The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 8 of the 2020/21 English Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs. Leeds
Crystal Palace have gone 1-4-6 as the home underdog over the last 12 months. Leeds have won their last two away games to nil and their only away defeat this season was by a 4-3 scoreline at Anfield.
Back Leeds to win to nil at 4.00 (bet365)
Over the last twelve months 12 of Palace’s 16 defeats were to nil and both of Leeds’ away wins this season were to nil.
Chelsea vs. Sheffield United
Back Chelsea in the head-to-head at 1.40 (bet365)
This is primarily a bet against Sheffield United, who bring 0-1-9 form into this clash and have lost their last five away fixtures. They’re struggling for goals at the moment, which doesn’t bode well against Chelsea, who have scored at least 3 goals in four of their last five fixtures.
West Ham vs. Fulham
Back West Ham in the head-to-head at 1.85 (Unibet)
West Ham expressed their disappointment at failing to pick up a point at Anfield last week, which is actually a sign of how well they’re playing. They made Liverpool work hard for that win and prior to that they held Tottenham & Man City to draws and thrashed Wolverhampton & Leicester City 3-0 and 4-0, respectively. Fulham picked up a much-needed win over the winless West Brom last week but their 1-1-5 form this season is a true reflection of their struggles. The Cottagers’ only points have come against sides currently in the relegation zone. The injury absence of Michail Antonio is a blow for the Hammers, but they should still be too strong against Fulham, who have lost each of their previous three visits to the Hammers.
West Brom vs. Tottenham
Back Tottenham in the head-to-head at 1.54 (Unibet)
West Brom remain winless this season as they continue to make defensive mistakes each week. The hosts have conceded a league high 16 goals and they’re taking on a Spurs side that leads the league with 18 goals scored. Twelve of Tottenham’s 18 goals were scored on the road in just three away fixtures.
Manchester City vs. Liverpool
Back Over 2.5 goals at 1.50 (bet365)
Nine of the last ten meetings between the two at this venue went over 2.5 goals. Liverpool’s last five fixtures went over 2.5 goals and the injury to Virgil van Dijk has made them more frail at the back. Liverpool have conceded 15 goals in 7 games this season and 27 in 14 matches since they were confirmed as Premier League champions in June. They still pose plenty of threat in attack, which is why the Over selection appeals.
Arsenal vs. Aston Villa
Back Arsenal in the head-to-head at 1.70 (Unibet)
Following an excellent start, Aston Villa have lost their way over the last two weeks. They fell 0-3 at home to Leeds then 3-4 at home to Southampton, with two stoppage-time goals creating a scoreline that flattered the hosts. Arsenal tend to be dependable as a home favourite and they have won their last three home fixtures against Aston Villa by a combined 12 goals to 2.