FA Cup Tips

Luton v Millwall

Giant killers Luton became the first non-league side to beat Premier League opposition in the FA Cup with their dramatic win over Norwich City in the last round. With home advantage against Championship opponents, the Hatters will be anticipating another positive result but Millwall won’t make it easy.

The Lions may have enjoyed a mixed season in the league but the side caused a shock of their own by eliminating Premiership Aston Villa in the last round. Form however, is poor with only one point taken from their last four Championship matches.

Luton are struggling too and have lost both their games since the Norwich win. However, expect the
FA Cup  to lift the hosts to a draw at the end of ninety minutes.

Oldham v Everton

Having recorded an incredible win over Liverpool in the 4th round, Oldham will be looking for another Premiership scalp when they host Everton in a live televised match. However, the league one side are in disarray after the resignation of manager Paul Dickov this week and that remarkable Cup win has masked a poor season.

Oldham are just outside of the relegation places and after four straight defeats, the club could be destined for league two football next year.

Naturally, Everton will be wary of the threat that the hosts possess and manager David Moyes won’t be happy at dropping two points at home to struggling Aston Villa last weekend. However, Everton are enjoying an impressive season overall and they should seal a narrow away win here.

Manchester City v Leeds United

After their impressive 2-1 home win over Spurs in the last round, Leeds’ reward is a daunting trip to the Etihad and a tie with Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City. Manager Neil Warnock may consider this is a good time to be playing a side who were some way below their best in drawing at home to Liverpool but can the visitors get another positive result?

As for Leeds themselves, they look a weaker side having sold Luciano Becchio to Norwich City in the transfer window and this should be a comfortable win for Manchester City.

 

100/1 For A Golden Summer In The Sinclair Household

Scott Sinclair will not be the only footballer in the family gunning for Gold at London 2012 this summer because his older brother Martin will also be competing for Team GB in the Paralympic 7 aside tournament. For both brothers to end their Olympic campaigns with a gold medal around their necks is 100/1 with William Hill.

Scott, part of Stuart Pearce’s set up is part of a young and exciting squad that are 6/1 for Olympic glory. Martin’s team are 14/1 for the victory on home soil.

“It would be a tremendous achievement for both brothers to end up as gold medallists and fantastic for all levels of British football. Both teams face tough challenges but anything is possible with home advantage,” said Hill’s spokesman Mark Young.

14/1 Team GB to win Paralympics 7 A Side football Gold

6/1 Team GB Men’s to win Gold Medal

100/1 Gold Medals in the Paralympics 7 A Side Football and Men’s Olympics Football

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

Fantastic Finale To Football Season Sparks £15million Betting Bonanza

William Hill are predicting a massive betting bonanza in what will be an epic finale to the football season. Saturday sees the Champions League Final, Championship Playoff Final and the William Hill Scottish Cup Final and football fans will be looking forward to having their last punts of what has been a fantastic season at home and abroad.

Chelsea take on Bayern Munich on the German side’s home turf and are underdogs to lift Europe’s biggest trophy. Given the home advantage, Hills are expecting a comfortable victory for Bayern and make them 4/5 to win in 90 minutes and 2/5 to lift the trophy. Chelsea are 7/2 to win in 90 minutes and 15/8 to lift the trophy.

“Chelsea had a bit of luck, a bit of quality and a lot of guts in their victory Barca last time out and we think they will need more of the same in order to get anything out of this game,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are predicting that around £10million will be wagered industry wide on the game which would make it one of the largest turnover matches in history.

Arjen Robben is going to coming up against his former club and William Hill make him the 5/1 favourite to be named Man of the Match in the Champions League Final, ahead of his teammates, Mario Gomez at 6/1 and Frank Ribery at 7/1. Those three players are clearly Bayern’s danger men and Hills are offering 12/1 that all three of them score on Saturday evening.

“Chelsea successfully subdued the triple threat of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta in their last Champions League match although Bayern Munich offer a completely different and some would say more potent threat,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea had to rely on a bit of luck to grab the draw they needed in the Nou Camp and Leo Messi missed a penalty as Chelsea inched into the final. Hills are offering 20/1 that Bayern Munich are awarded a penalty in 90 minutes and miss it.

Didier Drogba was on fine form against Barcelona and he will need to be at his best to help Chelsea lift the trophy. He is 8/1 to open the scoring in the match and the same price to win man of the match. Despite the massive influence that he has had in his time at Chelsea, he s just 8/11 to have left the club by the start of next season (Even money to still be there).

“Drogba has been a fantastic servant to Chelsea and there would be no better way for him to sign off than put in a performance that helped Chelsea lift the trophy,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

PLAYOFF FINAL

Blackpool are taking on West Ham in the Championship playoff final and Hills make the Hammers the 19/20 favourites to win the match in 90 minutes and 8/13 to win promotion. Blackpool are quite big priced outsiders and are 14/5 to win the match in 90 minutes, although are only 5/4 to win promotion.

“There will be a lot of people who will be saying that the Champions League Final will be the showpiece event on Saturday, but given the way that both sides play, the match in Munich may have competition,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With both sides favouring attack to defence, there is the chance that there could be a few goals and Hills are offering 4/1 that four or more goals are scored and West Ham win in normal time.

Some might say that Big Sam Needs a win in order to keep hold of his job and Hills go 13/8 that he is no longer West Ham boss on the first day of next season (4/9 he is still there).

