Premier League Betting Tips Week 8: Top Matches and Goalscorers to Wager
Whether you won or lost in international week, the return of the Premier League is set to offer up plenty of opportunities to cash in on the next round of matches in the English top flight at the weekend.
It's a good week for making wagers on potential match winners too, with Week 8 offering up some truly delectable contests ripe for goals.
All tips based on odds and trends from OddsChecker.com.
Newcastle United vs. Liverpool
Clashes between the two clubs haven't finished goalless since 1974 and with Loic Remy, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez lined up for action at St. James Park in the early Saturday kick-off in Week 8, it's unlikely that a 0-0 draw is on the cards on Tyneside.
Liverpool have won 10 of their last 14 matches against Newcastle, and while Alan Pardew's side have improved slightly after their dodgy start to the season, it's likely that the Reds will march on to victory again in the North East.
For obvious reasons the odds are very short and don't offer much value for those betting on Brendan Rodgers' men to come good away. Taking a punt on the exact score could be worth a go, however.
Victor Moses could be an interesting option for those wanting to stick money on first goalscorer, with Liverpool's on-loan winger drawing closer and closer to adding to his account after scoring against Swansea back in September.
According to Odds Checker, odds on Moses are drifting too, offering great value.
Alternatively, Jordan Henderson could be worth a flutter, with a very handsome return for anyone brave enough to put money on such an outside bet.
The former Sunderland midfielder has been in fine form and will be looking to make a big impression against his hometown team's big rivals.
Punters looking for even greater odds wouldn't go far wrong from considering Kolo Toure or Fabricio Coloccini popping up at a set piece to knock in either Liverpool or Newcastle's respective opener.
Southampton vs. Manchester United
David Moyes has come under pressure from some quarters due to United's underwhelming early form, and if unconvinced punters are prepared to put their money where their mouth is and back the Saints at Old Trafford, they could receive a tidy reward.
Following his record-breaking strikes for the Netherlands in the international break, Robin van Persie is the favourite to be first goalscorer with Wayne Rooney's odds shortening following his opener against Poland in England's final qualifier.
Having previously highlighted him as a goalscoring midfielder to watch at the weekend, Adam Lallana may be worth some attention, considering how hard United have found it to cope with small, skillful players slipping through their defensive cracks of late.
Should Moyes' men focus on becoming unbeatable rather than unstoppable after their indifferent early-season form, dropping some money on there being no goalscorer at all could be a smart move, especially with odds currently shortening.
Swansea City vs. Sunderland
Sunderland are a club that seem to be at their best after appointing a new manager considering their upturn in form during the honeymoons of Steve Bruce, Martin O'Neil and Paolo Di Canio.
Gus Poyet's arrival could therefore make the long odds of a Sunderland victory worth the risk, with Seb Larsson an interesting option for first goalscorer.
The Swede is a player who would start to make a real impact in fantasy football leagues with his threat at set pieces.
If you're certain that Sunderland haven't got a chance against Michael Laudrup's Swans however, then Wilfried Bony may be worth a look for first goalscorer. The Ivorian's odds currently offer good value and are still drifting.
Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion
Mark Hughes will be hoping his Stoke side can beat Steve Clarke's in-form West Brom at home, but with the best odds available for an away win for the visitors, it's well worth betting against the hosts.
Bookies still haven't caught on to Saido Berahino it seems, and should the young English prospect continue his great spell of form for the Baggies with another Premier League wonder strike, backers could earn themselves a pretty penny.
However, Stephen Ireland's odds also look good with Stoke's attacking midfielder more than capable of kicking off proceedings, reunited under his old City boss Hughes.
Another overlooked West Brom goal threat is Morgan Amalfitano. Get wise to his value before the bookkeepers do.
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