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The Premier League is almost here!

by Ross Payne on Aug 11, 2011

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Here we go! Finally, it’s back – the English Premier League – and the punters have been dying for a squiz at Betstar’s markets.

For those who are familiar with Betstar, you’d notice the transformation in the last 12 months from offering the standard stuff to now becoming Australia’s premier bookmaker for football. We’re also proud to be associated with the Green and Gold Army and you – the fan.

Anyhow, things kick off in the EPL Saturday night and the futures point to a race between four (maybe five) for the title. There’s always money early on from Liverpool’s large fan base, however in recent times it normally drops off in the space of a few weeks. But, this season the Reds have a legitimate shot at a top four spot, and who knows, maybe the title too – where $11 seems pretty good value.

Surprisingly, early money has indicated an upset in the race for the title. Punters are nibbling at Arsenal’s $8.50, Liverpool $11 and notably $4k at Man City’s early price of $5 (now $4.75).

It seems like a pretty straight forward weekend in the EPL in terms of results, while the fixture that you’d think might cause an upset is Newcastle ($4) at home to Arsenal ($1.94) with the draw at $3.45. We all remember that incredible four-all draw at St James’ Park last season where the Gunners capitulated, and with the current transfer speculation surrounding Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri combined with the absence of key centre back Thomas Vermaelen – punters may well take advantage of us right here!

Now here’s a big treat for you, if you’re a passionate Aussie, betstar.com.au is the place to head as we’ve introduced a new market where you can barrack for every Aussie in the EPL to score each week, simply click on the ‘EPL R1 - Socceroo to Score’ where you’ll find the great price of $9 for any Australian to score in the EPL this weekend!

Enjoy the opening round of the Premier League and until next week – happy punting!

Don’t forget if you’re not already on board with Betstar, when you sign-up please make sure you enter ‘GGARMY’ in the promo code to support Australia’s Football Fan network - the Green and Gold Army.