The top soccer leagues on the planet are in full force this weekend with top matchups in La Liga, English Premier League, and Italian Serie A. On Saturday, August 31, Ronaldo’s Juventus squad battles Napoli, one of the top teams in Italian Serie A. Who takes the exciting match? Check out the soccer betting analysis and free picks for Juventus-Napoli, Arsenal-Tottenham, and four other great weekend matchups!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – August 26th Edition
Saturday, August 31
English Premier League: Southampton vs Manchester United
Manchester United’s loss to Crystal Palace was breathtaking. It was the first time that Palace had beaten United since 1991. Man U. showed weakness before the loss in the draw against Wolverhampton.
United is young. They’ll go through some growing pains before consistently showing the form they displayed in the 4-0 victory over Chelsea. Although Southampton will play tough on Saturday, no amount of growing pains should lead to another shocking loss. Manchester United takes this.
Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester United
English Premier League: Chelsea vs Sheffield United
Chelsea finally got the “W” for Frank Lampard. Facing a tough Norwich City side, the Blues came up huge. They beat Norwich 3-2. Lampard and Chelsea should continue to flash brilliance on the pitch versus Sheffield United this Saturday.
Soccer Betting Pick: Chelsea
Italian Serie A: Juventus vs Napoli
Last season, Napoli and Juventus battled head-to-head for the Italian Serie A title all season long. Juventus beat Parma 1-0 in their first match of the season. The defense, as always, was exceptional. Even going back to the 1-2 loss to Atletico Madrid at the International Champions Cup, the defense played well.
Napoli beat Fiorentina 4-3 in their last. That was a tough match for Napoli. They struggled some. They should pick it up against Juventus, but it will be hard to score more than a single goal. Still, Napoli-Juventus feels, and on paper looks like, a draw.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw
Sunday, Sep. 1
English Premier League: Everton vs Wolverhampton
So far in the English Premier League, Wolverhampton has played in 3 draws. Everton has a win, a loss, and a draw. Although these two are evenly matched, Everton has the better chance of winning in regulation because they battle the Wanderers on their pitch. Go with Everton.
Soccer Betting Pick: Everton
English Premier League: Arsenal vs Tottenham
Ouch. Hotspur fans didn’t expect that. On August 25, Tottenham entered their match with Newcastle a favorite. They left their match versus Newcastle with an 0-1 loss. The Hotspur won’t get any breaks traveling to Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal on Sunday.
Arsenal was 2-0 SU in English Premier League play heading into their match versus Liverpool. Pool showed why they won the Champions League last season and are a favorite to win the Champions League as well as the EPL this season. Still, Tottenham can hang with Arsenal. Back the Hotspur at underdog odds.
Soccer Betting Pick: Tottenham
La Liga League: Villareal vs Real Madrid
Villareal has a draw and a loss on their record. The draw versus Granada is interesting because both teams dropped in 4 goals. The loss was 1-2 against Levante.
Although Villareal hasn’t played great, Real Madrid has been just okay. They dominated Celta Vigo 3-1. They drew with Valladolid in their last match. This sets up as another draw.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw