With the Premier League campaign set to get underway, fans are anxiously waiting to see how their respective teams fair with the weight of expectation placed upon them, whether its beating the drop, grabbing a European place or securing the top spot, which seems to be at its most competitive this year.
For many clubs starting the season on a high is vital to create that much needed momentum to kick start a season, but how will many clubs fair and will their key players be able to give the fans the performances they are looking for?
Tottenham v Man City – 12:45
Spurs welcome a heavily invested Manchester City to White Hart Lane in an early kick off which promises to get the Premier League season underway with a bang.
The North London club will be looking to hit the ground running this campaign as they look to break into the top four once again as well as balance their first venture into the Champions League. With new signing Sandro joining from Brazilian side Internacional, and a rejuvenated player Giovani dos Santos, manager Harry Redknapp will be looking for his midfield to provide much needed support to both the defence and attack alike as they hope to cover instabilities in both areas.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has invested big in the Eastland’s club this season with David Silva, Yaya Toure, Jerome Boateng and Aleksandar Kolarov all arriving at the club in big money moves. Expectations are high at the Manchester club with many people expecting the Blues to comfortably break into the top four and even possibly challenge for the title.
I think in this encounter we could see some attractive football from both teams but ultimately with expectations high for both clubs, neither will want to start the season having suffered a defeat.
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