Sunderland vs Manchester United

Sunderland vs Manchester United

Match facts

  • No new injuries could mean an unchanged lineup for Sunderland as they welcome Manchester United to the Stadium of Light.
  • Jordi Gómez could be hoping for a starting berth after coming off the bench last time out.
  • Robin van Persie is expected to play a part for Manchester United here as they have no time to waste in waiting for him to regain match fitness and sharpness.
  • Marouane Fellaini is the latest casualty to be added to United’s lengthy injury list, ruled out for an undetermined amount of time while the club await results of a scan on his foot.


Whether Van Gaal can mastermind a win for his out-of-sorts Manchester United side remains to be seen, and Gus Poyet could well see an opportunity to heap further misery on United. This one could end in another stalemate as Van Gaal continues to mould his squad and waits for his many injured players to return.

I predict that at the end of the match, the score line could be 2:2 draw.

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4.61    3.40    1.70

Chelsea vs Leicester City

Chelsea vs Leicester City

Match facts

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 27 of their last 28 home matches in the Premier League.
  • Ramires returns from suspension, but is unlikely to start for Chelsea after their dominating display at Burnley.
  • José Mourinho has no pressing injury concerns ahead of the welcome of Leicester.
  • Nigel Pearson will be sweating on the fitness of midfielder Daniel Drinkwater, who limped off in the first half of the 2-2 draw with Everton. Dean Hammond could take his place in midfield.
  • Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton are both doubts, while Matthew Upson is expected to miss out with injury once more.
  • Chris Wood may have to settle for a place on the bench again, despite his late equaliser on Saturday.


Chelsea have lost just once at Stamford Bridge in the league under Mourinho, but don’t expect Leicester to come away with a result here. The hosts should come out victorious in this one.

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Current Odd :  1.17    6.22    12.15

Everton vs. Arsenal

Arsenal v Everton - Barclays Premier League

Arsenal travel to Everton on Saturday evening for the season’s first game between two sides touted to be at least support acts in the Premier League title drama.

Optimism that has been missing from recent campaigns is rife at the Emirates following their summer business and Community Shield victory over Manchester City.

They were underwhelming in their 2-1 opening-day win over Crystal Palace last weekend, with Aaron Ramsey striking in injury time to complete a comeback which had been started by Laurent Koscielny’s header.

However, Arsene Wenger is open to adding to his squad and still has his trio of World Cup-winning Germans and the injured Theo Walcott to welcome back into the fold as the season progresses.

Everton may not yet be championship material, but their name is being mentioned alongside the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City when managers of the elite clubs discuss a seven-team title race.

Finishing in the top four is the primary aim for the Toffees, and they came within seven points of doing so in Roberto Martinez’s debut campaign, only for their opponents this weekend to pip them to the post.

Their Champions League aspirations have been dealt a blow by the news that England international Ross Barkley could miss up to five months with a knee ligament injury sustained in training.

Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith, both of whom were fringe players last season, proved that the Merseysiders have depth in attacking midfield positions by scoring in their 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

A late goal from Chris Wood denied them victory and, although Martinez admitted that the result felt like two points were thrown away, he is unlikely to make major changes for the Goodison Park encounter.

Seamus Coleman should be recalled at right-back in place of John Stones, but another who was used as a substitute against the Foxes, Kevin Mirallas, may have to make do with a place on the bench again as he works his way back to full fitness after his exploits with Belgium at the World Cup.

Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone remain sidelined, while summer signings Muhamed Besic and Christian Atsu will probably have to wait at least another week before making their debut.

Arsenal have Ramsey available despite his red card in their 0-0 Champions League qualifying first-leg draw with Beskitas on Tuesday, but Wenger does have a long list of potential absentees to worry about.

Kieran Gibbs has joined Walcott, David Ospina and Serge Gnabry in the treatment room, captain Mikel Arteta is a doubt to face his former club and Yaya Sanogo may miss out with a hamstring strain.

