Could Butland Cause Joe World Cup Hart-ache?

England’s young cubs are 7/5 slight favourites to defeat Italy (2/1) on Wednesday night and the draw 11/5. Andy Carroll and Jermain Defoe are the only recognised strikers in the England squad yet neither are considered first choice at their club sides and are 13/8 (Defoe) and 5/6 (Carroll) to have left their clubs by the time the transfer window shuts. The Spurs striker is 1/7 to start Spurs opening game of the season although Andy Carroll is 4/1 to do so.

Jack Butland looks primed to make his debut in goal for England and William Hill offer 3/1 that he starts between the sticks for England’s first World Cup game in Brazil although Joe Hart is the 4/9 favourite.

“Butland looks likely to become the youngest ever goalkeeper capped by England and should he progress as is expected, he could well be pressing Joe Hart for the number one shirt,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Match betting: 7/5 England; 2/1 Italy; 11/5 Draw

First scorer (England): 13/2 Andy Carroll; 7/1 Jermain Defoe; 8/1 Ashley Young; 9/1 Theo Walcott; 11/1 BAR

First scorer (Italy): 6/1 Diego Fabrini; 13/2 Mattia Destro; 15/2 Alessandro Diamanti; 8/1 Stephan El Shaarawy; 9/1 Manolo Gabbidini; 10/1 BAR

Who will start in goal for England in first WC match in Rio 2014: 4/9 Joe Hart; 3/1 Jack Butland; 11/2 Any other; 7/1 John Ruddy
*Bets void if England do not qualify for tournament

Defoe to start vs Newcastle: 1/7 yes; 11/4 no

Andy Carroll to start vs West Brom: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no

Defoe to still be at Spurs as the transfer window closes: 4/9 yes; 13/8 no
*loan deals count

Carroll to still be at Liverpool as the transfer window closes: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
*loan deals count

To make the England World Cup squad:

7/4 Michael Carrick (2/5 no)
2/5 Jack Butland (7/4 no)
5/6 John Ruddy (5/6 no)
1/4 Kyle Walker (11/4 no)
13/8 Steven Caulker (4/9 no)
6/4 Ryan Bertrand (1/2 no)
1/1 Jack Rodwell (8/11 no)
5/1 Jake Livermore (1/9 no)
8/13 Tom Cleverley (6/5 no)

Joe Crilly
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Hodgson’s Cubs Backed To Grow Into Lions

Roy Hodgson has announced a youthful side for England’s friendly against Italy and William Hill are betting on how many of the fringe players will feature in the World Cup in 2014. William Hill make Michael Carrick 15/8 to be included in the World Cup squad in 2014.

Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand (6/4 to be included), Everton’s Jack Rodwell (1/1), Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley (8/13) and Tottenham’s Steven Caulker (13/8) and Jake Livermore (5/1) have all been called up. Jack Butland (2/5) and John Ruddy (5/6) are deputies to Joe Hart and Daniel Sturridge (4/6) provides a different option in attack.

“After a final fling at the Euros, it may be time for some of the old guard to move on and Hodgson has certainly signalled his intent by calling up so many youngsters,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Brazil are favourites for their home World Cup at 11/4. Argentina and Spain are 11/2 and England are 20/1 to be world champions.

To Make England’s 2014 World Cup Squad (Bets void if England don’t qualify)

1/4 Kyle Walker, 2/5 Jack Butland, 8/13Tom Cleverley, 4/6 Daniel Sturridge, 5/6 John Ruddy, EVS Jack Rodwell, 6/4 Ryan Bertrand, 13/8 Steven Caulker, 15/8 Michael Carrick, 5/1 Jake Livermore

World Cup 2014: 11/4 Brazil, 11/2 Argentina, 11/2 Spain, 8/1 Germany, 14/1 Holland, 14/1 Uruguay, 16/1 Italy, 20/1 England, 20/1 Portugal, 25/1 Chile, 25/1 France, 50/1 Belgium.

Joe Crilly
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Gb Men Should Get Off To A Winning Start

GB’s men kick off their Olympic campaign against Senegal at Old Trafford on Tuesday and William Hill make Stuart Pearce’s men 4/7 to win the match, 13/5 to draw and 15/4 to lose it. GB did not get off to the best of starts against Brazil but despite this, William Hill refused to push them out any further than the 10/1 already offered about them winning the tournament.

