Rovers And Kean Odds Against To Survive


BLACKBURN are now odds-on to go down with William Hill who quote them as 4/6 second favourites for relegation – and offer 11/10 that they will avoid the drop. ‘I can only imagine Steve Kean puts brollies up indoors, and walks under ladders – he couldn’t even get any luck when the pitch was half full of black cats and he is still hot favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. Kean is now Even money favourite with Hills to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club; 2/1 still to be Blackburn boss on the first day of next season, and 4/11 not to.

William Hill….Relegation: 4/9 Wigan (13/8 stay up); 4/6 Blackbunr (11/10); Evens Bolton (8/11); 9/4 Swansea; 5/2 Wolves; 10/3 Norwich; 9/2 QPR; 5 Sunderland; 9 Fulham/WBA.

NEXT PREM BOSS TO GO….Evens Kean; 15/8 Coyle; 6 AVB; Martinez; 10 McLeish; 12 McCarthy; 20 Moyes. Others on request.

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Modric Staying But You Bet Downing Won’t

Aston Villa have stated that Stuart Downing is not for sale although William Hill think that he WILL have gone come the first game of next season, offering 4/6. Liverpool are the main contenders for his signature at 1/4 while Arsenal are 6/1. Luka Modric, however, does not now appear to be on the move, with his odds of leaving Spurs drifting to odds against for the first time since Chelsea lodged their interest (to 5/4). He is now 4/7 to remain at White Hart Lane by at least the first game of next season.

“Both the Spurs and Villa chairmen have come out and stated that their star men are not for sale, but the odds certainly suggest that while that may be true in the case of Modric, it is quite another story for Downing,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Sunderland have been the most active side in the transfer market so far and Hills are betting on where the Black Cats will finish. Despite the additions to their squad, they are 11/8 to finish 9th to 12th. They are 66/1 to finish in the top four and 2/1 to finish in the Europa Cup spots (fifth to eighth). Should Sunderland have a patchy start to the season, Steve Bruce could be out of a job and he is 4/1 to have left by the end of the season and 10/1 to be the first manager to leave his job.

With criticism being directed at Arsenal from all angles, William Hill make them 4/7 to finish in the top four, 5/4 not to. “Arsenal may well be odds on to finish in the top four at the moment, but these odds will drift still further if more star Gunners decamp,” added Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

Stuart Downing next permanent club: 1/4 Liverpool; 6/1 Arsenal; 10/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Sunderland

Stuart Downing to be gone before the 1st day of next season: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no

Luka Modric to be gone before the 1st day of next season: 5/4 yes; 4/7 no

Will Steve Bruce still be at Sunderland by the last game of the season: 1/7 yes; 4/1 no

Sunderland finishing position: 66/1 top four; 2/1 fifth to eight; 11/8 ninth to 12th; 9/4 13-17; 10/1 relegated

Will Arsenal finish in the top four: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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More Premier League Weekend Specials


Aston Villa v Blackburn
Blackburn Rovers have gone 13 away games in the Premier League without keeping a clean sheet: Blackburn to keep a clean sheet v Aston Villa: 10/3

Everton v Sunderland
The Black Cats have dropped 20 points after being ahead this season (more than any other team). This happened twice against Everton earlier this season. Everton to win after being behind: 15/2

Newcastle v Bolton
The Trotters have committed more fouls than any other team in the Premier League this season (372) with Kevin Davies contributing 83 of those. Newcastle have been fouled the most in the premier league this season (375). Kevin Davies to be booked v Newcastle: 7/2

Wigan v Man Utd
Manchester United have conceded the first goal in a game on four occasions this season in the Premier League but have lost none of these games. Man Utd to win from behind v Wigan: 7/1

Wolves v Blackpool
Wolves have conceded seven goals in the 90th minute or later in the Premier League this season. Blackpool to score in the 90th minute (including injury time)v Wolves: 8/1

West Ham v Liverpool
Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games against West Ham, scoring three goals in each match. Liverpool to win by 3 or more goals: 10/1

Man City v Fulham
Fulham have scored only two first half goals in eight Premier League games in 2011. Fulham to be leading at Half Time: 6/1

Stoke v West Brom
Stoke have won all three of their Premier League games against West Brom, keeping a clean sheet in each match. Stoke to win to nil: 9/5
Match winner offer: Any Stoke player to score with a header: 7/2

Further information…graham sharpe…0208 918 3731

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