Roy Keane jumps right into the fray as he welcomes Spurs to the Stadium of Light and I don’t think it’ll be pretty. I still need to be convinced that Tottenham will defend better this campaign, but I’m quite certain of the quality of firepower they’ll have up front. Even with the long trip up north and a few of their lads ailing, Spurs will still have too much for Keano’s new boys. Look for the Black Cats to get on the board but be overwhelmed. Spurs have looked solid in the run-up while
It’s the return of Big Sam to the Reebok to face Little Sam. At least that’s what the tabloids would have you believe. It’s really about overachievers versus underachievers, each with a new gaffer. Expect plenty of nasty fouls and crunching tackles. And a snarl from Alan Smith. And I’m going with Big over Little by a nose.
The Rams top most lists for a quick return to the Championship and I can’t say that my list reads any different. Playing at
Not one for the neutrals this, as Wigan travel to
This has draw written all over it. Normally I’d lean to Mark Hughes’ side to pull it out, but I think Boro will have enough at the
West Ham v
A tale of two teams throwing the cash around. Which will come out on top? I can’t see either squad being settled enough to create any sort of flow. Usually, that spells doom for the defense and I think we’ll see the nets bulging at Upton Park.
Aston Villa v
Arsenal v Fulham
Even with all their kids, the Gunners remain tough to be at home, whether it’s Highbury or the Emirates. Fulham (a.k.a. Northern Ireland with some USA on top) will find the going tough this year, and they’ll begin their campaign with a loss.
Can you say two-nil?
2-0 Manchester United v Reading
Manchester United v Reading
The Champions look terribly strong and even though reading should have another decent year, they won’t start off with a win. The addition of Tevez could take ManU to the top of