Future Bright For Hodgson And When Will He Lose?

England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesday’s starting XI line up for England’s first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgson’s unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.

“The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Butland became England’s youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).

Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes

How many of tonight’s starting XI will start England’s first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11

England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Wigan Primed For Drop As They Let Lead Slip…swans Flying To Europe…championship Latest

Wigan briefly moved out of the bottom three as they went one goal up on West Brom, although an equaliser for Roy Hodgson’s men, saw the Latics remain in the bottom three. William Hill make them 1/5 to be relegated at the end of the season, 10/3 to stay up and 11/10 to finish bottom of the Premier League.

Swansea continued to impress, defeating Fulham at Craven Cottage and having all but guaranteed themselves Premier League football next season, can start to look up the table. William Hill are offering 16/1 that they finish the season in the top six and finish their first Premier League season with European football.

With only two games taking place in the Premier League on Saturday, the best of the action was to be found in the Championship where Reading briefly topped the table before a rousing comeback from Southampton saw them reclaim top spot and William Hill make the Saints the Even money favourites to win the League, with Reading 2/1 and West Ham 5/2.

Premier League Relegation:1/5 Wigan; 3/10 Wolves; 2/5 QPR; 5/4 Bolton; 7/4 Blackburn; 40/1 BAR

Premier League to stay up: 2/5 Blackburn; 4/7 Bolton; 7/4 QPR; 12/5 Wolves; 10/3 Wigan

Premier League to finish bottom: 11/10 Wigan; 7/4 Wolves; 9/4 QPR; 10/1 Bolton; 12/1 Blackburn

Premier League winner: 8/13 Manchester United; 6/5 Manchester City; 250/1 Arsenal; 250/1 Tottenham; 500/1 Chelsea

Championship winner: 1/1 Southampton; 2/1 Reading; 5/2 West Ham; 50/1 Birmingham; 80/1 Middlesbrough; 80/1 Hull; 100/1 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

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City Start Shows Promise As Aguero Slashed For Golden Boot

Manchester City showed their obvious class when upstaging Swansea on their return to the big time, to record the only home win of the opening week of the Premier League. New boy Sergio Aguero, scored two and set up one on his City debut and William Hill are offering 4/1 that he bags the golden boot during his first season in Premier League football. Manchester City are 10/3 to win the Premier League this season but are still behind Manchester United and Chelsea at 6/5 and 3/1 respectively. Hills offer 10/3 about a United/City 1-2, while a City/United forecast is 11/2.

“After just one game, the league is looking ominous for teams around the country as the North West occupy the top three,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Realistically, there will only be two of those sides there at the end of the season but on the weekend’s form, the Manchester sides will take some shifting from their lofty perch.”

Despite performing well in the first half, Swansea faded in the second and succumbed to a big defeat and they are Hill’s favourites, at 8/15 to be relegated. Swansea are 13/8 to be the last of the promoted sides to register a Premier League win. Norwich are 6/4 and QPR are 7/4. All three promoted sides are 4/1 to be relegated. Swansea are 11/10 to win their next game against Wigan and 3/1 to record their first Premier League win against Sunderland. They are 11/4 to fail to win within the next five games.
Next Swansea Win: 11/10 Wigan; 3/1 Sunderland; 25/1 Arsenal; 5/1 West Brom; 50/1 Chelsea; 11/4 None of the next five games

Last Promoted side to register a Premier League win: 6/4 Norwich; 13/8 Swansea; 7/4 QPR

PL Top goal scorer: 4/1 Sergio Aguero; 7/1 Wayne Rooney; 9/1 Fernando Torres; 9/1 Javier Hernandez; 10/1 Robin Van Persie; 11/1 BAR

PL Relegation: 8/15 Swansea; 8/13 Norwich; 1/1 QPR; 7/4 Wigan; 2/1 Blackburn; 7/2 Wolves; 4/1 BAR

PL Outright: 6/5 Manchester United; 3/1 Chelsea; 10/3 Manchester City; 12/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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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Michael’s G-owen Nowhere…125/1 For 2011/12 Golden Boot

Following the news that Michael Owen has put pen to paper on a new one year deal at Manchester United, William Hill are offering 7/4 that he scores less than two Premier League goals and 6/4 that he bags four or more. He is 125/1 to get next season’s golden boot and 20/1 to not play a single minute of Premier League football. He is 5/2 to start one or no Premier League games next season, while he is 9/4 to start six or more.

