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Rangers make the fond return back to the Premier League as we look forward to having a return of the Old Firm derby. They have absolutely dominated last season in the Championship knocking down 88 goals in the campaign, dominating their home form winning 89% of their home games in this event. Since they have come back, they have signed up a lot of players like Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Clinton Hill, Niko Krancjar and Joe Dodoo among their incoming players. They have started out pre-season by just losing 1 game, while winning 4 games in the Scottish League Cup. From the existing crop Waghorn who scored 28 goals last campaign, has already gotten off to a flyer with 4 goals in the League Cup so far, and along with Kenny Miller will be hoping the team gets off to a flying start.
Hamilton have been usually threatened with relegation year after year, but some how escaped in 10th spot last season to survive for another year in the top flight in Scotland. They have usually struggled defensively, shipping out at least 2 goals per game, and the won’t stand them in good stead against a Rangers side who want to crack on from week one in order to chase Celtic. One of their key defensive lynchpins, Jesus Garcia Tena is now out of this game with injury, which could prove to be a set back for the team.
I expect Rangers to go out there in front of their home fans and deliver a strong performance that will see them push on to victory in this opening encounter of the new Premiership Season.
PSG come into this season after losing their talisman, their King Zlatan Ibrahimovic but are still optimistic after a good pre-season has seen them win all of their 4 games so far. With Edison Cavani, Angel di Maria, Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa and Javier Pastore they still boast enough attacking talent in order to put balls in the back of the net and win games. They have also signed new manager Unai Emery, who loves his teams to play on the counter attack, and you can be sure there will be a lot of goals to entertain the crowds as all of PSG’s pre-season games have seen 3 goals or more scored.
Lyon have managed to hang on to most of their starting players with the exception of Umtiti who left. Lacazette who is still on the books as a Lyon player, will be looking to make an impression with still over 3 weeks of the transfer window still left to go. He along with his partner in crime Fakir have seen Lyon score in 15 straight games leading back to last season, and the attacking instinctive football that they play, is a pure reason for their offensive attack. The teams met 5 times last season with PSG winning 4 out of those 5 meetings, but 3 of them saw Lyon find the back of the net, including a 2-1 in their last outing.
Matches between the 2 sides have seen over 2.5 goals being scored in the last 4 straight games, and while both teams will still use this as a warm up to the new season, you could see a lot of attacking football in this one.
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