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

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Transfer Window Set To Spark Betting Bonanza

Tevez, Borini, Barton, Adebayor & Forest Latest

After a slow transfer window so far, the summer has really warmed up with a number of huge transfer stories hitting the headlines. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic seemingly on his way to PSG, William Hill make AC Milan 5/6 to be the club with which Carlos Tevez is plying his trade at the end of the transfer window although current club, Manchester City, are the same price.

“Tevez performed a spectacular u-turn towards the end of last season by saying that he was at Manchester City for the long haul but with AC Milan seemingly willing to mould the team around him, the lure of Italy may be too strong,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Liverpool have reportedly had a transfer offer for Fabio Borini accepted by Roma and William Hill make the Italian striker 10/3 second favourite to be Liverpool’s leading scorer next season behind 6/4 Luis Suarez. He is also 6/4 to score more than 10 goals next season.

QPR’s Joey Barton may face the ignominy of dropping down a division with Blackburn apparently keen on taking the midfielder on loan. William Hill make Rovers Even money to be Barton’s next club, with ambitious Nottingham Forest 7/4 second favourites.

“Barton is ruled out of the first 12 games of the season, which will take him up to November, which would then allow a Championship side to swoop for him outside of the transfer window,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Emmanuel Adebayor looks set to sign for Spurs and William Hill are offering 2/1 that he scores two or more goals against Arsenal.

Glenn Hoddle is the 4/6 favourite to be named as the next permanent Nottingham Forest job, with Roy Keane (backed in from 8/1 to 2/1) as the second favourite. Mick McCarthy has also been well backed at 9/4 while Thursday’s odds on favourite, Darren Ferguson, is out to 9/2.

Carlos Tevez club after transfer window (loans count): 5/6 AC Milan; 5/6 Manchester City; 8/1 PSG; 8/1 Inter Milan; 10/1 Real Madrid; 16/1 Juventus; 20/1 Anzhi Makhachkala; 33/1 Chelsea

Borini EPL goals: 5/4 under 8 goals; 5/2 8-10 goals; 6/4 over 10 goals

Top Liverpool EPL scorer in 2012/13 season: 6/4 Suarez; 10/3 Borini; 7/2 Carroll; 6/1 Gerrard…others on request

Joey Barton next club (loan deals count / void if hasn’t transferred/loaned by winter transfer window): 1/1 Blackburn; 7/4 Nottingham Forest; 5/1 Leeds; 10/1 Newcastle

Adebayor goals vs Arsenal (must be a registered EPL player after summer transfer window): 10/11 none; 11/4 one; 2/1 two or more

Next permanent Nottingham Forest manager: 4/6 Glenn Hoddle; 2/1 Roy Keane; 9/4 Mick McCarthy; 9/2 Darren Ferguson; 10/1 Alex McLeish; 16/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 25/1 BAR

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Premiership Hail Hazard: Will He Be Managed By Matteo!

Following Eden Hazard decision to sign for Chelsea, William Hill offer 9/4 that the Belgian midfielder scores nine or more Premier League goals next season. He is also 80/1 to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer in 2012/13. Hazard is renowned for his ability to create as well as finish chances and Hills make him 11/4 to set up more than 20 goals.

Chelsea now have the most exciting young player in European football, but who will be managing him? Hills make Roberto Di Matteo the 4/6 favourite after winning two trophies in less than six months in charge. Pep Guardiola, despite assertions that he wants to take 12 months off, is 5/2 to take over, with Fabio Capello 3/1 and Harry Redknapp 5/1.

