Nick Gordon
1 minute read
15 Aug 2014
6:00 am

Soccer’s slumbering giant set to reawaken

Nick Gordon

A slumbering giant will be awoken this weekend as the marathon that is the English Premier League gets underway with the new season still full of promise.

While the top end of the betting market is dominated by the usual candidates like Manchester City, their cross-town rivals United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, it’s at the other end of the spectrum that the heat is really on.

The minnows will all be looking to get off to positive starts to avoid the heat that comes with fighting for survival in one of the best leagues in world football.

The bookmakers feel that Burnley are likely to make the drop after one season in the top flight and the one-time FA Cup winners (1914) are 8/13 to head back to Championship football at the end of the season.