Premier League Is Back And Punters Cannot Wait!!!!!

Manchester City are the best backed side to win the Premier League with William Hill and the current Champions are 6/5 with Manchester United attracting only slight interest despite their large investment over the summer. The biggest bet that Hills have taken on the Premier League is for Liverpool, where a shop punter placed £22,000 e/w on the Reds lifting the trophy at 25/1.

“Despite the fact that we’ve had a busy sporting summer, turnover on our antepost football markets has increased quite markedly,” said Hill’ spokesman Joe Crilly. “We were offering top price on every single side to win the Premier League which proved incredibly popular and also shows that despite the glitz and glamour of the Euros and the Olympics, the Premier League remains the number one sporting event in the UK.”

After last season’s nail biting finale to the season, William Hill are offering 100/1 that the destination of the Premier League trophy is decided in added time of the final match of the season. Hills also have a number of other specials including 16/1 for any goalkeeper to score a goal this season, while 3/1 is available for all three promoted sides to stay up.

Nigel Adkins is the 7/2 favourite to lose the managerial sack race at 7/2, backed in pre-season from 20/1.

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

Top promoted club: 11/8 Saints; 6/4 West Ham; 9/4 Reading

Relegation: 1/1 Reading; 5/4 Norwich; 11/8 Southampton; 13/8 Wigan; 15/8 Swansea; 9/4 West Ham; 7/2 QPR; 7/2 West Brom; 6/1 BAR

Top four finish: 1/66 Manchester City; 1/33 Manchester United; 3/10 Chelsea; 8/15 Arsenal; 7/4 Spurs; 15/8 Liverpool; 14/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Everton; 50/1 BAR

Top scorer: 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 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nikica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 25/1 Olivier Giroud; 33/1 BAR

Manager sack race: 7/2 Nigel Adkins; 6/1 Michael Laudrup; 7/1 Sam Allardyce; 8/1 Steve Clarke; 10/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Chris Hughton; 10/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1 Mark Hughes; 12/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 12/1 Roberto Martinez; 14/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Brian McDermott; 16/1 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Roberto Mancini; 20/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 David Moyes; 100/1 no manager to leave; 100/1 Sir Alex Ferguson

Premier League season specials:
1/4 Any opposition side to win a penalty at Old Trafford
2/1 An Englishman to be top EPL goalscorer
3/1 Three promoted teams to stay up
10/3 Any player to score 30 or more Premier League goals in the 2012/13 season
16/1 Any goalkeeper to score during the season
20/1 Any player to score 6 or more goals in a single EPL match
20/1 Any team to score 10 or more goals in a single EPL match

Premier League Match Odds:
18 Aug 4/9 Arsenal; 7/1 Sunderland; 3/1 Draw
18 Aug 17/20 Fulham; 7/2 Norwich; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 1/1 QPR; 14/5 Swansea; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 7/5 Reading; 19/10 Stoke; 23/10 Draw,
18 Aug 14/5 West Brom; 1/1 Liverpool; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 13/10 West Ham; 11/5 Aston Villa; 11/5 Draw
18 Aug 17/10 Newcastle; 9/5 Tottenham; 2/1 Draw
19 Aug 9/2 Wigan; 4/6 Chelsea; 13/5 Draw
19 Aug 1/5 Manchester City; 14/1 Southampton; 5/1 Draw
20 Aug 10/3 Everton; 10/11 Manchester United; 23/10 Draw

Premier League weekend specials:

Highest scoring match:
11/4 Man City vs Southampton
5/1 Arsenal vs Sunderland
7/1 Newcastle vs Tottenham
7/1 Wigan vs Chelsea
15/2 Fulham vs Norwich
8/1 Everton vs Manchester United
9/1 West Brom vs Liverpool
9/1 West Ham vs Aston Villa
10/1 QPR vs Swansea
12/1 Reading vs Stoke

Highest scoring team: 2/1 Manchester City; 9/2 Arsenal; 5/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Fulham; 10/1 Manchester United; 12/1 Liverpool; 14/1 QPR; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Reading; 20/1 West Ham; 33/1 Aston Villa; 33/1 Everton; 33/1 Stoke; 50/1 West Brom; 66/1 Norwich; 66/1 Sunderland; 66/1 Swansea; 66/1 Wigan; 100/1 Southampton

Fastest scoring team: 8/1 Manchester City; 10/1 Arsenal; 10/1 Chelsea; 11/1 Fulham; 11/1 Manchester United; 12/1 Liverpool; 12/1 QPR; 12/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Aston Villa; 14/1 Newcastle; 14/1 Reading; 14/1 Stoke; 14/1 West Ham; 16/1 Everton; 16/1 Norwich; 16/1 Swansea; 20/1 Sunderland; 20/1 West Brom; 25/1 Wigan; 33/1 Southampton

Total Red Cards: 2/1 one; 2/1 two; 7/2 none; 4/1 three; 5/1 four or more

Joe Crilly
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Man Utd Transfers: Danny Not Nani To Stay At Old Trafford!

