Top Three Soccer Picks Across Europe to Play This Saturday

Lee Phelps

Saturday, February 21, 2015 1:25 PM GMT

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 1:25 PM GMT

William Hill's Lee Phelps is looking around Europe for a Saturday big three to make up a treble. He has looked at the betting in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League for his free picks.

Barcelona vs. Malaga
Barcelona are hot on the heels of Real Madrid in the race for the La Liga title and created a goal difference gap by three goals with their 5-0 win over Levante.

Lionel Messi’s hat-trick and goals from Neymar and Suarez saw off the strugglers and landed our soccer pick of the second half to be the highest scoring at 2.0 (Evs).

This week it’s seventh place Malaga arriving to see if they can dent the six game winning streak in the league. It’s unlikely when you look at their away form, having played three teams in the top six and conceded eight in three defeats, scoring just one.

Add to that their last road trip ending in a 4-1 defeat at Levante and we could see a lot of goals again.

Apologies for being boring, but for the third week in a row I’m playing the second half bet. Of Barca’s 11 home games, eight have seen that bet land and 28 of their 40 goals have arrived after the break.

Free Soccer Pick: Barcelona highest scoring half: Second. 2.05 (21/20)

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Sampdoria vs. Genoa
This is seventh versus sixth with both teams chasing an unlikely Champions League spot. They are locked on 35 points with just goal difference separating them.

Draws have restricted Sampdoria’s rise up the table, with six of their 11 ending with a solitary point. They have failed to win any of their last five games in all competition and they have been beaten in three of those games including the 2-1 loss at Chievo last weekend.

Although they’re undefeated at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris this season, they have won just 2 of their last seven there in all competitions, while the League form has slipped at home to the point that they have only won 2 of their last 8 in front of their own fans with the rest of the games ending in draws.

Genoa jumped up to 6th in the Serie A table and are within touching distance of Fiorentina and Lazio in the Europa League places and getting ahead of those teams has to be the goal at this stage of the season.

They are unbeaten in their last three games and have won successive games against Lazio and Verona to boost confidence ahead of this derby.

Free Soccer Pick: Draw

 

 

Chelsea vs. Burnley
The Premier League champions-elect face relegation threatened Burnley at Stamford Bridge fresh from their trip to Paris in the Champions League.

Burnley are 19.0 (18/1) to win and that is about right. The Clarets have conceded the second most away from home and scored the second least.

I’m not expecting a big win from Jose Mourinho’s men though. I’m predicting the usual – a 2-0 win. On both occasions they have played at home following a European game, they have won by that score line and have recorded six 2-0s from their 12 home games. The correct score is 6.5 (11/2) and the Chelsea win with under 2.5 goals is 3.6 (13/5)

Free Soccer Pick: Chelsea correct score 2-0 6.5 (11/2)

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