ENGLAND – Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has given his predictions for some of the Premier League’s opening fixtures for the 2020/2021 campaign.
The season opens with Arsenal away to Fulham, before Liverpool welcome Leeds United in Saturday’s late kick-off.
Chelsea also travel to Brighton on Monday.
Berbatov, speaking to BetFair, says Arsenal and Chelsea will begin with wins, while champions Liverpool will drop points.
“Fulham vs Arsenal: Here we go, Fulham against Arsenal first game! No fans in the stadium will be hard for Fulham in a new league. Arsenal will probably win this, and it’s a tough first game for Fulham, especially with Arsenal carrying momentum from two trophies. Prediction: 0-3.
“Liverpool vs Leeds: An interesting start for Leeds! Tough, tough start for them, but I will go for a surprise here! I think maybe a draw, sometimes there is a hangover after winning the title and Leeds will be pumped up here for their first game back. Prediction: 1-1.
“Brighton vs Chelsea: First game for Lampard’s new signings, everyone will expect them to win, and I am no different. I think they could get off to a brilliant start here. Prediction: 0-4,” the Bulgarian said.