Hodgson’s Cubs Backed To Grow Into Lions

Roy Hodgson has announced a youthful side for England’s friendly against Italy and William Hill are betting on how many of the fringe players will feature in the World Cup in 2014. William Hill make Michael Carrick 15/8 to be included in the World Cup squad in 2014.

Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand (6/4 to be included), Everton’s Jack Rodwell (1/1), Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley (8/13) and Tottenham’s Steven Caulker (13/8) and Jake Livermore (5/1) have all been called up. Jack Butland (2/5) and John Ruddy (5/6) are deputies to Joe Hart and Daniel Sturridge (4/6) provides a different option in attack.

“After a final fling at the Euros, it may be time for some of the old guard to move on and Hodgson has certainly signalled his intent by calling up so many youngsters,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Brazil are favourites for their home World Cup at 11/4. Argentina and Spain are 11/2 and England are 20/1 to be world champions.

To Make England’s 2014 World Cup Squad (Bets void if England don’t qualify)

1/4 Kyle Walker, 2/5 Jack Butland, 8/13Tom Cleverley, 4/6 Daniel Sturridge, 5/6 John Ruddy, EVS Jack Rodwell, 6/4 Ryan Bertrand, 13/8 Steven Caulker, 15/8 Michael Carrick, 5/1 Jake Livermore

World Cup 2014: 11/4 Brazil, 11/2 Argentina, 11/2 Spain, 8/1 Germany, 14/1 Holland, 14/1 Uruguay, 16/1 Italy, 20/1 England, 20/1 Portugal, 25/1 Chile, 25/1 France, 50/1 Belgium.

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7/2 For More Penalty Woes For Home Nations In 2014

Team GB caught the missed penalty bug, losing to South Korea and William Hill offer 7/2 that any of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland exit World Cup 2014 on penalties. Hills also go 1/3 that Team GB make no appearance in the Olympic 2016 tournament.

“As soon as Saturday’s match went to penalties, there was only really going to be one outcome such is the resignation with which British players now view shootouts,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Will any of England, Wales, Scotland or NI be knocked out of World Cup 2014 on penalties: 7/2 yes; 1/6 no
*includes qualification play offs

Team GB to take part in Olympics tournament in Brazil: 1/3 no; 9/4 yes
*does not include qualifying

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Spain 20/1 To Win Next Two Tournaments At Least

Spain became double European Champions and all eyes will turn to the World Cup in Brazil. William Hill make Spain 2/7 to win their qualifying group and 6/4 to do so without losing a game. Once they touch down in Brazil, the Spaniards are 11/2 joint second favourites to win. Spain have now won three major tournaments in a row and are 20/1 to carry on winning tournaments until at least the World Cup in 2018.

As the match kicked off, the focus was on Mario Balotelli, but as the game finished, he had been overshadowed by Fernando Torres who came on and scored one and set one up. Hills offer 1/2 that Torres scores more goals than Balotelli in next season’s Premier League (6/4 that he does not).

“Spain were simply unplayable tonight and have now won the right to be called the best European side ever,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “They are 20/1 to win the next two tournaments at least and the way they have played over the last eight years, it would take a brave man to be against them doing it.”

William Hill Spain Odds:

World Cup 2014 qualifying group I: 2/7 Spain; 5/2 France; 50/1 Belarus; 150/1 Finland; 200/1 Georgia

6/4 Spain to qualify for World Cup 2014 without losing

World Cup 2014 winner: 11/4 Brazil; 11/2 Argentina; 11/2 Spain; 8/1 Germany; 14/1 Holland; 14/1 Uruguay; 16/1 Italy; 20/1 England; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 BAR

When will Spain next lose an international tournament: 1/8 World Cup 2014; 5/1 Euro 2016; 20/1 World Cup 2018 or later

Balotelli and Torres 2012/13 season match bet: 1/2 Torres; 6/4 Balotelli

*NOTE* Hills are settling top goalscorer as a six man dead heat. Double tournament winner/top goalscorer will be settled on Monday

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Ireland Down And Out And Set To Be Hammered Italy

Ireland’s chances of finishing their Euros campaign with a win look very slim, with William Hill offering 10/1 for a win for Trap’s men. Italy are 1/4 for the win with the draw offered at 5/1. After conceding the fourth fastest Euros goal ever against Croatia and then conceding in the fifth minute against Spain, the Irish are 9/1 to concede in the first five minutes vs Italy. Italy are 10/3 to score four or more goals and 16/5 to bag three goals.

“Euro 2012 has been a tournament to forget for Ireland but it is not over and Italy will be looking to take advantage of the porous Irish defence – especially early on,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Having waited ten years to qualify for a major tournament, it looks like another long wait for Irish fans with Hills offering 11/8 that they do not qualify for another tournament until after World Cup 2020.

