Arsenal will open the 2020/21 Premier League season on Saturday with a short time out throughout city to West London to face newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The 12:30PM kickoff sees Mikel Arteta’s side return to action after lifting the FA Cup just remaining month, following the coronavirus pandemic which pressured the closing season to be extended.
However, the Gunners will hope to commence the season on a brilliant observe having executed the signings of defenders Pablo Mari and Gabriel Megalhaes from Flamengo and Lille respectively, while sealing some other season-long load deal for midfielder Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid.
Fulham, on their part, will hope they can sting their extra illustrious traffic and start their return to the Premier League with a win.
However, the stats do no longer favour them.
In the ultimate six meetings between both aspects in all competitions, Arsenal have gained five while the different one ended in a draw. Arsenal have also scored at least twice in four of those meetings.
The Gunners can be said to be in outstanding form having beaten Chelsea to win the FA Cup and Liverpool to win the Community Shield, both interior the ultimate two months.
Fulham, however, beat Brentford in the Championship playoff closing game to impervious a return to the Premier League.
In mild of these, there is most probable going to be extra than one aim in this fixture.
Betpay gives odds of 1.75 for each groups to score and odds of 4.25 for over 1.5 desires over each halves. With the expectation of extra than one intention in this fixture, that represents a exceedingly excessive number.
PREDICTION: Fulham 1-3 Arsenal and Betpay gives odds of 1.55 for an Arsenal win, so you can also want to stake on that.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton
Still in London, Crystal Palace welcome Southampton to Selhurst Park for their Premier League opener. Last season, Palace struggled at home as they accumulated 23 factors from a viable fifty seven handy and scored the fewest quantity of desires at domestic in the league with just 15. Although they purely conceded 20 goals, their bad scoring file resulted in lots of dropped points.
Betpay presents odds of 2.05 for beneath 1.5 desires at full time.
PREDICTION: Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton and you can stake on odds of 3.20 for a draw on Betpay.
Liverpool vs Leeds
Elsewhere, Liverpool’s 4 season-opening Premier League suits played below Jürgen Klopp have been often profitable (W3, D1), with all featuring at least 4 complete desires (5.5 on average), and Liverpool scoring at least three goals. Two of those 4 have been domestic matches, where Liverpool led by at least two desires at half time on each occasions.
Unbeaten in the closing fifty nine PL matches held at Anfield (W48, D11), the ‘Reds’ are presently on a 17-match triumphing streak in the PL against newly promoted sides.
Thirteen (76.47%) of those have been received with at least a two-goal margin, and 12 have been victories ‘to nil’. In ten of these wins, meanwhile, Liverpool had been absolutely dominant from the off, leading at half-time and scoring in each halves.
Leeds United are lower back at the pinnacle level after sixteen years of hurt, and as they did in 1990 (W 3-2), commence a top-flight campaign as newcomers on Merseyside.
Ambitious below Marcelo Bielsa, they won the Championship in emphatic fashion, conceding the fewest goals of all (0.76 on common per match) and completed the season with six straight wins, across which they conceded simply two goals.
Away from home, meanwhile, Leeds had been the Championship’s top scorers with 1.61 goals scored per match.
This is in reality a recreation that guarantees so a good deal and anticipated dreams and on Betpay, there are odds of 1.85 for both groups to score.
PREDICTION: Liverpool 3-2 Leeds. You can stake on Betpay for both teams to score over 1.5 desires with odds of 3.40 and a Liverpool win of 1.30.
West Ham vs Newcastle
Back to London, West Ham United will be hoping to improve upon their current Premier League opening day record, having misplaced the curtain-raiser in each of their final 4 seasons, losing to-nil by means of 4 dreams on three occasions. However, they had been fast starters normal closing term, having outscored league opponents on a 4:1 ratio (GF 8, GA 2) interior the first 15 minutes of play.
Hammers boss David Moyes especially loves going through Steve Bruce, as he has misplaced only two (W10, D7) of the previous 19 managerial H2H meetings. However, the Scotsman has only been successful in four of his remaining 12 conferences against Newcastle United (W4, D4, L4).
