The 2018-19 English Premier League season kicks off Friday, August 10, when Manchester United takes on Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Before you make your picks on any English Premier League fixture, you need to see who European football expert David Sumpter is picking. Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of "Soccermatics," a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.
The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In the three seasons since its inception, Soccerbot is up an incredible 2,000 percent on Premier League picks. That's right -- 2,000 percent!
And the model absolutely crushed the 2018 World Cup. It correctly predicted draws in regulation for Spain-Russia (+280), Croatia-Denmark (+225) and England-Colombia (+215) and was all over France beating Uruguay in regulation to reach the semifinals, not to mention Brazil and Belgium cruising in their Round of 16 matchups. Earlier in the group stage, the model nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360) and predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who followed it was way, way up.
Now, Sumpter has set his sights on this weekend's fixtures, and his picks are in. We can tell you he's backing Chelsea (-158) away at Huddersfield. He's also revealed a strong moneyline pick for Saturday's showdown between Tottenham and Newcastle.
So who else is Sumpter backing in Week 1 of the English Premier League season? And which surprising underdog is poised for a shocking upset?... Join SportsLine now to get Professor Sumpter's English Premier League picks, all from a European soccer expert who created a model that's returned a 2,000 percent profit on the bookmakers' closing odds!