• Wed 26 Oct, 2016
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Chelsea 7/4 to open MOTD

Ladbrokes make Chelsea 7/4 to occupy the first Match of the Day slot of the new Premier League season after the fixtures were revealed.

The combination of Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge and his side’s opening day clash with newly-promoted Hull is considered to be a potentially big draw for the highlights show and that means they’re favourites to open the programme.

David Moyes’s first game in charge of Manchester United, who head to Swansea, is 5/2 at Ladbrokes to be first up while Arsenal’s game against Aston Villa is 9/1 to be entertaining enough to fill that opening slot.

At 28/1 (Ladbrokes), the fixtures at Sunderland and West Brom are not considered likely to head the coverage.

Where the match odds are concerned, Ladbrokes have installed Hull as huge outsiders at 14/1 to get the better of Chelsea, Crystal Palace are the promoted team given the best chance of victory – they’re 7/2 (Ladbrokes) to see off Spurs and the firm make David Moyes 7/10 to start life at Old Trafford with a victory over Swansea.

Man City meanwhile, will also start the campaign with a new boss and are 2/7 via Ladbrokes to begin the Manuel Pellegrini-era with a maximum haul at home to Newcastle.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes told Betrescue: “The odds suggest the MOTD cameras will be primed at Stamford Bridge for the return of Mourinho. It looks like Sunderland or West Brom would have to serve up something special to usurp any of the Premier League favourites for the opening slot.”

He added: “The first fixture list looks chock-full of coupon bankers. Punters will be hoping all of the new managers get their careers off to fliers.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

First day specials

First game shown on Saturday night Match Of The Day programme
Chelsea – Hull 7/4
Swansea – Manchester United 5/2
Manchester City – Newcastle 5/1
Arsenal – Aston Villa 9/1
Crystal Palace – Tottenham 10/1
Liverpool – Stoke 14/1
West Ham – Cardiff – 16/1
Norwich – Everton 25/1
Sunderland – Fulham 28/1
WBA – Southampton 28/1

Highest scoring game
Chelsea – Hull 9/2
Swansea – Manchester United 7/1
Manchester City – Newcastle 5/1
Arsenal – Aston Villa 11/2
Crystal Palace – Tottenham 19/1
Liverpool – Stoke 9/1
West Ham – Cardiff – 10/1
Norwich – Everton 10/1
Sunderland – Fulham 11/1
WBA – Southampton 7/1

How many of the newly promoted sides will win on the first day?
One 15/8
Two 9/1
Three 275/1

Arsenal 2/5
Draw 7/2
Aston Villa 13/2

Chelsea 1/5
Draw 11/2
Hull 14/1

Crystal Palace 7/2
Draw 5/2
Totenham 4/5

Liverpool 1/2
Draw 3/1
Stoke 6/1

Manchester City 2/7
Draw 9/2
Newcaslte 9/1

Norwich 2/1
Draw 23/10
Everton 13/10

Sunderland 5/4
Draw 9/4
Fulham 11/5

Swansea 19/5
Draw 13/5
Manchester United 7/10

West Brom 6/5
Draw 23/10
Southampton 9/4

West Ham 9/10
Draw 12/5
Cardiff 16/5

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