have to face 4 of the 6 strongest teams in their first 6 matches
play the 4 favourites to qualify for the Champions League in their opening 5 games
play 4 of the 6 weakest clubs in their opening 7 fixtures
Odds correct as at 12 June 2017
… are without an opening day win in
their last 7 attempts - a run dating back
… have only won one of their last nine
opening day fixtures, but have drawn the
… have won 7 and drawn 1 of their last
8 opening day matches.
… haven’t lost their first league match of a season for a decade, winning 5 and drawing
5 of their last 10 opening fixtures.
and each play 5 of the 6 weakest teams in their first 10 matches
Numbers can be used to identify opponents in the grid
THE KEY NUMBERS BEHIND OPENING DAY
… are unbeaten in their last 18 opening day fixtures (15 wins, 3 draws) - they were last beaten on the opening day back in 1998/99.
Clubs are ordered according to finishing position implied by odds
or shorter to be relegated
or shorter to win the title