After a poor performance on Monday at Everton there have been reports that Nani could well be on his way out the door at Old Trafford and Hills make Zenit St Petersburg their favourite at 6/5 to sign on the dotted line. Inter Milan are 9/2 to take the winger on with Juventus, AC Milan and Real Madrid all in the running for the tricksters signature.

One player who will be staying is Danny Welbeck and he is 9/1 to be United’s top scorer this season. Hernandez is 8/1, Rooney 6/4 and new signing Robin Van Persie is the 11/8 favourite. After a terrific breakthrough season for club and country a good goal return would be expected by Sir Alex Ferguson but William Hill believe that he will get five or less goals at 2/1. It is 9/4 he will get between six and ten and 14/1 for over 20 goals.

Nani Next Club: 6/5 Zenit St Petersburg, 9/2 Inter Milan, 6/1 Anzhi, 7/1 PSG, 8/1 Juventus, 9/1 AC Milan, 12/1 Real Madrid, 14/1 Valencia, 20/1 Barcelona (Others on Request)

Nani to be at Manchester United on the 1st September 2012: 1/3 Yes, 9/4 No

Danny Welbeck Premier League goals 2012/13:

Goals: 2/1: 0-5, 9/4: 6-10, 11/4: 11-15, 4/1: 16-20, 14/1 21+

Danny Welbeck to be in the 2014 England World Cup squad: 4/6

Manchester United Top Goal Scorer (Premier League Goals Only): 11/8 Robin Van Persie, 6/4 Wayne Rooney, 8/1 Javier Hernandez, 9/1 Danny Welbeck, 10/1 Dimitar Berbatov Total Danny Welbeck

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
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You Bet Two Big Money Strikers Are On The Move

With Roberto Mancini all but ruling out a move for Robin van Persie this summer, William Hill have eased Manchester City’s odds of signing the Arsenal striker. Manchester United are in pole position at Even money to be Van Persie’s next club, with Italian champions Juventus 13/8. It seems to be a race between those three clubs with Barcelona fourth favourites at 20/1.

Despite Arsenal starting to make signings that could potentially keep RVP at the Emirates, it appears to be a case of too little, too late and he is 4/11 to have left the club by the start of the season.

“Rather surprisingly, Alex Ferguson has been very public in his desire to sign van Persie and this shows how desperate he is to get his man after Nasri snubbed the Reds for the Blues last year and it looks like he may well succeed,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The other big name likely to be on the move this summer is Andy Carroll and William Hill offer 1/2 for his next club to be West Ham with Sam Allardyce reportedly keen on the big striker. He is 9/4 to return to Newcastle and 7/1 to join Aston Villa.

Robin van Persie next club: 1/1 Manchester United; 13/8 Juventus; 15/8 Manchester City; 20/1 Barcelona; 25/1 AC Milan; 25/1 PSG; 25/1 Real Madrid; 33/1 BAR

Robin van Persie to be at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Andy Carroll next club: 1/2 West Ham; 9/4 Newcastle; 7/1 Aston Villa; 12/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Fulham; 20/1 AC Milan
*loan deals count

Top Premier League goalscorer: 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 7/1 Wayne Rooney; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Robin van Persie; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nickica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 33/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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Reliable From The Spot? Not Gerrard And Milner

With penalties a hot topic going into the knockout stages of Euro 2012 William Hill are betting on who will be the first England player to miss one in a dreaded shootout. Steven Gerrard and James Milner are both 9/2.

Manchester United penalty taker Wayne Rooney is 5/1 with John Terry, who missed a penalty in the Champions League final in 2008 at 6/1. Ashley Cole scored a magnificent penalty in Chelsea’s shootout win against Bayern Munich and is a 7/1 chance to miss first, as is Liverpool forward Andy Carroll.

Joe Hart has taken a few penalties in his time and has said he would step up in the first five if called upon. The confident stopper is 20/1 to be the first player to miss. He scored penalties for the Under 21’s against Sweden in 2009 and in a friendly for Manchester City against LA Galaxy last year.

