Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 16
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.
Everton vs. Chelsea
Chelsea to win -105
Chelsea have been vastly superior to Everton so far this season, with the Blues leading by 14 places in the league table and 13 places in the WhoScored.com team rankings. There is a massive gap between the two sides, and yet Chelsea is a modest favorite to win at -105.
The sportsbooks are still projecting Everton as a team better than their place in the standings, but the Toffees have been every bit as bad as their record so far this season. Not only are Everton in 18th in the table, but they are 17th in goal difference as well as 17th in WhoScored's team ratings.
Everton have been playing like a bottom-four team for almost half a season, and with three consecutive losses, there is no indication they are on the verge of turning it around. Chelsea should win this game comfortably.
Brighton vs. Wolves
Wolves to win +180
Wolves are eight places ahead of Brighton in the standings as well as eight goals ahead on goal difference. In addition, Wolves are 11 places ahead of Brighton in WhoScored’s team rankings, and yet they are +180 to win against this inferior opponent.
Wolves are the away side in this matchup, but they are a strong away team -- their 10 away points are good enough to make them the fifth-best away side in the league. Playing away should not be a major hindrance, and with Wolves clearly the better side, they should be able to win this game.
West Ham vs. Arsenal
West Ham +1 (no push) -120
Arsenal are currently on a seven-game winless streak in league play, with their last win coming against Bournemouth on October 6th.The Gunners are 1-3-3 away from home, with their one victory coming against Newcastle on the opening day of the season. Unai Emery got the boot as manager at the end of November, but new manager Freddie Ljungberg has not fared much better and is off to a winless start in his first two games.
West Ham have not been great this year, holding a 4-4-7 record, but even with their mediocre record, they have earned a win or draw in more than 50% of their matches. Having home-field advantage and facing a spiraling Arsenal, the Hammers should have enough to at least earn a draw.