If Manchester United have felt better in the Champions League than domestically lately, this season it’s becoming incredibly blatant. Within two weeks they have been able to defeat, and largely, first the Champions runners-up Paris Saint-Germain and then the semifinalists RB Leipzig, while in the Premier League they were destroyed by Tottenham.
Those European games though are building confidence, and the Premier League 90s classic has a renowned interest, not yet for the title but at least with both have a solid ground on which to build.
Leeds instead have recently stumbled on Wolverhampton on the only so far disappointing performance of their season, so Leicester gonna be a perfect test to relaunch themselves. And Wolves opened new perspectives on their season after surprising Leeds, therefore they take Crystal Palace with new ambitions. Here’s a complete preview, including updated odds and our betting picks.
Manchester United vs. Arsenal
Sunday, November 01, 2020 – 11:30 AM EST at Old Trafford
Maybe the 5-0 to RB Leipzig is not totally respectful of how really the game was, as 4 goals came in the last 15 minutes when Leipzig were unbalanced to reach the draw. But let’s face it: who would have ever thought that United could suddenly show so much composure in both the Champions League games? Solskjaer got a lot to improve yet but is proving himself to be very pragmatic, and against both PSG and Leipzig, he exactly worked on opponents’ weaknesses.
United feel more comfortable when it’s not them who must dictate the game, and have to steal and kill. In some way then, Arsenal could fit them perfectly. Arteta's football project is having some delay, especially due to some uncertainties in the defensive phase, and if United will not lose focus after such a week, then the Gunners could be exposed again.
The next European fixture for them is against Basaksehir, so actually Solskjaer could decide to insist with the same starting XI this weekend and go reasonably for rotations in Champions. Also, Arsenal seem to have a chronic personality issue during these weeks: whenever it was a matter to step up their game against the rivals above their level, they couldn’t perform at the same standard. The motivation might not be enough in their case. The soccer odds are pretty leveled and fairly so, as anyway Arteta doesn’t seem to be very far from what he is looking for, but still, the ones on Manchester United are too good to be missed.
Leeds vs. Leicester
Monday, November 02, 2020 - 03:00 PM EST at Elland Road
Somebody was ready to call for a reality check and a rude awakening for Leeds when they fell at home against their counterpart Wolverhampton. Seven days later all the firepower of Marcelo Bielsa was unleashed against Aston Villa in Birmingham, in spite of the best Villa moment in almost 30 years.
The standard of performance is never lowering, Leeds just missed some brilliancy against Wolves. Taking Leicester is particularly demanding, as they represent a very similar challenge to Wolverhampton’s. But Leeds this time got fresh experience for facing the danger. Astonishing odds on Leeds to win, with the top-rated sportsbooks offering both teams at the same price.
Free Soccer Pick: Leeds to win at +167 (2.67) at BetOnline
Wolves vs. Crystal Palace
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 04:00 PM EDT at Molineux Stadium
Step by step Nuno Espírito Santo is climbing back the ladder after an horrendous start of the season. On the contrary, Crystal Palace are now slowing down, and just make the most of the few options they have.
In the table, they are one next to the other, and that’s why odds are so similar and so rich on Wolves. But putting things in context, it should be a straight walk to the win for Wolverhampton, that now seem back on track on their reliability path.
Free Soccer Pick: Wolves to win at +110 (2.1) at BetOnline