That means that Olivier Giroud is likely to get the nod up front. Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker are not expected to return until next weekend but could be included if Wenger is short on fit bodies.

Everton are unbeaten in four Premier League games against Arsenal and won 3-0 at Goodison last season.

Recent form

Everton: D

Arsenal: WWD

Possible starting lineups

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; McGeady, Naismith, Pienaar; Lukaku

Arsenal: Szczesny; Debuchy, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Wilshere, Sanchez; Giroud

Sports Mole says:


Looking at all these analysis, I am predicting  1-0, home win at the end of the match.

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Current Odd :  2.68    3.17    2.43


Burnley vs Chelsea



Match facts

  • Burnley lost their only previous opening weekend fixture in the Barclays Premier League (0-2 to Stoke in Aug 2009).
  • Burnley lost both games against Chelsea during their only previous Premier League season (2009/10).
  • Burnley allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Championship last season (159).
  • Jose Mourinho has seen Chelsea win on all five opening weekends that he has been manager.
  • In fact, the Blues are unbeaten since 1998/99 on the opening day, winning 13 of 15 games (D2).
  • Chelsea have won more points than any other team on the opening weekend of Premier League seasons (47).
  • Cesc Fabregas has scored in each of his two Premier League appearances against Burnley.


With a formidable squad, Chelsea are tipped to win this. Seeing the goals that has been scored in preseason and the bets on him scoring in this match, the signing of Cesc Fabregas, is really sinking in now. Costa is an amazing number 9,  and not forgetting Drogba is back. It however would not be a walk in the park for them, but Chelsea should seal this with a 2:1 at final whistle.

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At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Chelsea to win at over 100% and  Burnley to win at over 800%.

Current Odd :8.35, 4.42, 1.33

Liverpool Vs Southampton

Liverpool Vs Southampton

Match facts

  • Brendan Rodgers will be without summer signing Adam Lallana for Liverpool’s first game of the season as the England international has a knee injury.
  • Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan and Lazar Markovic are doubts, but could feature in some capacity.
  • Rodgers may be tempted to field that same XI which took to the field in the friendly against Borussia Dortmund last weekend, which would see Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo and Emre Can handed their first competitive starts for the Reds.
  • After a summer fire-sale, Ronald Koeman may be tempted to start all of his 5 summer signings for the trip to Anfield.
  • Fraser Forster, Ryan Bertrand, Saphir Taïder, Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pellè could all feature from the off as Southampton look to claim a huge scalp early in the new campaign.
  • Jay Rodriguez is Koeman’s only injury concern, while wantaway midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is expected to miss out here.


Liverpool begin life post-Luis Suarez with the welcome of Southampton and Brendan Rodgers will be keen to avoid a similar result at Anfield against Saints to last season. The south coast club secured a memorable 1-0 win over their Premier League counterparts, so Rodgers will want the team to avoid complacency this time out.

Koeman has a number of new arrivals to call on for the trip to Merseyside and despite their limited time together, they will need to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League quickly if Saints are to replicate their feats from last term.

Unfortunately for Saints, Liverpool still have enough about them to secure maximum points here so I predict a 2:1 at final whistle .


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At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Liverpool to win at slightly over 100% and  Southampton to win at over 700%.

Current Odd : 1.31    4.76    7.87

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace


Match facts

  • The Gunners are undefeated in their last 18 home matches in the Premier League.
  • David Ospina is a doubt for Arsène Wenger, who will be without Serge Gnabry, Ryo Miyaichi and Theo Walcott through injury.
  • Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker will miss out following their World Cup excursions with Germany.
  • Tony Pulis is expected to hand competitive debuts to summer arrivals Brede Hangeland and Fraizer Campbell when they travel to the Emirates.
  • Jerome Thomas will certainly miss out, while Damien Delaney, Adrian Mariappa and Jonathan Williams are doubts.
  • Joel Ward should start at left-back with Pulis yet to bring in any players in the position this transfer window.


