Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – January 2nd Edition

Written by on January 2, 2018

In the world of soccer, there is no time to nurse a New Year hangover, as this is the time of year when the games come thick and fast. The English Premier League betting action is in full swing, while the Coppa Italia and the FA Cup also see matches resume this coming week. There are a lot of very good games to wager on over the next few days, and we are going to do all we can to ensure that you have a few winning tickets to cash by the time the weekend rolls around. Without further ado, let’s get to the top soccer betting picks of the week.

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – January 2nd Edition

West Ham vs. West Brom – January 2

While most eyes are on what is happening at the top of the Premier League, it’s also a good idea to look down every now and again. There is a real battle going on in the relegation zone right now, and we have a pair of teams in the bottom 3 going head to head on Tuesday. West Ham has been a little better under new manager David Moyes, but they still find themselves in the relegation zone. 3 of their 4 wins this season have come at home, so perhaps they should be slight favorites, especially when you consider that West Brom only has a single road win this season. 4 of the last 6 meetings between these two have ended in a draw, so let’s go that route. Soccer Betting Prediction: West Ham 1 – West Brom 1

Manchester City vs. Watford – January 2

Given how things have gone this season, it would be an absolute shocker of Manchester City did not hoist the EPL trophy at the end of the year. They are coming off a game against Crystal Palace that they were lucky to escape with a 0-0 tie, and they also may have lost Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne to extended injuries in that one. Watford is having a good season, and are currently sitting in 10th, with 4 of their 7 wins this year coming on the road. City has won their last 5 games against Watford, outscoring them 13-0 in the last 3 meetings. Should be another comfortable one for City. Soccer Betting Prediction: Manchester City 3 – Watford 0

Juventus vs. Torino – January 3

Domestic cup competitions can serve as a bit of a welcome break for the stress of league play, but these are games that the top teams still want to win, as it’s all about accumulating as much silverware as possible in the course of a season. Juventus are very much in the hunt in Serie A, just a single point out of first place, but they take a break from that to play Torino in the Coppa Italia this coming Wednesday. Juventus should be one of your Soccer Betting Picks for this week. These two already hooked up in league play earlier this season, with Juventus winning that on 4-0, which just happened to be the same result as when they last met in the cup in 2015. Should be another win for Juve here. Soccer Betting Prediction: Juventus 2 – Torino 0

Liverpool vs. Everton – January 5

The 3rd Round of the FA Cup is when all the Premier League teams enter the fray, with the early rounds often devoted to match-ups between the big guns and the minnows of the English game. There are some exceptions, though, and the draw delivered a beauty, as Liverpool and Everton will clash in what is sure to be a fiery Merseyside derby. Liverpool is on a solid run of form, and rested their top players against Burnley on Monday, seemingly in preparation for this one. Everton has been playing better football under new boss Sam Allardyce, and will certainly be up for this one. Soccer Betting Prediction: Liverpool 2 – Everton 1