Opening Day Thumpings Could See Early Managerial Changes

Mark Hughes, Chris Hughton and Brendan Rodgers all suffered heavy opening day defeats and William Hill offer 9/1 that two or three of them have gone before Christmas, 7/4 one of them has and 8/15 that none of them have . Another side struggling to adjust to the new season was Arsenal as they started life without Robin van Persie and William Hill make the Gunners 8/11 to score before their former striker does (Evens they do not).

“There were certainly a few sides who looked as though they were still on their holidays and their managers will have to turn things around quickly otherwise they could find themselves out of a job before the year is out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

How many of Hughes, Hughton and Rodgers gone by Christmas: 8/15 none; 7/4 one; 9/1 two or three

Who will score first: 8/11 Arsenal; Evens Robin van Persie

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Man City Backed To Win Record Breaking 2012/13 Season

The new Premier League season is just around the corner and William Hill make Manchester City the 6/5 favourites to lift the trophy and Hill’s punters agree. City are the second best backed side with only Liverpool attracting more money – largely down to the fact that one punter has staked £22,000 e/w on the Reds winning the Premier league. For the first time in Premier League history, punters are mostly staying away from Manchester United who are the 5/2 second favourites for the trophy.

At the other end of the table, the three new sides will be hoping to emulate the success of Swansea, Norwich and QPR and Hills offer 3/1 that Southampton, Reading and West Ham follow suit.

“Success for the newly promoted sides will always be based on whether they survive or not and we think there is a very good chance that they will all survive this time around,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

This year could well be a record breaker and William Hill offer 20/1 about any player bagging a double hat-trick and the same price that any team scores 10 or more goals in a single game. However, some things never change and 11/4 is offered that any opposition side wins a penalty at Old Trafford.

Discipline will be at the forefront of everybody’s mind after Branislav Ivanovic’s red card in the Community Shield and William Hill offer 6/1 that QPR are the side that sees the most reds while their manager Mark Hughes is 9/1 favourite to be the first manager to be sent to the stands.

William Hill Premier League Specials:

Three promoted sides to stay up: 3/1

Goalkeeper to score at any point during the season: 16/1

Any opposition side to win a penalty at Old Trafford: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

Player to score 6 or more goals in a single EPL game: 20/1

Any side to score 10 or more goals in a single EPL game: 20/1

Any player to score 30 or more goals in a single season: 1/5 no; 10/3 yes

Englishman to be top EPL scorer: 2/1

First manager to be sent to the stands this season: 9/1 Mark Hughes; 11/1 Paul Lambert; 11/1 David Moyes; 12/1 Roberto Mancini; 12/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 12/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 12/1 Sam Allardyce; 16/1 Arsene Wenger; 16/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Chris Hughton; 16/1 Nigel Adkins; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Steve Clarke; 20/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 20/1 Brian McDermott; 25/1 Roberto Martinez
*bets settled by date of first manager sent to the stands, not by fixture round

Club with most red cards: 6/1 QPR; 9/1 Arsenal; 9/1 Stoke; 9/1 West Ham; 10/1 Sunderland; 11/1 Aston Villa; 11/1 West Brom; 16/1 Chelsea; 16/1 Everton; 16/1 Manchester City; 16/1 Reading; 16/1 Southampton; 16/1 Swansea; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Liverpool; 20/1 Manchester United; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Norwich; 20/1 Wigan; 25/1 Fulham

English Premier League outright: 6/5 Manchester City; 5/2 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR

English Premier League relegation: 1/1 Reading; 5/4 Norwich; 11/8 Southampton; 13/8 Wigan; 15/8 Swansea; 9/4 West Ham; 7/2 QPR; 7/2 West Brom; 6/1 Stoke; 7/1 BAR

Top goalscorer: 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 7/1 Wayne Rooney; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Robin van Persie; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nickica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 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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Ac Milan Fans 6/1 To Be Carroll Singing Next Season

Andy Carroll’s name has rather surprisingly been linked with a loan move to AC Milan although William Hill do not think that particular move is on the cards, offering 1/12 that he does not make the move to the San Siro (to AC Milan). It does look likely that Carroll could make a move away from Anfield, whether on loan or permanently, with Hills offering 4/1 that he is not at Liverpool when the transfer window slams shut.

