We’re back catering to your betting needs for this weekend’s elite-level soccer fixtures across Europe’s top-flight divisions.
Continue reading our betting previews and soccer odds from the Spanish La Liga and the English Premier League fixtures involving Barcelona vs. Cadiz, Manchester City vs. Newcastle United, and more.
Best Soccer Bets for the Weekend
- Manchester City/Newcastle United Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 (+110) at Bet365
- FC Barcelona Halftime/Full-time (-150) at Bet365
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 03:00 PM EDT at Etihad Stadium
The EPL, Champions League, and FA Cup winners of 2022/23 kickstarted their 23/24 Premier League season how they know best by dominating the opposition. EPL newcomers were no match for Pep Guardiola’s men and were completely outclassed for 90 minutes with a final 3-0 scoreline.
Man. City is highly touted to win the league title again, and with a return to the Etihad Stadium this weekend, they’re also entering this fixture as the EPL betting favorites. We can’t be surprised, though, this squad netted 60 goals on home soil last term, but Saturday’s clash with Newcastle won’t be as straightforward as the odds may suggest.
Newcastle United FC
No team suffered fewer defeats in the Premier League last season than Newcastle United. The Magpies went under the radar and snatched a Champions League berth while matching their weekend opponents for the best defensive record.
A brand-new season of football displayed a more attacking threat from Eddie Howe’s men, with five goals netted to position them atop the division. They were also involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Guardiola and co., and many variables point toward a similar scoreline this Saturday.
Premier League Matchday 2 Prediction, Odds, & Trends
The Premier League odds naturally favor the EPL titleholders, but the goals markets are where we can find some value worth betting on.
The previous six encounters between these sides have produced a whopping 26 goals, and while Newcastle were only responsible for six of those goals, they’re an entirely different beast from past seasons.
Don’t expect tight defenses in this game, as an all-out attack is likely. Man. City is recovering from a midweek Super Cup win, and tired legs will assist Newcastle in finding at least one goal while the home side will still do what they do best and score goals, goals, goals!
Score Prediction: Manchester City 3 – Newcastle United 2
- Man. City scored 3 goals in their EPL season opener last weekend.
- Newcastle are the EPL top goal scorers with 5 goals from their matchday 1 clash.
- Man. City netted 60 domestic goals on home soil last season.
Soccer Pick: Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 (+110) at Bet365
Sunday, August 20, 2023 – 01:30 PM EDT at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Barcelona’s title-defending La Liga season didn’t get off to the best of starts last weekend, as the Catalan giants were held to a 0-0 stalemate against Getafe.
Even more worryingly, as the Spotify Camp Nou is under construction, Barça must adapt to their temporary home at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys for the remainder of the season.
None of this should alter Barcelona’s chances against Cadiz; however, a team that won just 10 of their 38 meetings last term and suffered back-to-back defeats to the La Liga champions with an aggregate score of 6-0.
Cadiz wasn’t the most prolific team in Spanish football last season, but they at least avoided an anticipated end-of-season relegation battle. They’ve struggled against Barça, though, and whether it’s home or away, they couldn’t prevent Xavi’s men from maintaining possession and finding the net in 22/23.
La Liga Prediction, Odds, & Trends
The La Liga odds are heavily juiced in favor of Barcelona, forcing us to look elsewhere for a piece of significant betting value.
Barca was winning at half-time/full-time in both meetings with Cadiz last term. Considering the lackluster result in matchday 1, we anticipate an all-guns-blazing attack this weekend and Cadiz simply doesn’t possess the elite-level talent to stop the defending champions at their best.
Score Prediction: Barcelona 3 – Cadiz 0
- Barcelona defeated Cadiz at HT/FT in both domestic meetings last time.
- Barcelona claimed an aggregate score of 6-0 over Cadiz last season.
Soccer Pick: FC Barcelona Halftime/Full-time (-150) at Bet365
Extra Weekend Soccer Best Bets
La Liga – Sunday, August 20
- Atletico Madrid ML (+101) at Caesars Sportsbook
Premier League – Sunday, August 20
- Aston Villa ML (-143) at Bet365