Rvp Backed To Start Season At United

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Manchester United are still in the hunt for Robin van Persie and William Hill offer 6/4 that the Dutchman starts Manchester United’s first game of the season. William Hill think that van Persie and Wayne Rooney will be the focal point of Manchester United’s forward line and they are both 5/6 to outscore their potential future striking partner.

“Van Persie’s exit from Arsenal looks to be inching ever closer and we think he could be lining up for United on the first day of the season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Should van Persie come in, United will probably have to offload one of their strikers and that would probably be Berbatov. Hills make Zenit St Petersburg the most likely destination for the Bulgarian at 6/4, with AC Milan 5/1 and Galatasaray 6/1.

Tony Hibbert scored his first ever goal for Everton in his testimonial against AEK Athens and William Hill are offering odds of 3/1 that he manages to break his Premier League duck this season (2/9 that he does not).

“Tony Hibbert may have got the goalscoring bug after his strike against AEK Athens and may venture further forward this season in order to get his name on the scoresheet again,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Brendan Rodgers has stated that every player has his price, hinting that Daniel Agger may well be on his way to Manchester City and the big Dane is 5/1 to sign for the Premier League Champions by the start of the 2012/13 season.

Tony Hibbert to score a Premier League goal in the Premier League during the 2012/13 season: 3/1 yes; 2/9 no

Robin van Persie to start Manchester United’s first game of the season: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no

Goals match bet: 5/6 van Persie; 5/6 Rooney
*van Persie must be a registered EPL player on 1st September or bets void

Daniel Agger to move to Manchester City by the start of the season: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no

Dimitar Berbatov next club: 6/4 Zenit St. Petersburg; 5/1 AC Milan; 6/1 Galatasaray; 8/1 QPR; 14/1 Leverkusen; 20/1 West Ham; 25/1 PSG; 25/1 Spurs

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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City To Start Season Where They Left Off…..lifting Silverware

Manchester City take on Chelsea in the traditional season curtain raiser – the Community Shield and William Hill make the League Champions 4/6 to lift the trophy and 13/10 to win in 90 minutes. Of the previous five Community Shield winners, four of them have gone on to win the Premier League and William Hill are 2/1 that this year’s winner will also lift the big prize at the end of the season. Chelsea are 11/10 to lift the trophy.

“The season’s curtain raiser is often a good indicator as to who will go on to dominate throughout the course of the season and if you think Manchester City will win the double, this is a good time to get 2/1 about them winning the league,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Robin van Persie is 6/4 to start Manchester United’s first game of the season amidst talk that Wayne Rooney has told him to join him at Old Trafford, while Manchester City also appear to be closing in on their latest big money signing. Daniel Agger is 10/3 to have moved to Manchester City by the start of the 2012/13 season.

Community Shield: 13/10 Man City, 21/10 Draw, 9/5 Chelsea.

To Lift The Trophy: 4/6 Man City, 11/10 Chelsea.

First Goal Scorer: 5/1 S Aguero, 11/2 C Tevez, 11/2 M Balotelli, 6/1 E Dzeko, 6/1 F Torres, 7/1 E Hazard, 8/1 D Sturridge, 8/1 D Silva, 9/1 F Lampard, 9/1 S Nasri, 9/1 R Lukaku, 10/1 J Mata.

2/1 The Winner of the Community Shield goes onto win the Premier League

Robin van Persie to start Manchester United’s first game of the season: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no.

Daniel Agger to move to Manchester City by the start of 2012/13 season: 1/5 no; 10/3 yes.

Samba Stars Set for Gold

Brazil and Mexico will bring a bit of Latin flair to London on Saturday as they duke it out for the Olympic gold medal. Brazil are the 2/9 favourites for the gold medal, while they are 4/7 to win in 90 minutes.

“Brazil have been impressive over the course of the last two weeks and have shown why they have been favourites throughout the tournament. It would be a surprise if they did not finish the job off now,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young

Brazil/Mexico: 4/7 Brazil; 5/1 Mexico; 14/5 draw.

To win gold medal: 2/9 Brazil; 3/1 Mexico.

