• The Most Successful Teams On Opening Weekends
  • The Best Goalscorers on Opening Weekends

Matchday one of the new Premier League season is just hours away. Some players enjoy scoring on opening weekend of the League season. Identifying these players will help punters make better decisions.

Best Goalscorers on Premier League Opening Day

First off, let’s take a look at the win rate of the big teams on opening days in the Premier League.

In 30 opening day outings, Chelsea have have produced 19 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses giving the London giants a 63.3% win rate. Liverpool have a slightly lesser opening day win rate than the Blues, with 60%

Manchester City have a 50% win rate over the years, but since their takeover in 2008, they have one of the strongest Matchday one records. Arsenal come in with a 53% win rate on EPL opening weekends.

Spurs have the least impressive record out of the top 6 teams. The North London side have a 41.5% win rate on opening days, although they surprised many by beating Manchester City 1-0 on the opening weekend of last campaign.

Manchester United have the best opening day record in the League, which was evident even in one of their worst PL seasons (2021/22).

In 29 games, The Red Devils have won 20, drawn 4, and lost only 5 times.

New boys Nottingham Forest had a 80% win rate in their 5 Opening days fixtures before they were relegated 23 years ago. Also they have recruited impressively; Forest will play away at St James park against Newcastle.

Best Premier League Opening Day Scorers

The best Opening Day scorers in the EPL are Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney, but Jamie Vardy and Mohamed Salah could equal that record this season as they are both on 7 Matchday one goals already.

Pro Tip
Mohamed Salah has scored in 5 consecutive opening weekends. So, maybe Mohamed Salah and Vardy to score this weekend?

It is also important to note that Raheem Sterling and Bruno Fernandes could be scorers on Matchday one. They, are among a very exclusive group of players to have scored hat-tricks on Match day one in the Premier League, that list also includes Mohamed Salah.

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