Arsenal Will Gir-roud The Day They Sold Rvp

Robin van Persie looks set to sign for Manchester United and William Hill make him 8/11 to score more Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney and he is 5/6 to score 22 or more goals. Van Persie won last season’s PFA player of the year award and he is 7/2 to pick up the award again this season. The loss of van Persie could have an adverse effect on Arsenal and they are odds on, at 8/15 to finish lower than the third place they finished last season while Manchester United are 5/6 to score more than the 89 goals that they scored last term.

Van Persie is 8/1 to score four or more Premier League goals against his former club this season while he is 11/10 to outscore both Giroud and Podolski put together.

“It looks as though van Persie will hit the ground running for Manchester United and he could possibly reach a similar goals tally to what he approached last season while at the other end of the spectrum, without his goals, Arsenal’s grip on third spot may slip,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

There are a couple of names who could be elbowed out of Old Trafford following RVP’s arrival and Javier Hernandez is 7/2 to move to Arsenal from Manchester United and 9/2 to move to Spurs. Real Madrid have often been linked with the striker and he is 10/1 to move to the Bernabeu from Old Trafford. Dimitar Berbatov could also be on his way and Hills make QPR the 4/1 favourites to secure his signature upon him leaving Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie vs Rooney goals match bet: 8/11 van Persie; 1/1 Rooney

Total goals scored by van Persie in Premier League: 5/6 22 or more; 5/6 21 or fewer

7/2 Robin van Persie to win PFA player of the year 2012/13

Robin van Persie prem goals vs Arsenal: 13/8 none; 2/1 one 9/2 two; 11/2 three; 8/1 four or more

Javier Hernandez next club: 7/2 Arsenal; 9/2 Tottenham; 8/1 Liverpool; 10/1 Inter Milan; 10/1 AC Milan; 10/1 Barcelona; 10/1 Real Madrid; 10/1 Juventus; 20/1 Manchester City…others on request

Berbatov next club: 4/1 QPR; 9/2 West Ham; 11/2 Galatasaray; 11/2 Zenit St Petersburg; 7/1 AC Milan; 8/1 Sunderland…others on request

Arsenal finishing position: 9/2 higher than third; 5/2 third; 8/15 lower than third

Manchester United 2012/13 Premier League goals: 5/6 more than 89; 5/6 less than 90

Premier League winner: 5/4 Manchester City; 9/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR

Premier League top goalscorer: 7/1 Robin van Persie; 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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Opening Day Thumpings Could See Early Managerial Changes

Mark Hughes, Chris Hughton and Brendan Rodgers all suffered heavy opening day defeats and William Hill offer 9/1 that two or three of them have gone before Christmas, 7/4 one of them has and 8/15 that none of them have . Another side struggling to adjust to the new season was Arsenal as they started life without Robin van Persie and William Hill make the Gunners 8/11 to score before their former striker does (Evens they do not).

“There were certainly a few sides who looked as though they were still on their holidays and their managers will have to turn things around quickly otherwise they could find themselves out of a job before the year is out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

How many of Hughes, Hughton and Rodgers gone by Christmas: 8/15 none; 7/4 one; 9/1 two or three

Who will score first: 8/11 Arsenal; Evens Robin van Persie

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Carroll 6/4 For Another Poor Campaign

With rumours persisting about whether or not England striker Andy Carroll has a future at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, William Hill have quoted the big striker to scorer fewer than nine goals in the Premier League this term. West Ham are rumoured to have agreed a loan deal but Newcastle could also be in the running. He is 7/4 to score between nine and 13 goals and 7/4 for more than 13.

Andy Carroll English Premier League Goals 2012/13: 6/4 Under 9, 7/4 9-13, 7/4 Over 13

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Gb Living Dangerously As A Draw Will Do

Team GB square up against Uruguay on Wednesday night knowing that a draw will see them qualify from the Group. GB are the 6/4 slight favourites with William Hill. Underperforming Uruguay are 13/8 and the draw is 11/5.

Senegal are 10/11 favs to top Group A, GB an 11/10 chance to top the group and Uruguay the current outsiders at 5/1. Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is 6/1 to net first against GB and 7/4 any time, both prices shared by Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge. Highly rated Napoli forward Edinson Cavani has not had the best of tournaments so far but is 13/2 to turn that around with the opener on Wednesday. Gb captain Ryan Giggs is 12/1 to open the scoring again as he did against UAE.

