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.


Clark Quickly Becomes Leeds Favourite…europa League Specials

Lee Clark was sacked by Huddersfield on Wednesday and William Hill have seen plenty of cash for him to become the new manager of Leeds. Just an hour after Huddersfield announced their decision, Clark became Hills 11/8 favourite for the Leeds job with Mick McCarthy 3/1 and Neil Warnock 9/2.

“There is no doubting that Lee Clark is a talented young manager and he swiftly became favourite for the Leeds job as soon as he was relieved of his duties at Huddersfield,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Whether he would jump back into management so soon though is another matter.”

Latest Leeds Boss: 11/8 Lee Clark; 3/1 Mick McCarthy; 9/2 Neil Warnock; 7/1 Steve Bruce; 11/1 Neil Redfearn; 12/1 Billy Davies; 14/1 Dan Petrescu; 14/1 Dave Jones; 20/1 BAR

Europa League

Far far away from the glitz and glamour of the Champions League, Manchester City and United will be kicking off their Europa League campaigns and William Hill think that they could do well in the competition making them 4/1 (City) and 13/2 (United) to win the tournament. Of the three English sides in the competition, Hills think that two of them will progress from this round, offering 5/6 about that happening. Hills go Even money that Manchester United outscore their noisy neighbours (City 7/4 and a tie 13/5).

Stoke could well struggle in their tie against Valencia and Hills offer 4/7 that they are eliminated in at the end of this round of fixtures.

Highest scoring Brit match:

13/10 Ajax/Manchester United
13/8 Porto/Manchester City
11/5 Stoke/Valencia
*Dead Heat rules apply **void if any of the three matches are postponed

Highest scoring team of the three: 4/5 Manchester United; 11/5 Manchester City; 11/4 Stoke City
*Dead Heat rules apply **void if any of the three matches are postponed

How many of the three sides will qualify: 14/1 none; 7/4 exactly one; 5/6 exactly two; 7/2 three

Manchester City stage of elimination: 7/4 round of 32; 4/1 round of 16; 9/2 quarter final; 11/2 semi final; 6/1 runner up; 4/1 winner

Manchester United stage of elimination: 5/2 round of 32; 3/1 round of 16; 3/1 quarter final; 7/2 semi final; 8/1 runner up; 13/2 winner

Stoke City stage of elimination: 4/7 round of 32; 4/1 round of 16; 5/1 quarter final; 11/1 semi final; 20/1 runner up; 33/1 winner

Manchester mythical goals match bet: 1/1 Manchester United; 7/4 Manchester City; 13/5 tie

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

Warnock Warning For Bookies


Neil Warnock has been the subject of a large gamble in Leeds to get the city’s top football job. Vacant since Simon Grayson departed, Warnock had been as big as 9/2 when Lee Clark left Huddersfield and became favourite for the job, but having been well supported today, in and around Leeds, both online and in shops. Bets of up to £500 were being placed all day on Friday on Warnock getting the job.

The Ex QPR and Sheffield Utd boss is now 1/3 firm favourite to take the Elland Road hotseat ahead of Lee Clark at 11/2, Billy Davies and Mick McCarthy at 8/1 and Steve Bruce at 9/1.

“Whether this is punters in the know or punters hoping that Warnock will get the job, we are not sure, but it would appear that Warnock is the name on everybody’s lips in Leeds at the moment,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Permanent Leeds Utd Manager: 1/3 Neil Warnock; 11/2 Lee Clark; 8/1 Billy Davies; 8/1 Mick McCarthy; 9/1 Steve Bruce; 14/1 Neil Redfearn; 20/1 BAR

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

Henry, Keepers, Warnock


WILLIAM HIL offer 33/1 that any keeper will score in any of the this weekend’s (Sat,Sun,Mon) FA Cup games.

Thierry 3/1 to come on and score, but:

WITH Thierry Henry likely to return to the Arsenal team for their FA Cup match against Leeds on Monday, William Hill offer 1/ 2 that he will extend his amazing run of scoring against Leeds in the last five games he has played against them, if he starts – and 3/1 that he is on target coming on as sub, should he start on the bench. ‘Henry has a prolific scoring record against Leeds and it would appear to be written in the stars that he should score on his return to the club’ said ill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill believe Thierry Henry has the same chance of scoring NO goals during his two month spell at Arsenal as he has of scoring three or more in his time there, quoting 2/1 about each eventuality – but they make him an 8/1 chance to strike a blow for the Gunners against their deadly rivals Sputrs, by netting against them. ‘Many punters will be convinced there is an inevitability about Henry returning to haunt Spurs’ added Sharpe.

HENRY TO SCORE V LEEDS – 1/ 2 (if starting); 3/1 if coming on as substitute. 9/4 to score 1st goal; 9/4 last goal; 9/4 two or more; 10/1 hat trick.

