Predictions 08 – 11.03.2024

Arsenal vs Brentford | Premier League

09/03/2024 17:30

Prediction: 3-1

In the 28th round of the Premier League, Arsenal will host Brentford at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners come into the match with two consecutive victories and have lost only one of their last six games, which was against Porto in Europe. Meanwhile, Brentford is going through a rough patch, with four consecutive games without a win and currently sitting in 15th position in the table with 26 points.

Arsenal’s recent form includes a 6-0 victory against Sheffield United in the last Premier League round, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Porto. Despite their setbacks in cup competitions, Arsenal topped their Champions League group ahead of PSV and are still in contention for the league title, currently in third place behind Liverpool and Manchester City, just two points adrift from the top.

Brentford’s most recent match ended in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea. They were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by Wolverhampton and exited the League Cup in the same round, eliminated by Arsenal. With their objectives limited for the remainder of the season, Brentford aims to secure survival in the Premier League.

Historically, Arsenal has dominated the head-to-head matchups, with five victories in the seven previous encounters between the two teams, along with one draw and one win for Brentford. Arsenal has never lost against Brentford at home in their last three matches, further solidifying their status as favorites. In their last six games, Arsenal has recorded five wins and one defeat.

Liverpool vs Manchester City | Premier League

10/03/2024 15:45

Prediction: 1-2

In a highly anticipated clash at the top of the Premier League, Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield Road on the 28th day of the tournament. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds currently lead the championship with 63 points, just one point ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Citizens.

Liverpool secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Nottingham Forest in the last round of the league and followed it up with a commanding 5-1 win over Sparta Prague in the Europa League, advancing to the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Manchester City also emerged victorious in their previous league fixture, defeating Manchester United 3-1 at home. They replicated the same scoreline in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Copenhagen, sealing their passage to the next round.

Historically, Liverpool has maintained an impressive record at Anfield Road against Manchester City, remaining unbeaten in 24 of their last 25 encounters. On the other hand, Manchester City is enjoying an unbeaten streak of 20 consecutive matches across league and cup competitions this season. Both teams come into the match in fine form, with Liverpool winning 8 of their last 9 league games and Manchester City victorious in 9 of their last 10 league outings.

Goals are expected in this highly competitive fixture, as evidenced by the fact that over 2.5 goals have occurred in 8 of Liverpool’s last 9 home games, with both teams finding the net in 8 of the last 9 matches. Moreover, in 9 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings between Liverpool and Manchester City, including the 1-1 draw in the first leg, both teams have scored.

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo | La Liga

10/03/2024 17:30

Prediction: 3-1

Real Madrid showed signs of struggle in their recent match against RB Leipzig, ending in a 1-1 draw, but managed to secure qualification for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals despite the weak performance. This result marked their third draw in four competitive fixtures, with one win. Additionally, they faced setbacks off the pitch, as manager Carlo Ancelotti is dealing with legal issues related to tax fraud allegations from his previous tenure. Despite these distractions, Ancelotti remains focused on extending Real Madrid’s impressive 18-game unbeaten streak in La Liga home games, consisting of 15 wins and 3 draws.

The upcoming match against Celta Vigo presents an opportunity for Real Madrid to maintain their strong home form. However, Celta Vigo, who recently secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Almería, are also in need of points to avoid relegation. Manager Rafa Benítez, familiar with pressure from his time at Real Madrid, understands the importance of securing positive results. A win for Celta Vigo in an away league fixture against Real Madrid would be a significant morale boost for Benítez and his team. However, Celta Vigo’s poor away record, with only two victories all season and a recent disappointing draw against Cádiz after leading 2-0, suggests a challenging task ahead. Furthermore, Benítez has faced four consecutive managerial losses against Ancelotti, adding to the obstacles faced by Los Celestes.

Chelsea vs Newcastle United | Premier League

11/03/2024 20:00

Prediction: 3-1

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino finds himself under pressure as his team sits in the bottom half of the Premier League table with just ten wins from 26 matches, accompanied by six draws and ten losses. A win in their upcoming match against Newcastle United could help ease some of this pressure and close the gap between them and Newcastle, who are four points ahead. However, Chelsea’s poor record against teams above them in the table over the past three seasons, with only three wins out of 27 matches, suggests a lack of confidence in the home camp.

Despite Chelsea’s recent struggles, history favors them in this fixture, especially at Stamford Bridge, where they have suffered just one defeat in their last 28 Premier League encounters against Newcastle, with 20 wins and 7 draws. Ending this streak would be a significant achievement for Newcastle, who have never secured a Premier League double against Chelsea, with their last away win against Chelsea in the top flight dating back to the 1986/87 season.

Newcastle’s road form has been a challenge this season, with only six teams having accumulated fewer points away from home. However, manager Eddie Howe’s impressive record against Chelsea, with a win head-to-head ratio surpassed by only Kenny Dalglish and Pep Guardiola among managers facing Chelsea more than ten times in the Premier League, may inspire belief that Newcastle can further narrow the gap in this match.