“Aquilani spent last season at AC Milan and despite the relations that may or may not have been built between the clubs because of that particular deal, we do not think a move for Andy Carroll is very likely,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Rumours suggesting that Roberto Mancini could be on his way from Manchester City may not be too wide of the mark, with William Hill making the Italian 11/2 to have left Eastlands by the time the season starts and Hills can also report that Mancini has been backed in from 33/1 to 4/1 favourite to be the first Premier League manager to leave his position.

Andy Carroll to be at AC Milan at end of transfer window: 6/1 yes; 1/12 no

Andy Carroll to have left Liverpool by the end of the transfer window: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no
*loan deals count

Roberto Mancini to be at Manchester City on the first day on 2012/13 season: 11/2 no; 1/10 yes

First Premier League manager to leave his job: 4/1 Roberto Mancini; 8/1 Sam Allardyce; 9/1 Chris Hughton; 9/1 Michael Laudrup; 9/1 Steve Clarke; 11/1 Brendan Rodgers; 11/1 Mark Hughes; 11/1 Nigel Adkins; 11/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 11/1 Roberto Martinez; 12/1 Martin Jol; 14/1 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Brian McDermott; 20/1 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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Easter Sunday, Title Race Decider? United Evens To Win League By Seven Or More

Easter Sunday could be decisive in the race for the Premier League and William Hill go 5/6 that the destination of the title is decided before the Manchester derby at the end of April (5/6 it is not). Hills are offering Even money that Manchester United win the title by seven or more points although they are 5/1 to fail to win the title. Manchester United are 1/9 to win the League, City are 5/1. City’s recent slump could prove costly, not just for the club, but for their manager as well and he is Even money to have left the club by the first game of next season.

Arsenal will be hopeful that they can keep hold of goal-machine Robin van Persie with his contract due to expire in just over 12 months, although the omens are not good, with Hill making 5/4 to have left the Gunners by the start of next season.

Mark Hughes came to QPR with the backing of mega rich owners with the proviso that he keeps them in the Premier League. Things have not worked out as planned so far, but despite this, Hills make him 1/4 to still be at Loftus Road on the first day of next season (11/4 to have left).

William Hill Football Odds:

Premier League outright: 1/9 Manchester United; 5/1 Manchester City; 750/1 Arsenal, Tottenham

How many points will Premier League title winners get: 7/4 93+; 7/4 89-92; 6/4 88 or less

How many points will United win the League by: 1/1 7 or more; 4/1 4-6; 6/1 1-3; 10/1 goal difference; 5/1 not to win it

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

Premier League title to be won before kickoff of the Manchester derby: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

RVP still at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no

Mark Hughes still at QPR at the start of next season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

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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Hills Payout On Hill’s Phantom Goal…5/1 For Goalline Technology Next Season

QPR will have been aggrieved when Clint Hill had a goal controversially chalked off, despite the fact that his header was clearly over the line. William Hill are offering 5/1 that goal line technology is introduced into the Premier League by the start of next season (1/9 it is not). As the goal was clearly over the line, William Hill are paying out on Hill being the first goalscorer, as well as Darren Pratley.

“It will have been no consolation to Mark Hughes and his players as they trudged off at half time but we clearly thought it was a goal and are more than happy to pay out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is just another case for a quick introduction for goalline technology.”

Will Goalline Technology Be Introduced In The Premier League Next Season: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no

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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Odds On Goal-line Technology Cut As Spurs Drift In Top London Club Market!

QPR were denied a vital goal in their relegation battle against Bolton and are now 1/3 with William Hill to be relegated at the end of the season. Mark Hughes’ reign has got off to a less than auspicious start to say the least and Hills are offering 11/10 that he is no longer QPR boss come the first day of their 2012/13 season(4/6 that he is still there).

