PREDICTING day one games is always tough but this season could be the hardest yet.
We're living in a new world and like everyone else footballers are having to do things differently.
There's been a shorter build-up to the campaign, fewer friendlies and of course there will be no fans.
Champions Liverpool would have sold out their opener against promoted Leeds and I'm sure the Anfield faithful would have cheered Jurgen Klopp's men to victory.
With no support the Reds are going to have to motivate themselves but after two stellar seasons they should be seeing off a team up from the Championship with something to spare.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted 22 league goals last season and can celebrate a new contract with the opening goal at 13-5 with Unibet. To score he is 8-11 at McBookie.
The only 3pm kick-off sees Southampton travel to Crystal Palace looking to hand the Londonders a seventh successive loss when they've kicked off a Premier League game at home.
Palace lost seven of their last eight matches while Saints were unbeaten in seven so every chance of an away. Back it at 11-8 with McBookie or play safer with Saints draw no bet at 7-10 with McBookie.
In the Championship I'm on relegated Norwich, who have held on to most of their best players, to win at Huddersfield at 23-20.
And I fear for another relegated club Bournemouth, who have sold top men including Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and Ryan Fraser, at home to Blackburn. Take Rovers not to lose at 4-5 with bet365.
Premier League Treble
- Arsenal (12.30pm)
- Southampton draw no bet (3pm)
- Liverpool -1 (5.30pm)
- (19-5, Betfred)
- Blackburn not to lose
- (3-1, bet365)