2017/2018 EPL Week 8 Preview

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Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Everton

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Amex Stadium

Burnley Vs West Ham United

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Turf Moor

Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea

Sunday 15October, 12:00am, Stamford Bridge

Leicester City Vs West Bromwich Albion

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, King Power Stadium

Liverpool Vs Manchester United

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Anfield

Manchester City Vs Stoke City

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Selhurst Park

Southampton Vs Newcastle United

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Swansea City Vs Huddersfield Town

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Liberty Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Wembley

Watford Vs Arsenal

Sunday 15 October, 12:00am, Vicarage Roar


2016/2017

 

It is another big weekend of action in the English Premier League.

The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is one of the fiercest in all of football and they will renew acquaintances at Anfield this weekend, while Chelsea and Leicester City will do battle at Stamford Bridge in what will be a highly intriguing clash.

Every game this weekend has plenty of interest from a betting perspective and you can find our recommended betting plays below.

Chelsea Vs Leicester City

Sunday 16 October, 10:30pm, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 3 - Leicester City 0

Chelsea went into the break for the international window with a victory over Hull City and they will start this clash with Leicester City as clear favourites.

There is no doubt that Chelsea are still a work in progress this season and it is very tough to get them as short as their current price.

Chelsea have won just six of their past their past 18 games as home favourites for a heavy loss and they are extremely tough to trust in this scenario.

Leicester City have been inconsistent during their English Premier League title defence to date, but they still look like a great betting play in this fixture.

The Foxes have taken at least a point from seven of their past 11 games as away underdogs and they were able to draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season.

There is no doubt that Leicester City are more than capable of taking something from this fixture and the $2.38 for the double chance is outstanding value.

Back Leicester And Draw Double Chance @ $2.38

Bournemouth Vs Hull City

Sunday 16 October, 1:00am, Goldsands Stadium

Bournemouth 6 - Hull City 1

Bournemouth bounced back from their slow start to the season to take seven points from their past four games and they are the clear favourites to get the job done this weekend.

Home favourtism has not been a position in which Bournemouth have thrived in the past 12 months and they have won just three of their ten games as home favourites for a clear loss.

Hull City made a very promising start in their return to the English Premier League, but a lack of depth has caught up to them in recent weeks and they have been on the end of heavy defeats at the hands of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

This is clearly an easier assignment for Hull City and they have been able to take at least a point from two of their three games as underdogs this season.

I can’t get Bournemouth anywhere near as short as their current quote and the double chance is once again the value betting play.

Back Hull City And Draw Double Chance @ $2

Arsenal Vs Swansea City

Sunday 16 October, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 3 - Swansea City 2

American manager Bob Bradley has taken over at Swansea City, but the Welsh outfit will still go into this clash with Arsenal as clear underdogs.

Francesco Guidolin was sacked as Swansea City manager after his sides lost to Liverpool and they have just four points from their first seven games of the season.

Swansea City have won three of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear profit, but their recent form has been nowhere near as strong as what they produced at their best last season.

Arsenal have recorded five wins on the trot and it is no surprise that the Gunners are set to start this clash as clear favourites.

Arsenal have won 12 of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear favourites for a healthy profit and it is tough to see them losing this game.

In saying that, there is no value at the $1.25 on offer and I am more than happy to stay out of this clash from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Manchester City Vs Everton

Sunday 16 October, 1:00am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 1 - Everton 1

Manchester City suffered their first loss of the English Premier League season against Tottenham in their last game before the international break and they face another tough challenge against Everton.

Manchester City had been flawless before their loss to Tottenham and it will be interesting if other teams follow a similar blueprint to that produced by Mauricio Pochettino.

They have won 12 of their past 18 games as home favourites over the past 12 months, but they have still not been a profitable betting proposition in that scenario.

Everton had their stellar start to the English Premier League season halted by both Bournemouth and Crystal Palace before the international break.

They will go into this clash as clear underdogs, but this is another game in which the double chance is the value betting proposition.

Everton have taken at least a point from their past five games as away underdogs and they play the type of football that could cause Manchester City problems.