William Hill Odds:

Total Hazard Premier League Goals Next Season: 6/1 0-2; 2/1 3-5; 13/8 6-8; 9/4 9 or more

Total Hazard Assists: 11/2 0-5; 9/2 6-10; 11/4 11-15; 5/2 16-20; 11/4 21 or more
*settled by statistics

Eden Hazard top Premier League goalscorer: 80/1

Next permanent Chelsea boss: 4/6 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Pep Guardiola; 3/1 Fabio Capello; 5/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Laurent Blanc; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Joachim Low; 25/1 BAR

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Roy’s Boys Are On Their ‘way…9/1 For Tournament

Ashley Young scored the only goal to secure a victory for Roy Hodgson in his first game in charge of England and William Hill make him 66/1 to be the leading scorer in this year’s Euros. The Man United midfielder is also 13/2 (from 8/1) to be England’s leading scorer in the tournament. England were very regimented under Hodgson and defended well after taking the lead and Hills make them 9/1 to win two or three of their group games by one goal to nil.

“Tonight represented England’s first win in Norway since 1966, could that be an omen?” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “A much more solid looking England team can be backed at 9/1 to win the tournament.”

The line up against Norway was very experimental and Hills offer Even money that three or fewer of the starting XI start against France.

After Andy Carroll lead the line well against Norway, he is 8/15 to start against France with Defoe 4/1 and Welbeck 13/8.

England are 2/5 to defeat Belgium next weekend with the draw 11/4 and Belgium 6/1.

William Hill Odds

England – 2/5
Draw – 11/4
Belgium – 6/1

To start vs France (Yes/no)
Andy Carroll – 8/15 – 11/8
Jermain Defoe – 4/1 – 1/8
Theo Walcott – 5/6 – 5/6
Ashley Young – 1/4 – 11/4
Danny Welbeck – 13/8 – 4/9

England Group Points
0 – 33/1
1 – 12/1
2 – 11
3 – 6/1
4 – 10/3
5 – 13/2
6 – 9/2
7 – 4/1
9 – 7/1

How Many Games Will England Win 1-0?
None 1/2
Exactly One 7/4
Two or Three 9/1

How many starting XI vs Norway will starts vs France?
Over 3.5 8/11
Under 3.5 EVS

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Blatter’s Penalty Promise Not Worth A Punt…


Sepp Blatter has come out and claimed that he is looking into a way of eradicating penalty shootouts from football although, William Hill are sceptical that it will happen any time soon, offering 16/1 that no games in the 2014 World Cup go into penalties. It is also Even money for at least one of the playoff games this weekend to go the full distance.

16/1 No games to go to penalties at Rio 2014

How many of the playoff games this weekend will go to penalties: 19/20 none; 1/1 one; 15/2 two

Who Will Be The Youngest Lion To Tame The Cockerels?

John Ruddy has been forced out of the England Euro’s squad and 19 year-old keeper, Jack Butland has been called in to replace him. He is not the youngest person to have been called up, however, with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain the sole 18 year-old. William Hill are betting on who will be the youngest player to feature in the match against France and make the Ox the 15/8 favourite, with Danny Welbeck 9/4 and Phil Jones 11/4. Butland, who is undoubtedly going to be the third choice keeper is 50/1 to be the youngest England player to feature vs France.

Who will be the youngest player to feature for England’s first game vs France:
15/8 Chamberlain (15/8/93); 9/4 Welbeck (26/11/90); 11/4 Jones (21/2/92); 4/1 Walcott (16/3/89); 12/1 Hart (19/4/87); 25/1 Milner (4/1/86); 33/1 Young (9/7/85); 40/1 BAR

Eden Hazard has confirmed that he has narrowed his options down to three clubs, all based in England and William Hill make Manchester City the Even money favourites to sign the Belgian midfielder, with Manchester United 13/8 and Chelsea 5/2. Should he have a change of heart, he is 8/1 to join Barcelona and 12/1 to go to Real Madrid.

Latics Boss Backed For Anfield

Roberto Martinez is the 4/9 favourite to be named as the next permanent Liverpool manager as everyone else in the market drifts. Andre Villas Boas, who had been as short as Even money is the 6/1 second favourite.