Brazil are the 6/4 favourites to win the tournament with Euro champions, Spain, 2/1 second favourites.

Men’s football outright: 6/4 Brazil; 2/1 Spain; 6/1 Uruguay; 10/1 GB; 10/1 Switzerland; 14/1 Mexico; 25/1 Senegal; 40/1 Japan; 50/1 Belarus; 50/1 Egypt; 50/1 Morocco; 50/1 South Korea; 66/1 Gabon; 200/1 Honduras; 200/1 New Zealand; 250/1 United Arab Emirates

GB vs Senegal:

Match Betting: 4/7 GB; 15/4 Senegal; 13/5 Draw

GB first scorer: 4/1 Daniel Sturridge; 11/2 Craig Bellamy; 11/2 Marvin Sordell; 7/1 Scott Sinclair; 8/1 Tom Cleverley; 9/1 Ryan Giggs; 10/1 BAR

GB stage of elimination: 10/3 group stage; 2/1 quarter final; 4/1 fourth; 9/2 bronze; 6/1 silver; 10/1 gold

Top goalscorer: 5/1 Neymar; 7/1 Adrian Lopez; 8/1 Hulk; 8/1 Leandro Damiao; 8/1 Luis Suarez; 9/1 Alexandre Pato; 9/1 Edinson Cavani; 12/1 Abel Hernandez; 12/1 Rodrigo; 16/1 Cristian Tello; 16/1 Daniel Sturridge; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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That’s Rich: Luka 9/4 To Turn Out For Big Spending United

News reports are suggesting that Manchester United are set to make a move for Spurs playmaker Luka Modric and William Hill are offering a market on who will start in midfield for the Reds on the first day of next season. Paul Scholes and new signing, Shinji Kagawa, are 4/7 with Ryan Giggs 8/11 to start. With Modric not confirmed as a Manchester United player yet, he is just 9/4 to take to the pitch in a United shirt on day one of the 2012/13 season.

“After just missing out on the title this season, United are aiming to come back with a bang and the signings of Kagawa and Modric certainly indicate their intentions right at the start of the summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham, Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs are reportedly the three over 23 players named in Stuart Pearce’s Olympic squad and Hills now make David Beckham the 1/3 favourite to wear the armband in the first game. Bellamy is the 5/1 second favourite with Giggs 6/1.

“All three players have worn international armbands in the past and all three will be leaders on the pitch but it looks like Becks will lead the side out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

To start for Manchester United next season:

1/3 Michael Carrick (9/4 not to)
4/7 Paul Scholes (5/4 not to)
4/7 Shinji Kagawa (5/4 not to)
8/11 Ryan Giggs (1/1 not to)
6/4 Tom Cleverley (1/2 not to)
6/4 Ji-Sung Park (1/2 not to)
9/4 Luka Modric (1/3 not to)
5/2 Darren Fletcher (2/7 not to)
9/2 Paul Pogba (1/8 not to)

Who will be Team GB in the first group game: 1/3 David Beckham; 5/1 Craig Bellamy; 6/1 Ryan Giggs

Joe Crilly
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United 1/3 For The League And 4/1 To Do So By Seven Or More Points

United 1/3 For The League and 4/1 To Do So By Seven Or More Points

Manchester United moved three points clear of Manchester City and William Hill make the Red Devils 1/3 to win the League, with City 9/4. Having moved three points clear, Hills are now offering a market on how many points they win the League by. They are 9/4 to fail to win the League and 11/2 to win the league on goal difference. They are 11/4 to win by one to three points and the same price to win by four to six points. They are 4/1 to win the League by seven or more points.

“United rode their luck a little bit against Fulham and that is the kind of thing they will have to do from time to time if they are to win the League,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “The difference between United and City at the moment is that neither side are playing vintage football, but United are still winning and that is tilting the balance in their favour.”

