Champions League is back in action on Tuesday and Wednesday with Ajax battling Real Madrid at home and Manchester United hosting Paris St. Germain. Will either Ajax or Man U. upset their heavily favored opponents?
Then, on Saturday, a couple of intriguing matchups happen in the English Premier League. Tottenham attempts to beat Southampton as a fair odds favorite while Everton and Newcastle battle each other in one of the most competitive matches of the day.
Check out the latest analysis and soccer odds for this week’s top soccer matchups!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – March 4th Edition
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Tuesday, March 5
- Ajax (+416) vs Real Madrid (-173)
Real only beat Ajax 2-1 in the first Champions League match. That one happened at home for Real Madrid, which means they must manage to beat Ajax on the road on Tuesday. Will it happen? Probably not.
Real’s hit a bump in the road. They had looked great up until their last 4 matches. They’ve gone 1-3 on the moneyline in their last 4 with 2 losses to rival Barcelona and a loss to Girona. Real’s reeling while Ajax has played well, winning 3 in a row.
Ajax gets the nod as the massive underdog.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Ajax +416
Wednesday, March 6
- Manchester United (+493) vs Paris St. Germain (-221)
Manchester United is a huge underdog versus Paris St. Germain on Wednesday. They should be. As well as Man U has played, 3-1-1 in their last 4, Paris St. Germain dominated them 2-0 in the first Champions League match.
PSG has been unbeatable in their last 5, going 5-0 in French Ligue 1 play. They’re on fire right now. It will take a gargantuan effort by Manchester United to pull of the upset. However, they’re worth a look because like Ajax versus Real Madrid, the favorite in this Champions League match appears overvalued.
Backing Man U to pull off the upset.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Manchester United +493
Saturday, March 9
English Premier League
- Tottenham (-132) vs Southampton (+315)
Tottenham takes on Dortmund earlier in the week in the Champions League before battling Southampton on Saturday. The last time Tottenham took on Southampton, the Hotspur rolled 3-1.
Southampton played great in their last game, though, a 2-3 loss to Manchester United. Still, they face an uphill battle keeping this close. Tottenham offers excellent odds on the moneyline to beat a team they squashed in the most recent head-to-head. Taking the Hotspur.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Tottenham -132
- Everton (+164) vs Newcastle United (+165)
After losing 3 in a row: 0-3 to Wolverhampton, 0-2 to Manchester City, and 0-1 to Watford, Everton has turned it around. They beat Cardiff 3-0. Then in their last they pulled off a shocker by drawing 0-0 with Liverpool.
Newcastle’s had a decent run as well, going 2-0 in their last couple of matches. They beat both Huddersfield Town and Burnley by a 2-0 score. Everton should get the job done at home, though. They’re offering decent odds and take on their rivals having gone 4-1-0 in the last 5 head-to-head-matchups. Everton wins this.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Everton +164