Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk and Bridlington Town manager Mitch Cook join sports reporters Martin Dowey and Daniel Gregory in predicting the key Premier League scorelines.
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This week’s magic five fixtures includes new West Brom manager Steve Clarke’s first game at home to Liverpool, who also have a new man at the helm in Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers.
Tottenham Hotspur also have a new manager in Andre Villas-Boas, and they travel to the Sports Direct Arena to take on Newcastle, while new Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo takes his Chelsea outfit to perennial strugglers Wigan Athletic.
Newly-promoted Southampton couldn’t have asked for a tougher opening day outing as they travel to 2011-12 champions Manchester City.
Everton have lost young starlet Jack Rodwell to Man City, but they have re-signed Steven Pienaar from Tottenham and will be up for the visit of Manchester United, who will be boosted by the arrival of Robin van Persie from rivals Arsenal.
WEST BROM v LIVERPOOL
Rudy: 1-2 - Mitch: 2-1 - Martin: 1-2 - Daniel: 0-2
NEWCASTLE UNITED v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Rudy: 2-0 - Mitch: 1-1 - Martin: 0-1 - Daniel: 1-1
WIGAN v CHELSEA
Rudy: 2-1 - Mitch: 1-1 - Martin: 1-3 - Daniel: 1-2
MANCHESTER CITY v SOUTHAMPTON
Rudy: 4-0 - Mitch: 4-1 - Martin: 3-1 - Daniel: 2-0
EVERTON v MANCHESTER UNITED
Rudy: 2-1 - Mitch: 1-3 - Martin: 1-2 - Daniel: 0-0
Don’t miss Boro boss Rudy Funk’s new column in this Thursday’s Scarborough News. Mitch Cook’s column will be appearing as an online video feature this season, don’t miss that from Friday August 24.