Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 5
Coming off a week-long international break, the EPL will resume this weekend for matchweek 5.
Using FanDuel Sportsbook as the source for lines, let's take a look at some bets you should zero in on this week.
Please note that lines are subject to change after this article is published, which impacts betting advice. All betting lines were taken from FanDuel Sportsbook, and you can check here to see their most updated numbers.
Manchester United vs Leicester City
Leicester +1 (no spread) +100
Manchester United have gotten off to a slow start this season, as they currently sit in 8th place after the opening four games. Their last three games have been disappointing to say the least, as they tied Wolves and Southampton and shockingly lost to Crystal Palace at home. WhoScored.com's team rankings still place United fourth, based on their performances this season, so perhaps they have dealt with a bit misfortune, but they still rank below Saturday's opponent Leicester City who are 3rd in WhoScored.com's rankings.
Leicester City have gotten off to a hot start this season with an undefeated 2W-2D-0L record through the first four games. The Blue Foxes rank 3rd in the WhoScored.com team rankings and they have outshot their opponents in three of their first four matchups.
United are clearly not playing at their maximum level at the moment and with Leicester in good form, the Blue Foxes should be able to at least earn one point in Old Trafford on Saturday.
Watford vs Arsenal
Arsenal to win -105
Watford are off to a horrendous start this season and their 0-1-3 record is good enough for last place. They have been particularly terrible at home, with a 3-0 blowout loss to Brighton and a 3-1 loss at the hands of West Ham.
The Hornets are by far the worst team in the league so far, according to the WhoScored.com team rankings and this is without having played any of the big six teams yet. They will face a stiff uptick in competition against the Gunners this weekend, and considering they cannot even hold their own against a weak early-season schedule, one would expect Unai Emery's team to be able to pull out a full three points.
Despite playing a much tougher schedule that has included games against Liverpool and Tottenham, Arsenal ranks well above Watford in the WhoScored.com team rankings (5th) and the overall table (5th). Anything other than a win for Arsenal here would be a disappointment.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace +1 (no push) +230
Obviously, we are still in the very early stages of the season, but Crystal Palace currently sits in 4th place in the EPL standings (5 spots ahead of Tottenham), including a win at Old Trafford against Manchester United. The Eagles are also 3 spots ahead of Spurs in the WhoScored.com team rankings at this early stage in the season.
While Spurs have faced a difficult early schedule that has included away trips to Manchester City and Arsenal, they have not been impressive in any of their opening four matches. Spurs trailed most of the way in their opener against Aston Villa before a late surge of goals and they were defeated by a Newcastle team last week that projects to finish in the bottom half of the table.
Of course, nobody expects Palace to finish in the top 4 this season, but even last season Palace boasted a strong away record of 9-2-8, ranking them as the 6th best away team in the EPL. The Spurs still appear to be finding their footing in the early stages of the season, and while Palace are in good form, the +230 odds for Palace to earn a point provides good value to bettors this weekend.