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

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Allen Unlikely To Push Liverpool To The Summit

Liverpool have reportedly had a bid for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen rejected as Brendan Rodgers goes back to his old club to pick up the midfield maestro. He may not have signed yet but William Hill have him at 2/1 to start 26 or more games for the Anfield club this season, 11/4 between 21 and 25, 11/4 between 16 and 20 and 11/4 between 11 and 15. It is 9/2 that he starts less than ten games.

Despite Brendan Rodgers’ appointment as the Reds’ manager they are still expected to come up short in the race for Champions League football. They are 4/7 to finish between fifth and tenth, 11/5 for between second and fourth and 10/1 to finish between 11th and 17th. It is 25/1 that Liverpool win the Premier League and 80/1 that they will be playing Championship football in 2013/14.

“Allen is the kind of pace dictating midfielder that Rodgers likes in his teams and it is fully expected that Liverpool will go back to Swansea with another offer,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Gareth Bale has come in for criticism after he scored overnight to help Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at LA Galaxy despite being ruled out of the Olympics through injury. He is 1/10 to start Tottenham’s first game of the Premier League season and 11/2 he doesn’t.

Gareth Bale to start the First Game of the season for Tottenham? 1/10 yes, 11/2 no
Joe Allen Premier League starts for Liverpool 2012/13:
9/2 Under 10
11/4 11-15
11/4 16-20
11/4 21-25
2/1 26+

Liverpool Finishing Position in the premier League 2012/13
25/1 Winners
11/5 2nd-4th
4/7 5th-10th
10/1 11th-17th
80/1 Relegated

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Quarter Final Chaos: William Hill Specials

The last two quarter finals are to be played over the weekend as the top two from Groups C and D come head to head. Spain are 4/5 for a 90 minute victory over Group D runners up France whilst England and Italy cannot be separated at 9/5 each in 90 minutes and 10/11 each for qualification.

Spain have been dominant in possession in this tournament and face a France team who’s confidence may well be in tatters after the final group game defeat to Sweden. Spain are 11/4 to have 71% or more of the possession with William Hill. It is 6/4 they have between 61% and 70%, 5/4 that they have 51%-60% and 6/1 that they lose their touch and have under 50% of the ball.

Fernando Torres has filled the striker’s role in the last two matches for Spain but Cesc Fabregas started the first game in an advanced position and has two goals to his name. William Hill are betting on specials if he were to come from the bench. He is 2/1 to come off the bench and score, 9/2 to come off the bench and be booked and 33/1 he gets a red card after coming on.

France are a big price at 2/1 to qualify considering they were highly fancied at the beginning of the tournament. Mexes is banned so Koscielny comes in. The 90 minutes draw is 23/10 with the game 11/2 to go to penalties.

England play Italy in the final game of the last eight on Sunday and Wiliam Hill are finding it difficult to split them. With both camps talking about penalties it seems as though that could is the way Hill’s are heading too. It is 19/10 for the draw and 9/2 for the match to go to penalties.

Steven Gerrard and James Milner are 9/2 favourites to be the first England player’s to miss from the spot if they get to penalty shoot outs. John Terry is 6/1 after a famous miss in Moscow in 2008.

There has been a lot of coverage over Mario Balotelli leading up to this encounter and the stormy Italian has provoked some specials from William Hill.

If he is to start he is 4/6 to be substituted before anything else. He is 5/2 to be booked ahead of 3/1 to finish the match and 10/3 to score. The Manchester City striker is 25/1 to be sent off.

He is also 11/4 to score more goals than Wayne Rooney in the game, it is 8/13 they score the same amount and 5/2 that Rooney wins that battle of the Manchester based strikers.
Match Result (To Qualify): 4/5 Spain (4/11), 23/10 Draw, 4/1 France (2/1)
11/2 Match to go to penalties
Cesc Fabregas Specials:
What Will Happen First? (Bets void if Fabregas Starts)
2/1 Come off the bench and score
9/2 Come off the bench and receive a yellow card
33/1 Come off the bench and be sent off
Spain possession Vs France
6/1 Under 50%
5/4 51-60%
6/4 61-70%
11/4 71+%
Match Result (To Qualify): 9/5 England (10/11), 19/10 Draw, 9/5 Italy (10/11)
Mario Balotelli Specials:
What Will Balotelli do first? (Bets void if Balotelli doesn’t start)
4/6 To be substituted
5/2 To be Booked
3/1 Finish the Match
10/3 Score
25/1 Be sent Off
Rooney Vs Balotelli Goals Match Bet? (Both players must start or bets Void)
5/2 Rooney
8/13 Tie
11/4 Balotelli
First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout: (Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.)
9/2 Steven Gerrard, 9/2 James Milner, 5/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 John Terry, 6/1 Any Other, 7/1 Ashley Cole, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 8/1 Ashley Young, 9/1 Scott Parker, 10/ Danny Welbeck, 12/1 Theo Walcott, 14/1 Joleon Lescott, 20/1 Joe Hart
9/2 Match to go to penalties

