English Premier League: Match Day 1 Preview
The world toughest and biggest league, English premier league about to kick off on 12th of August. The match day one offering exciting matches and we can expect action pack drama on the first match day of the brand new season. EPL will be in its 27th season and We will witness two new sides who have never played in the top flight football in England on display. Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town will be making their debut in the Premier League. Newcastle United FC will return to the premier league after a season in the second division.

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The first match of the day of season expected to provide some good matches and we at SportsNTalks have brought of the preview of all the 10 matches of the match day one. 

Arsenal FC vs Leicester City

Arsen Wenger side always produces good results in the first half of the season, they already show it this season in Community shield triumph over Chelsea. Wenger has finally signed a striker, Alexandre Lacazette, who could produce goals for his team. The French striker comes with huge reputations of being a genuine goal scorer, he will be looking forward to making his premier league debut this Saturday.
Leicester City after their historic triumph in 2015/16 season struggled following year. They at one point were close to the relegation zone. Jammie Vardy and Riyaz Mahrez has stepped up and taken responsibility to show the world that Leicester was not just a fluke but they are genuinely good side and good players. 
The last season when these two sides met in the premier league, Arsenal came victorious with the 1-0 victory. We expect a close match this Saturday, Arsenal will be favorite in the match. 

Prediction: Arsenal FC 2 – 0 Leicester City 

Watford vs Liverpool 

Watford will host Liverpool at Vicarage Road, Watford last season barely survived in the premier league and going by their form against Liverpool FC they are bound to struggle in the match. Last season Liverpool did double on the Watford. 
At Vicarage Road Watford lost 0-1 to the reds but the 6-1 thrashing at the hands of the same opponent will be at the back of their minds. Mohammed Salah most likely will be making his debut for the Liverpool FC. It will be interesting to see of Jorgen Khlupp use Brazilian star Phillippe Coutinho who is rumored to be joining Barcelona FC later this week. 

Prediction: Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool 

Everton vs Stoke City 

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This match will be special for many reasons for Everton fans, Everton has enjoyed decent success against Stoke City in last few matches but the main reason why this match will be special for the return of Wayne Rooney. The Toffees will welcome Rooney who was part of the Everton youth system before moving to Manchester United. Stoke City will be having the sigh of relief with the absence of Lukaku who has moved to Manchester United. This should be keenly contested match with two equal teams. 

Prediction: Everton 2 – 1 Stoke City. 

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Crystal Palace will host the new boys of the English Premier League Huddersfield Town. The Eagles will look to start the campaign on the high against the Huddersfield Town. Crystal Palace has done decent recruitments last season. Huddersfield Town will be playing their first ever match in the Premier league, even though this is an away match the adrenalin rush of making their debut should push them hard. Huddersfield Town will hope to show the world what they are made up when they first time enters the arena. 

Prediction: Crystal Palace 3 – 1 Huddersfield Town


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Southampton will host Swansea in a crucial encounter at St. Marys. Both the teams had a mixed season and starting on the bright note what they will be looking forward to. Last season both the teams shared 3 points each. Paul Clement will be in his full season as the premier league manager, he did excellent job-saving Swansea last season and he will now look to build on his last season success. We expect a closely contested match with both teams sharing a point each. 

Prediction: Southampton 1 – 1 Swansea.

West BromBournemouth

West Bromwich Albion will be hosting impressive Bournemouth, ever since their entry in the EPL Bournemouth have been impressive under Eddie Howe. The Baggies has struggled against the cherries in the premier league. The Cherries did double last season over West Brom and the impressive signings of Bournemouth indicate what to come on Saturday. 

Prediction: West Brom 1 – 2 Bournemouth.


The defending champions Chelsea will start their campaign at home against Burnley. The Antonio Conte managed side expected to get the three points in their first match of the season. Alvaro Morata most likely will make his debut against Burnley. Burnley will be under a lot of pressure against the defending champions, a spirited performance may give them a lot of confidence going ahead in the season. 

Prediction: Chelsea 3 – 0 Burnley.

BrightonManchester City

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Brighton will begin their premier league story against Manchester City, Brighton who will be making their debut in the premier league expected to struggle against the star studded side of Manchester City. Pep Guardiola on another hand will look start the season on high, A huge victory in the opening match will send the strong message to the rivals in the league. 

Prediction: Brighton 0 – 3 Manchester City. 


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The English premier league returns to the St. James Park after a season. Rafael Benitez has successfully brought his team back to the premier league. They will host Tottenham on their return of English Premier League. Spurs on another hand will look to build on their last year exploits, Newcastle will not be an easy nut to crack but a victory in the match would set the season nicely for the Spurs. 

Prediction Newcastle 0 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur. 

Manchester UnitedWest Ham

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Manchester United will host west ham united at Old Trafford, United haven’t won premier league 4 years back which is unusual to see such a long period of the gap. The most successful side in English premier league will open their campaign against West Ham United. Jose Mourinho side has got some decent results under their belt in the pre season. Manchester United fans will love to see their side starting the season on a winning note. 

Prediction: Manchester United 2 – 0 West Ham

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