English Premier League battles happen earlier in the week. On Wednesday, Jan. 1, Arsenal battles Manchester United in the day’s top matchup. Also in action, are Leicester City against Newcastle, Tottenham versus Southampton, and Manchester City against Everton. Then on Thursday, Liverpool battles Sheffield. Check out previews and analysis for the top soccer betting matchups in the first week of 2020!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – December 30th Edition
Wednesday, Jan. 1st
Newcastle United vs Leicester City
- Premier League Odds: Newcastle United +362 / Leicester City -142
After getting outscored a combined 7-1 in back-to-back matches against Man City and Liverpool, Leicester bounced back with a 2-1 win over West Ham United in their last. Newcastle is an 0-2 streak. They dropped a game against Man United 4-1 and Everton 2-1. Back Leicester City.
Soccer Betting Pick: Leicester City
Southampton vs Tottenham
- Premier League Odds: Southampton +225 / Tottenham +104
Tottenham offers underlay odds in this. The Hotspur have 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw in their last 5. Southampton is in good form. The Southies have a 2-0 win over Chelsea and a 3-1 victory against Aston Villa in 2-of-3. They drew in their last match. Back Southampton.
Soccer Betting Pick: Southampton
Watford vs Wolverhampton
- Premier League Odds: Watford +192 / Wolverhampton +134
On Dec. 22, Watford upset Man Untied 2-0. They parlayed that into a 1-1 draw versus Sheffield United and a 3-0 win over Aston Villa. The Wanderers beat Man City 3-2 on Dec. 27, though. Wolverhampton gets the nod.
Soccer Betting Pick: Wolverhampton
Manchester City vs Everton
- Premier League Odds: Manchester City -2 (-120) / Everton +2 (-109)
Man City had dominated before the upset loss to Wolverhampton. City should get back on track here. Will they beat Everton by 2? Everton has won 2 in a row, they won’t keep it going. So, yes, Manchester City will win this by at least 2 goals.
Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester City
Arsenal vs Manchester United
- Premier League Odds: Arsenal +140 / Manchester United +163
When Man United gets their offense going, they can score in bunches. United beat Burnley 2-0 on Dec. 28. Arsenal has played decent in recent games. But, they battled Chelsea on Dec. 29. That’s two huge rivalry games in a row. Back United.
Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester United
Thursday, Jan. 2nd
Liverpool vs Scheffield
- Premier League Odds: Liverpool -2 (-112) / Scheffield +2 (-117)
Back on Sep. 28, Scheffield lost 0-1 to Liverpool. Pool comes off a 4-0 pasting of Leicester City. They should win, but they might not win by 3. Take the 2 goals.
Soccer Betting Pick: Sheffield