Predictions 09 – 14.01.2024

Lazio vs Roma | Coppa Italia

10/01/2024 17:00

Prediction: 1-1

Lazio hosts AS Roma in a Coppa Italia quarterfinal at the Olympic Stadium, setting up a thrilling Rome derby. Both teams have had varied results recently. Lazio won their third straight match away against Udinese 2-1. They have only lost once in 12 matches and won eight in 10 at home this season. This form and their unbeaten streak in the last three Roma matches give Lazio confidence going into this match. Except for their last two home matches, Lazio had kept seven clean sheets in their last 10 home games and five in their last six Coppa Italia outings.

Roma’s defense is weak. They have had two clean sheets in their previous 10 matches and have lost two of their last five games without scoring. Roma has lost their past two away matches and won only two of their last 10 on the road, despite a 1-1 tie with Atalanta in the Serie A. Roma has only won one of five matches against Lazio and has gone without a goal in three. They last scored in 2022’s 3-0 triumph. Coppa Italia road encounters have been difficult for Roma, losing five of six.

This quarterfinal encounter features both clubs’ strengths and weaknesses, making it a must-see for Coppa Italia triumph.

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid | Supercopa

10/01/2024 19:00

Prediction: 1-0

In the first of the Spanish Super Cup’s two semi-final clashes, a Madrid derby is set to unfold as Atletico and Real Madrid face off in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The victor of this match will progress to the final, where they’ll meet either defending champions Barcelona or Osasuna. Real Madrid, boasting 12 Super Cup titles, is in pursuit of their eternal rivals, Barcelona, who lead the historical records with 14 titles. Meanwhile, Atletico aims for their third triumph in this competition, the first since their 2014 victory.

Real Madrid enters this Super Cup semi-final in impressive form, appearing as the team to beat in the division. With a flawless 100% winning record in the Champions League group stage and a 15-3-1 record in La Liga, they are currently tied on points atop the table with Girona. The team is on a 19-match unbeaten streak across all competitions, featuring 16 wins and three draws. A recent 3-1 away win against lower-division Arandina in the Copa del Rey extends their winning streak to five consecutive matches. Real Madrid has scored 27 goals and conceded just eight in their last 10 fixtures, showcasing their offensive prowess and defensive solidity.

In contrast, Atletico Madrid, although battling for a top-four spot in La Liga, hasn’t matched the highs of their city rivals. Sitting fifth and level on points with fourth-place Athletic Club, they secured only their second victory in the last five matches with a Copa del Rey win on the weekend. Known for defensive tenacity under Diego Simeone, Atletico has adopted a more forward-thinking approach this season, resulting in an increase in defensive vulnerability, conceding 10 goals in their last five matches.

Real Madrid is expected to have a more rested squad, with fewer of their first-choice starting 11 involved in the Copa del Rey match four days prior. The team’s formidable record, including a 16-3-0 run in their last 19 competitive fixtures with only one defeat this season, highlights their current dominance. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid has only two wins in their last five games, one of which was against a lower-division side. With just a single clean sheet in their last five matches and conceding 10 goals during that stretch, Atletico faces a formidable challenge against a Real Madrid side that has amassed a significant +38 goal differential in the league and Champions League, scoring 56 goals and conceding 18 in 25 games.