Hughes’ odds of departure have changed drastically since yesterday’s defeat and should QPR be relegated, it could well be traced back to that phantom goal. Hills have cut their odds of goal-line technology being introduced following solid punter support and offer 11/4 that the Premier League sees goal-line technology next season.

“After such a vital ‘goal’ was chalked off yesterday, the goal-line technology argument has once again reared its head and it looks as though a resolution may finally be around the corner, but all maybe too little too late for Hughes and QPR” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Spurs have now lost two matches on the spin and with Arsenal starting to fire on all cylinders, Hills only make Tottenham slight favourites at 8/13 to be the top London club at the end of the season with Arsenal 9/4 and Chelsea 7/2.

William Hill Odds:

Goal-Line Technology to be introduced by the start of the 2012/13 season: 11/4 yes; 1/4 no

Which league will be the first to introduce goal-line technology: 13/8 SPL; 11/4 EPL; 4/1 Bundesliga; 11/2 La Liga; 7/1 Ligue 1; 8/1 Serie A; 10/1 Eredivisie

Hughes to be manager of QPR on the first day of next season: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no

Premier League relegation: 2/9 Wigan; 3/10 Wolves; 1/3 QPR; 11/8 Bolton; 13/8 Blackburn; 25/1 BAR

Premier League to stay up: 4/9 Blackburn; 8/15 Bolton; 9/4 QPR; 12/5 Wolves; 3/1 Wigan

Top London Club: 8/13 Tottenham; 9/4 Arsenal; 7/2 Chelsea

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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You Bet Hughes And Barton Will Be Staying Put Despite First Defeat!

Mark Hughes’ reign at QPR started with defeat and William Hill are offering 4/1 that he is no longer at QPR come the start of next season (1/7 to still be there). Should QPR be relegated, Hills offer 7/1 that they win the League and 3/1 that they would gain promotion by any means.

Joey Barton was the subject of much speculation in the Sunday papers as they suggested that Mark Hughes could let him go in January. Hills are erring on the side of caution and make him 1/8 to stay (9/2 to leave in January). Joey Barton did not play against Newcastle due to being suspended and Hills go 1/4 that he starts the first game for QPR that he is available for.

“Mark Hughes has already claimed that Joey Barton will remain his captain and while it is not uncommon for clubs to sell their leaders, we think that Joey will be staying put for the time being,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Mark Hughes to be at QPR on the first day of next season: 1/7 yes; 4/1 no

Joey Barton to still be at QPR at the end of the January transfer window: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Joey Barton to start first match he is available for: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

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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When Will Mark Hughes Leave Qpr?

He may only just have got his foot in the door but William Hill are offering 7/4 that Mark Hughes vacates the Loftus Road hotseat in 2014. He is 11/4 to leave this year and 5/2 to do so in 2013.

When will Mark Hughes leave QPR: 11/4 2012; 5/2 2013; 7/4 2014; 5/1 2015; 6/1 2016 or later

Further Infrmation…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Hughes Favourite For Q P R Job

Warnock waves goodbye, but:
HUGHES FAVOURITE FOR RANGERS’ JOB?

William Hill make Mark Hughes 6/5 favourite to be the next permanent manager at QPR following the reported departure of Neil Warnock. ‘QPR have made a habit of parting company with managers in recent seasons and the new incumbent will be well advised to keep his cv close at hand’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Mark Hughes6/5
Rafa Benitez11/4
Gianfranco Zola11/2
Paulo Di Canio7/1
Alan Curbishley8/1
Steve Bruce10/1
Sven Goran Eriksson12/1
Guus Hiddink12/1
Roberto Martinez14/1
Louis Van Gaal16/1
Carlos Queiroz16/1
Fabio Capello20/1
Laurent Blanc20/1
Claudio Ranieri20/1
Didier Deschamps20/1
Marcelo Lippi20/1
Manuel Pellegrini20/1
Frank Rijkaard25/1
Ruud Gullit25/1
Ray Wilkins33/1
Jose Mourinho50/1
Pep Guardiola50/1
Joey Barton 50/1
Others on request

WHERE WILL RANGERS FINISH THIS SEASON?
QPR top 4: 250/1
Top Half 7/1Bottom Half 1/16
Finish Bottom 10/1
Stay up 2/5Relegation 7/4

NOW WHICH BOSS IS FAVOURITE TO BE NEXT OUT?

