The new Premier League season is just around the corner and William Hill make Manchester City the 6/5 favourites to lift the trophy and Hills punters agree. City are the second best backed side with only Liverpool attracting more money largely down to the fact that one punter has staked £22,000 e/w on the Reds winning the Premier league. For the first time in Premier League history, punters are mostly staying away from Manchester United who are the 5/2 second favourites for the trophy.
At the other end of the table, the three new sides will be hoping to emulate the success of Swansea, Norwich and QPR and Hills offer 3/1 that Southampton, Reading and West Ham follow suit.
Success for the newly promoted sides will always be based on whether they survive or not and we think there is a very good chance that they will all survive this time around, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
This year could well be a record breaker and William Hill offer 20/1 about any player bagging a double hat-trick and the same price that any team scores 10 or more goals in a single game. However, some things never change and 11/4 is offered that any opposition side wins a penalty at Old Trafford.
Discipline will be at the forefront of everybodys mind after Branislav Ivanovics red card in the Community Shield and William Hill offer 6/1 that QPR are the side that sees the most reds while their manager Mark Hughes is 9/1 favourite to be the first manager to be sent to the stands.
William Hill Premier League Specials:
Three promoted sides to stay up: 3/1
Goalkeeper to score at any point during the season: 16/1
Any opposition side to win a penalty at Old Trafford: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
Player to score 6 or more goals in a single EPL game: 20/1
Any side to score 10 or more goals in a single EPL game: 20/1
Any player to score 30 or more goals in a single season: 1/5 no; 10/3 yes
Englishman to be top EPL scorer: 2/1
First manager to be sent to the stands this season: 9/1 Mark Hughes; 11/1 Paul Lambert; 11/1 David Moyes; 12/1 Roberto Mancini; 12/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1 Martin ONeill; 12/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 12/1 Sam Allardyce; 16/1 Arsene Wenger; 16/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Chris Hughton; 16/1 Nigel Adkins; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Steve Clarke; 20/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 20/1 Brian McDermott; 25/1 Roberto Martinez
*bets settled by date of first manager sent to the stands, not by fixture round
Club with most red cards: 6/1 QPR; 9/1 Arsenal; 9/1 Stoke; 9/1 West Ham; 10/1 Sunderland; 11/1 Aston Villa; 11/1 West Brom; 16/1 Chelsea; 16/1 Everton; 16/1 Manchester City; 16/1 Reading; 16/1 Southampton; 16/1 Swansea; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Liverpool; 20/1 Manchester United; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Norwich; 20/1 Wigan; 25/1 Fulham
English Premier League outright: 6/5 Manchester City; 5/2 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR
English Premier League relegation: 1/1 Reading; 5/4 Norwich; 11/8 Southampton; 13/8 Wigan; 15/8 Swansea; 9/4 West Ham; 7/2 QPR; 7/2 West Brom; 6/1 Stoke; 7/1 BAR
Top goalscorer: 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 7/1 Wayne Rooney; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Robin van Persie; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nickica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 BAR
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