French Ligue 1
AS MONACO VS OLYMPIQUE LYON
Leonardo Jardim’s team needs a good start. Lyon has a new rookie manager Sylvinho and finished third last season.
Monaco won their last 2 meetings at home. Lyon may have a better squad on paper. Both teams should get on the score sheet.
PREDICTION– 2-1 (Monaco win)
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN VS NIMES OLYMPIQUE
PSG are favourites. Nimes lost both league matches against PSG last season. Nimes lost their last warm-up game to Dijon.
PREDICTION – 3-1 (PSG win)
English Premier League
LIVERPOOL VS NORWICH CITY.
Liverpool is favoured to win this. Norwich returns to the premiership after a 3-year absence. Liverpool is on a 40-match unbeaten home run in the Premier League (30W, 10D) dating back to April 2017.
PREDICTION: 4-1 (Liverpool win – Reds win easily)
WEST HAM UNITED VS MANCHESTER CITY.
Manchester City may continue their winning run from last season. Won the FA Community Shield last weekend.
In their last meeting, Man City crushed West Ham 4-0.
PREDICTION: 3-1 (Man City to win)
MANCHESTER UNITED VS CHELSEA.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer versus new Chelsea boss – Frank Lampard. The Red Devils are on a five-game winless run. Lampard without Eden Hazard will find it tough starting. Man. U have a strong home record on opening day (19W, 6D, 1L)