“It is a difficult situation for team GB as they face a top side knowing a draw will be enough. Uruguay need to win so an entertaining affair should be on the cards as the South Americans will go looking for goals in their quest for gold,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Match Result: 6/4 Team GB, 13/8 Uruguay, 11/5 Draw

First Goal Scorer: 6/1 D Sturridge, 6/1 L Suarez, 13/2 E Cavani, 7/1 M Sordell, 8/1 C Bellamy, 8/1 A Hernandez, 9/1 S Sinclair, 9/1 G Ramirez, 10/1 T Viudez, 12/1 A Ramsey, 12/1 R Giggs, 12/1 N Lodeiro, 14/1 BAR

Anytime Goal Scorer: 7/4 D Sturridge, 7/4 L Suarez, 15/8 E Cavani, 2/1 M Sordell, 11/4 C Bellamy, 11/4 A Hernandez, 10/3 S Sinclair, 10/3 G Ramirez, 7/2 T Viudez, 5/1 A Ramsey, 5/1 R Giggs, 5/1 N Lodeiro, 11/2 BAR

Group A Winner: 10/11 Senegal, 11/10 Team GB, 5/1 Uruguay

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Mark Young
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You Bet Rvp Is On His Way…what Now For Southgate?

Robin van Persie has been the subject of reported bids from Manchesters United and City as well as Juventus and William Hill are betting on where the Dutch striker will be playing on the first day of next season. He is 11/10 to join moneybags Manchester City, 11/4 to be at Manchester United and 10/3 to still be at Arsenal. Juventus round off the top four at 4/1 with the rest of his potential suitors available at 16/1 or more.

Gareth Southgate has left his role as the FA’s Head of Elite Development and William Hill are now betting on where he will pop up next. He is 7/4 for his next managerial rolw to be in the Championship and 9/4 for it to be in League One.

“It was always a bizarre appointment for the FA to select Gareth Southgate and he may well have been a little out of his depth,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “He may well go back to management now and the Championship looks the most likely destination.”

Emile Heskey is reportedly in talks with Ipswich to sign as a free agent and the former England striker is 66/1 to be the Championship’s leading scorer in the 2012/13 season.

Robin van Persies’s club on the first day of 2012/13 season: 11/10 Manchester City; 11/4 Manchester United; 10/3 Arsenal; 4/1 Juventus; 16/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Barcelona; 20/1 Real Madrid; 25/1 Chelsea; 25/1 PSG

Gareth Southgate next managerial job: 7/4 Championship; 9/4 League one; 7/2 League two; 9/2 International team; 6/1 Premier League…others on request

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Carroll Odds On For First Time To Leave Liverpool

Liverpool have been fielding bids for Andy Carroll from all over the UK as it was revealed that Newcastle had joined Fulham and West Ham in the race for the striker and William Hill make the Magpies 7/4 favourites to be Carroll’s next club. West Ham and Fulham are 11/4 and 6/1 respectively. After initially making clear their wish to sign him, news reports linking AC Milan with a move for Carroll have died down and they are now offered at 10/1 to be his next club.

“Carroll certainly has a long list of suitors but with Liverpool reportedly only willing to get rid of him permanently, it remains to be seen as to whether any side can afford him,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill think an exit for the Liverpool targetman is ever more likely, with Hills making him 5/6 to have left the club by the start of the season.

Andy Carroll next club: 7/4 Newcastle; 11/4 West Ham; 6/1 Fulham; 6/1 Aston Villa; 10/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Malaga; 20/1 PSG; 20/1 Arsenal; 20/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Reading; 25/1 Ajax; 25/1 Stoke; 25/1 Norwich; 25/1 Manchester City; 25/1 Manchester United; 33/1 Bayern Munich; 40/1 Inter Milan; 40/1 Everton; 40/1 Sunderland; 66/1Real Madrid; 66/1 Barcelona…others on request
*loan deals count

Andy Carroll at Liverpool on the first day of 2012/13 season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

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Quarter Final Chaos: William Hill Specials

The last two quarter finals are to be played over the weekend as the top two from Groups C and D come head to head. Spain are 4/5 for a 90 minute victory over Group D runners up France whilst England and Italy cannot be separated at 9/5 each in 90 minutes and 10/11 each for qualification.

Spain have been dominant in possession in this tournament and face a France team who’s confidence may well be in tatters after the final group game defeat to Sweden. Spain are 11/4 to have 71% or more of the possession with William Hill. It is 6/4 they have between 61% and 70%, 5/4 that they have 51%-60% and 6/1 that they lose their touch and have under 50% of the ball.

