Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – August 1, 2022

By Jeff Stinger

The soccer action resumes with this week’s slate of fixtures spanning from the well-renowned Premier League to the equally intriguing Bundesliga campaign over in Germany. Find out which of this week’s matches are can’t-miss affairs that one can place stakes on in hopes of winning huge Bitcoin right before the action picks up even further heading into the 2022 World Cup later on this year.

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week (August 1st, 2022)

Premier League

Arsenal FC vs. Crystal Palace FC

  • When: Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Where: Selhurst Park, London, England
  • Soccer Betting Odds: Crystal Palace FC (+463) / Arsenal FC (-169) / Draw (+277)

Arsenal FC is having an incredible pre-season run. With new signings Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to add more punch to the lineup, Arsenal took down Ipswich Town, Everton, Nuremberg, and Orlando City before annihilating Chelsea earlier in July. As the Premier League takes off this weekend, the Gunners prepare to take on Crystal Palace FC. Since entering pre-season, the club scored 65% of its goals in the second half. With Jesus and Saka in outstanding form, and the duo averaging 1.50 goals per game, we expect the trend to continue against a shaky Crystal Palace defense.

Meanwhile, the challengers record 12 goals in their last five pre-season games, with over half of the goals coming from forwards Luke Plange and Wilfried Zaha. The pair combined for seven goals and is likely to play a focal point in Patrick Vieira’s strategy. The mission is to repeat the same heroics when they last met. Additionally, having home advantage adds to the team’s morale. We anticipate a gripping contest between the two despite the hosts coming in as underdogs.

Soccer Betting Pick: Arsenal FC (-169)

Chelsea FC vs. Everton FC


  • When: Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Where: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
  • Soccer Betting Odds: Everton FC (+382) / Chelsea FC (-135) / Draw (+286)
Chelsea is in a comfortable position. They aim for a better season this time and bring back the glory days with a hardened lineup. They have a formidable squad this season, including recent signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. Despite a dominating 2021/22 campaign, they failed to deliver results in the most crucial moments. Injury woes are also a looming issue this time. But despite the mishaps, Chelsea FC remains a formidable favorite in this matchup.

The Toffees have a tough challenge ahead of them in the opening week. Manager Frank Lampard and his boys are ready to bounce back from a disappointing season. They managed to avoid relegation last time, but things are looking shaky for the club following early pre-season defeats to Arsenal and Minnesota. Nonetheless, the team did well to recover from the early losses and are now at the end of victories over Blackpool and Dynamo Kyiv, with a combined score of seven goals. Everton needs to work hard to start the new season right. It’s going to be a testing season without Richarlison, but a win over the Blues will surely give them the confidence booster they need.

Soccer Betting Pick: Chelsea FC (-135)

Manchester City vs. West Ham United


  • When: Sunday, August 7, 2022
  • Where: London Stadium, London, England
  • Soccer Betting Odds: West Ham United (+886) / Manchester City (-263) / Draw (+367)

Starting their Premier League title defense for the fourth time in five seasons, Manchester City enters the match as (-263) favorites. The Sky Blues started the previous season on the wrong foot after a 1-0 defeat to the Spurs, which marked one of only three defeats for their dominant run. There have been significant updates to the squad over the summer, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus departing the team. However, Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips have arrived to help City pull off another imposing run.

West Ham United plays host to Manchester City this weekend. They added Gianluca Scamacca and Nayef Aguerd over the summer as the club looks to improve from last season’s seventh-place finish. Since July, the Hammers produced two victories in seven games, including four draws and a defeat. While this stage of their campaign is not a definite indication of their abilities, David Moyes needs his team primed for a solid start in the Premier League this weekend.

Soccer Betting Pick: Manchester City (-263)

Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern Munich


  • When: Friday, August 5, 2022
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  • Soccer Betting Odds: Eintracht Frankfurt (+572) / FC Bayern Munich (-244) / Draw (+446)

Eintracht Frankfurt needs to rebound from a disappointing campaign last season. The Eagles finished 11th in the table, scoring 42 points in 34 matches. However, the club did well in Europe last season and beat Scottish Premiership frontrunners Rangers in the final of the UEFA Europa League. This means the team gets automatic qualification for this season’s UEFA Champions League group stage. Manager Oliver Glasner is not expected to challenge the Bundesliga this season but hopes to finish within the top five. It’s been a busy summer for the side following the signing of former Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund stars Mario Gotze, Lucas Alario, and Jens Petter Hauge.

The other side features Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. They are the biggest club in the country and are likely to claim the title this year. They have been the champions of Germany since the 2012/13 season and are overwhelming favorites to score 11 consecutive league titles. Long-time Bayern star striker Robert Lewandowski departed for Barcelona this summer, but Julian Nagelsmann’s team has been active in the transfer window. The squad saw huge additions like Sadio Mane, Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch, and Matthijs de Ligt. FC Bayern Munich recorded three victories in July, including a 5-3 win over RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup Final.

Soccer Betting Pick: FC Bayern Munich (-244)

Union Berlin vs. Hertha BSC


  • When: Saturday, August 06, 2022
  • Where: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
  • Soccer Betting Odds: Union Berlin (-130) / Hertha BSC (+377) / Draw (+276)

The visitors look to start the season strong at the end of four victories in six games in July. They managed to produce wins against FC Magdeburg, Bohemians, SK Dynamo, and Nottingham Forest to help build up momentum approaching opening week. They also have a fixture against Chemnitzer FC for the DFB-Pokal first round. Union Berlin holds the favorite role after scoring in all of the last four head-to-heads against Hertha Berlin.

New Hertha BSC head coach Sandro Schwarz returns to Germany after coaching Dynamo Moscow for two years. Since the team’s return to training in late June, the club produced wins against Makkabi Berlin before taking down Babelsberg and Energie Cottbus. But, July has been shaky for the side, logging four defeats in six games. After a close relegation call, Hertha returns to the opening week as (+377) underdogs against Union Berlin.

Soccer Betting Pick: Union Berlin (-130)

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund


  • When: Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Where: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
  • Soccer Betting Odds: Borussia Dortmund (+110) / Bayer Leverkusen (+232) / Draw (+281)

Leverkusen secured UEFA Champions League qualification with a stellar 19-7-8 season. Although they were five points short of finishing second in the league, Gerardo Seoane looks to be working in the right direction since joining the club. There’s a solid chance they outmuscle Dortmund with squad additions such as Lucas Alario and Adam Hlozek.

Borussia Dortmund closed their 2021/22 campaign neck-and-neck with Bayer Leverkusen. It’s going to be a tougher season without Norwegian star forward Erling Haaland, but the team hopes to make the most of new signings Karim Adeyemi and Sebastian Haller. Dortmund has been living in the shadows of Bayern Munich for a few years now. After losing key players year in and out, new Edin Terzić hopes for a better run for BVB this time around. Dortmund did well to bounce back from two defeats against Valencia and Villareal and are at the end of a 3-0 victory over 1860 Munich in the DFB-Pokal first round. They hold a 4-1-2 record in July, which should be enough to keep the team’s morale up there.

Soccer Betting Pick: Borussia Dortmund (+110)

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