Newcastle have fared even worse in opening day fixtures, as it is seven barring triumphing for the ‘Magpies’ (D1, L6). Five of the six defeats noticed them fail to score. Scoring desires is an ongoing issue, as ultimate season noticed them end as the PL’s fourth-lowest scorers. Furthermore, they failed to score in 34.21% of their league contests.
This looks like a low-scoring recreation if at all goals are to be recorded. Betpay has West Ham to win on 2.10 odds, a draw on 3.45 and a Newcastle win on 3.45 .
PREDICTION: West Ham 1-0 Newcastle and you can locate odds of 3.20 for under 1.5 goals.
West Brom vs Leicester
Off to the West Midlands we go where West Bromwich Albion have now completed their fifth advertising to the Premier League – extra than any different membership – but if they want to remain up they have to improve on the league-high 26 points they dropped from triumphing positions in the course of their closing top-flight campaign.
The PL ‘newcomers’ will have to enhance on their draw-rate too, after choosing up 17 draws in the second-tier final time period – greater than any different facet promoted to the PL considering 1995/96. They have, however, drawn just one of their previous ten first home video games of a new top-flight campaign (W4, D1, L5)
Leicester City have received their final four PL journeys to this venue – their joint-best away H2H streak towards any side in this opposition – so will probably travel right here with confidence. They are, however, winless in their closing four opening away matches of a new league marketing campaign (D1, L3), but did win two of their three PL away games towards newly promoted opposition in 2019/20.
PREDICTION: West Brom 0-2 Leicester. Betpay is imparting odds of 1.95 for a Leicester win, 3.60 for a draw and 3.90 for a West Brom win. As predicted, there are odds of 4.75 for over 1.5 desires .
Tottenham vs Everton
With so little time from the cease of the 2019-20 season to the begin of this new campaign, it is uncertain what structure the teams will be in heading into this contest, given the condensed pre-season schedule.
Of Tottenham’s 4 friendlies, they received their first three – beating Ipswich Town, Reading and Birmingham – earlier than dropping the final in shape 2-1 to Championship outfit Watford.
As for Everton, they have solely had a couple of games to prepare for the new campaign, drawing with Blackpool earlier than beating Preston North End, but there have been positives to take from both encounters.
It would be no surprise to see each teams begin the season slowly and with followers still no longer existing at stadia, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lack of ecosystem may also proceed to have an have an effect on on the players.
Of the remaining three meetings, two of those have ended in attracts – 2-2 in May 2019 and 1-1 in November of the identical year – and any other share of the spoils ought to be on the cards this Sunday.
PREDICTION: Tottenham 1-1 Everton. Find odds of 3.65 for a draw on Betpay and 4.80 for over 1.5 goals.
Sheffield vs Wolves
Sheffield United have solely managed to win one of their previous six maiden league suits of the season (D1, L4), which was once also the only time they were leading at HT.
Furthermore, only two of their first ten Premier League (PL) clashes remaining season featured over 2.5 goals, which has been the case in nine of the ultimate 12 H2Hs too.
Chris Wilder’s side acquired a joint-league low one PL penalty final season, so they don’t get plenty assist from officials. Two of the final 4 H2Hs noticed a purple card though, so the referee can also properly be busy here, even though the ‘Blades’ ended remaining season receiving 2 yellow cards in just one of their last 4 games.
Wolverhampton Wanderers tour here unbeaten in their opening league in shape due to the fact 2012/13 (W3, D4). They’ve only conceded one second-half purpose at some stage in that time, but netted simply three times after the 60th minutes themselves. Also, all three wins came by a one-goal margin.
The traffic haven’t scored in their closing two visits to Bramall Lane (L2), and although they failed to score in 5 PL away fixtures remaining season, the different 4 got here to top-five clubs. In fact, solely three of their 15 PL victories ultimate term got here versus top-half opposition (D8, L7). However they typically end video games strongly, and Wolves possessed the third-best PL second-half record last season (SH: W18, D17, L3).
PREDICTION: Sheffield 1-1 Wolves. Betpay is presenting odds of 2.95 for a draw and 6.75 for over 1.5 goal s.
Brighton vs Chelsea