The soccer season rolls along with great matches in most leagues. Two matches we highlight below take place in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Feb. 13. English Premier League power Tottenham battles Dortmund in one match while top La Liga squad Real Madrid takes on Ajax Amsterdam.
Both matches should be competitive. On Saturday, a couple of La Liga powers, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, must prevent upsets. Barcelona hits the pitch versus Valladolid while Atletico battles Rayo Vallecano.
Check out analysis for four of this week’s top soccer betting matches!
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Wednesday, Feb. 13
UEFA Champions League
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham’s only a point behind EPL leader Manchester City. On Wednesday, they play for a different, more prestigious championship, when they take on Dortmund in the Champions League. After an embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace, Tottenham has run off 3 straight wins, all in English Premier League play: 2-0 against Watford, 1-0 versus Newcastle, and 3-1 against Leicester City.
Dortmund hasn’t been nearly as sharp. Borussia has played to 3 straight draws. They’ll find it difficult to keep the Hotspur from racking up at least 2 goals in this. That should be enough for the win.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Tottenham 2, Dortmund 0
- Ajax Amsterdam vs Real Madrid
Ajax is a solid team. However, 3 matches ago they lost 2-6 to Feynoord Rotterdam. There’s no reason for a team as quality as Ajax to lose by so many goals.
Real’s finally got it together. One of the most famous squads in any league in soccer, Real Madrid has beaten Alaves 3-0, drawn with Barcelona, and beaten Atletico Madrid 3-1 in their last 3 matches. They’ll take this contest versus Ajax by 2 goals.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Real Madrid 3, Ajax 1
Saturday, Feb. 16
La Liga Primera Division
- Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico left the pitch in their battle against Real wondering if they have any shot at the La Liga Championship. That’s how badly Real made them look.
Atletico does have 23 points, which puts them in a tie with Barca, Real, Sevilla, Getafe, and Betis atop the La Liga Primera Division. They should add to their point total on Saturday facing one of the worst teams in La Liga.
Atletico gets back on track with a massive victory.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Atletico Madrid 4, Rayo Vallecano 1
- Barcelona vs Real Valladolid
Barcelona dominated Sevilla 6-1 four matches ago, but since then they’ve played to 3 straight draws: 2-2 versus Valencia, 1-1 against Real Madrid, and 0-0 versus Bilbao.
Valladolid isn’t much worse than Bilbao, but Barca should get back on track. It’s only a matter of time before they provide a crazy goal outburst. That time might be on Saturday.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Barcelona 3, Valladolid 0