Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 1
Which Premier League matches offer betting value on FanDuel Sportsbook? Let's see where we can zero in.
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Liverpool vs. Leeds
Liverpool -2 (no push) +210
Liverpool are coming off an absolutely dominant season last year, where they finished 32W-3D-3L with a +52 goal differential. That was one of the best teams in the history of the EPL, and they finished last season 18 points ahead of second-place Manchester City.
Liverpool’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino combined for 56 goals last season, and all three are expected to be in the starting lineup for the Reds this weekend.
Leeds are a newly promoted side and will be playing their first game in the EPL since the 2003-04 campaign. Leeds did win the Championship last year at 28-9-9, but they figure to face at least some sort of adjustment period. Starting off with Liverpool is no easy task. The Reds certainly should have an opportunity to win in a blowout.
West Brom vs. Leicester
Leicester to win -105
Leicester just barely missed out on the top four last year after losing to Manchester United on the last day of the season. Despite this, Leicester are still not getting enough respect from oddsmakers, and they are still only a modest favorite at -105 against newly promoted West Brom.
Although Ben Chilwell did leave for Chelsea, Leicester are bringing back most of their key players from last year’s team, and they should be expecting to once again compete for a spot in Europe.
West Brom are being promoted from the Championship and finished 22-17-7 there last season.They will likely be one of the worst teams in the league this season, and it’s a match Leicester will expect to win.
Tottenham vs. Everton
Everton +1 (no push) -105
Tottenham finished 16-11-11 last season, winning only 42.1% of their league matches. Spurs were a good side, but they were far from dominant and often settled for draws, which ultimately prevented them from making the Champions League.
Everton have a strong side and finished just a few points behind Spurs last season. At 13-10-15, the Toffees won/tied 60.5% of their games. They also bring in former World Cup golden-boot winner James Rodriguez into their side, and they could be an even stronger team than they were last campaign.
The implied odds for an Everton win/draw are close to 50%, but last season’s results indicate the Toffees should have a much better than 50% chance to get at least a draw from this game.