The start of the 2019-20 EPL season is now just a couple of days away, which means it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of the best value bets for the season. Last week we looked at the title race and provided our best bet, which you can see here. This week, we turn our attention to player prop bets, which you can find below. As always, good luck to everyone following our plays this year!
The most prestigious award for goal-minded players in English football, the Golden Boot race is an intriguing one this season. Leading betting agencies have familiar faces leading the favouritism with Harry Kane, Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero all around $5-6. We tend to agree with both the names and prices of these top hopes but lean towards Harry Kane as our top pick. He’s as consistent as they come and always finds himself in the mix for the Golden Boot come seasons end. Kane emerged onto the scene in the 2014-15 season where he slotted 21 goals and came second to Aguero. He followed that up by winning the Golden Boot for the first time in 2015-16 with 25 goals and going back-to-back by winning again in 2016-17 with 29 goals. Kane scored a career-best 30 goals in the 2017-18 season but fell short to Mo Salah (32 goals) and went on to have his leanest season in some time in 2018-19 with 17 goals thanks to a string of long-term injuries. Fitness is the key for Harry Kane - if he can stay on the park, then $5.50 is a fantastic price.
Not quite as prestigious as the Golden Boot, but still an accolade many cherish is to finish the season with the highest assist tally. Last year it was then Chelsea player (now Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (15 assists), who edged out Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser (14) for most assists. This year we’ve got our sights set on a bit of a long shot in the form of Manchester City’s Leroy Sane. The Citizen speedster finished second for most assists in the 2017-18 season with 15, falling one shy of teammate Kevin De Bruyne. Sane backed up his efforts with another double-digit assist season (10) in 2018-19, despite being parked on the bench for a ton of games. Now seemingly back in favour for a starting XI spot, we expect Sane to give it a real nudge again this year at long odds.
Last but not least we look at an award that is earned by the goalkeeper that keeps the most clean sheets over the course of the season. Last year this award was won in dominant fashion by Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson, and he’ll be the slight favourite again this year. The other top hope is Citizen keeper Ederson, who, like Alisson, is a Brazilian international. For us, we just can’t go past Alisson. He’s coming off of one of the greatest seasons we’ve ever seen by a goalkeeper in the EPL, and there’s no reason why he won’t be right in the mix again. He’s our top pick.
The first of the big three races in the Melbourne Spring takes place this Saturday with the Group 1 Caulfield Cup. The $5million feature has attracted a strong contingent of international runners, along with the best of our local stayers in what should be a terrific race. Get our runner-by-runner guide here! read more
A red-hot field has been assembled for the $14million TAB Everest this Saturday, with 12 of the country's elite sprinters set to line up over 1200m at Royal Randwick. Check out our runner-by-runner preview and betting tips for the race here! read more
Our final weekday of racing sees us focus on racing at Warrnambool, Taree and Bathurst, before a blockbuster weekend featuring The Everest and the Caulfield Cup! Check out Luke Krahe's best bets for Friday's racing here! read more
In the third instalment of our Betfair instructional series, we take a look at understanding staking plans and how they can be used to stay in control of your bank roll read more
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Unlike your ‘normal’ betting agency where it’s you versus the Bookmaker, Betfair is a peer-to-peer wagering platform. Betfair allow you to both ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets, which gives you complete control and a totally unique betting experience. View how full guide to backing and laying here read more
There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more
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The Group 1 Cox Plate is the Australasian weight-for-age championship, run over 2040m at Moonee Valley on Saturday, October 26th. With $5million prizemoney on offer, the race attracts the best local and international middle-distance and staying horses. As we enter the post-Winx era, this year's race shapes as an open betting race; check out the latest odds here! read more
The 2019 Caulfield Cup is one of the biggest races on the Australian racing calendar and will be held at Caulfield on Saturday, October 19th. Check out the latest betting odds for the $5million Group 1 courtesy of Palmerbet here! read more
The TAB Everest is set to be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday, October 19th, with a $14million prize purse up for grabs. Check out the latest betting odds for the world's richest race on turf! read more