Fernando Torres has filled the striker’s role in the last two matches for Spain but Cesc Fabregas started the first game in an advanced position and has two goals to his name. William Hill are betting on specials if he were to come from the bench. He is 2/1 to come off the bench and score, 9/2 to come off the bench and be booked and 33/1 he gets a red card after coming on.

France are a big price at 2/1 to qualify considering they were highly fancied at the beginning of the tournament. Mexes is banned so Koscielny comes in. The 90 minutes draw is 23/10 with the game 11/2 to go to penalties.

England play Italy in the final game of the last eight on Sunday and Wiliam Hill are finding it difficult to split them. With both camps talking about penalties it seems as though that could is the way Hill’s are heading too. It is 19/10 for the draw and 9/2 for the match to go to penalties.

Steven Gerrard and James Milner are 9/2 favourites to be the first England player’s to miss from the spot if they get to penalty shoot outs. John Terry is 6/1 after a famous miss in Moscow in 2008.

There has been a lot of coverage over Mario Balotelli leading up to this encounter and the stormy Italian has provoked some specials from William Hill.

If he is to start he is 4/6 to be substituted before anything else. He is 5/2 to be booked ahead of 3/1 to finish the match and 10/3 to score. The Manchester City striker is 25/1 to be sent off.

He is also 11/4 to score more goals than Wayne Rooney in the game, it is 8/13 they score the same amount and 5/2 that Rooney wins that battle of the Manchester based strikers.
Match Result (To Qualify): 4/5 Spain (4/11), 23/10 Draw, 4/1 France (2/1)
11/2 Match to go to penalties
Cesc Fabregas Specials:
What Will Happen First? (Bets void if Fabregas Starts)
2/1 Come off the bench and score
9/2 Come off the bench and receive a yellow card
33/1 Come off the bench and be sent off
Spain possession Vs France
6/1 Under 50%
5/4 51-60%
6/4 61-70%
11/4 71+%
Match Result (To Qualify): 9/5 England (10/11), 19/10 Draw, 9/5 Italy (10/11)
Mario Balotelli Specials:
What Will Balotelli do first? (Bets void if Balotelli doesn’t start)
4/6 To be substituted
5/2 To be Booked
3/1 Finish the Match
10/3 Score
25/1 Be sent Off
Rooney Vs Balotelli Goals Match Bet? (Both players must start or bets Void)
5/2 Rooney
8/13 Tie
11/4 Balotelli
First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout: (Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.)
9/2 Steven Gerrard, 9/2 James Milner, 5/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 John Terry, 6/1 Any Other, 7/1 Ashley Cole, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 8/1 Ashley Young, 9/1 Scott Parker, 10/ Danny Welbeck, 12/1 Theo Walcott, 14/1 Joleon Lescott, 20/1 Joe Hart
9/2 Match to go to penalties

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Torres 2/1 To Walk…di Matteo 1/2 To Stay…you Bet Chelsea Set To Dominate England Squad

Fernando Torres is said to be assessing his options at Chelsea despite winning the Champions League and has made it clear that he is contemplating leaving should his role in the squad remain peripheral. William Hill think that he will still be a Chelsea player at the start of next season, offering 4/11 that he starts next season at Chelsea, although the 2/1 that he leaves is the shortest price on him exiting since he joined the club.

“Torres is reportedly far from happy at Chelsea ad has revealed he would be open to a transfer, but would there be any club willing to part with around £50 million to sign a misfiring striker?” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Roberto Di Matteo is reportedly being given serious consideration by the Chelsea hierarchy, but despite this and his masterminding of victory in the Champions League, he can still be backed at 1/2 with Hills to get the manager’s job on a permanent basis. Fabio Capello is 5/2 with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho 8/1.

“Despite winning the trophy most coveted by Roman Abramovic, he still remains relatively backable at 1/2 and he finds himself uncertain of his future at Chelsea,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Roy Hodgson has stated that he wants Chelsea’s players to continue their Champions League form into the European Championships and Hills offer 2/1 that all four Chelsea players in the England squad start the first match against France. The favourite, however, is three of the four at 4/5. For none or one of those players to start is offered at 14/1.

Spurs missed out on Champions League football despite finishing fourth in the League and there could well be a exodus from White Hart Lane, with Luka Modric cut to leave the club from 6/5 to 5/6. Gareth Bale is the same price to have left the club with Van der Vaart 9/4 to leave.

