Bookies Bashed By Blatter? Goal Line Tech Looks A Certainty

After Sepp Blatter’s comments regarding the use of goal line technology William Hill have slashed the price for it to be in place for the first match of the 2014 World Cup from 7/4 to 1/1 but it is 8/11 that it won’t be ready in time.
The more likely stage for introduction could be for the first match of the 2016 European Championships. William Hill are odds on at 5/6 that goal line technology to be used that summer in France.

“Goal line technology looks a certainty, it is just a question of when rather than if it is introduced,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Goal Line Technology to be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: 8/11 No, 1/1 Yes

Goal Line Technology to be used at the 2016 European Championships in France: 5/6 Yes

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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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Goal-line Technology Now 11/4 For Next Season…champions League Latest

Spurs were on the receiving end of a controversial decision at Wembley on Sunday and Sepp Blatter has revealed that FIFA are willing to experiment with goal-line technology in June and William Hill are offering 11/4 that it is in place for the start of the Premier League next season (1/4 it is not).

Another controversial decision came at Old Trafford where Ashley Young won his second dubious penalty in as many weeks and William Hill are offering 3/1 that he is booked for simulation during the run in to the season.

Despite Tottenham’s recent slump in form, culminating in their 5-1 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup, Harry Redknapp is 1/4 to become the next England manager, with Roy Hodgson 4/1 and Stuart Pearce 6/1.

“Since Capello left England, seemingly thrusting Redknapp into the seat overnight, Spurs have won just once,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “As the old adage goes though, form is temporary, class is permanent.”

Chelsea now have a two legged affair against Barcelona to contest and Hills offer 12/1 that they win the Champions League AND the FA Cup.

Di Matteo has only seen one defeat since he took over as Chelsea boss, but despite this, he is the 11/4 second favourite to become the next permanent Chelsea boss with Hills who go 2/1 Benitez and 11/4 Mourinho.

The Champions League semi finals kick off on Tuesday and William Hill make Barcelona the 6/5 favourites to be the highest scoring team of the four this week, with Real Madrid 5/2, Bayern Munich 11/4 and Chelsea 9/2.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lional Messi both reached the landmark of 41 goals in La Liga and William Hill make Ronaldo the 4/5 favourite to end the season as the leading scorer in Spain, Messi is just behind at 10/11.

La Liga Top Goalscorer: 4/5 Cristiano Ronaldo; 10/11 Lionel Messi

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

Ashley Young to be booked for simulation in the Premier League season 2011/12: 3/1

Ashley Young to be booked for simulation at Euro 2012: 10/3
*bets void if he does not make Euro 2012 squad

Midweek specials:

Highest scoring match: 11/10 Bayern Munich/Real Madrid; 5/4 Chelsea/Barcelona; 3/1 Tie

Highest scoring team: 6/5 Barcelona; 5/2 Real Madrid; 11/4 Bayern Munich; 9/2 Chelsea

Fastest scoring team: 2/1 Barcelona; 9/4 Bayern Munich; 9/4 Real Madrid; 3/1 Chelsea

Champions League outright 5/6 Barcelona; 5/2 Real Madrid; 5/1 Bayern Munich; 8/1 Chelsea

Name the finalists: 3/4 Barcelona/Real Madrid; 9/4 Barcelona/Bayern Munich; 6/1 Real Madrid/Chelsea; 11/1 Bayern Munich/Chelsea

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 2/1 Rafael Benitez; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 11/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Joachim Low; 14/1 David Moyes; 25/1 BAR

Next permanent England manager: 1/4 Harry Redknapp; 4/1 Roy Hodgson; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 12/1 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Pep Guardiola; 20/1 Arsene Weger; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 BAR

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You Bet Blatter Looks To Splatter Bernstein

Sepp Blatter looks set to be awarded another four years in charge of FIFA and William Hill are offering 4/6 that he serves the whole of his term and FIFA get a new President in 2015. FIFA are 9/4 to get a new President in 2011. One of the most contentious decisions under Blatter was the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Despite the fact that the temperatures usually soar into the 40s during the summer in Qatar, Hills offer 1/5 that the 2022 World Cup Final takes place between June and August of that year.

David Berstein has been particularly scathing in his appraisal of FIFA and Blatter. Hills offer 2/7 that the FIFA chief now outlasts the FA Chairman. Blatter is 5/2 to leave his job before Bernstein.

“The FIFA / FA row looks set to rumble on, but Blatter now looks to have the upper hand once more and the odds suggest he will outlast this latest controversy,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

When will FIFA get a new President: 9/4 2011; 7/1 2012; 10/1 2013; 12/1 2014; 4/6 2015

When will 2022 World Cup Final take place: 7/1 Jan – May; 1/5 June – Aug; 5/1 Sept – Dec

Who will leave their job first: 2/7 Bernstein; 5/2 Blatter

Further Information

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9/4 For Blatter To Be Binned By Mohammed!

Sepp Blatter is being taken on by Mohammed bin Hammam in the race to win the next election to become FIFA President. William Hill make Sepp Blatter the 1/3 favourite to retain his position. Bin Hammam is 9/4 in what is a two horse race for the power seat in World Football.

“There have been calls recently for a change at the top table of FIFA, but the odds suggest that Blatter may well have enough support to see him through into another term,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill FIFA Presidency Odds:

Outright: 1/3 Sepp Blatter; 9/4 Mohammed bin Hammam

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England Even Money To Host 2018 World Cup

England are the Even money favourites to host the 2018 World Cup with William Hill. The FIFA delegation arrived in England on Monday, and Sepp Blatter has confirmed that he is impressed with the initial bid. The main contenders set to prevent England from winning the bidding seem to be Russia who are priced at 7/4 with Spain and Portugal’s joint bid offered at 9/2.

“After a miserable summer, England fans have finally got a reason to cheer, with the odds suggesting that football could well and truly be coming home in 2018,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly

William Hill 2018 World Cup Bid Odds:

Outright: 1/1 England; 7/4 Russia; 9/2 Spain/Portugal; 12/1 Belgium/Holland; 16/1 Australia; 33/1 USA

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746

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