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.

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Daniel To Sturr Up Gb

As Team GB prepare for their quarter final on Saturday against South Korea William Hill think that recent performances should give cause to be hopeful for British football fans. Hill’s are 5/4 that GB win in 90 minutes and odds on at 8/15 to qualify.

Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal of the game as GB beat Uruguay in Cardiff on Wednesday and he looks likely to the lead the line again against South Korea. He is 9/2 to score first, with Craig Bellamy a 6/1 chance. Sunderland youngster Ji Dong Won is an 8/1 chance to score first against Pearce’s GB. Arsenal’s Ju Young Park is a 7/1 chance.

“South Korea have made it to the Quarter finals only scoring in one game but they can be dangerous. GB are growing in confidence and they beat a team of genuine quality against Uruguay. A semi final place should now be expected,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Match Result: 5/4 Team GB, 19/10 Draw, 23/10 South Korea

To Qualify: 8/15 Team GB, 11/8 South Korea

First Goal Scorer: 9/1 D Sturridge, 6/1 C Bellamy, 7/1 M Sordell, 7/1 Ju Young Park, 8/1 Koo Ja-Cheol, 8/1 Ji Dong Won, 8/1 S Sinclair, 9/1 Kim Hyun-Sung, 10/1 Kim Bo Kyung, 10/1 R Giggs, 10/1 A Ramsay, 12/1 BAR

Olympics Men’s Football Outright: 4/7 Brazil, 13.2 GB, 8/1 Mexico, 10/ Japan, 12/1 Senegal, 16/1 South Korea, 20/1 Egypt, 66/1 Honduras

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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

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South American’s Dominate London 2012 Goal Scoring Race, Neymar 11/2

Tipped for world stardom, Brazil’s wonderkid Neymar has been installed as the 11/2 favourite with William Hill to top score at this summer’s Olympic football tournament and his side are 7/4 favourites to win gold.

Spain are 2/1 second favourites and have Atletico Madrid striker, Adrian in their ranks. He is the second favourite at 7/1 to top score this summer. Hulk is 8/1 along with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is 9/1. Daniel Sturridge is the highest Team GB player in the betting at 16/1 with Craig Bellamy at 20/1.

“There will be a lot of young talent on show in the men’s football tournament. Neymar, Adrian, Sturridge, Suarez and Cavani are all superb strikers and it could be as tight as the Euros for top scoring supremacy,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Men’s Olympic Football Gold Medal Winners: 7/4 Brazil, 2/1 Spain, 6/1 Uruguay, 8/1 Team GB, 9/1 Switzerland, 14/1 Mexico, 25/1 BAR

Men’s Olympic Football Top Goal Scorer: 11/2 Neymar, 7/1 Adrian, 8/1 Hulk, 8/1 Leandro Damiao, 8/1 L Suarez, 9/1 A Pato, 9/1 E Cavani, 12/1 A Hernandez, 12/1 Rodrigo, 16/1 C Tello, 16/1 D Sturridge, 20/1 BAR

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Team Gb On The Drift As Squads Around The World Are Announced For London

As more and more nations are announcing their football sides for the Olympic Games, the betting picture becomes clearer as William Hill have cut the price of Uruguay winning the men’s tournament from 8/1 to 6/1, while GB have gone the other way from 6/1 to 8/1. Brazil are the 7/4 favourites to win the competition, while Spain are 2/1.

GB’s men are expected to progress through a relatively easy group, however, they are 2/1 to exit the competition at the Quarter Final stage. Daniel Sturridge and Craig Bellamy are favourites to be GB’s top tournament scorers at 7/2 with Scott Sinclair and Marvin Sordell 6/1. Captain Ryan Giggs is 10/1.

“GB are not one of the favourites for the competition, but a fair number of the players called up have had experience with Pearce as their manager and so that could help them progress further than most would expect,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

GB’s ladies are also outsiders to win the tournament, despite the fact that they were the only side to defeat Japan at the last World Cup. At 20/1, Hope Powell’s side are behind 13/8 USA; 7/2 Japan; 4/1 Brazil; 7/1 France and 9/1 Sweden.

