FA Cup Tips

Luton v Millwall Giant killers Luton became the first non-league side to beat Premier League opposition in the FA Cup with their dramatic win over Norwich City in the last round. With home advantage against Championship opponents, the Hatters will be anticipating another positive result but Millwall won’t make it easy. The Lions may have […]

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2012 Fa Cup Is Over…roll On 2013 – Di Matteo 4/7 To Still Be In Charge Next Season

Chelsea won the FA Cup 2012 and William Hill make them 7/1 joint third favourites to win next season’s competition behind the two Manchester sides, with Liverpool 10/1 to do so. Roberto Di Matteo’s interview for the Chelsea job appears to be going swimmingly and William Hill make the Italian 4/7 to be in charge of the club on the first day of next season (5/4 he is not). On the other side of the manager’s technical area, Kenny Dalglish has not had the best of times and he is 5/6 to have left Liverpool by the start of next season (5/6 to still be there).

“Di Matteo has turned the fortunes of Chelsea around and whatever the result in Germany, we think that he will still be manager next season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Fernando Torres failed to play a single minute of the final and Hills make him 9/4 to have left Chelsea by the start of next season. Andy Carroll started the match on the bench but came on and bossed the forward line for Liverpool and he is 8/15 to still be at Liverpool come the start of next season.

A potentially contentious decision saw Andy Carroll’s header saved by Petr Cech with it unsure as to whether the ball had crossed the line and Hills offer 9/4 that goal-line technology is introduced in England by the first game of next season (1/3 that it is not).

Chelsea FA Cup Stage of Elimination
3rd Round 5/1
4th Round 9/2
Fifth Round 4/1
Quarter Finals 7/2
Semi Finals 6/1
Runner Up 7/1
Winner 7/1

Liverpool FA Cup Stage of Elimination
3rd Round 4/1
4th Round 4/1
Fifth Round 10/3
Quarter Finals 5/1
Semi Finals 13/2
Runner Up 10/1
Winner 10/1

FA CUP 2012/2013
Man City 9/2
Man Utd 11/2
Arsenal 7/1
Chelsea 7/1
Tottenham 7/1
Liverpool 10/1
Everton 20/1
Newcastle 20/1
Fulham 25/1
Sunderland 25/1
Stoke 33/1
Aston Villa 40/1
Swansea 50/1
West Brom 50/1
Norwich 66/1
Reading 80/1
Southampton 80/1
Others on request

Di Matteo still Chelsea manager 1st day next season?
Yes – 4/7
No – 5/4

Kenny Dalglish still Liverpool manager 1st day next season?
Yes – 5/6
No – 5/6

Goal-line tech to be introduced by 1st day of 2012/13 season?
Yes – 9/4
No – 1/3

Joe Crilly: William Hill Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Terry And Ferdinand On Shakey Ground ?

WILL FERDINAND AND TERRY SHAKE HANDS?

William Hill offer odds of 1/ 2 that Anton Ferdinand and John Terry will NOT shake hands during the pre-match ceremony prior to the Chelsea- QPR Premier League game on Sunday. It is 6/4 that they WILL shake hands.

TERRY TO LIFT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

WILIAM HILL offer 20/1 that John Terry will be the first player to lift the Champions League trophy aloft if they win the Final. (Bets void if Chelsea don’t win).

CHELSEA 2/1 TO LOSE BOTH FINALS

WITH TWO major trophies to aim at, William Hill offer 2/1 that Chelsea fail to win either the Champions League and FA Cup; 8/11 that they win just ONE of the two, and 7/2 that they win both.
Hills also offer 8/15 that Chelsea WILL play in the Champions League next season, 11/8 that they will not.

