Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 6
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 FanDuel Sportsbook, and you can check here to see their most updated numbers.
Southampton vs Bournemouth
Bournemouth +1 (no push) -115
Southampton and Bournemouth have played at a fairly similar level so far this season, with both teams currently tied in the standings at 2W-1D-2L with a -1 goal differential. Both teams also possess an almost identical WhoScored.com team rating, with Bournemouth ahead of Southampton by a mere .01 of a rating point.
In addition, Southampton have only scored 5 goals this season, two of which came against a Brighton team that was playing with only 10 men. The Saints are not a team that possess much offensive firepower and they will likely struggle to break away from Bournemouth in this matchup.
Overall, these teams are evenly matched on paper, and home-field advantage does not appear to be enough to separate the two sides. Bournemouth is good enough to at least earn one point from this matchup.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Liverpool to win -105
Liverpool have continued to be a dominant force in the EPL this season, as they are off to a perfect 5-0-0 start with 4 of their wins coming by 2 goals or more.
Jurgen Klopp's side possess three of the top ten players in the league at this early stage in the season, according to WhoScored.com (Roberto Firmino #1, Mohamed Salah #8 and Sadio Mane #10). This trio provides the Reds with one of the most dangerous attacking lineups in all of Europe and they will surely provide a huge challenge for the Chelsea defense.
On the other side, Chelsea have gotten off to a mediocre 2-2-1 despite a soft early-season schedule. The Blues only faced one team "big six" team this season and that game was a 4-0 beatdown against a Manchester United team that has also struggled to start the year.
Although Chelsea has earned a strong reputation, they are not on the same level as Liverpool at the moment and deserve to be a larger underdog in this game. Liverpool will expect to earn the win on Sunday.
Burnley vs Norwich
Teemu Pukki anytime scorer +140
Teemu Pukki has been off to a flying start this season, scoring 6 goals in 5 league matches to start the season and scoring a goal in 4 of the team's 5 games. What makes his early-season run even more impressive is the fact that Pukki has scored against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool already this season.
This weekend's matchup should be a more favorable one for Pukki as his team faces a Burnley side that was in the bottom five in goals allowed last season. The Burnley defense has gotten off to a better start this season but after a season-opening shutout against Southampton, they have conceded 7 goals in their next 4 games, with at least one goal conceded in each matchup.
Norwich will not be outmatched in this game, as they are actually ahead of Burnley in the standings and there will be plenty of opportunities for Pukki to score. Look for him to keep his goal-scoring streak going this weekend even if Norwich ultimately does not come out of the game with a victory.