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As "safe bets" go, they normally don't pay much. You can, however, accumulate five of them in one and - bingo! You're onto something! Here are the best ones from the upcoming Sunday (Aug. 12).
OVER 2.5 GOALS IN LIVERPOOL VS. WEST HAM UNITED (-220)
(England - Premier League - Sunday, August 12, 7:30 AM ET)
The last three Premier League meetings between the two teams, all finishing with wins for Liverpool, have seen the Reds score four goals on each occasion. With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all set to start, expect West Ham United to have a defensively difficult afternoon.
OVER 2.5 GOALS IN ARSENAL VS. MANCHESTER CITY (-190)
(England - Premier League - Sunday, August 12, 10:00 AM ET)
The last two Premier League seasons, starting with a home game for Arsenal, brought seven-goal thrillers at Emirates Stadium. And while the Gunners are unlikely to net a minimum of three goals this time around (not against the reigning champions City), this series still has averaged 3.37 goals per game on the last eight occasions.
OVER 2.5 GOALS IN EINTRACHT FRANKFURT VS. BAYERN MUNICH (-190)
(Germany - Super Cup - Sunday, August 12, 1:30 PM ET)
Head-to-head matchups between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich have normally brought a lot of entertainment, averaging three goals per game in the last 10 overall meetings, dating back to 2014, with no less than nine goals netted in the very last two fixtures combined. With both sides playing with optimal squads, expect nothing less here...
LIONEL MESSI TO SCORE ANYTIME IN BARCELONA VS. SEVILLA (-500)
(Spain - Super Cup - Sunday, August 12, 3:00 PM ET)
Supercopa de Espana, or the Spanish Super Cup, a tie contested between the winners of Spanish La Liga and the Copa del Rey, is one of Lionel Messi's favorite competitions. He has scored the most goals during its history (13) and has found the back of the net in more editions than any other player ever taking part in it (7).
DOUBLE CHANCE (PUMAS UNAM TO WIN/DRAW) VS. PACHUCA (-330)
(Mexico - Liga MX - Sunday, August 12, 4:00 PM ET)
Pachuca have made the worst start to Torneo Apertura of Mexican Liga MX out of all 18 teams taking part, losing all of its first three contests, and will be taking on a Pumas UNAM side, which currently tops the competition with nine points from the first three games and an impressive +7 goal differential. Los Tuzos have, however, managed to grind out three 1-1 draws on their last four visits to Ciudad Universitaria, so do make it safe with a Double Chance.