United had a number of players on the pitch tonight who will be hoping to be going to the Euros with England, with Rio Ferdinand one of many who had a solid game. He is 8/11 to be on the plane (Evens not to). Phil Jones is 1/3 to go, Smalling 8/11 and Danny Welbeck 1/5. Paul Scholes is 4/1 to make the squad after he came on to replace Wayne Rooney.

William Hill Odds:

Premier League outright: 1/3 Manchester United; 9/4 Manchester City; 200/1 Arsenal

To make Euro 2012 squad

Michael Carrick – 3/1 (2/9 no)
Chris Smalling – 8/11 (EVS no)
Ashley Young – 4/7 (5/4 no)
Danny Welbeck – 1/5 (10/3 no)
Phil Jones – 1/3 (9/4 no)
Rio Ferdinand – 8/11 (EVS no)
Tom Cleverley – 3/1 (2/9 no)
Paul Scholes – 4/1 (1/7 no)

How many points will Man Utd win the league by?
Not win the league 9/4
Goal difference 11/2
1-3 points 11/4
4-6 points 11/4
7 points or more 4/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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25/1 England To Play Holland In Euro Final

WITH Stuart Pearce preparing to manage England in their friendly with Holland, William Hill are offering 25/1 that the two will meet in the final of Euro 12 – and 11/8 that a ‘caretaker’ boss will still be managing the side when that tournament gets underway.

Hills make England 11/8 to win the friendly against the Dutch who are 8/5, with the draw 21/10.

Hills – England Captain v France: 8/13 Steven Gerrard, 7/4 Scott Parker, 9/2 Joe Hart, 7/1 Gareth Barry.

Hills – Caretaker Boss in charge for England’s first game of Euro 2012: Yes – 11/8, No – 8/15.
Hills – Who Will Start England’s Opening Euro Game v France:
Scott Parker: 4/11 Yes, 2/1 No.
Theo Walcott: 4/7 Yes, 5/4 No
John Terry: 5/6 Yes, 5/6 No.
Daniel Sturridge: 11/10 Yes, 4/6 No.
Rio Ferdinand: 11/10 Yes, 4/6 No.
Micah Richards: 6/4 Yes, 1/2 No.
Frank Lampard: 7/4 Yes, 2/5 No.
Chris Smalling: 7/4 Yes, 2/5 No.
Leighton Baines: 2/1 Yes, 4/11 No.
Stewart Downing: 2/1 Yes, 4/11 No
Adam Johnson: 11/4 Yes, 1/4 No.
Tom Cleverley: 7/2 Yes 1/6 No.
Danny Welbeck: 4/1 Yes, 1/7 No.
Kyle Walker: 4/1 Yes, 1/7 No.
Fraizer Campbell: 6/1 Yes, 1/12 No.
Robert Green: 7/1 Yes, 1/16 No.
Scott Carson: 10/1 Yes, 1/33 No.

Hills – Who Will Skipper England in their opening Euro Game v France? 10/11 Steven Gerrard, 7/4 Scott Parker, 11/2 Joe Hart, 10/1 Frank Lampard, 16/1 Ashley Cole, 20/1 Gareth Barry, 33/1 Rio Ferdinand.

TO BE NEXT ‘PERMANENTLY APPOINTED’ ENGLAND MANAGER: 4/11 Harry Redknapp; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 11/1 Guus Hiddink; 14/1 Jose Mourinho; 20/1 Martn O’Neill; 25/1 Arsene Wenger. Others on request.

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Media Relations Director.

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England – Holland Specials


WITH speculation continuing that Wesley Sneijder will become a Manchester United player before the transfer window closes – Hills offer 6/4 about that happening –William Hill have opened a book on who will be the first United player to foul Sneijder during Wednesday’s England versus Holland game, making Rio Ferdinand 11/8 favourite to get the first friendly foul in on his potential team-mate. Hills are also betting on which United player will take part in the game for the greatest number of minutes, and again make Ferdinand favourite, this time at 11/10. ‘Half of the England starting outfield line-up could be United players, which will give Wesley Sneijder the opportunity to get a close-up look at his possible team-mates’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Rio Ferdinand 11/8
Ashley Young 13/8
Wayne Rooney 2/1
Danny Welbeck 8/1
Tom Cleverley 10/1

Rio Ferdinand 11/10
Wayne Rooney 9/4
Ashley Young 9/4
Danny Welbeck 10/1
Tom Cleverley 14/1

*William Hill – will Sneijder join United before close of transfer window? 6/4 yes; 1/2 no.