“Liverpool have struggled in their attempts to find someone to take over from Kenny Dalglish but it now appears that Roberto Martinez is willing to step into the breach,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent Liverpool manager: 4/9 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Andre Villas Boas; 8/1 Louis Van Gaal; 8/1 Brendan Rodgers; 14/1 Jurgen Klopp; 14/1 Pep Guardiola; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 Frank Rijkaard; 25/1 Harry Redknapp; 25/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 25/1 Didier Deschamps; 25/1 Fabio Capello; 33/1 BAR


William Hill are expecting Saturday’s Women’s FA Cup to turnover a record sum for a ladies match for which Birmingham City are 19/20 favourites to win in 90 minutes.

“Last year’s women’s World Cup was fantastic for turnover on ladies’ football and the fact that the Olympics are just around the corner, we are expecting betting interest to really take off for this match,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Women’s FA Cup Final:

90 minutes: 19/20 Birmingham City Ladies; 21/10 Chelsea Ladies; 5/2 Draw

To lift the Cup: 8/13 Birmingham City Ladies; 6/5 Chelsea Ladies

First Scorer (BCLFC): 9/2 Rachel Williams; 5/1 Jodie Taylor; 11/2 Eniola Aluko; 6/1 Karen Carney; 9/1 Cristina Torkilsen; 12/1 BAR

First Scorer (CLFC): 4/1 Helen Lander; 8/1 Kate Longhurst; 9/1 Laura Coombs; 9/1 Dunia Susi; 10/1 Dani Buet; 10/1 Ashlee Hincks; 14/1 BAR

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Lampard 5/6 To Reach 100 Caps…qpr Becks Appeal Shrinking

Frank Lampard led by example as England defeated Spain and he has now targeted 100 caps for England. The midfielder, who took his tally to 90 on Saturday is 5/6 with William Hill to join the 100 club (5/6 not to).

QPR have seemingly given up in the race to sign David Beckham and William Hill have eased their odds to 8/1 (from 6/1). Paris Saint Germain are the 4/9 favourites to secure Beckham’s signature, while Tottenham are the 5/1 second favourites. Beckham is 4/7 to join up with the GB squad for the 2012 Olympics and Hills make Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey 1/8 and 1/5 respectively to feature in the Olympic squad.

“Bale and Ramsay have already appeared in the promotional photos for the launching of the GB kit and with Wales not playing in the Euros, it now seems almost impossible to imagine that they will not join up with the squad in London,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham next club: 4/9 PSG; 5/1 Spurs; 8/1 QPR; 9/1 Anzhi; 10/1 Blackburn; 12/1 Aston Villa; 16/1 AC Milan; 33/1 Real Madrid…others on request

Frank Lampard to win 100 England Caps: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

GB Sqaud for Olympics:

Bale: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no
Ramsey: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no
Beckham: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no

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Is Hazard Headed For London ?


William Hill have opened a book on where sought after Lille midfielder Eden Hazard will end up when he leaves the club, probably at the end of this season – and make Chelsea 9/4 favourites to snap the Belgian up. ‘Arsenal are believed to covet M Eden but not everyone at Lille would like to see him end up at the Emirates, so they are only 7/2 second favourites in our market’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make PSG 4/1 third favourites, with Real Madrid at 6/1; Inter/Man City 7/1; Bayern Munich 12/1; Liverpool 16/1.

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Barton Odds On For Retrospective Ban…while Olly Had Better Clear His Desk

Joey Barton is odds on to receive a three match ban for punching Morten-Gamst Pedersen in the chest. William Hill are offering 1/4 that his punishment stretches for three matches and for Joey to receive no ban is priced at 8/1. Flouting the laws of the game seemed to be the order of the day on Wednesday when Ian Holloway made ten changes to his side that faced Aston Villa. Olly has claimed that he will quit if he gets a fine and Hills reckon he may do well to start clearing his desk now with 8/13 offered that he receives a fine of some sort from the FA and 6/5 that he does not.

