Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle United predictions and betting tips

Two promoted sides will go head-to-head as Huddersfield Town host Newcastle United at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Following their emphatic 3-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend, the Terriers must be feeling confident ahead of their first home game in Premier League. However, manager Chris Hughton would need to make sure that this confidence doesn’t turn into complacency, something which Magpies winger Matt Richie touched upon in his interview prior to the game. The Magpies didn’t really enjoy the same fortune as they lost 2-0…

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Stoke City vs Arsenal predictions and betting tips

The Gunners averted their usual start-of-the-season crisis as they twice come from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3 last Friday night. They will now travel to Britannia Stadium to take on their bogey side Stoke City. The Potters were defeated by Everton 1-0 on the weekend, and they will be looking forward to earning their first points of the season in front of the home crowd. Potters were the second-best team on the day as Wayne Rooney earned all three points for the Toffees. However, Mark Hughes’ side will take…

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Southampton vs West Ham United predictions and betting tips

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Southampton will host West Ham United at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. The Saints struggled to score goals last season, and judging by their performance in the opening weekend, their problem still exists. Despite dominating the possession, the Saints could only manage two shots on target in the goalless draw at Swansea on Saturday. The Hammers were even more dreadful in their 4-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. None of the summer signings – Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Joe Hart – managed to make any kind of…

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace predictions and betting tips

The start of the new season didn’t go as planned for Liverpool as they conceded an injury-time equalizer against Watford. The Reds will now attempt to properly kick-start their league campaign against their bogey side Crystal Palace at Anfield. The Eagles didn’t make an impressive start to the new season either as they suffered arguably the worst result of the opening weekend in the form of a 3-0 defeat to newcomers Huddersfield at Selhurst Park. Barcelona’s pursuit of Philippe Coutinho has overshadowed the Merseyside club in the last few weeks,…

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Leicester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion predictions and betting tips

2014-15 champions Leicester City will take on league newcomers Brighton at King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. The Foxes lost 4-3 to Arsenal in the opening game of the season despite leading twice in the game. Meanwhile, the Seagulls fought bravely against Manchester City at home, but they were undone by two late goals. This will be the first Premier League meeting between these two sides, and there is no doubt that the Foxes would be the favourites to pick up all three points. Keep reading our preview for best…

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Burnley vs West Bromwich predictions and betting tips

Burnley produced the shock of the opening weekend when they defeated Chelsea 3-2 on Saturday. The Clarets were notoriously terrible on the road last season, and no one would have seen them getting three points at the home of the current champions. They return to the comforts of Turf Moor this weekend to take on West Brom. The Baggies have also started their new campaign on a victorious note as summer-signing Ahmed Mehgazi scored a header to help them to a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Continue reading our…

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AFC Bournemouth vs Watford predictions and betting tips

Bournemouth will look to put first points of the season on board when they host Watford at Vitality Stadium on Saturday. The Cherries lost 1-0 at West Brom on the opening weekend of the season. Meanwhile, the Hornets, who ended the last season with a run of six consecutive defeats, have made an impressive start to life under new manager Marco Silva. The London side pulled up a shock as they held Liverpool to a 3-3 draw in their opening game of the season. The Cherries ended the last season…

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Swansea City vs Manchester United predictions and betting tips

Manchester United will be hoping to build up on their impressive start to the new season when they travel to Swansea for a Saturday afternoon kick-off. United eased to a 4-0 win over West Ham in their season opener, but they would be prepared for a fight against the Swans, who have been a tough opponent for them in the recent years. The Welsh side, who opened the season with a goalless draw at Southampton, will also be up for their first home game of the season. Ahead of the…

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Arsenal will allow Oxlade-Chamberlain to join Chelsea

Alexis Sanchez has attracted the major headlines at Arsenal this summer, but he is not the only player whose future at the North London club is hanging in balance currently. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another one who has only one year left on his deal with the Gunners and has been linked with an exit from the club this summer. According to multiple reports, Chamberlain has turned down a new deal from the Gunners and he wants to join a club where he can play in his preferred midfield position on…

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Mourinho must be licking his lips as Paul Pogba finally played like a £90m player

Paul Pogba was already considered among the world’s best midfielders when he rejoined Manchester United in a record £90m move from Juventus last summer. By the time he was 23, Pogba was already a vital cog in one of the best teams in Europe in Juventus, and when he joined United, his arrival was greeted with jubilation from United fans. However, Pogba’s first season back in England was far from a success and he attracted a lot of criticism as he failed to find any consistency in his game. As…

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Hamilton v Dundee predictions and betting tips

Hamilton v Dundee predictions Hamilton Academical welcome Dundee to the SuperSeal Stadium on 12/08/17 as both sides look to bounce back from opening day defeats. Hamilton lost 2-0 away to Aberdeen last time out, whereas Dundee were surprised with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Ross County. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.   Both sides have had disappointing openings to the campaign thus far and both will likely be more concerned with not losing the game. I’m expecting this to be a…

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Kilmarnock v Hearts predictions and betting tips

Kilmarnock v Hearts predictions Kilmarnock face Hearts at Rugby Park on 12/08/17 as both sides look to bounce back from opening day losses in the Scottish Premiership. Killie went down 2-1 at home to St. Johnstone in their season opener, while Hearts were beaten convincingly by Celtic, who romped to a 4-1 victory at Celtic Park. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.   Both teams have made very disappointing starts to their respective campaign and both will see this as a real chance to…

