You Bet Bellamy And Rhodes Will Be Star Men On Wednesday

Scotland and Wales warm up for World Cup qualification with friendlies against Australia and Bosnia this week with Championship strikers, Jordan Rhodes and Craig Bellamy, offered at 9/2 by William Hill to both score.

“Craig Bellamy and Jordan Rhodes may both be plying their trade in the Championship but our punters only seem interested in backing those guys to grab the goals on Wednesday,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Wales and Bosnia are both 17/10 for the win with the draw at 21/10. Craig Bellamy is 9/2 to net first for Wales and 6/5 to score any time. Scotland are the 6/4 favourites to emerge triumphant against Australia with Jordan Rhodes 9/2 to get the first goal.

Both teams have been drawn in Group A of Europe’s World Cup Qualifying section although Brazil 2014 looks like a far stretch for both. It is 1/6 they both miss out on qualification, 7/2 one and 100/1 two. Scotland are 16/1 to win Group A with Wales 25/1. Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald is hoping to put in a good performance against the Scots to force his way in at club level and is 15/2 to open the scoring.

International Specials:

Scotland and Wales World Cup qualification: 1/6 Neither, 7/2 Exactly One, 100/1 Two

World Cup Qualifying Match Bet (league position): 8/11 Scotland, 1/1 Wales

9/2: Craig Bellamy and Jordan Rhodes Both to score (both must start or bets are void)

Match Result:

6/4 Scotland, 11/5 Draw, 9/5 Australia

First Goal Scorer: 9/2 Jordan Rhodes, 6/1 Steven Naismith, 7/1 Jamie Mackie, 7/1 Archie Thompson, 15/2 Scott McDonald, 15/2 Shaun Maloney, 8/1 Robbie Kruse, 8/1 Robert Snodgrass, 9/1 Brett Holman, 9/1 James Forrest, 10/1 BAR

Anytime Goal Scorer: 6/5 Jordan Rhodes, 7/4 Steven Naismith, 2/1 Jamie Mackie, 2/1 Archie Thompson, 9/4 Scott McDonald, 11/4 Robbie Kruse, 11/4 Robert Snodgrass, 10/3 Brett Holman, 10/3 James Forrest, 7/2 BAR

Match Result: 17/10 Wales, 21/10 Draw, 17/10 Bosnia

First Goal Scorer: 9/2 Craig Bellamy, 11/2 Steve Morison, 6/1 Edin Dzeko, 6/1 Gareth Bale, 13/2 Vedad Ibisevic, 7/1 Simon Church, 7/1 Sam Vokes, 9/1 Aaron Ramsey, 9/1 Zvjezdan Misimovic, 9/1 Sejad Salihevic, 10/1 BAR

Anytime Goal Scorer: 6/5 Craig Bellamy, 6/4 Steve Morison, 7/4 Edin Dzeko, 7/4 Gareth Bale, 15/8 Vedad Ibisevic, 2/1 Simon Church, 2/1 Sam Vokes, 10/3 Aaron Ramsey, 10/3 Zvjezdan Misimovic, 10/3 Sejad Salihevic, 7/2 BAR

World Cup Qualifying Group A: 7/4 Belgium, 15/8 Croatia, 2/1 Serbia, 16/1 Scotland, 25/1 Wales, 66/1 Macedonia

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Allen Key For Liverpool This Season But Prem Is A Long Way Off

Joe Allen has finally completed his move to Liverpool and William Hill think that he will slot straight into the Red’s starting XI offering 1/6 that he starts next week’s opening Premier League fixture against West Brom. He is 1/5 to start more games than last season’s flop signings Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson. Allen will also be expected to chip in with a few goals and he is 2/1 to score four or five this season and 5/2 to grab six or more.

Allen’s arrival comes in the same week as a Liverpool fan walked into a shop in central Liverpool and placed £22,000 e/w on his side winning the league at 25/1. Should Liverpool win the League he will scoop £777,333.33 and should they finish second, he will pick up £205,333.33.

Liverpool are now 16/1 to win the league, but are a long way behind Manchester sides City and United, who are offered at 11/8 and 11/4 respectively. After Liverpool, Manchester City have been by far the best backed side and for the first time since the Premier League came into existence, punters are pretty much staying away from Manchester United.

“Joe Allen and Fabio Borini are two good players and certainly ones to watch for the future, but whether they will provide the quality that Liverpool quite obviously need to win the league or even come close looks a far stretch,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Starts for Liverpool match bet: 1/5 Joe Allen; 4/1 Jordan Henderson; 10/1 Charlie Adam

Joe Allen Premier League goals: 10/3 0-1; 9/4 2-3; 2/1 4-5; 5/2 6 or more

To start vs West Brom: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

Premier League winner: 11/8 Manchester City; 11/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 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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