International football has been dispensed with for another year and the return to Premier League actions sees a trio of sides dealt a dream run of fixtures.
Liverpool – Crystal Palace (A), Stoke (H), Leicester (A), Sunderland (H)
Brendan Rodgers’ men may be languishing in 11th place but things should look a fair bit brighter after this easily digestible triptych.
The Eagles are a shadow of the side that besmirched the Merseysiders’ title dreams last term and an avenging victory should be backed at 17/20.
Meanwhile Stoke are seemingly the last team in England not to have realised how dodgy the Reds’ backline is – they haven’t notched at Anfield in three seasons straight.
Then come a Foxes side beaten to nil for four games straight, after which they should be more than confident enough to brush aside Sunderland.
Swansea – Manchester City (A), Crystal Palace (H), Queens Park Rangers (H)
Garry Monk’s men have brace of consolations for having to resume their campaign against the reigning champions.
Firstly City have won once in six and secondly the Sky Blues’ stars have been business classing around the globe while they could have been getting to the route of their failings.
The Swans are 39/20 to avoid defeat at the Etihad, before high tailing it back to south Wales to feast on two of the current bottom four.
QPR look particularly gift-wrapped after losing all six of their away games this term.
Newcastle – QPR (H), West Ham (A), Burnley (A)
The international break seemed to come at the wrong time for a born-again Magpies side that have won their last five.
However, they look to have every chance of re-boarding the gravy train at the very next station against the Super Hoops, whose travel woes were recounted above.
Alan Pardew’s side are a juicy 4/5 to down Rangers, before heading to the Boleyn Ground (where they won last season) and Turf Moor.