“The captain and Milner are favourites to miss first but they have been good takers at club level in the past, Milner more so at Villa but we believe that the pressure of taking a must score penalty could get to one or two of these lions as nerves have definitely hit in years gone by,” said Hill’s spokesman Mark Young.

First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout:

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

*Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
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Rooney Return To Push Three Lions Into Quarter Finals

Wayne Rooney returns to the England team on Tuesday night as they look to rubber stamp qualification to the quarter finals with victory over the co hosts Ukraine.

Roy Hodgson is ready to unleash Rooney on Euro 2012 after sitting out the opening two fixtures leading William Hill to produce special prices around the England man.
In a Goals Match Bet, Rooney is 7/2 to score more than the Ukraine. It is 1/1 for the tie. He is 4/11 to score no goals on Tuesday, 9/4 to score one, 9/1 for two and 33/1 to find the net three or more times.

The Three Lions could yet fail to qualify. They are 9/4 to finish third in the group and 2/1 to win the group. William Hill believe they will finish second at 11/10 and qualify for the next round where they will play the winner of Group C.

“Carroll, Walcott and Welbeck all scored against Sweden but Rooney is the X Factor in the England team and with barely a half of football under his belt in the last month he will be itching to go out there and prove his worth for England,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

England Finishing Position: 2/1 Winner, 11/10 Second, 9/4 Third.

Goals Match Bet: 7/2 Rooney, 1/1 Tie, 5/4 Ukraine

Rooney Goals Vs Ukraine: 4/11 Zero, 9/4 One, 9/1 Two, 33/1 Three or More
*Bets are void if Rooney doesn’t start

Group D winner: 8/15 France; 2/1 England; 6/1 Ukraine

Group D to qualify (not to): 1/200 France (25/1); 2/7 England (5/2); 5/2 Ukraine (2/7)

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England Defensive? 12/1 To Be Tournament’s Top Scorers

William Hill have almost £1 million liabilities on England winning the Euros and after Friday’s thrilling victory over Sweden, look like they will at least qualify for the quarter finals – meaning that by the time they kick off against Ukraine, that liability could well be into seven figures. England are 2/7 to qualify from Group D and 2/1 to win the group. The Three Lions are 10/1 to win the tournament.

After their one goal apiece against Sweden Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll are both 3/1 to be England’s leading scorers at the Euros, while with four goals already, England are 12/1 to be the tournament’s leading scorers. Wayne Rooney is 1/20 to return against the Ukraine and Hills make his 2/1 that he scores one goal, 10/1 two and 33/1 three or more.

“England threw off the defensive shackles that Roy Hodgson’s sides have shown in the past and the last 20 minutes showed that England can attack with the best and we think they could now prove a few people wrong (including Laurent Blanc) and be the tournament’s top scorers,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite the victory, John Terry did not have his best game in an England shirt and he is 9/2 to fail to start against Ukraine while James Milner is 9/4 to be dropped to the bench.

England top goalscorer: 3/1 Danny Welbeck; 3/1 Andy Carroll; 11/2 Theo Walcott; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Joleon Lescott; 10/1 Ashley Young; 14/1 BAR

Match odds: 23/20 England; 5/2 Ukraine; 11/5 Draw

To start vs Ukraine: 5/6 Carroll; 5/6 Welbeck; 1/20 Rooney

How many will Rooney score vs Ukraine: 2/5 none; 2/1 exactly one; 10/1 exactly two; 33/1 three or more

John Terry to start vs Ukraine: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

James Milner to start vs Ukraine: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Group D winner: 8/15 France; 2/1 England; 6/1 Ukraine

To qualify from Group D (not to): 1/200 France (25/1); 2/7 England (5/2); 5/2 Ukraine (2/7)

England to be the highest scoring team in the tournament: 12/1

Joe Crilly
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England V France: Biggest Betting Match Of 2012…£15m Set To Be Staked

William Hill are expecting the England vs France match on Monday to be the highest turnover football match this year, outstripping the Champions League final, the FA Cup final and the Manchester City/United match at the Etihad. Over £15 million is set to be bet on the game with punters preferring to put their money on England winning the match despite the fact that France are the 6/4 favourites to win. England are 11/5 with the draw 19/10.

“We have already had some huge games this year, but we think that this one trumps them all,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “In our shops alone, we estimate that between 250,000 and 300,000 bets will be placed on Monday, making it one of the top three days of the year.”

