Chelsea Among Soccer Week Favorites

The big leagues are back in action after a week off because of the European Championship qualifying matches.

Chelsea won the Premier League last season, but they have gotten off to a terrible start this season. In the biggest surprise of the EPL early in the season Crystal Palace is in second place in the league table and they take on first place Manchester City.

As well, Liverpool and Manchester United meet and both have seven points in league play.

In Italy Juventus has shockingly lost their first two matches of the season and they look to change that facing a surprising Chevio squad. The Derby della Madonnina is always a huge match between AC Milan and Inter Milan.

And in Spain Barcelona and Atletico Madrid face each other and they are only two of four remaining teams with two wins in two matches.

Everton vs. Chelsea

Chelsea has lost two of their last three matches and they sit in 14th place in the EPL table after four matches. They are struggling on both sides of the pitch, as in the four matches they have conceded nine goals and only scored six. Everton sits in ninth in the league table and after a good start they are winless in their last two matches. Their defense has only conceded four goals on the season.

Chelsea is the road betting favorite at Sportsbook at -110 with Everton at +320 and a draw line at +250.

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City

Crystal Palace is three points back of league leading Manchester City, who have four wins in four matches. To say the Palace offense faces a tough test in this game is an understatement, as City has not allowed a single goal in their four league matches.

Sportsbook has Manchester City as the big away betting favorite posted at -175 with Palace at +500 and a draw line of +300.

Manchester United vs. Liverpool

After winning their first two matches on the season Man U has played to a draw and a loss in their last two. Their defense has been solid, but in four league matches they have only scored three goals. The Reds have only scored two goals in four league matches and they were routed in their last game losing to West Ham 3-0 and at home no less.

Man U is at -110 as the home favorite at Sportsbook with the Reds at +320 and a draw line of +250.

Juventus vs. Chevio

What is up with Juve? They easily won the Scudetto last season, but they are winless in their two matches to begin this season. They have only scored one goal in the two matches and they were shut out in their last one. Chevio is tied with four teams for the league lead with two wins in two matches where they have scored seven goals and only conceded one.

No shock Juve is the huge betting favorite at home at Sportsbook with odds of -250 with Chevio at +800 and a draw line of +350

Inter Milan vs. AC Milan

Inter Milan is also one of the four teams with two wins on the season and they face an AC Milan squad that won their last match. Inter’s offense has not looked great, but they have only conceded one goal on the season. AC Milan scored a solid 2-1 win over Empoli in their last match after getting blanked by Fiorentina in their Sportsbook one.

Sportsbook has Inter Milan at +125 with AC Milan at +240 and a draw line of +230.

Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona

No shock these two teams have two wins in two matches and neither squad has conceded a goal on the season. Barcelona does have two wins, but their dynamic offense has looked stale to open the season with only one goal in each of their first two matches. Will Lionel Messi and company come alive in this big early season encounter?

Sportsbook has Barcelona posted at +130 with Atletico Madrid at +230 and a draw line at +220.