The opening weekend in the Premier League continues on Sunday with two more matches in the traditional ‘Super Sunday’ double header, as four more teams get their top flight campaigns up and running.
Among the teams in action are three of the established names in the division while we see a former Premier League side back in the elite after a period away in the Championship so we should be in for a decent afternoon of football.
Where to watch
Both matches will be shown live on the Sky Main Event and Sky Premier League channels with the build up beginning at 1pm ahead of the first game kicking off at 2pm.
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City (14.00)
It is a big day for West Brom as they return to the Premier League after securing promotion from the Championship last term but they don’t have the easiest starter as they take on a Leicester City side who will be looking to show a lot more than we saw from them after lockdown.
You would think West Brom will be well up for this but we saw on Saturday almost immediately that there is a gulf between the Championship and the big boys league and that has to be a concern especially with West Brom having not really strengthened their squad massively. We saw that with Fulham and Arsenal on Saturday and while the Baggies were one of the best in the Championship, they look to lack a real goalscorer at this level which isn’t ideal. Leicester definitely have one of those but there are a few question marks over their form. I still expect the Foxes to win the match but there’s enough reason not to back them.
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton (16.30)
The bigger and better of the two matches comes second in the day when Jose Mourinho leads his Tottenham Hotspur side into a new season against Carlo Ancelotti and his Everton squad which has had a lot of money spent on it in the summer.
To be fair it needed that amount spending on it because they have been labouring and underachieving for far too long and they have an immediate chance to signal their intentions here. You feel this is a big match for Tottenham too. They have brought in the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty to strengthen in their weaker areas so there can be no excuses for Jose Mourinho heading into the campaign.
This will be a decent early barometer on where they both are this season. If Everton are to achieve anything they have to find more goals so the likes of James Rodriguez coming in will help that while Abdoulaye Doucore’s arrival means they can protect the defence a little better and allow their flair players to do their work higher up the pitch. I think that can make a difference too because if Everton can starve Harry Kane of service there might not be many goals in this Tottenham side so I like the odds on Everton to avoid defeat.
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