Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 36
Manchester City have taken over first place after Matchweek 35, but the title race is still very much in play with 3 games remaining.
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 cancheck here to see their most updated numbers.
Fulham vs Cardiff
Fulham to win +130
Fulham are an unimpressive 5-3-9 at home this season, but they are 4-0-0 at home against teams in the bottom six in the table. They face Cardiff this weekend, and Cardiff are undoubtedly one of the weakest teams in the league (18th place).
Cardiff are terrible both home and away, but they are particularly bad away from home. The Bluebirds are 3-2-12 away from home with a -19 goal difference. Given Fulham’s success against the bottom of the league and Cardiff’s ineptitude on the road, Fulham should be able to come away with three points from this match. The only concern here is that this match means a lot more to Cardiff as they battle to avoid the drop.
Watford vs Wolves
Watford to win +155
Watford and Wolves have been evenly matched this season, sitting in 7th and 8th in the table with only one point separating them.
Home-field advantage could prove critical for Watford as their home form (27 points in 17 matches) is noticeably better than Wolves’ away form (20 points in 17 matches).
In addition, Watford will have three days rest compared to only two for Wolves, which could prove to be critical at this late stage in the season. Watford should have a good chance to get the win on Saturday, just as they did in the FA cup semis when these two met up not long ago.
Brighton vs Newcastle
Newcastle +1 (no push) -165
Brighton are having an extremely poor season, and they find themselves in the middle of a relegation battle, sitting in 17th place. They are 6-4-7 at home (35% win rate) with a -6 goal difference, so even at home, they are a below average team.
Newcastle are 7 points ahead of Brighton in the table, and they are a decent road team at 3-7-7 (59% win/draw rate). Newcastle should be able to muster up at least a draw against this lowly Brighton side even though the point would carry a lot more weight for Brighton than it does for the Magpies.