The English Premier League heads into its first weekend since restarting on Wednesday, and we get some critical matchups in the race for Champions League and Europa League berths. DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a rundown of betting splits for the four Saturday matches, and the public is primarily backing the favorites.
Watford vs. Leicester City
The morning gets underway with Leicester City traveling to face Watford at 7:30 a.m. ET. Although Liverpool has all but locked up the EPL title, Leicester is in solid position to secure one of the four Champions League berths. They are in third place, five points up on Chelsea and eight up on Manchester United. They trail Manchester City by seven points for second place on the table.
Watford (+265): 3% handle, 5% bets
Tie (+250): 2% handle, 10% bets
Leicester City (+105): 96% handle, 86% bets
Arsenal vs. Brighton
Arsenal is sitting in ninth, five points back of Manchester United for the Europa League berth. On the other side, Brighton has a two-point lead on the trio battling to stay out of the final relegation spot. Arsenal was thumped 3-0 in their Wednesday return, but bettors think they can bounce back on Saturday.
Brighton (+200): 4% handle, 4% bets
Tie (+235): 3% handle, 15% bets
Arsenal (+143): 92% handle, 81% bets
West Ham United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
The Wolves are in seventh place, two points back of Manchester United for the Europa League berth and five back of Chelsea for the fourth Champions League berth. West Ham is tied with Watford and Bournemouth for the final relegation spot. The public is heavily backing the favored Wolves.
West Ham United (+270): 10% handle, 7% bets
Tie (+235): 7% handle, 14% bets
Wolves (+108): 82% handle, 79% bets
AFC Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace is playing out the string, 12 points up on the final relegation squads. Bournemouth is tied with Watford and West Ham for the third relegation spot. The public is fairly evenly split in total bets, with the largest share going to a tie. This match has the most total handle on tie and underdog of the four matches on Saturday.
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