Soccer Selections: Picks for Spurs-Manchester United, Sevilla-Barca, More

We have entered soccer overload. 

Each of the four major European leagues are in action, and there are some juicy contests to keep an eye on. 

The first of those comes from the English Premier League, which returned Wednesday, where Manchester United visits Tottenham Hotspur.

Both squads carry solid value on the money line, but it could be a struggle to find value on props since the two sides have some of the worst goal-scoring numbers of the top eight teams. 

In Spain, Barcelona faces the toughest test in its title quest against third-place Sevilla Friday afternoon.

This is the rare opportunity where you can get Barca at plus value on the money line, and although it could be a tougher sweat than usual with the La Liga leader, the wager could be more than worth it. 

The German Bundesliga season is winding down, but there is still plenty to play for with RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund facing off for second place. 

The two sides struggled with lesser opposition Wednesday, so they could be driven with more motivation Saturday, and hopefully they replicate their 3-3 draw from December. 

Italy’s Serie A is easing back into action with four games, and there is less value coming from those contests with Inter Milan and Atalanta entering as heavy favorites. 

With an abundance of games, you do not have to be confined to the marquee clashes since there is plenty of value strewn across the weekend slate.

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To the picks!!! (Praying they are better than our midweek ones).

Joe Tansey

Record: 24-31 (1-6 midweek)

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United 

This is what we like to call the homer pick. 

United gets Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back for the closing stretch of the Premier League season, and it needs this win to create distance between it and Spurs for an European berth.

The Red Devils have won the last three and four of the previous five meetings with Tottenham and recorded a trio of shutouts in their final quartet of contests before the shutdown.

Pick: Manchester United (+138) 

West Ham United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves are one of the best stories of the Premier League season, as they sit in seventh with a legitimate chance to secure a European qualification position.

The seventh-place side returns with a matchup against 16th-place West Ham United, who has a single victory since January 10.

This seems like too easy of a bet with Wolves sitting at plus value on the money line.

Pick: Wolverhampton Wanderers (+110)

Sevilla vs. Barcelona

The Barcelona machine has been humming along in the last week with six goals against bottom feeders Mallorca and Leganes. 

It was the perfect build-up to a showdown with third-place Sevilla, who experienced a tougher restart against Levante and Real Betis. 

Barca has owned this matchup of late, and it has scored a ton of goals in the process.

It defeated Sevilla 4-2 back in October and has 14 goals in its last three meetings with its Friday opponent.

Picks: Barcelona (+108); Over 3.5 (+180)

Other Picks

RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund

I don’t have much faith in either side to win after their disappointing midweek results, but I do trust in their best scorers. 

Timo Werner scored twice against Dortmund in December and he should be playing with loads of confidence after securing a deal to join Chelsea next season. 

Erling Haaland rescued Dortmund from a let down last Saturday and I believe he will be up for the occasion Saturday.

Picks: Timo Werner to score (+110); Erling Haaland to score (+125)

Two-Team Parlay: Inter Milan and Atalanta (-120)

Inter and Atalanta should come away with home victories against lesser opposition Sunday.

Since there is no money-line value, I’m going with a two-team parlay to knock down the odds to a more favorable price. 

Larry Henry Jr.

Record: 21-27 (4-3 midweek)

Tottenham vs. Manchester United 

Manchester United has done well recently against Spurs. With the Red Devils just outside of a European spot, what better way to return to play with a win over a team chasing you in the standings. 

Pick: Manchester United (+138)

Watford vs. Leicester City 

Two teams on opposite ends of the league table clash at Vicarage Road.

Watford is just outside of the bottom three on goal differential and faces third-place Leicester City. 

The Foxes have impressed this season under Brendan Rodgers and are attempting to claim another top-four finish.

The home team has won in each of the last seven head-to-head meetings, but I don't see Watford having much success against a stubborn Leicester defense. 

Pick: Leicester City (+105)

RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund 

With the German Bundesliga title race now decided, the fight continues for a runner-up finish between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.

The hosts suffered a disappointing 2-2 home draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf midweek while Dortmund lost 2-0, also at home, against Mainz. 

Dortmund holds a three-point advantage over Leipzig with two matches remaining, and a loss on Saturday ties things up ahead of the final weekend. 

Leipzig hasn’t lost in its last 14 matches in all competitions and I like that streak to extend with a home victory. 

Pick: RB Leipzig (+135)

Other Picks

Mainz (+160) vs. Werder Bremen 

Mainz picked up a huge three points midweek over Borussia Dortmund and I expect it to do the same against relegation -threatened Werder Bremen at home. 

Torino vs. Parma (+245)

Parma is eight points clear of 15th place Torino and claimed a 3-2 win over its Saturday opponents back in September. Rolling with the road dog! 

Inter Milan vs. Sampdoria (Over 3.5 goals +170)

Inter has owned this rivalry of late with five consecutive victories including a 3-2 road win back in September. I like the Over 3.5 goals here with that total hitting in three of the last five matchups.

Sevilla vs. Barcelona (+108)

Barcelona picked up back-to-back wins to resume its La Liga schedule and have defeated Sevilla in four of the last five league meetings. Look for Lionel Messi and Co. to get the job done on road soil this weekend.

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