William Hill SCOTTISH CUP

The William Hill Scottish Cup reaches its climax on Saturday and the tournament sponsors make Hearts the favourites to lift the trophy in a match that is expected to attract up to £2 million turnover industry wide. The Jambos are 4/7 to win the tournament outright and 6/5 to so in 90 minutes. Hibs are 11/8 to win the trophy and 2/1 to do so in 90 minutes, with the draw also 2/1. Of the £2 million expected to be wagered, Hills predict that 3/4 of that will be from north of the border as Scottish football fans embrace the last match of the season.

“These three games are fully expected to draw in at least £15 million industry wide between them as football fans ready themselves for one last hurrah this season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly

William Hill Champions League Prices:

90 minutes: 4/5 Bayern Munich; 7/2 Chelsea; 5/2 Draw

To lift the trophy: 2/5 Bayern Munich; 15/8 Chelsea

Man of the match: 5/1 Arjen Robben; 6/1 Mario Gomez; 7/1 Frank Ribery; 8/1 Didier Drogba; 8/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 9/1 Juan Mata; 11/1 Fernando Torres; 11/1 Frank Lampard; 12/1 Petr Cech; 14/1 Thonmas Muller; 16/1 BAR

Ribery, Robben & Gomez to all score: 12/1

Bayern to miss a penalty in 90 minutes: 20/1

Drogba to be at Chelsea on the first day of next season: 1/1 yes; 8/11 no

Playoff prices:

90 minutes winner: 14/5 Blackpool; 19/20 West Ham; 5/2 Draw

Win promotion: 5/4 Blackpool; 8/13 West Ham

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

Manchester Derby: You Bet Bookies Are Ready To Batten Down The Hatches

William Hill expect the Manchester derby to attract more bets than any other Premier League game ever. In the hour before kick off, Hills predict that up to 8,000 bets will be placed on the game. Manchester City are the 5/4 favourites to win the match, with United 5/2 and the draw 2/1.

“This is without doubt the biggest Manchester Derby ever and we are expecting betting interest to go through the roof,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “We are fully expecting this to be the busiest match, in terms of bets placed, in the history of the Premier League.”

Hills are enhancing the price of both Rooney and Tevez to open the scoring both from 7/1 to 8/1. For Tevez to score and City to win is 4/1 while Rooney to score anytime and United to win is 5/1.

After the ignominy of losing 6-1 at home the last time these two sides met, United are 500/1 to return the favour, while City are 250/1 to win by the same scoreline again.

Despite the home advantage for the derby, Manchester United are 4/9 to lift the Premier League trophy, with City 7/4.

William Hill mobile is also offering a money back special to all customers whereby should your first scorer selection score second instead, you will receive your money back in the form of a free bet (up to and including the value of £50).

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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You Bet Manchester Sides Will Bounce Back With Victory On Sunday

After their joint defeats in the Europa League on Thursday, Manchesters United and City will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Sunday although William Hill are offering 60/1 that both sides lose against West Brom and Swansea. In all reality, the two sides are big favourites to win with United 1/3 to win and City 4/6. Hills think that the home advantage Manchester United have will enable them to have an easier time of things, with the match Even money to see the most goals on Sunday.

Manchester City are 1/18 to be top of the table come Monday morning and only a defeat in all reality could see United overtake them (15/2 for United to sit top of the table on Monday).

Sunday mythical match bet: 10/11 Manchester United; 17/10 Manchester City; 10/3 draw

Both Manchester sides to lose: 60/1

Who will be top of the table on Sunday evening: 1/18 Manchester City; 15/2 Manchester United

Highest scoring Sunday match:
1/1 Manchester United/WBA; 11/5 Swansea/Manchester City; 11/5 Norwich/Wigan

How many points clear will Manchester City be clear on Monday 12th March: 15/2 not top; 7/2 goal difference; 33/1 1 point; 5/6 2 points; 33/1 3 points; 7/1 4 points; 14/1 5 points

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

Scottish Soccer Betting

Scottish Soccer Betting

At this time of year many of the games get disrupted in Scotland usually because of a frozen pitch and if not, then a waterlogged pitch. The standard of football in the lower leagues, Scottish Division’s 1,2 and 3, is very poor when compared to England. None of the teams have undersoil heating but a few do play on astroturf, 3rd and 4th generation pitches. This weekend, we’ll no doubt see some cancelled games because of the weather. It’s unfortunate, because when they get moved to midweek fixtures, the form is very unreliable. Most of the teams are part-time and can’t field their preferred first XI during the week due to work commitments of the players and you never know who can make it and who can’t; so betting in Scotland mid-week is best avoided. This weekend, I have 3 cracking bets but only one of them goes up on the free blog.

SD2 – Alloa WIN @ 4/5 (vs. Dumbarton) – 1 Star Bet (Bet365, Blue Square, Stan James, William Hill)

Analysis

Alloa vs. Dumbarton

Dumbarton did win away on Tuesday but as previously mentioned midweek form is unreliable and apart from that, their recent away form has been absolutely dire. Alloa play on a 3G pitch and tend to experience a home advantage because of it. They haven’t been firing recently, but there’s a lot to take from their narrow 1-0 loss at home to Ayr in their last home game. That showed signs of a revival and Ayr are a far superior side to Dumbarton. As the odds suggest, this should be a comfortable win for Alloa and 4/5 still represents good value.

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This is an excerpt from this weekend’s scottish soccer message from Tammboy over at the Football Bets site.

Tammboy is an ex odds compiler for a major uk bookmaker and forms part of the team of soccer betting experts over at Football Bets