Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 8
Which Premier League matches offer betting value for this week on FanDuel Sportsbook? Let's see where we can zero in.
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.
Brighton vs Tottenham
Spurs to win -115
Tottenham are a vastly superior team to Brighton by every metric so far this season. Spurs are 5 points and 10 goals ahead of Brighton on the young season, and they are 13 spots ahead in WhoScored.com's team rankings.
The separation between the two sides is already significant, and it will likely continue to grow throughout the season, as Tottenham finished in 4th last year compared to 17th for Brighton. Spurs simply have too much talent for Brighton to handle when they are in good form, and they defeated Brighton in both of their league matchups last season.
Even playing away from home, Tottenham should expect to win this match without major difficulty. Getting Spurs to win at almost 1-1 provides tremendous value.
Liverpool vs Leicester
Liverpool to win -230
Liverpool are a remarkable 20W-2D-0L at home over the past two seasons with a goal differential of plus-52! This means Jurgen Klopp's side are winning 91% of their home games over this time period, mostly winning in dominant fashion.
At -230, Liverpool's implied odds to win are 70%, leaving a huge gap between the implied odds and their actual results at home. Yes, Leicester are off to a good start this year at 4-2-1, but they are coming off a mediocre 15-7-16 season and are likely to finish around the mid-table once all is said and done at the end of this year.
Liverpool are nearly unstoppable at home, and their streak of dominance is very likely to continue this weekend in what should be a routine victory over Leicester.
Burnley vs Everton
Burnley to win +180
Burnley are somewhat of a long shot to win this game at almost 2-1. However, they are four spots ahead of Everton in the standings and six goals ahead on goal difference, and they are playing at home. According to WhoScored.com's team rankings, there is quite a large gap between the two sides, with Burnley ranking 9th, compared to Everton's 17th.
Burnley have played 3 home games so far this season with two impressive wins over Norwich (2-0) and Southampton (3-0). Burnley did fall 3-0 at home to Liverpool, but at 17th in the WhoScored.com team rankings, the Toffees are clearly nowhere near Liverpool's class at this stage.
Many pundits are expecting Everton's play to pick up as the season progresses, but we have not seen evidence of a turnaround on the field in recent weeks. Burnley are playing better than Everton at the moment, and they are at home, so one would expect them to have a good shot at three points in this matchup.