English Premier League Matchday 1 Best Bets

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The Premier League odds are now available as we are back with our favorite expert advice and free betting predictions for the 2022/23 season.

Read on for this week’s EPL Matchday 1 betting advice, soccer analysis, and free soccer picks for the weekend fixtures.

Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Southampton FC

Saturday, August 06, 2022 – 10:00 AM EDT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Premier League Trends

  • Tottenham is unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 EPL games.
  • Tottenham has won at halftime/full-time in their last 3 EPL home games.
  • Southampton lost their last 4 EPL games of the 2021/22 season.

Tottenham Hotspur Analysis

If any of the EPL's top-rated teams pose a threat to Liverpool and Manchester City's title hopes (based on squad talent), we'd have to position Tottenham Hotspur at the top of that list.

For the Premier League 2022/23 season-opener, Spurs will welcome Southampton to the North London region of England's capital city on Saturday morning, a fixture that should provide the home side with a relatively simple beginning to their EPL title chase.

Southampton Analysis

Southampton has struggled to establish themselves as a top-10 EPL side since the 2016/17 term, where they finished 8th. Since then, they've finished 17th, 16th, 15th, and 15th in 4 consecutive campaigns.

Despite losing all but one of their pre-season-friendly fixtures, Southampton wasted no time during the summer transfer window. The arrival of Gavin Bazunu, Sekou Mara, Romeo Lavia, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Joe Aribo, and Mateusz Lis could breathe new life into the Saints squad.

However, there is still some evident work to be done by coach Ralph Hasenhüttl.


Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton: Odds and Pick

Spurs are the top-rated sportsbooks betting favorite by a heavy margin, a position that we simply cannot argue.

The Saints face a tricky season opener this weekend, and it's challenging to wager on anything other than a Tottenham victory. The only question is, by how many?

Score Prediction: Spurs 3 - Southampton 1

Soccer Pick: Tottenham Hotspur -1 (-105) [1.94] [1.05u wager returns 1u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Everton FC vs. Chelsea FC

Saturday, August 06, 2022 - 12:30 PM EDT at Goodison Park

Premier League Trends

  • Chelsea is unbeaten at halftime in their last 38 EPL games.
  • Chelsea has lost to Everton in 4 consecutive EPL games away from home.
  • Everton is undefeated in 5 of their last 6 EPL meetings.

Chelsea Analysis

With a complete season under his belt, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will begin his second start to an EPL term with a much broader understanding of his squad than what he was presented to him when debuting halfway through the 2020/21 season.

The London giants can't underestimate their weekend opponents, but we shouldn't help but think that Tuchel will be focused on next weekend's local derby versus rivals Tottenham.

To make matters more intriguing, alternate London rivals Arsenal handed Tuchel and company a 4-0 loss during a pre-season friendly.

Everton Analysis

Everton fans will be happy the 2021/22 season is behind them, as a battle for relegation kept them on the edge of their seats until the final matchday of the campaign.

As one of the six Premier League clubs to have never been relegated from the division, manager Frank Lampard will look to make a statement after a cagey string of results last term.

Everton has historically been a tough matchup for Chelsea. Although their contrasting league positions from last season will reflect in the sportsbooks, Lampard will be desperate to get one up on his former club.


Everton vs. Chelsea: Odds and Pick

The EPL available odds naturally favor the Champions League winners of 2021, but Chelsea will understand the assignment of entering Merseyside versus a revamped Everton outlook may not be straightforward.

With that said, I still believe in Tuchel and his ability to mold a title-challenging squad. And as Everton has made just three signings this summer, I can't say the same for Lampard's starting eleven.

Score Prediction: Everton 1 - Chelsea 2

Soccer Pick: Chelsea Win and Both Teams Score (+210) [3.10] [1u wager returns 2.10u of profit] at Everygame

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