28/1. Spurs are 20/1 to go through in extra time, 28/1 AC.
Spurs are 6/5 favourites with Hills to win in 90m with Hills who make AC 9/4 and the draw 23/10. Spurs are 2/7 to progress, AC 5/2.

William Hill 90m ODDS….

Come from behind to win – Spurs 8/1; AC 11/1
Win both halves – Spurs 11/2; AC 10/1
Match goals – 5/2 – 4+; 2/7 3 or fewer.
Both sides to score – 8/11 yes; Evens no
Score for Spurs – 5/4 Defoe; 5/4 Van Der Vaart; 7/4 Crouch; 2/1Pavlyuchenko; 10/3 Bale.
Red card – 7/2
Penalty scored – 16/5
Penalty missed – 11/1
Match to go to penalty shoot out – 12/1
Crouch to come on and score again (bets void if starts or not on bench) – 6/1
Crouch/Defoe both to score during game – 11/2
Defoe to score header/Crouch to score with foot – both must play any part for bets to stand-66/1

Bale/Defoe to finish game if they start (90 mins only)
Bale – 4/9 No 13/8 Yes
Defoe – 1/4 No 11/4 Yes

Number of reds – 90 mins
0 – 1/6
At least 1 – 7/2
2+ – 8/1

To happen at any time bets…

Flamini red card 20/1

Gomez red-carded as he was v Inter 25/1

Harry Redknapp ‘sent off’ 33/1

Joe Jordan to see red 16/1

Further information…….graham sharpe…0208 918 3731

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Fergie 7/1 For Five Match Ban + Liverpool Versus United Specials

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WITH Sir Alex Ferguson set to contest his charge of improper conduct, William Hill are betting on what suspension – if any- he will serve as a result of the outcome, and offer 7/1 that he will end up with a ban of five or more games.’Sir Alex is clearly determined to contest the charge with all the resources available to him and we are only prepared to offer Even money that he ends up with a maximum ban of up to two games’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

NONE TO 2……….1/1
3 OR 4……………..1/1
5 OR MORE………7/1
**2 matches suspended from previous incident included if also made active.


William Hill offer 5/1 that Andy Carroll will make his Liverpool debut by coming off the bench against Man U on Sunday and scoring. ‘There could be no more dramatic a debut for Carroll than to score after coming on as a sub’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

BEFORE 45m………………14/1


0 TO 2 – 6/5
3 TO 5 – 11/10
6+ – 4/1

TO WIN GAME….15/8 Liverpool; 11/5 draw; Man Utd 6/4

RED CARD SHOWN – 2/1 Yes; 4/11 No

PENALTY AWARDED – 5/2 Yes; 2/7 No

BOTH sides to score – 4/5 Yes; 19/20 No

TO WIN BOTH HALVES – 8/1 Liverpool; 7/1 Man U

COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN – 10/1 Liverpool; 10/1 Man U

TO SCORE….5/4 Rooney; 15/8 Carroll; 10/3 Gerrard

William Hill Alex Ferguson Specials:

6/1 To receive another ban this season (not including the current charge he is facing)
33/1 To be sent to the stands against Liverpool

Will Ferguson be at Manchester United at the start of the 2011/12 season?: 1/10 Yes; 11/2 No
Will Ferguson be at Manchester United at the start of the 2012/13 season: 2/9 Yes; 3/1 No


Paul Scholes 8/1
Jamie Carragher 9/1
Fabio Aurelio 10/1
Christian Poulsen 10/1
Martin Skrtel 10/1
Wayne Rooney 10/1
Raul Meireles 12/1
Lucas 12/1
Patrice Evra 12/1
Steven Gerrard 14/1
Glen Johnson 14/1
Sotirios Kyrgiakos 14/1
Daniel Agger 14/1
Darron Gibson 14/1
Darren Fletcher 14/1
Chris Smalling 14/1
Rafael 14/1
Fabio 14/1
Rio Ferdinand 14/1
Wes Brown 14/1
No Booking 14/1
Luis Suarez 16/1
Dirk Kuyt 16/1
Joe Cole 16/1
Milan Jovanovic 16/1
Jay Spearing 16/1
Danny Wilson 16/1
Dimitar Berbatov 16/1
Nani 16/1
Michael Carrick 16/1
Jonny Evans 16/1
John O’Shea 16/1
Andy Carroll 20/1
Maxi Rodriguez 20/1
Martin Kelly 20/1
Javier Hernandez 20/1
Ryan Giggs 20/1
Gabriel Obertan 20/1
David Ngog 25/1
Michael Owen 25/1
Joshua King 25/1
Bebe 25/1
Pepe Reina 33/1
Edwin van der Sar 33/1

Further information……..graham sharpe….07803233702

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