Tottenham and Manchester City will both be looking to take care of business at home in their respective Premier League matches this coming weekend while the Atlanta Five Stripes will look to dispatch upstart New England in their single-elimination MLS matchup on Saturday. With the English Premier League back in action and the start of the 2019 Major League Soccer playoffs just days away, it’s time for some expert soccer betting picks of the week.
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – October 14th Edition
Watford (0-3-5) at Tottenham Hotspur (3-2)
- When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM ET
- Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Watford sits at the bottom of the Premier League and they remained winless through eight matches following their 0-0 draw against Sheffield on Saturday. Watford has scored a measly four goals while allowing an overly generous 20. Tottenham has scored 14 goals while allowing 12 goals at the other end of the pitch. The bad news is that Tottenham comes into this contest off an embarrassing 7-2 loss against Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League match one week ago before getting shutout 3-0 against Brighton and Hove Albion in their last Premier League clash. To make matters even worse, Tottenham also lost goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris in the defeat.
Still, despite the fact that Tottenham is struggling, the Hotspur are still the pick to get past lowly Watford in this match. These two rivals have split their last five meetings evenly at 2-2-1. I’m going with a completely desperate Tottenham club to take care of business and you should too!
Soccer Betting Pick: Tottenham 3 Watford 2
Crystal Palace (4-2-2) at Manchester City (5-1-2)
- When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM ET
- Where: Selhurst Park
Manchester City sits in second place in the Premier League, but they were on the wrong end of a humbling 2-0 loss against Wolverhampton on October 6. The good news is that Manchester City has scored an impressive 27 goals on the season while allowing a modest nine goals. Crystal Palace sits in sixth place in the EPL and they’ve won two straight, including a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham on October 5. Crystal Palace has scored and allowed an identical eight goals this season.
For this match, I’m going with a semi-desperate Manchester City club to get it done as they look to narrow the 8-point gap on first place and unbeaten Liverpool. Manchester City is by far, the more explosive club at the offensive end of the pitch and I expect them to be locked in and loaded from the outset in this one. Man City wins and they win by at least two goals.
Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 1
New England Revolution (11-12-11) at Atlanta United FC (18-4-12)
- When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
With the 2019 MLS playoffs set to get underway on Saturday, New England and Atlanta will meet in a single-elimination match on Saturday. The winner faces either the Philadelphia Union or New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinals Oct. 24 at 7:30 PM ET. Ironically, these two squared off in the ATL on October 6 with the Five Stripes picking up a 3-1 win against the revolution that day. Over their last five matches, New England has gone 1-1-3. The Revolution have scored 50 goals in 34 matches while allowing 57. Atlanta finished second in the MLS standings in the regular season while tying New York FC for the league lead in victories (18). The Five Stripes have scored 58 goals while allowing 43.
In their three matches this season, Atlanta scored seven goals while limiting New England to one goal in two of those losses while shutting out the Revs in another. With Atlanta going 12-2-3 at home and New England going an uninspiring 3-6-8 on the road, the Atlanta United FC are the easy pick to win this one by at least two goals.
Soccer Betting Pick: Atlanta 3 New England 1