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Supreme Ventures picks Chelsea to win Premier League

Published:Thursday | August 14, 2014 | 8:00 AM
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KINGSTON:

Supreme Ventures, through its JustBet sports betting brand, has named four-time league champions Chelsea as the favourites to lift the Barclays Premier League (BPL) title ahead of the season kick-off which takes place on Saturday.

Chelsea are listed at odds of $2.75 (or 7-4) to win the league, while defending champions Manchester City, which have won the title in two of the last three seasons, are listed at odds of $2.90 (or 19-10).

Other betting favourites this BPL season are Manchester United - under new manager Louis van Gaal - at odds of $5 (or 4-1), Arsenal at $60 (or 5-1), Liverpool at $10 (or 9-1) and Tottenham at $50 (or 49-1). Odds on any other club winning the league are at a whopping $100 (or 99-1).

The BPL's opening week fixtures will feature on Saturday: Manchester United vs. Swansea, newly promoted Leicester vs. Everton, another promoted side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) vs Hull, Stoke City vs Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion vs Sunderland, West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal vs Crystal Palace. On Sunday: Liverpool vs Southampton, Newcastle United vs Manchester City and on Monday, Burnley vs Chelsea.

JustBet will offer wagering on every BPL match this season, including odds on half-time and full-time match results, number of goals to be scored in each match, whether one, both teams or neither team will score in a match, predicting the exact score in a match, plus several other exciting betting options.

JustBet will also offer special bets for selected games this season, such as which players will score and when the first goal will be scored in a match.

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Football continues to be the most popular sport amongst JustBet punters, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total sports betting.

"This has been a tremendous summer for sports and for sports betting, highlighted, of course, by the FIFA World Cup. But we still have lots more activities on the sports betting calendar, including what we expect to be another scorching BPL campaign," said Andrei Roper, Supreme Ventures' senior marketing officer for sports betting. Roper added, "In addition to offering wagering on the BPL season, JustBet will offer betting on all the other top European football leagues (La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eridevisie), plus the CPL T20 semis and final, US Open Tennis Championship, US Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League and Europa Leagues, CONCACAF Champions League, FIBA Basketball World Cup, WNBA, NBA, NFL, Formula one racing season, Major League Baseball, IAAF Diamond League season, and much more."