***premier League Opening Fixtures 2012/13***

Euro 2012 is not even past the group stages yet but the fixtures for the new season of the Premier League have been announced with champions Manchester City starting their defence with a home game against newly promoted Southampton, who are 11/1 to pull off a shock.

City are 1/7 for an opening day victory at the Etihad Stadium whilst cross city and title rivals United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton. United are 8/11 to pick up the victory with Everton at 3/1. The Manchester double is 19/20.

With Southampton facing a taxing trip to Manchester, Reading and West Ham stay at home. Reading are 7/5 for a victory against Tony Pulis and Stoke City whilst Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United host Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa. The Hammers are 7/5, with Lambert’s Villa 8/5 to win their first game with their new boss. William Hill are offering 66/1 for all three newly promoted clubs to win on the opening day.

Brendan Rodgers takes charge of his first Liverpool game at the Hawthorns. West Brom have never won an opening day fixture in the Premier League but are 11/5 to buck that trend against Liverpool. Rodgers and Liverpool are 1/1 to pick up all three points. It is 7/1 that both Liverpool and Everton win.

Elsewhere, Chelsea (1/2) travel to Wigan (5/1), QPR (1/1) host Michael Laudrup’s Swansea (11/5), Newcastle (7/5) play Tottenham (8/5) at St James’ Park, Sunderland (15/2) open at the Emirates against Arsenal (1/4) and Fulham (4/6) host Norwich (16/5).

Man City are favourites to be champions again at 11/8. United are 5/2 with Chelsea at 9/2. Reading are 10/11 for relegation, Southampton are 5/4 with West Ham, Wigan and Norwich at 13/8.

1/4 Arsenal, 19/5 Draw, 15/2 Sunderland
3/1 Everton, 12/5 Draw, 8/11 Manchester United
4/6 Fulham, 5/2 Draw, 16/5 Norwich City
1/7 Manchester City, 5/1 Draw, 11/1 Southampton
7/5 Newcastle, 21/10 Draw, 8/5 Tottenham Hotspur
1/1 Queens Park Rangers, 11/5 Draw, 11/5 Swansea City
7/5 Reading, 21/10 Draw, 8/5 Stoke City
11/5 West Bromwich Albion, 11/5 Draw, 1/1 Liverpool
7/5 West Ham United, 21/10 Draw, 8/5 Aston Villa
5/1 Wigan Athletic, 12/5 Draw, 1/2 Chelsea
Mersey Side Double (Everton and Liverpool to win): 7/1
Manchester Double (Manchester City and Manchester United to win): 19/20
Promotion Treble (Southampton, Reading and West Ham to win): 66/1
Premier League 2012/13 Outright: 11/8 Manchester City, 5/2 Manchester United, 9/2 Chelsea, 6/1 Arsenal, 25/1 Tottenham Hotspur, 33/1 Liverpool, 125/1 Newcastle, 250/1 Everton, 750/1 Fulham, 1000/1 Sunderland, 1000/1 Aston Villa, 1000/1 Stoke City, 1000/1 Queens Park Rangers, 1500/1 Southampton, 2000/1 West Ham United, 2500/1 Norwich City, 2500/1 Swansea City, 2500/1 West Bromwich Albion, 3000/1 Wigan Athletic, 3000/1 Reading.
Premier League 2012/13 Relegation: 10/11 Reading, 5/4 Southampton, 13/8 West Ham United, 13/8 Wigan Athletic, 13/8 Norwich City, 7/4 Swansea City, 9/2 West Bromwich Albion, 5/1 Queens Park Rangers, 7/1 Stoke City, 7/1 Aston Villa, 12/1 Fulham, 12/1 Sunderland, 20/1 Everton, 50/1 Newcastle United, 80/1 Liverpool, 250/1 Tottenham Hotspur, 1000/1 Chelsea, 1000/1 Arsenal, 2500/1 Manchester City, 2500/1 Manchester United.

