Lukaku to flatten Hammers
United and Spurs expected to bank the points
The first instalment of this season’s Super Sunday takes place this weekend, and what a line-up we have ahead of us. It’s an all-action start for football punters and armchair fans as Sky Sports screen two mouth-watering fixtures.
Newcastle United return to the head table, but there’s to be no settling in period for The Magpies, as they’ve been handed a tough opening match at home vs last season’s runners up. Tottenham bosses have come under fire for their lack of progress in the transfer window. Is this the best time to play them?
Manchester United, one of the pre-season favourites to lift the title, get going when inviting West Ham to Old Trafford, and with Mexican hot-shot, and former United striker, Javier Hernandez camped in the away dressing room, this one will be interesting,
Tottenham out for revenge after 5-1 mauling
Newcastle don’t stand much chance of getting off the mark on Sunday with a win, if our traders are to be believed, but it’ll be an emotional day at St James’ Park, with the hosts fired up and determined to pull off an upset. Let’s not forget they won 5-1 when last hosting Spurs back in May 2016, and did that with just 10-men on the pitch.
A home win can be given a chance at our bulky 21/5. A lot has changed since that hammering – at both clubs – and Tottenham will fancy a bit of revenge on Sunday. Each of the last three meetings of these sides has seen both teams find the net and sticking with that is an option in your accumulators at 4/5. Fancy a bit more? Why not take a chance on both to score in a Tottenham win? 12/5 is your prize if that one comes good.
Lukaku to mark his debut with a goal
Top of the bill goes in the form of a Manchester vs London clash at the Theatre of Dreams. Jose Mourinho is ready to throw in newbies Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, hoping that both men can hit the ground running. The benefit of signing players from Premier League rivals is that they know just what is expected of them on Saturday. Lukaku scored against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in midweek, and you can back him at 11/4 to strike first here.
West Ham have a couple of fresh faces themselves, and Javier Hernandez is sure to come in for some special treatment at the home of his previous employers. Little Pea scored 37 goals in the red of United, so knows how to perform at this venue, and he remains a favourite with local fans. That could all change if he gets on the scoresheet here. Hernandez is a 16/5 shot to net at any time, or 10/1 to score first.