I was perfect in yesterdays slate, it was beautiful. However, today is not only a new day, it’s a new month. This is rare seeing meaningful July European domestic league soccer that isn’t international competition, or the MLS. Normally we’d be forced to suffer through the dog-days of baseball, but now we got the final stretch in the race for European soccer glory. July 1st starts off with a bang, let’s roll.
4 games on the docket for EPL action today, but I’m only focused on two. I’m looking at an Arsenal side that should be battling for a spot in Europe with the talent they have, but can’t get out of their own way with sloppy mistakes. However, they are playing a Norwich City side that is bottom of the table with only 5 wins out of 31 games. Arsenal -1.5 at +110, and Arsenal to keep a clean sheet at +110 are my two plays in this match.
The other game I’m zoned in on is a London Derby between Chelsea and West Ham. Christian Pulisic is keeping that Chelsea train moving, and West Ham is a crumbling side that is in the heat of a relegation battle. Don’t love the initial -170 ML odds for Chelsea, so I’ll take Chelsea 1H ML at +105, and Chelsea 2H ML at -120.
May get bold and throw an Arsenal/Chelsea ML parlay at +130
Not too many eye catching games in La Liga today, but I do like the draw at +200 in the Valencia/Athletic Bilbao match. Their past 5 matches against one another have been close ones, and with both teams separated by only one point in the standings, I think both teams will get a point in this match.
Similar to my EPL picks, I’m sticking with the big boys of Italy on today’s slate. Inter Milan is a heavy favorite (-580), so I’ll avoid taking them outright, but I’ll take them on the 1H ML at -200. That’ll be parlayed with their city-rival AC Milan. AC Milan is a -160 favorite of struggling SPAL. An AC/Inter Milan ML parlay at +140.
Arsenal -1.5 at +110, and Arsenal clean sheet +110
Arsenal/Chelsea Parlay +130
Chelsea 1H at +105, and Chelsea 2H at -120
Valencia/Bilbao draw at +200
Milan Parlay +140
Get ready for soccer out the wazoo from now until the end of the month, so I hope your finances are in order. And hopefully your wallet is hungry. As always, kick it easy on this fine Wednesday, the weekend is almost upon us. Cheers, lads/ladies.