Aston Villa will be desperate to make amends when they lock horns with Everton at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.
In their opening game away to Newcastle, Villa were ripped from limb to limb by the ruthless Magpies, who stormed to an emphatic 5-1 victory.
Everton, meanwhile, who have been perennial strugglers, well at least in more recent times anyway, were pipped 1-0 by Fulham.
Of course, it is very early days to make any cast-iron judgments about how either club will fare this season, but Unai Emery will be demanding more from his side after a demoralising day on Tyneside.
Perhaps the loss of Tyrone Mings for the season (ACL injury) will be sorely felt for those all connected with Villa.
Anyway, both sides will be desperate to get their first points on the season, but how will things pan out?
I have pored over the betting markets and I have picked out a couple of juicy betting tips for you to mull over.
Aston Villa to get back on the winning trail
The way in which Villa disintegrated against Newcastle after Moussa Diaby equalised will have angered Emery.
Hours spent on the training field and carefully concocted plans all went out the window after 16 minutes, and Newcastle were in full control from that point on.
With a Europa League Conference play-off game around the corner, Emery will want to eviscerate the Newcastle disaster from his mind and see his side produce the football they are capable of.
While there are never any guarantees in the Premier League, one thing you wouldn’t want to rule out is goals. There have been nine goals shared across the past four league clashes, but Villa have won all of their recent meetings with Everton.
Instead of going for the Over/Under score line, I see a bit more value in the Result & BTTS section, so for my first pick I am plumping on Villa to win & BTTS, which is available at an enticing 11/4 with William Hill.
Youri Tielemans to produce a moment of magic
One of the most eye-catching additions to Emery’s squad this summer was Youri Tielemans.
He tried to keep Leicester afloat last term, but to no avail, and it will be fascinating to see how he gets on at Villa this term.
Although he came on at half-time against Newcastle, his influence was largely limited on his competitive debut for the Midlands outfit.
That said, it may not be too long before we see the real Tielemans, who became a specialist for scoring long-range screamers when he was at Leicester, come to the fore.
Tielemans won’t be afraid to have a pop at goal, and he could well set Villa on their way to victory.
To wrap things up, I have gone with the Belgian midfielder to be the first goalscorer for Villa, which is available at a rather long-looking 21/2 with Unibet.