Thursday, August 11, 2016

EPL 2016/17 - Week1

Hull v/s Leicester - Away
Burnley v/s Swansea - Away
Crystal Palace v/s West Brom - Home
Everton v/s Spurs - Home
Middlesbrough v/s Stoke - Home
Southampton v/s Watford - Draw
Man City v/s Sunderland - Home
Bournemouth v/s Man Utd _ Away
Arsenal v/s Liverpool - Away
Chelsea v/s West Ham - Home

Caution is the name of the game on every debut week; there is really no form book to get an inkling of the readiness of the teams. The pre-season friendlies can be misguiding. But Guardiola's first game looks something within his grasp as Sunderland visit the Etihaad. The Black Cats are under new manager Moyes and the Scot is bound to have a period of adjustment before getting to know his team. Class should tell here and with the non-negligible home advantage, Man City are heavily favored in this one.

I also like Man Utd's chances as they visit Bournemouth. They lost this fixture last year but this means nothing this season. Mourinho will be keen to start on a positive note and since I don't see the Cherries as having a better season than the last, I think the Red Devils are fully capable of getting full points here.

As value, Livepool might be the best pick of the week. Arsenal are short in the central defending position and the Kops have definitely in them to shock Arsene's team.

Win: Man City, Man Utd,
Value pick: Liverpool

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