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Opening weekend action leads to Premier League market moves

| 18.08.2014

The Premier League is well and truly back, punters, and its opening weekend certainly did not disappoint. In light of those thrills and spills, Coral have updated a number of their markets to ensure sensational value for you.

Manchester United’s shock defeat to Swansea City has seen their odds on winning the title drift from 5/1 to 8/1, and a top four finish now rated 8/11 (from 1/2). Managerial novice Garry Monk, meanwhile, is now 11/8 (from 15/8) to steer the Swans into the top 10.

While reigning champions Manchester City or Chelsea, who have yet to play their opener away at relegation favourites Burnley, have made no significant movement in the title race betting, the same cannot be said for Arsenal and Liverpool.

Both the Gunners and Brendan Rodgers’ Reds have seen their prices on Premier League glory shortened following respective 2-1 wins over Crystal Palace and Southampton. Arsenal are now 5/1 (from 13/2), while it’s 10/1 (from 12/1) for Liverpool to take the title.

England strikers Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge were both on target this weekend, but suffered varying fortunes in terms of the results their goals brought their respective sides. Red Devils captain Rooney is now a top price 11/1 to be leading Premier League marksman.

Sturridge, meanwhile, is charged with filling the void left an Anfield by Luis Suarez’s departure. Only the Uruguay netted more Premier League goals than him last term, and Coral now offer a joint industry-leading price of 5/1 on Sturridge being top scorer.

Tony Pulis’ decision to quit Crystal Palace on the eve of the season starting has really rocked the Premier League relegation market. The Eagles were 3/1 prior to their manager’s exit by mutual consent, but are now as short as 7/4 for the drop.

Coral will continue to update their markets in reaction to results throughout the season. Stay tuned to our news site and other digital platforms for major updates on this.

Premier League Tips
Hertha to beat Hoffenheim
Schalke to beat Dortmund
Dusseldorf to win at Paderborn


Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.