United Blunder Mars Victory As Torres Fires Blanks Again
Manchester United stole a victory against West Brom to teal a march over their closest rivals and William Hill have shortened their odds from 6/4 to 6/5.
David de Gea could be faulted for West Brom's equaliser but despite this, Hills make him 4/6 to start 31 or more games in the league this season. He is, however, 9/1 to only start between one and ten games.
"It would appear that de Gea will need time to adjust to the English game and the odds suggest that time is exactly what he will get from Sir Alex, with a long stint between the sticks looking likely," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Chelsea drew 0-0 at Stoke and have been lengthened from 11/4 to 3/1 while Manchester City have been cut slightly from 4/1 to 10/3 despite not even playing.
Fernando Torres produced a much improved display, but did not find the back of the net and Hills are offering 8/11 that he gets off the mark against West Brom in Chelsea's next game although he is 5/1 to fail to score in the next five games.
Premier League Outright: 6/5 Manchester United; 3/1 Chelsea; 10/3 Manchester City; 12/1 Arsenal; 12/1 Liverpool; 50/1 Spurs; 250/1 BAR
Torres First Premier League Goal 2011/12: 8/11 WBA; 9/4 Norwich; 5/1 Sunderland; 12/1 Manchester United; 14/1 Swansea; 5/1 None of the next five games
David de Gea Premier League starts 2011/12: 9/1 1-10; 9/2 11-20; 7/4 21-30; 4/6 31+