Both teams to score?….10/11 yes; 10/11 no
How many goals in game? – 0- 8/1; 1- 3/1; 2- 9/4; 3- 3/1; 4- 11/2; 5- 12/1; 6+ – 16/1
England win 4-1- 50/1.
England score in both halves – 11/4
England come from behind to win – 9/1
England keep clean sheet – 8/5
England win to nil – 11/4

*************PARDEW NOW FAVOURITE TO BE FIRST PREM BOSS TO GO*********************

ALAN PARDEW, who was a 20/1 chance to be the next Premier League manager to leave is club when William Hill opened their book for the forthcoming season, is now 5/2 favourite following the recent ‘Joey Barton affair’ at Newcastle. Pardew has replaced Steve Kean, an 11/4 chance, as market leader. ‘The vibes from Newcastle do not suggest all is sweetness and light at the club at the moment so we are not taking any chances with Pardew’s price to be the next boss out’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill – NEXT PREM BOSS OUT…5/2 Pardew; 11/4 Kean; 4 Warnock; 6 Redknapp; 9 McCarthy; 10 Bruce; 12 Coyle; Ferguson; Mancini; Martinez; 16 Mcleish; Moyes; Rodgers; 33 Jol; Lambert; Wenger; 40 Hodgson; 66 Dalglish; Pulis; Villas-Boas; 100 No manager to go during the season.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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You Bet These Kids Can Make It To The Top


WITH England’s younger potential stars having been in international action recently, William Hill are offering punters the opportunity of betting on whether they will make it into the senior side at some stage, or fall by the wayside. ‘Football history is full of highly touted youngsters who didn’t train on, but maybe this generation will be different – and we certainly think Phil Jones (1/8), Chris Smalling (1/6) and Kyle Walker (1/5) have what it takes to make it at the highest level’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

To play for the England Men’s Senior England Football team:-

Ross Barkley 4/1 (1/7 no)
Frank Fielding 5/4 (4/7 no)
Ryan Bertrand 2/1 (4/11 no)
Kyle Walker 1/5 (10/3 no)
Danny Rose 1/ 2 (6/4 no)
Tom Cleverley 6/4 (1/2 no)
Conor Wickham 4/6 (11/10 no)
Phil Jones 1/8 (9/2 no)
Chris Smalling 1/6 (7/2 no)
Andre Wisdom 5/1 (1/9 no)
Conor Coady 3/1 (2/9 no)
Jonjo Shelvey 2/1 (4/11 no)
Scott Dann 4/5 (10/11 no)
Nathanial Chalobah 2/1 (4/11 no)
Josh McEacharan 2/5 (7/4 no)
Martin Kelly 1/8 (9/2no)
Jack Robinson 5/4 (4/7 no)
Raheem Stirling Evs (8/11 no)
Ravel Morrison 3/1 (2/9 no)
Hallam Hope 2/1 (4/11 no)
Harry Kane 11/10 (4/6 no)
Michael Ngoo 5/2 (2/7 no)

Singles, doubles, trebles etc acceped.
Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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Mc Leish 10/1 To Stay At Villa Until 2015 As Chelsea Market Suspended And Pearce Odds Drift


AFTER HIS FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE as Villa boss, William Hill offer 10/1 that Alex McLeish will remain in the position until 2015, but believe he will lead the club to 8th-10th position next season – which they quote at 6/4, and make them 14/1 to finish in the top four and 20/1 to go down.
**Hills make Villa 13/8 to win their opening game against 11/8 Fulham with the draw a 21/10 chance. ‘As he commented himself, it is vital for McLeish to get off to a winning start if he is to get Villa fans on his side’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

When Will McLEISH Leave Villa?
2011 6/1
2012 6/4
2013 5/2
2014 4/1
2015 + 10/1

Where Will Villa Finish?

