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Premier League betting tips: City go to Spurs on opening weekend

| 16.06.2021

Preview and odds for the opening fixtures

The fixtures for the new season have been released so we’re taking an early look at some Premier League betting tips for the opening weekend of the 2021/22 campaign.

Here we analyse the best Premier League fixtures as the new EPL season gets under way in August.

Brentford v Arsenal

Brentford are back in the top flight for the first time in 75 years and start life in the Premier League with a London derby in front of their fans.

Arsenal are the visitors to the Brentford Community Stadium in what should be a great occasion for the Bees faithful, who have hardly been able to step foot inside the ground since it opened last year.

Brentford will be looking to maintain the momentum from their play-off final victory and are 5/2 to make a winning start, with Arsenal 4/5 to spoil the party.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Chelsea are another team going into the new season on a high after winning the Champions League with victory over Manchester City in the all-English final.

The challenge for Thomas Tuchel now is to compete with City over the course of a domestic season and the Blues are 1/4 to get off to a winning start.

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea will be a popular selection in Premier League betting tips on the first weekend of the new season

A new era begins for Crystal Palace after Roy Hodgson stepped down at the end of last season but the new man in charge has been handed a tough first test in the Premier League fixtures, with the Eagles heading to Stamford Bridge as 7/1 underdogs.

Manchester United v Leeds

When Leeds travelled to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in December, it was the first meeting between the clubs in nine years but they have been pitted against each other on the opening weekend to make it three matches in the space of eight months.

An eight-goal thriller was produced in the first encounter of last season, with Manchester United triumphing 6-2 before a stalemate took place at Elland Road.

On this occasion supporters from the two clubs will hopefully be in attendance for a game which could feel a throwback to yesteryears.

The Red Devils are clear favourites at 8/15 with Leeds 7/2 to make a dream start to their second season back in the EPL.

Norwich v Liverpool

Norwich are back in the Premier League for the second time in three seasons and once again face Liverpool on the opening weekend.

The Canaries travelled to Anfield on the opening day two years ago and – while this time they host Jurgen Klopp’s men in matchday one – it is still a tricky start.

The Carrow Road outfit have lost 12 of their last 14 games against the Reds, with their last victory on April 30 in 1994 but their German boss Daniel Farke will still remain positive in his efforts to get the better of his countryman.

Norwich are 11/2 to cause an upset with Liverpool 8/13 for the win.

Tottenham v Manchester City

Arguably the pick of the opening Premier League fixtures sees champions Manchester City go to Tottenham, with the subplot being that Harry Kane could potentially line up for the visitors.

Pep Guardiola’s side are among the clubs heavily linked with the England captain, who has made clear his ambition to win team trophies – something Spurs have failed to achieve since 2008.

Guardiola memorably labelled Tottenham the ‘Harry Kane team’ in 2017 but in a twist of fate, the striker could make his first appearance for his new club at his old stomping round if a move is forthcoming this summer.

City are 8/13 favourites while Spurs are 3/1 for the win but those odds are likely to change if a move materialises.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.