On Monday night in the English Premier League, Manchester City are set to host Wolverhampton at the Ethiad Stadium in a match that looks like it is offering a ton of value for soccer betting enthusiasts. Two days later on Wednesday, January 16, AC Milan will look to pull off the upset at home against Cristiano Ronaldo and streaking Juventus.Now, let’s find out where the best soccer betting value lies in both matches.
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Wolverhampton (8-5-8) vs Manchester City (16-2-3)
- When: Monday January 14, 2019, 4:00 PM ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK
- TV: NBC
- Soccer Odds: Manchester City -600 / Draw +650 / Wolves +1600
Manchester City got a huge, 2-1 win over league-leading Liverpool on Jan. 3 to reignite their hopes of winning the English Premier League title, but it’s what Manchester City has done since then that’s really scary. Manchester City smacked Rohterham United senseless in their stunning 7-0 shutout win on Jan. 6 before laying an even more emphatic 9-0 drubbing on Burton Albion last Wednesday. Gabriel Jesus scored four goals to lead the way to victory in the Carabao Cup semifinal at Ethiad Stadium. Manchester City has scored 56 goals in EPL play while allowing just 17 to sit at +39 in the goal differential department.
On the other side of the pitch, Wolverhampton is coming off a huge, 2-1 upset win over Liverpool on Monday at Molineaux that knocked the Premier League leaders Liverpool out in the third round of the FA Cup. Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves found the back of the net for the Wolves in the win. Wolves’ Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo was pleased with his team’s performance afterward.
“I am very pleased, the team performed very well in a tough game. We took our chances,” he said.
Despite the Wolves huge win over Liverpool, Manchester City is the easy pick to get the win in this one. Manchester is playing its best soccer of the season right now and although they’ll face much stiffer competition that they have in their last two matches, they are the easy pick to get past their EPL rivals in this one. Wolverhampton has scored 23 goals in EPL play while allowing 25 and that’s just not going to be good enough in this one.
Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester City 3 Wolverhampton 1
Juventus 917-2-0) vs. AC Milan (8-7-4)
- When: Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2/ESPNDP
Juventus has won each of their last five matches and comes into this affair off a 2-0 shutout win over Bologna on Saturday. While Cristiano Ronaldo was one of several regulars to sit this one out, Juventus had no problems reaching the Coppa Italia quarters as Frederico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean found the back of the net in the win. Juventus has yet to taste defeat in Italian Serie A match play and has scored 38 goals while allowing just 11 to sit at +27 in the goal differential department.
AC Milan has won two straight while going 2-1-2 over their last five. AC enters this match coming off a convincing 2-0 shutout win over Sampdoria on Saturday. Patrick Cutrone came off the bench to score a pair of goals in extra time to lift Milan to the win and put his team into the Coppa Italia quarterfinals. AC Milan sits in fifth place in the Italian Serie A table with 26 goals scored and 20 allowed to sit at a modest +6 in the goal differential department.</p.
With Cristiano Ronaldo already announced to be back on the pitch for this affair, unbeaten Juventus is the pick to get past AC Milan to stay that way. AC Milan is playing modest soccer right now having split their last five matches evenly with one draw and Juventus is kicking it into high gear and feeling super confident. Keep it simple and back Juventus to win this one by a pair of goals.
Soccer Betting Pick: Juventus 3 AC Milan 1