HENRY ARSENAL GOALS (1ST team competitive games)
NONE 2/1
ONE 11/4
TWO 3/1


NEIL WARNOCK has been cut from 11/2 to 5/2 second favourite by William Hill to be the next Premier League boss to leave his club. ‘His outbursts are becoming ever more outspoken ,Rangers are slipping into relegation trouble, and we’ve started to see cash for him to be the next to go’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. Hills offer 8/11 that Warnock will still be Rangers’ boss on the first day of next season,Evens not.
Steve Kean is 6/5 favourite to be the next boss out with Hills who also offer 7/2 AVB/Coyle; 8/1 McLeish; 12/1 McCarthy; 16/1 no more to go this season. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twitter- @sharpeangle

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

Hughes Favourite For Q P R Job

Warnock waves goodbye, but:

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

QPR top 4: 250/1
Top Half 7/1Bottom Half 1/16
Finish Bottom 10/1
Stay up 2/5Relegation 7/4


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

Sack Race Well And Truly On…hill’s Premier League Specials

Blackburn avoided defeat at Anfield, but despite this, they remain favourites for the drop while their manager remains favourite for the chop. Rovers are 1/2 for relegation at William Hill with Wigan 4/7 and Bolton 8/11 while their manager is 1/2 to be the second Premier League manager to leave his club. Owen Coyle’s Bolton were on the receiving end of yet another home defeat and Owen Coyle is the 11/4 second favourite to get the axe, while Andre Villas-Boas is 8/1 third favourite.

Owen Coyle is 4/6 to have left Bolton by the start of next season, while Steve Kean is 1/4 to have left Blackburn by the same timeframe. Andre Villas-Boas is odds-on, at 4/9 to still be at Chelsea come the first game of next season.

Hills offer 6/4 that the second Premier League manager is sacked in December and 8/11 that it is in January.

“The season of goodwill is well and truly over and the sounds of knives being sharpened is getting louder,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Manchester United closed the gap at the top of the Premier League and they are 5/4 to win the Premier League behind Man City at 5/6. Chelsea are out to 25/1 from 16/1 to win the league after yet another draw. Hills offer 6/4 that Manchester City beat Manchester United to the top spot, while for United/City 1-2 you can get 2/1.

Premier League Winner: 5/6 Man City; 5/4 Man Utd; 16/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Chelsea; 33/1 Arsenal; 100/1 Liverpool

Relegation: 1/2 Blackburn; 4/7 Wigan; 8/11 Bolton; 11/8 Wolves; 9/4 Swansea; 3/1 QPR; 6/1 Norwich; 12/1 BAR

2nd Premier League manager to leave: 1/2 Steve Kean; 10/3 Owen Coyle; 8/1 Andre Villas Boas; 9/1 Alex MCLeish; 10/1 Mick McCarthy; 12/1 Martin Jol; 14/1 Neil Warnock; 20/1 Roberto Martinez; 25/1 Harry Redknapp; 25/1 David Moyes; 40/1 BAR

To be manager of their current club on the first day of PL season 2012/13?


Yes 4/9
No 13/8


Yes 11/10
No 4/6


Yes 11/4
No 1/4

When will second Premier League manager leave: 6/4 December; 8/11 January; 5/1 February; 33/1 March or later; 40/1 no more managers to leave this season

Most Premier League goals in 2011/12 season: 5/4 Dimitar Berbatov; 6/4 Fernando Torres; 5/2 Andy Carroll

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

You Bet Bolton Owen To Go Down As Manc Monopoly Odds On

Coyle odds-against to survive until next season:

DESPITE Bolton’s Chairman insisting it would cost too much in compensation to sack Owen Coyle, the under pressure Bolton boss is now favourite with William Hill to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club as Bolton dropped to the bottom of the table. ‘There surely comes a point at which a manager’s pride kicks in even if he hasn’t been sacked, and Coyle is clearly a proud man’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make Coyle 13/8 joint favourite along with Steve Kean to be the next boss out, and offer 11/10 that he is still Wanderers’ gaffer on the first day of next season.Bolton are 11/10 to go down.

Wm Hill…..2nd Prem manager to go;
Owen Coyle 13/8
Steve Kean 13/8
Roberto Martinez 5/1
Andre Villas-Boas 6/1
Alex McLeish 11/1
Mick McCarthy 11/1
David Moyes 16/1
Harry Redknapp 20/1
Martin Jol 25/1
Neil Warnock 33/1
No manager to leave 33/1
Roy Hodgson 33/1
Martin O’Neill 40/1
Alan Pardew 50/1
Arsene Wenger 50/1
Brendan Rodgers 50/1
Kenny Dalglish 50/1
Paul Lambert 50/1
Roberto Mancini 50/1
Tony Pulis 50/1
Sir Alex Ferguson 66/1

Owen Coyle at Bolton 1st day next season?Yes – 11/10No – 4/6

Wm Hill relegation odds..4/9 Wigan (13/8 stay up); 11/10 Blackburn;(4/6); 11/10 Bolton (4/6); 15/8 Swansea; 5/2 Wolves; 11/4 Norwich; 4 QPR/Sunderland; 8 WBA; 9 Fulham.


