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This weekend sees the start of the Premier League and's bookmaking partners are offering free bets galore to new customers

Manchester City, fresh from the acquisition of Jack Rodwell from Everton, will begin the defence of their Premier League title this weekend against Southampton and the reigning champions are 5/4 to defend their crown.

City rivals Manchester United come next in the betting at 9/4 while Chelsea and Arsenal are available at 9/2 and 11/1 respectively.

Before you place your wagers, bear in mind that Bet365 will give all new customers a 100 per cent despoit bonus up to £200.

Simply open a new account, make your first deposit and they will match it, so whatever your stakes, you can double your betting bank immediately. This credit doesn't need to be used in wagers of a certain level either, it's simply a huge boost to your early season bankroll.

Bet365 also offer their Bore Draw promotion, which sees certain markets refunded if a game finishes 0-0.

If you haven't got a Be365 account you can sign up for one here

The offers don't stop there though. Paddy Power are offering new customers up to £250 in free bets.

The Irish bookmaker will match new all customer's first bet up to £50, this offer is a special one for readers and extends to the first five bets on a new account. So open a new account and take advantage of up to £250 in free bets, the perfect accompaniment for the new season. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Don't forget if there is a red card in any opening weekend match in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two, Paddy Power will refund all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles on the match.

New Paddy Power customers can sign up here

William Hill will also give each new customer a free bet of up to £25 when you sign up. With enhanced goalscorer prices for a huge range of games it could pay to place your wager with William Hill.

If you would like to take advantage of these offers you can sign up a new account here