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

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William Hill Offer Season Long Betting For Fans Of Every Team

While most fans of Premier League teams may not realistically be able to back their side to win the league or even avoid relegation, William Hill are ensuring that they will have the option to back their side to improve upon last season’s performances. Not only can they back their side to finish higher than last season, they can also back the side to finish lower, or in the same position.

“As a fan of Fulham for example, you are not realistically going to be able to back your side to win the league while at the same time the price that you will get for your side to stay up is incredibly short,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We are enabling every fan to have a positive (as well as a negative and a neutral) bet on their side depending on how they think the season will pan out.”

How will your side fare in 2012/13?

11/12 Position Team Higher Same Lower
1 Man City N/A 13/10 4/7
2 Man Utd 11/5 13/8 11/8
3 Arsenal 9/2 5/2 8/15
4 Tottenham 10/3 4/1 4/9
5 Newcastle 7/1 5/1 1/5
6 Chelsea 1/10 8/1 8/1
7 Everton 12/5 7/5 7/5
8 Liverpool 2/9 7/2 10/1
9 Fulham 16/5 4/1 4/9
10 West Brom 5/1 11/2 1/4
11 Swansea 4/1 7/2 2/5
12 Norwich 6/1 5/2 4/9
13 Sunderland 4/9 10/3 4/1
14 Stoke 8/11 3/1 9/4
15 Wigan 11/5 16/5 8/11
16 Aston Villa 8/15 16/5 16/5
17 QPR 1/4 9/2 6/1

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Sunday Stroll For Chelsea And City

The European champions and Premier League champions kick off their Premier League campaign on Sunday. Both are odds on favourites to win with Chelsea 4/6 and Manchester City 1/5 and both are expected to cruise to victory with William Hill offering 13/1 that Chelsea and Manchester City win by 3 or more goals. The City game against Southampton is 4/6 to produce the most goals on Super Sunday, with Wigan vs Chelsea 9/4.

Victor Moses has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer and will be 11/1 to score first against his potential suitors. Franco Di Santo is an ex Chelsea striker, it is 12/1 that he scores first for Wigan and Wigan win. The champions look certain to steam roll new boys Southampton but they have a goal machine in Rickie Lambert. It is 25/1 that he scores at anytime and the Saints score an unlikely victory.

“Both Chelsea and City will want to send out a message to their rivals with big victories and the odds suggest that they will do so with relative ease,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

9/2 Wigan, 13/5 Draw, 4/6 Chelsea

First Goal Scorer: 7/2 F Torres, 5/1 D Sturridge, 6/1 J Mata, 6/1 E Hazard, 7/1 Oscar, 7/1 L Piazon, 8/1 F Lampard, 8/1 Y Benayoun, 9/1 F Malouda, 10/1 F Di Santo, 11/1 V Moses, 11/1 M Boselli

6/4 Torres to score any time and Chelsea to win

12/1 Di Santo to score any time and Wigan to win

1/5 Man City, 5/1 Draw, 14/1 Southampton

First Goal Scorer: 11/4 C Tevez, 11/4 S Aguero, 4/1 M Balotelli, 9/2 E Dzeko, 11/2 D Silva, 7/1 Y Toure, 7/1 S Nasri, 8/1 A Johnson, 12/1 R Lambert, 14/1 J Rodriguez, 14/1 B Sharp, 20/1 A Llalana, 20/1 J Puncheon

1/1 Aguero to score anytime and Man City to win

25/1 Lambert to score anytime and Southampton to win

Which match will produce the most goals on Sunday: 4/6 Manchester City vs Southampton; 9/4 Wigan vs Chelsea; 3/1 Tie

13/1 Both City and Chelsea to win by three or more

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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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You Bet Rvp Will Make It Rip For Efc

Robin van Persie looks set to make his Manchester United debut as his new team travel to Goodison and William offer 2/1 that he scores more than the whole Everton team put together. Everton are 11/8 to score more than RVP and they are 13/8 to tie. Van Persie is the 4/1 favourite to score the first goal and has been really well backed at Hills to do so, while former Blue, Wayne Rooney, is the 9/2 second favourite. Everton’s Nikica Jelavic is 7/1.

After his former club failed to find the net on Saturday, William Hill offer 8/11 that Arsenal manage to register a goal in the Premier League before van Persie does.

