The Premier League returns on Saturday lunchtime as new boys Hull City host Leicester City at the KCOM Stadium.
Hull City v Leicester City
August 13th 2016
Live On Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Ultra HD
Hull City have endured a torrid pre-season. Despite being promoted last season, boss Steve Bruce quit so Mike Phelan is in temporary charge of the team for this clash. To add to the Tigers woes their squad has been decimated by long-term injuries.
The club from Humberside have also failed to make any summer signings, so the Tigers head into this clash as major underdogs. If you fancy the underdogs pulling off a shock they are odds of 7/2 at Bet365 to beat the champions.
Champions Leicester have endured a mixed pre-season and suffered a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United in the Community Shield.
In truth, it was a slightly harsh result and the Foxes will be confident of bouncing back with a win at the Premier League new boys. Claudio Ranieri has offset the big money sale of midfielder N’Golo Kante with the signings of the likes of Nampalys Mendy and Ahmed Musa.
The Foxes are big favourites at odds of 28/29 at 888 Sport to open their Premier League title defence with a win.
England international striker Jamie Vardy opened his scoring account for the season with a goal in the Community Shield and is odds of 5/1 with Coral to open the scoring in this one.
There is nowhere else to go than a Leicester win in this one. Hull’s terrible pre-season means they look like the likely whipping boys this season in the top-flight.
The Tigers are likely to be on the defensive in this one, so under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/6 with Bet365 does not seem a terrible punt either.