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Euros Latest: Shevchenko 10/1 For Golden Boot

Euro co-hosts, Ukraine went top of Group D after an Andriy SheVChenko brace and William Hill make them 4/6 to qualify from the group and 4/1 to win it. SheVChenko is 10/1 to bag the golden boot.

“SheVChenko is a national hero in the Ukraine and even more so now,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Just imagine what it would be like if he ended the tournament with the golden boot.”

England drew with France and given the way in which the Three Lions have set up in Roy Hodgson’s first three games, they could all be tight affairs and they are 14/1 to remain unbeaten but to go out at the group stages.

14/1 – England to go unbeaten but fail to qualify

Group D winner: 6/4 France; 7/4 England; 4/1 Ukraine; 11/2 Sweden

Golden boot: 5/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alan Dzagoev; 10/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 10/1 Andriy Shevhenko; 12/1 Karim Benzema; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 Mario Mandzukic; 16/1 BAR

Tournament winner: 5/2 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 401Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 100/1 Czech Republic; 100/1 Sweden; 100/1 Greece; 250/1 Republic of Ireland

To qualify from the group (not to): 4/9 France (13/8) ; 8/15 England (11/8); 4/6 Ukraine (11/10); 9/2 Sweden (1/8)

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Kelly To Replace Cahill…but He Will Not Replace Him In Starting Xi

Gary Cahill has been withdrawn from the England squad to add to Roy Hodgson’s woes and his replacement, Martin Kelly, is 1/3 with William Hill to see no action during the Three Lions three group games (9/4 to make any kind of appearance vs France, Ukraine or Sweden). Cahill’s injury means that a maximum of 10 of Saturday’s XI vs Belgium will be able to start against France and Hills offer 7/1 that all ten of those take their places next week. The most likely, however, is eight of the players to start at 8/11 with nine at Even money.

“Cahill will be a big loss considering the fact that it looked like he was going to be starting alongside Terry and now it looks like Lescott will have to step up to the plate,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

How any of England’s starting XI vs Belgium will start against France: 25/1 seven or fewer; 8/11 eight; 1/1 nine; 7/1 ten

Martin Kelly to make any kind of appearance during England’s group stages: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no

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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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Scottish Football 2012 Specials

William Hill:

Scottish Football 2012 Specials

Which side will stay unbeaten the longest in 2012?
Rangers EVS
Celtic 8/11
(all competitions count)

Who will win most SPL matches in 2012?
Rangers 11/10
Celtic 4/6

Rangers Not to lose in SPL in 2012 33/1

Celtic Not to lose in SPL in 2012 33/1

A Non SPL side to win the Scottish Cup 10/1

Leaders of 4 Scottish Divisions on 1/1/12
to win their respective divisions 13/1

Craig Levein, Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon
all still to be in same jobs on 31/12/12 7/4

Scotland to win all 4 World Cup matches in 2012 25/1

Any Scottish Side to Qualify from Champions League
Group stages in 2012 4/1

With the January Transfer Window now open Rangers fans will be hoping
that Nikica Jelavic is still a Rangers player in February.
Which Club Will Nikica Jelavic be at after the Window Closes?
Rangers 11/10
QPR 7/2
West Brom 5/1
Sunderland 7/1
Liverpool 8/1
Newcastle 10/1

Kris Boyd could be ready for a return to Ibrox.
Kris Boyds Next Club?
Rangers 6/4
Bristol City 11/4
Celtic 5/1
Blackpool 8/1
Cardiff City 8/1
Aston Villa 12/1
Sunderland 12/1
Kilmarnock 25/1
Hearts 33/1

SPL Specials

Celtic have now won 9 SPL matches in a row can they
keep the run going?
Celtic to WIN all remaining SPL matches this season 80/1

Dunfermline (Away) 17/2
Dundee Utd (Home) 10/1
St Mirren (Away) 8/1
Hearts (Away) 13/2
Inverness (Home) 14/1
Celtic Not to lose any of the above matches 4/9
matches must be played in order above or void