With a 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia enough to see them both through to the next stage of the tournament, Hills punters have latched onto that and backed the result in from 12/1 to 4/1. Spain are 1/7 to win the group with Croatia 5/1 and Italy 14/1.

Total Italy goals: 6/1 none; 11/4 one; 9/4 two; 16/5 three; 10/3 four or more+

Next Ireland tournament: 7/2 World Cup 2014; 11/8 Euro 2016; 7/1 World Cup 2020; 11/8 qualify for none of these

9/1 Ireland concede in the first five minutes vs Italy

1/4 Italy; 10/1 Rep of Ireland; 5/1 Draw
7/1 Croatia; 8/11 Spain; 7/4 draw

Group C winner: 1/7 Spain; 5/1 Croatia; 14/1 Italy

To qualify from Group C (not to): 1/25 Spain (9/1); 5/6 Croatia (5/6); 5/6 Italy (5/6)

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When Will Ireland Grace The Main Stage Again?

Ireland exited Euro 2012 after heavy defeat by the World Champions, Spain and William Hill offer 11/8 that the Irish do not qualify for another major tournament until after the World Cup in 2020.

“The Irish side came to Euro 2012 but ultimately, they were always looking to struggle to get out of their group and now, all thoughts must surely turn to qualification for the World Cup in Brazil,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

After conceding three against Croatia and four against Spain, Hills are offering 2/1 that the Italians score three or more goals against them next week, although they are 7/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Ireland conceded in the first five minutes against Croatia and Spain and Hills go 9/1 that they do exactly the same against Italy.

Two goals from Fernando Torres tonight saw him move to 7/2 second favourite to win the tournament top goalscorer, while his teammate Cesc Fabregas also moved to two goals and he is 14/1.

William Hill odds:

Total Italy goals vs Ireland: 7/2 none; 9/4 one; 9/4 two; 2/1 three or more

Next Ireland tournament: 7/2 World Cup 2014; 11/8 Euro 2016; 7/1 World Cup 2020; 11/8 Qualify for none of these three

9/1 Ireland concede in the first five minutes vs Italy

Tournament winner: 9/4 Spain; 5/2 Germany; 8/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 10/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 14/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 33/1 Holland; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 BAR

Tournament top goalscorer: 13/8 Mario Gomez; 7/2 Fernando Torres; 6/1 Alan Dzagoev; 14/1 Cesc Fabregas; 14/1 Mario Mandzukic; 16/1 BAR

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New Wales Boss And Africa Cup Of Nations

IS COLEMAN IN FOR THE LONG HAUL WITH WALES?

William Hill offer 10/1 that Chris Coleman will still be Wales manager in 2017, but offer Even money that he leaves the role in 2013. Wales are 7/1 to qualify for the World Cup with Hills and odds-on to be higher than their current FIFA ranking – 49 – when Coleman departs. ‘Welsh football is thriving at the moment, with Swansea establishing themselves in the Premier League and Cardiff battling for promotion to it, and Coleman’s appointment will bring with expectations of a bold bid to qualify for the next World Cup’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Will Wales FIFA ranking (currently 49) have improved when Chris Coleman leaves the Wales manager job?:
Yes 1/2
No 6/4

In what year will Chris Coleman leave the Wales managers job?:

2012 11/2
2013 EVS
2014 5/1
2015 3/1
2016 9/1
2017 or later 10/1

World Cup 2014 Qualifying group A:

Croatia 7/4
Serbia 2/1
Belgium 9/4
Scotland 16/1
Wales 20/1
Macedonia 66/1

Wales to qualify for World cup 2014: 7/1……..1/16 not to.

Who will finish higher in the World Cup 2014 Qualifying group A:

Scotland 8/11
Wales EVS

Wednesday 29th February 19.45
Wales 1/2
Draw 12/5
Costa Rica 5/1

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You Bet Africa Cup Of Nations Will Be Massive Draw For English Fans

The Africa Cup Of Nations starts on Saturday and with a number of English based players taking part, William Hill are offering 9/4 that eleven or more goals in the tournament are scored by Premier League players. Two Premier League players in Didier Drogba and Demba Ba are the first and second favourites at 4/1 and 6/1 respectively to win the tournament’s Golden Boot and they also head Hill’s top Premier League scorer market at 7/4 and 7/2.

“The Africa Cup of Nations is always an exciting affair and with so many English based players involved is always a huge draw for fans of the British game,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “With the lack of some of the traditional big hitters of African football such as Egypt, Nigeria and Cameroon, the competition could be the most open for some time.”

