Brad’s Best Bets – Soccer Slate 7/11 - 7/12
After last weekend’s monstrous result, it is easy for us to continue to push the pace and leave ourselves in a vulnerable position by over betting games where the edge isn’t as high as we believe. At the start of last week, we were up 19ish units on the soccer season, now we are at 43.97 units to the positive. Let’s keep our profits and build on them. Slow and steady wins the race.
The first game we will look to attack is Real Valladolid vs Barcelona, where Messi and his squad look to improve on their lackluster 1-0 win over Espanyol. This might be a tough spot for many bettors to back, but I am confident on Barcelona to bounce back here and pick up the win and cover. Barcelona is coming off short rest, but this is something the teams have come accustom to since the restart. With Fati picking up the red last game, he will be out. This leaves Barcelona with few options to rest their star-studded front line. Another factor that makes me keen on this match is the success of Real Madrid this season. Barca still finds themselves one point behind league leaders Real Madrid, and are in a total must win situation. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Barcelona win this match up in 2-0 3-0 fashion.
Last weekend for the first time this season I wrote about Juventus picking up the win, and not only did they win but they won in convincing fashion. Their last match vs Milan did not yield they same results as the suspensions of De Ligt and Dybala proved to be bigger losses than many expected. This week, I will not be taking a side, although I absolutely think anything time you are getting positive odds for Juventus to win a league match you are getting a blessing in surprise. The angle I am taking this weekend is the total in a matchup that features two of Serie As top scoring sides. Since the restart, the total has gone over in 4 out 5 of Juventus matches. They have been scoring in bunches since their two Coppa Italia games where they failed to score a single game. On the other side of the ball you have Atalanta, a tea who practically scores at will. Leading Serie A by a wide margin in total goals scored with 85. In the last match between the two sides it was very one sides with Juve winning 3-1. Since then there has been a resurgence of the Atalanta offense. I like this game a lot and am comfortable backing the over.