20th Aug 2017 | Premier League
Sunday Premier League Double
Huddersfield should enjoy their first ever home game in the Premier League before Spurs adopt Wembley as their home for the season.
Super Sunday has the potential to give us some early insight into how the top and bottom of the table will start to take shape. We’re backing two home wins, for Huddersfield and Spurs, at a best price of 11/2 with Betfair.
The Terriers marked their return to the top flight in sensation style with a 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park. Their manager has a group of players who know how to play for each other while Steve Mounie looks like a shrewd addition up front after scoring twice on debut.
They shouldn’t be 19/10 to overcome Newcastle, who they beat 2-1 at St James’s Park last season. The Toon Army had a tougher start to the campaign, losing 2-0 at home to Spurs, whilst seeing Jonjo Shelvey sent off and two defenders injured.
It almost feels like the Magpies are hindered by the fact that most people haven’t picked them as relegation candidates. Now if they are down there, like most promoted sides would expect, it will be seen as under-achievement, which breeds pressure.
Later in the afternoon Wembley makes its Premier League bow when Spurs entertain Chelsea in their first home fixture away from White Hart Lane.
Much has been made of Tottenham’s poor record at the national stadium but a victory against the champions would almost end that talk overnight.
Pochettino’s side were effectively criticised and written off for not going on a spending spree this summer but the Argentinian has most of the ingredients of a title contender already in place. And guess what? The transfer window isn’t shut! This week Davinson Sanchez was brought in from Ajax and there could be more to come.
Somewhat bizarrely, Chelsea are the ones who appear in disarray following a 3-2 humbling at home to Burnley. Costa is AWOL, Hazard is still injured and now Fabregas and Cahill begin suspensions. The departure of Matic to Man Utd may prove catastrophic. Conte seems to lack squad numbers and available superstars - a bad combination when heading to a rival with a point to prove.