“There are many who think that van Persie has a lot to prove after only really having one full season at Arsenal and he will want to get off to a scoring start and our punters are really backing him to do so,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The match at Goodison is notable every year for the fact that it sees Wayne Rooney return to his former club and Hills are offering a market on what the United talisman will do first. He is 15/8 to get a goal, 9/4 to be substituted and the same price to complete the game. He is 3/1 to receive a yellow card before anything else in the game and 40/1 to see a straight red.

Manchester United are odd on at 10/11 to get their season off to a winning start, with Everton 10/3 and the draw 23/10.

Despite their opening day defeat, William Hill still think that Liverpool will finish above their local rivals, Everton – offering 4/9 that they do so (13/8 they do not).

Liverpool/Everton season match bet: 13/8 Everton; 4/9 Liverpool

RVP vs Everton goals match bet (20/08/12): 2/1 RVP; 13/8 Tie; 11/8 Everton

What will Rooney do first: 15/8 score; 9/4 be substituted; 9/4 3/1 receive yellow card; 40/1 receive straight red card

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Bellamy 5/2 To Celebrate With The ‘mobot’

Of all the things that Craig Bellamy may be remembered for in his career, William Hill will always remember him for the night he celebrated a goal against Barcelona by swinging an imaginary golf club. William Hill had been offering 100/1 and ended up paying out upwards of £50,000 on the day. Hills have decided that they will once again take on the Wales wizard offering 5/2 that Bellamy celebrates scoring for Wales on Wednesday night by doing the ‘Mobot’ or the ‘Lightning Bolt’.

“We offered 100/1 that he would do the golf swing celebration back in 2007 and we are now ready to take him on again albeit at a slightly more reserved price of 5/2,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Bellamy has just been at the Olympics and he may have picked up a few celebration tips from his fellow athletes.”

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Future Bright For Hodgson And When Will He Lose?

England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesday’s starting XI line up for England’s first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgson’s unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.

“The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Butland became England’s youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).

Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes

How many of tonight’s starting XI will start England’s first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11

England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012

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Could Butland Cause Joe World Cup Hart-ache?

England’s young cubs are 7/5 slight favourites to defeat Italy (2/1) on Wednesday night and the draw 11/5. Andy Carroll and Jermain Defoe are the only recognised strikers in the England squad yet neither are considered first choice at their club sides and are 13/8 (Defoe) and 5/6 (Carroll) to have left their clubs by the time the transfer window shuts. The Spurs striker is 1/7 to start Spurs opening game of the season although Andy Carroll is 4/1 to do so.

Jack Butland looks primed to make his debut in goal for England and William Hill offer 3/1 that he starts between the sticks for England’s first World Cup game in Brazil although Joe Hart is the 4/9 favourite.

“Butland looks likely to become the youngest ever goalkeeper capped by England and should he progress as is expected, he could well be pressing Joe Hart for the number one shirt,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Match betting: 7/5 England; 2/1 Italy; 11/5 Draw

First scorer (England): 13/2 Andy Carroll; 7/1 Jermain Defoe; 8/1 Ashley Young; 9/1 Theo Walcott; 11/1 BAR

First scorer (Italy): 6/1 Diego Fabrini; 13/2 Mattia Destro; 15/2 Alessandro Diamanti; 8/1 Stephan El Shaarawy; 9/1 Manolo Gabbidini; 10/1 BAR

Who will start in goal for England in first WC match in Rio 2014: 4/9 Joe Hart; 3/1 Jack Butland; 11/2 Any other; 7/1 John Ruddy
*Bets void if England do not qualify for tournament

Defoe to start vs Newcastle: 1/7 yes; 11/4 no

Andy Carroll to start vs West Brom: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no

Defoe to still be at Spurs as the transfer window closes: 4/9 yes; 13/8 no
*loan deals count

Carroll to still be at Liverpool as the transfer window closes: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
*loan deals count

To make the England World Cup squad:

7/4 Michael Carrick (2/5 no)
2/5 Jack Butland (7/4 no)
5/6 John Ruddy (5/6 no)
1/4 Kyle Walker (11/4 no)
13/8 Steven Caulker (4/9 no)
6/4 Ryan Bertrand (1/2 no)
1/1 Jack Rodwell (8/11 no)
5/1 Jake Livermore (1/9 no)
8/13 Tom Cleverley (6/5 no)

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You Bet Bellamy And Rhodes Will Be Star Men On Wednesday

Scotland and Wales warm up for World Cup qualification with friendlies against Australia and Bosnia this week with Championship strikers, Jordan Rhodes and Craig Bellamy, offered at 9/2 by William Hill to both score.

