One Trophy Down, You Bet Many More To Follow For City

After a thrilling Community Shield match, William Hill make winners, Manchester City, the 6/5 favourites to win the Premier League while Chelsea are 5/1 third favourites behind Manchester United at 5/2. Manchester City are also 2/5 to finish higher than Chelsea in the league this season (7/4 not to). Manchester City are100/1 to win te quadruple this season (Premier League, Capital One Cup, FA Cup & Champions League).

“City were favourites for the Community Shield and they duly delivered and at the same time, sent out a warning to their rivals that they are the team to beat,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “They are our favourites to win the League as well and our punters certainly seem to agree with us with most of the pre-season money on City to do the business.”

Manchester City now have bragging rights over their title rivals and Hills think the pressure is already on Di Matteo, offering 11/10 that he is no longer Chelsea manager on the final day of the season and 14/1 that Pep Guardiola is leading the Blues at the end of the season.

Premier League winner: 6/5 Manchester City; 5/2 Manchester City; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR

Manchester City Trophies: 6/5 no trophies; 7/1 EPL/CL; 8/1 EPL/Capital One Cup; 8/1 EPL/FA Cup; 14/1 FA Cup/CL; 16/1 Capital One Cup/CL; 16/1 FA Cup/Capital One Cup; 33/1 EPL/Capital One Cup/CL; 40/1 EPL/FA Cup/Capital One Cup; 80/1 FA Cup/Capital One Cup/CL; 100/1 EPL/FA Cup/Capital One Cup/CL

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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Bolton Boost Survival Hopes As Arsenal In Driving Position For London Bragging Rights

It was a busy day at the bottom of the Premier League table as both Bolton and Wigan pulled off victories. Despite their shock victory at Anfield, William Hill make Wigan 1/4 to be relegated come the end of the season, the same price as QPR. Another defeat for Terry Connor left Wolves adrift at the foot of the table and 1/7 with Hills for the drop. Bolton’s victory moved them up into 17th and they are 11/8 to go down with Blackburn 9/4. Hills think that the current bottom three are doomed, offering 10/11 that they are the three who are relegated. Liverpool’s home defeat to Wigan and their second consecutive defeat to bottom three opposition has left Kenny Dalglish 5/2 to no longer be in charge of Liverpool come the start of next season (2/7 to still be there).

“The victories for Wigan and Bolton have certainly condensed things at the bottom of the table and while there are only a couple of points separating Wolves and Blackburn, we think Terry Connor’s men are teetering on the brink and they may just rag QPR and Wigan with them,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Arsenal’s comfortable victory left them in pole position to grab third spot in the Premier League and William Hill make them 4/7 to finish as the top London club. Spurs are currently suffering a dismal run of form and they are 6/4 while Chelsea are 10/1.

Premier League:

Relegation: 1/7 Wolves; 1/4 Wigan; 1/4 QPR; 11/8 Bolton; 9/4 Blackburn; 20/1 BAR

Relegation trebles:
10/11 Wolves/Wigan/QPR
23/10 Wolves/Wigan/Bolton
7/2 Wolves/Wigan/Blackburn
3/1 Wigan/QPR/Bolton
9/2 Wigan/QPR/Blackburn
9/1 QPR/Bolton/Blackburn

Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool on the first day of next season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no

Forecast without Manchester sides: 6/5 Arsenal/Spurs; 7/4 Tottenham/Arsenal; 6/1 Arsenal/Chelsea; 14/1 Chelsea/Arsenal; 16/1 Tottenham/Chelsea; 25/1 Chelsea/Tottenham;

Premier League without Manchester (top London club): 4/7Arsenal; 6/4 Tottenham; 10/1 Chelsea

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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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26 Hours Without A Goal: How Long Before Torres Bags Again?


Fernando Torres finally scored after 26 hours for Chelsea at the weekend and William Hill are offering odds on how long it will be until he nets again. He is Even money to fail to score within two hours of play, although he is 7/2 to score within the next hour. Torres could well go on a scoring run now and Hills make him 8/11 to outscore Andy Carroll between now and the end of the season and he is 2/9 to outscore Carlos Tevez in the same time frame.

