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Joelinton scores for Newcastle against Tottenham1

Joelinton lifts the Toon gloom

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Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring for Wolves against Burnley at Molineux3

Raul rescues a point for Wolves

Burnley were denied an impressive win at Molineux as Raul Jimenez scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty to give Wolves a 1-1 draw.

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Paper Talk: PSG target Zaha

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Bristol City (to beat Birmingham)

Bristol City weren't given a kick in their opening game defeat by Leeds, but they are unlikely to face such a good side on such good form often and will expect to still be pushing for the Sky Bet Championship play-offs. They've reacted to that defeat by buying impressively this week, including striker Benik Afobe.

Birmingham earned an impressive first win at Brentford, but they were hammered in that game in truth and scored with their only shot of the match. In mid-week a heavily changed side were beaten 3-0 by Sky Bet League One outfit Portsmouth.

West Brom (to beat Millwall)

West Brom began life under Slaven Bilic with a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest and since have boosted their ranks with four additions, including Charlie Austin and Matheus Pereira. Bilic knows The Baggies must be better at home this season and will have targeted this as the perfect stage to set a high example. Millwall have rebuilt their squad and gained a good opening day victory, but they were dominated on their own patch by Preston in reality.

Gillingham (to beat Burton)

Gillingham, under the much loved Steve Evans - cough - opened their season with a solid draw at last season's play-off semi finalists Doncaster. On home soil, Evans will be confident of their first victory of the campaign against a Burton side that were defeat by The Gills twice last season and lost on the opening day to Ipswich. In fact, Nigel Clough's side have only won one of their last five Sky Bet League One matches.

Blackpool (to beat Southend)

Southend avoided relegation on goal difference last term and their summer recruitment does not point to a massive improvement this time around. Blackpool have their feel good factor back with new owners and Simon Grayson returning as manager. They beat Bristol Rovers on the opening weekend, while Southend lost to homeless Coventry, where they managed just one shot on target. Expect Blackpool to have a big travelling support this season, which should aid their away performances.

Southend have won just four times in 2019, with two of those back in January. Yes it is a new season, but losing is a hard habit to kick.

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Most Read Football

Joelinton scores for Newcastle against Tottenham1

Joelinton lifts the Toon gloom

Joelinton's goal stunned Spurs as Newcastle lifted some of the gloom around Steve Bruce with a hard-fought 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Sporting Life picks out the top five events or fixtures of the week not to be missed2

Five for the week: Aug 26-Sep 1

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Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring for Wolves against Burnley at Molineux3

Raul rescues a point for Wolves

Burnley were denied an impressive win at Molineux as Raul Jimenez scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty to give Wolves a 1-1 draw.

Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours4

Paper Talk: PSG target Zaha

Paris Saint-Germain are planning a shock £100m move for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha - get all the latest from Sunday's back pages.

We celebrate the best bets that have come in over weekend5

Weekend Winners: Ebor extra strong

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