Predictions 01-03.09.2023

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Roma vs AC Milan | Serie A

01/09/2023 19:45

Prediction: 1-1

AS Roma, currently positioned 13th in Serie A, is gearing up to face AC Milan, the league leaders, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Friday, September 1, at 8:45 p.m. Milan, who have remained unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Roma and have enjoyed recent success in the Italian capital with two wins and one draw, aims to deliver another strong performance against the Giallorossi this weekend.

Roma has struggled to find their footing in the new season, securing only one point from their first two matches. Meanwhile, AC Milan has been riding a wave of success with four consecutive victories, including friendlies and Serie A matches.

AC Milan boasts an impressive unbeaten streak of seven matches against AS Roma, comprising four wins and three draws. Moreover, Milan has performed admirably in their recent visits to the Stadio Olimpico, recording two wins and one draw.

Olivier Giroud has proven to be a key player for Milan at the start of the season, contributing three goals and one assist in just two matches.

The stage is set for an intriguing clash, and Roma must strive to reverse their lackluster start to the season. AC Milan, in prime form and holding a strong record against Roma, is poised to maintain their momentum.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Premier League

02/09/2023 15:00

Prediction: 3-0

Chelsea is gearing up to face Nottingham Forest on this fourth matchday of the Premier League, hoping to build on their recent successes. Under the leadership of manager Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea has experienced a mixed start to the season with a draw, a loss, and a victory. Their win against Luton Town in the EFL Cup ended a lengthy winless streak of six games without a win, or just one victory in their last 14 Premier League matches. They now aim to secure their second home win against Nottingham Forest, albeit they have also struggled at Stamford Bridge, going eight games without a victory until their recent win.

Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, faces their third away match in four days, having previously endured defeats at Old Trafford against Manchester United and at Anfield against Liverpool. Despite these challenging away fixtures, Nottingham Forest managed to secure an important victory against Sheffield United at home. They have shown resilience away from home, scoring in both of their away fixtures and only losing by a one-goal margin.

It’s essential to note that Nottingham Forest was the worst away team last season, making it likely that they will aim for at least a draw, similar to their performance against Chelsea last year at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City vs Fulham | Premier League

02/09/2023 13:00

Prediction: 2-1

Manchester City is on course to maintain their perfect record in the new Premier League season. They currently sit at the top of the table with three wins in three games, holding a two-point lead. City has been impressive both at home and on the road, securing victories against Burnley, Newcastle United, and Sheffield United. They have scored six goals while conceding only one, which occurred in their recent 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City boasts an exceptional record, having won each of their last 11 Premier League home games. They’ve only suffered one home defeat in their last 26 home Premier League matches, with three clean sheets in their last four games at home. Last season, they won 17 out of 19 home Premier League fixtures, with 12 of those victories seeing them lead at both halftime and full time.

Fulham, on the other hand, have garnered four points from their first three games, placing them five points behind City but comfortably above the relegation zone. They began their season with a 1-0 win away at Everton, followed by a 3-0 home defeat to Brentford and a 2-2 draw against Arsenal, where they led and trailed during the game. In the midweek Carabao Cup match, they drew 1-1 with Tottenham and secured victory in a penalty shootout.

Fulham has managed to earn seven points from their last four away league games, but these points were collected against teams like Southampton and this season’s Everton, who are expected to struggle. However, in their last six league visits to Manchester City, Fulham has been unsuccessful.

Considering these factors, we predict that Manchester City will win this match and lead both at halftime and full time.

Real Madrid vs Getafe | La Liga

02/09/2023 15:15

Prediction: 3-1

Real Madrid is set to make their season debut at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium as they host Getafe CF in a LaLiga match on matchday 4. This fixture pits two teams with contrasting current forms against each other, both aiming to secure more than just three points.

Real Madrid enters this game on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 victory over RC Celta de Vigo, a match that was decided by Jude Bellingham’s solitary goal in a closely contested encounter. On the other hand, Getafe CF secured a 1-0 win over Deportivo Alavés in their last match, with Borja Mayoral scoring a late goal. Currently, Real Madrid leads the LaLiga standings with 9 points from three wins, while Getafe CF sits in eleventh place with 4 points, consisting of one win, one draw, and one loss.

In their recent history, Real Madrid has dominated this fixture, with three wins and a draw in their last five meetings, compared to one victory for Getafe CF. Additionally, Real Madrid has been unbeaten in the early stages of this LaLiga season, securing three victories.

The average goals per game in the last ten clashes between these two teams have been relatively low, at 1.3 goals per game. It’s also worth noting that Getafe CF’s only historical victory at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium came during the 2007-2008 season.

However, Real Madrid will be without Vinicius Jr. for this match due to an injury sustained in their game against RC Celta de Vigo.

Arsenal vs Manchester United | Premier League

03/09/2023 16:30

Prediction: 2-1

Arsenal has kicked off their season with promising results, winning against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace and securing a draw against Fulham despite playing with 10 men. For their upcoming clash with Manchester United, Arsenal may make some defensive adjustments, including the potential inclusion of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel in the lineup. Ben White could shift to the right-back position, and the defensive midfield partnership of Declan Rice and Thomas Partey will be pivotal in providing stability.

Manchester United, on the other hand, started with a victory against Wolves but suffered a defeat to Tottenham. They faced a challenging match against Nottingham Forest, falling behind 2-0 but eventually winning 3-2. However, injuries have hit key players like Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, and Raphael Varane, leaving manager Erik Ten Hag with some adjustments to make. Summer signing Rasmus Hojlund is available, and the likes of Diogo Dalot, Christian Eriksen, and Victor Lindelof will play crucial roles in the Red Devils’ defense.

Osasuna vs Barcelona | La Liga

03/09/2023 20:00

Prediction: 1-2

The upcoming clash between Osasuna and FC Barcelona promises to be an intriguing battle. Osasuna, currently occupying 7th place in the La Liga standings, will be aiming to upset the reigning Spanish champions and seek revenge for last season’s defeats.

Osasuna’s recent form has been somewhat inconsistent. While they came close to qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage, they were ultimately eliminated by Club Brugge. Their home performances have also been less than stellar, with losses to Athletic Bilbao and Club Brugge at El Sadar stadium. Another defeat at home would mark a third consecutive setback for Coach Arrasate’s team.

In contrast, FC Barcelona seems to be finding its rhythm as the season progresses. After a draw against Getafe, the Catalan club secured two consecutive victories against Cadiz CF and Villarreal. The prolific Robert Lewandowski played a crucial role in Barcelona’s recent success, scoring his first goal of the season and providing an assist in the previous match. Barcelona is currently unbeaten in their last six matches, with five wins and one draw, positioning them 4th in La Liga.

Given Barcelona’s recent form and Osasuna’s struggles at home, the visitors will be aiming to secure a third consecutive victory and secure a place on the podium at the end of this 4th round of the championship. However, football often brings surprises, and Osasuna will likely give their best effort to make this encounter competitive.