Newly-promoted teams normally arrive in the Premier League full of hope and confidence for the season ahead.
That can’t be said for play-off winners Hull, though, who start the campaign with a caretaker manager, a host of injuries and an army of angry fans.
It’s been a disastrous close season for the Tigers and I can’t see it getting any better with champions Leicester visiting the KCOM Stadium in Saturday's early kick-off.
With Steve Bruce heading for the hills, Mike Phelan takes temporary charge after Hull failed to secure a major managerial signing before the start of the season.
They look like a club in complete crisis and Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri will be licking his lips.
The Foxes caused the biggest shock of all time last term and they’ve done well to hold on to Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel.
They are a best-priced 33/1 to retain their crown and, while that is highly unlikely, they will still be very hard to beat week, in week out.
It was a good performance in the Community Shield against Manchester United last weekend, but Ranieri has bigger fish to fry and he will be delighted the new campaign is underway again.
I’m sure Phelan would be more than happy with a point from his first game in charge, yet with so many issues I just can’t see that happening.
Betway are offering 10/11 about an away win which simply has to be snapped up.
I also wouldn’t put anyone off buying Leicester supremacy at 0.6 with Sporting Index. This could be the start of an incredibly long season for Hull.
Leicester 10/11 (Betway)
Buy Leicester supremacy 0.6 (Sporting Index)