EPL Props: Tottenham, Liverpool Highlight Sunday’s Doubleheader
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Sunday sees two featured games in the English Premier League, as Crystal Palace entertains Newcastle United and, in the game of the weekend, Liverpool plays host to Tottenham.
But where can we find the value in these two well-matched EPL clashes? Here’s our take.
Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle United
9:15 a.m. ET
Separated by two points toward the bottom of the EPL standings, both Crystal Palace and Newcastle know that a run of good form will ensure they’re not looking over their shoulders as the end of the season draws near.
Both sides are in less-than-stellar form, but Newcastle might just be the value pick here. Ayoze Perez is the sort of tricky threat that could create something away from home, while the arrival of Brazilian Kenedy on loan from Chelsea has provided some more attacking impetus from deep.
Neither side has been able to score in numbers recently, with both clubs managing no more than a solitary goal in their last four games in all competitions, so a low-scoring affair seems likely.
We’ll likely either see a low-scoring draw or one side winning it by a single goal. The value comes in picking the man who’ll score it.
VALUE PROP: If we’re looking for value, the new addition Kenedy might just be the man to deliver it. The Brazilian playmaker is +700 to score at any time, but given the likelihood of a low-scoring game, William Hill’s First OR Last Goal market is the place to look. Kenedy is a +1100 shot to score either the first or last goal, and for a sporting bet that’ll keep our interest until the final whistle, that looks like a fun pick to follow.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
11:30 a.m. ET
The late game on Sunday is undoubtedly the match of the weekend, as the Spurs travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in a battle between two of the most exciting sides in the EPL.
Both teams know where the net is, and I’m expecting a fun, back-and-forth game between two attacking sides who’ll fancy their chances against their opposing defense.
Both teams have clear goal-scoring threats — Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino for Liverpool and Harry Kane for the Spurs. But with neither side a clear favorite, betting on the general outcome of the game (i.e. goals) may offer a more solid value option.
VALUE PROP: We’re expecting goals, but not necessarily a goalfest. Take the over 2.5 goals from William Hill @ -188.
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