BroBible’s Premier League Betting Picks Of The Week – Matchweek 32
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The Premier League keeps rolling on with games being played on 12 of the next 14 days. Whether you’re a soccer fan or a gambler, that’s tantalizing stuff. With the games coming thick and fast, it’s better we don’t waste your time with some sort of witty intro (although, if you want to see me wax lyrical about Liverpool, you can find that here) and get right down to what you came here for: the picks.
Record So Far: 5 Wins, 2 Losses
Manchester United -.5/-1 vs Brighton (-120): Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. EST
I was able to snag United at -.5/-1, which I think is excellent value, as it allows you to make a profit with a one-goal win without having to stake the juice of a moneyline bet. Brighton has looked solid in beating Arsenal and drawing Leicester City, but Ole Gunnar’s Manchester United Red Devils have come out of quarantine looking as though they’re entering the next stage of their evolution. If United go full strength — which they ought to do considering A) their next game isn’t until Saturday and B) they’re chasing Chelsea for fourth place — a one-goal win should be all but guaranteed.
Chelsea -1 vs West Ham (-105): Wednesday, 3:15 p.m. EST
West Ham is categorically awful. The only thing saving them from guaranteed relegation is the fact that Watford, Bournemouth, and Aston Villa are all equally terrible. Conversely, Chelsea is flying high after three consecutive wins, including a thriller over Manchester City. Chelsea beating West Ham is a no-brainer, so worst-case scenario, you’re looking at a push here.
Liverpool Moneyline at Manchester City (+225): Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
Frankly, I find the disrespect in these odds to be dumbfounding. Everything excellent about Liverpool and average about Manchester City was showcased last week as the Reds clinched their first Premier League title in 30 years. Wherein Jurgen Klopp’s Reds look imperious in every facet of the game, Manchester City were — once again — suspect defensively.
While City may be determined to prove that they’re still in Liverpool’s class, the Reds will be even more motivated to do so, as they’ll be riding off the high of overtaking Pep Guardiola’s machine.
This game will be spectacular, but in a game with two World Class sides, I’m going to lean towards the one that’s given up 12 fewer goals: the Premier League Champions.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him firstname.lastname@example.org