Allen Key For Liverpool This Season But Prem Is A Long Way Off

Joe Allen has finally completed his move to Liverpool and William Hill think that he will slot straight into the Red’s starting XI offering 1/6 that he starts next week’s opening Premier League fixture against West Brom. He is 1/5 to start more games than last season’s flop signings Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson. Allen will also be expected to chip in with a few goals and he is 2/1 to score four or five this season and 5/2 to grab six or more.

Allen’s arrival comes in the same week as a Liverpool fan walked into a shop in central Liverpool and placed £22,000 e/w on his side winning the league at 25/1. Should Liverpool win the League he will scoop £777,333.33 and should they finish second, he will pick up £205,333.33.

Liverpool are now 16/1 to win the league, but are a long way behind Manchester sides City and United, who are offered at 11/8 and 11/4 respectively. After Liverpool, Manchester City have been by far the best backed side and for the first time since the Premier League came into existence, punters are pretty much staying away from Manchester United.

“Joe Allen and Fabio Borini are two good players and certainly ones to watch for the future, but whether they will provide the quality that Liverpool quite obviously need to win the league or even come close looks a far stretch,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Starts for Liverpool match bet: 1/5 Joe Allen; 4/1 Jordan Henderson; 10/1 Charlie Adam

Joe Allen Premier League goals: 10/3 0-1; 9/4 2-3; 2/1 4-5; 5/2 6 or more

To start vs West Brom: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

Premier League winner: 11/8 Manchester City; 11/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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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

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

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England Versus Wales Qualifier Specials

William Hill ……………………………………WALES VERSUS ENGLAND SPECIALS………

90 Minutes: 7/1 Wales; 2/5 England; 7/2 Draw

ENGLAND ARE 6/1 WITH Hills TO WIN ALL THEIR REMAINING EURO ’12 QUALIFYING GAMES.

Who’ll be Man of the Match?….

Wayne Rooney 4/1
Andy Carroll 11/2
Darren Bent 13/2
Peter Crouch 15/2
Frank Lampard 15/2
Jermain Defoe 8/1
Ashley Young 9/1
Aaron Lennon 10/1
Craig Bellamy 12/1
John Terry 12/1
James Milner 12/1
Jack Wilshere 12/1
Aaron Ramsey 14/1
Scott Parker 14/1
Ashley Cole 14/1
Simon Church 16/1
Glen Johnson 16/1
Leighton Baines 16/1
Steve Morison 20/1
Ched Evans 20/1
Freddie Eastwood 20/1
Sam Vokes 20/1
Matthew Jarvis 20/1
Stewart Downing 20/1
Gareth Barry 20/1
Andy King 25/1
Hal Robson-Kanu 25/1
Joe Ledley 25/1
Andrew Crofts 25/1
Joe Allen 25/1
Gary Cahill 25/1
Joleon Lescott 25/1
Phil Jagielka 25/1
Kyle Walker 25/1
Michael Dawson 25/1
David Vaughan 40/1
James Collins 40/1
Neal Eardley 40/1
Ashley Williams 40/1
Lewin Nyatanga 40/1
Daniel Gabbidon 50/1
Neil Taylor 50/1
Daniel Collins 50/1
Chris Gunter 50/1
England keeper – 20/1
Wales keeper 16/1

WIN ONLY.

First Carded Player
DETAILS ODDS
Ashley Cole 8/1
John Terry 8/1
Gary Cahill 8/1
Lewin Nyatanga 8/1
Daniel Gabbidon 9/1
Joleon Lescott 9/1
Chris Gunter 10/1
Glen Johnson 10/1
James Collins 10/1
Craig Bellamy 12/1
Andrew Crofts 12/1
Daniel Collins 12/1
Gareth Barry 12/1
Leighton Baines 12/1
Phil Jagielka 12/1
Kyle Walker 12/1
Andy King 14/1
Ashley Williams 14/1
Wayne Rooney 16/1
Joe Allen 16/1
David Vaughan 16/1
Neil Taylor 16/1
Jack Wilshere 16/1
Neal Eardley 16/1
Michael Dawson 16/1
Ashley Young 20/1
Freddie Eastwood 20/1
James Milner 20/1
Aaron Ramsey 20/1
Joe Ledley 20/1
Scott Parker 20/1
Simon Church 20/1
Andy Carroll 25/1
Steve Morison 25/1
Ched Evans 25/1
Jermain Defoe 25/1
Hal Robson-Kanu 25/1
Frank Lampard 25/1
Sam Vokes 25/1
Peter Crouch 33/1
Matthew Jarvis 33/1
Darren Bent 33/1
Stewart Downing 33/1
Aaron Lennon 33/1
Wales Goalkeeper 33/1
England Goalkeeper 33/1
*One fifth the odds 1,2,3.

England Goals Against Wales Over The Two Games: 3/1 None-two; 6/4 Three to four; 2/1 Five to six; 5/1 Seven or more

Wales Goals Against England Over The Two Games: 6/4 None; 5/4 One; 10/3 Two; 20/1 Three; 33/1 Four or more

Hills…England Total Points v Wales

0…66/1…1….25/1….2….25/1….3…9/2….4….15/8……6…..7/10

Wales points….0- 4/6….1- 15/8….2- 28/1;…3- 9/2…..4- 25/1; 6- 66/1

How Many More Euro Qualifying Games Will Frank Lampard Start: 10/1 None; 20/1 One; 16/1 Two; 7/2 Three; 2/1 Four; 5/4 All Five

Who Will Start More Qualifying Games In 2011: 11/10 Frank Lampard; 5/4 Gerrard; 4/1 Jack Wilshere

Frank Lampard To Quit International Football In 2011: 7/2 Yes; 1/6 No

Matt Jarvis To Play Any Part In Euro 2011 Qualification: 8/11 Yes; 1/1 No

David Beckham To Play Any Part In Euro 2011 Qualification: 9/4 Yes; 1/3 No

When Will Fabio Capello Leave England: 1/4 2012; 4/1 2011; 7/1 2013 or later

Will Rio Ferdinand Play Again Under Fabio Capello: 1/100 Yes; 16/1 No

England Goals vs Wales: 4/1 None; 2/1 One; 11/5 Two; 9/2 Three; 6/1 Four or more

John Terry To Be Stripped Of Captaincy Again Before He Retires: 3/1 Yes; 2/9 No

Aaron Ramsey has been confirmed as the Wales captain for the match against England and William Hill have reacted by enhancing the price for him to score first from 16/1 to 25/1.