MAC THE KNIFED? ONE ECK OF A GAMBLE

William Hill have cut their odds about Alex McLeish ceasing to be Villa boss by day one of next season from 9/2 to 9/4. He is 1/3 still to be in charge. Villa are 6/1 to go down.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twitter- @sharpeangle

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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You Bet Roberto Will Be Singing The Blues Next Season

Chelsea fantastically drew with Barcelona with ten men and William Hill make the Blues 7/4 to lift the trophy. With John Terry getting sent off and going 2-0 down, the Blues were as long as 20/1 to qualify from the tie. The mastermind behind the victory, Roberto Di Matteo, is in to 10/11 from 7/4 to become the next permanent Chelsea boss.

Chelsea are 7/2 to win both the Champions League and the FA Cup.

“A fantastic turnaround from Chelsea and Di Matteo has been backed in from 7/4 to 10/11 in the space of 15 minutes since Torres scored the equaliser,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Bolton got a vital victory at the bottom of the table and William Hill make them 1/2 to avoid relegation (6/4 to go down). Villa, on the other hand, have been dragged into the relegation dogfight and they are 6/1 to go down.

When will English team win the Champions League: 7/4 2012; 11/2 2013; 7/1 2014; 10/1 2015; 11/1 2016; 7/4 no English CL win before 2017

Champions League Outright: 5/4 Real Madrid; 7/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Bayern Munich

10/11 Roberto Di Matteo to be named as the next permanent Chelsea manager

To finish 19th in Premier League: 6/5 Blackburn; 3/1 QPR; 7/2 Bolton; 8/1 Wigan; 12/1 Aston Villa

Premier League Relegation trebles: 13/8 Wolves/Blackburn/QPR; 15/8 Wolves/Bolton/Blackburn; 7/2 Wolves/Wigan/Blackburn; 9/2 Wolves/QPR/ Bolton; 8/1 Wolves/Wigan/QPR; 9/1 Wolves/Wigan/Bolton

Premier League relegation: 1/6 Blackburn (7/2 to stay up); 5/4 QPR (4/7); 6/4 Bolton (1/2); 6/1 Aston Villa (1/12)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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

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Goal-line Technology Now 11/4 For Next Season…champions League Latest

Spurs were on the receiving end of a controversial decision at Wembley on Sunday and Sepp Blatter has revealed that FIFA are willing to experiment with goal-line technology in June and William Hill are offering 11/4 that it is in place for the start of the Premier League next season (1/4 it is not).

Another controversial decision came at Old Trafford where Ashley Young won his second dubious penalty in as many weeks and William Hill are offering 3/1 that he is booked for simulation during the run in to the season.

Despite Tottenham’s recent slump in form, culminating in their 5-1 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup, Harry Redknapp is 1/4 to become the next England manager, with Roy Hodgson 4/1 and Stuart Pearce 6/1.

“Since Capello left England, seemingly thrusting Redknapp into the seat overnight, Spurs have won just once,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “As the old adage goes though, form is temporary, class is permanent.”

Chelsea now have a two legged affair against Barcelona to contest and Hills offer 12/1 that they win the Champions League AND the FA Cup.

Di Matteo has only seen one defeat since he took over as Chelsea boss, but despite this, he is the 11/4 second favourite to become the next permanent Chelsea boss with Hills who go 2/1 Benitez and 11/4 Mourinho.

The Champions League semi finals kick off on Tuesday and William Hill make Barcelona the 6/5 favourites to be the highest scoring team of the four this week, with Real Madrid 5/2, Bayern Munich 11/4 and Chelsea 9/2.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lional Messi both reached the landmark of 41 goals in La Liga and William Hill make Ronaldo the 4/5 favourite to end the season as the leading scorer in Spain, Messi is just behind at 10/11.

