FA Cup Tips

Luton v Millwall Giant killers Luton became the first non-league side to beat Premier League opposition in the FA Cup with their dramatic win over Norwich City in the last round. With home advantage against Championship opponents, the Hatters will be anticipating another positive result but Millwall won’t make it easy. The Lions may have […]

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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

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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United 4/9 To Maintain Five Point Gap At Top Of Table

The title race could take yet another twist on Sunday with both Manchester sides in action. William Hill are offering 14/1 that Manchester United win and Manchester City lose, leaving the Reds eight points ahead before their game next weekend. Hills also offer 10/1 that the opposite happens and Manchester City close the gap to just two points. The favourite is that United retain their five point gap (at 4/9) with United having the chance to win the Premier League at the home of their bitter rivals. Hills are go 5/2 that they do just that (2/7 they do not).

“Manchester United would surely love the opportunity to win the title at the Etihad, but in the same vein, City will be determined not to let that happen and the derby next week could hinge on the two games on Sunday,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Alex Ferguson talked about how he expects that Wayne Rooney will beat Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record and William Hill go 2/1 that he just that during his career (4/11 that doesn’t).

How many points will Manchester United be clear after this week’s round of Premier League fixtures: 10/1 two; 5/1 three; 50/1 four; 4/9 five; 50/1 six; 7/1 seven; 14/1 eight

Manchester United to win the League at Manchester City: 5/2 yes; 2/7 no

Wayne Rooney to beat Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

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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Mancini Magic Lost Its Shine – Evens To Have Left By Next Season

Reports have today suggested that Manchester City’s recent downturn in form could result in the loss of Roberto Mancini’s job. William Hill make the Italian Even money to have departed City by the start of next season (8/11 to still be there). Even more humiliating for City, will be the fact that the race could well be over by the time the two sides face each other at the Etihad on the 30th April. Hills offer 11/10 that is the case (4/6 it is not). Hills offer just Even money now for Manchester United to win the league by seven or more points.

“City appear to have well and truly blown it,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The derby was being billed as a title decider but following City’s recent slump, it could all be over by then.”

Sam Allardyce has been given the deadly vote of confidence by the West Ham board, who claim his job is safe even if he fails to take the club up this season. Hills agree offering 1/3 that he is still there on the first day of next season (9/4 he is not).

Fernando Torres has shown recent good form and William Hill think his torrid time at Chelsea may be coming to an end. He is 4/6 to go to the Euros and just 1/4 to still be at Chelsea next season.

Roberto Mancini to be in charge of Manchester City at the start of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no

Will United have won the League by the Manchester derby: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no

How many points will Manchester United win the Premier League by: 1/1 seven points or more; 4/1 four – six points; 5/1 not win the league; 6/1 one – three points; 10/1 goal difference

When will Manchester City next win: 13/8 Arsenal; 5/6 WBA; 7/1 Norwich; 16/1 Wolves; 33/1 Manchester United; 50/1 none of these games

Relegation trebles: 5/4 Wolves/Wigan/QPR; 11/4 Wolves/Wigan/Blackburn; 9/2 Wolves/Wigan/Bolton; 9/2 Wigan/QPR/Bolton; 9/2 Wigan/QPR/Blackburn; 14/1 QPR/Bolton/Blackburn

Relegation: 1/25 Wolves (9/1 to stay up); 2/5 Wigan (7/4); 1/2 QPR (6/4); 6/4 Blackburn; 5/2 Bolton; 10/1 BAR

Premier League Winner: 1/9 Manchester United; 5/1 Manchester City

Sam Allardyce to be manager of West Ham at the start of next season: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Fernando Torres to be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

Fernando Torres next club: 7/2 PSG; 5/1 Inter Milan; 6/1 AC Milan; 6/1 Barcelona; 7/1 Atletico Madrid; 9/1 Anzhi; 9/1 Juventus; 12/1 Real Madrid; 14/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Liverpool

Fernando Torres to go to the European Championships: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no

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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Carling Cup Specials…when Will Carroll Score?

Manchester City face Liverpool in the Carling Cup with a one goal deficit and William Hill make them 2/1 to qualify for the final, Liverpool are 2/5 and in the driving seat. The only goal at the Etihad was a penalty scored by Steven Gerrard and Hills offer 3/1 that a penalty is awarded during the match. Manchester City are 7/1 to win after extra time while Liverpool are 14/1. After winning their match against Spurs in added time on Sunday, Hills offer 16/1 that an injury time goal settles the tie.

“The previous match between these two was hardly a classic and both sides will want to avoid any early mistakes,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is quite possible that this one could go down to the wire.”

Andy Carroll and Edin Dzeko are struggling for goals at the moment and William Hill are offering 12/5 that either one of the misfiring strikers nets the first goal, while 6/1 is available for them both to find the net at anytime during the match. Andy Carroll has scored just the one goal since Luis Suarez started his ban and William Hill offer 11/8 that he fails to score in the remaining three matches of Suarez’s absence. He is 5/4 to score one, 7/2 two, 8/1 three and 10/1 four or more.

