SOUTHAMPTON'S trip to the Etihad is looking likely to be the first game shown on Match Of The Day next season according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies are now taking bets on which set of highlights will be aired first with Manchester United's trip to Goodison the 3-1 second favourite.

The first run-out for the new Spurs manager (Newcastle away) is a 4-1 chance while Reading's clash with Stoke looks unlikely to excite the producers and as such earns an 18-1 quote to open the show.

Looking at the match odds it's no surprise at this early stage to see Southampton travel with the biggest price of any team in the division for the win (11-1).

Everton are the biggest-priced home side at 3-1 while two of the three newly-promoted sides are favourites for their opening games.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The odds suggest the champions will give editors the biggest headache. A Southampton upset would also guarantee an early spot.”

Ladbrokes opening-day odds:
Arsenal 2/7 Draw 7/2 Sunderland 7/1
Everton 3/1 Draw 11/5 Manchester United 4/5
Fulham 8/11 Draw – 11/5 Norwich – 10/3
Manchester City – 1/7 Draw – 5/1 Southampton – 11/1
Newcastle – 7/5 Draw – 23/10 Spurs – 6/4
QPR – Evens Draw – 11/5 Swansea – 11/5
Reading – 11/8 Draw – 11/5 Stoke – 8/5
West Brom – 11/5 Draw – 11/5 Liverpool – evens
West Ham – 6/5 Draw – 9/4 Aston Villa – 7/4
Wigan – 9/2 Draw – 5/2 Chelsea – 8/15

  1. George kelly 12 years ago

    Irrelevant post here…: Finland veikkausliga 4:30 today

    Inter Turku v jaro top vs bottom in te league, real class of
    Difference here inter are miles better, could happily go win bth halves or -2 all day long I think.

    But I’ve gone safe option and back the -1 on offer for evens at paddy power (: double your money and have some extra bets for tonight!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      George, I hope that comes up,might have a look at it myself.

  2. George kelly 12 years ago

    To be honest bud I’ve not really strayed from the euros, but this looks like a cracker

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