Predictions 08-12.02.2023

Manchester United vs Leeds United | Premier League

08/02/2023 20:00

Prediction: 3-0

Important points are at stake in the eighth day’s recovery of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds, which is scheduled for Wednesday, at 21 at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are in full comeback mode, and with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, their fourth victory in a row across all competitions, they have taken third place, and with a win, they can even catch the City’s “cousins” in second place. Ten Hag’s formation flies and they will face an opponent that is certainly not impossible to beat; in fact, Leeds are third from bottom, together with Everton, with 18 points in full fight against relegation, and have gone seven games without a win in the Premier League, including the defeat to Nottingham Forest in the last round.

  • Manchester United have scored 13 goals over 2.5 in 21 Premier League games, including 4 in the last five.
  • For Leeds, twelve out of twenty matches have finished with more than three goals on the final scoreboard.
  • The Red Devils have won all of their last 13 games at Old Trafford.
  • Leeds have the worst away performance in the league with 5 points from 10 games (L7, D1, W1).
  • The hosts have won four of the last five meetings, all with Over 2.5 results.

Real Madrid vs Al-Hilal | FIFA Club World Cup

11/02/2023 19:00

Prediction: 2-1

Real Madrid and Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia will star in the Club World Cup final this Saturday, an appointment that comes as a surprise, not because the presence of the Madrid team in the grand final was taken for granted but because everyone believed that their rival It would be the Brazilian Flamengo, beaten in the semifinals by Al Hilal (2-3). In that match against the South American champion, the Asian team took advantage of two penalties, and the fact that the first of them, in the extension of the first set, led to the expulsion of one of the “Fla” players. The Saudi team, before that semifinal, beat Wydad Casablanca on penalties (1-1) while the Madrid team, as European champions, directly entered the tournament to reach the semifinals. Although Ancelotti’s team is not performing well in the league, it has arrived as a great favorite for the tournament and did not fail in the semifinals against Al Ahly, although it could not prove its commitment against the Egyptian team (1-4) until the last bars. 

  • Real Madrid have won the Club World Cup 4 times in 5 participations, and in two editions they have defeated the other two Asian teams who reached the final: 4-2 in extra time against Japanese side Kashima Antlers in 2016 and 4-1 against UAE side Al Ain in 2018.
  • Prior to this edition, Al-Hilal had their best result at the Club World Cup in 2019 and 2021, finishing in fourth place.
  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in 9 games in a row at the Club World Cup.
  • Real Madrid has always scored four goals total between regular and overtime in the two finals against Asian teams, and both games ended with goals and over 2.5 in 90 minutes. 

Leeds United vs Manchester United | FIFA Club World

12/02/2023 14:00

Prediction: 1-2

Leeds and Manchester United will meet again in the Premier League in a few days after recovering from the first leg of the week. At Old Trafford, it finished 2-2, with the Red Devils having come back from a two-goal disadvantage in the final while now playing at Elland Road. Erik ten Hag’s squad failed to secure second place over city rivals Manchester City, but the main focus now is to maintain a top-four position and secure a return to the group stage of the Champions League next season.

However, it won’t be a simple challenge for United, and the tests were there in the match a few days ago because Leeds have great qualities and know how to put the Red Devils in difficulty. Coach Skubala’s formation is fighting hard not to be relegated and cannot afford to give anything away.Victory has been missing for eight rounds in the league, and a defense that is currently the third worst in the Premier League needs to be improved. There were many important absentees for the match, from Antony and Martial for United to Rodrigo for Leeds.

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in the last three direct matches.
  • There have been 5 over 2.5 goals in Manchester United’s last 6 league games.
  • In 5 of the last 6 league games, Manchester United have scored at least 2 goals.
  • Manchester United have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 official matches and at least 1 goal in 22 games.

Villarreal vs Barcelona | La Liga

12/02/2023 20:00

Prediction: 0-1

At Villarreal’s Estadio de la Ceramica, the locals face Barcelona in what is a key match, especially for the hosts. In fact, Villarreal has returned from a negative moment, and after a couple of defeats, they have lost contact with the Champions League zone, now 4 points away. The table is tight, with six teams between 32 and 28 points vying for qualification for European competition, and Atletico Madrid on 35 not too far behind. Instead, Barcelona has the chance to extend or maintain its eight-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Villarreal has struggled since returning from the World Cup, and their results have dropped them out of Europe. They have lost three times in their last four matches, including in La Liga against Rayo Vallecano and Elche. Barcelona’s situation could not be better, as they have almost always won since the break, bringing home the Spanish Super Cup and extending their lead over Real Madrid.

  • Barcelona have won eleven out of thirteen games since the break.
  • Villarreal has lost the last two games of La Liga.
  • Barcelona have only conceded 7 goals in the league.
  • Villarreal have scored 22 times in 20 La Liga matches.