Men’s Olympic football: 7/4 Brazil; 2/1 Spain; 6/1 Uruguay; 8/1 Great Britain; 9/1 Switzerland; 14/1 Mexico; 40/1 Japan; 50/1 Belarus; 50/1 Egypt; 50/1 Morocco; 50/1 Senegal; 50/1 South Korea; 66/1 Gabon; 200/1 Honduras; 200/1 New Zealand; 250/1 United Arab Emirates

Men’s Stage of elimination: 11/5 Group Stage; 2/1 Quarter Final; 9/2 Fourth place; 5/1 Bronze medal; 6/1 Silver medal; 8/1 Gold medal

Top GB goalscorer: 7/2 D Sturridge, 7/2 C Bellamy, 6/1 S Sinclair, 6/1 M Sordell, 10/1 R Giggs, 12/1 A Ramsey, 14/1 T Cleverley, 16/1 D Rose, 20/1 J Allen, 25/1 M Richards, 25/1 C Dawson, 25/1 No Goal Scorer, 33/1 J Tomkins, 33/1 J Cork, 50/1 R Bertrand, 50/1 S Caulker, 66/1 N Taylor

Women’s Olympic football: 13/8 USA; 7/2 Japan; 4/1 Brazil; 7/1 France; 9/1 Sweden; 20/1 GB; 25/1 Canada; 25/1 North Korea; 40/1 New Zealand; 100/1 Cameroon; 100/1 Colombia; 100/1 South Africa

Women’s stage of elimination: 9/2 Group Stage; 4/6 Quarter Final; 9/2 Fourth place; 6/1 Bronze medal; 8/1 Silver medal; 20/1 Gold medal

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7/2 Sturridge To Lead Gb Gold Charge!

Stuart Pearce has confirmed his Team GB squad for the Olympics on Monday without David Beckham. They are 6/1 to win with Brazil 15/8 favourites with World & double European champions Spain, a 9/4 chance.
Daniel Sturridge is the 7/2 co favourite with Welsh striker Craig Bellamy to top score for team Great Britain, with Scott Sinclair and Marvin Sordell 6/1 shots. Surprise call up Sordell is 13/8 to start the opening game on the 26th July against Senegal, Sturridge is 2/7, Bellamy 1/4.
Expectations for Team GB are relatively low, with an exit at the group stage or a semi final, both 2/1. A Quarter final exit is 21/10 and it is 7/1 that Team GB pick up a silver medal.

To Start Vs Senegal (26/7/12):
Marvin Sordell: 4/9 No, 13/8 Yes
Daniel Sturridge: 5/2 No, 2/7 Yes
Craig Bellamy: 11/4 No, 1/4 Yes

Top Team GB Men’s Goal Scorer: 7/2 D Sturridge, 7/2 C Bellamy, 6/1 S Sinclair, 6/1 M Sordell, 10/1 R Giggs, 12/1 A Ramsey, 14/1 T Cleverley, 16/1 D Rose, 20/1 J Allen, 25/1 M Richards, 25/1 C Dawson, 25/1 No Goal Scorer, 33/1 J Tomkins, 33/1 J Cork, 50/1 R Bertrand, 50/1 S Caulker, 66/1 N Taylor

Team GB stage of elimination: 2/1 Group Stage, 2/1 Semi Final, 21/10 Quarter Final, 6/1 Winner, 7/1 Runner Up

Olympics Mens Football: 15/8 Brazil, 9/4 Spain, 6/1 Great Britain, 6/1 Switzerland, 8/1 Uruguay, 12/1 BAR

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Hodgson’s Hero: Fit Again Bent 4/1 To Make Euros…hill’s Predict Fantastic Prem Finale

HODGSON’S HERO: FIT AGAIN BENT 4/1 TO MAKE EUROS…HILL’S PREDICT FANTASTIC PREM FINALE

Darren Bent has been declared fit for the Euros and William Hill make the Villa man 4/1 to make Roy Hodgson’s 23 man squad (1/7 not to).

“In his pomp, Darren Bent is one of the best natural finishers in world football, although whether Hodgson will risk taking a player who has barely turned out for his club in 2012 remains to be seen,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Bent is 25/1 to secure the Euros Golden Boot, with Wayne Rooney at the same price and Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard at 33/1.

