2018-19 English Premier League

This Week’s Picks

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Cardiff vs. Newcastle
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Cardiff 8.649; Newcastle 10.313
Dunkel Line & Total: Newcastle by 1 1/2; 3
Vegas Line & Total: Newcastle (+145); 2
Dunkel Pick: Newcastle (+145); Over

Everton vs. Southampton
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Everton 9.410; Southampton 9.144
Dunkel Line & Total: Draw; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Everton (-105); 2
Dunkel Pick: Draw (+235); Over

Leicester vs. Wolverhampton
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Leicester 9.657; Wolverhampton 9.137
Dunkel Line & Total: Leicester by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Leicester (+100); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Leicester (+100); Over

West Ham vs. Bournemouth
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: West Ham 9.979; Bournemouth 9.596
Dunkel Line & Total: Draw; 4
Vegas Line & Total: West Ham (+115); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Draw (+240); Over

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Tottenham 10.896; Fulham 9.077
Dunkel Line & Total: Tottenham by 2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Tottenham (-400); 3
Dunkel Pick: Tottenham (-400); Over

Chelsea vs. Arsenal
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Chelsea 10.792; Arsenal 9.958
Dunkel Line & Total: Chelsea by 1; 1
Vegas Line & Total: Chelsea (-130); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chelsea (-130); Under

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

Burnley vs. Watford
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Burnley 8.841; Watford 9.753
Dunkel Line & Total: Watford by 1; 1
Vegas Line & Total: Burnley (+135); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Watford (+230); Under

Manchester City vs. Huddersfield
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Manchester City 11.503; Huddersfield 8.459
Dunkel Line & Total: Manchester City by 3; 3
Vegas Line & Total: Manchester City (-1800); 3 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Manchester City (-1800); Under

Brighton vs. Manchester United
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Brighton 8.597; Manchester United 10.258
Dunkel Line & Total: Manchester United by 2; 2
Vegas Line & Total: Manchester United (-135); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Manchester United (-135); Under

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Crystal Palace 11.306; Liverpool 12.143
Dunkel Line & Total: Liverpool by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Liverpool (-230); 3
Dunkel Pick: Liverpool (-230); Over

Current Rankings

The Dunkel Soccer Index analyzes game data to produce a power rating for each team. Those ratings are the basis for game predictions, which will be posted every week. The categories below are as follows:

W/L RTG — Index rating for the season adjusted for won/loss record.
SEA RTG — Pure Index rating for season.
19 HI — Highest pure Index rating for season.
19 LO — Lowest pure Index rating for season.
REC RTG — Most recent pure Index rating.
18 W/L  — Index rating for the 2018 season adjusted for won/loss record.
18 SEA — Pure Index rating for 2018 season.

TEAMS RECORD PTS W/L AVG SEA AVG 19 HI 19 LO REC RTG 18 W/L 18 SEA
Liverpool 1-0-0 3 11.920 11.837 12.143 12.143 12.143 12.896 10.812
Man City 1-0-0 3 11.511 11.427 11.503 11.503 11.503 14.850 12.072
Crystal Palace 1-0-0 3 11.428 11.344 11.306 11.306 11.306 10.914 9.691
Tottenham 1-0-0 3 10.770 10.687 10.896 10.896 10.896 12.729 10.590
Newcastle 0-1-0 0 10.522 10.522 10.313 10.313 10.313 10.911 9.688
West Ham 0-1-0 0 10.285 10.285 9.979 9.979 9.979 10.491 9.324
Man United 1-0-0 3 10.275 10.192 10.258 10.258 10.258 13.081 10.831
Arsenal 0-1-0 0 10.034 10.034 9.958 9.958 9.958 12.336 10.586
Chelsea 1-0-0 3 9.791 9.708 10.292 10.292 10.292 12.213 10.491
Leicester City 0-1-0 0 9.724 9.724 9.657 9.657 9.657 11.216 9.910
Watford 1-0-0 3 9.695 9.612 9.753 9.753 9.753 10.515 9.376
Everton 0-0-1 1 9.506 9.479 9.410 9.410 9.410 11.145 9.784
Bournemouth 1-0-0 3 9.504 9.421 9.596 9.596 9.596 10.754 9.532
Southampton 0-0-1 1 9.247 9.219 9.144 9.144 9.144 10.407 9.379
Wolverhampton 0-0-1 1 9.096 9.068 9.137 9.137 9.137 0.000 0.000
Huddersfield 0-1-0 0 9.042 9.042 8.459 8.459 8.459 10.188 9.160
Fulham 0-1-0 0 9.038 9.038 9.077 9.077 9.077 0.000 0.000
Cardiff 0-1-0 0 8.825 8.825 8.649 8.649 8.649 0.000 0.000
Burnley 0-0-1 1 8.794 8.766 8.841 8.841 8.841 11.419 9.919
Brighton 0-1-0 0 8.738 8.738 8.597 8.597 8.597 10.724 9.613

