We went 2/3 in our FA Cup Fifth Round Picks, as well as securing a nice prop bet to give us plenty of ammunition heading into Premier League Game Week 24. Let’s sink our teeth into the best soccer picks and props for this week!
Leicester City vs Liverpool
Saturday, 13th February, 7:30am (ET)
This shapes up to be an outstanding fixture with major title and European qualification implications, as third placed Leicester play host to fourth placed Liverpool.
Leicester has the chance to put pressure on second placed Manchester United here, and also extend the gap between the top three and the rest of the league. They won 1-0 against Brighton in the FA Cup midweek, but obviously had one eye on this game, with Jamie Vardy only playing an hour, and James Maddison gracing the pitch for half an hour.
Late, late drama ft. Kelechi 💫 pic.twitter.com/lTDbCJnTkS
— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 11, 2021
The Foxes have regained key players Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi from injury over the past few days, whereas Liverpool are still firmly bitten by the injury bug, and once again will be lining up with a makeshift back four, something that Vardy and Maddison will no doubt be attacking with purpose.
EPL Prediction: Leicester City +245
Best Prop: Jamie Vardy to Score +125
Manchester City vs Tottenham
Saturday, 13th February, 12:30pm (ET)
Manchester City is in absolute cruise control, extending their winning streak in all competitions to 15 in a row as they took care of Swansea City in the FA Cup.
Tottenham, on the other hand, played out a nine-goal thriller with Everton, losing 5-4 in dramatic fashion as they exited the competition.
Spurs will be heading into the game without a recognised first team right back, with both Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguillon looking set to miss the fixture through injury. City will be sweating on the fitness of centre half Ruben Dias, who has a stomach complaint and may be a game time decision.
Since Manchester City last lost …
Arsenal defeats: 8️⃣
Liverpool defeats: 6️⃣
Tottenham defeats: 6️⃣
Chelsea defeats: 5️⃣
Manchester United defeats: 4️⃣ pic.twitter.com/ayFACt0R6s
— Goal (@goal) February 11, 2021
Spurs have won just one of their past six away fixtures in the Premier League, which doesn’t bode well as they are coming up against the most in-form team in the competition away from home.
Let’s look to young gun Phil Foden to attack the right side of Tottenham’s defence, with City racking up win number 16 in a row.
EPL Prediction: Manchester City -334
Best Prop: Phil Foden to Score +145
Arsenal vs Leeds United
Sunday, February 14th, 11:30am (ET)
This should be an entertaining mid-table clash, with The Gunners (11th) playing host to Leeds United (10th) in what promises to be a tight contest.
Leeds United has been as up and down as they come this season, with 10 wins, 10 losses, as well as 38 goals for and against, which has landed them smack bang in the middle of the table in tenth position.
Bielsa’s side has played an attacking brand of football that has seen them score many goals, but also likely to concede just as many down the other end, especially against stronger sides.
The Gunners are in a rough patch of form, but have a good record against Leeds, unbeaten in their last eight meetings, dating back to 2003.
Leeds are on a high after beating Crystal Palace 2-0, with some outrageous skill on display from Brazilian playmaker Raphinha.
RAPHINHA THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS 🤤
Leeds have a special, special talent 🪄pic.twitter.com/EWwxQSyQNL
— Goal (@goal) February 9, 2021
Expect goals and lots of them, this game could very well end up a high scoring draw between two wildly inconsistent mid table sides.
EPL Prediction: Draw +270
Best Prop: Both Teams To Score -195
*Odds correct at time of publication, thanks to Bet365.
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