Spl Favourites To Get Goal-line Technology First!

The goal-line technology argument will be hitting the headlines after the Bolton / QPR game and William Hill are betting on which European league will host the first match involving goal-line technology. The Scottish Premier League generally kicks off earlier than the other European leagues and is 13/8 favourite with the English Premier League 11/4 second favourite.

“The FA are keen to press the issue to FIFA and after yet another high profile incident, it is surely just a matter of where and when it comes into play,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

First League to stage game with goal-line technology: 13/8 Scottish Premier League; 11/4 English Premier League; 4/1 German Bundesliga; 11/2 Spanish La Liga; 7/1 French Ligue 1; 8/1 Italian Serie A; 10/1 Dutch Eredivisie

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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1/8 For Balotelli To Receive Retrospective Ban

Mario Baolotelli could well face retrospective action after appearing to stamp on the head of Scott Parker. Bookmakers, William Hill, are offering odds of 1/8 that Balotelli receives a four match ban from the FA and 9/2 that he does not. With Balotelli already having one red card to his name, William Hill are odds on, at 4/7 that he does not receive another this season, although he is 9/4 to get one more red card and 7/2 to get two or more.

“Balotelli is a volatile character and is always likely to be in the headlines but we think that while it is likely that he will receive a ban this time around, it could be the shot in the arm that turns his season around,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Will Balotelli receive a ban relating to Scott Parker Incident on Sunday: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Balotelli Red cards this season (only includes red cards shown on pitch and not retrospective bans): 4/7 one; 9/4 two; 7/2 three or more

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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Will Torres Fans Be Singing The Blues Or Will Carroll Be On Song?

Fernando Torres has moved to Chelsea and Andy Carroll has arrived at Anfield to replace him. William Hill are offering 7/1 that both strikers net on their debuts for their new clubs. Andy Carroll has scored 11 goals this season and Hills are offering 11/4 that he manages to bag at least another eight before the end of the season and evens that he scores five or fewer goals for his new club. Torres is 6/5 to score six or less goals for Chelsea for the remainder of this season and 11/4 to score 11 or more.

“Torres and Carroll have dominated the headlines on transfer deadline day but the odds suggest that they may not be dominating the headlines as much come the following months,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are offering 5/6 that Torres scores a quicker goal for Chelsea than Carroll does for Liverpool, while Carroll is the same price to score a faster goal than Torres. Torres is 6/4 to score against Liverpool on Sunday and Carroll is 6/4 to bag a goal against Newcastle on the 30th April.

William Hill Torres/Carroll Specials:

First Goal Of Club Career: 5/6 Torres; 5/6 Torres (by match minute)

7/1 Both score on debut

Andy Carroll Premier League Goals (currently on 11): 1/1 Under 17; 9/5 17-19; 11/4 Over 19

Fernando Torres Premier League Goals (currently on 9): 6/5 Under 16; 6/4 16-19; 11/4 Over 19

6/4 Carroll to score against Newcastle (30th April 2011)
6/4 Torres to score against Liverpool (6th February 2011)

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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