Read on for this week’s EPL Matchday 8 betting advice, soccer analysis and free Premier League betting picks for the weekend fixtures involving Wolves, Manchester City, Tottenham, and Leicester City.
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Tottenham vs. Leicester City
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 12:30 PM EDT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Premier League Trends
- Tottenham are unbeaten in 12 consecutive EPL home games
- Tottenham have won 7 consecutive home games in all competitions
- Leicester City has conceded at least 1 goal in 10 straight EPL away games
- Both teams have scored in Leicester’s last 9 EPL away fixtures
Champions League Woes
Tottenham returns to action following a midweek disappointment in Portugal. The Lilywhites returned from their UCL meeting with a 2-0 loss to Sporting Lisbon. Still, Antonio Conte’s men should be positive towards a winning recovery this weekend when facing a lackluster Leicester City squad.
With an equal record to the English champions Manchester City, Conte’s squad has collected 14 points from 6 matchdays. If the Citizens falter against Wolverhampton on Saturday, Tottenham can take 1st place in the table from their London rivals Arsenal.
Spurs will host Leicester in North London behind a seven-game winning streak on home soil, but a lack of trust in alternating his squad has brought concerns to Conte’s game-planning. Tired legs could be a factor when faced with a well-rested Leicester squad.
Finding the Net Is No Problem
Finding the net hasn’t been an issue for Leicester City this term, but they’re currently rock bottom of the EPL table due to their inability to prevent goals at the other end.
They’ve scored more goals than the nine clubs above them in the EPL standings, but Brendan Rodger’s side has been abysmal in defense and returned to action following a 5-2 dismantling from Brighton.
Having faced Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United thus far, we can’t be overly critical of Leicester’s current positioning. However, Bournemouth (18) is the only team to have allowed more goals than the Foxes (16) this term, a red flag that needs to be addressed.
Tottenham vs. Leicester City: Odds and Prediction
The available EPL odds at top-rated sportsbooks expect a routine victory for Conte’s men, and given the recent performances by Leicester, it’s difficult to oppose this stance.
Rodger’s men have given us no reason to trust their on-pitch efforts thus far, and although Conte’s decision-making hasn’t been desirable, Tottenham is still the in-form squad with an EPL title to challenge for.
Score Prediction: Spurs 3 - Leicester 1
Soccer Pick: Tottenham and Over 1.5 (-143) [1.43u wager returns 1u] at Everygame
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester City
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 07:30 AM EDT at Molineux Stadium
Premier League Trends
- Wolves have won just 2 of their previous 14 games in all competitions
- Man City are unbeaten in 39 of their last 43 games in all competitions
- Man City haven’t lost to Wolves at halftime in 17 consecutive meetings
- Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their previous 3 EPL games versus Wolves
No Goal Scorers in Wolves
After becoming the victim of a heart-breaking ACL injury, Wolves’ hope for a season-long goal scorer in Sasa Kalajdzic has been crushed as the midlands outfit must now continue to scrap and scrape to put themselves on the scoresheet.
Raul Jimenez has underwhelmed, but Diego Costa could bring some hope for Wolves in the final third.
With a mere 3 goals scored from 6 matchdays, and despite their 3-game unbeaten run, concerns are running high in Wolves as they’ve claimed just one win this term and are currently 14th in the standings for their efforts, or lack of.
Solace can be found in their defensive unit, which has allowed just 4 goals this season, positioning them with the best statistical record in this category. Still, the attacking prowess of this Manchester City squad will be their toughest test to date.
Four in a Row
Manchester City won’t be concerned with Wolverhampton’s defensive record when reminiscing on their 5-1 victory when these two sides met in May 2022. In addition, Pep Guardiola’s men have won four consecutive meetings versus Wolves, and their spirits are high, returning from a midweek UCL success over Borussia Dortmund.
We’d usually highlight that rested legs are a factor, and the Citizens competed just three days ago. However, the depth of this Manchester City squad isn’t to be overlooked as they possess elite-level talent on and off the bench.
Returning to domestic action for the first time since their surprising 1-1 stalemate versus Aston Villa, City must remain focused on the end goal and not allow past results to hinder what’s in front of them.
Talent for talent and current form favors Guardiola’s men this weekend, and with a 19-game undefeated streak on the road, don’t be shocked to see another routine victory from the blue side of Manchester.
Wolves vs. Manchester City: Odds and Prediction
The current Premier League odds expect Manchester City to take all three points with a -303 moneyline price available.
However, I don’t believe it’ll be a simple 90 minutes for Haaland and company who’ll have the displeasure of facing Nathan Collins and Max Kilman before they can reach the goal.
Although I do expect City to sneak out the three points, I also expect this encounter to deliver a low scoring affair.
At plus-money offerings, the under 2.5 feels like a fair price when the leagues best defensive and attacking teams go head-to-head.
Score Prediction: Wolves 0 - Man City 1
Soccer Pick: Under 2.5 goals (+130) [1u wager returns 1.30u of profit] at Everygame
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