Soccer Picks: 3-Team Parlay for English Premier League Week 2 Action

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:19 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 12:19 PM UTC

Let’s try to assemble a 3-team accumulator (parlay) with all EPL Sides and another with Totals and see if we can make something happen at the betting window.

<p>The new English Premier League is underway and Matchday 1 was filled with many surprises including Manchester United winning on a lone Own Goal against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea drawing with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge and seeing GK be suspended with a Red Card and Arsenal upset by West Ham United at Home at the Emirates Stadium in North London. And Matchday 2 doesn’t look any easier for sports gamblers or predictable for EPL clubs, but neither winning on parlays or winning the league has ever been easy. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Friday, August 14</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Compare Betting Odds on Offer for Aston Villa vs. Man. U.">Aston Villa vs. Manchester United</a> (NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC UNIVERSO (US); Sky Sports 1/HD UK, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra, NOW TV 2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT): Manchester United (1-0-0, 1 GF-0) heads to Birmingham and Villa Park on Friday to face Aston Villa (1-0-0, 1 GF-0 GA) in this Matchday 2 English Premier League fixture. Both teams won their openers by 1-0 scorelines, the Red Devils using an Own Goal to top Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford and the Lions ruining AFC Bournemouth’s top flight debut with a Jordan Ayew (Lorient) goal and a victory over the Cherries at Vitality Stadium. United has completely dominated this series in EPL play and hasn’t lost to Villa since the 2009/10 season. The Red Devils are also 8-1-0 L9 vs the Villains, outscoring them 25 GF-6 GA in the process but whether or not 2nd-year Manager Louis Van Gaal starts David De Gea—linked to Real Madrid—at GK will likely remain a mystery until near kickoff. In this fixture last season, the two sides played to a 1-1 Draw in Week 17, but here with Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and new signees Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich) and 21-year-old Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), expect the Red Devils <a href="" target="_blank" title="Manchester United Ready to Challenge for Premier League Title">Manchester United (+550 to win EPL, bet365)</a> to find a way to beat Aston Villa (5000/1 to win EPL, Sky Bet) and GK Brad Guzan here in this one where goals could end up being somewhat scarce.</p> <p><strong>EPL Picks:</strong> Manchester United -159, Under 2½ -115 (Pinnacle)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Saturday, August 15</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Go to Sunderland vs. Norwich City Live Odds Board">Sunderland vs. Norwich City</a> (NBC Sports Live Extra (US); 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT): Promoted side Norwich City (8000/1, Ladbrokes) lost at Home at Carrow Road in Matchday 1 to Crystal Palace, 3-1, while Sunderland (8000/1, 888Sport) was thrashed by Leicester City, 4-2 on the Road. Here on Matchday 2 at the Stadium of Light, both teams will be looking for the Win and their first 3 points. And although this actually seems like a good Draw bet, fading the Black Cats seems like a better idea after the way they played against the Foxes. Lifetime in this series, the Canaries are 9-4-5 in EPL play (25 GF-24 GA), and a respectable 2-3-4 (7 GF-15 GA) here at Sunderland. In this fixture last season, Norwich City and the Black Cats drew 1-1 after a 0-0 scoreline at Norwich City the season before. The Canaries are an unbeaten 2-2-0 (5 GF-2 GA) in the L4 EPL meetings against Sunderland, and with these two clubs playing in games that combined for 10 goals in Matchday 1, there should be goals here and taking a shot against the Black Cats is a gamble, but that’s what this exercise is all about, right?</p> <p><strong>EPL Pick:</strong>  Norwich City +211 (Pinnacle)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Saturday, August 15</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Swansea City vs Newcastle Utd Betting Board">Swansea City vs. Newcastle United</a> (NBC Sports Live Extra (US): 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT): Swansea City (0-1-0, 2 GF-2 GA) was impressive on Matchday 1, earning a 2-2 Draw against 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while Newcastle United also played to a 2-2 scoreline and earned a point at Home at St. James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne against Southampton. The Toon (5000/1 to win EPL, Sky Bet) have a storied reputation in the EPL, but it’s the Swans and Manager Garry Monk who are the team now on the upswing (8th-place finish, record number of points  in EPL last season). This Summer, Swansea City (3000/1, Ladbrokes) signed Eder (Braga) and André Ayew (Marseille) and with Ki Sung-yueng, Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurðsson and Bafetimbi Gomis, this Welsh side has an impressive and physically strong attack force, and, with Lukasz Fabianski in Goal, this team will be seeking a UEFA Europa League berth this campaign. With the L4 games in this series all going Over the Total— NUFC 2-3 SWANS, SWANS 2-2 NUFC, NUFC 1-2 SWANS, SWANS 3-0 NUFC—and all four having both teams score before Halftime (Both Teams To Score W4) in four consecutive 1-1 scorelines, backing the Over here is the call and with players like the Swans’ Ayew and the Magpies’ Papiss Cissé on the pitch and the number set so low, expecting 3 goals here on Saturday is the handicap.</p> <p><strong>EPL Pick:</strong> Over 2.25 -118 (<a href=";book=inarticlepinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=" Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sunday, August 16</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Chelsea vs. Manchester City Soccer Picks &amp; Final Score Prediction">Manchester City vs. Chelsea</a> (NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra, Telemundo (US); Sky Sports 1/HD UK, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra, NOW TV (UK); 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT): Defending English Premier League champions <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cherry-Picking the Chelsea Schedule for Sharp EPL Soccer Picks">Chelsea</a> (26-9-3, 73 GF-32 GA last season) head to the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday to face last season’s 2nd place club, <a href="" target="_blank" title="2015-16 Manchester City Team Preview">Manchester City</a> (24-7-7, 83 GF-38 GA) in the marquee game of the weekend in England’s top flight of football. The story here for the Blues (0-1-0, 2 GF-2 GA) here is that they’ll be without starting GK Thibaut Courtois who will be serving his 1-game Suspension for a foul on Swansea City’s Bafetimbi Gomis in Chelsea’s 2-2 Draw with the Swans at Stamford Bridge on Saturday on Matchday 1. So, backup GK Asmir Begovic will have to be on point and AMF Eden Hazard (+225 , Anytime Goalscorer, Sky Bet) and Striker Diego Costa (+150), who is still nursing a Hamstring injury, will have to find a way to try and get one past Citizens GK Joe Hart here at the Etihad Stadium in Sky Blue Mancunia. With Hart, captain Vincent Kompany, Sergio Agüero (+150) for the big goals, but Wilfried Bony (+175), David Silva (+275), new-signee Raheem Sterling (Liverpool, +187) and Yaya Touré, who had 2 goals for City in its 3-0 cleansing of West Bromwich Albion on Monday in its opener, this team is loaded and probably should be the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Visit Premier League Soccer Odds Board">Premier League odds</a> favorite to win the league. </p> <p><strong>EPL Picks:</strong> Manchester City +122, Under 2½ -114 (Pinnacle)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>English Premier League 3-Team Sides Accumulator: </strong>Manchester United -159/Norwich City +211 /Manchester City +122 (Pinnacle)</p> <p><strong>English Premier League 3-Team Totals Accumulator: </strong>Manchester United-Aston Villa Under 2½ -115 /Newcastle United-Swansea City Over 2.25 -118/Manchester City-Chelsea Under 2½ -114 (Pinnacle)</p>
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