Back Everton And Draw Double Chance @ $2.63

Stoke City Vs Sunderland

Sunday 16 October, 1:00am, Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 2 - Sunderland 0

This is a crucial game for two sides that have made a slow start to the English Premier League season.

Stoke City are yet to win a game this season, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites following their draw with Manchester United.

Home favourtism has been a position in which Stoke City have struggled over the past 12 months and they have won just three of their past 11 games as home favourites.

Sunderland are another team chasing their first win of the English Premier League season and they have just the two points at this stage of the season.

The Black Cats have won just three of their past 17 games as away underdogs, but they have been able to draw five of these fixtures and backing them to draw each of their fixtures has proven to be a profitable betting play over the past 12 months.

This a game that has dour draw written all over it and the $3.40 for the stalemate is outstanding value.

Back The Draw @ $3.40

West Bromwich Albion Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 16 October, 1:00am, The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 1 - Tottenham 1

Tottenham continue to go from strength to strength and they are clear favourites to account for Tottenham this weekend.

Tottenham produced their best performance of the season to beat Manchester City in their last game before the international break and a similar effort would easily be good enough to account for West Bromwich Albion.

The London-based outfit have won eight of their past 12 games as away favourites for a very handy profit and they look very well-placed in this clash.

West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten from their past three games, but this clash with Tottenham represents easily their toughest assignment of the season to date.

There is little doubt that West Brom generally produce their best performances in front of their home fans at The Hawthorns and they have won five of their past ten games as home underdogs for a big profit.

This is one game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am more than happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Crystal Palace Vs West Ham United

Sunday 16 October, 3:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 0 - West Ham 1

The fact that Crystal Palace are such clear favourites in this clash is an indication of just how badly West Ham have started this season.

West Ham have recorded just the one win so far this season – after jostling for a position in the Champions League last season – and their are serious issues both on and off the pitch.

They have now won just three of their past 15 games as away underdogs and their recent form really has been putrid.

Crystal Palace have been nothing short of excellent in recent weeks and they have not lost a game since they went down to Tottenham in their second game of the season.

They have improved on both sides of the football since Christian Benteke joined the club and they are deserving favourites for this clash.

A repeat of their recent form would prove far too strong for West Ham and they are good value to win again at their current price.

Back Crystal Palace To Win @ $2.15

Middlesbrough Vs Watford

Sunday 16 October, 11:30am, Riverlands Stadium

Middlesbrough 0 - Watford 1

This is a crucial game for both sides.

Middlesbrough have not won a game since they beat Sunderland in their second game of the season, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

They have struggled in front of their home fans this season and it is tough to get them as short as their current quote.

Watford went into the international window on the back of a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth and they have played some decent football.

The Hornets have won five of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they really are outstanding value to get the job done in this clash.

Back Watford To Win @ $3.60

Southampton Vs Burnley

Monday 17 October,2:00am, St Mary's Stadium

Southampton 3 - Burnley 1

Southampton are one of the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend to return to winning form against Burnley,

The Saints have been somewhat inconsistent this season to date, but they obviously have a clear edge over their rivals.

On the other hand, Southampton have won eight of their past 15 games as home favourites for a narrow loss and it is tough to get them as tough as their current price.

Burnley have struggled away from home in their return to the English Premier League and they have lost both their games as away underdogs.

Southampton should be able to get the job done, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

Liverpool Vs Manchester United

Tuesday 18 October, 6:00am, Anfield

Liverpool 0 - Manchester United 0

Liverpool have played some outstanding football during the English Premier League season to date and they will go into this clash with Manchester United as clear favourites.

A full-season under Jurgen Klopp has worked wonder for this Liverpool and they are playing more attractive football than anybody in the English Premier League.

They have now won four games on the trot, but their record as home favourites is still a non-profitable 7-7-2.

Manchester United have plenty of issues both on and off the field and it is unusual to see the market desert them in this way.

The Red Devils have actually won two of their past four games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they really do represent plenty of value at their current price.

Back Manchester United To Win @ $3.30