Holt To Join Lambert At Villa Park?

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 Allardyce’s 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 Villain’s 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 Hill’s 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

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Hughes Laughing Now: 2/1 City Fail To Score Once More

Sunday’s big game sees Mark Hughes facing his former cohorts with current team, Fulham. Hughes was sacked by Manchester City just over a year ago, with his City side leading the Premier League in draws. His Fulham team are in the exact same position this season and William Hill are offering 21/10 that Sunday’s match ends in a stalemate. With tempers likely to flare, Hughes is 33/1 to get sent to the stands.

City have failed to score in their last three Premiership games and Hills are offering 2/1 that they fail to do so once more at Craven Cottage. Should City score, it will most likely be Carlos Tevez who gets on the score sheet, having score seven of 15 goals. He is priced at 5/1 to score two or more goals with Hills.

“Mark Hughes will be desperate to get one over on his former employers but the odds certainly do not point to a classic. The most exciting action may possibly be seen on the sidelines,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Sunday Football Odds:

11/8 Blackburn; 21/10 Aston Villa; 21/10 Draw
21/10 Fulham; 7/5 Man City; 21/10 Draw

33/1 Mark Hughes gets sent to the stand
5/1 Carlos Tevez scores two or more goals

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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