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Leicester City vs Hull City Premier League (EPL) Match 1 Preview, Prediction

14 August, 2016, 00:21 | Author: Lula Armstrong

We start off with Champions Leicester City taking on newly promoted team Hull City on Saturday, 13 August, for the opening game of the 2016/17 season, which promises to be one like no other.

Manager Claudio Ranieri will face his toughest test thus far in his career, especially with Leicester also competing in Europe, something they haven't had to deal with last season. Mahrez, meanwhile, was anonymous. "Obviously character's a big issue when a lot of things are not going your way in preseason. a lot of the time it was fingers crossed to make sure that we had enough players to get out onto this field today".

Hull are back in the top flight after bouncing straight back up from the Championship last term. They are still without a striker, but should be able to get past a West Brom side who will try to frustrate them even more with their solid defense.

The Foxes may have lost N'Golo Kante but have added well in pre-season, with new signing Ahmed Musa making his Premier League debut this afternoon.

Sergio Aguero's early penalty for City was erased by Jermain Defoe's second-half equaliser before an 87th minute own goal from debutant Paddy McNair gifted the points to Guardiola's side despite their inconsistent display.

Has the Premier League ever been graced with so much talent at managerial positions?

12 chose Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, while three opted for Chelsea, and Chris Waddle backed his former club Tottenham Hotspur. Leicester's superior attacking power should give them a comfortable victory in this one.

Phelan also confirmed that Shaun Maloney and Greg Luer would be in the match day squad for the game, as with both missing the trip to Austria with minor problems, they have both fully recovered.

'Leicester have given us all hope with what they achieved last season.

Wes Morgan (right) of Leicester heads the ball as Hull City's Abel Hernandez looks on.

"They played the way I asked them to play".

So maybe we could see a team like Watford come and shock us and take the crown.

The departure of playoff final victor Diame (who has left for Newcastle Utd) is also a bitter blow to take for fans and the arrival of the Premier League champions is probably not the game fans would have chosen as the season opener. They can't permit to lose the title for the second year, Now it is important to forget everything and start the new season.


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