Predictions 03-10.04.2023

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Chelsea vs Liverpool | Premier League

04/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 0-0

In the late match of the Premier League, we will face a clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The two cavaliers of the English championship are far from playing the leading roles this season. Chelsea is only in 11th place in the Premier League and remains particularly weak after a defeat against Aston Villa (0-2). For its part, Liverpool is in 8th place in the Premier League. The Reds have yet to say their final word in the Champions League race, however. They will, however, have to relaunch themselves.

Graham Potter just got fired. The Chelsea coach failed to revive his team in the Premier League. The London club is only in 11th place in the standings. He is already 12 lengths from the top 4. It is therefore difficult to imagine him playing in the next Champions League unless he wins the cup in the coming weeks. The Blues are still on a losing streak (0-2) against Aston Villa. Liverpool are also not at their best. Indeed, the Reds have lost their last 2 Premier League games, against Bournemouth (1-0) and Manchester City (4-1). They are, however, a little higher in the standings, at 8th position. Jürgen Klopp’s team is 8 lengths from the top 4.

  • Liverpool must recover after 2 losses in a row in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool are 8 lengths from the top 4 of the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have not lost in 5 games against Chelsea.
  • Chelsea remain in a home defeat against Aston Villa (0-2).
  • Graham Potter has just been thanked by Chelsea.

Bayern Munich vs Freiburg | DFB-Pokal

04/04/2023 19:45

Prediction: 3-1

Second match of the season for Tuchel on the Bayern Munich bench. The coach returned to Germany in place of Nagelsmann and immediately won the Super Challenge with Borussia Dortmund 4-2 to retake the lead in the table. The next appointment will be the quarterfinals of the German Cup against Freiburg on Tuesday, April. The Bavarians beat Mainz 4-0, Augsburg 5-2, and Viktoria Koln 5-0 in this competition. Freiburg instead defeated Sadhausen 2-0, St. Pauli 2-1, and Kaiserslautern 2-1. The visitors are in trouble; in fact, they have won only one of their last seven games.

  • All of the last seven meetings have ended in Over 2.5, Bayern has won six.
  • Six of Bayern Munich’s last seven games have ended with over 2.5 points.
  • The Bavarians have scored 19 goals in their last seven games.
  • Bayern has won all five of their games at home, four times with Over 2.5 as the final result.

Juventus vs Inter Milan | Coppa Italia

04/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 1-0

16 days have passed since the last time Juventus and Inter played each other in the league. This time it will be played in Turin, at the Allianz Stadium, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, and the match will be valid as the semi-final first leg of the Coppa Italia. The Bianconeri won their fifth consecutive league and cup match by beating Hellas Verona 1-0 last Saturday, while the Nerazzurri suffered their third knockout in four games in a 0-1 home loss against Fiorentina. As mentioned, the two teams met recently: it was March 19, the last match before the break, and Juventus won 0-1 at the Meazza with a goal from Filip Kostic.

Juventus have won twice out of two matches this season against Inter and have never conceded a goal. The Bianconeri are returning from 5 straight victories between the championship and the cups, and in 4 of these matches they have not conceded a goal. There is an Inter team in a bit of a crisis, however, given that they have lost their last 3 straight games in the league and in between they found an equalizer in the Champions League in Porto. Furthermore, in the last 3 games between the championship and the cup, Inzaghi’s team has failed to score.

  • Juventus have won their last 5 league and cup matches.
  • Juventus have not conceded a goal in 4 of their last 5 league and cup matches.
  • Inter have not won in 4 games in a row between the championship and the cups, and in 3 of these they have been defeated.
  • Inter have failed to score in their last 3 consecutive league and cup games.
  • Juventus beat Inter 2 out of 2 times this season. Both games ended with a score of less than 2.5 and no goal. 

Barcelona vs Real Madrid | Copa del Rey

05/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-1

Real Madrid, which is in second place in the Spanish championship, will play at Camp Nou on Wednesday, April 5, for the return of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona is in first place in the Spanish championship. After being beaten at home in the first leg (0-1), the Madrid club must overcome this handicap by one goal in Catalonia to hope to qualify for the final. Real Madrid has not won this competition since 2014—almost 10 years! Karim Benzema and his team will try everything in Catalonia. The last 3 visits to Camp Nou have ended in 2 wins (1-3 and 1-2) and 1 loss (2-1).

Barcelona, which should win its 27th Liga in its history, has the opportunity to achieve the double. The Catalan club is in full swing with a good current series of 5 rank victories. The Blaugranas, since their success in Madrid (0-1) in the semi-final first leg of this Copa del Rey, have just won FC Valencia (1-0), Athletic Bilbao (0-1) in the Basque Country, Real Madrid (2-1), and recently Elche (0-4).

Real Madrid has also had a good dynamic during its last 4 outings, despite a 2-1 defeat in Barcelona on March 19. In its last 4 meetings, Ancelotti’s team has won three times against Espanyol (3-1), Liverpool (1-0) in the Champions League, and Valladolid (6-0) on the last day of the league this Sunday.

  • Barcelona have scored at least 1 goal 25 times in their last 26 outings in all competitions.
  • Real Madrid have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 4 games, La Liga and Champions League included.
  • Both teams have scored in 3 of their last 4 direct encounters.
  • Barça beat Real Madrid 2-1 in La Liga on March 19.
  • The Madrid club has a handicap of 1 goal to make up after their defeat in the first leg (0-1).

