United 8/1 for Premier League

  • Last Updated: August 17 2014, 18:37 BST

Manchester United have almost doubled in price for the Premier League after an opening-day defeat to Swansea.

Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring Swansea City's winning goal
Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring Swansea City's winning goal

Louis van Gaal's first Premier League game in charge of the club ended in a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford, with Gylfi Sigurdsson marking his return to the Welsh outfit with the winner on 72 minutes.

Wayne Rooney had drawn United level shortly after half-time following Ki Sung-yueng's first-half opener, but defensive the defensive frailties which ended in David Moyes' sacking appeared once more.

As a result, Sky Bet eased the Red Devils to 8/1 for the title, almost twice the price which had been quoted in the run-up to Saturday's game.

With Arsenal scoring a late winner to overcome Crystal Palace in the evening kick-off, a victory which saw them cut to 9/2, United are now fourth in the outright betting.

  • Barclays Prem
Team Score Team
West Ham 0 - 1 Tottenham
Arsenal 2 - 1 C Palace
West Brom 2 - 2 S'land
Stoke 0 - 1 A Villa
Leicester 2 - 2 Everton
QPR 0 - 1 Hull City
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

Chelsea remain favourites at 17/10, but they must wait until Monday night to get their campaign under way. Before then, both Manchester City (9/4) and Liverpool (11/1) have the opportunity to alter the market on Sunday.

City are 8/13 to win at Newcastle, but first favourite backers will hope that 1/3 shots Liverpool can do the business against Southampton, the club from whom they've signed three players this summer.

Sky Bet offer several Price Boosts on the game, including Steven Gerrard to score in a Liverpool victory at 3/1 and Liverpool to win 3-0 at 8/1.

Yaya Toure has been boosted to 13/2 to open the scoring for City, who are 8/1 to beat Newcastle 2-1.