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that his side’s 5-0 win against Wolves was vital due to the fact that he thinks that the title may be decided by goal difference. William Hill are offering 5/1 that he is correct and that the title is settled one way or the other by goal difference.

“This title run-in could be one of the closest ever and odds of 5/1 suggest that goal difference may be the deciding factor,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite Sunderland’s recent good form, William Hill think they have left their charge up the table too late and make Newcastle 1/10 to win bragging rights in the North East by finishing higher than their rivals (Sunderland are 11/2 to do so). They are 8/15 to finish in the top half of the table, something that would have seemed preposterous when Martin O’Neill took over the club (they are 11/8 to finish in the bottom half of the league). Blackburn have shown recent signs of improvement and they are out to 2/1 to be relegated (4/11 to stay up).

Mick McCarthy to be reinstated as Wolves manager this season 8/1. ‘Although they only had ten players for much of the game Wolves capitulated against United and TC’s record suggests he is a man who would rather be doing the job he used to do alongside Mick McCarthy. We think it is unlikely but not impossible that Mick could come back to inspire a bid to avoid relegation,’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. Wolves are currently 1/6 to relegated with Hills, 7/2 to stay up, but 6/5 favourites to finish bottom.

How long until Torres’ next goal: 7/2 0-60 minutes; 5/2 61-120 minutes; 5/1 121-180 minutes; 1/1 180 minutes or more

Who will score more EPL goals between now until the end of the season:
2/9 Torres; 3/1 Tevez
8/11 Torres; 1/1 Carroll

Who will finish higher in the league: 1/10 Newcastle; 11/2 Sunderland

Sunderland finishing position: 8/15 top half; 11/8 bottom half

5/1 Premier League title to be won on goal difference

Premier League relegation: 1/6 Wolves; 1/4 Wigan; 2/5 QPR; 5/4 Bolton; 2/1 Blackburn; 33/1 BAR

Premier League to stay up: 4/11 Blackburn; 4/7 Bolton; 7/4 QPR; 11/4 Wigan; 7/2 Wolves

To finish bottom: 6/5 Wolves; 15/8 Wigan; 5/2 QPR; 9/1 Bolton; 14/1 Blackburn

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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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William Hill Chelsea V Man U Specials

***************************************William Hill CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHELSEA-UNITED SPECIALS****************************************************


William Hill are offering 11/2 that Chelsea will win both legs of their Quarter Final against Man U – with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side also 11/2 to win both matches. ‘To win both matches would give one set of fans extra bragging rights!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.


MANCHESTER UNITED are 9/2 with William Hill to strike late against Chelsea on Wednesday, with a goal in the final ten minutes, while Hills offer 8/1 that Frank Lampard will score from the penalty spot during the game.
Hills make both Chelsea and United 5/6 shots to progress to the semi final, but Chelsea are 6/5 favourites to take a first leg lead into the next game, with United 5/2 to do likewise, while it is 21/10 they go into the decider level-pegging.


Both teams to score- 21/20 yes; 7/10 no
How many goals in 1st leg – 0- 7/1; 1- 13/5; 2- 11/5; 3- 16/5; 4- 6/1; 5- 14/1; 6 or more – 18/1……Two or under – 4/7; 3 or more 13/10.
Win both halves – 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Man U
Come from behind to win – 17/2 Chelsea; 14/1 Man U;
Penalty awarded……11/4 yes; 1/ 4 no
Penatly awarded/scored – 10/3………missed – 11/1
Own goal scored – 8/1
Score both halves – 5/2 Chelsea; 9/2 Man U
Keep clean sheet – 23/20 Chelsea; 11/5 Man U
Win to nil – 7/4 Chelsea; 19/5 Man U
Score first – 7/10 Chelsea; 7/1 no goals; 29/20 Man U
1st Goal Scored in 1st 15m – 12/5; Last 15m – 10/1


STILL GOALLESS TORRES IS 6/1 with William Hill NOT to break his Chelsea duck over the next five games – but 11/10 to do so against Man U in midweek. ‘The wait goes on – for punters and Chelsea fans’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

