By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 19th October 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Carolina Panthers at the Lincoln Financial Stadium this Sunday. Doug Pederson’s men have had a stop-start beginning to the season and will want to cement a home win against fierce opposition.
Eagles vs Panthers: Form and Prediction
A winning start to the season followed by defeats to the Tenessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings has secured the Eagles a safe spot coming into week seven of the National Football League.
Last weeks clean sweep of the New York Giants certainly helped boost morale for 2017’s Super Bowl winners.
A 34-13 victory was deserved for Pederson’s men, with both their receivers and rushing players impressing, in particular, Nelson Agholor and Wendall Smallwood.
The former man ran 94 yards, while Smallwood’s rushing charge led to a late touchdown at the MetLife stadium.
As the first betting tip in our Eagles vs Panthers prediction, we’re forecasting the home team to emerge as victors.
But, they will face tough opponents in the Carolina Panthers, who are no pushovers.
Ron Rivera’s side has suffered some narrow defeats in their last few games, but certainly possess the attributes to challenge the Eagles this Sunday, chiefly in their quarterback Cam Newton.
Aside from Newton, the Panthers have had to rely on their defence and field-goal takers to get them over the line. Both Graham Gano and Devon Funchess were crucial in the win over the Giants and could have to repeat their heroics against the Eagles.
So, while we’ve made Carson Wentz’s side our pick to win as part of the Eagles vs Panthers predictions, we’re betting that it’ll be a challenging game for Pederson’s team with multiple attacking threats present in the Panthers line-up.
Eagles vs Panthers predictions: match bets
Match predictions: Eagles to win, odds @ 11/25
The Eagles playing on home turf have convinced our betting tipsters to wager in their favour.
Odds of 11/25 may seem intrepid to punt on, but pre-match predictions prove that the Eagles rushing game will be too potent for the Panthers.
Rivera’s side are trading at 37/20, but the Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is our projection to nullify the away side.
Wentz is averaging over 250 yards in a game, combined with the fact that he is adept both with the ball in hand and on his feet in the pocket.
The first of our match bets in our Eagles vs Panthers predictions forecast the 25-year-old to continue his form into this Sunday’s clash.
Both teams have made low-scoring drives a feature of their performances, so the penultimate match bet in our Eagles vs Panthers predictions is wagering this Sunday’s clash to go the same way.
Odds of 10/11 for under 45 points to be scored seem fitting, considering that both sides have struggled offensively this season.
The Panthers suffered a 23-17 defeat against the Redskins in their last outing, with the Eagles suffering a 23-21 loss to the Vikings prior to last week’s win over the Giants.
A total points barrage of under 45 may be the best match bet to punt on.
Winning margin: Eagles to win by 13-18 points, tipped @ 13/2
While we have tipped under 45 points to be scored, we’re making the Eagles our pick to win by a margin of 13-18 points.
A slightly contradictory bet? Yes. But worth the risk? Absolutely.
Pederson’s offence cruised to a 34-13 win against the Giants last season and have impressed when led by Carson Wentz.
There is every chance that the 2017 Super Bowl winners could repeat their successes this Sunday, with the Lincoln Financial stadium the perfect stage to do it at.
Combine this with the fact that the Panther’s defence is littered with problems, there is a strong chance that the latest prediction in our betting tips will come true.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.