After ending last season on almost 100 points' profit in the Premier League, our experts return for the opening weekend to select a tip for every fixture.
2pts Over 11.5 corners in West Ham v Man City at 6/4 (Unibet)
1.5pt Bruno Fernandes to have 2+ shots on target in Man Utd v Brighton at 9/4 (Sky Bet)
1pt Under 2.5 Goals in Leicester v Brentford at 11/10 (bet365, Unibet, Boylesports)
By Liam Kelly (@LiamKellyTTA)
You'd have to believe Brentford's attacking output will take a hit with Christian Eriksen not re-signing, but I feel comfortable in thinking Thomas Frank's defence can step up and stay in plenty of games, especially with a full preparation for a season opener on the road.
UNDER 2.5 GOALS is the 11/10 selection for this strangely scheduled match-up, albeit with small stakes.
Most likely posted at odds-against as a result of Leicester's dire defensive performance last season, allowing the third most xGA in the top tier, there's reason to think Brendan Rodgers can expect better from that unit this term.
Score prediction: Leicester 1-1 Brentford (Sky Bet odds: 6/1)
Odds correct 1700 BST (04/08/22)
By James Cantrill (@JimmyThePunt)
BRUNO FERNANDES has been the bane of Brighton. In his last five league appearances against Graham Potter’s side the Portuguese playmaker has found the net four times and registered two assists. In those fixtures, he has racked up a total of 16 shots, 11 of which have hit the target.
Sky Bet's boosted price for him to register 2+ SHOTS ON TARGET would have clicked in four of those fixtures which is why the 9/4 appeals, though it is worth noting that's only a shade longer than Betfair are generally pricing it.
Over the course of his career, Fernandes has averaged over three shots per 90 and with Cristiano Ronaldo unlikely to feature from the off, he could also resume penalty duty.
Score prediction: Manchester United 2-2 Brighton (Sky Bet odds: 16/1)
Odds correct 1530 BST (04/08/22)
By Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22)
The one area where both of these teams contributed last season was corners, with West Ham often playing their part in many games - including against those at the very top.
David Moyes' men averaged 5.3 corners taken per game, with City going at a much higher - and league-leading - 8.32. It's therefore unsurprising that there were 13 corners in their league meeting at the London Stadium and 12 at the Etihad.
Add in the 11 taken in their Carabao Cup contest and it is 36 corners across three games, meaning the 6/4 on OVER 11.5 CORNERS provides appeal in this contest.
It helps that City could cover this bet themselves as they have done in the past. It may not be as dominant as that - although it's always worth remembering when Pep Guardiola's men are involved.
Score prediction: West Ham 1-3 Manchester City (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)
Odds correct at 1525 BST (04/08/22)
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