Predictions 09.05-12.05.2023

Real Madrid vs Manchester City | Champions League

09/05/2023 20:00

Prediction: 1-0

The first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Manchester City will take place on Tuesday at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid, under Ancelotti’s leadership, enters the game having won the Copa del Rey, but given that they are far behind Barcelona in the standings, their chances of winning the La Liga championship are slim. On the other hand, Guardiola’s Manchester City can still win three trophies this season. They are currently in first place in the Premier League with one game in hand against Arsenal, and they have also made it to the FA Cup final. However, their main goal is to win the Champions League, a trophy that has eluded them thus far.

Both Real Madrid and Manchester City were considered favorites to win the competition from the beginning, and their paths so far have confirmed this prediction. They both cruised through the group stage and then dominated their opponents in the knockout rounds. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool (5-2, 1-0) and Chelsea (2-0, 2-0), while Manchester City eliminated Leipzig (1-1, 7-0) and then Bayern Munich (3-0, 1-1).

Real Madrid are currently going through a rough patch, having lost two out of their last three games in La Liga against Real Sociedad (2-0) and Girona (4-2), with a 4-2 win against Almeria in between. Manchester City, on the other hand, are on a winning streak, having won all of their last five matches against Leeds, West Ham, Fulham, Arsenal, and Sheffield United. Their last defeat was on February 5 against Tottenham, and since then they have won 17 games and drawn three.

  • All of the last four games played between the two teams have ended in over 2.5.
  • Four of Real Madrid’s last six home games have ended in over 2.5.
  • There are five of Manchester City’s over 2.5s in their last five games.
  • Manchester City have scored at least two goals per game in eleven of their last twelve outings and at least three in nine of their last twelve.
  • Real Madrid have scored eighteen goals in their last 6 home games.

AC Milan vs Inter Milan | Champions League

10/05/2023 20:00

Prediction: 0-0

On Wednesday, May 10, Milan and Inter will face off in the Euroderby, a match that will determine which team will secure a spot in the Champions League final. The game will take place at San Siro, which is sold out for the occasion. This will be the third derby of the season, with Inter having won two and Milan one. Both teams are fighting for a place in the top four of Serie A, which would secure them a spot in the Champions League.

Milan comes into the match with an impressive unbeaten run, having not lost since March 18. However, they have been held to several draws in their last nine games, having won four and drawn five. Their most recent victory was a 2-0 win over Lazio last Saturday. Inter, on the other hand, have won all of their last five games, including a 2-0 victory over Roma, a 6-0 win over Verona, a 3-1 win over Lazio, a 1-0 win over Juventus in the Coppa Italia, and a 3-0 victory over Empoli.

The two teams have already faced each other three times this season, with Inter winning two matches (1-0 in the league and 3-0 in the Italian Super Cup) and Milan winning one (3-2 in the league). The second leg of this Euroderby will be played on Tuesday, May 16, and the winner will advance to the Champions League final, where they will face the winner of the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City in Istanbul.

  • Four of the last five derbies have finished with at least one team without goals.
  • Inter have conceded just one goal in their last five games.
  • For Milan, there are two clean sheets in the last four for Maignan.
  • The Rossoneri have only conceded one goal in their last six games in the Champions League.
  • The match has already been played twice in 2023, and Milan have never scored against Inter.

Juventus vs Sevilla | Europa League

11/05/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-0

Juventus will be playing against Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League at Allianz Stadium. The Bianconeri have won their last two games, breaking their negative streak in a tough month of April. They defeated Lecce and secured a crucial 2-0 win over Atalanta to qualify for the Champions League.

Sevilla is historically the favorite in the Europa League, and they are in good form, with five wins in their last six games. They beat Espanyol 3-2 in the last round, and the Europa League final could potentially save their season. Roma and Leverkusen will face off in the other semifinal, with the possibility of an all-Italian final.

In the quarterfinals, Juventus eliminated Sporting, while Sevilla got the better of Manchester United. Allegri will be without De Sciglio, who suffered a season-ending injury, but Kean is expected to return. Vlahovic and Di Maria will likely start in attack, with Locatelli in midfield and Cuadrado and Kostic on the wings. Bremer is back in defense with Danilo.