La Liga Top Goalscorer: 4/5 Cristiano Ronaldo; 10/11 Lionel Messi

Goal Line Technology to be introduced by the start of next season: 11/4 yes; 1/4 no

Ashley Young to be booked for simulation in the Premier League season 2011/12: 3/1

Ashley Young to be booked for simulation at Euro 2012: 10/3
*bets void if he does not make Euro 2012 squad

Midweek specials:

Highest scoring match: 11/10 Bayern Munich/Real Madrid; 5/4 Chelsea/Barcelona; 3/1 Tie

Highest scoring team: 6/5 Barcelona; 5/2 Real Madrid; 11/4 Bayern Munich; 9/2 Chelsea

Fastest scoring team: 2/1 Barcelona; 9/4 Bayern Munich; 9/4 Real Madrid; 3/1 Chelsea

Champions League outright 5/6 Barcelona; 5/2 Real Madrid; 5/1 Bayern Munich; 8/1 Chelsea

Name the finalists: 3/4 Barcelona/Real Madrid; 9/4 Barcelona/Bayern Munich; 6/1 Real Madrid/Chelsea; 11/1 Bayern Munich/Chelsea

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 2/1 Rafael Benitez; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 11/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Joachim Low; 14/1 David Moyes; 25/1 BAR

Next permanent England manager: 1/4 Harry Redknapp; 4/1 Roy Hodgson; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 12/1 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Pep Guardiola; 20/1 Arsene Weger; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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

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Chelsea Favourites For Fa Cup According To Betting Partner

William Hill, the betting partner of the FA Cup, make Chelsea the 8/13 favourites to lift the FA Cup, following a victory over Spurs at Wembley on Sunday. Liverpool are 6/5 to lift their second silverware of the season.

The 90 minute prices have Chelsea at 13/10, Liverpool 9/5 and the draw 2/1. With neither semi final going the distance, Hills go 4/1 about the match going to penalties.

“Chelsea got a bit of a helping hand to get them into the final, but we think that they are clear favourites now to go on to lift the trophy,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

To lift the FA Cup: 8/13 Chelsea; 6/5 Liverpool

90 minutes prices: 13/10 Chelsea; 2/1 draw; 9/5 Liverpool

4/1 Match to go to penalties

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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

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Dalglish To Replace Commoli ? Weekend Specials

********************William Hill FA CUP/PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND SPECIALS********************

DALGLISH TO SUCCEED COMMOLI?

William Hill have made Kenny Dalglish 5/1 third favourite to succeed the departed Damien Commoli as Liverpool’s Director of Football Strategy. ‘With Dalglish himself under pressure over Liverpool’s poor Premier League performances this season, we could see him being moved ‘upstairs’ before the start of next season’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills MAKE DALGLISH 5/6 STILL TO BE LIVERPOOL MANAGER ON DAY ONE OF NEXT SEASON, 5/6 NOT TO.

Liverpool ‘Director of Football Strategy’ on the 1st day of the premier league season 2012/13:

Johan Cruyff 6/4
Louis van Gaal 5/2
Kenny Dalglish 5/1
Jurgen Klinsmann 10/1
Franco Baldini 14/1
Predrag Mijatovic 20/1
Umberto Gandini 25/1

Others on request.
Appointment must be as a specific replacement to the role previously held by Damien Commoli.
If no specific replacement is appointed, bets void.

**Comolli has departed Anfield and William Hill are offering odds on which of ‘his’ signings will be leaving Anfield as well. The £35million man, Andy Carroll is 5/4 to no longer be at the club on the first day of next season, while his partner in crime, Luis Suarez, is the same price to no longer be a Liverpool player next season.

Damien Comolli signings:

Will they be at Liverpool next season? (y/n): Carroll (4/7, 5/4); Downing (1/10, 11/2); Henderson (1/10, 11/2); Doni (4/7, 5/4); Bellamy (8/11, Evs); Coates (1/5, 10/3); Enrique (1/12, 6/1); Adam (4/7, 5/4); Suarez (4/7, 5/4)

FA CUP ODDS………

FA Cup winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Tottenham; 5/2 Liverpool; 7/2 Everton

Nominate the finalists: 2/1 Tottenham/Liverpool; 11/5 Chelsea/Liverpool; 3/1 Tottenham/Everton; 16/5 Chelsea/Everton

**William Hill are offering 4/1 that there are two or more red cards over the two semi finals – (4/9 for none and 10/3 for one).

