You can have 7/4 on Premier League title favourites Manchester City winning their first three matches of the new campaign, at home to Sunderland and West Ham with Stoke on the road sandwiched in between.
However, considering the Citizens took just three points from those fixtures last season, it could pay to swerve Pep Guardiola's new side for left-field options in this market.
The fact that newly-promoted Middlesbrough sit bang in the middle of the betting heat at 25/1, despite being among the favourites for relegation at 7/5, is quite revealing. Aitor Karanka's crowd host the Potters and travel to West Brom, with a trip to north-east rivals Sunderland wedged in.
Boro are unbeaten in ten fixtures since mid-March, winning the first six of those on the bounce before limping over the Championship automatic promotion line with four draws.
They're worth a second look for a decent start, with the Riverside Stadium's transfer coterie finally landing some experienced signings.
Outside of Man City, it's tough to take any of the other market leaders on trust. Tottenham, Arsenal, Leicester, Liverpool and Everton each play among themselves at least once, while Manchester United and Chelsea look short at 9/4 and 5/2 respectively, despite fairly favourable early fixtures.
The bet that really jumps off the page is Crystal Palace at a colossal 40/1 quote, with West Brom and Bournemouth appearing at Selhurst Park before August is out, and Spurs away facing Alan Pardew's side in the middle.
Palace weren't far off similar success 12 months ago, when an opening day win at Norwich plus landing the spoils as hosts against Aston Villa was only spoiled by a far from shameful 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in south London.
The inflated price appears to be caused by the venture to White Hart Lane, but while Palace haven't managed Premier League victory there in their last four tries, they did see off Mauricio Pochettino's men in Spurs' backyard, en route to the FA Cup final, the last time they visited in February.
Pardew is a notably streaky manager, with his Newcastle side bagging at least four Premier League wins on the bounce three times during the Wimbledon native's four-year reign, and going exactly the opposite way on occasion too.
If he can get the Eagles flying from the off, this price will look very big come late August.
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