Former England star Jermaine Jenas has signed up to play footie5 with thepools.com. We’ve asked him to give us his five predictions ahead of this weekend’s round one fixtures…
WATFORD 2 – 0 BRIGHTON
The Hornets have a Wembley humiliation to bounce back from and they will on opening day.
CRYSTAL PALACE 0 – 1 EVERTON
The last six Selhurst meetings have produced six goals - four of them in one 2017 humdinger. Expect another battle, to be edged by Everton.
BURNLEY 1 – 1 SOUTHAMPTON
Ralph Hasenhüttl has breathed new life into Saints and some shrewd summer acquisitions can see them start solidly with a point.
BOURNEMOUTH 2 – 1 SHEFFIELD UTD
Dean Henderson is an impressive - and necessary - addition for the Blades. But he’ll be kept busy on the south coast.
RANGERS 2 – 1 HIBERNIAN
Hibs are Rangers’ bogey team, Gers have beaten the Hibees just twice in their last TEN meetings. But they can make it three here.