Soccer Selections: Picks For AC Milan-Juventus, Midweek European Games

Juventus has cruised to four consecutive victories since the resumption of play to remain on top of Serie A.

On Tuesday, the Bianconeri face their toughest test since the restart at AC Milan, who needs every point right now to qualify for Europe.

The most remarkable thing about Juventus so far has been its scoring rate. It has been a go-to bet for those looking at totals, as it outscored opponents 13-2 in its four-game winning streak. 

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in form, Juventus could be hard to stop for the rest of the season with the Serie A trophy in its sights. 

That makes Tuesday’s matchup at the San Siro an intriguing bet since goals have flown in over the last four AC Milan games as well.

In fact, there’s been a scoring frenzy across the Italian top flight over the last two weeks. 

Over the weekend, eight of the 10 games produced three goals or more and one of the others had a pair of tallies. 

I don’t suggest betting the over on every single game this week, but there are spots where it is favorable, like AC Milan-Juventus. 

Over in the Premier League, Arsenal-Leicester is the best game, but it will not have the most drama attached to it. That title belongs to Watford-Norwich, which will play a big role in the relegation race. 

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are both in action in La Liga, but Real Madrid does not take the field again until Friday with games spread out over every day. 

As always, our odds come from the wonderful folks over at DraftKings Sportsbook.

To. The. Picks!!!

Joe Tansey

Record: 44-47 (3-4 weekend record)

AC Milan vs. Juventus

Until Juventus loses, it is hard to pick against it. 

Juventus received help from AC Milan over the weekend, as the Rossoneri beat Lazio to open up Juventus’ gap to seven points atop the table.

With the title in its sights, Juventus should take care of business, and it is hard not to like it at a plus-money number.

Pick: Juventus (+117)

Atalanta vs. Sampdoria

One of the few certainties in European soccer is Atalanta games are entertaining as hell.

The fourth-place side in Serie A has scored 83 goals and faces a favorable matchup Wednesday against Sampdoria. 

Five goals have been scored in three of Atalanta’s last five matches, so that gives me enough confidence to ride with the high over.

Pick: Over 3.5 (+106)

Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Liverpool

I do not typically like favorites above -175 because of the value, but I have to take Liverpool here at -182 in a lopsided matchup with 15th-place Brighton and Hove Albion.

Liverpool is coming off a 2-0 win over 18th-place Aston Villa and beat Brighton back in November.

Pick: Liverpool (-182)

Lecce vs. Lazio

Sensing a trend here? 

Lecce conceded four goals in three of its last four games and Lazio is the far superior side in this matchup. Look for another wild score line.

Pick: Over 3.5 (+102)

West Ham vs. Burnley

Burnley has taken seven points from its last three games and played well over the weekend against Sheffield United. I like it to beat West Ham, and I especially like the price the Clarets are at.

Pick: Burnley (+295)

Three-Team Parlay: Brentford-Manchester United-Manchester City (-115)

Both Manchester teams are the closest thing to guarantees to win in the Premier League this week against Aston Villa and Newcastle United, respectively. Brentford is the hottest side in the Championship and faces a straightforward path to victory versus Charlton Athletic.

Larry Henry Jr.

Record: 35-42 (3-5 weekend record)

AC Milan vs. Juventus

One of the historic rivalries in Italian soccer resumes this week with Juventus looking to take another major step to the league title. 

Juventus is riding a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions. AC Milan may be unbeaten in four straight since the season resumed action, but Juventus is undefeated.

I'm also rolling with the over as that number has been reached in two of the last four head-to-head meetings. 

Pick: Juventus (+117), Over 2.5 goals (-110)

Sheffield United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves are coming off their first defeat since the restart, but they should have enough to bounce back at Bramall Lane on Wednesday. 

Nuno Espirito Santo has plenty of attacking options to choose from, and Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore are the main two. These sides played out a 1-1 draw earlier this season, but I expect Wolves to bounce back on the road. 

Pick: Wolverhampton Wanderers (+110)

West Ham United vs. Burnley 

The visiting Clarets are in ninth place and heavy underdogs on the road against an inconsistent West Ham team that sits seven places lower in the standings. Burnley has won three of its last five against the Hammers, including back-to-back shutout victories. 

Rolling with the better team here. 

Pick: Burnley (+295)

Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla

Athletic Bilbao is just outside the final qualification spot for European soccer. Bilbao may be a heavy underdog at home, but it has won the last two home meetings with Sevilla in league play. 

I expect that trend to continue. 

Picks: Athletic Bilbao (+210)

Bologna vs. Sassuolo 

Sassuolo sit 10th in the Serie A table and is seeking a third-consecutive win in league play. With both teams riding good form coming into this showdown, I'm going with Sassuolo to sweep the season series.

Pick: Sassuolo (+210)

Nottingham Forest vs. Fulham

Two teams currently sitting in the EFL Championship promotion playoff places meet at the City Ground. While Forest has been good at home this season, I like Fulham to pick up a third straight win this week. 

Pick: Fulham (+163)

Two Team Parlay: Cardiff City-Millwall (+355)

Cardiff City and Millwall remain in the race for a spot in the promotion playoffs and face winnable matches at home this week. While betting on these teams individually may be safer, I'm riding with both to add some extra juice.

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