Soccer picks: English Premier League parlay for Saturday 11/12 (+988 odds): Newcastle take down Chelsea

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The great news for Premier League soccer fans this week is that there are games throughout the morning and afternoon on Saturday as English football winds down before the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on November 20.

It all starts with champions Manchester City hoping to jump over Arsenal for a few hours and go top of the standings as the Citizens host Brentford in the early clash. The Bees will hope to put the disappointment of conceding a late equalizer at Nottingham Forest last week behind them. Five games follow at 10:00 am ET, with the pick being Tottenham’s home tie with Leeds, who won a thriller at home to Bournemouth last time.

The matchup of the day is then probably Newcastle’s home match against Chelsea and then the table-topping Gunners look to go into the break on a high when they hit the road to struggling Wolves.
We’ve picked out a 4-game parlay to hopefully see you successfully through Saturday, which pays +988 odds with FanDuel Sportsbook. Be sure to check out the rest of our Premier League soccer predictions and remember to gamble responsibly.

Manchester City vs Brentford over 3.5 goals (-108)

Tottenham vs Leeds both teams to score (-160)

Newcastle ML (+130)

Arsenal ML (-195)

Parlay odds: +988

Manchester City vs Brentford over 3.5 goals (-108), 7:30 am ET

If it’s goals you want to watch, then set your alarm for the weekend’s opener between Manchester City and Brentford. The statistics point to an action-packed matchup, especially as the Citizens’ goal machine Erling Haaland is set to start, having scored a late winner against Fulham last time. Twelve of City’s last 14 home games have featured at least 4 goals and when Pep Guardiola’s team gets going, there can be no stopping them.

Fourteen of Brentford’s last 17 league road games have had at least 3 goals in them and the Bees’ defense is not to be trusted, as it showed last week at Nottingham Forest when a late goal was conceded. The visiting team will have top striker Ivan Toney back from a suspension so Thomas Frank’s team has a goal threat, but it will be a huge task to shut-out City.

Tottenham vs Leeds both teams to score (-160), 10:00 am ET

Tottenham has booked its place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, but Antonio Conte’s team has lost its last 2 home league games to Newcastle and Liverpool. Despite Heung-min Son’s eye injury, Spurs are boosted by the news that forwards Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are available and that should be a big help for striker Harry Kane. Expect goals from the home team, but the defense is a big issue and, frankly, cannot be trusted.

Leeds will still be on cloud nine after a great recovery earned a 4-3 success against Bournemouth and both teams can find the net in this one.

Newcastle ML over Chelsea (+130), 12:30 pm ET

There was a time not long ago when Newcastle being favorites to beat Chelsea at St James’ Park would have been impossible to imagine. But the Magpies are on a roll and, having moved up to 3rd in the EPL standings, they are unlikely to sit back against their visitors from London.

Newcastle has suffered just 1 loss in its 14 games this season and look a good bet to secure a UEFA Champions League qualification place, but Chelsea could struggle to join them in the top 4. Graham Potter’s team has not won any of its last 4 league matches and they were humbled 4-1 at the coach’s former club Brighton the last time they were on the road, so this trip north looks like being a difficult one.

Arsenal ML over Wolves (-195), 2:45 pm ET

New coach Julen Lopetegui could have a difficult time keeping Wolves in the Premier League and his task could get even harder after a visit from leaders Arsenal in the bonus afternoon game.

Wolves beat the only team below them in the standings, Nottingham Forest, in a recent home match, but they have had defensive issues at Molineux, conceding 3 to both Manchester City and Brighton, and 4 to Leicester at their base in the last few weeks.

Arsenal showed it can reach the top level when winning 1-0 at London rivals Chelsea the last time Mikel Arteta’s team was in league action, and the table-toppers can head into the World Cup recess with 3 more points.

Make sure you check out the rest of our EPL picks and predictions for the weekend

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