Premier League Rundown: Match Day 32 Soccer Picks & Previews

Nikki Adams

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:54 PM GMT

Match day 32 looms on the weekend’s soccer betting card featuring key fixtures towards the title race and relegation battle. Find out what soccer odds are trading and where the value soccer picks are to be had.

Match Day 31 Recap
Match day 31 closed amidst some upsets and surprises with heavy implications on the table. Manchester United’s 1-0 win at the Etihad over city rivals Manchester City practically leaps off the page as it sets back Manuel Pellegrini’s side 15 points behind league leaders Leicester City and puts his side’s bid to finish in the Top 4 in serious question.

Chelsea’s bid to climb the table hit a snag when they settled on a 2-2 draw to West Ham United, collecting merely a point for their efforts. Then again, it could have been worse as Slavan Bilic’s lads were in the lead with a minute to spare only to concede a crucial penalty goal that salvaged the fixture for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Leicester City continued their rich vein of form with a win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, improving to three straight wins ahead of the international break. Norwich City improved their bid to remain in England’s top flight with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich while Southampton pulled ahead in the table and kept their bid for a Top 6 finish alive with a 3-2 win over Liverpool at St. Mary’s.

Here we look at the current serving of soccer odds for match day 32, complete with our choice fixtures to spot and soccer picks to put up on your wagering slips.

 

 

Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
The Blues settled on a 2-2 draw to West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in the last lap around England’s top flight. It was a costly setback to their bid for a Top 6 finish – they are now priced at +1000 to finish in the Top 6 at bet365, well behind Man City, Man United, West Ham United, Liverpool and Southampton. Nevertheless, Guus Hiddink and his Blues can be optimistic about their chances against Aston Villa this coming weekend. Villa is destined for relegation. They have nothing to play for, not even pride if the way they are tanking in the league were any indication. They’ve lost six in a row, four of which saw them abysmally shutout, barely striking an audible chord. Overall, they’ve been outscored 18-2 over this disgraceful stretch. In no uncertain terms is a Chelsea win an almost sure bet at -188 but also the No option on both teams to score appears to be the value soccer pick at -143. In fact, you might as well combine the bet in a double result prop bet with Chelsea to win and No for both teams to score at the tempting price of +138 at bet365.

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Soccer Picks: Chelsea to win at -188, No option for both teams to score at -143 & Chelsea to win and No for both teams to score in double result betting at +138
Best Line Offered: at bet365

 

West Ham United vs. Crystal Palace
The Hammers must be kicking themselves for conceding a late penalty at Stamford Bridge that denied them the full three points they so richly deserved. On the bright side, they didn’t bugger it entirely and still have a point to show for their trip to Stamford Bridge in Fulham. On another positive note, it extends their unbeaten run of form to eight unbeaten (five wins and three draws) across several competitions and has them taking points off some established household names such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, to say the least. So, it’s with some surprise to see West Ham United trading on EVEN odds to win at Boleyn Ground in the weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace.

West Ham United are undefeated in their last 12 home fixtures (seven wins and five draws) in Premier League betting. That’s nothing to sniff at particularly as it includes wins over Chelsea, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham. Six of the 12 featured clean sheets, including the last three fixtures at Boleyn Ground: 2-0 over Aston Villa and 1-0 over both Sunderland and Tottenham. Eight of those saw the UNDER 2.5 cash which can be backed at -125 on your soccer picks.

The visitors are coming off a loss to league-leading Leicester City at home and are without a win in their last six Premier League outings (three draws and three losses). Heck, Crystal Palace lost to Aston Villa 1-0 only recently and failed to defeat relegation threatened Sunderland in a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light in their last outing. How West Ham United isn’t favored to win this fixture is unbelievable, but we can’t see past a home win here so we’re backing West Ham United on our soccer picks. You can find even juicier soccer odds at Pinnacle where a West Ham United win is currently priced at +105.

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Soccer Picks: West Ham United +105 to win & Under 2.5 at -125
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle & at bet365

 

Liverpool vs. Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp and the Reds can setback Tottenham in the title race when they welcome the Spurs to Anfield Stadium on Saturday’s Premier League betting card, and if there’s one thing the German manager relishes it’s the role of party-pooper. Liverpool were recently dealt a setback of their own when they lost a right thriller at St. Mary’s, but some allowances can be made as it followed only days after a Europa League encounter with Manchester United at the Old Trafford. It was their first loss in five overall Premier League fixtures since losing to Leicester City at King Power.  In their last seven home fixtures, Liverpool are 3-3-1 with wins over Leicester City and Man City and a draw to Arsenal, amongst several others. Such positive accounts against the league’s best teams this season will only fill the Reds with optimism when they welcome title hopefuls Tottenham. That and the price tag of +150 or thereabouts depending on your choice sportsbook is sure to fill soccer betting fans with bonhomie come the weekend. Of course, the Spurs won’t be pushovers. Their solid record on the season attests to that, not to mention the fact that they have just one loss in their last 12 away fixtures. That being said, when the pressure has been on Mauricio Ponchettini’s boys, they’ve come up short. It’s possible they’ll do so again here. A home win is by no means a dead cert but it appeals to us for our soccer picks. More cautious soccer bettors might fancy a draw no bet alternative on either Liverpool at -125 or Tottenham at -110 depending on which way they slice this game.

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Soccer Picks: Liverpool at +160 & Over 2.5 at +105
Best Line Offered: at William Hill & at bet365

 

Leicester City vs. Southampton
Leicester City’s bid for the title is sure to come under serious pressure when the Saints roll into King Power. Southampton are coming off a 3-2 win over Liverpool at home, extending their unbeaten run to three straight (two wins and a draw) in their last three turns in England’s top flight. Of course, taking the win at King Power is no mean feat if the Foxes’ record at home were any indication; they are 9-5-1 in 15 home fixtures – the only loss coming to Arsenal. The Foxes are undefeated in their last five fixtures overall, since a 2-1 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates. At home they are undefeated in their last eleven fixtures dating back to Arsenal’s visit to King Power in September. Surely, the Foxes deserve the benefit of the doubt at home on the Premier League odds board by now? Consider seven of the 11 were clean sheets too. We can’t say a home win is a sure soccer pick given Southampton’s quality, but it’s still worth the tickle given Leicester City’s home form this season and, well, their historical season altogether. If you’re feeling adventurous, you might fancy the double result option on your soccer picks too, a Leicester City win combined with the No option for both teams to score at +250 at bet365.

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Soccer Picks: Leicester City to win at +126 & Leicester City to win at No both teams to score at +250
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle & bet365