Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – February 19th

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – February 19th

Written by on February 19, 2018

Last week saw the return of European club competitions to the soccer betting action, with both the Champions League and Europa League back for the knock-out stages. It is those competitions that we will mainly be focusing on here, although we will also have an FA Cup tie to talk about for the Monday game, with constant soccer odds favorite Manchester City continuing their quest for a huge trophy haul this season. The games we have chosen to focus on here are just a very small selection of the soccer games that are available to wager on this week, so be sure to check out the complete list. For now, let’s get started with our top soccer betting picks of the week.

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – February 19th

Wigan vs. Manchester City

  • When: Monday, February 20
  • Tournament: FA Cup
As it stands right now, Manchester City is still in with a shot at winning 4 trophies this season, which should give you some idea of how good they have been. A win here would take them into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they would face Southampton. This looks like a comfortable game on paper, but let’s not forget that Wigan took a Premier League scalp in the last round when they beat West Ham. This is a much tougher proposition, though, and I believe the best that they can hope for is a draw and a replay. Just don’t see it happening, though. Score Prediction: Wigan 1 – Manchester City 2

Bayern Munich vs. Besiktas

  • When: Tuesday, February 20
  • Tournament: UEFA Champions League
The Round of 16 continues on Tuesday with Besiktas heading to Germany for the first leg of this tie. Bayern has been in great form in Bundesliga play, already building up a 19-point lead at the top. This is going to be a tricky tie for them, as Besiktas were very good in the Group Stage, and were, in fact, the first Turkish team to top a Champions League group in the history of the competition. These two last met in the 97/98 version of the Champions League, with Bayern winning both games 2-0. More of the same here I believe. Score Prediction: Bayern Munich 2 – Besiktas 0

Sevilla vs. Manchester United

  • When: Wednesday, February 21
  • Tournament: UEFA Champions League
This will be the first-ever meeting for these two teams in European competition, but United manager Jose Mourinho does have a history against Sevilla. In his time in charge of Madrid, he put together a 7-1 record against Sevilla, with his team scoring 23 and surrendering 6. Despite playing at home, Sevilla is not a safe Soccer Betting Pick against Manchester United. Those meetings may have no bearing on this one, though, as both teams are going well in their respective domestic leagues. Paul Pogba missed the game on the weekend for United but should be back for this one. Although look for the Red Devils to take more of a defensive stance here, which is why a draw should be your Soccer Betting Pick for this one. Score Prediction: Sevilla 0 – Manchester United 0

Atalanta vs. Borussia Dortmund

  • When: Thursday, February 22
  • Tournament: UEFA Europa League
By the time Thursday comes to an end, the Europa League will be down to just 16 teams. There are some big second leg ties to come on Thursday afternoon, but perhaps none bigger than this one. The first leg of this tie was a beauty, with Dortmund coming away with a 3-2 win. Those two away goals for the Italians could loom large here, as all they really need is a 1-0 win in the home leg on Thursday. Dortmund really cannot afford to sit back and defend, so I think we are going to have another open game, with the OVER perhaps being the best bet. Score Prediction: Atalanta 2 – Borussia Dortmund 2