Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 12
Which Premier League matches offer betting value for this week on FanDuel Sportsbook? Let's see where we can zero in.
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Tottenham vs. Sheffield United
Sheffield United +1 (no push) +130
To almost everyone’s surprise, Sheffield United are currently three points and five places ahead of Tottenham in the league table almost a third of the way into the season. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the gap between these teams is actually larger going by WhoScored.com’s team rankings (Sheffield United is fifth, Tottenham 12th), which are based off of current season performance.
Of course, we don’t expect Tottenham to lag behind Sheffield forever, but at the moment, Sheffield are the better side. The Blades have played well against some of the league’s top teams this season, beating Arsenal, tying Chelsea and holding Liverpool scoreless until the 70th minute in a 1-0 defeat.
Sheffield have simply been better than Tottenham so far this campaign, and they have looked solid when tested against top competition. Sheffield is a good bet to muster up at least a tie in this matchup.
Leicester City vs. Arsenal
Leicester to win +100
Manchester City and Liverpool steal most of the headlines, but Leicester has quietly looked like a Champions League side in the early stages of this season. The Foxes are 7-2-2 with a +19 goal difference, the latter of which is skewed by their their 9-0 beatdown of Southampton.
Brendan Rodgers has done a fantastic job this season as his side sits in third place in the league, six points clear of fifth-place Arsenal. Leicester are 4-1-0 at home this season, compared to Arsenal’s 1-2-2 away record, so there is certainly reason to believe Leicester should win this fixture at the King Power Stadium.
Arsenal are a mediocre team, at best, away from home, and Leicester could be on their way to another magical campaign, so three points from the Foxes is the expectation here.
Wolves vs. Aston Villa
Aston Villa to win +330
Aston Villa and Wolves have both gotten off to lackluster starts. Wolves are in 12th with 13 points, compared to 16th for Villa with 11 points. Despite their places in the table, WhoScored.com actually pegs Villa as the team having the better season, ranking them seventh to Wolverhampton’s 11th.
Wolves have home-field advantage in this game, but they have failed to capitalize on home field early this season, ranking 17th in the home table.
With these teams being seemingly evenly matched and with Wolves not being a quality home team thus far, Aston Villa is a good play at greater than 3-1 odds to win. This is an even game, and the odds should be much more balanced.