Celtic not to lose any more SPL matches this season 4/1

Rangers not to lose any more SPL matches this season 5/1

With Celtic scheduled to play 3 SPL matches in January compared to
Rangers having 4, this gives Rangers a chance to be top going into February
Celtic 5/6
Rangers 5/6
Both sides must play all their scheduled matches this month or void

Ross County have only lost the one match in the First Division
all season and that run doesn’t look like ending after their late
equaliser at Falkirk.
Ross County not to lose any more league matches this season 100/1

With a full card of SPL games on Monday will 2012 start off with a Bang.
only 9 goals were scored in the last fixtures of 2011 will 2012 be better
Over 13.5 4/6
Under 13.5 11/10

You can have a bet on every SPL side to score by picking up the Both Teams to Score
coupon in your shops now. One of the most popular coupons available and all
you do is predict in as many or little matches as you wish whether you think both
sides will score in the match – Yes or No – its as simple as that
A £10 bet on YES in all 6 SPL games could win you £474 if all 12 sides scored.

All 5 matches on Wednesday saw every player finish the match with 11 men
so will there be any red cards this week?
None 8/11
1 – 2 5/2
3 or more 3/1


There have been two penalties scored in the last 3 derbies at Easter Road
A penalty awarded and scored 4/1

Garry O’Connor ended his 9 match run without a goal by netting against
Inverness on Wednesday. He scored in the last two derbies he played in
at Easter Road
O’Connor to score anytime and Hibs to Win 12/5

Hearts have failed to score in their last 4 away matches in the SPL
Hibernian to Win to Nil 18/5

Hearts are unbeaten in the last 8 Edinburgh derbies
Hearts Draw NO Bet 8/13

Stephen Elliot is the form striker at Hearts just now and he has also scored
in his last two visits to Easter Road
Elliot to score and Hearts to Win 3/1

Someone always seems to keep a clean sheet when these sides meet. In the past
6 matches only once have both sides scored.
No for Both teams to Score 5/6

Jonathan Hayes is on fire for the Highlanders with 3 goals in his last 5 matches
Hayes to Score anytime for Inverness 11/4

Francisco Sandaza is the player that makes the Saints tick. He has scored the
same number of goals in his last two games as St Johnstone did in the 4 matches
that they were without him.
Sandaza to Score 2 or more goals 7/1

Four of the last 5 matches have seen 4 goals scored in them. Are we in for
another high scoring match?
Exactly 4 goals scored in the match 5/1

Three of the last four ‘New Firm’ matches have ended in 3-1 scorelines to the home side
Dundee Utd have won two of them and now aim to make it 3 in a row.
Dundee Utd to win 3-1 14/1

Again Aberdeen will be looking to Scott Vernon to grab the goals which could
give them a victory. He has 3 in his last 5 matches
Vernon to Score and Aberdeen to win 9/2

4 of the last 5 meetings between these sides has seen a goal scored in the last
ten minutes of the match
A Goal scored in the last ten minutes 5/2

Andrew Barrowman scored Dunfermline’s only goal when they met at Celtic Park
Barrowman to Score Anytime 5/1

Between them Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper have scored 9 of Celtics last
10 away goals.
Stokes and Hooper both to score 17/10

Celtic to win to Nil EVS

Kilmarnock have scored in their last 9 home matches and the Saints have scored
in 5 of their last 6 away matches (only failing to score at Celtic Park) so it
looks like we could see a few goals today.
Both teams to Score in the Match 5/6

After scoring 8 goals in his first 6 matches for Killie. Paul Heffernan has now
failed to score in his last 5 matches. Will he start 2012 with a bang?
Heffernan to Score and Killie to Win 2/1

Former Ayr Utd favourite, Gary Teale, is sure to get a warm reception at Rugby Park
and he will no doubt love to score his first SPL gaol for St Mirren there.
Teale to score anytime 6/1

6 of the last 8 SPL meetings between these sides have produced at least 5 goals
in each of the matches.
Over 4.5 goals in match 11/2

