Will Arsenal be Fab next season? Weekend specials
WITH Arsene Wenger suggesting that Cesc Fabregas will play the majority of Premier League matches for Arsenal next season, William Hill have opened a book on how many games he will start, and make ten or fewer their 13/8 favourite.
‘Cesc's future will not necessarily have been decided when the season gets underway so we are factoring into our odds the possibility of a move after the campaign has begun' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. ‘You can have 5/1 that he starts over 30 as Arsene Wenger appears to believe he should.'
Fabregas Premier League starts for Arsenal 2011/12
Over 30 5/1
*Must be an Arsenal player on the 1st day of the Premier League season or bets void
*Fabregas still at Arsenal on the 1st day of the Premier League Season 2011/12
11/10 Yes, 4/6 No
FERGIE ODDS-ON FOR BOSS OF THE SEASON
WILLIAM HILL make Sir Alex Ferguson 4/11 favourite to lift the LMA Manager of the Year title, wit Ian Holloway 5/2 second favourites.
‘The two favourites clash in the final match of the season and if Blackpool can survive there is every chance that Ian Holloway could be rewarded with the Manager of the Year accolade' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
LMA Manager of the year 2011
Alex Ferguson 4/11
Ian Holloway 5/2
Tony Pulis 12/1
Kenny Dalglish 12/1
Roberto Mancini 16/1
Alex McCleish 25/1
Others on request.
IS EUROPA LEAGUE WINNING BOSS SET TO REPLACE ANCELOTTI?
FOLLOWING Porto's victory in the Europa League final, their manager Andre Villas-Boas is 11/4 second favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea manager with William Hill who make Guus Hiddink 5/2 favourite.
Hills make Ancelotti an 11/10 chance still to be Chelsea boss on the first day of the Premier League season, 4/6 not to - and offer 1/2 that Villas-Boas will still be with Porto when the Premier League begins, 6/4 that he has left the club by then.
NEXT PERMANENT CHELSEA BOSS...5/2 Hiddink; 11/4 Villas-Boas; 3/1 Mourinho; 4/1 Redknapp;7/1 Guardiola; 10/1 Deschamps; Zola; 12/1 O'Neill; 14/1 Rijkaard. Others on request.
WARNOCK BACKED FOR HAMMERS
Neil Warnock has been cut from 8/1 to 9/2 jt second favourite along with Sam Allardyce by William Hill who make Chris Hughton 6/5 favourite to be appointed as the next permanent West Ham boss.
Hills also offer 5/1 O'Neill; 7/1 Lambert; Jones; 8/1 Keen; MacKay; 10 Di Matteo; McLeish.
AT THE DOUBLE! BLACKPOOL AND BIRMINGHAM, YOU'RE DOWN!
WILLIAM HILL have opened a book on which TWO Premier League sides will be relegated - and make Blackpool and Birmingham their 11/10 favourites for the double drop with
a Blackburn-Wolves pairing the 100/1 outsiders.
'There is enormous interest in the outcome of the relegation scrap so we've created a market allowing punters to bet on BOTH of the unfortunate sides who will play in the Championship next season' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
HILLS OFFER 8/15 THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THE RELEGATION SPOTS WILL BE DECIDED ON GOAL DIFFERENCE.
Hills have also opened markets on how many of the five relegation-threatened sides will win at the weekend (8/11 ONLY ONE OF THEM DOES SO), which of them will score the most goals (2/1 WOLVES) and which of the games involving them will be the highest scoring match (7/4 MAN U-BLACKPOOL):
William Hill...Relegation Doubles:
RELEGATION/STAY UP ODDS 1/3 Blackpool (9/4); 8/13 Birmingham (6/5); 8/11 Wigan (Evens); 8/1 Wolves (1/20); 12/1 Blackburn. (1/50)
Highest Scoring 'Relegation' Match
Man Utd v Blackpool 7/4
Tottenham v Birmingham 9/4
Stoke v Wigan 5/2
Wolves v Blackburn 10/3
Win only. Dead heat rules apply.
Highest Scoring Relegation Threatened Team
Win only. Dead heat rules apply.
HOW MANY POINTS WILL 17TH PLACE TEAM HAVE
Team to be relegated on goal difference - 8/15, 11/8 not.
How Many Relegation Candidates Will Win?
Teams are Wigan, Blackpool, Birmingham, Wolves & Blackburn.
LEAGUE TWO PLAY OFF ODDS
TORQUAY are 1/5 favourites with William Hill to eliminate Shrewsbury, 10/3 to go through; and Stevenage are 1/6 to overcome 7/2 chances Accrington, to set up a Torquay-Stevenage League 2 final.
BLUE SQUARE PREMIER PLAY OFFS
LUTON TOWN are 4/6 favourites to win the Blue Square Premier play-off final with William Hill who make AFC Wimbledon 11/10 shots. Hill's 90min odds- 6/5 Luton; 11/5 draw; 9/5 AFC.