We are feeling confident ahead of this week’s parlay selections, we believe we have found some good value along with some good matchup and situational opportunities.
Let’s check out what soccer picks we have brought together to get our +490 European Weekend parlay.
Manchester City FC vs. Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 10:00 AM EDT at Etihad Stadium
Let’s start this off by saying 2 things, firstly Man City has scored 3 or more goals at home in 11 of their previous 13 home games. Secondly, they lost 1-0 to Liverpool last week, and in the past whenever Man City have suffered a loss to anyone, they tend to take their frustration out on their next opponents in the form of goals. Do we even need to mention the name Erling Haaland either?
Brighton & Hove Albion
For all the “Zerbi” ball talked about since Roberto De Zerbi took charge, Brighton has yet to score a goal under his watch losing 1-0, 2-0, and tying 0-0 last time out.
Maybe the team is struggling to find their feet under these new tactics, but they’re not that dissimilar to their previous system under Graham Potter, and just like under Potter they won the xG count in most games yet failed to come away with all 3 points.
Pick and Prediction
Unfortunately for Brighton, they're stepping in front of a runaway train right now, it’s as simple as that. Erling Haaland didn’t score for the first time this season last time out and you know that ain't happening twice.
Man City at home is almost unstoppable, no matter who City was playing in this scenario we would fancy them to put up a few goals. Brighton might be able to find one lucky goal, but, either way, we see City winning easy and scoring a few.
Predicted Score: Manchester City 4-1 Brighton
Soccer Pick: Manchester City TT Over 2.5 (-117) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Chelsea FC vs. Manchester United FC
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 12:30 PM EDT at Stamford Bridge
Ex Brighton manager, who we just discussed, has been in charge of Chelsea now for 7 games and has gone undefeated with 5 wins and 2 ties. Chelsea has won their previous 2 home games by a scoreline of 3-0 under Graham Potter and we believe +100 to be a nice set of Premier League odds on the home side scoring 2+ goals again.
Interestingly, Chelsea has only scored over 1.5 team total goals in 2 of the previous 10 meetings between these old rivals at Stamford Bridge. That said, Potter is an attacking coach and we can see his influence felt already as Chelsea has scored 12 in 7 games compared to just 8 in 7 under Thomas Tuchel.
Man Utd swept Tottenham off the field last time out at Old Trafford with a 2-0 win, although the big argument post-game was Antonio Conte’s tactics which done them no favors in trying to stop a high intense press from Man Utd.
Just one point separates Chelsea in 4th and Man Utd in 5th, this will be a very entertaining game!
Pick and Prediction
We like Chelsea’s team total Over 1.5 here. However, one of the main reasons for the thinking behind this play is not only their tactics but the fact we believe they will win the game. Also, we strongly believe Man Utd will score, hence the 2-1 scoreline prediction.
Chelsea is the same odds to score 2+ goals as they are to win the game at +100, so we sided with the team total because a 2-2 tie still covers the play and this could potentially end 2-2.
Man Utd has picked things up in recent games and has gone 5 undefeated with 4 of those being wins.
That said, we believe Chelsea at home, after a disappointing 0-0 tie to Brentford last time out will prove too strong for this Man Utd team who are constantly in the terminal about something (right now it's Ronaldo causing scenes).
Score Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United
Soccer Pick: Chelsea TT Over 1.5 (+100) at BetOnline
FC Barcelona vs. Athletic Club
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 03:00 PM EDT at Spotify Camp Nou
Barcelona made light work of visiting Villarreal in midweek with a 3-0 home win, made up for (but only in a small way) after the 3-0 romping Real Madrid gave them the game beforehand.
Barcelona has not lost to Athletic on home soil since 2001 and the Basque team has only tied 5 of the 26 games held at Camp Nou since.
Athletic is yet again punching above their weight in La Liga and finds themselves sitting in 6th and just 4 points behind Real Sociedad in 3rd. It’s been 4 years since Athletic last played in a European competition.
Pick and Prediction
We like goals in this La Liga matchup and we don’t mind paying for the juice. Athletic has seen all but one of their road games go Over 2.5 goals this season (the one Under was against Seville, which is understandable as they only seen 1 of 4 home games over 2.5 goals).
Barcelona has the highest xG goals at home sitting at 2.46 per game whilst Athletic has the second-highest xG on the road sitting at 2.29.
We believe we will see goals in this one as 6 of Barcelona’s 8 home games this season have seen 3+ goals.
Score Prediction: Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Club
Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 Match Goals (-140) at BetOnline
European Soccer Parlay Picks
- Manchester City FC vs. Brighton & Hove Albion FC: Over 2.5 TT (-117)
- Chelsea FC vs. Manchester United FC: Over 1.5 TT (+100)
- FC Barcelona vs. Athletic Club: Over 2.5 (-140)
Soccer Pick: Three-Legged Parlay (+490) at BetOnline
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