SEMIS……6/4 Liverpool; 2/1 draw; Everton 2/1. To go through – 8/11 Liverpool; Evens Everton…….Liverpool to go through via extra time or penalty shoot out – 5/1; Everton to go through via extra time or penalty shoot out – 6/1
**25/1 either keeper sent off.

13/8 Spurs; 2/1 draw; Chelsea 19/10………To go through – 4/5 Spurs; 10/11 Chelsea…….Match decided by penalty shoot-out 6/1

CHELSEA are 11/1 to beat both Spurs/Barcelona; 20/1 to win FA Cup/Champions League.

WHO WILL WIN THE TITLE – AND HOW?

TITLE ODDS…1/6 Man U; 7/2 City

Man Utd title winning margin:

Not win title 7/2
Goal difference 33/1
1-4 pts 13/8
5-8 pts 2/1
9 or more pts 4/1

** Man Utd to win the league via a play-off – 350/1

Man C title winning margin:

Not win title 1/6
Goal difference 25/1
1-2 pts1 1/2
3 or more pts 20/1

**Man City to win the league via a play-off – 350/1

RELEGATION ODDS……1/150 Wolves (20/1 stay up); 8/15 Blackburn (11/8 stay up); 10/11 Wigan (4/5); 6/5 Bolton (8/13); 11/8 QPR (8/15); 12 Villa.

WOLVES have been backed from 18/1 to 12/1 with Hills to lose all of their remaining Prem games.

RELEGATION TREBLES……19/10 Wolves/Wigan/Blackburn…..12/5 Wolves/Bolton/Blackburn….7/2 Wolves/Wigan/QPR;…..11/2 Wolves/Wigan/Bolton…..11/2 Wigan/QPR/Blackburn……6/1 QPR/Bolton/Blackburn……9/1 Wigan/QPR/Bolton……others on request.

PREM SPECIALS…Highest scoring match – 3/1 Arsenal-Wigan; 10/3 Man U- Villa; 4 Sunderland-Wolves; 9/2 Norwich-Man C; 11/2 Swansea-Blackburn; WBA-QPR.

Highest scoring team – 5/2 Man U; 11/4 Arsenal; 6 Man C;Sunderland; 9 WBA; 10 Swansea; 14 Norwich; 16 Blackburn; 20 QPR; Wolves

Fastest scoring team- 11/2 Man U; 6 Arsenal; 7 Man C/Sunderland; 8 WBA/Swansea; 9 Norwich; 11 Blackburn/Wolves/QPR; 12 Wigan; 16 Villa.

Hat trick scored – 6/1 yes, 1/12 no

To Win Ballon d’Or:

Lionel Messi 1/3
Cristiano Ronaldo 7/2
Robin van Persie 9/1
Xavi 12/1
Wayne Rooney 25/1
David Silva 33/1
Others on request

LMA MANAGER OF YEAR…6/4Pardew; 13/8 Rodgers; 7/2 Lambert; 11 Moyes; 12 Ferguson; 33 Redknapp; 66 Mancini.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Liverpool Fans Carroll Singing…reds 6/5 To Lift Trophy

Andy Carroll scored the winner for Liverpool against Everton in the FA Cup semi final and William Hill make him 8/1 to score the last goal of the match in the final and also offer 12/1 that he is named official Man Of The Match in the final. Liverpool are the 6/5 favourites to win the FA Cup with Spurs 2/1 and Chelsea 9/4.

Luis Suarez was named Man Of The Match and he is 8/1 to receive the award again in the final.

“Andy Carroll was knocking on the door all day and his goal was much deserved,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “His current purple patch may have come too late for an England call up;, but despite this, we think he could have a say in the final.”

