Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 20
Matchweek 20 marks the beginning of the second half the EPL season with Liverpool surprisingly holding a six point lead in the league table.
Using FanDuel Sportsbook 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.
Leicester City vs Cardiff
Leicester to win -190
Cardiff improved on their dreadful away record after earning a 0-0 draw last week away to Crystal Palace, but they were fortunate to steal a point. Cardiff was out-shot 31-9 in that match and they only held 37% possession, so last week's result is hardly proof that they have overcome their road woes (0-2-7 overall record).
On the flip side, Leicester City are gaining momentum as they won against Chelsea and Manchester City in consecutive weeks. Leicester have creeped up to seventh in the table, 12 points ahead of Cardiff and 22 goals ahead on goal difference.
Leicester are the much superior side, and Cardiff are inept away from home. The Foxes should have no problem winning this match.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Chelsea to win -145
Chelsea have started the season 12-4-3 overall, including an impressive 6-1-2 away record. Chelsea are 5-1-0 away from home against the bottom half of the table and they have already defeated Crystal Palace at home earlier this season.
Crystal Palace have strangely earned more points away rather than at home so far this season, so their home record is a mediocre -- at best -- 2-3-4. With Palace not taking advantage of home field and considering Chelsea are the clearly superior side (21 points ahead in the league table), the Blues should be expected to win this game.
Watford vs Newcastle
Watford to win -130
Watford have been an average home team so far this year, at 5-0-5, but they have dominated at home against bottom half teams this year. The Hornets boast a 4-0-1 record against the aforementioned teams, with the one loss coming against 11th place Bournemouth.
On the flip side, Newcastle has been putrid on the road against teams outside of the relegation battle. Against the bottom four, Newcastle are 2-2-0 away from home, but they are 0-2-3 on the road against top 14 teams.
Watford’s dominance against weaker sides at home should continue here as 15th place Newcastle have failed to show that they are a quality team.