Premier League Betting: United granted comfortable start to 2017/18 season

Antonio Conte's Chelsea will start the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley
Antonio Conte's Chelsea will start the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley
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Diaries up and down the country are this morning taking a pounding as the 2017/18 Premier League fixtures are announced. Mike Norman brings us all the significant dates and latest betting odds...

To Win the 2017/18 Premier League;

- Man City [2.96]
- Man United [4.3]
- Chelsea [4.9]
- Tottenham [11.0]
- Arsenal [14.5]
- Liverpool [14.5]

*odds correct as of 10:00 Wednesday 14 June

Manchester United have been handed what looks to be the most appealing start to next season's Premier League campaign of all the 'big six' clubs, having to face none of their main rivals for the title in their opening six fixtures.

Jose Mourinho's men - who are currently trading as [4.3] second favourites in the Premier League Winner market - will face West Ham at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season before having the play Swansea (a), Leicester (h), Stoke (a), Everton (h), and Southampton (a).

Champions Chelsea, [4.9], will start the defence of their title with a home game against Burnley, but that's the good news. Antonio Conte's men have to face Tottenham (a), Everton (h), 2015/16 champions Leicester (a), and Arsenal (h) in their next four fixtures with the standout undoubtedly being the trip to Wembley where Spurs will play their first ever Premier League game at the national stadium.

The early favourites for the title on the Betfair Exchange are Manchester City at [2.94], and they will start their league campaign with a trip to the Amex Stadium to face newly-promoted Brighton.

Last season's runners-up Tottenham, [11.0], have an eighth consecutive opening day away game to start their campaign, having to face last season's second tier champions Newcastle at St James' Park before that mouth-watering Wembley game against Chelsea.

Arsenal and Liverpool complete the first six clubs in the Premier League winner market - both available to back at [14.5] - and they will face Leicester at the Emirates and Watford at Vicarage Road respectively on the opening day of the season.

Early favourites in the Relegation market at [1.63] are last season's Championship surprise package Huddersfield, and they will play their first ever Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, while Brighton - [2.36] to go down - face that hugely exciting home game against Man City.

Opening Day

Arsenal 2/5 v Leicester 7/1; The Draw 10/3

Brighton 15/2 v Man City 4/11; The Draw 7/2

Chelsea 1/5 v Burnley 14/1; The Draw 9/2

Crystal Palace 8/11 v Huddersfield 7/2; The Draw 5/2

Everton 4/6 v Stoke 4/1; The Draw 5/2

Man Utd 3/10 v West Ham 8/1; The Draw 4/1

Newcastle 7/2 v Tottenham 7/10; The Draw 11/4

Southampton 4/6 v Swansea 9/2; The Draw 13/5

Watford 4/1 v Liverpool 8/13; The Draw 14/5

West Brom 11/10 v Bournemouth 11/4; The Draw 23/10

*weekend commencing 12 August

Boxing Day

Bournemouth v West Ham
Chelsea v Brighton
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Huddersfield v Stoke
Liverpool v Swansea
Man Utd v Burnley
Newcastle v Man City
Tottenham v Southampton
Watford v Leicester
West Brom v Everton

Final Day

Burnley v Bournemouth
Crystal Palace v West Brom
Huddersfield v Arsenal
Liverpool v Brighton
Manchester United v Watford
Newcastle v Chelsea
Southampton v Man City
Swansea v Stoke
Tottenham v Leicester
West Ham v Everton

*games to be played Sunday 13 May

Notable Dates

Tottenham v Chelsea - August 19
Chelsea v Man City - September 30
Liverpool v Man Utd - October 14
Chelsea v Man Utd - November 4
Arsenal v Tottenham - November 18
Liverpool v Chelsea - November 24
Man Utd v Man City - December 9
Liverpool v Everton - December 9
Tottenham v Arsenal - February 10
Man Utd v Chelsea - February 24
Man City v Chelsea - March 3
Man Utd v Liverpool - March 10
Chelsea v Tottenham - March 31
Man City v Man Utd - April 7
Everton v Liverpool - April 7
Chelsea v Liverpool - May 5

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