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Premiership Betting – New Season Kicks Off Aug 16

Premiership Online Betting – Matchday One Preview & Odds (Aug 16).

Premiership betting is now just a matter of days away. Matchday one of the 2008/09 Premier League season kicks-off on Saturday August 16th, with a whole host of exciting new players and coaches for Premiership bettors to take into consideration, but the same unbeatable Premiership betting odds available at Best sportsbook. Get Premiership Asian Handicaps priced to 1.96/1.96 that\’s just 102% – and Premiership total goals and three-ways (1X2) to just 103%.

United Kick-off Title Defence Without Two R\’s

Manchester United kick-off the new Premiership season, seeking a hat-trick of titles, without their two most influential players – Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. After a summer of speculation, United fans may just be grateful that Ronaldo is still at the club, but won\’t be able to play until mid-September following ankle surgery. Rooney\’s summer wedding passed without incident, but he picked up a virus on tour in Africa which keeps him sidelined. Coach, Alex Ferguson is also without Anderson on Olympic duty and the suspended Nani, leaving him short up front.

The Red Devils kick-off at home to Newcastle, looking to start afresh under Kevin Keegan. King Kev has given bad boy Joey Barton a second chance after a summer behind bars, while Michael Owen has been persuaded to stay on Tyneside. Obafemi Martins may need time to recover from the sudden death of his mother in late July, while fellow striker, Mark Viduka, is known for bloating during the off-season. Man Utd won the two meetings last season by an aggregate of 11-1, but with problems up front, they may struggle for goals. Nevertheless, Sportbook review make United favourites on the Premiership betting, Manchester Utd 2.000 (-1.5)* with Newcastle Utd 1.926 (+1.5)* a market priced to less than 102%.

Chelsea Have Limited Strike Options For Opener.

Much like their arch-rivals Man Utd, Chelsea start the Premiership campaign with limited strike options. New coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has confirmed Didier Drogba will miss the opener at home to Portsmouth (as well as the second game against Wigan). With Salomon Kalou at the Olympics, and Andriy Shevchenko a peripheral figure, Scolari may be forced to play Nicolas Anelka as a lone striker.

FA Cup winners\’ Portsmouth, who narrowly lost out in last weekend\’s Community Shield, are the first team to try to break Chelsea\’s unbelievable 82 game home record. Crouch and Defoe, the Premiership\’s only all-English strike force, will be looking to bring down the Bridge but despite the Blues\’ problems in attack gold sportsbook make them favourites on their Premiership betting market Chelsea 2.060 (-1.5)* with Portsmouth 1.870 (+1.5)* – Soccer betting odds 60% better than traditional bookmakers.

To add even further excitement to betting on the Premiership, Online sportsbook low margin pricing has also been applied to the new live soccer betting markets for the Premier League, with 1.95/1.95 style live Asian Handicap pricing and in-running Total goals betting.