Rangers have won their last 2 SPL games following a Celtic defeat 4-0
Rangers to win 4-0 12/1

Rangers to win to Nil 4/5

Motherwell have saved their best performances for away matches with their
only defeats being at Tynecastle and Celtic Park.
Motherwell (+1) on the handicap 9/4
Motherwell (+2) on the handicap 10/11

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Manchester Misery In Champions League…tevez Tantrum Means 11/4 To Not Start All Season

Both sides of Manchester failed to win in the Champions League and William Hill are offering 9/1 that both fail to qualify for the knock out rounds of the competition. City have now failed to win in two matches and are 7/4 to now finish third in Group A with top spot a drifting 9/2. Carlos Tevez refused to come off the bench and play for City in Munich and Hills offer 11/4 that he does not start another Premier League game for City this season.

“A disappointing evening was rounded off by Tevez refusing to come off the bench and the odds suggest that Mancini may well have finally lost patience with City’s former captain,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite the setback at Old Trafford, Manchester United are the 13/8 favourites to progress the furthest of all the British sides in this year’s Champions League. An all Manchester Final is 40/1.

British Team to progress the furthest: 13/8 Manchester United; 7/4 Chelsea; 7/2 Manchester City; 5/1 Arsenal

Tevez to start a Premier League game for Manchester City this season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

Manchester City Group A Finishing Position: 9/2 Winner; 7/4 second; 7/4 third; 3/1 fourth

Manchester United and Manchester City both to fail to qualify from Group stages: 9/1

All Manchester Champions League Final: 40/1

Champions League Outright: 7/4 Barcelona; 9/2 Real Madrid; 6/1 Manchester United; 8/1 Bayern Munich; 10/1 Chelsea; 10/1 Manchester City; 22/1 AC Milan; 25/1 Arsenal; 28/1 BAR

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Europa League First Night: Hardly Vintage But 20/1 For All Brit Final

None of the British sides won in the Europa League on Thursday night and William Hill but despite this, William Hill are offering 20/1 on an all British final. Tottenham are the 7/4 favourites to progress furthest of all the British sides in the competition with Stoke overtaking Fulham in the betting following their impressive draw in Kiev, at 15/8. Paris St Germain are the 8/1 favourites to lift the trophy at the moment with Atletico Madrid 11/1, however, Hills are offering 2/1 that any side dropping down from the Champions League after the group stages goes on to win the competition.

“It was hardly a vintage night for British football in the Europa League but despite this, we think there could be a chance of an all British final this year” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Europa League Outright:8/1 PSG; 11/1 Atletico; 12/1 Tottenham; 16/1 Sporting Lisbon; 16/1 Udinese; 18/1 Lazio; 20/1 BAR

Other Brit Teams: 25/1 Stoke; 40/1 Fulham; 100/1 Celtic; 100/1 Birmingham

Which British Side Will Progress The Furthest: 7/4 Tottenham; 15/8 Stoke; 5/2 Fulham; 12/1Celtic; 16/1 Birmingham

All British Final: 20/1

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Europa League: You Bet Brits Could Be Major Players This Year

The Europa League group stages kick off on Thursday evening and William Hill make Tottenham the 5/4 favourites to be the British side to progress the furthest with Fulham 11/4. Spurs are the current 10/1 second favourites behind Paris St Germain to lift the trophy, although Hills are offering 2/1 that the winner comes from the Champions League. It would appear that Birmingham and Celtic have the toughest tasks of the British sides with them both being made odds on to fail to get through the group stages, both offered at 4/7 to exit at the first.

