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Weekend Review: Low-scoring Premier League fixtures give bookies the edge

Bets on Wilder vs Fury II also picking up the pace ahead of Las Vegas rematch

A set of favourable results in the Premier League and the fever pitch regarding Wilder vs Fury II had bookies rubbing their hands over the weekend.

Low-scoring fixtures, including Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Norwich City and the goalless draw between Wolves and Leicester, put a smile on bookmakers’ faces.

Kindred Group’s Ali Gill said: “Liverpool’s low-scoring win over Norwich was actually our biggest winner of the Premier League weekend as punters expected a flurry of goals, and Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Leicester was great for us.”

Gill lamented Spurs’ last-minute winner against Aston Villa to secure a 3-2 win, adding: “It could have been even better, and a clean sweep of winning matches for us, if not for Son’s last-minute winner for Spurs, which saw a huge swing our end from big winner to big loser.”

Betdaq’s Mark Harkin told EGR of the big winners and losers of the weekend in European football betting markets.

Harkin said: “Another busy weekend of football saw one customer lose close to £13,000 having laid Bologna to win in Serie A against Genoa, while another won almost £10,000 having laid under 2.5 goals in the Dusseldorf vs Borussia Mönchengladbach match at 2.15.”

Betfred’s Alan Firkins noted the excitement surrounding the upcoming heavyweight world title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Firkins said: “We’ve taken plenty on both fighters over the last few days and expect matters to reach fever pitch by the end of the week.”

The pair’s last encounter ended in a controversial draw with the same result priced at 20/1 for the rematch.

Firkins added: “We know the frightening extent of Wilder’s punching power, and it might just be that Tyson has to produce a leveller of his own if he’s to win this fight.”

In the horseracing world, a shock at the Ascot Chase saw favourite Cyrname take a crashing fall at the last fence, allowing Riders On the Storm to secure a surprise victory at 33/1.

Cyrname eventually got back to his feet, much to the relief of the racegoers, while trainer Paul Nicholls reported the eight-year-old was left “winded”.

Gill said: “The shock of the weekend was Cyrname being beaten in the Ascot Chase which was a great result for layers. Although not as great as seeing the horse get up from a fall and make it home safe.”

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