We’re back on a regular weekend schedule for both English Premier League and La Liga Primera Division soccer. The biggest match on EPL takes place this Sunday when Tottenham battles Manchester United. Will Tottenham continue their impressive English Premier League season?
Over in La Liga, surprise Sevilla FC will try to continue their impressive play with a victory over tough Atletico Bilbao. Check out our soccer betting analysis on 3 top EPL matches as well as the most intriguing battle in La Liga this weekend!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – January 7th Edition
Saturday, Jan. 12
English Premier League
- West Ham United vs Arsenal
With their 12 wins, 4 losses, and 5 draws, Arsenal’s not out of it in the English Premier League. They sit behind Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham, and Chelsea. Lots of soccer’s yet to be played this season and Arsenal has a shot.
To continue to have a shot, they must beat a team like West Ham United. At 8-4-9, West Ham appears a cut below the very best in EPL. However, West Ham does have some momentum after beating Birmingham City 2-0 in the English FA Cup in their last.
They won’t beat Arsenal. But, they’ll hold Arsenal to a 1 goal win.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Arsenal 1, West Ham United 0
- Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Chelsea should have Newcastle United over a barrel in their Saturday match. After losing 0-1 to Leicester City, they’ve really turned it on, beating Crystal Palace, drawing with Southampton, and dominating Nottingham Forest 2-0.
But, Chelsea must take on Tottenham in the English Carabao Cup on June 8. That could lead to a less than stellar performance against Newcastle on Saturday if they either beat Tottenham, or if Tottenham dominates them.
Newcastle’s not great. Like West Ham against Arsenal, they could hold much more talented Chelsea to a single goal win.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Chelsea 1, Newcastle 0
Sunday, Jan. 13
English Premier League
- Tottenham vs Manchester United
At 16-0-5, Tottenham has been one of the top teams in EPL this season. They’ve been unreal in their last 2 matches, dominating Cardiff City 3-0, and blasting Tranmere Rovers 7-0 in the English FA Cup.
But, Man United should be tough to beat. The most valuable sports franchise in the world has really turned the screws since the 1-3 loss to English Premier League top team Liverpool. Manchester has won 5 straight: 5-1 over Cardiff, 3-1 over Huddersfield, 4-1 over Bournemouth, 2-0 over Newcastle, and 2-0 over Reading.
Man U should give Tottenham all they can handle in what projects to be a high-scoring match.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Manchester United 3, Tottenham 2
Spain – La Liga Primera Division
- Atletico Bilbao vs Sevilla FC
Bilbao only has 2 wins so far in La Liga, but they also only have 5 losses. Atletico Bilbao has conjured up an amazing 10 draws. What’s really interesting, and what gives them a shot here, is that both wins happened in their last 3 matches, 4-0 over Huesca and 1-0 over Girona.
At 9-6-3,. Sevilla FC is in third place in the Primera Division behind league leading Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Sevilla has played in 2 straight draws, against Leganes and Atletico Madrid.
Bilbao might not beat Sevilla straight up. They could force a draw here, which would lead to a nice profit for draw backers.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Sevilla FC 1, Atletico Bilbao 1