William Hill make Steve Kean 4/6 fav to be the next Prem boss to go, following the deparure of Neil Warnock who had been a 5/2 chance to be the next to depart.

3rd Premier League manager to leave:
Steve Kean4/6
Owen Coyle2/1
Andre Villas-Boas9/2
Alex McLeish7/1
Mick McCarthy8/1
No manager to leave8/1
Roberto Martinez12/1
David Moyes20/1
Harry Redknapp25/1
Next permanent QPR manager25/1
Martin Jol33/1
Alan Pardew40/1
Kenny Dalglish40/1
Roy Hodgson40/1
Paul Lambert50/1
Sir Alex Ferguson66/1
Arsene Wenger66/1
Brendan Rodgers66/1
Martin O’Neill66/1
Roberto Mancini66/1
Tony Pulis66/1

Further information….graham sharpe….07803233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Midweek Premier League Specials

HUGHES TO RETURN?

WITH Mark Hughes being linked with a return to the PremIer League, William Hill offer 7/1 that he will become permanent boss of another top flight club before the end of this season. ‘Mark’s name is invariably prominent in lists of potential successors whenever a Premier League manager leaves his club’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WELL, WELL, JACK TO LEAVE EVERTON IN JANUARY?

WITH Jack Rodwell being tipped for a move away from Everton in the January transfer window, William Hill offer Even money that e will quit the club and 8/11 that he will remain where he is. ‘Everton’s season has been disappointing so far and the departure of Jack Rodwell would suggest that they have given up hopes of a European place next season’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

PREMIER LEAGUE WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY GAMES:

HighestScoringMatch_
DETAILS ODDS
Man City v Stoke 10/3
Aston Villa v Arsenal 9/2
Tottenham v Chelsea 11/2
Newcastle v West Brom 13/2
Fulham v Man Utd 6/1
Everton v Swansea 7/1
Wigan v Liverpool 7/1
QPR v Sunderland 8/1
EW 1/5 1,2,3 DEAD HEAT RULES APPLY.

HighestScoringTeam_
DETAILS ODDS
Man City 11/4
Arsenal 5/1
Everton 13/2
Liverpool 13/2
Man Utd 8/1
Newcastle 9/1
QPR 14/1
Tottenham 14/1
Chelsea 14/1
Aston Villa 16/1
West Brom 16/1
Sunderland 16/1
Fulham 20/1
Wigan 33/1
Swansea 33/1
Stoke 40/1
EW ¼ 1,2,3,4. Dead heat rules apply.

FastestScoringTeam_
DETAILS ODDS
Man City 10/3
Arsenal 5/1
Everton 13/2
Liverpool 13/2
Man Utd 8/1
Newcastle 9/1
QPR 14/1
Tottenham 14/1
Chelsea 14/1
Aston Villa 16/1
West Brom 16/1
Sunderland 16/1
Fulham 20/1
Wigan 25/1
Swansea 25/1
Stoke 28/1
EW ¼ 1,2,3,4. Dead heat rules apply.

Total Red Cards_
None 9/4
One 11/8
Two 9/4
Three 7/1
Four or more 12/1

WIN ONLY.

HatTrickScored_
DETAILS ODDS
Yes 4/1
No 1/7

Prem title…4/6 Man C; 2/1 Man U; 16/1 Chelsea; Spurs; 33/1 Arsenal; 66/1 Liverpool
Top 4 Finish – 4/11 Chelsea; 8/15 Spurs; 6/5 Arsenal; 6/4 Liverpool.
Without Mancs – 11/8 Chelsea; 7/4 Spurs; 10/3 Arsenal; 5/1 Liverpool.
Top Prem scorer -13/8 RVP; 11/4 Rooney; 11/4 Aguero; 10 Dzeko; 16 Ba; 20 Adebayor; Balotelli.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
Twitter- @sharpeangle

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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