Bookies were celebrating Manchester Uniteds defeat to Manchester City. William Hill had seen the odds of United winning the treble backed in from over 100/1 to 6/1 and were facing a seven figure payout had they done it. 11 years ago, Hills had their worst ever football payout when United bagged the treble, but can sleep easily now that they are out of this years FA Cup. United are 3/1 to win the double
City are now the 2/5 favourites to win the tournament.
As the season progressed, United to win the treble was backed in from 100/1 to 6/1 under the weight of almost £100,000 worth of bets, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. We will not be waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the treble, but the double is still a danger.
Following Paul Scholes red card, Hills are offering 3/1 that a player is dismissed during the game between Bolton and Stoke.
Blackpool inched closer to relegation following defeat to rivals Wigan and are now 3/10 (from 4/7) to go down. West Ham suffered last minute heartache against Aston Villa and are the 2/5 second favourites for relegation. Wigan and Wolves also share 5/6 to get relegated. At the other end of the table, despite not playing in the league, Manchester United are still 1/6 to win the league, while Arsenal are 11/2 and Chelsea 12/1.
Following their twelfth defeat in sixteen games, Blackpools position looks perilous and they are now our favourites for the drop: a position they have not held since pre-season, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Premier League Outright: 1/6 Manchester United; 11/2 arsenal; 12/1 Chelsea; 150/1 Manchester City
Premier League Relegation: 3/10 Blackpool; 2/5 West Ham; 5/6 Wigan; 5/6 Wolves; 11/8 Blackburn; 11/1 Sunderland; 16/1 BAR
FA Cup Outright: 2/5 Manchester City; 9/2 Bolton; 9/2 Stoke
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