Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – January 29th

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – January 29th Edition

Written by on January 29, 2018

This week it’s a bit of a bonus for Soccer betting enthusiasts, as we have a full slate of midweek games to choose from. The English Premier League big boys are getting back down to business after playing in the FA Cup over the weekend, and a few of them will also be looking ahead to the return of European competition in the next few weeks. The English Championship is also in full swing, with a number of teams in the hunt to make the leap to the Premier League next season. There are a lot of big games to bet the next few days, so let’s take a moment to break down some of the biggest soccer odds fixtures, whilst also throwing in our predictions.

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – January 29th Edition

West Ham vs. Crystal Palace

  • When: Tuesday, January 30th
  • Tournament: English Premier League
While certainly not the most glamorous of all the London clashes, this one is important because it has a definite bearing on the relegation battle. Palace is just 3 points away from the drop zone, while West Ham is only a point ahead of their rivals. Given the rest of the games going this week, we could see a bit of a dramatic shift when the final whistle blows here. It has been West Ham who has had the upper hand on Crystal Palace in recent EPL meetings, winning 3 and drawing the other two in the last 5 match-ups. West Ham will be looking to recover from a humbling loss to Wigan in the FA Cup, and I think they get the win here. Soccer Betting Pick: West Ham 2 – Crystal Palace 0

Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa

  • When: Tuesday, January 30th
  • Tournament: English Championship
It’s beginning to look as though Wolves are going to run away with the Championship, but after that, the battle for promotion and playoff spots is incredibly tight. Aston Villa is in a playoff spot right now, sitting in 5th and are just 4 points up on Sheffield United in 7th. The Blades need a win here to get right into the thick of the playoff picture. They will be looking to build on their 8-2-4 record at home, while Villa will be looking for their 7th win of the season on the road. The earlier meeting between these two was a great one, ending in a 2-2 tie, and I think we might get more of the same here. Soccer Betting Pick: Sheffield United 2 – Aston Villa 2

Tottenham vs. Manchester United

  • When: Wednesday, January 31st
  • Tournament: English Premier League
The FA Cup is one of the greatest club competition in the world, simply because it always seems to deliver more than its fair share of surprises. We almost got one on the weekend, with Newport County coming within 6 minutes of stunning Tottenham, whose blushes were saved by a late Harry Kane equalizer. Despite playing at home, Tottenham shouldn't be one of your Soccer Betting Picks of the Week. United had no such problems, sweeping past Yeovil in a 4-0 win on the road. Alexis looked magnificent in his first game in United red, and he will be looking to lead his new team on a revenge mission as they look to improve on the 3-0 beating they took at the hands of Spurs earlier this season. Soccer Betting Pick: Tottenham 0 – Manchester United 1

Barcelona vs. Valencia

  • When: Thursday, February 1st
  • Tournament: Spanish Copa del Rey
The Copa del Rey, which is the domestic cup tournament in Spain, heads into the semi-final stage this week, with Barcelona going head to head with Valencia. The first leg of the semi-final will be held at the Camp Nou, which means that Barcelona is likely going to be going all out to build a solid lead to take on the road to Valencia next week. Recent matches between these two have been tight, though, with the latest being a 1-1 tie in La Liga. Don’t expect much in the way of goals here, so going with a narrow Barcelona win. Soccer Betting Pick: Barcelona 1 – Valencia 0