Picks Across Top European Soccer Leagues: Inter to Bounce Back

Alex Campean

Thursday, December 21, 2017 5:14 PM UTC

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 5:14 PM UTC

This weekend’s top tips are coming from the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Let’s analyze the most important matches and find out the best value bets.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/xso0UPWgRpw", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Everton vs. Chelsea (Premier League – Round 19)

The Toffees have improved under new manager Sam Allardyce, conceding just 2 goals in their last 4 Premier League fixtures, climbing to 9th in the standings with 4 wins in their last 5 matches. They have put together some great performances at Goodison Park and enter this match full of confidence trying to maintain their brilliant shape. They have really recovered well having a rock-solid defense and scoring at least 2 goals per game in their last 3 home matches. Chelsea have dropped just 5 points in their last 10 EPL fixtures, averaging 2 goals scored per match away from home this season. Chelsea have won their last 4 encounters against, Everton keeping a clean sheet in three of them. Best pick for the match: Chelsea to score 2+ goals in the match at -133 with Unibet.

Leicester vs. Manchester United (Premier League – Round 19)

Claude Puel has made a good impression since taking charge of Leicester, sitting 8th in the standings with 26 points after 18 rounds. Unfortunately, Leicester saw their 4-game winning streak come to an end when they lost 0-3 home against Crystal Palace last weekend. Not just that, but they enter this match after another defeat, losing on penalties in the mid-week EFL Cup against Premier League leaders Manchester City. Cup holders Manchester United were beaten by Bristol City in the quarterfinal of the Carabao Cup and they will try to bounce back, win this important clash and secure their 2nd spot in the standings. Red Devils star Paul Pogba is back in the starting XI having completed his three-match ban for being red-carded against Arsenal few weeks ago. Best pick for the match: Manchester United to win at -117 with Pinnacle.

Sassuolo vs. Inter Milan (Serie A – Round 18)

Inter saw their 16-game unbeaten streak come to an end last weekend when they lost home against Udinese, losing also their leading position. The will visit 15th-place Sassuolo trying to bounce back, win this clash and maintain the pressure on Napoli and Juventus. The 1-0 away win at Sampdoria was crucial for Sassuolo as they are fighting to avoid relegation being just 3 points above the danger zone. Inter are amongst the best defensive sides in the top-flight league, conceding just 13 goals in 17 rounds. They will play against the worst home attack in Serie A with just 3 goals scored this season in front of their fans. This match should be an easy away win, and the odds for this outcome are huge. Best pick for the match: Inter to win at -136 with Betfair.

Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga – Round 17)

Despite having the worst attack in the top 4 La Liga squads with just 25 goals scored this season, Atletico Madrid remain a rock-solid defensive side, conceding just 7 goals in 16 rounds. They will try to enter the 2-week winter break with another victory against 16th-place Espanyol. Atletico are unbeaten in the Spanish La Liga this term sitting 2nd in the standings just 6 points behind leaders Barcelona. They have enough to continue their great head-to-head record against Espanyol, return home with the 3 points and close the gap on the leaders. Best pick for the match: Atletico to win at -121 with Unibet.

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