Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 18
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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Manchester City vs. Leicester City
Leicester City +1 (no push) +220
Leicester City have been nothing short of dominant in the EPL this season, and in most years, their 12W-3D-2L record would have at the front of the pack in the league. Obviously, Liverpool’s historic season has kept the Foxes out of first, but Leicester remain a force.
Leicester are four points ahead of Manchester City in the league table, and they are 8-1-0 in their last nine games. On the flip side, City are 5-1-2 at home, which is identical to Leicester’s away record.
Leicester have been as good, if not better, than City so far this season, and yet they are more than 2-1 to win/draw this weekend. Leicester at +220 to draw or win is odds worth taking.
Watford vs. Manchester United
Manchester United to win -135
Manchester United have not been their usual self for most of this season, but they have gone 2-1-0 in their last three league games, including wins over Tottenham and Manchester City. Overall, they have a modest 25 points in 17 matches, but they are still miles ahead of last-place Watford (nine points in 17 matches).
Watford have won just one game this season, and they are last in the league in all of points, goal difference and WhoScored.com’s team ratings. They are truly a dreadful team with nowhere near the talent of United.
Manchester United should be a much bigger favorite to win this game, and even as a favorite of -135, they are a great play for the weekend.
Tottenham vs. Chelsea
Tottenham to win +130
Chelsea have held a slight edge over Tottenham this season as they are ahead by one spot in both the WhoScored.com rankings and the league table. However, Tottenham are trending up while the Blues are trending down.
Chelsea have lost four out of their last five matches, including losses to bottom-half teams in West Ham (15th in the table), Everton (16th) and Bournemouth (14th). Meanwhile, Spurs have played well since Jose Mourinho took over as manager, and the team has won four of its last five.
Tottenham’s good form and Chelsea’s poor form are difficult to ignore here. In what is a key battle in the race for the top four, I like taking Spurs to win.