How Many More Euro Qualifying Games Will Frank Lampard Start: 10/1 None; 20/1 One; 16/1 Two; 7/2 Three; 2/1 Four; 5/4 All Five

Who Will Start More Qualifying Games In 2011: 11/10 Frank Lampard; 5/4 Gerrard; 4/1 Jack Wilshere

Frank Lampard To Quit International Football In 2011: 7/2 Yes; 1/6 No

To win Group G…1/5 England; 7/1 Montenegro; 12/1 Bulgaria; Switzerland; 100 Wales.

Hills….To win Euro 2012……7/2 Spain; 4/1 Germany; 6/1 Holland; 8/1 England; 12/1 France; 12/1 Italy; 14/1 Portugal; 20/1 Croatia; Russia; 80 Rep Ireland; 250 Scotland; 500 N Ireland; 2000 Wales.

To qualify – England 1/16 yes; 7/1 no; Scotland 1/16 no; 7/1 yes; Wales 1/500 no; 40/1 yes.

Total England Group Points
Over 18 10/11
16/17 5/4
Under 16 6/1

**Youth Players To Win a Senior Internaional Cap:
Jack Rodwell 1/5 Yes; 10/3 No
Phil Jones 2/5 Yes; 7/4 No
Chris Smalling 1/5 Yes; 10/3 No
Martin Kelly 1/3 Yes; 9/4 No
Jack Robinson 2/1 Yes; 4/11 No
Raheem Sterling 1/2 Yes; 6/4 No
Connor Wickham 1/4 Yes; 11/4 No
Josh McEacheran 1/2 Yes; 6/4 No
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 1/5 Yes; 10/3 No
Daniel Sturridge 4/6 Yes; 11/10 No
Fabrice Muamba 5/6 Yes; 5/6 No

William Hill FIFA Presidency Odds:

Outright: 1/3 Sepp Blatter; 9/4 Mohammed bin Hammam
**This Gentleman Is Ferg Turning: Sir Alex To Talk To MOTD
Sir Alex Ferguson has held talks with BBC director general, Mark Thompson, and bookmakers William Hill have opened betting on when he will start giving interviews to Match of the Day once more. Hills make next season (2011/12) the 8/11 favourite, with this season priced at 5/2. He is 11/4 to continue his feud and fail to give interviews for another season and a half.
“Sir Alex has held a grudge against the BBC for six years, but it appears that he may finally be willing to let sleeping dogs lie and start talking to MOTD once more,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.
When Will Sir Alex Ferguson Next Speak To BBC Match Of The Day:
5/2 This Season
8/11 Next Season
11/4 Not In The Next Two Seasons
Further information….graham sharpe…0208 918 3731

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South Wales Derby Is 3/1 To See Red

The South Wales Derby takes place on Sunday with form side Swansea the 21/20 favourites to defeat their rivals, Cardiff, with William Hill. Cardiff are 13/5 while the draw is 12/5. In what is usually a feisty affair, Hills are offering 3/1 that a red card is shown during the match and 11/4 that a penalty is awarded to either side. Scott Sinclair and Luke Moore are both priced at 5/1 to open the scoring for Swansea and Jay Bothroyd and Michael Chopra are both 11/2 to score first for Cardiff.

“This has all the makings of our biggest Championship game of the season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It promises to be a hotly contested game between two local rivals battling for promotion and is set to have our punters salivating.”

William Hill Swansea/Cardiff Odds:

Outright: 21/20 Swansea; 13/5 Cardiff; 12/5 Draw

Swansea First Scorer: 5/1 Scott Sinclair; 5/1 Luke Moore; 6/1 Craig Beattie; 13/2 Stephen Dobbie; 8/1 David Cotterill; 8/1 Cedric Van Der Gun; 9/1 Darren Pratley; 10/1 Nathan Dyer; 14/1 Mark Gower; 14/1 Joe Allen; 16/1 Leon Britton; 16/1 Casey Thomas; 20/1 Kemy Agustien; 25/1 Alan Tate; 25/1 Ashley Williams; 33/1 Daniel Alfei; 33/1 Ashley Richards; 33/1 Albert Serran; 33/1 Angel Rangel

Cardiff First Scorer: 11/2 Michael Chopra; 11/2 Jay Bothroyd; 6/1 Craig Bellamy; 7/1 Jon Parkin; 10/1 Peter Whittingham; 10/1 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas; 12/1 Chris Burke; 14/1 Jason Koumas; 14/1 Aaron Ramsey; 16/1 Seyi Olofinjana; 25/1 Gavin Rae; 25/1 Stephen McPhail; 33/1 Darcy Blake; 33/1 Dekel Keinan; 33/1 Lee Naylor; 40/1 Adam Matthews; 40/1 Mark Hudson; 50/1 Gabor Gyepes; 50/1 Kevin McNaughton; 50/1 Paul Quinn

15/2 No Scorer

3/1 Red Card

11/4 Penalty Given

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746

Additional Info: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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