EVERYTHING UP FOR GRABS ON CLOSEST LAST DAY EVER

With the title, top four and relegation all to be decided on the final day of the season, William Hill have opened a market on which teams will fill the all important spots in the table. They offer 5/4 that City win the League, Arsenal grab the last definite Champions League spot (in third), and Bolton are the unlucky side who are relegated.

“This Premier League season has been nip and tuck from day one and it seems only fitting that there should be so much up for grabs on the final day,” said Crilly.

Will Darren Bent make the England Euros Squad: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no

To win the Premier League, Finish Third and be Relegated:

5/4 Man City; Arsenal; Bolton
10/3 Man City Tottenham; Bolton
7/2 Man City; Arsenal; QPR
8/1 Man City; Tottenham; QPR
9/1 Man Utd; Arsenal; Bolton
18/1 Man Utd; Tottenham; Bolton;
50/1 Man City; Newcastle; Bolton
100/1 Man City; Newcastle; QPR
200/1 Man Utd; Newcastle; Bolton

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Van Persie Just 1/10 For Pfa Player Of The Year

Robin van Persie is the 1/10 favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award with William Hill after a fantastic season that has seen him score 27 goals so far this season. After starting the season so well, David Silva is the second favourite, some way behind van Persie at 7/1 with Wayne Rooney at 10/1.

“There have been some fantastic players on show this year in the Premier League, but van Persie really stands out from the crowd,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Surprisingly not in the shortlist for the senior player of the year, Gareth Bale heads the betting for the PFA Young Player of the Year at 4/7 although Sergio Aguero is just behind him at 5/4 with Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck 14/1 joint third favourites.

PFA Player of the Year: 1/10 Robin van Persie; 7/1 David Silva; 10/1 Wayne Rooney; 14/1Sergio Aguero; 25/1 Joe Hart; 33/1 Scott Parket

PFA Young Player of the Year: 4/7 Gareth Bale; 5/4 Sergio Aguero; 14/1 Daniel Sturridge; 14/1 Danny Welbeck; 33/1 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain; 33/1 Kyle Walker

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Dutch Courage For Youngsters Ahead Of Replacing Rooney And Bent At Euros

England face Holland on Wednesday and with the Dutch two places higher in the FIFA rankings than England, William Hill offer 4/6 that they progress further in Euro 2012 than England (11/10 vice versa). England are 8/1 to win the tournament, but are 2/1 to go out in the group stages and the same price to go out in the quarter finals.

Darren Bent has been confirmed as being out for three months and William Hill are offering 1/2 that Theo Walcott starts against France, 5/6 Daniel Sturridge does, 11/10 Danny Welbeck and 5/1 Adam Johnson.

“With Wayne Rooney out of the first two games and now the natural replacement, Darren Bent, potentially being out of the whole tournament, the goalscoring burden may now rest on the very young collective shoulders of Walcott, Sturridge and Welbeck,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Harry Redknapp remains in the driving seat to become the next England manager (4/9) and is odds on, at 1/2 to be in charge of them during the European Championships. Stuart Pearce is 2/1 with any other manager offered at 7/1. England are 12/1 to win the Euros under Redknapp, 25/1 to do so under Pearce and 50/1 to lift the trophy under any other manager.

Robin van Persie will undoubtedly be looking to continue his rich vein of form at Wembley and Hills make him 4/1 to outscore England when they meet on Wednesday and he is 5/1 to outscore England for the whole of the tournament in the summer.

England stage of elimination at Euro 2012: 2/1 Quarter final; 2/1 group stage; 4/1 Semi final; 6/1 runner up; 8/1 winner

England manager at Euro 2012: 1/2 Harry Redknapp; 2/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Any other manager

England to win Euro 2012 under Harry Redknapp: 12/1

England to win Euro 2012 under Stuart Pearce: 25/1

England to win Euro 2012 under any manager that is not Stuart Pearce or Harry Redknapp: 50/1