“In one of the more surprising football stories of the last few days, Owen has signed for another year at United, but Fergie obviously has a role for him and it will be interesting to see how he is utilised by United,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Michael Owen is 7/1 to make an appearance for England in a Euro 2012 Qualifier or Finals match.

Owen’s signature may be the clearest indication yet that Dimitar Berbatov will be heading for the exit and William Hill are now offering odds on where the mercurial Bulgarian will be plying his trade on the first game of next season. He is 11/4 to still be at Manchester United and 7/2 to be playing in the Bundesliga. He is 4/1 to be at Newcastle next season and the same price to be playing in Serie A. He is 25/1 to make the short trip to Eastlands to join United’s arch rivals.

Michael Owen Premier League Starts:
0-1 5/2
2-3 2/1
4-5 11/4
6 + 9/4

Total Michael Owen Premier League Goals
Under 2 7/4
2-3 7/4
4 or more 6/4

125/1 Michael Owen to win the golden boot
20/1 Not to play a single minute of Premier League football for Manchester United
7/1 Play in an England Euro 2012 Qualifier or Finals match

Where will Dimitar Berbatov be playing come the first game of next season: 11/4 Manchester United; 7/2 Bundesliga; 4/1 Newcastle; 4/1 Serie A; 7/1 Tottenham; 8/1 La Liga; 10/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Liverpool; 20/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Arsenal; 25/1 Manchester City

Further Information:

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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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Michael’s G-owen Nowhere…125/1 For 2011/12 Golden Boot

Following the news that Michael Owen has put pen to paper on a new one year deal at Manchester United, William Hill are offering 7/4 that he scores less than two Premier League goals and 6/4 that he bags four or more. He is 125/1 to get next season’s golden boot and 20/1 to not play a single minute of Premier League football. He is 5/2 to start one or no Premier League games next season, while he is 9/4 to start six or more.

“In one of the more surprising football stories of the last few days, Owen has signed for another year at United, but Fergie obviously has a role for him and it will be interesting to see how he is utilised by United,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Michael Owen is 7/1 to make an appearance for England in a Euro 2012 Qualifier or Finals match.

Owen’s signature may be the clearest indication yet that Dimitar Berbatov will be heading for the exit and William Hill are now offering odds on where the mercurial Bulgarian will be plying his trade on the first game of next season. He is 11/4 to still be at Manchester United and 7/2 to be playing in the Bundesliga. He is 4/1 to be at Newcastle next season and the same price to be playing in Serie A. He is 25/1 to make the short trip to Eastlands to join United’s arch rivals.

Michael Owen Premier League Starts:
0-1 5/2
2-3 2/1
4-5 11/4
6 + 9/4

Total Michael Owen Premier League Goals
Under 2 7/4
2-3 7/4
4 or more 6/4

125/1 Michael Owen to win the golden boot
20/1 Not to play a single minute of Premier League football for Manchester United
7/1 Play in an England Euro 2012 Qualifier or Finals match

Where will Dimitar Berbatov be playing come the first game of next season: 11/4 Manchester United; 7/2 Bundesliga; 4/1 Newcastle; 4/1 Serie A; 7/1 Tottenham; 8/1 La Liga; 10/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Liverpool; 20/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Arsenal; 25/1 Manchester City

Further Information:

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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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What Division Will Hammers Be In When They Kick Off In Olympic Stadium ?

WHAT DIVISION WILL HAMERS BE IN WHEN THEY KICK OFF IN OLYMPIC STADIUM?

William Hill have opened a book on what division West Ham will be playing in when they kick off in the Olympic Stadium for the first time and offer 8/11 that they will be playing Premier League football at that stage – but 16/1 that they will be in League One, or lower, by then.
Hills also offer 9/4 that there will be no visible athletics track at the stadium and 11/4 that they have installed retractable seating over the track, when they do start playing league games there.
Hills remain to be convinced that West Ham will be able to sell out the Olympic Stadium for their first competitive game there, ‘Depending on what division they are in and how reluctant their fans are to travel to the new venue we think they could find it very difficult to sell out games and offer 7/4 that they will be able to do so for their first competitive game there’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

**West Ham’s first competitive game in Olympic Stadium to be a sell out?……..7/4 yes; 2/5 no.

**What division will West Ham be playing in when they play their first league match in the Olympic Stadium (bets void if they don’t play a match there by 2015)?

Premier 8/11……Championship 11/10…..Lower 16/1

**Will there be a visible athletics track at the stadium when West Ham play their first league match at the Olympic Stadium?

Yes 1/3…..No 9/4

**Will West Ham have a retractable seating system in place by the time they play their first league match at the Olympic Stadium?

