English Premier League Week 8 Fixtures Featuring Tottenham headed to Manchester City on October 18

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

    Tottenham-vs-Manchester-City odds

    Soccer Betting: Match day 8 begins earlySaturdaywith our featured match of Tottenham and Manchester City. Both teams are in nice positions in the table early in the campaign. Both have also been stingy on defense surrendering only 7 goals each.

    All clubs had last weekend off due to the International and Euro 2016 break, and a handful of clubs are still playing Champions and Europa League Group Stages, so the month Of October is busy, to say the least.Almost all matches other than our featured match will consist of teams at the top of the table playing lower teams in the table.

    This weekend's schedule appears very lopsided on paper, but they don't play matches on paper so let's see if we can find any surprises in Premier League this weekend.

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    Saturday, Oct 18- 7 Matches

    Featured Match

    Tottenham vs Manchester City

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Tottenham +650

    Man City -220

    Draw +350


    Tottenham +1 +130

    Man City -1 -140

    Total 3:

    Over -105

    Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Manchester City is one of those handful playing mid-week Champions League, and although it is against lowly Moscow, who they owned last year, they still have to just be concerned with Tottenham today.

    Tottenham certainly doesn't have the same club they had last year, but they have still managed to get results and play defensive-minded football. Bringing Erik Lamela over from Italy was a fine addition to their club, and he does play well with Erikson and Adebayor up front, so they are no pushover like the lines would depict.

    Surprised we can still get a reasonable price on the +1, and I see even the +1 and 1.5 is close to even money so that could be a nice play with some value.

    Manchester City is indeed the better team as a whole, but I just don't feel that Tottenham is scared to keep this a defensive game with not much scoring. This first half might be 0 - 0, and Tottenham will gladly take that.

    Play Tottenham +1 and if you have access grab the Handicap +1 and 1.5, and if you are not afraid of juice, even the +1.5 straight is only -140. Play it as you see fit.

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    Hull City vs Arsenal

    3-Way Lines: 1- +750 Away ; X- +400 Draw ; 2- -250 Home

    Spread: Hull City +1.5 -125 ; Arsenal -1.5 +110

    Total 3: Over +110 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Hull City snapped a 5 match winless run vs Crystal Palace the weekend before the break and hope to use it to keep going in the right direction.

    Arsenal just got hit with the news that Mesut Ozil is out for some time. I bet you thought we were going to talk about his girlfriend issues!

    Anyway, Arsenal has to try to keep everyone healthy for mid-week Champions League for their match with Anderlecht, and I do think Hull City can hang with Arsenal for 90 minutes. I will look to the Handicap +1.5 with marginal juice of -125.

    West Ham vs Burnley

    3-Way Lines: 1- +165 Away ; X- +225 Draw ; 2- +165 Home

    Spread: West Ham Pk -105 ; Burnley Pk -110

    Over 2.5: Over +110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Burnley is one of two clubs who have yet to taste victory, and scoring only 3 goals on the season does not make it easy to find points, but they do have 4 draws.

    West Ham showed a lot at Old Trafford going down 2 - 0 and getting within a goal, and then seeing Wayne Rooney pick up a Red Card they should have found an equalizer up a man. However, they still showed a fight and rebounded with 3 points vs QPR.

    I am not convinced Burnley can get a result even at home, so I will look to the Handicap Pk Draw no Bet situation and take West Ham Pk -105

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    Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

    3-Way Lines: 1- 230 Away ; X- +360 Draw ; 2- +700 Home

    Spread: Chelsea -1 -140 ; C. Palace +1 +130

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Chelsea is the last team left to have no losses against them, and they also have a big Champions League match mid-week.Crystal Palace has been playing well so far, but are coming off a loss to Hull City.

    Chelsea is not this overpowering team that can't be scored on, as they have given up 7 goals through 7 matches, so I imagine that 3 goals can certainly be found in this match. Over 2.5 goes on the board with marginal juice of -125.

    Aston Villa vs Everton

    3-Way Lines: 1- +530 Away ; X- +300 Draw ; 2- -175 Home

    Spread: Aston Villa +1 -110 ; Everton -1 -110

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Look at recent results and think that Aston Villa has lost 3 in a row and must not be playing well since they didn't score a goal in any of those matches either, but it's not like they played the worst clubs in the league, they were actually three of the best.

    Everton has no fight to give this year, has given up entirely too many goals and will be in a relegation battle all campaign in my opinion.

    I will jump all over this Handicap +1 at -110 on the away club Aston Villa at -110.

    Leicester vs Newcastle United

    3-Way lines: 1- +230 Away ; X- +240 Draw ; 2- +115

    Spread: Leicester-0.5 -135 ; New Castle +0.5 -+125

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Newcastle is that other club who remains winless on the season with Burnley, and they have two weeks to prepare for a home match against a team they have had a ton of success against. They have had 12 matches in the last 15 years and Leicester has one win against them in that time.

    History is what it is, but I will look to the total here and play the Over 2.5 at -115.

    Sunderland vs Southhampton

    3-Way Lines: 1- +550 Away ; X- +290 Draw ; 2- -180 Home

    Spread: Sunderland +1 -110 ; Southhampton -1 -110

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under 110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Southhampton lost on opening day and went on a nice run from there until Tottenham last time out. So they will look to pick up the pieces and use their home crowd to lift them over a Sunderland Club who has 1 win this season, but has gotten a result of some sort in their last 4 matches, so it will be a tight match. Southhampton should be able to say cheers to their fans and ride off with 3 points. I will not go near that 3 way line though at that price, so it is to the Handicap we go and the -1 at -110 on the home club.

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    Sunday, October 19- 2 Matches

    Liverpool vs QPR

    3-Way Lines: 1- -165 Away ; X- +300 Draw ; 2- +475 Home

    Spread: Liverpool -1 -110 ; QPR +1 -110

    Total 2.5 and 3: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Liverpool is obviously not the team most people have come to know and love right now, and things are not going according to plan, but they have 2 things going for them this week -- a match vs QPR and a Champions League mid-week fixture at home, but that one is with Real Madrid, not the cupcake QPR is.

    There is no doubt they are looking ahead to hosting Madrid, but what better way to prepare for it than throwing a beat down on the team scraping the bottom of the table.

    Liverpool -1 will have to be the play here with minimal juice.

    Swansea vs Stoke City

    3-Way Lines: 1- +200 Away ; X- +240 Draw ; 2- +145 Home

    Spread: Swansea Pk +125 ; Stoke City Pk -135

    Total 2 and 2.5: Over -110 ; Under +100

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Swansea got off to a hot start of 3 - 0 and has not won since, going 0 - 2 - 2 the last 4.

    This is actually an even match and I get why the lines are what they are. We have a tendency to see a tight match when both teams sit at such positive numbers and no one comes in favored to take 3 points. So since I am not a fan of laying draws, I will play Swansea and the Pk Draw no Bet to get a better value price of +125 in case that draw does come, no harm done!

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    Monday, October 20- 1 Match

    Manchester United vs West Brom

    3-Way Lines: 1- -140 Away ; X- +290 Draw ; 2- +380 Home

    Spread: Man U -0.5 and 1 -110 ; West Brom +0.5 and 1 -110

    Over 2.5 and 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Which Man U team shows is the question anyone would ask here. Naturally one would assume they will be able to walk in to the Hawthornes and get a result. To see that Handicap of -0.5 and 1 sitting there to take advantage of should be the play to make. So that will be the play I make as easy as that! Man U -0.5 and -1 at -110.

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