The world’s most expensive sporting competition has returned, as the English Premier League kicks off tomorrow with Aston Villa taking on Sheffield United, and Manchester City facing Arsenal in the first two matches of the restarted season.
DraftKings is here to celebrate as well, offering $500 for free to the winner of a picks contest that’s free to enter. Just predict 11 questions about tomorrow’s two matches correctly, and you’ll be taking home the free cash!
We’ll make a few predictions here about tomorrow’s outcomes as well:
Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United: Match Result
Besides Sheffield deservedly being favored on the road, the Villians have been a sieve this season in the back. They lead the EPL in goals conceded with 56, they lost four on the trot before the break, and Sheffield still are competing for a place in Europa League. Without the fans at Villa Park to cheer them on, we’ll take the visitors to win.
Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United: Both Teams to Score
Villa are a shambles in the back, but they tend to tally against non-top four sides. Jack Grealish makes himself even more appealing to potential suitor clubs with a goal, and both teams score today.
Manchester City vs. Arsenal: Match Result
They’ve got the tallest floodlights in the league (as United fans used to sing derisively), but City are a massive club. Second in the table and looking to secure the Champions League as quickly as possible, they’ll face a post-Wenger Gunners side that lacks the attacking flair of previous iterations. Though Arsenal were playing their best football heading into the break, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero are just too much to handle. The Citizens to win the day.
Manchester City vs. Arsenal: First Goal Scorer
Any Other Player
No Goals Scored
Sometimes in a picks pool, it’s ok to go with heart over head. Sterling has been fantastic in his leadership in changing times, and the Karma from him netting on the return is too great. He’s had 11 this season, and he’ll make it a dozen with the opener tomorrow.
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