“Despite being a lesser competition than the Champions League, the odds suggest that if some of the British teams play their strongest sides then they could well be major players this year,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Birmingham stage of Elimination: 4/7 Group Stage; 11/4 round of 32; 8/1 round of 16; 12/1 Quarter Final; 16/1 Semi Final; 40/1 Runner Up; 100/1 Winner

Fulham stage of Elimination: 5/2 Group Stage; 13/8 round of 32; 10/3 round of 16; 8/1 Quarter Final; 10/1 Semi Final; 14/1 Runner Up; 33/1 Winner

Stoke City stage of Elimination: 6/5 Group stage; 15/8 round of 32; 7/2 round of 16; 8/1 Quarter Final; 16/1 Semi Final; 25/1 Runner Up; 40/1 Winner

Tottenham stage of Elimination: 11/2 Group stage; 5/2 round of 32; 5/2 round of 16; 10/3 Quarter Final; 6/1 Semi Final; 8/1 Runner Up; 10/1 Winner

Celtic stage of Elimination: 4/7 Group Stage; 12/5 round of 32; 13/2 round of 16; 40/1 Semi Final; 33/1 Runner Up; 66/1 Winner

British side to furthest in Europa League: 5/4 Tottenham; 11/4 Fulham; 10/3 Stoke; 7/1 Celtic; 8/1 Birmingham

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Europa League Specials As Europe’s Second Competition Set To Kick Off

The Europa League first round kicks off on Thursday and William Hill make Tottenham the favourites of all the British sides taking part this year to progress the furthest. They are 9/4 ahead of Fulham at 3/1 and Stoke 7/2. Spurs look as though they are the most likely British side to lift the trophy offered at 14/1.

Hearts face a difficult challenge against Harry Redknapp’s men in the ‘Battle of Brtain’ with the Jambos 1/12 to fail to qualify from their playoff match. Hills offer 5/6 that both Rangers and Celtic qualify for the group stage and 25/1 that all three Scottish sides progress. Hills go 9/2 about all of the English sides progressing.

“It would appear that the English sides have the upper hand over the Scottish in this year’s competition, but Rangers and Celtic could give the boys from South of the border a run for their money,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

To Win Europa League; 10/1 Sevilla; 11/1 Atletico Madrid; 11/1 PSG; 14/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Roma; 14/1 Lazio; 20/1 Schalke; 25/1 PSV Eindhove; 33/1 Fulham; 50/1 Celtic; 50/1 Stoke; 66/1 Rangers; 100/1 Birmingham; 100/1 Hearts

Which British Side Will Progress the furthest: 9/4 Tottenham; 3/1 Fulham; 7/2 Stoke; 5/1 Rangers; 5/1 Celtic; 10/1 Birmingham; 40/1 Hearts

All British Final: 25/1

Celtic and Rangers to qualify for Europa League Group Stage: 5/6

All Three Scottish Sides to qualify for Europa League Group Stage: 12/1

All English sides to reach the group stages: 9/2

Tottenham stage of elimination: 6/1 Play Off Round; 4/1 Group stage; 4/1 Last 32; 7/2 Last 16; 4/1 Quarter Final; 7/1 Semi Final; 11/1 Runner Up; 14/1 Winner

Stoke stage of elimination: 6/4 Play Off Round;5/2 Group stage; 4/1 Last 32; 11/2 Last 16; 10/1 Quarter Final; 20/1 Semi Final; 33/1 Runner Up; 50/1 Winner

Fulham stage of elimination: 2/1 Play Off Round; 10/3 Group Stage; 5/2 Round of 32; 5/1 Round of 16; 10/1 Quarter Final; 20/1 Semi Final; 16/1 Runner Up; 33/1 Winner

Birmingham stage of elimination: 1/2 Play Off Round; 4/1 Group Stage; 4/1 Round of 32; 10/1 Round of 16; 20/1 Quarter Final; 33/1 Semi Final; 50/1 Runner Up; 100/1 Winner

Hearts Stage of Elimination: 1/12 Play Off Round; 7/1 Group Stage; 10/1 Last 32; 25/1 Last 16; 40/1 Quarter Final; 66/1 Semi Final; 80/1 Runner Up; 100/1 Winner

Rangers Stage of Elimination: 7/4 Play Off Round; 9/4 Group Stage; 11/4 Last 32; 7/1 Last 16; 12/1 Quarter Final; 25/1 Semi Final; 33/1 Runner Up; 66/1 Winners