When the sides met in the opening match of Group B at Euro 2004, a late Zinedine Zidane brace secured a 2-1 victory for France and William Hill offer 150/1 that England go 1-0 ahead and lose the match courtesy of two post 90th minute goals. 2-1 France is 9/1.

There are a number of French players based in the Premier League and William Hill offer 5/1 that these players (Nasri, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Malouda, Evra, Clichy, Koscielny) outscore all the England players who feature on Monday.

Goals match bet – England vs England based French players: 4/9 England; 5/1 France; 11/4 tie
*Nasri, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Malouda, Evra, Clichy, Koscielny only

Group D winner:

England top goalscorer: 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 6/1 Steven Gerrard; 6/1 Danny Welbeck; 13/2 Ashley Young; 7/1 Andy Carroll; 9/1 Theo Walcott; 10/1 Jermaine Defoe; 20/1 No goalscorer; 25/1 BAR

England stage of elimination: 6/4 group stage; 15/8 quarter final; 5/1 semi final; 8/1 runner up; 10/1 winner

150/1 England to be winning 1-0 and France to score two goals from the 90th minute onwards in a 2-1 victory

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England 200/1 To Win Euros Without Conceding


AFTER offering England at 16/1 to win the Euro 2012 tournament , William Hill have slashed their odds to 10/1 following their win over Belgium. ‘The first stirrings of the punting public getting behind Roy Hodgson have appeared and we acquired a potential payout of some £250,000 on England at 16/1, so shortened their odds to 10/1’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Following the 1-0 victory, Roy Hodgson has yet to see his England side concede and Hills are offering 10/1 that they do not concede at all in the Group stage, and 200/1 that they win the tournament without conceding a single goal. (Penalty shoot-outs excluded).
Danny Welbeck scored with a stunning finish and Hills make him 4/6 to start the opening goal v France, and 6/1 joint favourite to end the tournament as England top scorer.

William Hill…TO WIN EURO 2012……11/4 Spain; 3/1 Germany; 13/2 Holland; 10/1 England; France; 14 Italy; 20 Portugal;Russia; 50 Ukraine;Poland;Czech R; Croatia; 66 Greece/Sweden; 80 Rep I; 100 Denmark.

ENGLAND TOURNAMENT TOP SCORER…..6/1 Gerrard; Rooney; Welbeck; 13/2 Young; 7 Carroll; 9 Walcott; 10 Defoe. Others on request.

England: To win tournament without conceding a goal (not inc pen shootouts) – 200/1
Not to concede a goal in group stage games – 10/1
To start vs France …..Danny Welbeck – 4/6 Yes 11/10 No….Andy Carroll – 6/5 Yes 8/13 No…..Jermain Defoe – 3/1 Yes 2/9 No

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

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Roy’s Boys Are On Their ‘way…9/1 For Tournament

Ashley Young scored the only goal to secure a victory for Roy Hodgson in his first game in charge of England and William Hill make him 66/1 to be the leading scorer in this year’s Euros. The Man United midfielder is also 13/2 (from 8/1) to be England’s leading scorer in the tournament. England were very regimented under Hodgson and defended well after taking the lead and Hills make them 9/1 to win two or three of their group games by one goal to nil.

“Tonight represented England’s first win in Norway since 1966, could that be an omen?” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “A much more solid looking England team can be backed at 9/1 to win the tournament.”

The line up against Norway was very experimental and Hills offer Even money that three or fewer of the starting XI start against France.

After Andy Carroll lead the line well against Norway, he is 8/15 to start against France with Defoe 4/1 and Welbeck 13/8.

England are 2/5 to defeat Belgium next weekend with the draw 11/4 and Belgium 6/1.

William Hill Odds

England – 2/5
Draw – 11/4
Belgium – 6/1

To start vs France (Yes/no)
Andy Carroll – 8/15 – 11/8
Jermain Defoe – 4/1 – 1/8
Theo Walcott – 5/6 – 5/6
Ashley Young – 1/4 – 11/4
Danny Welbeck – 13/8 – 4/9

England Group Points
0 – 33/1
1 – 12/1
2 – 11
3 – 6/1
4 – 10/3
5 – 13/2
6 – 9/2
7 – 4/1
9 – 7/1

How Many Games Will England Win 1-0?
None 1/2
Exactly One 7/4
Two or Three 9/1

How many starting XI vs Norway will starts vs France?
Over 3.5 8/11
Under 3.5 EVS

Joe Crilly
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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

Joe Crilly
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