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TSG Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
Saturday, December 18, 2021 – 09:30 AM EST at Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Gladbach Struggle to Find Form
A high-scoring encounter could be upon us when Hoffenheim welcomes Borussia Mönchengladbach to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday for the final Bundesliga matchday before the German winter break.
While the home team boasts an unexpected Champions League qualification position in the table, the visitors struggle to find form with four consecutive defeats to their name.
Although a four-game win streak came to its end at Bayer Leverkusen midweek, a 2-2 draw against this level of opponent is proving Hoffenheim's league position to be more than just a fluke.
Sebastian Hoeneß has altered his squad to play without fear, and although this style of play has seen Hoffenheim concede 8 goals in 4 games, it's also been a tactical approach that's delivered 13 goals and 4 wins from 5.
Final Thoughts | Bundesliga Matchday 17 Betting Picks
With Hoffenheim's high number of goals scored and conceded, it's difficult not to envision goals when a visiting Gladbach team has conceded 17 goals in their previous 4 games.
An entertaining thriller should play out, but ultimately, it's a Hoffenheim victory where the betting value can be found.
Hoffenheim vs. Borussia M’Gladbach Score Prediction: Hoffenheim 3 – Borussia M’Gladbach 1
Rayo Vallecano vs. Deportivo Alavés
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 08:00 AM EST at Vallecas Stadium
Betting Odds Don’t Match the Form
Rayo Vallecano is on the brink of reaching a top-four position in the La Liga this weekend, and a successful home win over 17th-placed Alavés is all that's required to do so. This Saturday's hosts continue to surprise critics in their La Liga rise, especially when they arrived from Spain's second-tier last year.
Deportivo Alavés hasn't owned such a promising campaign, and it's clear to see their problems come in front of goal, having scored a mere 13 goals from 16 meetings – the second-lowest goal tally for in La Liga right now.
Alavés' goal-scoring issues don't bode well when facing Vallecano's defensive home record; stand-out goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski has been elite this term, and he'll undoubtedly give the visiting team a tough time to get past his hands.
Final Thoughts | La Liga Matchday 18 Betting Picks
The La Liga odds prove that Rayo Vallecano is rightful favorites heading into this clash, but I still believe they're undervalued due to their club status.
Given their impeccable form on home turf and their chances of making a serious run for European qualification, taking Vallecano on the money line is an ideal wager.
Rayo Vallecano vs. Alavés Score Prediction: Rayo Vallecano 2 – Alavés 0
Soccer Pick: Rayo Vallecano to Win (-133) [1.75] [1.33u wager returns 1u] at Everygame
Newcastle United FC vs. Manchester City FC
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 09:00 AM EST at St. James' Park
Top vs. Bottom
When second-bottom Newcastle hosts last season's Premier League title winners, who're currently in 1st place, we shouldn't expect anything less than a routine victory for the visiting side.
Newcastle continues their battle with relegation fears and is currently level with last-place Norwich on 10 points – a massive 31 points behind their opponents Man City.
Newcastle met with Liverpool on Thursday, and despite taking an early lead, Eddie Howe's squad ended the game with a 3-1 loss and just 25% possession throughout the 90 minutes. The Reds achieved 23 shots against the Magpies, which is a real cause for concern when City is coming off a 7-0 win over Leeds United.
Guardiola's men registered 31 shots and maintained 65% possession versus Leeds, and a trip to Newcastle could easily return a similar set of statistics.
Final Thoughts | Premier League Matchday 18 Betting Picks
The question is by how many? How many goals will the Premier League champions defeat Newcastle by? I believe they'll score enough to win both halves, and with Premier League odds at plus money, it's one of the only betting markets that provide excellent value on Manchester City.
Newcastle United vs. Manchester City Score Prediction: Newcastle 0 – Manchester City 4
Soccer Pick: Manchester City to Win Both Halves (+105) [2.05] [1u wager returns 1.05u of profit] at Everygame
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