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Juventus FC vs. Cagliari Calcio
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – 02:45 PM EST at Juventus Stadium
Mazzarri Halfway Out the Door
In attempts to remain within Serie A's top four battle ahead of the Italian winter break, Juventus welcome a lackluster Cagliari side to the Juventus Stadium for their final meeting of 2021.
Without a victory since October, Cagliari enters Tuesday's meeting after an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Udinese, and manager Walter Mazzarri is in the hot seat. I'd be amazed to see Mazzarri sitting in the dugout come 2022, as his team is now 10-games deep without a win and hold consecutive 4-0 defeats.
The foggy atmosphere in Emilia-Romagna contrasted beautifully when the black and white outfits of Bianconeri continued their 5-game unbeaten streak versus Bologna this past Saturday. Early season woes have stunted Juve's title chase, but with half a season to play, the 12-point gap between themselves and league leaders Inter Milan doesn't seem impossible to close.
Juventus won nine of their previous ten domestic outings against Cagliari, with seven clean sheets stemming from those encounters. A routine victory in Turin is expected, hence the hefty top-rated sportsbooks' price tag on their chance of success.
Final Thoughts | Serie A Betting Picks
Juventus have finally found their stride, and it's a defensive masterclass that's positioned them with more clean sheets than any other Serie A team this term.
One goal for the home side on either side of halftime presents an enticing amount of betting value, and you know I love plus money.
Juventus vs. Cagliari Score Prediction: Juventus 2 – Cagliari 0
Sevilla FC vs. FC Barcelona
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 03:30 PM EST at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium
The Fearsome Barcelona No Longer Exist
The unstoppable Barcelona have been checked out for some time now, and with a 3-2 victory at the weekend becoming their first win in four meetings, the easily exploited defense in Barca will have to contend with La Liga title-chasers Sevilla.
Narrowly defeating a struggling side in Elche doesn't boast much hope for Barcelona in their travels to the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. In addition to Barca's horrid away form, which has seen just one win from seven, they've conceded at least two goals in five of those away trips.
Former players taking the reigns don't always bode well, and Xavi has endured a less than adequate time in charge of Barcelona. Traveling away from home has been rough, and now they contend with the team who's replaced them as Real Madrid's rivals for the title.
Sevilla is shining under Julen Lopetegui, and back-to-back victories over Villareal, Athletic Bilbao, and Atletico Madrid will have his team's confidence peaking. The best defensive record in La Liga will now have the pleasure of displaying their talents against a globally loved Barcelona, and all three points won't be out of the question.
Final Thoughts | La Liga Betting Picks
The plus money La Liga odds on Sevilla cannot be ignored. Barcelona struggle away from Camp Nou, and Sevilla have been robust at the back.
I expect both managers will consider squad rotations with the quick turnaround in fixtures, but I still believe the end result will favor the home squad.
Sevilla vs. Barcelona Score Prediction: Sevilla 2 – Barcelona 1
Soccer Pick: Sevilla to Win (+135) [2.35] [1u wager returns 1.35u] at Everygame
Arsenal FC vs. Sunderland AFC
Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 02:45 PM EST at Emirates Stadium
Easy Draw for The Gunners
Not only have Arsenal drawn the final EFL side left in the Carabao Cup, but the fixture will be played on home turf, where they've been unstoppable this term.
There's no denying that Sunderland has been in-form themselves, but there are levels to this sport, and they are simply no match for this Arsenal squad.
The home side is sailing in this competition, defeating West Brom and Wimbledon in their previous EFL Cup meetings without conceding a single goal - taking the impressive streak further with a current EFL Cup record that shows eleven goals without reply from their last three outings.
Final Thoughts | Carabao Cup Betting Picks
The question isn't how, but by how many? Plus, money value on Arsenal to win both halves of play tickles my fancy, as it's challenging to envision Sunderland getting a word in edgeways this Tuesday night.
Arsenal vs. Sunderland Score Prediction: Arsenal 3 – Sunderland 0
Soccer Pick: Arsenal to Win Both Halves (+125) [2.25] [1u wager returns 1.25u of profit] at Everygame
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