Premier League Betting Guide: Matchweek 7
Which Premier League matches offer betting value on FanDuel Sportsbook this week?
Let's see where we can zero in.
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Fulham vs. Chelsea
Chelsea have already fired their manager, Thomas Tuchel, after a rough start to their season. The Blues have gone 3W-1D-2L with disappointing losses to Southampton and Leeds, and they now look to bounce back under new manager Graham Potter. However, Chelsea face a difficult challenge this weekend against a Fulham team that trails them by just two points in the early stages of the season.
Fulham lost 2-1 games away to Arsenal and Tottenham, but they have gotten at least a point in each of their other four matches, including a 2-2 home draw against Liverpool. Fulham are 2-1-0 at home this season, and they will likely be happy with a draw if the game is tied late in the second half.
Chelsea still can't be trusted to get three points in any away match, let alone one against a team in Fulham’s form.
Bournemouth vs. Brighton
Brighton to win -120
Brighton are off to a strong start this season at 4-1-1, and they are coming off an impressive 5-2 win against Leicester last weekend. Per FBRef, Brighton are fifth in the league in expected goal differential (xGD) at +3.1, so their hot start has been well earned.
Brighton face a Bournemouth team that is 2-1-3 to start the season, but they are 19th in the league in xGD (-7.8), as they lost by a combined score of 16-0 against Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool. Bournemouth do have wins against Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, but those teams are a combined 2-2-8 to start the season and both project to finish toward the bottom of the table.
Brighton are currently 4th in the league and will present a much tougher challenge to Bournemouth than Forest or Villa did. Even with the loss of Potter, the Seagulls are good value at -120 to win.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
Manchester United to win +110
United got off to an 0-0-2 start this season but have picked it up since then, winning each of their last four EPL matches, including triumphs over Liverpool and Arsenal. United seem to be back on track after a slow start, and they have already moved up to fifth place in the table despite a challenging schedule.
Palace are always a pesky team. However, they are currently down in 15th place at 1-3-2 with only two points from their last three matches. Palace have a -2.6 xGD, good for 14th in the league. While they aren't a pushover, Palace will likely have a tough time against an in-form United.
The Red Devils should be able to extend their league winning streak to five.