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Premier League tips: Opening weekend fixtures for August 11-13

Premier League tips for August 11-13

FootyOn writers pick out Premier League tips for August 11-13, one for each fixture of the 2017/18 season opening day.

The new campaign kicks off on Friday evening, with Community Shield and FA Cup holders Arsenal hosting 2015/16 top-flight champions Leicester City live on Sky Sports.

There are five TV games in total for fans and punters to enjoy, as Watford and Liverpool lock horns and new boys Brighton and Hove Albion battle Manchester City on Saturday.

While, Sunday clashes see Newcastle United and Tottenham go head-to-head, before Manchester United’s duel with West Ham United at Old Trafford.

Others such as defending champions Chelsea, Everton and Huddersfield Town feature in the Saturday 3pm kick-offs.

So, read on for our Premier League tips for August 11-13…

Friday

LIVE on Sky Sports PL & Main Event: Arsenal v Leicester City (19:45)

Fresh from their Community Shield penalty triumph over Chelsea, the Gunners will be in confident mood, and have beaten the Foxes by exactly one goal in each of their last four home meetings.

Chosen bet: Arsenal to win by 1 goal
Best price: 5/2 with Paddy Power

Saturday

LIVE on Sky Sports PL & Main Event: Watford v Liverpool (12:30)

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have had a favourable summer compared to some of the other top six clubs, bringing in Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke. But one of their stars last term, Sadio Mane, bagged a brace in a 6-1 smashing of the Hornets.

Chosen bet: Mane to score anytime
Best price: 7/4 with Paddy Power

Chelsea v Burnley (15:00)

It’s been well reported that Antonio Conte has been unhappy with Chelsea’s pre-season activity in the transfer market, and the Community Shield loss won’t have helped his frustrations. They’ve drawn two of their last three meetings with Burnley, so could that happen again?

Chosen bet: Draw
Best price: 11/2 with Paddy Power

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town (15:00)

Frank de Boer has been handed a favourable first fixture in his Eagles tenure, at home to Championship play-off winners Huddersfield. Thankfully for the hosts, star man Wilfried Zaha has a goal to his name against the Terriers, while he also netted in pre-season v Metz.

Chosen bet: Zaha to score anytime
Best price: 5/2 with Paddy Power

Everton v Stoke City (15:00)

The Toffees have spent big this summer, bringing in the likes of Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez, and have already shown their promise in pre-season and Europa League qualifying.

Chosen bet: Everton to win with -1 handicap
Best price: 15/8 with Sky Bet

Premier League tips for August 11-13: How will Rooney and co fare against Stoke?

Southampton v Swansea City (15:00)

Swansea survived relegation by the skin of their teeth last term, and have kept the majority of their team, though could face losing Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Saints also look unlikely to keep Virgil van Dijk. A draw is on the cards here.

Chosen bet: Draw
Best price: 29/10 with BetVictor

West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth (15:00)

Both these teams battled above their weight last term, finishing in the top 10 and just one point apart. It looks set to be a close tussle once more, with four of their last five meetings being won by just one goal.

Chosen bet: Winning margin is 1 goal
Best price: 5/4 with betway

LIVE on BT Sport 1: Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City (17:30)

City have had a positive summer, losing only to Man Utd but beating Real Madrid, Spurs and West Ham all by three-goal margins. Raheem Sterling netted in each of those victories, meanwhile.

Chosen bet: Sterling to score anytime
Best price: 12/5 with Paddy Power

Sunday

LIVE on Sky Sports PL & Main Event: Newcastle United v Tottenham (13:30)

The Toon are back in the big-time, and first host a team they beat in both 2015/16 PL fixtures. Spurs on the other hand have not strengthened their team at all, and have had a mixed pre-season in terms of results.

Chosen bet: Newcastle to win
Best price: 22/5 with BetVictor

LIVE on Sky Sports PL & Main Event: Manchester United v West Ham United (16:00)

To round off our Premier League tips for August 11-13, Javier Hernandez faces his former team Man Utd, who have had a very thorough pre-season. But it’s Red Devils new signing Romelu Lukaku who has nine goals against the Hammers – his most against any team – and the Belgian has been in good form during the summer too.

Chosen bet: Lukaku to score first
Best price: 11/4 with betway

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