Will a Premier League player be sent off during the tournament?: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Total ‘Premier League Goals’: 7/1 four or less; 11/4 five or six; 5/2 seven or eight; 10/3 nine or ten; 9/4 eleven or more

Highest scoring first round match:
3/1 Ivory Coast/Sudan
7/2 Ghana/Botswana
11/2 Mali/Guinea
6/1 Senegal/Zambia
7/1 Burkina Faso/Angola
7/1 Gabon/Niger
7/1 Morocco/Tunisia
10/1 Equatorial Guinea/Libya

Top Premier League Scorer At African Cup Of Nations: 7/4 Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast); 7/2 Demba Ba (Senegal); 5/1 Papiss Cisse (Senegal); 7/1 Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast); 10/1 Gervinho (Ivory Coast); 12/1 Marouane Chamakh (Morocco); 16/1 Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast); 20/1 Adel Taarabt (Morocco); 33/1 Chieck Tiote (Ivory Coast); 50/1 Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso); 50/1 Mohamed Diame (Senegal); 66/1 Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast); 100/1 Armand Traore (Senegal)

Outright winner: 6/4 Ivory Coast; 9/2 Ghana; 11/2 Senegal; 9/1 Tunisia; 9/1 Morocco; 14/1 Mali; 20/1 Gabon; 25/1 Burkina Faso; 25/1 Guinea; 33/1 Angola; 40/1 Libya; 40/1 Zambia; 66/1 Botswana; 66/1 Equatorial Guinea; 66/1 Niger; 100/1 Sudan

Top Goalscorer: 4/1 Didier Drogba; 6/1 Demba Ba; 7/1 Asamoah Gyan; 10/1 Pappis Cisse; 10/1 Maadou Niang; 12/1 Moussa Sow; 14/1 Salomon Kalou; 16/1 Gervinho; 20/1 BAR

Winning Nation/Top Goalscorer Doubles: 7/1 Ivory Coast & Didier Drogba; 14/1 Ghana & Asamoah Gyan; 16/1 Senegal & Demba Ba; 25/1 Ivory Coast & Gervinho; 33/1 Senegal & Mamadou Niang; 33/1 Senegal and Pappis Cisse; 33/1 Ivory Coast & Salomon Kalou; 40/1 BAR

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Brooking Tips Capello To Stay And Euro 2012 Latest

With Sir Trevor Brooking hinting that Fabio Capello could yet remain as England manager following the Euro Finals, William Hill are offering 6/1 that the Italian will continue past his expected departure date

“Sir Trevor suggested Capello may stay but we think it is a long shot,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly

Will Fabio Capello take charge of England’s first World Cup 2014 Qualifying match (7th September 2012): 1/12 no; 6/1 yes

Could The Fates Intervene For Euro 2012 Draw?

The draw for Euro 2012 is being made and William Hill are offering 14/5 that they are drawn in the same group as Ireland. Punters also have the opportunity to predict all three teams offered at 53/1.

“There is an equal chance that England could face any team from pot four however, the fates may well decide that having not been in a tournament together for nigh on ten years the rivals could be thrown together in 2012,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

England are 11/1 to win the Euros in 2012 while Ireland are 33/1. Current champions, Spain, are 5/2 favourites ahead of Germany at 10/3.

Who will England draw from pot 1: 14/5 Spain; 14/5 Holland; 14/5 Ukraine; 14/5 Poland

Who will England draw from pot 3: 14/5 Croatia; 14/5 Greece; 14/5 Sweden; 14/5 Portugal

Who will England draw from pot 4: 14/5 Denmark; 14/5 France; 14/5 Czech Republic; 14/5 Ireland

53/1 Predict England’s group

Euro 2012: 5/2 Spain; 10/3 Germany; 6/1 Holland; 10/1 Italy; 11/1 England; 11/1 France; 16/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 33/1 Ukraine; 33/1 Republic of Ireland; 40/1 BAR

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Blatter 9/4 To Quit Before End Of Year

Blatter 9/4 to stand down by end of year:
YOU BET BLATTER HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME!

William Hill are offering odds of 9/4 that Sepp Blatter will stand down as FIFA President before the end of the year, following his latest gaffe. ‘Mr Blatter’s credibility has been in tatters for some while but his latest disastrous comments may at long last signal the end of his reign’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
But Hills are only offering 11/10 that Blatter will survive at least until the end of the 2014 World Cup.

William Hill:When Will Sepp Blatter leave his position as the president of FIFA:

Before 31st December 2011 9/4
between 1st Jan 2012 and the end of Euro 2012 (1st July 2012) 3/1
between end of Euro 2012 (2nd July 2012) and the start of World Cup 2014 (13th July 2014) 6/1
After World Cup 2014 (14th July 2014) 11/10

William Hill:Winner of the next FIFA presidential election (Next election scheduled for 2015):

Michel Platini 2/7
Issa Hayatou (President of CAF) 9/2
Sepp Blatter 7/1
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (FIFA Vice President) 10/1
Zhang Jilong (President of AFC) 16/1
David Chung (President of OFC) 16/1
Alfredo Hawit (President of CONCACAF) 20/1
Nicolas Almiron (President of CONMEBOL) 20/1
Chuck Blazer (General Secretary of CONCACAF) 25/1
Jack Warner 50/1
Mohamed Bin Hammam 50/1

Others on request.