Who will start England’s first game of Euro 2012: 1/2 Theo Walcott (6/4 not to); 5/6 Daniel Sturridge (5/6); 11/10 Danny Welbeck (4/6); 5/1 Adam Johnson (1/9); 6/1 Frazier Campbell (1/12); 6/1 Peter Crouch (1/12); 6/1 Jermaine Defoe (1/12); 10/1 Andy Carroll (1/33); 12/1 Bobby Zamora (1/50); 33/1 Michael Owen (1/300)

England/Holland final at Euro 2012: 25/1

Tournament Match Bet (who will progress the furthest?): 11/10 England; 4/6 Holland (money back for same stage)

RVP to score more goals than England during Euro 2012: 5/1

RVP to score more goals than England on Wednesday night: 4/1

Euro 2012 winner: 9/4 Spain; 3/1 Germany; 7/1 Holland; 8/1 England; 14/1 Italy; 14/1 France; 20/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Croatia; 50/1 Poland; 50/1 Czech Republic; 66/1 Sweden; 66/1 Greece; 80/1 Republic of Ireland; 100/1 Denmark

England captain for Euro 2012 game vs France: 10/11 Steven Gerrard; 7/4 Scott Parker; 11/2 Joe Hart; 10/1 Frank Lampard; 14/1 Gareth Barry; 14/1 James Milner; 20/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Stewart Downing

Next permanent England manager: 4/9 Harry Redknapp; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 11/1 Guus Hiddink; 12/1 Roy Hodgson; 14/1 Jose Mourinho; 20/1 Martin O’Neill; 25/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Rafa Benitez; 33/1 BAR

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Pearce’s “old” Boys Could Feature In Future If He Gets Permanent Role

Stuart Pearce allowed Stewart Downing to take the Press Conference for England today and William Hill make the Liverpool winger 33/1 to be England’s captain for their first Euro 2012 game (the same price as Rio Ferdinand). James Milner holds the record for most under 21 appearances, many of which were under Pearce and he is 14/1 to be given the captain’s armband for the France game. Steven Gerrard is the 10/11 favourite although there is a suggestion that should Pearce be in charge at the Euros, he will turn to a number of his U21 stalwarts. Micah Richards is 5/2 to start England’s first game of the tournament, with Kyle Walker 7/4, Danny Welbeck 4/6 and Daniel Sturridge 8/11.

“Pearce knows a lot of these players from his U21 days and he certainly would not have called them up if he thought they would not be up to task,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Frazier Campbell has impressed since returning to action following a year on the touchline and he could mark his miraculous return to form with an England cap. William Hill make him 1/4 to make any form of appearance on Wednesday (11/4 to remain unused).

The match against Holland will be a good test for England against a side who must be confident of reaching the latter stages of the Euros and Hills are offering 12/1 that they meet in the tournament and England qualify.

England Captain for Euro 2012 game vs France: 10/11 Steven Gerrard; 7/4 Scott Parker; 11/2 Joe Hart; 10/1 Frank Lampard; 14/1 Gareth Barry; 14/1 James Milner; 20/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Stewart Downing

England vs Holland goal scorer match bet: 10/3 Daniel Sturridge; 10/3 Danny Welbeck; 4/7 tie
*both must start or bets void

Frazier Campbell to make his debut: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
*Debut counts as minutes played, even as a substitute

To start for England vs France at Euro 2012:

Micah Richards: 5/2 yes; 2/7 no
Glen Johnson: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Danny Welbeck: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
Daniel Sturridge: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Kyle Walker: 7/4 yes; 2/5 no

Next permanent England manager: 4/9 Harry Redknapp; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 11/1 Guus Hiddink; 12/1 BAR

FA Trophy: Luton Favs As They Draw Bogey Team

Despite drawing bogey side, York, Luton are the 6/4 favourites to win the FA Trophy, with William Hill making York and Newport 9/4 shots with Wealdstone 8/1 outsiders. Hills think that the final will be contested by Luton and Newport County, offering odds of 5/4 that these two line up at Wembley on the 20th May.

FA Trophy Winner: 6/4 Luton; 9/4 York; 9/4 Newport; 8/1 Wealdstone

FA Trophy – Nominate the finalist: 5/4 Luton/Newport County; 13/8 York/Newport County; 5/1 Luton/Wealdstone; 6/1 York/Wealdstone

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