Celtic Stage of Elimination: 5/2 Play Off Round; 9/4 Group stage; 11/4 Last 32; 6/1 Last 16; 10/1 Quarter Final; 20/1 Semi Final; 25/ Runner Up; 50/1 Winner

Hearts vs Tottenham: 10/3 Hearts; 4/6 Tottenham; 12/5 Draw

To Qualify: 6/1 Hearts; 1/12 Tottenham

Any English or Scottish player to score the first goal: 1/1

Maribor vs Rangers: 7/4 Maribor; 5/4 Rangers; 11/5 Draw

To Qualify: 7/4 Maribor; 2/5 Rangers

Celtic vs Sion: 4/9 Celtic; 5/1 Sion; 11/4 Draw

To Qualify 2/7 Celtic; 5/2 Sion;

Stoke vs Thun: 2/1 Thun; 7/5 stoke; 11/5 Draw

To Qualify: 1/2 Stoke; 6/4 Thun

Fulham vs Dnipro: 4/6 Fulham; 18/5 Dnipro; 23/10 Draw

To Qualify: 4/11 Fulham; 2/1 Dnipro

Nacional vs Birmingham: 10/11 Nacional; 3/1 Birmingham; 12/5 Draw

To Qualify: 1/2 Nacional; 6/4 Birmingham

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You Bet: Cesc Will Be Fab For Barca And How Will Arsenal Do Without Their Talisman?

New Barcelona signing Cesc Fabregas is rated a 6/4 chance by William Hill to start more league games for Barcelona than the talismanic Xavi (1/2). The bookies are also offering odds of 10/1 for Fabregas to make more league appearances for the Blaugrana than his idol and current Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola (263).

“Fabregas has taken the number four, the same number that Guardiola wore at the Camp Nou and it will be interesting to see whether he surpasses the achievements of his once idol and current mentor,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The former Arsenal captain is rated a 12/1 chance to score against the Gunners this season and the same price to play again for the North London club before the end of his career.

“Arsenal made Cesc into the player that he is today and it is feasible that he could well turn out for the Gunners again before the end of his career,” said Crilly.

Hills are also offering odds on Cesc’s number of league starts for Barcelona this season and the number of goals he’ll score for the defending champions this season.

With Cesc out of the door at the Emirates, Hills think that a mass exodus may have been sparked and offer 1/2 that Samir Nasri is sold before the end of the transfer window and 15/2 that Robin Van Persie is.

Arsenal have to take on Udinese without Fabregas now and William Hill have priced up where they will exit the Champions League. They are 5/2 to go out to the Italians and 9/4 to exit at the group stages. They are 20/1 to win the competition.

William Hill Fabregas Specials

Number of starts in La Liga this season: 5/2 Under 20, 6/4 20-30, 5/4 Over 30

Fabregas total La Liga goals this season: 3/1 0-5, 13/8 6-10, 9/4 11-15, 5/1 16-20, 9/1 21 or more

Who will start more la Liga games this season? 1/2 Xavi, Fabregas 6/4

Fabregas to make more La Liga appearances for Barcelona than Pep Guardiola (263) 10/1

Arsenal to meet Barcelona at any stage during this year’s Champions League? 5/2

Fabregas to score a competitive goal against Arsenal this season: Yes 12/1

Fabregas to play a competitive match for Arsenal before the end of his career? Yes 12/1

Pep Guardiola NOT to be in charge of Barcelona at the start of next season: 2/1

Arsenal Specials:

Samir Nasri to have left Arsenal by the end of the transfer window: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

Robin Van Persie to have left Arsenal by the end of the transfer window: 15/2 yes; 1/20 no

Arsenal Champions League stage of elimination: 5/2 play-offs; 9/4 Group stage; 11/4 last 16; 7/2 quarter final; 8/1 semi final; 18/1 losing finalist; 20/1 winner

Joe Crilly
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