**FIFA to display on their website, a statement retracting or apologising for Sepp Blatter’s comments in relation to racism within football by midnight Friday 18th November: 6/4 (1/ 2 not to)

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Redknapp Backed To Be Next Boss Out As Tery 7/2 To Be Subbed

REDKNAPP BACKED TO BE NEXT BOSS OUT

HARRY REDKNAP has been backed from 33/1 to 16/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job – and the odds about him becoming the next England manager have lengthened from 8/11 to 7/4, albeit he remains favourite to get the job. ‘With Harry currently absent from Spurs, reportedly recovering from health issues, some punters appear to be getting cold feet about his long-term future prospects in football’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills..Next Prem boss to go…8/13 Kean; 9/4 Bruce; 11/4 Martinez; 7 McCarthy; 9 Coyle; 14 McLeish; 16 Moyes; Redknapp. Others on request.

COULD FABIO STAY BEYOND EUROS?

William Hill offer 8/1 that Fabio Capello will remain as England manager beyond Euro 2012. ‘If the Spain result stimulates a run of success it is not impossible the FA could invite Fabio to stay on until World Cup 2014’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Fabio to stay boss beyond Euros?…..8/1 yes; 1/20 no

Next England manager- 7/4 Redknapp (from 8/11); 8/1 O’Neill; Wenger; 14 Southgate; Hodgson; 16 Pearce

To Start 1st Euro 2012 game for England:

Lampard: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Terry: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Bent: 4/7 yes; 5/4

Ton Up Lampard ?

Frank Lampard led by example as England defeated Spain and he has now targeted 100 caps for England. The midfielder, who took his tally to 90 on Saturday is 5/6 with William Hill to join the 100 club (5/6 not to).

TERRY SPECIALS

*What will John Terry do first vs Sweden? 5/6 Concede goal; 5/2 complete the match; 9/2 be substituted; 7/1 yellow card; 12/1 score; 40/1 get sent off.
*Terry to finish game if he starts: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
*Terry carded- 2/1
*Terry red carded- 33/1
*Terry og – 12/1
*Terry concede penalty- 16/1
*Terry scores – 8/1
*Terry wins ITV Man of Match – 20/1
*Terry to start as skipper in opening Euro match – 8/11 Terry;9/2 Lampard; 5/1 Gerrard; 9/1 Rio F; 14/1 Barry; 16 Hart

William Hill…4/5 England; 9/4 draw; Sweden 4/1
*Zamora/Sturridge both score – 10/1

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England Cut For World Cup Glory Following Favourable Qualifying Draw

It was close but England managed to avoid many of the big guns and found themselves in a relatively easy group for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers and William Hill have cut their odds from 16/1 to 14/1 to win the competition outright. They are also 1/3 favourites to qualify from their group, for which Montenegro are the 11/2 second favourites.

“England dodged a bullet in the shape of France by the skin of their teeth and they have been cut ever so slightly to lift the trophy in Rio,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Scotland and Wales were drawn together in Group A of the World Cup 2014 qualifiers and William Hill make the pair 7/1 and 100/1 to win their groups respectively. Wales are 50/1 to qualify for the competition and Scotland are 11/4 to do so.

World Cup 2014 Outright: 5/2 Brazil; 9/2 Spain; 6/1 Argentina; 8/1 Germany; 12/1 Holland; 14/1 England; 16/1 Italy; 25/1 Portugal; 25/1 Uruguay; 28/1 France; 33/1 Chile; 50/1 BAR

Home Nations: 200/1 Republic of Ireland; 300/1 Scotland; 1000/1 Wales; 1000/1 Northern Ireland

Group A: 11/8 Croatia; 2/1 Serbia; 3/1 Belgium; 7/1 Scotland; 50/1 Macedonia; 100/1 Wales

Group C: 1/4 Germany; 4/1 Sweden; 13/2 Republic of Ireland; 20/1 Austria; 250/1 Faroe Islands; 250/1 Kazakhstan

Group F: 4/9 Portugal; 5/2 Russia; 5/1 Israel; 33/1 Northern Ireland; 150/1 Azerbaijan; 250/1 Luxembourg

Group H: 1/3 England; 11/2 Montenegro; 7/1 Ukraine; 8/1 Poland; 100/1 Moldova; 500/1 San Marino

To Qualify For World Cup 2014:
England 1/10 Yes; 11/2 No
Scotland 11/4 Yes; 1/4 No
Wales 50/1 Yes; 1/1000 No
Rep Of Ireland 5/2 Yes; 2/7 No
N. Ireland 33/1 Yes; 1/300 No

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