Fresh Value In Come-From-Behind Wins in Premier League Betting

Fresh Value In Come-From-Behind Wins in Premier League Betting
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If you thought the international break would see normality return to the Premier League, think again.

We should know by now to expect the unexpected. So when a team takes a comfortable three-goal lead, don't think the game is over.

Tottenham may have thought they had three points in the bag when they led West Ham 3-0 with eight minutes remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

It was a three-goal lead Spurs had held since the 16th minute and with just under half an hour to go, Jose Mourinho had the luxury to hand Gareth Bale his second debut for the club.

However, Manuel Lanzini's wonder-strike four minutes into added time completed the Hammers’ comeback to earn them a point and deny Bale a win on his return.

Tottenham's collapse meant they woke up on Monday in sixth place in the Premier League rather than third.

It was the second time this season a team has claimed a point after trailing 3-0.

Chelsea found themselves 3-0 down to West Brom at the Hawthorns on September 26, but Frank Lampard's side struck three times in the final 35 minutes to rescue a point.

Pundits, who used to say 2-0 was the most dangerous lead in football, might have to rethink and be persuaded to say that 3-0 is now the most dangerous lead.

It is turning out to be a season of comebacks in the top flight with eight wins from losing positions already.

Wins From Losing Positions:

  • Everton 5-2 West Brom (Sept 19)
  • Leicester 4-2 Burnley (Sept 20)
  • Spurs 5-2 Southampton (Sept 20)
  • Man Utd 3-2 Brighton (Sept 26)
  • Leicester 5-2 Man City (Sept 27)
  • Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal (Sept 28)
  • Tottenham 6-1 Man Utd (Oct 4)
  • Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle (Oct 17)

Everton and Liverpool have one comeback win each with victories against West Brom (5-2) and Arsenal (3-1) respectively.

Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United each have won twice from losing positions.

One of Tottenham's comebacks came against United in Spurs' 6-1 win at Old Trafford before the international break.

The other Spurs revival came when they went a goal down at Southampton but recovered to win 5-2 thanks to four goals from Son Heung-min.

Meanwhile, Leicester's powers of recovery were evident in back-to-back games.

After conceding an early goal to Burnley, the Foxes won 4-2 while a week later, Brendan Rodgers' side fell behind to another goal in the opening 10 minutes, but rallied to beat Manchester City 5-2 with three of their goals coming from penalties.

Man Utd produced the only come-from-behind win last weekend when they won 4-1 after falling behind at Newcastle in the second minute through a Luke Shaw own goal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side claimed all three points with three late goals coming in the 86th minute or later.

It followed another late show for the Red Devils in their previous away game at Brighton when they turned around a 1-0 deficit to win 3-2 courtesy of Bruno Fernandes' penalty after the final whistle and after 10 minutes of added time.

Points Won From Losing Positions

TeamPoints Won From Behind
Man Utd6
West Ham1
Sheffield Utd1

Five of the eight come-from-behind wins have been achieved away from home which bodes well for the Foxes and Spurs who are both on their travels this weekend.

Leicester make the trip to Arsenal and the Foxes are 11/1 to win from a losing position while the Gunners are 15/2 with most major bookmakers to do the same.

Tottenham, whose five league matches so far have produced a total of 23 goals, are 7/1 to recover from a deficit to win their third successive away game.

United are 17/2 to make it three wins from losing positions this weekend when they host Chelsea, who are 10/1 to come from behind to win at Old Trafford.

Last weekend's round of fixtures produced the season's first goalless draw between West Brom and Burnley at the Hawthorns on Monday night which gave the Clarets their first point of the campaign.

It came in the 47th game of the opening 48 matches this season and was one of six draws in the latest round of matches.

In the previous 46 games, there had only been three draws. There may only have been 28 goals scored in the 10 football matches played, but it was another compelling weekend of action in the Premier League.

No doubt this weekend's round of fixtures will produce more talking points.

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