A summer spent cheering on the likes of Andy Murray and Lee Westwood will revert to type this weekend as the latest instalment of the Premier League returns.
While there will be no Andy Gray embedded onto our TV screens this season, football betting fans will have an abundance of betting markets to choose from for the new campaign.
Aside from all the match and outright markets on offer, bookies are offering a host of specials ahead of the opening set of fixtures.
Last year’s champions Manchester United hit 78 goals last term and are priced at 6/1 to score the most goals this weekend but they fall behind Manchester City in the prices who are the favourites at 7/2 to outscore any other team.
Roberto Mancini’s men are also fancied to score the fastest goal of the weekend when they clash with Swansea on Monday night; they’re also favourites to win by the biggest margin.
Whether Manchester City to win the League is a great football tip however, is an altogether different matter given only four sides have ever won the Premier League in its history.
Those betting on football will know that unless a Venkys revolution takes place, backing Blackburn to do so will be a fruitless task – although according to Arsenal’s new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Gunners have everything in place to win the Premiership.
Arsenal are out at 10/1 to do so with Liverpool close behind at 11s. Yet it’s still Manchester United and Chelsea who the bookmakers fear are most likely to add to their tallies.
At the other end of the table it’s newly promoted Swansea and Norwich who are expected to drop straight back down while Wigan and Wolves may once again feel the pressure.
Wayne Rooney meanwhile is the 8/1 favourite to finish the season as top scorer.