The domestic leagues in Europe are all in the final stages of competition, and while most of them are all but decided, the English Premier League is still very much up for grabs. It’s a 2-horse race there, as either Liverpool or Manchester City are going to walk away with the title.
But that’s not the only battle Soccer Betting enthusiasts want to pay attention to, though, as we have a bunch of teams fighting it out for the other two champions league spots. There is a full slate of games on tap over the next few days, and we are going to look at those that might well have an impact on both races.
Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – April 22nd Edition
Chelsea vs Burnley – MondayChelsea are one of four teams battling it out for the final two Champions League spots in the EPL. They are currently sitting in the #5 spot with 66 points, but they could put some real pressure on the rest by picking up a win here, particularly after watching all of the 3 other teams in this race slip up over the weekend.
Burnley have not yet secured their safety in the EPL this season and do not look like a very good bet here given that they are just 4-4-9 away from home this season. Chelsea were comfortable 4-0 winners in their previous meeting, and while I don’t see this one being as lopsided, I still see a win for the Blues.
Score Prediction: Chelsea 2 – Burnley 0
Tottenham vs Brighton – TuesdayTottenham are in the #3 spot right now, but they are just 1 point up on Arsenal and Chelsea, and 3 up on Manchester United. Their league form has taken a dip in recent weeks, but they are still on a high after knocking out Manchester City last week to head into the last four in the Champions League.
They will be without Harry Kane for the rest of the season, but they are getting some good production from Son and Mora in his absence. Brighton are sitting just above the drop zone and far from safe, and with just 12 points picked up on the road this season, this one looks like a game that is beyond them.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 4 – Brighton 1
Wolves vs Arsenal – WednesdayWolves have seen a solid season back in the Premier League go off the rails a little in the closing stages. The biggest disappointment, though, came in the FA Cup semi-final when they surrendered a 2-0 lead to Watford in a game that they eventually lost 3-2.
They have nothing left to play for, but they have saved their best performances for games against the top 6. Arsenal saw their top 4 chances take a hit with a 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace over the weekend. The earlier meeting this season ended in a 1-1 tie, which is exactly the score that I like here.
Score Prediction: Wolves 1 – Arsenal 1
Manchester United vs Manchester City – WednesdayThe Manchester derby is always one of the biggest games on the EPL calendar, as it very often has title implications. United famously came back from 2-0 down to beat City last season, stopping their rivals from winning the league that day, albeit for only a few days.
They will be looking for more of that magic on Wednesday, but they will need a series improvement in form for that to happen, as they looked dreadful in a 4-0 loss to Everton on Sunday. If City can win this one, their chances of repeating as champions get a little bit better.
Score Prediction: Manchester United 1 – Manchester City 3