Read on for this week’s betting previews from the top European leagues, and we’ll provide you with the best soccer picks and the latest odds from the EPL Matchday 27 schedule, La Liga Matchday 25, and more.
La Liga and Premier League Picks
Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona: Barcelona ML (+120) at BetMGM
Fulham vs. Arsenal: Both Teams to Score (-120) at BetMGM
Fulham vs. Arsenal
Sunday, March 12, 2023 – 09:00 AM EST at Craven Cottage
Fulham’s return to the Premier League has been positive thus far. They’ve reached the top 10 of the division in seventh place and have been in the league’s top half for most of the season.
However, their star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic hasn’t been as prolific in front of goal since the beginning of 2023. He’s netted 11 goals in 20 appearances but has notably been absent from the score sheet since January 3.
That said, Fulham has stayed active in front of the goal, scoring six goals from their previous six EPL games. Although, they’ve also conceded five goals during this stretch.
Arsenal sits atop the Premier League table, and their season thus far hasn’t been successful behind dominant results or lopsided victories; it’s been through their ability to fight for a full 90 minutes and refuse to give up.
This was evident last week when taking three points from Bournemouth after going down 2-0 in the first half. Tenacity and a never say die attitude has been solid attributes of the Gunners this term, as they’ve won countless games with just a 1-goal margin.
They’ll make a short trip to Fulham for a London derby this weekend. With a six-game unbeaten streak against the Cottagers, Mikel Arteta and company will be confident in extending this positive streak.
EPL Matchday 27 Pick: Both Teams to Score
The reverse fixture earlier this season saw Arsenal do what they do best and come from behind to claim victory. It’ll unquestionably be a more difficult task at Fulham’s fortress, so backing the moneyline becomes a risky proposition.
Arsenal is unbeaten against Fulham in their previous 9 domestic clashes. However, we expect the home side to give their visitors a run for their money, and although the title-chasing mentality will likely prevail, both teams can get on the score sheet.
Score Prediction: Fulham 1 – Arsenal 2
Soccer Pick: Both Teams to Score (-120) at BetMGM
Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona
Sunday, March 12, 2023 – 03:00 PM EST at San Mames Barria
It hasn’t been a terrible season for Athletic Bilbao, but it’s safe to say this team has delivered a level of inconsistency thus far, collecting nine wins, six tie games, and nine games from La Liga matchups.
The inconsistency is highlighted more from recent outings, as they’ve won a mere two games from their last 10 domestic meetings while losing five of their previous eight.
More worryingly, Bilbao hasn’t scored in three of their last four games and could be shut out when faced with Spain’s most impressive defense this weekend.
Barcelona has allowed just eight goals from 24 La Liga outings this season. And although they own the best defense in the division, they’ve additionally delivered in the final third with an impressive 46 goals netted.
Behind a record of eight wins from their last nine domestic matches and just two defeats all season long, the La Liga table toppers are 9 points clear of Real Madrid and won’t let off the gas when faced with a questionable and unreliable Bilbao starting XI.
La Liga Matchday 25 Pick: Barcelona Moneyline
Barcelona has defeated Athletic Bilbao 4-0 on three occasions since 2021, and they won both meetings during last season’s domestic clashes. Furthermore, Bilbao hasn’t won any of their last 11 meetings with Barca, as history and current form both favor the visitors this weekend.
With an excellent plus-money price on Barca, there’s no need to complicate it. Take the Barcelona moneyline at +120, as the team with significantly more firepower in front of the goal should collect all three points.
Score Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 0 – Barcelona 2
Soccer Pick: Barcelona ML (+120) at BetMGM
Extra European Soccer Best Bets
Newcastle vs. Wolverhampton: Newcastle ML (-150) at Caesars
Sevilla vs. Almeria: Sevilla ML (-140) at Caesars