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Premier League Sunday Preview

The Premier League’s back so Super Sunday returns and the opening weekend has two cracking looking openers on Sunday.

The opening match sees Championship champions Newcastle United welcome Tottenham to St James’ Park in a mouthwatering contest.

The final game sees Jose Mourinho’s open the season at Old Trafford as they take on West Ham United.

See below for a run-down on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder and columnist Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey  together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with Ladbrokes’s William Geldart.

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Newcastle 13:30 Spurs
Sunday 13 August 2017
St. James’ Park
Live On  Sky Sports

TEAM NEWS: Newcastle are sweating over the fitness of Dwight Gayle and new midfielder Mikel Merino. Tottenham are without first choice full-backs Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier, and also Erik Lamela.
KEY FACT: Newcastle United have won only one opening match across their last nine league seasons
MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 4/1 Draw 14/5 Spurs 4/6
ANDY SAYS: Sorry to say this but I think Newcastle might sneak this one – 1-0
GRAEME SAYS: Newcastle are very hard to call, but they should be able grind out a draw – 1-1
Spurs win, and an easy win – 0-3
LADBROKES PICK: Over 2.5 goals @ 4/5
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Harry Kane is second best on the INDEX – under £6, still looks something of a bargain to us.

Man Utd 16:00 West Ham
Sunday 13 August 2017
Old Trafford
Live On Sky Sports

TEAM NEWS: Manchester United are without long-term victims Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young. Andy Carroll (groin), Manuel Lanzini (knee), Michail Antonio (hamstring) and Cheikhou Kouyate (knee) are all out for West Ham.
KEY FACT: Jose Mourinho has never lost a home match on a Sunday in all competitions in his managerial career
MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 3/10 Draw 4/1 West Ham 10/1
ANDY SAYS: I think United will win this but it won’t be easy – 1-0
GRAEME SAYS: Jose and Man United will begin the season in style with an easy win – 3-1
Few problems here for United, comfortable win – 3-0
LADBROKES PICK: First Goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku @ 11/4
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: We have to go with Romelu Lukaku – the INDEX’s top rated player at just under £7.

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