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Breaking down English Premier League betting splits for July 2nd

We break down the public’s betting splits for the EPL’s two games on Thursday.

Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal with Phil Foden during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

There are two English Premier League matches scheduled for Thursday, and the lineup will feature four top 10 teams. Tottenham will face Sheffield United while Liverpool, which has already claimed the league title, will face second place Manchester City. Draftkings Sportsbook has the betting splits on the games ahead of the action, and we break the numbers down here.

The public favors Tottenham (-120) over Sheffield United (+360). Tottenham hasn’t played very well since league play resumed. It’s lone win since June came in a 2-0 triumph over West Ham last week. Harry Kane was able to net his first goal since December in that match, but the Hotspur aren’t crisp offensively, but the return of Dele Alli could raise their ceiling moving forward. Tottenham’s chances of having a big game seem promising against a Sheffield United team that’s conceded eight goals while scoring one in its last three contests.

Tottenham commands 95 percent of the handle and 84 percent of total bets. Sheffield has a mere 3 percent of the handle and eight percent of the total bets while a bets on a tie (+250) account for 2 percent of the handle.

The betting on the Liverpool-Manchester City game is a little less lopsided. Liverpool is the underdog at +265. It shook off some rust to top Crystal Palace 4-0 in its last match, but will face a much tougher opponent in this time around. City’s (-107) loss to Chelsea ended helped Liverpool clinch the title, but it’s outscored all other opponents 10-0 since June. Few teams can match City’s talent with Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, and the young Phil Foden getting some time to shine. However, Liverpool’s defense has given up the least goals (21) in the EPL this year.

Despite having worse odds, Liverpool commands 63 percent of the handle and 52 percent of the total bets. City accounts for 27 percent of the handle and 33 percent of the total bets while wagers on a tie (+290) clock in with 11 percent of the handle. This should be one of the most exciting games of the year if both sides bring their best, and the result could go either way.

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