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Lille to beat Nantes (14:00)

Lille had the second-best home record in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain last season.

They have won their last four matches at the Stade Pierre Mauroy – a run that includes a 5-1 victory over the league champions.

Nantes managed just four away victories out of 19 last season so, even without Nicolas Pepe, the hosts look a good price to start with a win.

PSV to beat Den Haag & over 3.5 goals (19:00)

PSV had the best home record in the Eredivisie last season, dropping just two points in 17 matches at the Philips Stadium.

Mark van Bommel’s side scored 58 league goals at home last term and recorded a 3-2 victory over Basel in a Champions League qualifier in their first game back last month.

They beat Den Haag by an aggregate score of 10-1 in their two league meetings last season and should easily win this one.

Paris Saint-Germain (-2) to beat Nimes (20:00)

Paris Saint-Germain won 17 and drew two of their home games on their way to the Ligue 1 title last season.

Ten of those victories came by a winning margin of three or more goals, including a 3-0 win over Nimes in February.

The visitors have lost nine of their last 12 away games in all competitions and failed to take any points off the top three.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

Newcastle v Arsenal (14:00)

Newcastle scored at least twice in seven of their last eight Premier League home games last season, and should find the net against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Gunners only kept one clean sheet away from home in the Premier League last season – against a Watford side that had Troy Deeney sent off 10 early on.

Unai Emery’s side scored twice in both of their games against Newcastle last term and will surely get at least one goal this weekend.

Leicester v Wolves (14:00)

Wolves won 4-3 when these sides last met in January, and there should again be plenty more goals at the King Power this weekend.

BTTS landed in 22 of Leicester’s Premier League matches last season – the fifth-most in the top flight – while they’ve scored two or more goals in four of their last six home games.

Wolves failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 15 league away games, and found the net in 10 of their last 14 on their travels.

Strasbourg v Metz (16:00)

Both teams scored in 25 of Strasbourg’s 38 league matches, the most of any side in Ligue 1.

They have found the net in 11 of their last 12 home games, and kept just one clean sheet in their last eight.

Metz topped the Ligue 2 table last season, scoring 60 goals in 38 games, and should breach a Strasbourg defence that shipped 13 goals in their last eight league matches.

ANYTIME GOALSCORERS

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) to score v Newcastle (14:00)

Getting at Aubameyang at odds-against to score against any bottom-half side is worthwhile.

The forward scored six goals in his last six games against teams in the bottom 10 last season, and finished his campaign with seven goals in five matches overall.

Newcastle conceded 12 goals in six matches at home to the top six last season.

Ludovic Ajorque (Racing Strasbourg) to score v Metz (16:00)

Ajorque scored 11 goals last season, and can have an even better campaign this time around.

The forward posted the best xG per minute of any Strasbourg player last season, and has scored in both of his side’s Europa League game so far this term.

Newly-promoted Metz conceded 76 goals in their last Ligue 1 campaign a couple of years ago.

MYTHBUSTERS

Feyenoord not to beat Heerenveen (13:30)

Heerenveen thrashed Heracles 4-0 on the opening game of the season and should follow that up by taking at least a point off Feyenoord on Sunday.

The hosts finished last season by losing just one of their last eight home matches – a run that included a 2-2 draw with runners-up PSV.

Feyenoord lost four of their last nine away games last term and are coming off a 2-2 draw with Sparta Rotterdam last weekend.

Manchester United not to beat Chelsea (16:30)

Manchester United unconvincingly won three of their last 10 home matches of last season.

They failed to win any of their five home matches against the rest of the top six, scoring just one goal in games against Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Chelsea are an unknown quantity under Frank Lampard, but should inspire more confidence in punters than United.

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