At last, Premier League football is back! After one of the most thrilling transfer windows to date, with big-money moves and shock transfers completed, the division’s 20 teams are all ready to go head-to-head as they bid to win the league, qualify for European football or purely avoid relegation.
Fans up and down the country will be either glued to their televisions or stood in the stands and those looking for a bit of insight into the weekend’s fixtures, which include televised games featuring Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, can read the thoughts of Anfield favourite and BonusCodeBets ambassador John Barnes below.
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West Ham v Manchester City
It didn’t take long for Manchester City to get their hands on another trophy, getting the better of Liverpool on penalties to lift the Community Shield thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ decisive spot kick. The Citizens face another trip to London this weekend as they kick off their Premier League campaign with a visit to the London Stadium to take on a recently-strengthened West Ham.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have signed Sébastien Haller and Pablo Fornals this summer but although they are likely to trouble a number of defences, their backline is still conceding goals too freely.
John Barnes’ Prediction: West Ham 1-2 Manchester City
The Bonus Code Bets ambassador expects the Citizens to kick off the season with a win
Tottenham v Aston Villa
Tottenham fell just short in last season’s Champions League final and manager Mauricio Pochettino subsequently decided to splash the cash on midfield reinforcement Tanguy Ndombélé. The French international, who signed from Lyon, cost the north London side in excess of £50million and has already built a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting box-to-box midfielders.
Premier League new boys Aston Villa certainly aren’t lacking in bravery when it comes to investing, but despite spending close to £100m, they may still need some time to truly gel.
John Barnes’ Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa
The Bonus Code Bets ambassador believes the Premier League new boys could struggle.
Manchester United v Chelsea
Manchester United failed in their quest for Champions League football last season but it hasn’t hindered the Red Devils’ spending – with £85m defender Harry Maguire the latest to arrive. But while United are strengthening their squad as they try to close the gap on the top four, Chelsea were dealt a major blow when Eden Hazard finally pushed through his move to Real Madrid.
Neither side look capable of challenging Manchester City or Liverpool at the top of the table, but qualification for the Champions League and a cup run should be enough to please both sides.
John Barnes’ Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea
The Bonus Code Bets ambassador can’t split the two sides
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