EPL Returns On DStv, GOtv
THE 2018/19 Premier League kicks off this weekend with a full round of 10 matches spread from Friday night to Sunday evening. The action gets underway at Old Trafford on Friday as Manchester United open the campaign with a home clash against Leicester City live on SS3 at 8 pm.
Jose Mourinho’s team have been unimpressive in pre-season and their only notable acquisition in the transfer market has been Brazilian midfielder Fred, but they will still be looking for a strong start as they aim to challenge cross-town rivals Manchester City for the title.
Leicester, meanwhile, enter the season hoping that Algerian signing Rachid Ghezzal proves an adequate replacement for Riyad Mahrez, but they have retained a strong spine to their team, featuring Kasper Schmeichel, Harry Maguire, Nigerian midfield dynamo Wilfred Ndidi and striker Jamie Vardy.
On Sunday, big-spending Liverpool will open their account when they host West Ham. The match will be live on SS3 at 1:30 pm. Burnley travel to tackle Southampton. The match will be live on SS10. The game on Merseyside will be particularly interesting for African fans, with the Reds’ Egyptian superstar, Mohamed Salah, hoping to continue from where he left off last season, while new signing, Guinea’s Naby Keita, will also want to make a big impact on his Premier League debut.
The weekend ends the marquee clash between Arsenal and defending Premier League champions, Manchester City. The match will be live 4 pm on SS3. While City have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, adding only Riyad Mahrez to their already powerful squad, the Gunners have entered a new era under coach Unai Emery, who was busy in the transfer market addressing their shortcomings with the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Bern Leno and Lucas Torreira.
The Arsenal-City clash promises to be a showcase of attacking football, with the hosts boasting the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, while the latter will again look to Kevin De Bruyne’s playmaking brilliance.
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