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St Johnstone v Motherwell predictions and betting tips

Ross County v Aberdeen predictions Ross County host Aberdeen at the Global Energy Stadium on 12/08/17 as both teams look to make it two wins from two games in the Scottish Premiership. The hosts picked up a 2-1 win away to Dundee last time out, whereas Aberdeen cruised to a 2-0 victory at home to Hamilton. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.   Ross County finished last season strongly at home but face a side in Aberdeen who should possess too much quality for…

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St Johnstone v Motherwell predictions and betting tips

St Johnstone v Motherwell predictions St. Johnstone face Motherwell at McDiarmid Park on 12/08/17 in a meeting of two sides who had contrasting opening Scottish Premiership fixtures. St. Johnstone enjoyed a 2-1 victory away to Kilmarnock on the opening day of the season, while Motherwell fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Rangers. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.   St. Johnstone finished last season in excellent form at home, winning four of their final six, whereas Motherwell won just one of…

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Rangers v Hibernian predictions and betting tips

Rangers v Hibernian predictions Rangers host Hibernian at Ibrox on 12/08/17 as both teams look to maintain their 100% start to the Scottish Premiership season. Rangers kicked off their league campaign with a 2-1 win away to Motherwell, while Hibs marked their return to the top flight with a 3-1 success over Partick Thistle at Easter Road. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.   Still at an extremely early stage of the season, it’s still tough to predict where exactly these sides will end…

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Partick Thistle v Celtic predictions and betting tips

Partick Thistle v Celtic predictions Partick Thistle host Celtic at Firhill Stadium on 11/08/17 as the away side look to continue their 100% start to the domestic season. Both teams enjoyed comfortable wins in the League Cup in midweek, as Partick took down St Johnstone 3-0 away from home and Celtic romped past Kilmarnock with a 5-0 victory. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.   Early sightings of Celtic prove they show no sign of slowing from last season’s emphatic title victory and…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough predictions, betting tips and preview

Wolves will be aiming to put their disappointing last season behind them when they welcome Middlesbrough at the Molineux Stadium for the opening round of the new Championship season. Wolverhampton come into this tie on the back of an excellent 1-0 home win over the Premier League side Leicester City in a friendly game last weekend thanks to a second-half goal from Ivan Cavaleiro. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough beat Augsburg 2-1 thanks to goals from Martin Braithwaite and Adam Forshaw. Below we will take you through everything you need to know and…

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Arsenal v Chelsea – Community Shield Preview

Perceived as the unofficial curtain raiser to the start of the season, this year’s Community Shield sees a repeat of the last club match hosted at Wembley Stadium as FA Cup holders Arsenal take on defeated finalists and Premier League champions Chelsea. Indeed, this is the second occasion in the past three seasons in which these two clubs have met in the week before the season. In 2015, it was Arsenal who came out on top, as an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain strike proved to be enough to seal a 1-0 victory,…

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Leicester reject £20m Gray offer

Leicester City have rejected a £20m bid from Premier League rivals Bournemouth for winger Demarai Gray, according to Sky Sports. The 21-year-old, who earned a Premier League winners medal in 2016, has grown frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities at the King Power Stadium after starting just nine league games last season. He has made 55 appearances in total for the Foxes, scoring twice since joining from Birmingham City in January 2016 and manager Craig Shakespeare says he will be given the chance to show what he can do…

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Swansea continuing talks over Sigurdsson transfer

Swansea City manager Paul Clement says the club are in talks with another club over the potential transfer of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton and Leicester City have both shown interest in signing the 27-year-old playmaker this summer, with the former submitting two bids in excess of £40m already this summer, albeit to no avail as of yet. With just a week-and-a-half until the start of the new Premier League season, Clement is keen for the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible so his squad can be prepared for…

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Sturridge eases injury fears

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has played down fears over his fitness after being forced off during his side’s 3-0 defeat of Bayern Munich with a thigh problem. The 27-year-old replaced Mohamed Salah midway through the second half and got his name on the scoresheet with a superb chip – but appeared to injure himself in the process of netting Liverpool’s third goal of the night. Although he attempted to continue playing, manager Jurgen Klopp elected to take no risks with the forward, bringing on Dominic Solanke for the closing minutes.…

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Neymar given permission to miss Barcelona training

Barcelona forward Neymar has been given permission to miss training ahead of a potential move to Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants all summer, with PSG showing the heaviest interest, along with the greatest financial reward, with the reported fee standing at just under £200m. Once completed, the transfer will become the most expensive of all-time, blowing out the record sum set last summer when Paul Pogba moved from Juventus to Manchester United for £89m.   Sky Sports…

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Iheanacho having Leicester medical ahead of £25m move

Kelechi Iheanacho is poised to have a medical at Leicester City ahead of his £25 million move from Manchester City. The striker would become the Foxes fourth signing of this window, joining defender Harry Maguire, Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra and goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic. Boss Craig Shakespeare had previously admitted his desire to sign the 20-year-old and it looks like he will get his man to bolster an already impressive strike force. The completion of the transfer was initially disrupted by contractual issues but these have since been resolved. The Nigerian…

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