“Craig Bellamy and Jordan Rhodes may both be plying their trade in the Championship but our punters only seem interested in backing those guys to grab the goals on Wednesday,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Wales and Bosnia are both 17/10 for the win with the draw at 21/10. Craig Bellamy is 9/2 to net first for Wales and 6/5 to score any time. Scotland are the 6/4 favourites to emerge triumphant against Australia with Jordan Rhodes 9/2 to get the first goal.

Both teams have been drawn in Group A of Europe’s World Cup Qualifying section although Brazil 2014 looks like a far stretch for both. It is 1/6 they both miss out on qualification, 7/2 one and 100/1 two. Scotland are 16/1 to win Group A with Wales 25/1. Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald is hoping to put in a good performance against the Scots to force his way in at club level and is 15/2 to open the scoring.

International Specials:

Scotland and Wales World Cup qualification: 1/6 Neither, 7/2 Exactly One, 100/1 Two

World Cup Qualifying Match Bet (league position): 8/11 Scotland, 1/1 Wales

9/2: Craig Bellamy and Jordan Rhodes Both to score (both must start or bets are void)

Match Result:

6/4 Scotland, 11/5 Draw, 9/5 Australia

First Goal Scorer: 9/2 Jordan Rhodes, 6/1 Steven Naismith, 7/1 Jamie Mackie, 7/1 Archie Thompson, 15/2 Scott McDonald, 15/2 Shaun Maloney, 8/1 Robbie Kruse, 8/1 Robert Snodgrass, 9/1 Brett Holman, 9/1 James Forrest, 10/1 BAR

Anytime Goal Scorer: 6/5 Jordan Rhodes, 7/4 Steven Naismith, 2/1 Jamie Mackie, 2/1 Archie Thompson, 9/4 Scott McDonald, 11/4 Robbie Kruse, 11/4 Robert Snodgrass, 10/3 Brett Holman, 10/3 James Forrest, 7/2 BAR

Match Result: 17/10 Wales, 21/10 Draw, 17/10 Bosnia

First Goal Scorer: 9/2 Craig Bellamy, 11/2 Steve Morison, 6/1 Edin Dzeko, 6/1 Gareth Bale, 13/2 Vedad Ibisevic, 7/1 Simon Church, 7/1 Sam Vokes, 9/1 Aaron Ramsey, 9/1 Zvjezdan Misimovic, 9/1 Sejad Salihevic, 10/1 BAR

Anytime Goal Scorer: 6/5 Craig Bellamy, 6/4 Steve Morison, 7/4 Edin Dzeko, 7/4 Gareth Bale, 15/8 Vedad Ibisevic, 2/1 Simon Church, 2/1 Sam Vokes, 10/3 Aaron Ramsey, 10/3 Zvjezdan Misimovic, 10/3 Sejad Salihevic, 7/2 BAR

World Cup Qualifying Group A: 7/4 Belgium, 15/8 Croatia, 2/1 Serbia, 16/1 Scotland, 25/1 Wales, 66/1 Macedonia

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7/2 For Blackburn’s Under Fire Trio To Leave Club

After the humiliating apology issued to Steve Kean and Morten Gamst Pedersen by Blackburn global advisor, Shebby Singh, William Hill are offering 7/2 that all three have left their positions by the end of the Championship season.

“It is no secret that Steve Kean is walking a tightrope after relegation last season but Shebby Singh has really turned the heat up on the manager now,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “His ill-advised comments about fans’ favourite, Morten Gamst Pedersen, however, have put Singh’s own position under threat.”

Blackburn are 10/1 joint fifth favourites to win the Championship behind favourites Bolton at 6/1 and Leicester at 7/1.

English Championship winner: 6/1 Bolton; 7/1 Leicester; 9/1 Leeds; 9/1 Wolves; 10/1 Blackburn; 10/1 Cardiff; 11/1 BAR

English Championship promotion: 7/4 Leicester; 2/1 Bolton; 5/2 Wolves; 3/1 Leeds; 4/1 Blackburn; 4/1 Cardiff; 4/1 Nottingham Forest; 5/1 BAR

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