Top 4 14/1
5th To 7th 15/8
8th To 10th 6/4
11th To 14th 4/1
15th To 17th 7/1
Relegated 20/1

Following England’s disappointing elimination from the U21s tournament William Hill have more than doubled Stuart Pearce’s odds from 6/1 to 16/1 to succeed Fabio Capello as England boss. ‘Stuart’s side failed to win a game and couldn’t hold on to a late lead in their most vital game. Very few associated with the side have enhanced their reputations’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill– NEXT ENGLAND MANAGER- 6/4 Redknapp; 6/1 O’Neill; 8/1 Southgate; 9/1 Hodgson; 14/1 Bruce; Mourinho; 16 Allardyce; Pearce. Others on request.

How many of the starting XI for Czech Rep u21 v England U21 will make the final England Euro 2012 squad?

Under 3 5/4
3-4 7/4
5-6 7/2
7 or more 6/1

England must qualify for Euro 2012 or bets void.
Frank Fielding

Ryan Bertrand

Kyle Walker

Phil Jones

Chris Smalling

Tom Cleverley

Fabrice Muamba

Jordan Henderson

Scott Sinclair

Daniel Sturridge

Danny Welbeck



William Hill have suspended their market on the next Chelsea manager after a surge of support for Andre Villas-Boas saw his odds slashed from 8/1 to 11/10. ‘It appears that Villas-Boas has the job for the asking but we may reopen on Tuesday morning if there have been no further developments’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
CHELSEA ODDS AT TIME OF SUSPENSION….4/6 Hiddink; 11/10 Villas-Boas; 16 Hughes; 20 Redknapp.

MANAGERIAL MARKETS…….CHRIS HUGHTON IS 2/7 FAVOURITE TO BECOME BIRMINGHAM boss with Hills who make Di Matteo 5/2 with Zola 6/1.
SEAN DYCHE is Even money favourite to become Watford manager with Hills who make Mark Robins 11/4 with Graham Westley 7/2.

Graham Sharpe,
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You Bet England Will Be Undone By Set Piece Again

England U21s are the 17/20 favourites to defeat Ukraine on Wednesday evening while the Three Lions are 17/5 to taste defeat. For England to draw is 12/5. Stuart Pearce’s men were expected to be strong on set pieces, but still managed to concede a goal against Spain that came from a corner. Hills offer 4/1 that England U21s concede a goal against Ukraine from a set piece.

“With Jones and Smalling in centre back, you would have expected England to be strong on set pieces, but were undone by a corner from the smallest side in the tournament. It may now prove difficult not to back them to do so against a much more physical Czech side,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With Danny Welbeck scoring in the group opener against Spain, Hills offer 7/4 that the other Dannys – Rose and Sturridge get at least a goal each at some point during the tournament. Danny Welbeck is Even money to end the tournament as England’s top scorer, with Sturridge 9/4 and Scott Sinclair 7/1. England U21 are 7/4 to be eliminated at the Group Stage and 7/2 to win the tournament. Spain are the 11/8 favourites to win the tournament, ahead of England and Czech Republic at 9/2.

Spain U21s take on Czech Republic in the other match taking place on Wednesday and Hills make Spain red-hot 4/6 favourites to win. The Czech Republic are 4/1. Hills offer 7/4 that six or more goals are scored during Wednesday’s games and 13/8 that under four goals are scored.

Match Betting:

9/1 England to draw two remaining group games
7/4 Danny Rose and Daniel Sturridge BOTH to score for England in the tournament

England U21 stage of elimination: 7/4 Group stage; 5/2 Semi Finals; 5/2 Runners Up; 7/2 Winners

England U21 top goal scorer: 1/1 Danny Welbeck; 9/4 Daniel Sturridge; 7/1 Scott Sinclair; 8/1 Nathan Delfouneso; 10/1 Connor Wickham; 16/1 Mark Albrighton; 16/1 Tom Cleverley; 20/1 Danny Rose; 20/1 Henri Lansbury; 20/1 Jack Rodwell; 25/1 Fabrice Muamba; 25/1 Jordan Henderson; 33/1 Chris Smalling; 33/1 Phil Jones; 40/1 Jack Cork; 50/1 James Tomkins; 50/1 Kyle Walker; 50/1 Michael Mancienne; 50/1 Ryan Bertrand

Joe Crilly
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