We fancy Leicester to make a winning start to their title defence on Saturday.
Hull v Leicester - Saturday 12.30, Sky Sports 1
Champions Leicester begin their title defence against promoted Hull, who bounced straight back up from the Championship last season via the play-offs. The Foxes were ‘Zlataned’ at Wembley on Sunday but will look to start with a win in the league against the managerless Tigers.
Ranieri’s men won 11 of their 19 road games last season and they also won four of their six matches against promoted teams, though all those wins were by just one goal. What’s more, in 2014/15 Hull lost nine home games, with four of these defeats against top-six sides, though only one was by more than one goal.
The Foxes showed that they were in good order against United and since they’ve managed to keep their title winning squad together so far, with the exception of Kante, they should start the season strongly, at least until the Champions League kicks off. As a result, we’re backing them to win narrowly and, with new boy Ahmed Musa impressing with his brace against Barca, it’s worth backing him to find the net on his Premier League debut.