Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 18
Which Premier League matches offer betting value on FanDuel Sportsbook? Let's see where we can zero in.
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Sheffield United vs. Newcastle
Newcastle to win: +210
Sheffield United seem to be destined for last place this season, as they have started 0W-2D-15L this year, meaning they have lost 88% of their games so far. They have fared slightly better in FBref’s expected goal difference but even there their -9.7 expected goal difference is ranked second-worst in the league.
Newcastle United have been far from a good team this season at 5-4-7 but that is still good enough to put them 17 points ahead of Sheffield with a game in hand to boot. The Magpies are also better on expected difference at -6.5, so it is pretty clear they are the superior team in this matchup.
Newcastle being more than a 2-1 underdog makes them an enticing bet for this matchup against the worst team in the league on Tuesday.
Wolves vs. Everton
Everton to win: +200
Everton are 9-2-5 to start the year and they are in a log jam, as 4 teams are currently tied on points at 29. They are currently in seventh place based on goal difference, but the Toffees are still very much in the mix for a Champions League spot.
Wolves are lagging slightly behind Everton in the standings in 13th place at 6-4-7 with 22 points. Wolves have not played well in recent league games at 0-2-2, including a 2-1 loss against 16th place Burnley.
This is a fairly evenly matched game, but Everton have been the superior team in the first half of the season. The Toffees are a good bet given they are 2-1 underdogs.
Burnley vs. Manchester United
Manchester United -1 (no push) +130
Manchester United are a legitimate title contender this season, as they only trail Liverpool on goal difference and they own a game in hand. United are 10-3-3 and they have been hot recently, going 8-2-0 in their last 10 matches.
On the flip side, Burnley have been one of the worst teams in the league this season, and their 4-4-7 record is only good enough for 16th place, putting them in a likely year-long fight for relegation.Burnley are even worse in expected goal differential, as they rank 18th in that category, so they may be even worse than their poor record would indicate.
Manchester United possess immensely more talent than Burnley and they should be able to win this game fairly easily. United to win by multiple goals is still at plus odds and this is another enticing betting opportunity.