English Premier League kicked off this past weekend while La Liga kicks off their 2019-2020 season this weekend. We’ll have individual write ups on the two most important EPL matches of the week: Manchester City-Tottenham, and Leicester City-Chelsea. In this blog, check out analysis and free soccer betting picks for 6 other terrific battles on the pitch!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – August 12th Edition
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Saturday, August 17
Everton vs Watford
Everton started their EPL season with a 0-0 draw versus Crystal Palace. That makes it two draws in a row and 3 draws in their last 5. Everton did beat AS Monaco 1-0 in a friendly on July 19. They should also beat Watford here because their opponent lost 0-3 to Brighton & Hove Albion in their fist EPL match. Everton all the way.
Soccer Betting Pick: Everton
English Premier League: Southampton vs Liverpool
Burnley dominated Southampton 3-0 in their first English Premier League matchup. Southampton must now battle Liverpool. That’s bad news because the defending Champions League title holders have played great during their EPL offseason. Liverpool followed up their 1-1 loss in penalty kicks against Manchester City in the FA Community Shield with a 4-1 victory over Norwich on August 9. Take the Pool on the handicap.
Soccer Betting Pick: Liverpool handicap
English Premier League: Arsenal vs Burnley
Arsenal hung with Barcelona at Camp Nou in the Trefeo Joan Gamper. Arsenal only lost 1-2. They followed that up with a 1-0 win over Newcastle in their fist EPL match. Burnely dominated Southampton 3-0 in their first English Premier League battle. Arsenal beat Burnely 3-1 back in May. Burnley can play well enough for the draw here.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw
La Liga: Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
How bad is Real Madrid? We’re about to find out! Real has played okay since the 3-7 loss to rival Atletico in the International Champions Cup. They beat Fernerbache and Salzburg, but lost to AS Roma and Tottenham. Celta Vigo hasn’t played since a 2-2 draw versus Rayo Vallecano back on May 18. They should stand no chance against Real Madrid, but because of Real’s issues, it makes sense to take a chance on the draw.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw
Sunday, August 18
English Premier League: Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
Both these teams are in good form. Sheffield is 3-2-0 in their last 5 with wins over Betis, Ipswich, and Hull City and draws against Bournemouth and Stoke City. Crystal Palace is 3-2-0 in their last 5 as well with victories over Bournemouth, Cardiff, and Arsenal, and two draws against Everton. This feels like a draw, but Crystal Palace could get the victory because their form is just slightly better.
Soccer Betting Pick: Crystal Palace
La Liga: Espanyol vs Sevilla FC
Espanyol is 5-0 in their last 5. 3 of the wins happened against teams in the Europa League Second Division, Stjirnan twice and Lucerne once. Sevilla FC lost 1-2 to Liverpool in their last. They should have no trouble handling Espanyol in this.
Soccer Betting Pick: Sevilla FC