Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – October 17th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

This week’s top soccer matchups start on Thursday when Dutch Eredivisie squad PSV Eindhoven throws down against one of the Premier League’s best, Arsenal. On Friday, a huge matchup happens in the Portueguese League when Benfica travels to Porto. Saturday’s top match is an EPL throw down between Chelsea and Manchester United. See below for soccer odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this week’s top soccer contests.

Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week (October 17, 2022)

Europa League

Arsenal vs. PSV Eindhoven

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

  • Soccer Odds: Arsenal -217 // PSV Eindhoven +533

Both teams are playing lights out. Arsenal is on a 5-match winning streak. Eindhoven has won 4 straight. No doubt, Arsenal should win this. Not only does this happen on Arsenal’s pitch, but the Gunners are in first place in the Premier League. So Arsenal is the better squad overall.

The Gunners, though, may not be fired up to win Europa League matches when the chance of taking a Premier title is possible. Eindhoven could catch an Arsenal side that isn’t all in to win the match.

Soccer Betting Pick: PSV Eindhoven

La Liga

Barcelona vs. Villareal

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

  • Soccer Odds: Barcelona -204 // Villareal +534

Home team Barcelona’s form has turned for the worse. Barca shows a couple of losses, a draw, and a win in their last 5. The road squad has won 3-of-4 with the only loss happening against Villareal. Back the road team to cash.

The home team in this isn’t playing well enough to back. At -204, for sure Barca is a play against. At +534, Villareal offers massive overlay odds.

Soccer Betting Pick: Villareal

Real Madrid vs. Sevilla

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

  • Soccer Odds: Real Madrid -222 // Sevilla +683

Madrid’s form suggests an easy victory. Real has won 3-of-5 with a couple of draws. El Blanco’s last win happened against Barcelona in a 3-1 match on Oct. 16.

But although Real is playing well and should win this, Sevilla has turned around their form. The road dog shows a win and 3 draws in their last 4. A Sevilla victory may be out of reach. A draw isn’t.

Soccer Betting Pick: Draw

Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022

  • Soccer Odds: Barcelona -182 // Athletic Bilbao +480

Barcelona hopes to secure a win on Sunday when they take on Athletic Bilbao. Neither squad is playing well. We know Barca’s form heading into their Thursday match versus rival Villareal. Athletic Bilbao’s form is similar.

The road squad shows a couple of draws and a loss in their last 3. Athletic Bilbao isn’t playing well enough to beat Barcelona. But backing Barca is tough. The draw is the best option.

Soccer Betting Pick: Draw

Portuguese Liga

FC Porto vs. Benfica

  • When: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

  • Soccer Odds: FC Porto +137 // Benfica +216

With a win, home team Porto can go into a 25-25 tie with road squad Benfica. A victory looks almost assured. Benfica has won 2-of-5 with 3 draws. The road team won the last head-to-head, but that happened on May 7. Porto has won 5 straight and is rolling in both Portuguese Liga and the Champions League. The home team prevails.

Soccer Betting Pick: FC Porto

English Premier League

Chelsea vs. Manchester United

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

  • Soccer Odds: Chelsea -105 // Manchester United +280

This weekend’s best Premier League match pits Chelsea against Manchester United. The road squad Red Devils are in decent form. Man U shows a single loss in their last 5 The loss happened agianst rival Manchester City. Since then, United has won 3 with a draw.

But as well as United is playing, Chelsea wins. Thomas Tuchel’s squad is in awesome form. The Blues have won 5 straight, haven’t allowed a goal in 4 straight, and have beaten their last 4 opponents by a combined 10 goals to 0.

Soccer Betting Pick: Chelsea

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