“Joey Barton is no stranger to controversy and would it appear that the FA may decide to step in and hand the midfielder a ban,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Joey Barton’s team-mate, Andy Carroll, has been the subject of much praise recently and William Hill are offering 1/2 that he earns his first England cap against France on the 17th November.

Hills have also opened a market on who will be in the top two come the end of the season and make Chelsea followed by Man Utd, the 2/1 favourite while Chelsea/Arsenal is the 3/1 second favourite.

William Hill Football Specials:

Ian Holloway/Blackpool to receive a fine for fielding a weakened team vs Aston Villa?
Yes 8/13
No 6/5

Includes suspended fines.

How long will Joey Barton be banned for by the FA?
0 games 8/1
1-2 games 6/1
3 games 1/4
4 or more games 7/1

Premier League Forecast
Chelsea/Man Utd 2/1
Chelsea/Arsenal 3/1
Man Utd/Chelsea 9/2
Chelsea/Man City 6/1
Arsenal/Chelsea 8/1
Man City/Chelsea 16/1
Man Utd/Arsenal 16/1
Arsenal/Man Utd 20/1
Man Utd/Man City 20/1
Arsenal/Man City 33/1
Man City/Man Utd 50/1
Man City/Arsenal 66/1

1/2 Andy Carroll Gets An England Cap (6/4 he does not)

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Get Your Jackett…welsh Fa Hope To Pull Kenny

Following John Toshack’s resignation as Wales manager, Kenny Jackett is the favourite to take over. The Millwall boss priced at 5/2 with William Hill, who make Brian Flynn and Chris Coleman their 3/1 joint second favourites. Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage is an outside bet at 66/1 to get the job.

The new manager is facing an uphill challenge to get Wales to the European Championships with them priced at 20/1 to qualify for the tournament and 40/1 to win the group.

“It was no secret that Toshack was about to step down, so the Welsh FA are likely to have already formulated a shortlist. The odds would suggest that Kenny Jackett is at the top of this list,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Next Wales Manager Odds:

5/2 Kenny Jackett; 3/1 Brian Flynn; 3/1 Chris Coleman; 6/1 Mark Hughes; 6/1 Ryan Giggs; 9/1 Gary Speed; 10/1 Dean Saunders; 12/1 John Hartson; 14/1 Tony Pulis; 16/1 Martin O’Neill; 18/1 Dave Jones; 20/1 BAR

Wales To Qualify: 20/1

Wales To Win Group G: 40/1

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Diet Punter Weighs In As Welsh Grandad Scores Everton Winner

A William Hill customer was set to lay off the Christmas turkey on December 25 in order to clinch a £1000 payout from the bookies after betting that he could lose five stone by Christmas Day.
Former RAF man, 44 year old Ian Armstrong, from Bradford, suffered a football injury which stopped him training and saw his weight balloon from12 stone to 17.
He struck a bet with William Hill last January that he would be back to 12 stone by Christmas Day, staking £50 at odds of 20/1, standing to win £1000. ‘The terms of the bet are that Ian must weigh 12 stones actually ON December 25, so although we understand he had got down to that weight some days ago, we need confirmation that he hasn’t gone back above the 12 stone mark on Christmas Day – so it may be a case of no Xmas turkey for Ian so that he can clinch the bet’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Ian plans to give his winnings to his sons’ junior football team.
**PROUD GRANDAD STAN CRAIG from Caernarvon, Wales, is celebrating winning £3400 from William Hill after his grandson, Nathan, made his debut first team appearance for Everton last week. Eight years ago, when Nathan was just another 10 year old wannabe Premiership player, Stan staked £100 at 33/1 with Hills that the boy would play for any Premiership team – so when 18yo Nathan came on as a substitute in a Europa League game for Everton this week, the bet was won.
Stan has also backed the left sided midfielder to win a senior international cap for Wales and will collect another £10,000 if he does so after betting £100 at 100/1. ‘Stan’s pride in his grandson has paid off spectacularly and brought him a wonderful Christmas bonus’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

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