European Soccer Forecast: Projected Odds, Totals for Mid-Week Premier League & La Liga Matches (Jan. 12-14)
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The Premier League returns this week for a handful of fixtures on Tuesday through Thursday. La Liga is also in action with two make up games on Tuesday.
Here is a highlight of what went on the last time the Premier League was in action:
- Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Leicester all took care of business against lesser opponents.
- Brighton and Wolves drew 3-3 at the American Express Arena in one of the crazier games of the Premier League season.
- Manchester City defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, moving them up to fifth place in the table.
- Liverpool were upset 1-0 at Southampton and now are tied on points with Manchester United and the Red Devils have a game in hand.
Every Premier League squad was in action this weekend for the FA Cup, so managers will rotate their squads to rest certain players. Therefore, it may be a good idea to wait until starting lineups come out before heading to the window.
You can use these projections to identify early betting value on the opening lines, and follow me in The Action Network App to see any bets I make throughout the week.
Premier League Notes
- Burnley vs. Manchester United: Manchester can go to the top of the Premier League table with a win or draw. The Red Devils have won eight of their last ten matches and are outscoring their opponents 24-11. After a horrible start to the season, Burnley has caught fire, especially at home, winning three of their last four matches at Turf Moor.
- Manchester City vs. Brighton: The Cityzens are starting to round into their dominant form, winning their last three matches. Brighton on the other hand are the kings of the draw, as they have eight already on the season. Manchester City has beaten Brighton six straight times by a combined score of 20 to 2.
Premier League Injury News
- Arsenal: Gabriel (CB) is questionable to play against Crystal Palace.
- Brighton: Danny Welback (ST), Yves Bissouma (CM), Adam Lallana (CAM), and Tariq Lamptey (RB) are all doubtful to play against Manchester City.
- Crystal Palace: Gary Cahill (CB) is questionable to play against Arsenal. Scott Dann (CB), Jeffrey Schlupp (LM), and Mamadou Sahko (CB) are out.
- Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) and Fabian Delph (LB) are out against Wolves.
- Manchester City: Aymeric Laporte (CB) and Raheem Sterling (LW) are questionable to play against Brighton. Eric Garcia (CB), Sergio Augero (ST), and Nathan Ake (CB) are out.
- Manchester United: Paul Pogba (CM) is questionable to play against Burnley.
- Newcastle: Allen Saint-Maximin (ST) is doubtful to play against Newcastle.
- Sheffield United: Oliver McBurnie (ST), Sander Berge (CM), Enda Stevens (LB), and Jack O’Connell (CB) are out against Newcastle.
- Tottenham: Giovani Lo Celso (CM) is out against Fulham.
- Wolves: Daniel Pondence (ST), Raul Jimenez (ST), and Willy Boly (CB) are out against Everton.
La Liga Notes
- Granada vs. Osasuna: The home side is currently sitting in seventh place and is six points off a Europa League spot. Osasuna on the other hand is in the relegation zone and hasn’t won a match in over two months. Granada’s season has been a tale of two stories because 17 of their 24 points have come at home this season.
- Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla: Atletico is currently sitting a top the La Liga standings and has three games in hand on second place Real Madrid. They’ve won 11 of their last 12 matches and have conceded only five goals in those matches. Sevilla has won three of their last four matches on the road and conceded only one goal in those matches.
La Liga Injury News
- Atletico Madrid: Hector Herrera (CM) is questionable to play against Sevilla.
- Sevilla: Jesus Navas (RB) is out against Atletico Madrid.