Join us as we provide the best soccer picks and dive into the betting analysis surrounding Saturday and Sunday’s schedule of the best European leagues.
Continue reading for this weekend’s betting previews and most sought-after soccer odds from the German Bundesliga, the English Premier League, and more.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 – 09:30 AM EST at Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich’s position at the top of the Bundesliga table is far from safe, owning just a one-point lead over Union Berlin in second. However, Julien Nagelsmann’s men will welcome basement dwellers Bochum to the Allianz Arena this Saturday, a fixture they’re almost guaranteed to win.
A 4-2 success over Wolfsburg last weekend handed the Bavarian giants their first three points of 2023, and if history repeats itself on Saturday, Nagelmann’s squad will walk over their visitors with a high scoreline for good measure.
Bochum lost 5-2 and then won 5-2 from their previous two meetings, and although three points assisted them in a relegation battle, they’re just three points from entering the drop zone again.
In Bochum club history, they’ve never won a game at the Allianz Arena, and there isn’t much supporting evidence to expect this trend to be broken.
Pick and Prediction
The Bundesliga odds heavily favor Bayern Munich to win this matchup, as the bookmakers aren’t taking any chances by gifting us some respectable value on the moneyline.
To bolster our betting value on the Bayern Munich moneyline, we can add over 3.5 goals and receive a generous -125 set of odds.
Bayern Munich scored three or more goals in five of their previous six head-to-head home meetings, and Bochum allowed seven goals in their last two away trips. Furthermore, Munich has seen over 3.5 goals in half of their Bundesliga games this term.
Soccer Pick: Bayern Munich to Win and Over 3.5 (-125) at FanDuel
Sunday, February 12, 2023 – 11:30 AM EST at Etihad Stadium
Following a loss to Tottenham Hotspurs and allegations from the Premier League for rule-breaking, it hasn’t been the easiest of weeks for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. However, the Cityzens must keep their own on the ball, as they sit in second place on 45 points – five points adrift of league leaders Arsenal.
With that said, Manchester City’s form this term has been commendable. They’re undefeated in six consecutive home games while remaining unbeaten in 16 of their previous 17 EPL home games and have won 13 of their last 15 domestic home meetings.
Goal-scoring is never an issue with Erling Haaland on side. City has netted 3 or more goals in 12 of their last 15 EPL home games, but defensive attributes haven’t been as perfect as both teams have scored in 5 of their last 6 at the Etihad.
Aston Villa suffered a 4-2 dismantling to Leicester City last time out, which meant that Villa has now only won 2 of their last 5 games in all competitions. In addition, their two most recent successes over Leeds and Southampton aren’t something to shout about.
The good news is Villa are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 EPL fixtures and has won three consecutive away games.
Pick and Prediction
With the drama surrounding Manchester City’s off-the-pitch business, we expect the home side to perform well. Guardiola will want his players laser-focused as they cannot allow Arsenal to gain a bigger advantage in point differential.
For this reason, expecting at least 2.5 goals this weekend as the Premier League odds suggest is a safe play, as Manchester City can achieve this tally without the assistance of their visitors.
Both teams can find the back of the net, and Manchester City is the highest-scoring team in the Premier League with an exceptional record at home that speaks for itself.
Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-195) at Caesars Sportsbook
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