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David Thompson 25th May 2012 - 19:10

Football Weekend Specials


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



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