Premier League kicks off Friday with newly-promoted Brentford taking on new-look Arsenal
Friday is my second favorite day of the year.
It is opening day for the Premier League.
The only thing that beats it is Manchester United's opening match day (that is tomorrow).
Today, it is newly-promoted Brentford, making its debut in the Premier League, against Arsenal. Gunners' fans come into the season with some hope after a dismal 2020-21 season, which saw Arsenal miss out on Europe.
Now whether that hope can survive the rest of the transfer window, which could see Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United all pull away from Arsenal, remains to be seen.
I am going to go with the Gunners on the road here, despite all the fanfare that will surround the home team in the opener. I just hope I do not get burned. If I do, it will be the last time.
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ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
Brentford (+340) vs. Arsenal (-122), draw (+275), 3 p.m. EDT (NBCSN and Fubo.TV)
Arsenal ML (-122)
Arsenal over 1.5 (-112)