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When is the Premier League Opening Weekend? Fixtures, Odds and Key Contests

By Andrew Francis

Published: 9:00, 21 August 2023 | Updated: 13:27, 19 December 2023

The opening weekend of Premier League action is in the history books with several teams starting their campaigns with impressive wins

Manchester City got their title defence off to the perfect start, with a 3-0 win over Burnley, whilst Arsenal were also victorious against Nottingham Forest.

Crystal Palace and Fulham both picked up important away wins on the opening weekend of the season, beating Sheffield United and Everton respectively. Perhaps the most impressive performance of the weekend was from Brighton, who gave Luton a rude awakening in their first ever Premier League game, claiming a 4-1 win.

Newcastle picked up where they left off, with a 5-1 win over Aston Villa, whilst Manchester United were lucky to escape their tie, with Wolves, with all three points.

Bournemouth and West Ham had to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw, with Chelsea and Liverpool playing out the same scoreline. The Ange Postecoglu era got off to a reasonable start, with Spurs securing a 2-2 draw away to Brentford.

It’s sure to be another exciting season in England’s top division if the opening weekend was anything to go by and we’ve got all the information you need here on the first day of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

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2023/24 Premier League Opening Weekend

2023/24 Premier League Opening Weekend Fixtures
Burnley 0-3 Man City Friday 11 August
Arsenal 2-1 Nottingham Forest Saturday 12 August
Bournemouth 1-1 West Ham Saturday 12 August
Brighton 4-1 Luton Saturday 12 August
Everton 0-1 Fulham Saturday 12 August
Sheffield United 0-1 Crystal Palace Saturday 12 August
Newcastle 5-1 Aston Villa Saturday 12 August
Brentford 2-2 Tottenham Sunday 13 August
Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool Sunday 13 August
Man United 1-0 Wolves Monday 14 August

What happened on the opening weekend last season?

Last season saw Arsenal state their intent on mounting a title challenge when they put in an impressive performance away to Crystal Palace, picking up a 2-0 win. It was a result matched by Manchester City, who travelled to West Ham and won by the same scoreline.

Brighton showed the promise within their squad when they beat Man United 2-1 at Old Trafford, whilst there were signs of things to come for Liverpool as they were held to a 2-2 draw against newly promoted, Fulham.

There were differing fortunes for the other sides entering the Premier League, with Bournemouth picking up a 2-0 win over Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest being defeated 2-0 by Newcastle.

2022/23 Premier League Opening Weekend Results
Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal
Fulham 2-2 Liverpool)
Tottenham 4-1 Southampton
Newcastle 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Leeds 2-1 Wolves
Bournemouth 2-0 Aston Villa
Everton 0-1 Chelsea
Manchester United 1-2 Brighton
Leicester 2-2 Brentford
West Ham 0-2 Man City


Premier League Odds

Premier League Outright Odds

Team Bet365
Man City 5/4
Arsenal 5/2
Liverpool 11/4
Aston Villa 14/1
Tottenham 33/1
Newcastle 150/1
Man United 150/1
Chelsea 250/1
Brighton 1000/1
West Ham 1000/1