New England Patriots take on Kansas City Chiefs, September 7th
The New England Patriots will kick off the 2017 NFL season with a primetime game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The New England Patriots are favorites to continue there winning streak in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. This is not a sure thing as there are several matchups across the field that could end up deciding this game. This duel will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. ET from Gillette Stadium. The game will be broadcast on NBC.
The New England Patriots are among the top teams in the NFL in sacks allowed. a New England quarterbacks were sacked just 27 times last season, tied for fifth-best in the NFL. The tackles, Nate Soldier and Marcus Cannon deserve the credit for that. However the Chiefs have one of the most intimidating pass rushes in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs should be able to send Tamba Hali, Justin Houston and Dee Ford after Brady. These players combined for 17.5 sacks last season.
The Patriots will have to play without its top wide receiver Julian Edelman. He suffered an ACL tear during last week’s preseason contest in Detroit. Also, the Chiefs running back Spencer Ware suffered a torn PCL in the team’s third preseason game. The injury will likely require surgery and might keep Kansas City’s number one running back out for the entire 2017 campaign. Ware was the top offensive weapon last year for the Chiefs with 1,368 yards from scrimmage. With Ware being out Sportsbooks Games undoubtedly will give the Patriots an edge in this one.
Manchester United will seek to keep the good times rolling as the Premier League leaders host Leicester City on Saturday.
Manchester United have strolled to the top of the table thanks to consecutive 4-0 wins to start their season. The Red Devils have been more potent going forward thanks largely to the Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan who is thriving lately. Also forward Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Paul Pogba are starring in wins against West Ham and Swansea. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have all dropped points already. Manager Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United under no illusions as to the importance of this match.
Leicester City lost at Arsenal on the opening day of the campaign in a narrow 4-3 defeat. The Foxes and the great form of forward Jamie Vardy’s suggest the 2015-16 champions will provide the sternest test yet for Mourinho. Sportsbooks Games will give the edge to the Red Devils in this one.
Manchester United host Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on Saturday, August 19, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 BST.
Etihad Stadium hosts its first game of the 2017/18 season as Everton takes on Manchester City
The Manchester City team this year looks like it’s going to be top contender for the Premier League title this year. Manchester City can bounce right back from their first loss at Tottenham. Manchester City looks like it could be back at 100 percent in this matchup on the health front. Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan are going to be back perhaps as early as this one. Argentinian professional footballer, Sergio Aguero seems to be back in tip top form after struggling for much of last season. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could start after his injury but he is in question. Midfielder Fernandinho, looks like a new man at the age of 32. His offseason got him back in good health and h\he is playing at a high level.
Everton is a side that can make this match a nightmare for the Citizens, though. Ross Barkley’s season is off to a rocky start for Everton. He has yet to get on the pitch thanks to a hamstring problem that will keep him off for this one as well. Everton has spent big buying Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton have lost lethal forward Romelu Lukakau to Manchester United. Gareth Barry is hoping to get back on the pitch after sitting out the opener with an ankle injury. Same could be said for Aaron Lennon. James McCarthy’s knee will probably keep him out of the lineup for this match as well.
If Everton comes out victorious at the Ethiad then people will know another English powerhouse is emerging. If Manchester City wins this match then count them on being favorites for the Premier League title. Sportsbooks Games will give Manchester City the edge to win this match at Etihad Stadium. Don’t miss this English Premier League action at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, August 21, 2017. The fixture will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
Manchester United will start their premier league campaign against West Ham United
Manchester United is a team capable of winning the Premier League this season. The Red Devils will have home field advantage in this match. The addition of Romelu Lukaku is going to help out. He will step into the role that Wayne Rooney had before being transferred.
The big summer signing really feels like it’s creating a huge jump for the Devils. They are favored by a goal and a half against a West Ham team that figures to be better than it was last year when it was threatened by relegation for most of the term.
West Ham United F.C. has some problems at the back right now that need to be fixed. The team has played two games in the preseason. One match was a 3-3 draw against Altonaer FC von 1893. The other match was 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
Manchester United was in good form this preseason. They played well in the International Cup of Champions. However, when they played a top notch team in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid, the club was beaten 2-1 and was never really in the fixture. Manchester United isn’t going to blow a lot of teams out by three goals, but it’ll win a lot of matches and play a lot of unders. This could be the day that Lukaku gets his first goal for his new team on the grandest stage. Even with the Hammers having a terrible defense, the under still feels like the right play to us. We give the edge in this match to the Red Devils.
This Barclays Premier League action from Old Trafford will take place at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.