There's a type of bet for everyone in this week's Soccer Selections.
As always, there are some straight money line picks, but I decided to get creative with this weekend's picks because of the matchups involved.
Liverpool and Tottenham play the most consequential game in the English Premier League this weekend. If the 2-2 draw is an indication of what's to come, we should have a fantastic match on our hands.
With that in mind, I took a Same Game Parlay approach to that contest. Liverpool and Tottenham are both playing to move up in the table and should go for three points from the start.
The Bundesliga title race is over, but there are still plenty of motivated sides taking to the pitch, including the title winner Bayern Munich.
Bayern suffered from a title-winning hangover last weekend and it needs a strong response, led by Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski is one of four scorers you can rely on every week for prop bets and I decided to put them all together because of their matchups.
Overall Record: 128-140 (4-2 Last Week)
English Premier League
Brentford (+120) vs. Southampton (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET)
Southampton possesses the third-worst goals against total on the road in the English Premier League.
Saints gave up multiple goals in three of their last four road trips. It's not like those games came against the best clubs in the league. They conceded twice to Brighton and Burnley and lost 4-0 to Aston Villa.
Southampton picked up a 4-1 win over Brentford at home in January. There is a chance the Bees deliver the same type of result on their home pitch.
Brentford's defense has been pretty decent over the last few weeks. It conceded five goals in the last five games, with three of them coming against Manchester United in its last game.
Brentford posted three straight clean sheets at home, and if that form keeps up, it could take advantage of Saints' poor road form.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham (Saturday, 2:45 p.m. ET)
Same Game Parlay (+450)
Over 2.5 Goals
Harry Kane to Score
Luis Diaz to Score
Liverpool and Tottenham played in a four-goal thriller in north London on December 19.
The excitement of the 2-2 draw could be replicated at Anfield on Saturday since the Reds are chasing Manchester City for the title and Spurs are in a fourth-place fight with Arsenal.
The Over 2.5 goals price is too high to bet on its own at -180, but there are some player props to use here that bring down the price for better value.
Harry Kane scored in the reverse fixture and he carries a higher goal scorer price than Son Heung-min, so that makes him an easy addition here.
Luis Diaz has two goals in his last five games and he is more rested than Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane.
Diaz only played 45 minutes in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League match against Villarreal. He was more impactful than Diogo Jota and should get a starting nod because of that performance.
Norwich City vs. West Ham United (-125) (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET)
West Ham United sacrificed its Premier League games over the last few weeks to focus on its failed attempt at reaching the UEFA Europa League final.
The Hammers need to refocus for the final few matches of the Premier League season in order to confirm a spot in a European competition next season.
Norwich City is the perfect get-right opponent for the Hammers. The Canaries have already been relegated and they have nothing to play for in front of their home fans.
Spezia vs. Atalanta (Sunday, 6:30 a.m. ET)
Over 3.5 Goals (+130)
Atalanta needs a strong performance away at Spezia to remain in competition for the European berths in Serie A.
Four of the last five Atalanta games produced three or more goals. That trend could continue against a Spezia side that conceded four times against Lazio and three times to Inter in two of its last three trips to the pitch.
Spezia should be up for the game as well since it is not clear of the relegation fight. It has a five-point lead on Cagliari going into the weekend.
An Atalanta spread bet might be considered here as well. Atalanta has the third-highest expected goals total on the road in Serie A and Spezia has the third-highest expected goals against at home.
Robert Lewandowski/Erling Haaland Goalscorer Parlay (-104)
I'm going back ol' reliable.
Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland are two of the most prolific scorers in the world and they should have ample opportunities to find the back of the net this weekend.
Haaland and Borussia Dortmund face already-relegated Greuther Furth. Dortmund needs to bounce back after a shocking 4-3 loss to Bochum.
Haaland scored twice against Furth earlier in the season and I would not blame you if you took him at +180 to score two or more goals.
Lewandowski and Bayern Munich dealt with title-winning hangover last week against Mainz. They should be more focused for Sunday's home clash with Stuttgart.
Like Haaland, Lewandowski bagged a pair of goals against this weekend's opponent earlier in the season.
Bayern's Polish forward would be a candidate to score twice as well, but I'll stick with the one-time goal scorer parlay.
Four-Player Goalscorer Parlay
Lewandowski/Haaland/Patrik Schick/Christopher Nkunku (+742)
It's time to break out a larger goalscorer parlay because of the matchups in play for the four best scorers in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski and Haaland's matchups were outlined above.
Patrik Schick and Bayer Leverkusen take on a Hoffenheim defense that has been leaking goals of late. Hoffenheim conceded 11 goals in the last five league games.
Schick scored in back-to-back Bundesliga tilts and he recorded four shots in each of those two contests.
Christopher Nkunku will try to get RB Leipzig refocused after losing to Rangers in the UEFA Europa League semifinals on Thursday.
RB Leipzig faces an Augsburg defense with the fifth-highest expected goals against total on the road in the Bundesliga.
Leipzig needs a win on Sunday to keep its top four hopes alive. It is one point back of Freiburg for the final UEFA Champions League qualification spot.