Italian Serie A starts this weekend, but the top soccer matches are in the English Premier League. Liverpool battles Arsenal in the top match this weekend while Tottenham throws down against Newcastle and Man U takes on Crystal Palace. Check out the soccer betting analysis and free picks for 6 of the top matches of the week!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – August 19th Edition
Saturday, August 24
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Wolverhampton and Man United throw down on August 19. That should be a tougher match for United then their Saturday battle with Crystal Palace. Man U is 5-0 SU in their last 5, but Crystal Palace has played well. They drew with Everton on August 10 and lost 1-0 to Sheffield on Aug. 18. Palace is worth backing on the handicap.
Soccer Betting Pick: Crystal Palace handicap
Norwich City vs Chelsea
Chelsea hasn’t won a match since July 31 when they beat FC Salzburg 5-3 in a friendly. They followed that victory up with 2 draws and a win. The draw versus Leicester City on August 18 has been attributed to coach Frank Lampard’s strategy of pushing forward. No matter. Norwich City, although a tough squad, should be Chelsea’s first victory this EPL season.
Soccer Betting Pick: Chelsea
Liverpool vs Arsenal
This weekend’s top English Premier League match has Liverpool battling Arsenal. Pool’s only loss in their last 5 was at the FA Community Shield to Man City via penalty kicks. They haven’t been playing as well as they were towards the end of last season, though. Arsenal has been playing well. Although Arsenal shouldn’t win outright in regulation, they could push for a draw.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw
Sunday, August 25
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City
Man City drew 2-2 with Tottenham on August 17. City fell back to earth after West Ham 5-0 in their first EPL match of the season. Manchester City should get back to their winning ways facing an overmatched Bournemouth squad on Sunday. City on the handicap is the play.
Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester City handicap
Tottenham vs Newcastle United
Tottenham was an over +600 dog against Manchester City in their last match. They played Man City tight for the draw. The Hotspur faces a team on Sunday that has been outscored 1-4 in their first two English Premier League matches. Harry Kane and company will dominate.
Soccer Betting Pick: Tottenham handicap
Wolverhampton vs Burnley
Burnley is 1-4 SU in their last 5. The Wolverhampton Wanderers have 4 wins and a draw, against Leicester City, in their last 5. Wolverhampton must battle Man United on August 19. Whether they win or lose, they should take care of business against overmatched Burnley on August 25.
Soccer Betting Pick: Wolverhampton