Soccer Selections: Back Chelsea, Liverpool in Wednesday EPL Matches


Chelsea has been the most consistent team in the English Premier League this season.

The Blues are on top of the EPL table ahead of their Wednesday trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford.

Chelsea has not lost in any competition since September 29 and it is fifth in a composite table from the top five European leagues.

The most impressive part of Chelsea's recent run has been its ability to score without Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. Both forwards are working their way back to full fitness.

Chelsea's scoring depth and strong defense has kept it on top of the EPL and it should power it to an easy victory over Watford.

Chelsea-Watford is one of six EPL matches to take place on Wednesday. The headliner is the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton.

Liverpool is the overwhelming favorite for the clash at Goodison Park. The Reds have an advantage with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane up top. One of them has scored in most of Liverpool's big games this season and is worth a look on the player prop market.

Wednesday Soccer Picks

Overall Record: 69-77 (2-2 Tuesday)

EPL: Watford vs. Chelsea (-1) (2:30 p.m. ET, Peacock)

Chelsea has the best defensive record in the EPL.

The Blues allowed five goals in league play and they have conceded once on their travels in the EPL.

Thomas Tuchel's side is going up against a Watford squad that has a -4 goal differential at Vicarage Road. Chelsea scored multiple goals in four of its eight road games across all competitions.

If Chelsea scores twice on Wednesday, there is a good chance it covers the goal spread, which checks in at a better value than the team's money line.

EPL: Everton vs. Liverpool (3:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN)

Mohamed Salah to score (-140)

Mohamed Salah scored against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in EPL play.

Salah scored once against the Gunners and Blues and he notched a hat-trick against the Red Devils.

Everton is tied for eighth in goals allowed in league play and it faces a tough task against Salah, Mane and the rest of the Liverpool attack.

Salah's scoring record against Liverpool's biggest rivals is enough for me to run with him to score in the first Merseyside Derby of the season.

Ligue 1: Brest (-105) vs. Saint Etienne (1 p.m. ET)

Brest is in some of the best form in Ligue 1.

The 12th-placed side is on a four-match winning streak and it is in a good spot to extend that run against last-placed Saint Etienne.

Saint Etienne is 1-2-4 on the road with a -9 goal differential, while Brest has a +3 goal differential on home soil.

I'll take the in-form side here close to even money over a squad that has struggled for most of the Ligue 1 campaign.

Ligue 1: Strasbourg vs. Bordeaux (1 p.m. ET)

Over 2.5 (-138)

Bordeaux's defense has been leaking goals over the last month.

Bordeaux let up multiple goals in each of its last four games. It has also scored two or more goals in three of those contests.

Strasbourg found the back of the net three or more times in four of its eight home matches.

Everything is pointing to Wednesday's match at Stade de la Meinau being a high-scoring affair.


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