Blatter’s Penalty Promise Not Worth A Punt…

WEEKEND SPECIALS

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

WOMEN’S FA CUP FINAL TO BREAK ALL RECORDS

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

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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How Many Goals Will Euro Top Scorer Get ?

HOW MANY WILL EURO TOP SCORER GET?

William Hill have opened a market on how many goals the leading scorer(s) at Euro 12 will score. Last time round in 2008 the winning total was four, but in the three previous tournaments it was five – and Hills make 5 their 11/8 joint favourite along with 4 or fewer, also at 11/8 while 6 or more is a 5/2 chance. ‘Those expecting the tournament to be a goal-fest ma well be attracted by the six or more option’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills have seen support for Benzema, from 20/1 to 16/1, and Jelavic from 66/1 to 40/1 in their Euro top scorer market.

William Hill: Goals scored by Euro 2012 top scorer (Penalty shootouts don’t count)

4 or less 11/8
Exactly 5 11/8
6 or more 5/2

EURO 2012 TOP SCORER……8/1 Gomez; 10/1 RVP; 12 Villa/Ronaldo; 14 Klose; 16 Benzema; Llorente;Torres. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
TWITTER- @sharpeangle

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

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

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Joe Cole Odds On To Become A Gunner

WHAT WILL JOE COLE DO NEXT?

William Hill make Joe Cole an odds-on shot to be an Arsenal player by the first day of next season.’Cole’s value could soar on the back of an impressive World Cup campaign so he is likely to be keeping his options open at this stage’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills….WHERE WILL JOE COLE BE ON FIRST DAY OF NEXT SEASON?
Arsenal 1/2

Spurs 11/4

Man Utd 7/2

Man City 14/1

Real Madrid 16/1

Liverpool 25/1

WILL JOE COLE SCORE AT WORLD CUP?

(Extra Time counts, Penalty Shootouts do not count)

Yes 6/5

No 8/13

Joe Cole is 16/1 to be England’s top scorer at the World Cup with William Hill who make Wayne Rooney 11/8 favourite with Frank Lampard 9/2; Peter Crouch 6/1; Steven Gerrard 8/1; Jermain Defoe 9/1.

JOE 25/1 TO PLAY LONGEST IN WORLD CUP

WITH GARETH Barry out of England’s opening game, he has drifted from 8/1 to 33/1 to play the most minutes for the squad in William Hill‘s market for which Ashley Cole; Glen Johnson and John Terry are 4/1 co-favourites.
Hills also offer 9/2 Gerrard; 13/2 Lampard; 7/1 Green; James; King; 10 Rooney; 14 Carragher; 16 Milner; 20 Carrick; Crouch; Upson; 25 Joe Cole; Hart; 33 Barry;Dawson; Warnock; 40 Heskey; Lennon; 66 Wright-Phillips; 100 Defoe. (one fifth 1,2,3.)

Further information…….graham sharpe……0208 918 3731

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