William Hill now offer 1/3 that the two Manchester clubs occupy the top two positions in the Premier League at the end of the season, and go 7/4 that it is City who finish first with United 2nd.
City are 8/13 favourites to win the title with Hills, who make them 66/1 to win all four major trophies they are still contesting, with United 2/1; Chelsea 12/1; Spurs 18/1; Arsenal 25/1; Liverpool 100/1; Newcastle 400/1.
TOP 4 FINISH…4/11 Chelsea; 4/9 Spurs; 11/10 Arsenal; 9/4 Liverpool; 25 Newcastle; 66 Everton; 125 Villa
PREM TOP SCORER…6/4 RVP; 5/2 Aguero; 4 Rooney; 8 Dzeko; 16 Ba; 20 Adebayor; Balotelli.

Prem Forecast: Man City/Man Utd – 7/4; Man Utd/Man City – 4/1 ; Reverse forecast – 1/3

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

Mccarthy 4/1 To Be Next Boss Out As Toon 100/1 To Stay Unbeaten


William Hill make Mick McCarthy 4/1 third favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club after Wolves’ dramatic late fightback to earn a point against Swansea. ‘Without the late comeback Mick may well have taken over as favourite to be the next boss out’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make Blackburn’s Steve Kean 10/11 to be the next manager to go with Steve Bruce out from 5/4 to 5/2 second favourite. They then offer 13/2 Owen Coyle; 14/1 David Moyes; Neil Warnock; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; Arsene Wenger. It is 100/1 that no more Prem boss depart before the end of the season.


William Hill….Prem Team to stay unbeaten the longest (matches played from start of Prem season): Man Utd1/2 (10/1 unbeaten all season); Man City 13/8 (16/1 unbeaten all season); Newcastle 12/1 (100/1 unbeaten all season)


Wenger 11/2 To Be Gone By Next Season


William Hill make Arsene Wenger 11/2 no longer to be Arsenal manager by the first day of next season – and quote him at 10/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club while they now expect the Gunners to finish 5th or 6th in the table – a 1/ 2 chance. ‘Punters may not agree, but we can’t see Arsene leaving coluntari;ly and we don;t anticipate the cliub telling him he has to go’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills…Wenger Arsenal manager on the 1st day of next season: 1/10 Yes 11/2 No

Next Boss to Go:

Steve Kean 4/9
Steve Bruce 7/2
David Moyes 10/1
Arsene Wenger 10/1
Neil Warnock 10/1
Owen Coyle 10/1
Mick McCarthy 16/1
Alex McLeish 20/1
Harry Redknapp 20/1
Roy Hodgson 20/1
Alan Pardew 25/1
Paul Lambert 25/1
Andre Villas Boas 33/1
Brendan Rodgers 33/1
Martin Jol 33/1
Roberto Mancini 33/1
Roberto Martinez 33/1
Tony Pulis 33/1
Kenny Dalglish 40/1
Sir Alex Ferguson 40/1
No manager to leave 100/1

Hills… Van Persie to leave Arsenal in January transfer window: 1/10 No 11/2 Yes

Arsenal finishing Position this season:
Top 4…..11/4
5th or 6th…1/2

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

Kean Favourite To Be Next Prem Boss Out


NEXT PREM BOSS OUT….William Hill make Steve Kean 4/9 favourite to be the next Prem boss to leave his club. ‘The euphoria of the Arsenal win is evaporating and Kean’s future now looks very uncertain after another drubbing.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Steve Kean 4/9
Steve Bruce 7/2
David Moyes 8/1
Arsene Wenger 12/1
Neil Warnock 12/1
Mick McCarthy 16/1
Owen Coyle 16/1
Alex McLeish 20/1
Harry Redknapp 20/1
Roy Hodgson 20/1
Alan Pardew 25/1
Paul Lambert 25/1
Andre Villas Boas 33/1
Brendan Rodgers 33/1
Martin Jol 33/1
Roberto Mancini 33/1
Roberto Martinez 33/1
Kenny Dalglish 40/1
Sir Alex Ferguson 40/1
Tony Pulis 50/1
No manager to leave 100/1

LAST PREM TEAM TO LOSE (Number of games)
Last Team To LoseMan Utd – 5/6Man City – 6/4Newcastle – 5/1Aston Villa – 20/1

TO WIN TITLE….5/6 Man U; 9/4 Man C; 4/1 Chelsea; 25 Liverpool; 40 Arsenal; 66 Spurs

STRAIGHT FORECAST….15/8 United-City; 11/4 City – United; 10/3 Utd-Chelsea; 6 Chelsea- Man U; 12 City-Chelsea; 14 Chelsea- City

TOP 4…..6/5 Liverpool; 11/8 Spurs; 5/2 Arsenal

RELEGATION….4/6 Swansea (11/10 stay up); 11/10 Norwich (4/6); 6/5 Wigan (8/13); 5/4 Blackburn (4/7); 3/1 Bolton; 7/2 Wolves; 4/1 QPR; 11/2 WBA; 6 Sunderland; 7 Fulham

TOP PREM SCORER….7/4 Rooney; 3 Aguero; 15/2 Dzeko; 9 Suarez; 12 RVP; Hernandez; 16 Adebayor; 20 Torres.

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

twitter – @sharpeangleTo