Best Bets of the Day: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Other Oct 26, 2020

Previous Day’s Record: 1-2

Overall: 17-16

A thrilling World Series is about to crown a new champion in the next day (or hopefully two – we deserve a Game 7 in 2020).  But as we wait for the Dodgers and Rays to come out on the diamond once again, we will go out to the football pitch for today’s Best Bets.

If you are looking for my Monday Night Football pick, click HERE.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AC Milan (+110)  vs  AS Roma (+250)            Draw (+270)

AC Milan is rolling with a 4-0-0 start that sees them all alone atop the standings and an overall unbeaten streak that extends to 21 matches, their longest since their glory days in 1996.  That is what happens when you have an inspired striker like former LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who some in Europe see as “a lion among men”.

They will be facing off against a tough rival in AS Roma, which is on a two-match winning streak and blew out bottom Benevento 5-2 in their most recent domestic outing.

However, Roma hasn’t won at San Siro since 2017 and they are too inconsistent to snap that drought against an opponent that has only allowed one goal in 360 minutes.

My pick: AC Milan  2 – 1  AS Roma

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Burnley (+500)  vs  Tottenham (-175)           Draw (+335)

Tottenham are favorites on the road against lowly Burnley, and a win would catapult them into the Top 4 just two points behind league-leading Everton.

The Spurs are the highest scoring team in the EPL with 15 goals scored in five matches, and that is due in large part to the 12 combined goals scored by the dynamic duo of Son Heung-Min (7) and Harry Kane (5) up front. Burnley, by comparison, sits in the dreaded relegation zone as the lowest scoring squad with just three goals in four matches.  That explains how they “boast” a 0-3-1 record with a lonely 0-0 draw against West Bromwich last Monday.

So, yeah…not gonna 'go for the upset here.

My pick: Burnley  0 – 4  Tottenham

SPANISH LA LIGA

Levante (+155)  vs  Celta Vigo (+195)                        Draw (+235)

If you are really bored or you are really into La Liga, feel free to check out this match that reeks of depression and desperation between 18th place Celta and 19th place Levante, as they both desperately try to escape relegation.

Celta has scored three goals in six matches and only has five out of a possible 18 points in the bank.  Their lone victory came at home in Matchday 2 against Valencia, and they are 0-1-2 away from their stadium so far.

Levante hasn’t seen the ball go through the net in 279 minutes and is on a three-match losing streak. Both droughts end today.

My pick: Levante  1 – 0  Celta Vigo

-- by El Hombre

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