Manchester City take on Chelsea in the traditional season curtain raiser – the Community Shield and William Hill make the League Champions 4/6 to lift the trophy and 13/10 to win in 90 minutes. Of the previous five Community Shield winners, four of them have gone on to win the Premier League and William Hill are 2/1 that this years winner will also lift the big prize at the end of the season. Chelsea are 11/10 to lift the trophy.
The seasons curtain raiser is often a good indicator as to who will go on to dominate throughout the course of the season and if you think Manchester City will win the double, this is a good time to get 2/1 about them winning the league, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Robin van Persie is 6/4 to start Manchester Uniteds first game of the season amidst talk that Wayne Rooney has told him to join him at Old Trafford, while Manchester City also appear to be closing in on their latest big money signing. Daniel Agger is 10/3 to have moved to Manchester City by the start of the 2012/13 season.
Community Shield: 13/10 Man City, 21/10 Draw, 9/5 Chelsea.
To Lift The Trophy: 4/6 Man City, 11/10 Chelsea.
First Goal Scorer: 5/1 S Aguero, 11/2 C Tevez, 11/2 M Balotelli, 6/1 E Dzeko, 6/1 F Torres, 7/1 E Hazard, 8/1 D Sturridge, 8/1 D Silva, 9/1 F Lampard, 9/1 S Nasri, 9/1 R Lukaku, 10/1 J Mata.
2/1 The Winner of the Community Shield goes onto win the Premier League
Robin van Persie to start Manchester Uniteds first game of the season: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no.
Daniel Agger to move to Manchester City by the start of 2012/13 season: 1/5 no; 10/3 yes.
Samba Stars Set for Gold
Brazil and Mexico will bring a bit of Latin flair to London on Saturday as they duke it out for the Olympic gold medal. Brazil are the 2/9 favourites for the gold medal, while they are 4/7 to win in 90 minutes.
Brazil have been impressive over the course of the last two weeks and have shown why they have been favourites throughout the tournament. It would be a surprise if they did not finish the job off now, said William Hill spokesman Mark Young
Brazil/Mexico: 4/7 Brazil; 5/1 Mexico; 14/5 draw.
To win gold medal: 2/9 Brazil; 3/1 Mexico.
PR Assistant, William Hill