Crystal Palace performed commendably following the appointment of Tony Pulis and despite being relegation favourites, the Eagles finished a respectable 11th last season. The hard work starts now though and the Palace boss will be keen to consolidate themselves as a Premier League team this season.

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At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Arsenal to win at 100% and Crystal Palace to win at over 900% while draw is more than 500%.

Odds: 1.21    5.34    11.17

Manchester United vs Swansea City


Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will again be missing when Manchester United entertain Swansea at Old Trafford.

Rooney has been sent for some warm weather training as he tries to overcome a groin problem that has kept him out of United’s last two games, whilst Van Persie has not recovered from a thigh strain which has sidelined him for a month.

In addition, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini, Nani and Ashley Young are injured, whilst Fabio is suspended.

Meanwhile, Swansea’s injury woes have deepened ahead of their return to Old Trafford.

Jonathan de Guzman, Roland Lamah and Dwight Tiendalli have joined Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernández, Garry Monk, Michel Vorm and Michu on the sidelines, leaving manager Michael Laudrup with limited options against the reigning champions.

Match facts

  • Louis van Gaal’s first competitive match in charge of United has been hotly anticipated and kicks off the Premier League campaign on Saturday.
  • The Dutchman has kept the faith with the 3-4-1-2 formation he utilised at the World Cup with Netherlands throughout pre-season, and with new signing Luke Shaw sidelined Ashley Young could get a chance to prove his worth at left wing-back.
  • Robin van Persie hasn’t featured at all in pre-season and is a doubt so Javier Hernandez could partner new captain Wayne Rooney up front, with Danny Welbeck carrying a knock.
  • It’s been a busy summer at Swansea, with many of the outgoings at the club going somewhat under the radar.
  • Ben Davies and Michel Vorm left for Tottenham, while former first teamers Chico, Jonathan De Guzman and Pablo Hernandez are also no longer at the club.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has signed from Lyon but will likely to start on the bench as Wilfried Bony’s deputy. There could, however, be debuts for Lukasz Fabianski and Jefferson Montero, along with a welcome return from Gylfi Sigurdsson.


Van Gaal’s side should continue on from an impressive pre-season campaign and register a first win of the season to get the ball rolling under the Dutchman. I am predicting a 2 : 1 at the end of the match.

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At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Manchester United to win at slightly over 100% and Swansea to win at over 700%.

1.31 4.80 7.85

Real Madrid Vs Manchester United Preview

Real-Madrid-v-Manchester-United-1708500One of the biggest match of International Champions Cup match will be played on 2nd of August 2014 between Real Madrid & Manchester United. The tour of USA 2014 comes to a new turn of excitement with clash of top giants. This will be the real test of Spanish & British giants to prepare themselves for the new season. Michigan stadium will organize this match which is located in Ann Arbor.

Last head to head between these two teams was record on 5th of March 2013. That was a champions league match which turned a 2-1 victory for the vikings. The Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal against his former club in 69th minute after Luka Modric strike in 66th minute.

In head to head comparison of both teams, Los Blancos have better record against their rivals. So far, 10 head to head games have been played between these 2 teams out of which Madrid won 4 games & Man United won 2 games. Remaining 4 matches were draws.

After FIFA World Cup, the excitement of football in North America is not going to calm down. Out of 13 games, 2 matches have recorded an average ticket price of $100 with the most expensive in Ann Arbor.

Michigan stadium is known for seating capacity of 109,901 spectators. The average ticket price of this game is $386.32 which is 160% more than most expensive game in this competition. Also, the cheapest ticket price of Real Madrid vs Manchester United match is over 100 US dollars i.e. $107.

Manchester United unveiled its new third blue jersey at Tuesday’s match against Inter Milan in D.C., completing the star-spangled colored hat trick on its tour. The team has also worn its home red-and-white road shirts.

With a victory Saturday, Manchester United can advance to the International Champions Cup final (8 p.m. Monday, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FS1) .