Great soccer action takes place on Saturday, Dec. 29. In English Premier League, Tottenham battles Wolverhampton and Premier League leader Liverpool tackles Arsenal. Over in Italian Serie A, Juventus takes on Sampdoria. On Sunday, Dec. 30, Southampton tries to hang with one of the best teams in EPL, Manchester City.
Check out analysis and soccer betting predictions for 4 of this week’s top matchups!
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Saturday, Dec. 29
English Premier League
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tottenham’s right at the top of the EPL standings with a 14-0-4 record. The 4 losses are why they remain behind Liverpool and Manchester City, but there’s a lot of soccer yet to be played. The Hotspur has also been on a tear beating Leicester City 2-1, drawing with Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, beating Burnley 1-0, Arsenal 2-0, and dominating Everton 6-2.
The Wanderers aren’t a bad team. Liverpool put a 2-0 beat down on them the last time they stepped onto the pitch, though. Tottenham should win by at least a goal.Score Prediction: Tottenham 2, Wolverhampton 1
- Liverpool vs Arsenal
Liverpool remains undefeated. John Lennon’s hometown has a 15-3-0 record. Only 3 draws has kept Liverpool from starting the season 18-0. Is Liverpool this good? They seem to be. The 3-1 victory over Manchester United two matches ago was stunning. They followed that up with a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton.
Arsenal should put up a fight, but it’s hard to see them sticking with Liverpool. Arsenal must play Burnley on Dec. 26. They’ll likely win that one while losing this matchup.Score Prediction: Liverpool 2, Arsenal 0
Italian Serie A
- Juventus vs Sampdoria
Juventus has dominated this season. Ronaldo’s squad is 17-1-0. They’ve only got a single draw on the record. One thing to note, though, is how Young Boys beat Juventus 2-1 in Juventus’ last UEFA Champions League match. They’ve since come back with 1-0 victories over Torino and Roma.
Sampdoria’s been on a streak. They followed up a 2-0 win over Parma with a 4-2 victory over Empoli. Sampdoria’s not on Juventus’ level. However, they could keep the streak alive with a victory over Chievo Verona on Dec. 26 and head into this Saturday match with a ton of confidence.
Taking a shot on Sampdoria to hand Juventus their first Italian Serie A loss makes sense.Score Prediction: Sampdoria 2, Juventus 1
Sunday, Dec. 30
English Premier League
- Southampton vs Manchester City
Most English Premier League fans will watch this match on Sunday. Manchester City is now 4 points behind Liverpool atop the EPL Standings after their shocking 2-3 loss to Crystal Palace. Man City has a chance to bounce back on Dec. 26 with a win over Leicester City.
But, the loss to Crystal Palace might still sting in both that game and this one. Can Man City hold Southampton down? They’ve won two in a row, over Arsenal and Huddersfield Town. However, Southampton must battle Wolverhampton on Dec. 27 before taking on one of the best in EPL only 3 days later.
Manchester city wins by at least 2 goals.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Manchester City 3, Southampton 1