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

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Could Moses Lead Chelsea To The Promised Land Again?

With Chelsea having had their first approach for Victor Moses rebuffed William Hill question where he will be at the beginning of next season. So often used to getting their way, Chelsea are 4/7 to land the young striker and 11/8 he will still be at Wigan.

“Abramovich can quite often get like a dog with a bone, as his dogged pursuit of Jose Mourinho has shown in the past and we think that the same determination will prove too much for Wigan this summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea have already signed Eden Hazard and Marko Marin this summer and seem to be on the hunt to strengthen their Champions League winning squad. William Hill believe that 3-4 new signings (4/6) will start on the first day of next season for the Blues. 0-2 is 7/4 and 5+ is 5/1.

Andre Villas Boas is the 2/7 favourite with William Hill to take over at Tottenham despite the clubs links with France boss Laurent Blanc, who is 3/1 for the job. Luka Modric is 8/11 to still be at White Hart Lane for the start of next season. Gareth Bale is 4/9 and Rafael Van der Vaart is 8/15.

“Overlooking his Chelsea experience, AVB has a great managerial record and it would seem that some of the top players will stay to be part of the revolution,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Victor Moses’ Club on the first day of next Season: Chelsea 4/7, Wigan 11/8, QPR 10/1, Arsenal 12/1, Liverpool 16/1, Spurs 16/1, Man City 20/1, Man Utd 20/1

How many new players signed by Chelsea will start first game of next season?

7/4 0-2
4/6 3-4
5/1 5+

Next Permanent Tottenham Manager: 2/7 Villas Boas, 3/1 Blanc, 10/1 Klinsmann, 12/1 Moyes, 12/1 Rangnick, 14/1 Sherwood, 16/1 Martinez, 20/1 Benitez, 25/1 BAR

Still at Tottenham on the first day of next season:

8/11 Modric (1/1 Not)
4/9 Bale (13/8 Not)
8/15 Van der Vaart (11/8 Not)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Di Matteo Gets Chelsea Job: Favourite To Last At Least A Year!

Roberto Di Matteo has been confirmed as the new Chelsea manager and after his incredible work in the second half of the season, Hills think that he will last at least a year in his new position. Di Matteo is 1/2 to still be in charge for the first game of the 2013- 2014 season and 6/4 not to be. Should Roman Abramovich decide it is not working out Hills offer 8/1 that Pep Guardiola is the man in the hot seat come the start of the 2013-14 season.

“Di Matteo came in last season and performed admirably and the odds suggest he will be given a fair crack of the whip,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

Roberto Di Matteo to be manager at the start of the 2013/14 season: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

8/1 Pep Guardiola to be Chesea manager at the start of the 2013/14 season

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

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E: radams@williamhill.co.uk
William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
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66/1 For Germany To Win The Euros…let’s Just Hope For Clean Sheets

Germany are 5/2 favourites to win the European Championships and with their price being backed all the time, it will only get shorter. Having won their opening game 1-0 against Portugal, Germany are now 66/1 to win the tournament without conceding a goal.

“There may be a few punters who will be kicking themselves because they did not manage to grab any of the 5/1 that we offered a couple of months before the tournament started, but they now have the opportunity to back a relatively realistic 66/1 shot,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Germany take on Holland on Wednesday and Hills make them 6/4 slight favourites, with Holland 19/10 and the draw 21/10.

Cristiano Ronaldo flattered to deceive somewhat in Portugal’s first game at the Euros, but Hills think that he could spark to life against Denmark and is 3/1 to score more goals than the Danes in their match on Tuesday.

