Saturday Premier League Soccer Odds, Picks, Predictions: Our Top Parlay, Featuring Southampton & Liverpool (Nov. 20)
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Soccer on the Premier League landscape returns Saturday following an exciting international break. And that means another interesting parlay from the English top flight is in the cards for bettors.
Our highlighted play has Matthew Trebby teaming up again with fellow analyst Jeremy Pond, with the pair targeting games featuring Norwich City vs. Southampton and Liverpool vs. Arsenal for their latest wager. The duo came through in style two weeks back, hitting on their two-leg play at +300 odds.
Check out their detailed thoughts and in-depth analysis, plus what kind of price they’re getting on the parlay at BetMGM ahead of these showdowns.
Norwich City vs. Southampton
|Norwich City Odds||+260|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-115 / -120)|
|Day | Time||Saturday | 10 a.m. ET|
|How To Watch||Peacock Premium|
|Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute Soccer odds here|
Matthew Trebby: In Dean Smith’s first game in charge of Norwich City, the priority has to be not to lose. Every point matters for the Canaries and getting off to a losing start against Southampton would be devastating, especially on home soil at Carrow Road.
Going forward, Norwich is among the bottom three in the Premier League in pretty much every offensive category. In his two seasons in the Premier League, Teemu Pukki has been without great service and isn’t a dynamic enough playmaker to create chances on his own.
On paper, Southampton’s strike partnership of Che Adams and Adam Armstrong is capable, but the total has stayed under 2.5 goals in seven of the Saints’ 11 league matches this season, including three of their last four games.
While their chance-creation numbers are strong, Southampton is usually playing matches that are relatively even in possession and not where they’re being invited to pressure. That’s what I’m expecting the Saints encounter, and I have my doubts they’ll be able to break through for multiple goals. Meanwhile, Norwich City is always a good bet not to score.
To play it safe, I’ll take under 2.5 goals in the first leg of the parlay.
Trebby’s Pick: Total Under 2.5 Goals (-120)
Liverpool vs. Arsenal
|Over/Under||3.5 (+115 / -165)|
|Day | Time||Saturday | 12:30 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||NBC | fuboTV | Peacock Premium|
|Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute Soccer odds here.|
Jeremy Pond: Historic clubs separated by just two points in the table square off when Liverpool faces Arsenal in their high-powered clash at Anfield.
The Reds had their impressive 16-match unbeaten run to start the season halted in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of upstart West Ham United prior to the international break. On the other side, the Gunners are undefeated in their last 10 games across all competitions after a brutal beginning that saw them lose their first three league affairs.
These clubs are pretty close in form at the moment, but I think Liverpool rebounds from that West Ham defeat last time out. However, I have no desire playing the Reds at -225 odds. So, I need to get creative with my wager.
That said, I’m landing on the Same Game Parlay combining a Liverpool victory and the total staying under 4.5 goals via BetMGM and will make it the second leg of the parlay.
I think the Reds get the job done at Anfield, but I don’t think we’re going to see a whole lot of goals. These international breaks can generate some offensive rust, which I think we’ll see in this affair.
Pond’s Pick: Same Game Parlay — Liverpool & Total Under 4.5 Goals (+100)
Trebby & Pond Parlay
Norwich City vs. Southampton — Total Under 2.5 Goals (-120) & Same Game Parlay — Liverpool & Total Under 4.5 Goals (+100) at +266 odds via BetMGM.