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Get in early with your football predictions for 2012

| 22.12.2011

HARRY REDKNAPP looks likely to take charge of England after their Euro 2012 campaign, according to Ladbrokes.

The firm have opened the book on a number of potential outcomes for the next year and while the arrival of the Old Firm teams to the Premier League looks unlikely at 100/1, it’s just 5/1 that the world transfer record is broken. Manchester City are a side with the financial clout to do that and it’s 66/1 their manager actually comes to blows with Alex Ferguson. As both sides duel it out at the top of the table it’s 6/1 that either of them (or any other Premier League side) win a treble.

Of the potential technological developments that lie in wait goal-line technology is just 8/1 to be introduced in the football league pyramid and it’s 25/1 that a Premier League side install an artificial surface. A structural shake up in the top flight looks unlikely again at 100/1.

2012 also looks set to be a huge year in international terms and the 2012/1 on offer that a British side wins both the Champions League and Europa League along with wins for Team GB and England in the summer looks sure to be popular.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Punters will be banking on events in the summer to make their year. It will be a multi-million pound payday for patriots up and down the land if both sides do the business.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

2012 football specials

Harry Redknapp to become England manager 11/10
World transfer record to be broken (£80,000,000) 5/1
Any Premier League side to win a treble 6/1
Alex Ferguson & Roberto Mancini to come to blows 66/1
Goal line technology to be introduced for the start of the 12/13 season (Premier League to League Two) 8/1
Any Premier League ground to install an artificial surface for the start of the 2012/2013 season 25/1
Any Premier League side to have joint managers during 2012 (2012/2013 season only) 16/1
The Europa league to be abolished for the start of the 2012/2013 season 50/1
The Cup Winners Cup to be reintroduced for the start of the 2012/2013 season 50/1

Britain to win Football Gold at 2012 Olympics, British team to win Champions League, British team to win Europa League and England to win Euro 2012 – 2012/1

Who will top the Barclays Premier League on Christmas Day 2012?
Manchester City 2/1
Manchester United 5/2
Chelsea 4/1
Tottenham 10/1
Arsenal 10/1
Liverpool 14/1
Everton 40/1
Aston Villa 40/1
Newcastle 50/1
Stoke 50/1
Q.P.R. 80/1
Sunderland 80/1
Fulham 80/1
W.B.A. 100/1
Swansea 150/1
Wolves 200/1
Norwich 200/1
Bolton 200/1
West Ham 200/1
Southampton 250/1
Wigan 350/1
Blackburn 500/1
Middlesbrough 1000/1
Cardiff 1000/1



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.