Football By Joe Crilly

Who Will Be Busiest Side In January Transfer Window?

The transfer window is just over 24 hours away from opening and William Hill are trying to predict which sides will be the busiest during the month of January. The odds suggest that Sunderland, under the guiding hand of Sam Allardyce will be busiest at 7/2, followed closely by fellow strugglers Newcastle and Aston Villa at 5/1.

At the other end of the betting, Manchester City are 50/1 with Leicester 33/1.

“January is the time where sides can take stock of the first half of the season and weigh up where they need to improve,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “For some, more improvement than others is necessary.”

Who will sign the most players in the January 2016 transfer window: 7/2 Sunderland; 5/1 Newcastle; 5/1 Aston Villa; 7/1 West Brom; 10/1 Norwich; 12/1 West Ham; 14/1 Bournemouth; 14/1 Swansea; 14/1 Everton; 14/1 Crystal Palace; 16/1 Stoke; 16/1 Southampton; 16/1 Arsenal; 20/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Manchester United; 25/1 Watford; 25/1 Watford; 33/1 Tottenham; 33/1 Leicester; 50/1 Manchester City

*win only. Dead heat rules apply. Loan deals count. Bet will be settled from transfers listed as occurring on 2nd February on the BBC website.

Football 2016: 

11/10     Daniel Sturridge to play the full 90 minutes of 10 consecutive (competitive) games for Liverpool

6/5         Any player to score 10 or more goals (excl. penalty shootouts) at Euro 2016

5/4         A goal to be scored in the first 60 seconds of any Euro 2016 match

5/4         A transfer fee of £100m or more to be paid for any player

5/4         Top scorer at Euro 2016 to be from the winning country

6/4         Gareth Bale to score more goals than Wayne Rooney at Euro 2016

6/4         Gareth Bale to play in the Premier League

6/4         A footballer to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

7/4         A goalkeeper to score in a Premier League match

7/4         Jamie Vardy to start England’s first game of Euro 2016

2/1         Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United

2/1         Gareth Bale to score all of Wales’ goals at Euro 2016

2/1         Ronaldo to play in the Premier League

2/1         A British born player to join Real Madrid

2/1         Lots to be used to decide a group placing during Euro 2016

5/2         English winner of the Europa League

3/1         Ryan Giggs to be appointed permanent manager of any club

3/1         Qatar to be stripped of the 2022 World Cup

3/1         Steven Gerrard to play in the Premier League

3/1         One or more of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville or Phil Neville to start a competitive match for Salford City

7/2         Any of England, Wales, N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland to reach the final of Euro 2016

7/2         Lionel Messi to play in the Premier League

7/2         Real Madrid to score 10 or more goals in a match in La Liga

7/2         Barcelona to score 10 or more goals in a match in La Liga

4/1         English Premier League to be decided by goal difference

4/1         Announcement that a Premier League match will be played outside of the UK

4/1         A female to referee a Premier League or Football League match

5/1         Jose Mourinho to NOT manage any team in a competitive fixture

5/1         England to get nine points in the group stages of Euro 2016

5/1         English winner of the Champions League

5/1         Arsene Wenger to no longer be Arsenal manager

5/1         Announcement that standing is to be allowed at Premier League stadia

5/1         Any team to win both the FA Cup and the Premier League

5/1         Red card to be shown in the Euro 2016 final

5/1         FA Cup final to be decided on penalties

5/1         Euro 2016 final to be decided on penalties

6/1         An uncapped player (at the time of squad announcement) to be named in England’s Euro 2016 squad

7/1         English team to win the UEFA Super Cup

8/1         Non Premier League team to win the FA Cup

8/1         Any player to score six or more in a single Premier League match

8/1         Any current or former professional footballer to win I’m A Celebrity

10/1       Harry Redknapp to manage a Premier League team

10/1       Paul Scholes to appointed permanent manager of Salford City

10/1       A hat trick to be scored in the final of Euro 2016

10/1       Any current or former professional footballer to win Strictly Come Dancing

10/1       Any Premier League based player to win the Ballon d’Or

10/1       English side to win the Club World Championship

12/1       England to finish bottom of Group B at Euro 2016

12/1       Gary Neville to manage England in a competitive match

12/1       Any Wales, Rep Ireland or N Ireland player to be named in the Euro 2016 team of the tournament

14/1       Any team to score 10 or more goals in an English Premier League game

14/1       Roy Keane to manage a Premier League side

14/1       All four of England, Wales, N. Ireland and Rep. Ireland to qualify from their Euro 2016 groups

16/1       France to be knocked out of Euro 2016 in the group stages

16/1       Gareth Bale to be player of the tournament at Euro 2016

16/1       All English Europa League final

16/1       Manchester United and Manchester City to meet in the FA Cup final

16/1       Any Premier League side to win 15 consecutive matches

16/1       Any England player to be top scorer at Euro 2016

16/1       Youngest Premier League goalscorer record to be broken (16y 271d)

20/1       Russia to be stripped of the 2018 World Cup

20/1       Arsenal and Tottenham to meet in the FA Cup final

20/1       Mike Ashley to sell all of his stake in Newcastle United

25/1       Claudio Ranieri, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to all leave Leicester City

25/1       Sir Alex Ferguson to manage any professional football team in a competitive match

25/1       Liverpool and Everton to meet in the FA Cup final

25/1       Ronaldo or Messi to announce their retirement from football

25/1       Roman Abramovich to sell all of his stake in Chelsea

25/1       Sheikh Mansour to sell all of his stake in Manchester City

25/1       The Glazer family to sell all of their stake in Manchester United

33/1       Celtic or Rangers to announce they are leaving Scottish football

33/1       Roy Keane to leave the Rep. Ireland camp due to a dispute before they are knocked out of Euro 2016

33/1       Brooklyn Beckham to play in the Premier League

33/1       England fail to score a goal during Euro 2016

40/1       A Premier League team to go through the 2016 calendar year unbeaten

50/1       All English Champions League final

50/1       English FA to announce a boycott of either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups

50/1       No Premier League manager to leave their job

50/1       Any Premier League side to change their name

50/1       All Premier League managers to have changed between Jan 1st 2016 and December 31st 2016

100/1     English Premier League to be decided by a playoff

100/1     Any Premier League match to be abandoned due to too many red cards

100/1     All three of Bournemouth, Watford AND Norwich to be relegated from the Premier League

100/1     All three Football League playoffs to be decided on penalties