Hatem Ben Arfa scored one of the goals of the season for Newcastle against Bolton on Monday although William Hill think that his effort still falls some way behind Peter Crouchs effort vs Manchester City. Crouch is 4/7 to win Match of the Days annual Goal of the season competition, with Ben Arfa 6/1. Hills also offer 15/8 about any other goal winning the accolade.
With Ben Arfa and a couple of screamers from Robin van Persie this season, there is nothing to say it is a Crouchy certainty, but he has set quite the benchmark, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
With rumours suggesting that the current Match of the Day dream team of Lineker, Lawrenson and Hansen may be squeezed out to make way for younger blood, Hills are offering 7/1 that none of them return to the studio next season, it is however, 4/9 that they all return.
2/1 For Balotelli AND Mancini To Have Left By Next Season
Hills are offering 2/1 that both Mancini and Balotelli will have left Manchester City by the start of next season, 1/1 that just one of them will still be there and 9/4 that they are both still there.
They also offer 4/7 that Mancini will still be there (5/4 he has gone) and 8/13 that Balotelli has gone (6/5 he is still there).
Mancini has shown his forgiving side in dealing with Carlos Tevez, but Balotelli may well have pushed his manager over the edge, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Match of the Day Goal of the Season: 4/7 Peter Crouch; 6/1 Hatem Ben Arfa; 15/8 Any other player
How many of Lineker, Hansen and Lawrenson will be on MOTD next season: 7/1 none; 2/1 one or two; 4/9 three
Top goalscorer: 1/7 Robin van Persie; 4/1 Wayne Rooney
Top four finish: 1/14 Arsenal; 8/15 Tottenham; 7/4 Chelsea; 10/3 Newcastle
Winner without Manchester United and Manchester City: 1/6 Arsenal; 4/1 Tottenham; 10/1 Chelsea; 20/1 Newcastle
Will Mancini and Balotelli still be at Manchester City next season: 2/1 both gone; 9/4 both still there; 1/1 One gone
Balotelli still at Manchester City at the start of next season: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no
Mancini still at Manchester City at the start of next season: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no
LMA Manager of the Year: 6/4 Alan Pardew; 13/8 Brendan Rodgers; 7/2 Paul Lambert; 11/1 David Moyes; 12/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 33/1 Harry Redknapp; 33/1 Roy Hodgson; 33/1 Steve Kean; 40/1 BAR
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