Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 9
Following the international break, teams will resume play in on Saturday with the start of Matchweek 9.
Using Paddy Power as the source for lines, let's take a look at some bets you should zero in on this week.
Please note that lines are subject to change after this article is published, which impacts betting advice. All betting lines were taken from Paddy Power, and you can check here to see their most updated numbers.
Bournemouth vs Southampton
Over 2.5 Goals (3/4)
Five out of Southampton’s eight league matches this season have ended with over 2.5 total goals scored. Similarly, six out of Bournemouth’s eight games have finished with over 2.5 total as well.
Both Bournemouth and Southampton rank in the top six in the league in shots taken per game inside the penalty area, so neither team’s goal-scoring success thus far have been flukes. Further, both teams rank in the bottom half of the league (Southampton 15th, Bournemouth 11th) in shots conceded per game, so this game looks to provide a combination of high-powered offense against subpar defending.
Everton vs Crystal Palace
Everton to Win (4/5)
Everton have started the season with a mediocre 3W-3D-2L record, but they have played two-and-half of those games without their star Brazilian International, Richarlison, due to a red card against Bournemouth earlier this season.
If we take out the games Richarlison was suspended and the game where he got the red card, Everton boast a much improved record of 3-1-1. With Richarlison likely to be in the lineup this weekend, we can expect this improved version of Everton to show up on Sunday against Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace are a weak team that has only earned points in three matches thus far, and all of those results came against teams in the bottom four in the table. Everton should be able to take the full three points at home in this match.
Cardiff vs Fulham
Cardiff to Win- Draw No Bet (13/20)
This matchup features the two worst teams in the EPL, with 17th place Fulham matching up with last place Cardiff. However, while Cardiff is currently below Fulham in the standings, the Bluebirds rank ahead of Fulham in shots inside the penalty area (5.9 per game vs 5.3) and shots conceded per game (10.8 vs 13.9).
Fulham has conceded the most goals of any team in the EPL, and they are 0-1-3 with a -8 goal differential away from home this season. Of course, Cardiff cannot be fully trusted, but they should have a good chance to win playing at home against an equally inept opposition.