With the return of the Premier League just around the corner, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know – from the important dates on the calendar, to the fixtures, to which teams are the favourites.

Read on below to find out more, including the latest football betting odds.

When will the 2021-22 Premier League start and finish?

The 2021-22 Premier League start date is on Friday 13th August as Arsenal travel to play newly promoted Brentford in the opening game of the season, which takes place at 20:00 BST at the Brentford Community Stadium, with the Gunners the 19/20 favourites for victory.

The highlight of the opening weekend of the season takes place a couple of days later as Spurs welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to north London at 16:30 BST on Sunday 15th August in what is set to be a thriller. Man City, who won last season’s title by 12 points, are the 13/20 favourites for victory.

The finish date for the 2020-21 Premier League season is on Sunday 22nd May, 2022. As is tradition, all teams will kick off at the same time at 16:00 BST on the final day of the season, with Arsenal v Everton, Liverpool v Wolves and Man City v Aston Villa among the highlights.

Premier League fixtures released

The Premier League fixtures for the 2021-22 season have been released, with 380 matches due to take place across the campaign involving 20 teams.

We have listed the full fixture list of Premier League matches for the first two months of the season below, though the Premier League schedule is subject to change. Kick-offs are 15:00 for Saturdays and Bank Holidays unless stated otherwise.

Friday 13 August

20:00 Brentford v Arsenal

Saturday 14 August

12:30 Man Utd v Leeds
Burnley v Brighton
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Southampton
Leicester v Wolves
Watford v Aston Villa
17:30 Norwich v Liverpool

Sunday 15 August

14:00 Newcastle v West Ham
16:30 Spurs v Man City

Saturday 21 August

12:30 Liverpool v Burnley
Aston Villa v Newcastle
Crystal Palace v Brentford
Leeds v Everton
Man City v Norwich
17:30 Brighton v Watford

Sunday 22 August

14:00 Southampton v Man Utd
14:00 Wolves v Spurs
16:30 Arsenal v Chelsea

Monday 23 August

20:00 West Ham v Leicester

Saturday 28 August

12:30 Man City v Arsenal
Aston Villa v Brentford
Brighton v Everton
Newcastle v Southampton
Norwich v Leicester
West Ham v Crystal Palace
17:30 Liverpool v Chelsea

Sunday 29 August

14:00 Burnley v Leeds
14:00 Spurs v Watford
16:30 Wolves v Man Utd

Saturday 11 September

12:30 Crystal Palace v Spurs
Arsenal v Norwich
Brentford v Brighton
Leicester v Man City
Man Utd v Newcastle
Southampton v West Ham
Watford v Wolves
17:30 Chelsea v Aston Villa

Sunday 12 September

16:30 Leeds v Liverpool

Monday 13 September

20:00 Everton v Burnley

Friday 17 September

20:00 Newcastle v Leeds

Saturday 18 September

12:30 Wolves v Brentford
Burnley v Arsenal
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Man City v Southampton
Norwich v Watford
17:30 Aston Villa v Everton

Sunday 19 September

14:00 Brighton v Leicester
14:00 West Ham v Man Utd
16:30 Spurs v Chelsea

Saturday 25 September

12:30 Chelsea v Man City
Everton v Norwich
Leeds v West Ham
Leicester v Burnley
Man Utd v Aston Villa
Watford v Newcastle
17:30 Brentford v Liverpool

Sunday 26 September

14:00 Southampton v Wolves
16:30 Arsenal v Spurs

Monday 27 September

20:00 Crystal Palace v Brighton

Premier League favourites for 2021/22

After winning the Premier League by 12 points last season, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the favourites to secure another title at 8/11. Liverpool experienced a frustrating season last term as the reigning champions could only finish third. With key players due to be returning to fitness for the new campaign, they are the 5/1 joint-second favourites for glory alongside European champions Chelsea. Manchester United follow next among the Premier League teams at 8/1.

Elsewhere among the latest Premier League odds, Brentford, Norwich and Watford are the new teams in the division this season, and it is Norwich who are the 10/11 favourites to go straight back down to the Championship. Brentford and Watford are next in line at Evens, while Crystal Palace are 7/4 to be relegated under new manager Patrick Vieira.

It was Harry Kane who got his hands on the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season after netting 23 goals for Spurs – and he is favourite to add another Golden Boot to his collection this term at 7/2. Mohamed Salah follows closely behind in the betting at 9/2, while next in line are Raheem Sterling (12/1) and Timo Werner (14/1).