Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 26
Matchweek 26 provides the last taste of EPL action until February 22nd.
Using FanDuel Sportsbook as the source for lines, let's take a look at some bets you should zero in on this week.
Please note that lines are subject to change after this article is published, which impacts betting advice. All betting lines were taken from Paddy Power, and you can check here to see their most updated numbers.
Huddersfield vs Arsenal
Arsenal to win -170
Arsenal have been vastly superior to Huddersfield so far this season, boasting a massive 36-point lead in the table. The Gunners are 14W-6D-5L overall in the league this year, including a perfect 6-0-0 record against the bottom four team in the table.
Huddersfield have been a disaster this season as they are buried in last place with only 2 wins and 11 points. They have been particularly bad recently, having gone 0-1-11 in their last 12 matches. Huddersfield are a team in complete shambles, and Arsenal have dominated the bottom teams in the league this year, so this one should go down as an easy win for the Gunners.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham
West Ham +1 -130
West Ham have enjoyed more success than Crystal Palace so far this season as they are six points and two places higher than Palace in the league table. West Ham defeated Palace, 3-2, in their previous league matchup in December.
You can get good odds on West Ham to win/draw due to Palace being at home, but Palace have been a poor home side all season. The Eagles are 3-3-6 at home this year, which is actually a worse record than West Ham’s 4-2-6 away mark. It seems home field does not provide much of an advantage for Palace, so the Hammers should be able to muster up at least a point from this match.
Wolves vs Newcastle United
Newcastle +1 (no push) +115
Newcastle have started the season 2-5-5 away from home (58% win/draw rate) while Wolves have started the year 6-2-5 (46% win rate) on their home turf. Both of these win rates indicate that there is more than a 50% chance of Newcastle earning at least one point, making the +115 odds seem tantalizing.
Newcastle have also seem to have hit a bit of a hot streak recently, having dominated Cardiff (3-0 win), defeated Manchester City (2-1) and lost on a heartbreaking late goal to Spurs in their last three matches. It’s a small sample, but Newcastle may be starting to turn the corner.