Southampton vs Manchester City | Premier League

08/04/2023 17:30

Prediction: 1-2

Important match for Manchester City. They are still trying to catch up to leaders Arsenal and hope to close the gap (now eight points, but the Gunners have played one more game) before the second direct match on April 26 at the Etihad. The Citizens’ next opponent will be Southampton, at the bottom of the table, with just as much, if not more, of a desperate need to score points to chase safety, which is getting quite complicated, both considering that the Saints have one game more than all the other contenders and in view of some recent successes of the rivals (for example, the three points scored by Bournemouth against Fulham).

The huge gap in the standings and technically between the two teams and City’s latest brilliant performance against Liverpool (4-1) could suggest a one-sided match, which certainly has the chance to be successful but which has to deal with two alarm bells that shouldn’t be underestimated. The first is the direct clash played in the League Cup, which, right at St. Mary’s, saw City surprisingly lose 2-0 and exit the competition. The second is Southampton’s recent performance against the big teams. Surprisingly, the Saints haven’t lost any of their recent games against Tottenham, Manchester United, and Chelsea. This shows that Ruben’s boys, especially Selles, who took over from Jones two months ago after his success at Stamford Bridge, can make up for the difference in quality. It will be interesting to see if Southampton will be able to stop City in the championship, even though their last three games against Liverpool, Burnley, and Leipzig were all dominated by City. It would be a double surprise that would make two sets of red and white fans happy: those at home, but also, or almost as much, those at Arsenal, a very interested spectator and co-protagonist of the exciting head-to-head for both teams.

  • Also considering the cup games, Southampton has scored in 5 of its last 6 home games.
  • There have been 7 consecutive victories for Manchester City this season.
  • In 4 of the last 5 Premier League away games, however, City have conceded at least 1 goal.
  • In the last 2 halves played against West Ham and Tottenham, albeit with mixed results, the Saints managed to shoot 16 times, (9 of which were on goal).

Real Madrid vs Villarreal | La Liga

08/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-0

Capable of turning the tide of the Cup semi-final by winning away against Barcelona, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid return to tread the beloved Santiago Bernabeu lawn for the home match of the 28th round of the championship against Villarreal, scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2023. Real, as mentioned, returned from 0-4 at the Camp Nou in response to a 0-1 home record, but in the league, the 12-point gap seems to leave little room for hope for the merengues. However, Madrid is back from its home success in the previous round against Valladolid (6-0). Villarreal are 15 points behind Madrid, and in their last game, they beat Real Sociedad 2-0 at home. Real will miss Mendy, while Gerard Moreno, Capoue, and Coquelin will be absent from Villarreal.

  • Real Madrid have lost only 1 of their last 21 games at the Santiago Bernabeu against Villarreal.
  • Real Madrid has scored 5 goals over 2.5 in the last 5 official matches.
  • Villarreal have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 La Liga games.
  • There have been 3 games with a score over 2.5 in Villarreal’s last 3 league games.

Lazio vs Juventus | Serie A

08/04/2023 19:45

Prediction: 1-1

Lazio, second in the standings, hosts Juventus, seventh, in the big match of the twenty-ninth day of the Serie A championship. The Biancocelesti have passed all of their rivals and are now five points ahead of fifth-placed Roma. This gives them a good lead in the race to get into the next Champions League. Despite the minus-15 in the standings, Juventus are also dreaming of qualifying for the next Champions League and are making a comeback. Allegri, in fact, has 44 points, six fewer than Inter, and can hope to get back in the game. The stakes are very high for both teams; for Lazio, a victory could stretch; for Juventus, only with a success can we hope to remain hooked to the train.

Lazio is back from two straight league wins, 2-0 with Monza and 1-0 in the derby with Roma, both useful to forget the exit from the Conference League scene with a double defeat against AZ Alkmaar. Juve, on the other hand, hasn’t lost since March 5, when they lost 1-0 to Roma. Since then, they’ve won five games, two in the Europa League with Freiburg and three in Serie A with Sampdoria, Inter, and Verona, followed by a 1-1 draw with Inter in the Coppa Italia semifinal last Tuesday.

  • Lazio have won four of their last five league games.
  • Juventus are back after five victories in their last six matches.
  • The Biancocelesti have not conceded a goal in six Serie A matches.
  • There are nine in a row for Lazio’s Under 2.5s, and four in a row for Juve.
  • In the 28 days of the championship, 17 matches for Lazio and 18 for Juventus ended with a score of under 2.5.

Liverpool vs Arsenal | Premier League

09/04/2023 16:30

Prediction: 2-2

Big match in the Premier League on Sunday, April 9 between Liverpool and Arsenal. The hosts are in full crisis, and there are those who whisper that Klopp could even be sacked in the event of new defeats between now and the end. The Reds are eighth, seven points from the positions that are worth Europe, and ten from fourth place. Instead, Arsenal is flying, aiming for yet another victory of the season at Anfield to race towards the title; the gunners have 72 points, eight more than Manchester City, which however has one game to recover.

A very difficult period for Liverpool, who drew in their last game with Chelsea, but before that they had lost three games in a row (4-1 to Manchester City and 1-0 to Real Madrid and Bournemouth). Arsenal, on the other hand, seems to have survived their elimination in the Europa League unscathed. The championship is the real goal of the season, and the gunners in the Premier League are almost never wrong: 7 consecutive victories, of which the last two were 4-1 with Leeds and Crystal Palace.

  • Arsenal have won all of their last seven Premier League games in a row.
  • Liverpool are back from three defeats and a draw in all competitions.
  • The Reds have not won in the league for three rounds (two defeats and one draw).
  • The Gunners won the first leg, 3-2.
  • The Londoners have the best away performance in the Premier League with 34 points from 14 games (11 wins).
  • Arteta’s team has scored 18 goals in their last five league games, where they have the second best attack of the tournament with a total of 70 goals.