Past Picks

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Liverpool vs. West Ham United
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Liverpool 11.531; West Ham 10.591
Dunkel Line & Total: Liverpool by 1; 3
Vegas Line & Total: Liverpool (-425); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Liverpool (-425); Over

Southampton vs. Burnley
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Southampton 9.495; Burnley 8.690
Dunkel Line & Total: Southampton by 1; 1
Vegas Line & Total: Southhampton (-125); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Southampton (-125); Under

Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Arsenal 10.110; Manchester City 11.351
Dunkel Line & Total: Manchester City by 1; 3
Vegas Line & Total: Manchester City (-110); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Manchester City (-110); Over

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Newcastle 10.731; Tottenham 10.478
Dunkel Line & Total: Draw; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Tottenham (+100); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Draw (+240); Over

Bournemouth vs. Cardiff
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Bournemouth 9.245; Cardiff 9.125
Dunkel Line & Total: Draw; 2
Vegas Line & Total: Bournemouth (-120); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Draw (+250); Under

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Fulham 11.095; Crystal Palace 10.283
Dunkel Line & Total: Fulham by 1; 3
Vegas Line & Total: Fulham (+140); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Fulham (+140); Over

Huddersfield vs. Chelsea
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Huddersfield 8.626; Chelsea 10.124
Dunkel Line & Total: Chelsea by 1 1/2; 2
Vegas Line & Total: Chelsea (-180); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chelsea (-180); Under

Watford vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Watford 9.671; Brighton 8.878
Dunkel Line & Total: Watford by 1; 1
Vegas Line & Total: Watford (+130); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Watford (+130); Under

Wolverhampton vs. Everton
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Wolverhampton 9.163; Everton 9.346
Dunkel Line & Total: Draw; 2
Vegas Line & Total: Wolverhampton (+130); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Draw (+220); Under

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Manchester United vs. Leicester
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Dunkel Ratings: Manchester United 10.471; Leicester 9.504
Dunkel Line & Total: Manchester United by 1; 1
Vegas Line & Total: Manchester United (-190); 2 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Manchester United (-190); Under

Final 2017-18 Rankings

The Dunkel Soccer Index analyzes game data to produce a power rating for each team. Those ratings are the basis for game predictions, which can be found above. The categories below are as follows:

W/L RTG — Index rating for the season adjusted for won/loss record.
SEA RTG — Pure Index rating for season.
18 HI — Highest pure Index rating for season.
18 LO — Lowest pure Index rating for season.
REC RTG — Most recent pure Index rating.
*Premier League Champion

RANK TEAMS RECORD PTS W/L RTG SEA RTG 18 HI 18 LO LR
1 Man City 32-2-4 100 14.850 12.072 13.950 10.508 11.351
2 Man United 25-7-6 81 13.081 10.831 12.400 9.293 10.125
3 Liverpool 21-5-12 75 12.896 10.812 12.100 8.176 11.531
4 Tottenham 23-7-8 77 12.729 10.590 11.559 9.187 10.478
5 Arsenal 19-13-6 63 12.336 10.586 11.679 8.531 10.110
6 Chelsea 21-10-7 62 12.213 10.491 11.994 8.621 9.124
7 Burnley 14-12-12 54 11.419 9.919 10.609 8.690 8.690
8 Leicester City 12-15-11 47 11.216 9.910 11.809 8.196 9.791
9 Everton 13-15-10 49 11.145 9.784 10.968 8.586 9.547
10 Crystal Palace 11-16-11 44 10.914 9.691 11.488 8.016 11.383
11 Newcastle 12-18-8 44 10.911 9.688 11.019 8.476 10.731
12 Bournemouth 11-16-11 44 10.754 9.532 11.649 7.417 9.245
13 Brighton 9-16-13 40 10.724 9.613 11.175 8.245 8.878
14 Swansea City 8-21-9 33 10.625 9.708 11.447 8.679 9.221
15 Watford 11-19-8 41 10.515 9.376 10.716 8.136 9.471
16 West Ham 10-16-12 42 10.491 9.324 10.591 7.411 10.591
17 Southampton 7-16-15 37 10.407 9.379 10.310 7.795 9.295
18 Stoke City 7-19-12 33 10.353 9.436 10.941 8.081 9.952
19 Huddersfield 9-19-10 37 10.188 9.160 11.000 7.787 9.626
20 West Brom 6-19-13 31 10.111 9.250 10.894 7.953 10.138