Premier League | Gameweek 8 | Preview and Odds

Gameweek eight offers teams the last chance for some sides to pick up some much-needed points.

Spurs are in desperate need of a positive result at Brighton, while Brendan Rodgers returns to Liverpool for the first time since his departure from Anfield, with his impressive-looking Leicester side.

Our Premier League betting expert previews the pick of this weekend’s games.

Brighton v Spurs

After a crushing defeat by Bayern Munich in midweek, Tottenham have no choice but to pick themselves up and get themselves down to the south coast for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

The Seagulls struggled against Chelsea last time out where the 2-0 loss could easily have been by more but will be buoyed by the idea of taking something here against a different London side this weekend.

Brighton will be hoping that a despondent Spurs will be there for the taking, particularly given that the visitors have failed to produce a win on the road in the league since January.

The home side have a good chance here and are 5/2 to finish the game with a share of the spoils.

You could see Spurs’ capitulation continuing into this fixture but I think a hard-fought match is to come for both sides and a 1-1 outcome is 11/2 with

Tottenham will also be without Serge Aurier following his red card against Southampton and Mauricio Pochettino is likely to ring the changes across the pitch, giving Brighton a great opportunity to capitalise upon.

It’s highly unlikely that Harry Kane will be one of those players making way, though, and he can be backed as the first scorer at 3/1.

Liverpool v Leicester

It’s the managerial return of Brendan Rodgers to the home of the Reds following his dismissal around this time four years ago and it might not actually be the worst time for a visit.

Jurgen Klopp’s side may be enjoying an impressive winning streak at the moment but their last two performances weren’t the smoothest, fighting for a 1-0 win over Sheffield United which ultimately only came from a Blades own goal.

I think a draw here is a distinct possibility and it’s available at 7/2 with Grosvenor Sport.

Leicester come into this game off the back of imposing a 5-0 humiliation upon Newcastle, despite the absence of one of their main men this season in James Maddison.

The Foxes certainly have the potential to do some damage to Liverpool’s perfect start and I think it’s the away side who will break the deadlock first. Leicester are 5/1 to go into the half-time break 1-0 up.

The league leaders’ winning run, which currently stands at 16 games, is going to come to an end at some point and Leicester have the form and the ability to be the side to put an end to it

I’m not sure, however, that they will have what it takes to clinch a win here but we could be in for a few goals. Back a 2-2 result at 14/1.

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