The weather conditions and the European competitions in which the English teams are involved in full force are strongly addressing the predictions. Arsenal vs. Manchester City and the Merseyside derby are the main headers of the week, but despite having two clear favorites, the most sensible odds seem the ones on the goals market. Manchester City are impossible to be picked at the moment, too little priced. One of the few safe bets but still, if you keep looking for good value, Chelsea’s odds on the new Thomas Tuchel era are great. Here’s a complete preview, updated soccer odds, and our top betting picks.
Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Sunday, February 21, 2021 – 11:30 AM EST at Emirates Stadium
Games in hand are over and it ended exactly as it feared. Manchester City +10 at the top of the table and the title race is finished. Cause such a gap is fully deserved, and City can focus in the best possible way on the Champions League. Master Pep Guardiola is meeting pupil Mikel Arteta, and for how distant they still are, Arteta managed to win 1 of the previous 4 encounters, but the most important one, the FA Cup semi.
Back in October, the 1-0 defeat was pretty honorable, but it was a totally different Manchester City, who were still looking for an identity. While Arsenal are still the same, maybe even worsened, floating in the 10th place and never consistent. Add up that Arsenal are in between of their very tough Europa League tie with Benfica, and after 1-1 in the first leg, there is everything still to play for, and their energy will be much more drained out than City's who are going into the clash with Gladbach more threatening than ever.
The odds on City are obviously too low, so the only way is to combine their win for with goal market, which for Guardiola often means over 2.5 goals in the game, and especially in 5 of the last 6 wins meant City being ahead already in the First Half. Do not also underestimate the 17 consecutive wins streak in all official games, that is actually boasting, even more, their performances.
Free Soccer Pick: Man City Half-Time/Full-Time at +137 (2.37) at Bovada (Visit our Bovada Review)
Liverpool vs. Everton
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM EST at Anfield Road
RB Leipzig thought Liverpool were done, but never underestimate the pride of the champions. The defending issues are still there, but giving to Liverpool the chance to hit the on the break was the best possible gift for Jurgen Klopp.
On the contrary, Carlo Ancelotti won't commit the same mistake, but at the same time a draw wouldn't change their spot in the standings, so Everton won't be allowed only to sit and wait. But Toffees have problems sealing the defense, having conceded in each of the last 7 games. Same for Liverpool before the UCL games against Leipzig, and should also be considered that both teams will struggle to stay focused for the whole game, as Everton too had their midweek game against Manchester City.
Free Soccer Pick: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at +105 (2.05) at Bovada
Southampton vs. Chelsea
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 07:30 AM EST at St. Mary's Stadium
Chelsea will enter the Champions League tie against Atletico game with brand new ambitions, especially solid after Tuchel's arrival: 5 wins and 1 draw in his 6 games, and most of all conceding just 1 goal. Chelsea have climbed back to 4th place and will be very cynical in this game too. Southampton are coming from 5 consecutive league defeats in a row. In fact, the odds on a Chelsea away win seem even too generous for being overlooked.