The first weekend of the Premier League has prompted Paddy Power to refund selected losing bets if any favourite fails to win their match
After three months in the punting wilderness many bettors will be very pleased to see the return of the Premier League this weekend.
To celebrate the league’s return Paddy Power will refund losing bets on first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets if the favourite fails to win in that match.
Liverpool start things off on Saturday in the early kick off against Stoke and the Reds will be keen to open their campaign with a win against the Potters who are now under the stewardship of former Fulham and Manchester City boss Mark Hughes.
Rodgers’ men are just 2/5 (1.40) to collect three points at Anfield despite the absence of Luis Suarez as his continues to serve his 10 match ban. Despite their short price in the market, Liverpool haven’t won a Premier League game against the Potters in their last four attempts, although they have beaten them twice in cup competitions in that time.
|Premier League Prices | Paddy Power (Favourites in bold)
Arsenal (2/5), Everton (13/10), Sunderland (5/4), West Brom (6/5) and West Ham (Evens) are all favourites to win their respective matches in the 3pm kick offs and the evening game sees Manchester United as 10/11 (1.91) chances to beat Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
|Jim Knight – Chief Betting Editor
|“Manchester United do look one of the more vulnerable favourites this weekend at a shade of odds-on while Everton may find Carrow a tough away trip first up against a Norwich side who only lost four games at home last term”|
The Swans took their foot off the gas a little after their Capital One Cup victory but maintained a very good record at home in the earlier part of the season including holding Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United to draws at The Liberty Stadium.
With David Moyes now at the helm plus a poor set of pre-season results before Sunday’s Community Shield victory this could be one of the more likely games to see punters having their stakes refunded.
Sunday’s fixtures see the shortest priced home team, Chelsea (1/5), take on 12/1 (13.0) rank outsiders Hull at Stamford Bridge and fellow new boys Crystal Palace take on Tottenham (4/5).
With question marks over Gareth Bale’s future and fitness Spurs will be looking to their new signing Roberto Soldado to hit the ground running on his competitive debut and the Spanish international is 7/2 (4.5) to score the first goal which looks a good price if Bale doesn’t feature.
Palace have new frontmen of their own with Dwight Gayle (9/1) and Marouane Chamakh (10/1) both longer prices to get the first goal of the match.
Monday evening sees Newcastle travel to Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini takes charge of his side for the first time in the Premier League and the home side are rated as just 1/3 (1.33) chances to open their account with a win while Newcastle can be backed at 8/1 (9.0).
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