The much awaited new Premier League season gets underway this season with Manchester United returning as defending champions, this time under the guidance of David Moyes.
There is of course the welcome return of Jose Mourinho to Chelsea whilst Manchester City have had a busy close season and are now under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini.
Hull City will hope to provide as much entertainment as they did last time they were in the Premier League, with Cardiff and Crystal palace both joining them from the Championship.
Liverpool v Stoke City
The first match of the weekend is the Saturday lunchtime kick-off as Stoke City visit Anfield to play Liverpool. Mark Hughes will be wanting to kick off his spell in charge at the Potters in the best way possible with an opening day win.
However, Brendan Rogers has been very busy over the summer and has brought in Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and still have the services of want-away striker Luis Suarez.
The Reds are favourites to win the game and are 4/9 on with Paddy Power whilst William Hill provide the best odds on a Stoke win at 9/1. The game is also the first live Premier League match to be shown on BT Sport 1 and kicks off at 12:45pm.
Swansea City v Manchester United
After success in the Community Shield against Wigan Athletic on Sunday, David Moyes comes into his first competitive match in charge of Manchester United with a potential banana-skin away at Swansea.
Michael Laudrup’s side had a fantastic season last time round, eventually finishing ninth but secured their first piece of major silverware with the Capital One Cup final win over Bradford City. They have also manager to retain the services of talismanic midfielder Michu who should prove an invaluable player again this season.
In the corresponding fixture last year, Swansea held the champions to a 1-1 draw and Paddy Power provide the best odds on the points being shared again at 5/2. Bet 365 have a Manchester United win at 11/10 whilst Betfred offer the best odds on a Swansea win at 3/1. This game kicks off at 5:30 and is live on Sky Sports 1.
Chelsea v Hull City
Stamford Bridge will be bouncing on Sunday afternoon to mark the return of ‘The Special One’ who returns to the Blues following spells at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Steve Bruce’s Hull will be hoping to spoil the party though with their return to the top flight after three seasons in the Championship. The east Yorkshire side have been in the news more recently with their proposed name change to Hull City Tigers, much to the distaste of the majority of supporters.
Premier League Outrights
The three aforementioned sides are all currently stacked very closely in the bookies Premier League outright odds lists.
A whole range of outlets are offering odds of 9/4 on Manchester City and Chelsea lifting the title whilst Manchester United are available at 11/4 with Bet 365.
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