Soccer Selections: Take Dortmund, Arsenal To Win in Bundesliga, EPL

Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal do not have their toughest challenges of the season this weekend.

However, the title contenders in the Bundesliga and English Premier League do need to pick up wins to remain consistent.

Dortmund has an opportunity to land in first place in Germany if it wins and a draw happens in Sunday's clash between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin.

Arsenal can remain at least two points ahead of Manchester City with a victory. City should run rampant against one of the worst teams in the Premier League to keep the pressure on the Gunners.

There are a handful of other spots that are worth looking at, including some teams that are fantastic at home and on the road in La Liga.

Soccer Selections

Overall Record: 90-88

German Bundesliga

Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund (-140) (Saturday, 9:30 a.m. ET)

It's a big weekend for Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund sits in second place in the Bundesliga and it can put pressure on both Bayern Munich and Union Berlin with a win on Saturday. Bayern and Union play each other on Sunday.

At minimum, Dortmund needs a win on the road at Hoffenheim to either stay level with the winner of that match, or move two points ahead of them if a draw occurs on Sunday.

Dortmund comes into Saturday on an eight-game winning streak across all competitions, and it has conceded four times in the last seven matches.

Hoffenheim hasn't won since October 18 and it lost five consecutive matches. Simply put, Hoffenheim is a team that Dortmund should beat with ease.

Werder Bremen (-105) vs. Bochum (Saturday, 9:30 a.m. ET)

Bochum is 1-0-10 on the road in the Bundesliga this season.

That's really all the reason you need to bet on Werder Bremen.

English Premier League

Leicester City vs. Arsenal (-145) (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET)

Arsenal can't avoid any slip-ups.

The Gunners hold a two-point lead over Manchester City in the English Premier League title race.

They need to beat a struggling Leicester City side on a weekend where Manchester City is expected to beat relegation-fighting Bournemouth.

Arsenal blitzed through the Leicester defense for four goals back in August, and the Foxes have given up 16 goals to the teams in the top four positions of the EPL.

Leeds United vs. Southampton (+285) (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET)

You can't trust Leeds United right now.

Leeds has one win in its last six matches and it has not scored in three of the last four.

Meanwhile, Southampton is coming off a huge win over Chelsea that brought it three points behind 17th position.

Saints have won three of their last five road games, and they can be trusted more to win a one-goal game thanks to James Ward-Prowse's free-kick prowess. Leeds do not have that type of player in its squad right now.

Bournemouth vs. Manchester City (-1.5; -130) (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET)

Manchester City tore apart Bournemouth for four goals early in the EPL campaign.

The Cherries allowed at least three goals in every match against City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham this season.

That is a concerning record for Bournemouth, and one that should excite Manchester City, who need to keep pressure on Arsenal. City can keep pounding in the goals to keep its edge in goal differential in case the teams are tied on points.

La Liga

Valencia vs. Real Sociedad (+140) (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET)

Valencia is spiraling toward relegation out of La Liga.

Los Che are on a six-game losing streak in which they scored twice.

Real Sociedad has eight road wins in La Liga, and it has the lowest expected goals against in road games across the entire league.

This is obviously a fade of Valencia, but Sociedad's road record helps in making this bet.

Sevilla (-120) vs. Osasuna (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET)

Sevilla has turned a corner in its season.

The 12th-placed side in La Liga has three wins, all with clean sheets, in its last six games after going through a brutal stretch of games.

Sevilla won its last five home games and conceded once in that stretch. Osasuna has five straight road draws, but it only has seven goals away from home in league play this season.

I'll trust Sevilla in its current form in home over Osasuna trying to play for a draw on the road.

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