Premier League matchday 8 brings one clear marquee game and a batch of fixtures that will play a role into determining top 6 and relegation down the road. We’ll highlight some of those after listing the lines.
Also starting this week, we’ll evaluate the matches we made comments on from the previous week. Of those:
- We suggested Manchester United and Arsenal would tie (they did).
- Liverpool would grit out another close win (they did).
- Wolves would prevail (they did).
On to this week’s lines.
2019-20 Premier League Matchday 8 Lines
|Saturday, October 5th|
|Brighton +300||Draw +250||Tottenham -107|
|Liverpool -225||Draw +350||Leicester +650|
|Watford +120||Draw +230||Sheffield +245|
|Burnley +190||Draw +225||Everton +155|
|Norwich +135||Draw +260||Aston Villa +190|
|West Ham +100||Draw +260||Crystal Palace +265|
|Sunday, October 6th|
|Arsenal -225||Draw +380||Bournemouth +575|
|Manchester City -910||Draw +900||Wolves +2200|
|Southampton +300||Draw +280||Chelsea -115|
|Newcastle +350||Draw +250||Manchester United -118|
Odds & Ends
- The Premier League’s top team for the season and of 2019 to date, Liverpool, face the team that’s currently third for the season and for all of 2019, Leicester. Tired legs would normally be a concern, as Liverpool have a mid-week match vs Red Bull Salzburg. However, the schedulers did them a huge favor as their clashes vs RBS and Leicester will be at Anfield. That helps. But Leicester is legit. Expect Liverpool to stay perfect with a competitive 2-1 win.
- Watford is favored at home against Sheffield. The Hornets are bad. Like, historically bad. Sheffield are surprisingly good. They’re going to have confidence after their performance against Liverpool. Their +250 is inviting.
- In terms of relegation, Norwich vs Aston Villa is this week’s most important game. Hard not to like Norwich at home.
- Just noting that in the 30 minutes since starting this post, Manchester City have gone from -800 to -910 and Wolves from +2000 to +2200. Not sure oddsmakers could make Wolves odds long enough at the Etihad.
- Manchester United aren’t as bad as their record shows. Yes, they’re bad. Just not that bad. The -117 vs Newcastle is worth a look.