Soccer Betting Picks - August 20-23

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

I am back from my vacation and we are now just getting into full swing. The Serie A starts this weekend so now we will have all five major leagues in action. We had an okay start so far. Ligue 1 has not been our friend, but there is plenty of time to turn that around. We are profitable everywhere else so far though. Hopefully this week goes better!

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The first weeks of the season are always the hardest to predict, but I will do the best I can!


Premier League Picks

La Liga Picks

Bundesliga Picks

Ligue 1 Picks

Serie A Picks


Premier League:

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM

We had great reads last week on both of these teams. We predicted the Villa upset by Watford and we cashed the Newcastle over with ease. This week I will be on a different trend with these two teams. A trend that everybody hates. The last 11 head to heads have had under 2.5 goals.

Under 2.5 (+105)

Crystal Palace vs Brentford

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM

Brentford was AWESOME last week against Arsenal. It sucks that we lost the bet against them, but boy that was fun to watch. Crystal Palace is not a great team by any means, but a match against Chelsea just simply showed how outmatched they were. Only 2 of the last 17 teams playing their first ever Premier League away match have won (W2, D2, L13). I do think it is possible Brentford shows up again, but I think it is far less likely on the road.

Crystal Palace Draw No Bet (-130)

Brighton vs Watford

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM

It may be a trap to go back to the well here, but the away team has grabbed points in 13 of the last 17 head to head matchups. I am going to side with the dog here again although it may seem like I am chasing their big win last weekend.

Watford +0.5 (+115)

West Ham vs Leicester

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 3:00 PM

The last 5 head to head matchups have had over 2.5 goals. 8 out of the last 9 matches at West Ham between these two clubs have had over 2.5 goals.

OVER 2.5 (-130)


La Liga:

Granada vs Valencia

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 1:30 PM

Both teams have scored in 7 out of the last 8 head to heads. I do have a fear here that Valencia is so bad on the road, that they will get shut out. However the line is too nice to [ass up with the H2H in my opinion.

Both Teams To Score - YES (-110)

Atletico Madrid vs Eiche

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 1:30 PM

Atletico Madrid got us a nice win last week, and they should easily win another one this week. Eiche was one of the worst teams on the road last season (W3 D4 L12). Atletico has dominated this matchup all time.

Atletico Madrid -1.5 (-130)



Bochum vs Mainz

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 9:30 AM

Bochum has never defeated Mainz before. They are a newly promoted club, and they played very well at home last season. Mainz was average on the road last season, grabbing points in 65% of their matches. I think there is a chance they can win here, but we are going to be safe with draw no bet.

Mainz Draw No Bet (-115)

Hertha Berlin vs VFL Wolfsburg

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 9:30 AM

Hertha's record against Wolfsburg in the last 13 head to heads is 3-5-5. Only winning once in the last 8 matchups. Wolfsburg was the fourth best team on the road last season, with a record of W7 D6 and L4.

VFL Wolfsburg Draw No Bet (-145)


Ligue 1:

Monaco vs Lens Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 11:00 AM

Monaco has been ice cold lately. They are yet to win a game in Ligue 1 and they also lost this week in the Champions League. The H2H record at Monaco is W34 D10 L6, they have also won 14 of the last 23 home matches against Lens. Monaco was the best team at home last season, and this game is going to be a must win for them early.

Monaco Moneyline (-135)

Bordeaux vs Angers Sunday, August 22, 2021 – 9:00 AM

Only two of the last 15 head to heads have had a scoreless first half.


Metz vs Reims Sunday, August 22, 2021 – 9:00 AM

Metz have just won 1 of their last 13 home matches in Ligue 1. Reims have grabbed points in 7 of their last 9 away matches. Although Reims has never won at Metz, I believe they have a shot at grabbing points here.

Reims Draw No Bet (+130)


Serie A:

Cagliari vs Spezia Monday, August 23, 2021 – 2:00 PM

74% of Spezia's matches had over 2.5 goals last season. 15 out of 19 on the road. With the line being so short, I think we need to at least give it a shot.

OVER 2.5 (-120)

Sampdoria vs AC Milan Monday, August 23, 2021 – 2:00 PM

AC Milan was the best team away from home last season with a record of W16 D1 L2. Sampdoria only had 3 draws at home last season, so I believe there will be a winner here. AC Milan has revamped their attack with Giroud.

AC Milan Moneyline (-110)


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