Football By Joe Crilly

Who Would Have Backed Leicester?

With Leicester top at Christmas, William Hill are offering a £250 free bet to anyone who predicted that the Foxes would be top of the pile on their £50m Prem Predictor. Despite the unlikely outcome at the start of the season (at one point before the start of the season, Leicester were 5000/1 to win the title) 37 people out of over 250,000.

 

One of the 37 people was a grandmother from Liverpool called Jane Rimmer – the only lady in the entire country who picked the Foxes to finish top of the pile come the end of the season. “I sat down with my family and we all picked a few sides to finish top. Believe it or not, one of the sides was Leicester partly because we thought we would be in the minority if they did go on and win it,” Jane said. “With our £250 bet, we are going to stick a couple of quid on Leicester winning the league – it’d be rude not to.”

 

The biggest payout William Hill could be facing if Leicester win the Premier League would be £112,575 to an individual from Guildford who wagered £75 at 1500/1 in September.

 

Louis van Gaal is the 1/8 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job following his press conference meltdown.

 

Leicester finishing position: 10/1 winner; 13/8 2nd-4th; 2/1 5th-6th; 5/2 7th-10th; 20/1 bottom half

 

Next Premier League manager to leave his job: 1/8 Louis van Gaal; 10/1 Steve McClaren; 14/1 Remi Garde; 16/1 BAR

 

Arsenal Christmas and New Year points total: 33/1 2 points or fewer; 9/2 3-4 points; 2/1 5-6 points; 8/11 7 points or more

 

Aston Villa Christmas and New Year points total: 7/4 2 points or fewer; 13/10 3-4 points; 4/1 5-6 points; 7/1 7 points or more

 

Bournemouth Christmas and New Year points total: 1/1 2 points or fewer; 5/4 3-4 points; 6/1 5-6 points; 25/1 7 points or more

 

Chelsea Christmas and New Year points total: 5/1 2 points or fewer; 6/4 3-4 points; 11/5 5-6 points; 3/1 7 points or more

 

Crystal Palace Christmas and New Year points total: 10/3 2 points or fewer; 6/4 3-4 points; 5/2 5-6 points; 4/1 7 points or more

 

Everton Christmas and New Year points total: 4/1 2 points or fewer; 13/8 3-4 points; 5/2 5-6 points; 3/1 7 points or more

 

Leicester Christmas and New Year points total: 9/4 2 points or fewer; 11/10 3-4 points; 7/2 5-6 points; 8/1 7 points or more

 

Liverpool Christmas and New Year points total: 8/1 2 points or fewer; 9/4 3-4 points; 11/5 5-6 points; 13/8 7 points or more

 

Manchester City Christmas and New Year points total: 25/1 2 points or fewer; 7/2 3-4 points; 2/1 5-6 points; 10/11 7 points or more

 

Manchester United Christmas and New Year points total: 13/2 2 points or fewer; 15/8 3-4 points; 9/4 5-6 points; 9/4 7 points or more

 

Newcastle Christmas and New Year points total: 1/1 2 points or fewer; 13/10 3-4 points; 6/1 5-6 points; 16/1 7 points or more

 

Norwich Christmas and New Year points total: 19/10 2 points or fewer; 11/10 3-4 points; 7/2 5-6 points; 10/1 7 points or more

 

Southampton Christmas and New Year points total: 11/4 2 points or fewer; 11/8 3-4 points; 11/4 5-6 points; 4/1 7 points or more

 

Stoke Christmas and New Year points total: 7/4 2 points or fewer; 11/8 3-4 points; 7/2 5-6 points; 7/1 7 points or more

 

Sunderland Christmas and New Year points total: 11/10 2 points or fewer; 1/1 3-4 points; 7/1 5-6 points; 25/1 7 points or more

 

Swansea Christmas and New Year points total: 6/4 2 points or fewer; 11/10 3-4 points; 9/2 5-6 points; 11/1 7 points or more

 

Tottenham Christmas and New Year points total: 7/1 2 points or fewer; 15/8 3-4 points; 2/1 5-6 points; 2/1 7 points or more

 

Watford Christmas and New Year points total: 4/5 2 points or fewer; 6/4 3-4 points; 7/1 5-6 points; 20/1 7 points or more

 

West Brom Christmas and New Year points total: 11/4 2 points or fewer; 7/5 3-4 points; 3/1 5-6 points; 9/2 7 points or more

 

West Ham Christmas and New Year points total: 2/1 2 points or fewer; 13/10 3-4 points; 10/3 5-6 points; 6/1 7 points or more

 

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