A huge soccer matchup takes place on Saturday when Real Madrid battles La Liga. Over in the English Premier League on Saturday, Leicester City takes on Chelsea and Man United steps onto the pitch against Wolverhampton. Then on Sunday, Tottenham battles Man City as a huge underdog. Check out the odds, previews and free picks for 6 of the best soccer matchups of the week!
Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – January 27th Edition
Saturday, Feb. 1st
Leicester City vs Chelsea
- Premier League Odds: Leicester City +152 / Chelsea +150
The good news is that Chelsea hasn’t lost in their last 2. The bad news is that Chelsea drew versus Arsenal and could only beat Hull City by a goal, 2-1. Leicester is back on track with 2 victories in their last couple of matches. Back Leicester to beat the Blues.
Soccer Betting Pick: Leicester City
Liverpool vs Southampton
- Premier League Odds: Liverpool -1 ½ (-129) / Southampton +1 ½ (-102)
Wolverhampton bested Southampton on Jan. 18, but other than that, Southampton has rocked it. They drew against Tottenham, 1-1, in their last match. Liverpool drew against Shrewsbury Town 2-2 in the FA Cup in their last. That’s not a good sign. Take the goal and a half on Southampton.
Soccer Betting Pick: Southampton
Manchester United vs Wolverhampton
- Premier League Odds: Manchester United +108 / Wolverhampton +247
After 2 straight EPL losses, Man United took out their frustrations against Tranmere Rovers. They beat Tranmere 6-0. Wolverhampton isn’t in great form. But the Wanderers beat Southampton and lost by only 1 goal to Liverpool in their last 2 matches. Wolverhampton has a better shot than the odds indicate.
Soccer Betting Pick: WolverhamptonReal Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
- La Liga Odds: Real Madrid -126 / Atletico Madrid +324
Oddsmakers give too much respect to Atletico in this matchup. Sure, they drew with Real at the Spanish Supercopa. But Atletico has lost to Eibar and Cultural Leonesa since then. Real is on fire. We’ll post a more in-depth blog on this game later in the week. If you want to wager now, go with Real Madrid.
Soccer Betting Pick: Real Madrid
Sunday, Feb. 2nd
Burnley vs Arsenal
- Premier League Odds: Burnley +252 / Arsenal +100
Arsenal has drawn in 3 straight. Burnley lost to Norwich City in their last. Before that, they beat both Leicester City and Man United in a couple of shockers. Can Burnley upset the Gunners? Sure, they can. Take the much better odds on the dog.Soccer Betting Pick: Burnley
Tottenham vs Manchester City
- Premier League Odds: Tottenham +1 (-103) / Manchester City -1 (-128)
Tottenham may have come around. The Hotspur have won just 2 matches in their last 5. But since Liverpool beat them 1-0 on Jan. 11, Tottenham hasn’t lost. They’ve got 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 4. Man City shouldn’t lose to Tottenham. City could struggle to win by more than a goal, though. Back Tottenham on the handicap.
Soccer Betting Pick: Tottenham