NICK HARRISON: If Cardiff want to stay away from arch rivals Swansea and remain in the top flight next season, it’s imperative they win at home. Warnock will have them fired up for this and the pace of Hoillett could be key. 2-1

TOM NORRIS: Cardiff and Neil Warnock look well and truly out of place in the Premier Division and their flaws - which most Championship teams failed to exploit - will prove costly. Rafa will be smiling at the end of this one. 1-2

DAN HEALD: Newcastle’s behind the scenes problems are never far from the headlines and all doesn’t seem well at the Toon. The Bluebirds to capitalise and collect their first point this term. 1-1.


NH: The Toffees need to throw all their deadline day signings into the mix at Goodison. Looking forward to how Gomes fits into whatever system Silva decides to play. If it works, it should be a comfortable home win. 2-0

TN: Richarlison and Silva seems a match made in heaven and if the Everton boss can get the rest of his new signings fit and firing it could be a good season for the Toffees. Jagielka’s ban only helps. 2-0

DH: There looks to be plenty of attacking spark at Silva’s Everton and Richarlison has wasted no time in settling in. Back the Brazilian to spearhead a win here. 3-1.


NH: Leicester deserved a point instead of an opening night defeat at United. Ricardo and Chilwell looked lively and if they can supply Vardy, Wolves - who I thought were negative against Everton - could still be looking for their first Premier League win. 3-1

TN: The pressure has already increased on the Foxes boss even though they performed strongly at Old Trafford. Wolves will be out to add to Puel’s woes, but they must be better at the back. 2-2

DH: Everyone wants to see a newly-promoted club play without too much fear. Wolves will look more at look at home in the top flight when they take the handbrake off. 1-1


NH: It’s been a slow summer Spurs. No new signings and there’s new ground’s not ready either. But can Fulham inflict Wembley woe on their London rivals. Can’t see it even if Kane continues his August goal-jinx. 2-0

TN: Expected better from Fulham on the opening day, while Tottenham surprised many with their selection of several players that were at the World Cup. Spurs won’t fear this one. 2-0

DH: Spurs fans have more reason than most to be frustrated about thee summer transfer window. Ultimately they may rue that lack of investment, but they should win here. 2-1


NH: The Hammers were abysmal at Anfield. Noble and Wilshere just won’t work and maybe after just one game, Pellegrini might have to resort to Plan B. Andy Carroll! 2-2

TN: Feared for the Hammers when a midfield trio of Rice, Noble and Wilshere was asked to protect their defence at Anfield. Moyes put athletes into his side and hopefully Pellegrini can see the need to do the same. 2-1

DH: Pellegrini’s signed well in the summer and is tactically pretty astute. I expect to see the Hammers flourish this term and will back a home win against the Cherries. 2-1


NH: Arsenal weren’t too far behind West Ham in the worst performance ranks and this is not the game you want after an opening day defeat. Chelsea are always good at The Bridge and with Hazard back, it’s a home win for sure. 2-1

TN: It was always going to be a tough start for Emery at Arsenal and he will be relieved when this match is done and dusted, that’s for sure. Chelsea impressed against a poor Huddersfield, lets see how they fare against better opposition. 3-1

DH: Emery’s Arsenal took a justified slating last weekend, but his side have been handed a tough start. With a more direct and attack-minded approach they can take a point here. 2-2


NH: The Clarets are involved in another game that doesn’t really whet the appetite. Could be 0-0 again although it will be interesting to see if Perreya can do what he did to Brighton. 1-1

TN: The least inspiring fixture of the weekend. Burnley are hard to break down, especially at home, and even if Watford spring thesurprise, it wouldn’t be a shock to see this settled by a single goal. 1-0

DH: Burnley and clean sheets are now synonymous. Watford are unpredictable and always succeptible at the back. 1-0.


NH: Can’t see any reason why City won’t score six against The Terriers. De Bruyne will be in from the start and it’s a case of who bags the match ball, Aguero or Sterling? 6-1

TN: After winning at Arsenal this fixture certainly won’t worry City and it’s clear to see that the Terriers will be heading back to Huddersfield with their tail between their legs. Carnage. 5-0

DH: A chance for City to lay down an early marker with their embarrassment of attacking riches. Huddersfield will struggle this season and should write this one off now. 4-0


NH: It’s a good game for The Seagulls to prove that their Watford display was a one-off. Lukaku will be in from the off but Rashford and Sanchez need binning after a poor show for United. 1-2

TN: If you can’t beat Watford it’s unlikely that you will get the better of Jose’s United, who are a tough nut to crack on their travels. United’s pace on the break will be enough to win it. 0-2

DH: Even at home, Brighton lack the courage to attack. Expect United to pin them back, dominate possession and net a goal in each half. 0-2


NH: Liverpool were good against West Ham but they weren’t brilliant. Hodgson needs to come up with a plan for Salah and if he does, The Eagles might just soar to new heights on Monday night. 3-2

TN: Klopp’s Reds only needed to be at 70 per cent to beat the Hammers 4-0, which bodes well for the rest of the season, but not necessarily for Palace. Roy’s boys might surprise a few this season, but this won’t be one of them. 1-2

DH: Traditionally an absorbing, high-scoring affair. Expect the Reds to have the final say with Sane on target. 1-3