Spurs are 4/5 favourites to qualify from tomorrow’s game, while Chelsea are 10/11. After the late drama at Wembley on Saturday, Hills offer 4/1 that Sunday’s winners come from behind to win the match. With the match almost too close to call, Hills go 6/1 about it going to penalties.

Suarez to be named official Man Of Match in final – 8/1

Andy Carroll to be named official Man Of Match in final – 12/1

Caroll in England squad for summer – 3/1 YES 2/9 NO

Winner of tomorrow’s game to come from behind to win in 90 minutes – 4/1

Carroll to score first/last in final – 8/1

FA Cup outright: 6/5 Liverpool; 2/1 Spurs; 9/4 Chelsea

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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

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Jones Is In For Liverpool, Will Everton Pay The Penalty?

After his heroics against Blackburn, William Hill are offering 4/1 that Brad Jones saves a penalty against Everton at any point during the tie. With both games being local derbies, William Hill are expecting a couple of tasty affairs and are offering 4/1 that there are two or more red cards over the two matches (4/9 for none and 10/3 for one).

“Brad Jones will certainly not have expected to be playing on Sunday but now he will be studying tapes of Everton’s penalty takers to make sure he is prepared for any eventualities,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea have two very important games ahead of them and having rested a few of their big names against Fulham are expected to have the big guns firing against Spurs and Barcelona. Hills are offering 1/5 that John Terry starts both games, 5/6 for Frank Lampard and 1/6 that Ashley Cole does. Chelsea are 11/1 to bear Spurs on Sunday and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

William Hill Odds:

Chelsea to beat Spurs and Barcelona: 11/1

Brad Jones to save a penalty at any point (inc. Penalty shootout): 4/1

How many red cards over the two games: 4/9 none; 10/3 one; 4/1 two or more

Chelsea players to start matches against Spurs and Barcelona:

1/5 Terry
5/6 Lampard
6/5 Torres
7/4 Drogba
3/1 Sturridge
1/6 A. Cole

FA Cup winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Tottenham; 5/2 Liverpool; 7/2 Everton

Nominate the finalists: 2/1 Tottenham/Liverpool; 11/5 Chelsea/Liverpool; 3/1 Tottenham/Everton; 16/5 Chelsea/Everton

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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

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Everton Odds On To Finish Above Liverpool For First Time This Season…you Bet Kenny Is Off In The Summer

Everton thumped Sunderland to move four points ahead of Liverpool and for the first time this season, William Hill make the Blues odds on, at 8/15 to finish above Kenny Dalglish’s men (Liverpool are 11/8 to finish above Everton). Kenny Dalglish is odds on at 8/11 to have bowed out of Anfield by the time that next season kicks off (Evens to still be there).

“Not since the mid 2000s have Everton finished above Liverpool and now, for the first time since then we have made Everton odds on to finish above their red rivals,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “That does not make for good reading for Dalglish though.”

Since Fabio Capello resigned as England boss and Harry Redknapp was mooted as his replacement, Spurs have only won once. Despite this, Hills make Redknapp the 1/4 favourite to become the next permanent England boss. Hills offer 12/1 that Spurs fail to win any of their next four games although make them 6/4 to win their next match against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi final.

When will Spurs next win:
Chelsea (N) (FAC) (90mins) 6/4
QPR (A) (PL) 2/1
Blackburn (H) (PL) 13/5
Bolton (A) (PL) 16/1
Win none of these 12/1

Who will finish higher in the league:
Liverpool – 11/8
Everton – 8/15

Dalglish still at Liverpool at the start of next season
Yes – 8/11
No – EVS

Moyes still at Everton at the start of next season:
Yes – 1/3
No – 9/4

Next England boss Redknapp -1/4

Relegation Outright: 1/100 Wolves; 4/9 Wigan; 8/11 QPR; 11/10 Blackburn; 13/8 Bolton; 14/1 Aston Villa

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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

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