Best Bets of the Weekend: Premier League Matchday 8

Burnley striker Sam Vokes believes they have turned a corner over recent weeks after claiming back-to-back victories.

Our 11/8 Banker and 7/2 long shot both came in last weekend, and it was a profitable midweek in the Champions League and Europa League as well. Check out our best bets for the weekend here.

Our 11/8 Banker and 7/2 Long Shot both came in last weekend, and it was a profitable midweek in the Champions League and Europa League as well. Here’s hoping there are more winners below…


Banker of the Weekend: Burnley to beat Huddersfield at 23/20
We’re still not completely certain Burnley have shaken off their early-season woes, but back-to-back victories against Bournemouth and Cardiff mean they probably shouldn’t be odds-against at home against the division’s weakest side.

Huddersfield drew another blank in defeat to Tottenham last weekend, the fourth time they have failed to score in seven Premier League games this season, so a Burnley win to nil at north of 2/1 is also worth serious consideration.


Long Shot of the Weekend: Draw/Arsenal HT/FT v Fulham at 15/4
Remarkably, the Gunners have been level at the break in their last five Premier League matches before going on to win the lot.

While only one of Fulham’s four defeats this season has come following a half-time stalemate – against Everton last weekend – they did hold out until the 41st and 43rd minutes in defeats to Crystal Palace and, most significantly for us here, Tottenham.

Arsenal are understandably short at 13/20 for a sixth straight Premier League win, and this looks a fine way to improve that price significantly.


Goalscorer of the Weekend: Gylfi Sigurdsson to score against Leicester at 10/3
Sigurdsson has scored three goals – and missed a penalty – in his last three Premier League appearances, while Leicester have kept just two clean sheets in their seven games thus far.


Acca of the Weekend: West Ham, Burnley, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all to win at 18.8/1
We’re taking a Friday night gamble on resurgent West Ham having too much quality for a Brighton side that has shown little since that remarkable win over Manchester United back in August.

If we get through that one, it’s then favourites all the way for us across the weekend. Burnley look good things against Huddersfield, while even the 4-2 defeat to Barcelona contained enough encouraging signs for Spurs to think Cardiff should be swatted aside easily enough even if they are the shortest price on the coupon this weekend.

Arsenal have won five straight while Fulham have flattered to deceive, and Chelsea are arguably the form side in the country after their league and cup efforts against Liverpool. Southampton have taken just two points at home against Burnley, Leicester and Brighton and are clearly about to face a far tougher test here.


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