The Premier League fixtures were announced today and we have a preview on each of the opening weekends games!
Even though it feels like the Premier League has just finished, the fixtures for the 20/21 season have been announced today. The first set of games will take place on the September 12th, with some really interesting games getting us underway.
Man United and Man City will not play this opening weekend to due playing in the Champions League and Europa Leauge. As such the Premier League have given them 3o days rest and they will play after the opening weekend, with a date to be confirmed.
Chelsea and Wolves both played in the European competitions but neither got as far as United and City. They will take part in the opening week of fixtures but on Monday 14th September.
This Premier League season is also going to be five weeks shorts and not include a winter break. The final day of the season will take place on May 23rd.
Opening Day Premier League Fixtures
Odds correct at the time of publishing.
Crystal Palace (7/4) vs Southampton (6/4)
The Saints travel to Selhurst Park for their first game of the season. Not the most exciting game, however, one both sides will think they can take points from. Last season, Southampton finished above Palace in the table and also beat them at Selhurst Park. We think this game all depends on what happens with Zaha. He contributed to nine of the 31 goals they scored last season. If he plays we think it’ll be a draw priced at 2/1, if not a Southampton win at 6/4.
Fulham (7/2) vs Arsenal (8/13)
The newly-promoted side welcomes Arsenal on the opening day in a London derby. Fulham would have hoped for a smaller club on their first game back in the top flight. Arteta looks to be doing some good business having just brought in Willian, and a centreback on the way apparently. We see The Gunners getting off to a good start and taking all three points.
Liverpool (1/4) vs Leeds (15/2)
The game of the weekend is going to be this one. The Premier League champions vs The Championship champions. Liverpool and Leeds are two huge clubs with a rivalry with each other as well as a shared hatred for Man United. Both sides will be well up for this, but we don’t see anything other than Liverpool starting the season off with three points.
Spurs (4/5) vs Everton (3/1)
This is going to be a tough tie to call. Even though Everton are at 3/1, they will still put up a tough fight. They are looking at making some signings currently, which they are desperate for. Spurs won 1-0 in this fixture last season which will give them the confidence of winning again. We think due to this and Spurs having the better squad, Mourinho will get three points on the first day.
West Brom (11/4) vs Leicester (4/5)
The Baggies take on The Foxes on their return to the Premier League. Leicester looked very good last season up until the break. After this, they fell apart and a lot of this was due to injuries. Rodgers’ side will have a fully fit squad though in time for the new season. Leicester should have enough to beat West Brom on the opening day and try and make up for last seasons disappointing end.
West Ham (EVS) vs Newcastle (12/5)
When the two sides met last season, Steve Bruce’s side won 3-2. However, West Ham were in a tough phase of the season and weren’t playing their best. Towards the end of the campaign though, Moyes’ side played a lot better and managed to stay up. Neither side will want to get the season off to a bad start and we think it’ll end all square which is priced at 9/4.
Brighton (15/4) vs Chelsea (4/6)
Last season this one ended as a 1-1 draw, with Brighton ruining the start of the New Year for Chelsea with a late equaliser. This season though, we don’t see that being the case at all. Chelsea have done some fantastic business this summer bringing in Werner and Ziyech. There are rumours of more new faces coming as well. Due to this Lampard and ourselves will be expecting Chelsea to beat Brighton on the opening day.
Sheffield United (23/10) vs Wolves (6/5)
Two of last seasons surprise packages face each other on the first day. Sheffield United will be gutted to have found out that Dean Henderson won’t be coming back for another season. The shot-stopper is looking to stay at Old Trafford and fight De Gea for the number one spot. At Bramall Lane last season this ended a draw and we can’t see it being any different this season both of these teams are very well organised and will cancel each other out at 2/1.