Yes 11/4…..No 1/4

**Who will occupy the higher league placing on 1st January 2014?

West Ham 1/20…..Leyton Orient 8/1

**Will Avram Grant still be West Ham manager when they play their first league match at the Olympic Stadium?

Yes 100/30……No 1/5

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

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William Hill Sunday Odds Specials

WHO’LL START FOR ENGLAND V USA?

WITH uncertainty still surrounding a number of positions in the England line up for the opening World Cup match against USA William Hill have priced up a number of players to start in the game or not. ‘There is still time for form and fitness to influence Fabio’s starting line up’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe:
Hills; TO START V USA…

Rio = 1/6 Yes 7/2 No
King = 13/8 Yes 4/9 No
Carragher = 6/1 Yes 1/12 No
Barry = 8/11 Yes EVS No
Crouch = 7/4 Yes 2/5 No
Walcott = 2/1 Yes 4/11 No
Lennon = 1/2 Yes 6/4 No

To start in goal v USA

James = 8/11
Green = 7/4
Hart = 4/1

William Hill……… PREMIER LEAGUE….. FOOTBALL SPECIALS..

William Hill MAKE CHELSEA A 12/5 SHOT TO REACH 100 OR MORE GOALS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE BY SCORING AT LEAST FIVE GOALS AGAINST WIGAN – AND 3/10 NOT TO.

PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE : 1/12 Chelsea; 6/1 Man U

Hills – WHAT WILL THE GOAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHELSEA AND MAN U BE AFTER THEIR MATCHES ON SUNDAY? Chelsea start NINE ahead.

Chelsea +12 or more7/1
Chelsea +11…..5/1
Chelsea +10….7/2
Chelsea +9…7/2
Chelsea +8….4/1
Chelsea +7…6/1
Chelsea +6 or less…..8/1

Prem Game With Most Goals
Chelsea v Wigan 9/2
Arsenal v Fulham 11/2
Man Utd v Stoke 11/2
Burnley v Tottenham 6/1
Everton v Portsmouth 7/1
West Ham v Man City 7/1
Aston Villa v Blackburn 8/1
Hull v Liverpool 9/1
Bolton v Birmingham 10/1
Wolves v Sunderland 11/1

**RAFA IN CHARGE AT LIVERPOOL 1ST DAY OF NEXT SEASON……11/10 YES; 4/6 NO
**MANCINI IN CHARGE AT MAN C 1ST DAY OF NEXT SEASON……..1/5 YES ; 10/3 NO

Game With Quickest Goal (Match Minute)
Chelsea 5/1
Man Utd 6/1
Arsenal 7/1
Everton 10/1
Tottenham 11/1
Liverpool 12/1
Aston Villa 12/1
Man City 14/1
Wolves 16/1
Bolton 16/1
Sunderland 18/1
West Ham 20/1
Blackburn 25/1
Hull 25/1
Burnley 25/1
Portsmouth 28/1
Fulham 33/1
Stoke 33/1
Wigan 33/1
Birmingham 20/1

Hat-Trick In Prem This Weekend
Yes 4/1
No 1/7

How Many Red Cards In Prem This Weekend?
None 2/1
One 7/4
Two Or More 11/8

Who Will Finish 3rd?
Arsenal 1/100
Tottenham 16/1

Mythical Match Bet
Man Utd 13/10
Tie 3/1
Chelsea 5/4

Goals In Prem This Weekend
Under 10 100/1
11-20 16/1
21-25 9/2
26-30 7/4
31-35 11/8
36-40 4/1
Over 40 14/1

PREM LG TOP SCORER…5/6 DROGBA; EVENS Rooney; 14 Bent

Further information……graham sharpe….0780 3233702

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You Bet Pompey And Avram Could Be On Way Out

YOU BET IT MAY BE THE END FOR POMPEY AND AVRAM

William Hill are offering odds of 11/4 that Portsmouth will fail to fulfill their entire Premier League programme this season – and odds of 4/1 that Avram Grant will still be manager of the club on the first day of next season.

‘Pompey are on the brink, but football clubs seem to have a remarkable habit of avoiding meltdown in these circumstances, especially Premier League football clubs’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills offer 1/4 that Pompey WILL play all their fixtures, and 1/7 that Grant will no longer be in charge at the club on the first day of season 2010/11. (If club ceases to exist he will be deemed to no longer be in charge for betting purposes.)

Portsmouth are currently 1/16 with Hills to be relegated this season and 7/1 to avoid relegation.

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

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