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 1/2 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Fabio Capello; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 14/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Rafa Benitez; 16/1 Joachim Low; 20/1 BAR

Players at Spurs on first day of next season:

Modric: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Bale: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Van der Vaart: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Fernando Torres still at Chelsea on the first day of next season: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no

Didier Drogba still at Chelsea on the first day of next season: 6/5 yes; 8/13 no

Frank Lampard to be at Chelsea on first day of next season: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

Number of Chelsea players in England’s starting XI vs France: 14/1 none/one; 7/2 two; 4/5 three; 2/1 four

English side in Champions League Final 2012/13: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

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Drogba Backed To Stay At Chelsea But Who Else Is Sniffing Around?

Didier Drogba may be out of contract at Chelsea, but William Hill do not think that necessarily mean that the talismanic striker will be leaving Stamford Bridge, offering Even money that he starts next season at the Blues. Barcelona have reportedly targeted Drogba and have said they would be willing to offer a two year contract to the player and they are the 2/1 second favourites to take the Ivorian for the start of next season. Hills also offer 5/1 that he signs for Real Madrid and the same price that he goes to PSG. Another option could be for him to join his former teammate, Nicolas Anelka in China and he is 6/1 to sign for a side over there, while Manchester City are 12/1.

“Despite his advancing years, Drogba is still coveted by the top teams around the world and should Chelsea fail to offer him what he wants, there will be no lack of suitors for him this summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

Didier Drogba club at the start of next season: 1/1 Chelsea; 2/1 Barcelona; 5/1 Real Madrid; 5/1 PSG; 12/1 Manchester City

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King Kenny’s Crown Slipping While Di Matteo Impresses At Chelsea

William Hill have slashed their odds about Kenny Dalglish ceasing to be Liverpool manager by the start of next season from 5/2 to Even money after their latest Premier League setback – and Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is 5/6 NOT to score another Premier League goal this season, and 5/2 to have left the club before next season. His chances of going to the European Championships seem to have fizzled out and he is 7/2 to head on the plane to Poland (1/6 not to). He is far more likely to go to the Olympics – offered at 4/7 (5/4 not to).

Jack Wilshere may play for Arsenal before the end of the season, but his return may come too late for an England call up this summer, offering 4/6 he stays at home (11/10 he goes). Fernando Torres ended his massive Premier League goal drought and he has run into quite a bit of form in recent weeks. Hills are offering 4/6 that he travels as part of the Spain squad to the European Championships this summer (11/10 he does not).

Roberto Di Matteo is now 2/1 joint favourite to permanently get the Chelsea manager’s job having been as long as 8/1 at one point. Jose Mourinho is also 2/1 with Pep Guardiola 9/2.

Liverpool v Everton season match bet: 4/7 – 5/4

Newcastle v Sunderland season match bet: 1/33 – 10/1

Dalglish 1st day of next premier league season as manager of Liverpool: 8/11 Yes EVENS no

Carroll 1st day of next premier league season as a Liverpool player (Loan deals count): 2/7 Yes 5/2 No

Carroll to score again in the Premier League this season? – 5/6 yes, 5/6 no

Carroll to make the England Euro 2012 squad: 7/2 Yes 1/6 No

Jack Wilshere to go to the Euros: Yes (11/10) No (4/6)

Jack Wilshere to go the Olympics: Yes (6/4) No (1/2)

Andy Carroll to go the Olympics: Yes (4/7) No (5/4)

Fernando Torres to go the Euros: Yes (4/6) No (11/10)

Next Permanent Chelsea manager: 2/1 Jose Mourinho; 2/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/2 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Laurent Blanc; 8/1 Joachim Low; 9/1 Rafael Benitez; 12/1 BAR

Champions League Specials:

Highest scoring match:
11/10 Real Madrid/APOEL
5/2 Barcelona/AC Milan
11/4 Bayern Munich/Marseille
5/1 Chelsea/Benfica

Highest scoring team: 11/10 Real Madrid; 11/4 Barcelona; 11/4 Bayern Munich; 7/1 Chelsea; 20/1 Benfica; 28/1 AC Milan; 40/1 Marseille; 200/1 APOEL

Fastest scoring team: 5/2 Real Madrid; 3/1 Barcelona; 3/1 Bayern Munich; 4/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Benfica; 11/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Marseille; 22/1 APOEL

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