Sevilla should not be underestimated, as they have experienced players like Jesus Navas and Telles in defense, Rakitic in midfield, and Suso in attack. En-Nesyri is their offensive reference, with Lamela and Ocampos as attacking midfielders.

  • In the 5 direct clashes between the two teams, 3 victories for Juve, a draw, and 1 success for Sevilla.
  • Sevilla have not lost any of their last 4 away games.
  • Five victories in the last 6 matches for Mendilibar.
  • Allegri has two victories in the last 6 matches.

Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen | Europa League

11/05/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-1

On Thursday, May 11, 2023, Roma will face Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico. José Mourinho’s Roma team, which defeated Feyenoord in the previous round, has not been in good form in the league recently, having lost their last match against Inter Milan by a score of 0-2 at home. After defeating Belgian team Union Saint-Gilloise in the previous round, Bayer Leverkusen under the direction of Spanish coach Xabi Alonso advanced to the semi-finals. They had been on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions until their recent loss to Cologne in the league by a score of 1-2 at home.

Roma enters this crucial match without a victory in 90 minutes of play in their last five games, having won only one of their last six matches in the league and cups. In contrast, Bayer Leverkusen has scored in 14 of their last 15 games in all competitions, with an impressive unbeaten run of 9 away matches, including 6 wins.

  • There have been four previous matches between these two teams, with 1 win for each side and 2 draws.
  • In the previous 4 both teams scored, and over 2.5 occurred on 3 occasions.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in 9 consecutive away games in all competitions.
  • Roma have remained unbeaten in 9 of their last 11 home games between the championship and the cups.
  • Roma were unbeaten at home against Bayer Leverkusen with a 3-2 win and a 1-1 draw.

West Ham United vs AZ | Conference League

11/05/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-1

West Ham United and AZ Alkmaar will face each other at the London Stadium in the first leg of the Europa Conference League semi-finals. West Ham, led by Scottish coach David Moyes, managed to knock out Gent in the previous round, but their focus may be split as they battle for Premier League survival, currently sitting 15th in the standings. However, their last match saw them secure a valuable 1-0 home victory over Manchester United. Meanwhile, AZ Alkmaar, under the guidance of coach Pascal Jansen, are in a much stronger position in the standings, currently sitting fourth, just two points behind Ajax who they held to a 0-0 draw in their last match. In the Conference League, they defeated Anderlecht in the previous round.

  • There is no history between the sides, but West Ham have won both of their home games against Dutch clubs in the past.
  • AZ have already played 6 times in England and have always lost in each of the direct matches.
  • At home, West Ham have scored in their last 11 competitive games.AZ have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 official matches.
  • West Ham United have found the goal in the first half of the game in all of their last 8 home games.

Fiorentina vs FC Basel | Conference League

11/05/2023 20:00

Prediction: 3-1

On Thursday, May 11, Fiorentina will take on Basel in the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals at Artemio Franchi. Fiorentina managed to progress through the group stage and eliminate Braga, Sivasspor, and Lech, while Basel defeated Trabzonspor, Slovan Bratislava, and Nice. The second leg will be played on Thursday, May 18, and the winner will face either Az Alkmaar or West Ham in the final on Wednesday, June 7, at the Eden Arena stadium in Prague.

Fiorentina’s recent form has been less impressive than their winning streak between February and April, having lost 1-0 to Napoli in their last match and drawing 3-3 with Salernitana before winning 5-0 against Sampdoria. Basel also had its ups and downs; after losing to Lucerne 2-0, they had victories over Winterthur and Sion before losing to Zurich at home.

  • Basel’s Over 2.5 is four in their last five away games.
  • Fiorentina in the Conference League is back from five Over 2.5 in the last six games.
  • Both of the previous meetings between the two teams ended with at least three goals on the final scoreboard.
  • The Viola have scored eight goals in their last three games.
  • Basel have scored at least one goal in seven of their last eight away games this season.