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    World club football odds, predictions, best bets: Arsenal victory over Villa is among expert's weekend parlay picks

    Jim Holliman, who is 25-15 on his UEFA Champions League picks this season, offers his best bets from soccer around the world for a four-leg parlay for Dec. 9-11 that would bring a payout of more than 13-1
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    The scramble toward the Christmas break continues for the world's top football sides, and more critical matches are on tap among the non-stop action. Four of the top six Premier League teams face tests when fourth-place Aston Villa host EPL leader Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET) and sixth-place Newcastle visit fifth-place Spurs (Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET). There are also two key showdowns in the German Bundesliga, as Leipzig try to hang on to the fourth spot at home against fifth-place Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET)  and leader Bayer Leverkusen visit third-place Stuttgart (Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET). In Spain's La Liga, reigning champions and third-place Barcelona host second-place Girona, who are tied on points with league leader Real Madrid.

    Barcelona vs. Girona is set to kick off Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Barca are -230 home favorites in the latest Barcelona vs. Girona odds. The visitors are +460 underdogs, a draw is priced at +300 and the over/under for total match goals set at 3.5. (For complete soccer coverage and more expert picks, check out our soccer analysis pages

    The weekend's world football slate offers tons of opportunities for bettors, and the paydays can be huge if you combine your favorite picks into a parlay. Before you make any soccer picks or parlays, make sure you see what soccer expert Jim Holliman has to say.

    Holliman has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years and grew up with soccer in his blood. He played competitively through high school and has been following the game closely since the 1970's heyday of the North American Soccer League. His interest has expanded worldwide, and his betting approach is centered on crunching the numbers, but he sees the whole field and relies on his instinct.

    Since the 2022 World Cup, Holliman is 121-118-1 on his soccer picks and has been profitable across multiple leagues, including the UEFA Champions League and German Bundesliga. He is 25-15 (+717) on UCL predictions over that span.

    Now, Holliman has scoured the soccer schedules for Dec. 9-11 and has found value in four best bets. If you combine these picks into a parlay, you could earn a payout of more than 13-1! The first matchup in the parlay doesn't start until Saturday at 10:15 a.m. ET, so there is plenty of time for you to make your soccer picks.

    We can tell you that one pick Holliman loves is Arsenal +105 to win at Aston Villa. The Gunners' only league loss on the road so far came at Newcastle, and Arsenal won the last meeting between these teams at Villa Park 4-2. 

    Holliman has three other plays in his parlay that would pay more than 13-1, including another plus-money favorite to win. If you combine these picks into a four-leg parlay, you can cash in HUGE! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the expert's predictions before you lock in any soccer picks or parlays of your own.

    Which teams are MUST-BACKS on this weekend's soccer schedule? And which plus-money favorite should you bank on to help you cash in a parlay that would pay more than 13-1? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which picks you should be all over this weekend, all from the soccer expert who is 25-15 on his UEFA Champions League soccer picks!


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