When Will Torres Score?
Man Utd06 April 2011………….11/10
Wigan09 April 2011…………….15/8
Man Utd12 April 2011……………8/1
West Brom16 April 2011…………8/1
Birmingham20 April 2011……….12/1
None of above………………………6/1

Matches must be played on named date
Must play any part in first named match


Paul Scholes 8/1
Nemanja Vidic 10/1
Chris Smalling 10/1
Ashley Cole 11/1
John Obi Mikel 11/1
John O’Shea 11/1
Jonny Evans 11/1
Patrice Evra 11/1
Rio Ferdinand 11/1
Wes Brown 11/1
Alex 12/1
Branislav Ivanovic 12/1
John Terry 12/1
Jose Bosingwa 12/1
Paulo Ferreira 14/1
Darron Gibson 14/1
Darren Fletcher 14/1
Michael Carrick 14/1
Rafael 14/1
Fabio 14/1
Michael Essien 16/1
Yuri Zhirkov 16/1
Wayne Rooney 16/1
Ryan Giggs 16/1
Anderson 16/1
Frank Lampard 20/1
Ramires 20/1
Jacopo Sala 20/1
Josh McEachran 20/1
Park Ji-Sung 20/1
Gabriel Obertan 20/1
Nani 20/1
Didier Drogba 25/1
Salomon Kalou 25/1
Florent Malouda 25/1
Luis Valencia 25/1
Fernando Torres 33/1
Nicolas Anelka 33/1
Dimitar Berbatov 33/1
Javier Hernandez 33/1
Michael Owen 33/1
E/W 1/5 1-2-3

Didier Drogba 6/1
Fernando Torres 6/1
Nicolas Anelka 7/1
Wayne Rooney 8/1
Frank Lampard 9/1
Dimitar Berbatov 10/1
Ryan Giggs 11/1
Nani 11/1
Nemanja Vidic 12/1
Ashley Cole 12/1
Paul Scholes 12/1
Florent Malouda 12/1
John Terry 14/1
Javier Hernandez 14/1
Edwin Van Der Sar 14/1
Petr Cech 14/1
Patrice Evra 16/1
Rio Ferdinand 16/1
Michael Essien 16/1
Anderson 16/1
Salomon Kalou 16/1
Luis Valencia 16/1
Chris Smalling 20/1
John Obi Mikel 20/1
Alex 20/1
Branislav Ivanovic 20/1
Michael Carrick 20/1
Rafael 20/1
Ramires 20/1
Park Ji-Sung 20/1
Michael Owen 20/1
John O’Shea 25/1
Jonny Evans 25/1
Wes Brown 25/1
Jose Bosingwa 25/1
Paulo Ferreira 25/1
Darron Gibson 25/1
Darren Fletcher 25/1
Fabio 25/1
Yuri Zhirkov 25/1
Jacopo Sala 33/1
Josh McEachran 33/1
Gabriel Obertan 33/1


Further information….graham sharpe……0208 918 3731

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Arsenal And Barcelona Brighten Up Dull Champions League Draw


The Champions League draw was made today and the undoubted tie of the round sees Arsenal facing Spanish Champions Barcelona. William Hill are offering 11/4 that Arsenal qualify while Barca are 1/4 to get through to the last eight. Chelsea are the shortest priced English side to qualify and they are just 1/20 to overcome FC Copenhagen.

Hills are offering 5/4 that Chelsea are the furthest progressing English side, with Manchester United 15/8. Being drawn against Barcelona in the next round has hampered Arsenal’s chances of progressing the furthest with Hills easing their odds from 7/2 to 11/2 to hold the English bragging rights. Arsenal have also drifted in the outright Champions League market from 11/1 to 20/1, while Barcelona are the 9/4 favourites. Chelsea are the 4/1 third favourites and are the shortest priced English team.

“The draw has not really inspired too much in the way of stand-out ties, except, of course, the Arsenal/Barcelona tie. It is sure to spark the imagination of our punters and could generate one of the highest turnovers for a Champions League game this year,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are offering 15/2 that all four English teams progress to the quarter finals and 5/1 that this year’s final is contested between two English teams. Conversely 100/1 is the price for all four teams to be defeated in their last 16 ties.