Group B – Winner: 1/3 Germany; 9/2 Denmark; 8/1 Holland; 14/1 Portugal

Group B – To qualify (not qualify): 1/16 Germany (7/1); 10/11 Denmark (10/11); 7/4 Portugal (2/5); 9/4 Holland (1/3)

66/1 Germany to win Euros without conceding a goal

Goals match bet: 3/1 Ronaldo; 13/8 Denmark; 10/11 Draw

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Red Mist Descends As Bluebirds Change Their Colours

Cardiff City have shocked fans by trading in their trademark blue kits for red ones and William Hill are offering 8/1 that in the first game of the season, the Bluebirds revert back to their traditional colours. They are also 11/2 to no longer be wearing the red kit for the final home game of the season.

“Fans of the Bluebirds are not happy and the best way in which they can protest is by refusing to buy or wear the new red kit,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Should they do that, the board will have to think long and hard about reverting to blue.”

Will Cardiff be wearing their red shirt at their first home game of the season: 1/20 yes; 8/1 no
Will Cardiff be wearing their red shirt at their final home game of the season: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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24 Hours To Go: Football Punters Dial Up Euro Millions

William Hill are expecting a real betting boom when the European Championships kick off on Friday. The firm are predicting that £100million could be placed by the time the full time whistle blows in the Final in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev – £3million of which is expected to be staked on England’s first game on Monday. Spain are the 11/4 favourites to win the tournament with Germany 3/1. England are 12/1 fifth favourites and despite the fact that they are the longest price ever to win a major tournament, that has not stopped Hills racking up a £1million liability should Roy’s boys lift the trophy.

The Euros is the first major football tournament taking place since William Hill launched their app and they are expecting that up to £15m will be punted by mobile punters with almost 100,000 bets being placed on the England/France game via smart phone.

“Our punters have been chomping at the bit since the season ended and we have seen a steady stream of money coming in for the Euros since then,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “That steady stream is set to become a torrent in the next few days as the tournament gets going and we are expecting a nine figure turnover over the course of the next three weeks with an unprecedented 15% of that on mobile.”

On the day that England face France, Hills are expecting to take over 200,000 bets in their shops alone and could take over 50,000 bets on the match in-play equating to over £1million.

Germany’s Mario Gomez is the 8/1 favourite to win the Golden boot and given the expansive way in which the energetic and youthful German side play, they could well reach the Final (6/4) and score plenty of goals along the way. Gomez is followed in the betting by 10/1 Robin van Persie and 12/1 Cristiano Ronaldo, who had two of the most remarkable goalscoring records in world football last season. Being banned for the first two matches of the tournament, Wayne Rooney is 33/1 to end the tournament as top goalscorer while Thomas Muller, who won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, is 25/1 to do the same in Poland and Ukraine.

FACTS:

William Hill expect to take over £100m on the tournament on the whole
– England’s first game could attract over £3m (£1million in-play)
– Over 200,000 bets will be staked in shops alone on the day of England’s first game against France
– £15m to be staked on mobile on tournament and 100,000 bets to be placed on the England/France game via app

Euro 2012 winner: 11/4 Spain; 3/1 Germany; 6/1 Holland; 10/1 France; 12/1 England; 14/1 Italy; 20/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 50/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Poland; 50/1 Czech Republic; 50/1 Croatia; 66/1 Sweden; 66/1 Greece; 80/1 Republic of Ireland; 100/1 Denmark
Top Goalscorer: 8/1 Mario Gomez; 10/1 Robin van Persie; 12/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 14/1 Fernando Llorente; 14/1 Karim Benzema; 14/1 Klaas Jan-Huntelaar; 14/1 Miroslav Klose; 18/1 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Robert Lewandowski; 25/1 Mario Balotelli; 25/1 Lukas Podolski; 25/1 Thomas Muller; 33/1 Cesc Fabregas; 33/1 Wayne Rooney; 33/1 Antonio Di Natale; 33/1 David Silva; 33/1 Wesley Sneijder; 33/1 Alvaro Negredo; 33/1 Rafael van der Vaart; 33/1 Antonio Cassano; 40/1 BAR
Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Euro 2012 – Great Free Stuff

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