Over £1 Billion Set To Be Wagered With William Hill
The Premier League season is almost upon us and William Hill predict that over £1 billion will be bet with them on football during the 2013/14 term. When William Hill released their first football coupon in 1939, the nationwide turnover was just £6.92½.
"Over £930,000,000 was bet on football alone at William Hill during the 2012/13 season but this year is set to break all records," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "The football league has been going for a couple of weeks now but the start of the Premier League is the pièce de résistance and we expect to see a sharp increase in turnover from this week onwards."
Manchester City and Chelsea share favouritism for the Premier League this season and both are 9/4, with Manchester United 5/2 third favourites.
Surprisingly, Arsenal have been the best backed side to win the Premier League this season with over a quarter (25.45%) of all ante-post football punters backing the Gooners at 10/1, with Chelsea the second best backed. At the other end of the spectrum, Stoke City have been backed by just 0.13% of football punters to win the Premier League, making them the worst backed side at 4000/1. Crystal Palace are the longest price to win the Premier League and at 10000/1, it is more likely that Manchester United are relegated (2500/1) than it is for the Eagles to win the top division.
With a number of new managers set to sit in the dugout this weekend, William Hill make the "Special One", Jose Mourinho and new Manchester United boss, David Moyes, both 66/1 to be first out of a job this season. Most likely, is Alan Pardew, who is the 11/4 favourite
Premier League winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Manchester City; 5/2 Manchester United; 10/1 Arsenal; 25/1 Liverpool; 33/1 Tottenham; 500/1 Everton; 1500/1 Newcastle; 2000/1 Aston Villa; 2000/1 Southampton; 2000/1 West Brom; 2000/1 West Ham; 2500/1 Swansea; 3000/1 Fulham; 3000/1 Sunderland; 4000/1 Stoke; 5000/1 Cardiff; 5000/1 Norwich; 7500/1 Hull; 10000/1 Crystal Palace
Premier League relegation: 8/15 Crystal Palace; 4/6 Hull; 11/8 Cardiff; 5/2 Norwich; 3/1 Stoke; 9/2 Sunderland; 6/1 Fulham; 6/1 Southampton; 7/1 Aston Villa; 7/1 Swansea; 7/1 West Brom; 8/1 West Ham; 9/1 Newcastle; 25/1 Everton; 250/1 Liverpool; 250/1 Tottenham; 750/1 Arsenal; 2500/1 Chelsea; 2500/1 Manchester City; 2500/1 Manchester United
Next Premier League manager to leave: 11/4 Alan Pardew (Newcastle); 3/1 Michael Laudrup (Swansea); 7/1 Andre Villas Boas (Tottenham); 7/1 Martin Jol (Fulham); 8/1 Paulo Di Canio (Sunderland); 14/1 Ian Holloway (Crystal Palace); 16/1 Chris Hughton (Norwich); 16/1 Paul Lambert (Aston Villa); 20/1 Malky Mackay (Cardiff); 20/1 Mauro Pochettino (Southampton); 25/1 Steve Bruce (Hull); 25/1 Mark Hughes (Stoke); 33/1 Sam Allardyce (West Ham); 33/1 Steve Clarke (West Brom); 40/1 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool); 40/1 Roberto Martinez (Wigan); 50/1 Arsene Wenger (Arsenal); 50/1 Manuel Pelligrini (Manchester City); 66/1 David Moyes (Manchester United); 66/1 Jose Mourinho (Chelsea); 66/1 No Premier League manager to leave this season