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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino challenges for the ball with Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko during the English Community Shield soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London on Aug. 4, 2019.
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino challenges for the ball with Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko during the English Community Shield soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London on Aug. 4, 2019. |Kirsty Wigglesworth | Associated Press
Soccer

Soccer Friday: Miller picks a Premier League game – Liverpool v Norwich City, also FC Copenhagen v Lyngby, AS Monaco v Lyon, and many more

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

FINALLY!

The best league in the world returns Friday afternoon, as the current UEFA Champions League holder Liverpool opens up the 2019-2020 Premier League campaign with a home contest against newly-promoted Norwich City.

Because last year came down to the wire, and goal difference could be crucial for every team, this is the type of match that could get ugly. Liverpool, which is now entering its 30th season without a top flight title, will want to come out of the gates and make a statement against a team that played expansively last season in the EFL Championship.

Today is also the first day of a few more leagues, with the French Ligue 1 the most high-profile. Lyon will hit the road to face an AS Monaco side that finished just one spot, and two points, outside the relegation zone last season.

In Germany, the DFB Pokal kicks into gear with three matches, two of which I will look at here. Borussia Dortmund, which just put down a marker for the season last weekend with its 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Super Cup, will look to continue its silverware run today.

Check Fubo.tv listings for game channels

DENMARK SUPERLIGAEN

FC Copenhagen (-286) vs. Lyngby (+700), draw (+375), 12 p.m. EDT

THE PICKS:

FC Copenhagen -0.5 first half (-125)

FC Copenhagen -1.5 (+100)

FRANCE LIGUE 1

AS Monaco (+230) vs. Lyon (+120), draw (+245), 2:45 p.m. EDT (beIN Sports and Fubo.tv)

THE PICK: Lyon ML (+120)

GERMANY DFB POKAL

Kfc Uerdingen 05 (+2500) vs. Borussia Dortmund (-5000), draw (+1200), 2:45 p.m. EDT (ESPN3)

THE PICKS:

Borussia Dortmund -1.5 first half (+110)

Borussia Dortmund -3 Asian handicap (-135)

SV Sandhausen (+550) vs. Borussia Monchengladbach (-212), draw (+333), 2:45 pm. EDT

THE PICK: Borussia Monchengladbach -1 Asian handicap (-135)

ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE

Liverpool (-650) vs. Norwich City (+1600), draw (+650), 3 p.m. EDT (NBC Sports and Fubo.tv)

THE PICKS:

Liverpool -1 first half Asian handicap (+100)

Liverpool half time/full time (-160)

Liverpool -2.25 Asian handicap (-105)

BONUS PICK

Roberto Firmino to score anytime (IF HE STARTS) (+105)

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