90 minutes betting: 7/4 Liverpool; 9/5 Manchester City; 19/10 Draw

To Qualify: 2/1 Manchester City; 2/5 Liverpool

3/1 Penalty to be awarded during the match

Carroll or Dzeko to score first: 12/5

Carroll and Dzeko to score anytime: 6/1

Total Andy Carroll goals in next three games (Manchester City; Manchester United; Wolves): 11/8 none; 5/4 one; 7/2 two; 8/1 three; 10/1 four
*Must start vs Manchester City and fixtures played in above order

An injury time goal to settle the time: 16/1
*Game must be heading into extra time in 90 minutes, any goal scored to avoid extra time is a winner

What will Balotelli do first against Liverpool: 1/1 be substituted; 11/4 complete 90 minutes; 3/1 score; 10/3 receive yellow card; 25/1 red card
*Balotelli must start vs Liverpool for bets to stand

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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When Will City Lose At Home?

TOTTENHAM HAVE THE SPURS TO PUSH MANCHESTER ALL THE WAY

A win for Manchester City after a tough couple of games has seen William Hill cut their odds of winning the league to 8/13. Spurs sneaked a victory at home to West Brom and they are 10/1 third favourites to win the League. Sunderland continued their fine form under Martin O’Neill and Hills make them 6/4 to finish higher than Newcastle in the league.

Taking both Manchester sides out of the equation, Spurs are odds-on at 8/11 to win the league.

“Spurs played well against West Brom, but struggled to find the breakthrough,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “They are grinding out results like this though and they are showing that they have the resilience to push the Manchester sides all the way.”

City once again avoided defeat at home and have not lost at the Etihad since losing to Everton on 20th December 2010 and Hills make them odds on, at 10/11 to avoid defeat in their next five games, although they are 10/3 to lose to Spurs on the 22nd January.

Sergio Aguero Bagged himself a goal and edged closer to Robin van Persie in the race to win the golden boot. He is the 5/2 second favourite behind the Dutchman who is miles ahead at 5/4.

Wigan were thumped at home by Sunderland and they are 2/1 favourites to finish bottom of the Premier League and 4/9 favourites to get relegated at the end of the season.

Premier League Outright: 8/13 Manchester City; 7/4 Manchester United; 10/1 Tottanham; 50/1 Chelsea; 66/1 Arsenal; 100/1 Liverpool

Premier League without Manchester sides: 8/11 Tottenham; 11/4 Chelsea; 4/1Arsenal; 9/1 Liverpool; 150/1 Everton; 150/1 Newcastle

Premier League Relegation: 4/9 Wigan; 8/15 Bolton; 4/6 Balckburn; 7/4 Wolves; 9/4 QPR; 10/3 Swansea; 11/2 Norwich; 12/1 BAR

Premier League Finish Bottom: 2/1 Wigan; 9/4 Bolton; 3/1 Blackburn; 9/1 Wolves; 10/1 QPR; 14/1 Swansea; 20/1 BAR

Premier League Top Goalscorer: 5/4 Robin van Persie; 5/2 Sergio Aguero; 9/2 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Demba Ba; 20/1 Yakubu; 20/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 25/1 Mario Balotelli; 25/1 Dimitar Berbatov; 33/1 Edin Dzeko; 33/1 Daniel Sturridge; 50/1 BAR

When will Manchester City next lose at home in the Premier League: 10/3 Spurs (22nd Jan); 9/1 Fulham (4th Feb); 20/1 Blackburn (25th Feb); 16/1 Bolton (3rd March); 4/1 Chelsea (17th March); 10/11 Not to lose in any of their next five games

Newcastle Sunderland season match bet: 1/2 Newcastle; 6/4 Sunderland

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 6/4 To Be Flying High With Etihad…or Will They Need The Wonga???

Manchester City have been given permission to rename their stadium and William Hill think that current shirt sponsors Etihad are the front runners, offering 6/4 that they win the rights to rename Eastlands. The UAE Tourism Board, UAE Interact, are the 4/1 second favourites with Umbro the 10/1 third favourites.

Given Roberto Mancini’s penchant for scarves and hats, Hills are offering 25/1 that Armani buy the rights and 33/1 Versace do. 100/1 is offered for money-bags City to play in the Wonga Stadium next season!

“Etihad are the clear favourites but should Manchester City ever need a payday loan, maybe renaming Eastlands the Wonga Stadium, could help them out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Who Will Win Rights For Manchester City New Stadium Name:

6/4 Etihad; 4/1 UAE Interact; 10/1 Umbro; 16/1 Vodaphone; 16/1 O2; 16/1 AON; 20/1 Red Bull; 20/1 Benetton; 20/1 Orange; 25/1 Armani; 33/1 Budweiser; 33/1 Versace; 66/1 William Hill; 100/1 Go Compare; 100/1 Wonga

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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