The opening Premier League match on Sunday (8/11/20) is West Brom V Tottenham, and for my match prediction I am looking at a Spurs win, but one paying at odds on.
West Brom V Tottenham Preview
The Baggies sit third from bottom with 3 points from 7 matches. Alongside Burnley and Sheffield United, they are the only team yet to register a win in the Premier League this season.
For Spurs, they are now getting talked about as serious title contenders, and are third favourites in the betting to win the Premier League - albeit at 9/1.
West Brom V Tottenham Odds
Odds of 11/2 on the Baggies at home suggests the bookies and punters don't fancy their chances. And given their record, it's not hard to see why.
Spurs actually look good value at 1/2. I'm not saying I'd back them at those odds, but if there is such a thing as good value at 1/2 away from home in the Premier League, this must be it!
Can anyone stop Kane and Son
At the moment Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son are absolutely flying.
Son has 8 Premier League goals to his name already this season, more than West Brom have scored in total (just 6).
Harry Kane has 6 goals to his name himself, and another 8 assists - mostly for Son.
Kane also celebrated his 200th goal for Spurs in the 3-1 Europa League win over Ludogorets on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho's side also have the small matter of Gareth Bale waiting in the wings. The striker scored his first goal in his second spell at the club against Brighton last weekend.
What chance the Welsh legend adds to that today now he's up and running?
A win for Spurs would see them go top of the Premier League for a couple of hours at least.
Whether they remain there for the duration of the international break, will depend on how Leicester and Liverpool fare later in the day.
West Brom V Tottenham Prediction 8/11/20
A quick looks at Spurs away in the Premier League this season tells me all I need to know.
- Southampton - Won 5-2 (Matchweek 2)
- Man Utd - Won 6-1 (Matchweek 4)
- Burnley - Won 1-0 (Matchweek 6)
They are 100% on the road, and in two of those matches they easily won by far more than -1.
The only downside I can see to this bet is that Spurs played on Thursday night. And in their last two Premier League matches, they have only won by the odd goal (Burnley 1-0, and Brighton 2-1).
But they are playing West Brom, who are having an awful season. So I believe this bet to be well worth the small risk.
If you're feeling really adventurous, and are heavily laid down with cash after yesterday's 3 (from 3) winners, then you can get 7/2 on Spurs at -2.
That would require a 3-0, 4-1 scoreline to win, though. So I couldn't tip that with too much confidence.