Editor’s Note: The Premier League announced its decision to postpone the game between Leicester City and Norwich City due to positive COVID-19 cases and injuries within the Canaries’ squad.
The Spanish soccer gets back to action this week after the small Christmas break, whilst the Premier League games continue to go ahead of the Christmas period. Unfortunately, these games are all subject to postponement so keep an eye out for that.
Our parlay this week is (+400) available at the best online books with two Spanish La Liga selections and one Premier League play. We cashed two of our three previous parlays prior to Christmas. Let’s start the new year off with a winner and cash these soccer picks.
Leicester City FC vs. Norwich City FC
Saturday, January 01, 2022 – 10:00 AM EST at King Power Stadium
Leicester will be full of confidence following their victory last time out over Liverpool, they lost 6-3 to Manchester City in their previous fixture and many pundits had written Leicester City off as an easy win for the Scouse, it goes to prove how difficult the Premier League is as Leicester were a massive +800 to win against Liverpool.
Despite having many injuries Leicester are still heavy favorites to beat this bottom-of-the-table Norwich team who have now lost five games in a row, allowing 14 goals in those five and scoring a total of zero, yes zero goals.
We expect Leicester to score at least twice here but most likely three, Norwich will know the Leicester defense is exploitable and we can even see the away side scoring for the first time in six games.
If they don’t, we still see plenty of goals in this one from the home side. Take the over 2.5 goals available at the EPL odds board, in this one as we see a whole host of possible score outcomes, all including three or more goals.
Getafe CF vs. Real Madrid
Sunday, January 02, 2022 - 08:00 AM EST at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Somehow Getafe have managed to go undefeated in their previous five La Liga games and have only lost two of their previous 10 league games, not bad for a team who are not enjoyable to watch and have been struggling near the bottom of the table all season. Getafe have managed to pull themselves up into 16th place but still remain in the same number of points as 17th place Deportivo Alavés.
This will be a game Getafe have a free hit, and we really can’t see them getting a result against this Madrid side who are flying red hot right now. They are 8 points clear at the top of the table and boast the best away record in the league with 25 points picked up from a possible 30.
Take Madrid to get the job done here and not many goals to go along with it as only 4 of these two teams combined have seen 4 or more match goals and Getafe are unlikely to score here, Madrid will be happy with a 2-0 victory in this one.
Soccer Pick: Real Madrid to Win + U3.5 Goals (+125) with BetOnline
Villarreal CF vs. Levante UD
Monday, January 03, 2022 - 01:00 PM EST at Estadio de la Cerámica
Struggling Villarreal will be glad to see Levante rocking up to their door in this league tie as the away side sit dead last in the league standings and are already 8 points away from avoiding the drop, and only for theirs so many bad teams down there with them they could be 11/12 points off. Levante are really exciting to watch but their do-or-die attitude has not helped them this season.
Meanwhile, the home team in Villarreal are almost the opposite of Levante and they are more than happy to be patient and to sit back and defend or just control the ball and not overly commit to attack.
Although Villarreal have been struggling this season away from home, at home they have the 7th best league form whilst Levante have only picked up two of their eight points away from home, we think the yellow submarine will be too string for Levante in this one.
Levante has only beaten Villarreal on the road once in their previous 10 meetings. Take Villarreal to win this one, although predicting the score outcome could be tricky as we see this game having the potential to be 1-0 to the home team or even 3-2.
Soccer Pick: Villarreal to Win (-300) with BetOnline
- Leicester/Norwich City Over 2.5 Goals (-135)
- Real Madrid to Win + U3.5 Goals (+125)
- Villarreal to Win (-300)
Parlay (+400) with BetOnline
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