William Hill Champions League Prices

Outright: 9/4 Barcelona; 7/2 Real Madrid; 4/1 Chelsea; 7/1 Manchester United; 16/1 Bayern Munich; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Arsenal; 20/1 AC Milan; 25/1 Inter Milan; 33/1 Valencia; 50/1 Roma; 66/1 Shakhtar Donetsk; 80/1 Schalke 04; 125/1 Marseille; 125/1 Lyon; 250/1 FC Copenhagen

1/1 AC Milan; 8/11 Tottenham
11/4 Arsenal; 1/4 Barcelona
8/1 FC Copenhagen; 1/20 Chelsea
5/6 Inter Milan; 5/6 Bayern Munich
10/3 Lyon; 1/5 Real Madrid
10/3 Marseille; 1/5 Man Utd
8/11 Roma; 1/1 Shakhtar Donetsk
4/7 Valencia; 5/4 Schalke

How Many English Teams Will Qualify: 100/1 Zero; 7/1 One; 11/8 Two; 6/5 Three; 15/2 Four

British Team To Go Furthest: 5/4 Chelsea; 15/8 Man Utd; 4/1 Tottenham; 11/2 Arsenal

All English Final: 5/1

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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Feelgood Factor Kicks In As Punters Pile On ‘ Pool


William Hill have cut Liverpool’s odds against Everton from 2/1 to 19/10 as punters bet on the feelgood factor kicking in as they play their first game since the new owners were announced. ‘We’ve only made a slight cut to Liverpool’s odds, but since the takeover was announced we’ve seen an upsurge in support for Liverpool to win the fixture with one punter in a branch in Chester gambling £4000 on them – the biggest bet we’ve seen all season for a Liverpool away win!” said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Merseyside Derbies are usually feisty affairs and William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 that there is a red card shown during the game. Liverpool, who go into Sunday’s game behind Everton and in the relegation zone, are 4/6 to finish the season in a higher league position than their Merseyside rivals. Hills have also cut their odds from 4/1 to 7/2 that Liverpool take all six points from Everton this season, while the blue side of Liverpool is out from 6/1 to 9/1 to take maximum points in the two grudge games. ‘Bragging rights are particularly important to these fans this season and draws are not a lot of good to either side at the moment’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hill’s Derby Day Odds:

6/4 Everton; 19/10 Liverpool; 21/10 Draw

Will There Be A Red Card In The Derby Game: 2/1 Yes

Everton Points vs Liverpool

Liverpool Points vs Everton

Prem Position Season Match Bet
Liverpool 4/6
Everton 11/10


William Hill have opened a book on when Liverpool’s new owners, NESV, will become ex-owners. ‘Fans will believe that John W Henry and his NESV colleagues are in for the long hal at Liverpool, but they may be disappointed’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe:


Before 31/12/2012

1/1/2013 – 31/12/2016

After 1/1/2017


DESPITE acquiring new owners, Liverpool are still big odds-on shots to end the season with no major trophy to their credit. William Hill make them 1/12 to win no trophies, but offer 9/1 that they can win the FA Cup and 10/1 to land the Europa League.

Hills…..Where Will Liverpool Finish In Prem League?


2nd – 4th….9/2



Bottom 3…18/1

Liverpool FC to formally change their name to the Liverpool Redsox by the end of 2010 100/1

Liverpool FC to be playing in a new purpose built stadium by the first day of 2012-13 Premiership season 4/1 yes, 1/7 no

Roy Hodgson still boss on first day of next season? 8/11 yes…Evens no

Fernando Torres to be sold in the January 2011 transfer window (loans do not count) 3/1 yes, 2/9 no

Steven Gerrard to be sold in the January 2011 transfer window (loans do not count) 10/1 yes, 1/33 no


Highest Scoring Team
Man City10/11

Dead heat rules apply.

Team Scoring Quickest Goal
Man City13/8

Dead heat rules apply.

Highest Scoring Match
Blackpool v Man City4/7
Everton v Liverpool5/4

FURTHER INFORMATION…..Graham Sharpe….0780 3233702

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