Tomorrow marks the return of the Premier League and all 20 teams will be looking to be crowned champions on May 21st after Leicester City were shock winners last season.
Here we give you a preview of the upcoming weekend TV fixtures along with our predictions .
Saturday, August 13th: Hull v Leicester City, Sky Sports 1. Kick Off-12.30pm.
This is the opening match of the new Premier League season and it promises to be a cracker. Not only is it Leicester’s first match as defending champions it is also Hull’s first game in the Premier League since being promoted as Championship champions. Prediction 0-2.
Saturday, August 13th: Manchester City v Sunderland, BT Sports 1. Kick Off-5.30pm.
This promises to be an exciting match as both teams have new managers in place. Pep Guardiola will take charge of his first ever Premier League game in front of his new fans as Man City take on Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium. Sunderland will not be easy to beat as new coach David Moyes will also be looking to impress. Prediction 3-1.
Sunday, August 14th: Bournemouth v Manchester United, Sky Sports 1. Kick Off-1.30pm.
New look Manchester United will take on Bournemouth away from home in this intriguing fixture. This will be Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge of Man U and it promises to be tough, especially as record breaking signing Paul Pogba is ruled out through suspension. Bournemouth hold bad memories for Mourinho as his Chelsea side were beaten 0-1 when he played them at Stamford Bridge last season. Prediction 1-1.
Sunday, August 14th: Arsenal v Liverpool, Sky Sports 1. Kick Off-4pm.
This is without doubt the standout fixture of the new season with Jurgen Klopp’s new look Liverpool taking on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side at the Emirates. The game promises to be high octane with plenty of chances for both sides. Liverpool will have plenty of new signings on show, including Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum Prediction 1-1.
Monday, August 15th: Chelsea v West Ham, Sky Sports 1. Kick Off-8pm.
Bitter rivals Chelsea and West Ham round off the opening weekend with new Blues boss Antonio Conte taking charge of his first ever Premier League match. Slaven Bilic’s men will not be easy for Chelsea, but new signing N’Golo Kante could prove the difference in midfield. Prediction 2-1.
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