The English Premier League takes a break for international football and with three teams sharing identical records after eight rounds of matches we catch up with the latest betting for selected outright markets and some overall statistics relevant to punters.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all have 20 points and are undefeated with a record of 6 wins and 2 draws. Arsenal and Spurs are 2 points in arrears and the Gunners are the form team right now having recovered from losing their first 2 matches to reel off 6 straight wins.
Bournemouth (16 points) and Wolves (15 points) are laying early claims to be the surprise packages of the season whilst Manchester United are down in eighth spot, already 7 points off the pace.
Manchester City are the top team scorers with 21 goals, Arsenal are next best with 19 and Chelsea have registered 18.
In the relegation zone Cardiff and Huddersfield have managed to score just 4 goals and both are still without a win, as are Newcastle who have scored 6.
Manchester City have conceded just 3 goals so far, the same number as Liverpool. Chelsea have leaked only 5 goals and Wolves just 6.
Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight with 21 goals conceded in 8 outings whilst Huddersfield and Cardiff have both conceded 17 times.
43% of Premier League matches have resulted in home wins.
20% of Premier League matches have resulted in draws.
37% of Premier League matches have resulted in away wins.
The average number of total goals per game clocks in at 2.81
The average number of goals for home teams is 1.48
The average number of goals for away teams is 1.34
Over 2.5 total goals has arrived in 58% of matches with 43% seeing 3 goals or less
Corner Kick Statistics
Manchester City have an average of 8.38 corners awarded to them per game with Chelsea next best at 6.38 whilst Watford, Everton and Manchester United average 6.12.
In terms of total corners per game (corners awarded and corners conceded in each game) Watford matches have the highest average at 12.24 ahead of Newcastle at 11.13 and Southampton at 11.00.
The lowest total corner counts have come in games involving Huddersfield (8.37), Spurs (8.38) and West Ham (9.38)
The average number of yellow cards per game is 3.27 and the most card happy referees are;
Stuart Atwell 4.50 (4 matches)
Craig Pawson 4.17 (6 matches)
Anthony Taylor 3.88 (8 matches)
Mike Dean 3.83 (6 matches)
Lee Mason 3.75 (4 matches)
We have seen 14 red cards in 80 matches (17%) with Pawson, Dean and Jonathan Moss all having shown 3 reds.
Let’s take a look at selected betting markets
English Premier League Outright Betting, 2018/19 Title
(prices are an average of what was available as of 08:30, 9th October but are subject to change)
Manchester City 4/6
Man United 100/1
500/1 and upwards the rest.
To Be Relegated (Selected)
Cardiff 1 / 5
Top Goalscorer (selected)
Premier League action returns on 20th October with Chelsea’s home game against Manchester United the pick of the Round 9 coupon. Our weekly EPL football show which is streamed live on Youtube on Thursday night’s with betting tips for every match will return in due course.
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