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Premier League: Gameweek 9 Betting Preview and Picks

Several Premier League teams were able to produce positive results in Champions League this week, but midweek European nights mean tough weekend afternoons in the Premier League.

Andrew Avery and Rob Trites take a look at the weekend’s action to highlight their favorite sides, totals and props to get you prepped for Gameweek 9 in the Premier League.

Sides

Andrew: Liverpool (+230)

As a Tottenham supporter, matches against Liverpool are the ones that scare me the most. Not Manchester United. Not Manchester City. Certainly not Arsenal. It’s these ones.

I watched in horror in 2013 when the Reds thrashed Spurs 5-0 at the Lane. I watched in disgust the following season when they beat Spurs 3-0 in London. And watching Sadio Mane own Ben Davies in a 2-0 Reds’ win at Anfield last season caused nightmares for weeks.

Losing to Liverpool is something that I’ve just come to expect. Brendan Rodgers’ sides sent Andre Villas-Boas packing after that aforementioned 2013 loss and, more recently, Jurgen Klopp’s gegenpressing teams have given Mauricio Pochettino fits.

Spurs have mustered a few draws in Premier League meetings in recent seasons but the boys from North London haven’t beaten Liverpool since November 2012.

Purely from a betting perspective, the value on the Reds here is absolutely too good to pass up. Tottenham’s struggles to generate any sort of attack at Wembley are well documented. Pair that with their struggles against Liverpool and +230 is just too appealing. I hate myself for it, though.

Rob: Everton (+275)

The 2017-18 campaign couldn’t have started much worse for Ronald Koeman and the retooled Toffees. Everton has just eight points after eight fixtures and it’s time for the Dutchman to become a clutch man.

If his club drops another three points at Goodison, Ronald could be on his way out. Everton was supposed to challenge for a top-six spot this season and right now? They’re fifth from the bottom. Not Koe, man, not Koe.

Arsenal is coming off a defeat at the hands of the Hornets and I think the Gunners are gutless. The Toffees need a result on Super Sunday and if they have any respect for their manager, they’ll fight for it.

Good managers tend to pull miraculous points out of nowhere when their backs are up against the wall and Koeman definitely fits into that category. +275 is great value.

Totals

Andrew: Manchester City vs Burnley OVER 4 (+115)

I’ll be backing OVERs in Man City games – no matter the number – until the well dries up. With the way the Citizens looked against Stoke last weekend, I don’t think that will be any time soon.

Books have a total of 4 on the board for Man City’s home fixture with Burnley and while Burnley features one of the stingier backlines in the Premier League and should not be taken lightly, I still think this will eclipse the number and at +115, I’ll take it every time.

Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane et al. are playing out of their minds and City is scoring wherever, whenever and however it likes.

Sure, it might be a reach at 4, but I’m all over it this week.

Rob: Huddersfield vS Man United UNDER 2.5 (-115)

While my love for the Hudders has faded substantially after four straight games without a goal, my faith in David Wagner and his wisions has not faltered one bit.

Before their undoing against Tottenham two gameweeks ago, the Terriers had allowed just one goal in three matches at John Smith’s Stadium and I still really like the makeup of their backline.

I expect them to hold a suddenly cagey United side to one or two goals but I’m not positive they can get one of their own. If you’re feeling ambitious, exact score bets of 1-0 and 2-0 for United are paying +500 apiece.

Prop

Andrew: Mo Salah to score anytime (+200)

Since I like Liverpool to win, they will have to get goals. With no Mane, I like Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah to score anytime at +200.

I hate to get all “I remember” on you again, but I remember when Salah played for FC Basel and he was a terror against Spurs in the Europa League. Salah, who has since been in Fiorentina, Chelsea and Roma, is an exceptional talent and a perfect replacement for a player with Mane’s skill set.

Salah has played in all eight Premier League games for the Reds and has four goals and an assist to show for his efforts. In fact, Salah leads the Reds in goals in league play this season.

Trust me, I hope Spurs get a win here, but I’ve seen this movie before and I know how it ends. At the very least I’m going to try to make some money off of it.

Rob: Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score anytime +250

Everton desperately needs someone to step up and start scoring goals and that someone is England U-21 striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. While he has yet to score in the Prem this season, DCL has been heavily involved in the offense with three assists and he has four shots on target his last two matches.

He’s been self-critical in the media, saying he needs to start scoring goals for the Toffees, and there’s no time like the present. The youngster has three goals in all competitions for Everton this year and I’m betting he adds to that total on Sunday with his manager’s life on the line.

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