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Premier League Week 2: Is Longshot Crystal Palace Worth a Wager vs. Liverpool?

Aug 20, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

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  • Week 2 of the Premier League features three matches on Sunday, and wraps up on Monday with Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace (3 p.m. ET, NBC Sports).
  • After analyzing the current betting market and using available historical data, I've picked out three value plays.

The excitement level in the Premier League certainly picked up on Saturday (at least after Cardiff and Newcastle finished 0-0) with some thrillers, including Chelsea defeating Arsenal, 3-2.

Sunday features three vastly different matches with Burnley-Watford, Manchester City-Huddersfield and Manchester United-Brighton on the slate. Week 2 action wraps up on Monday with Crystal Palace hosting Liverpool.

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Using the current betting market and historical data, I’ve picked out three value plays.

2018-19 Season Record: 2-5-1, -0.84 units

Watford at Burnley (8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold)

  • Burnley Odds: +152
  • Watford Odds: +229
  • Draw Odds: +209
  • Over/Under: 2 (u-112)

Watford were a popular pick to be relegated over the summer but the Hornets opened the season nicely with a home win over Brighton, 2-0.

Burnley picked up a road point at Southampton in their opener, and the game ended 0-0 despite a number of scoring chances throughout the match.  Having played another Europa League match on Thursday, which went the full 120 minutes, they may be at a slight disadvantage.

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