Predictions 11 – 13.05.2024

Fulham vs Manchester City | Premier League

11/05/2024 12:30

Prediction: 1-2

On the 37th matchday of the 2023/2024 Premier League season, Manchester City, potentially vying for the top spot, will visit Fulham at Craven Cottage in London. The match is scheduled for kickoff on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Portuguese manager Marcos Silva’s Fulham, already secure from relegation for several days, currently sits in 13th place with 44 points. They are coming off two consecutive draws: a 1-1 draw at home against Crystal Palace and a goalless draw away at Brentford.

Spanish manager Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are chasing their fourth consecutive Premier League title and are in superb form, having won their last six games, including a convincing 5-1 victory in the previous round against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Manchester City have won their last 15 consecutive meetings against Fulham in all competitions.
  • Manchester City have won their last six league games in a row.
  • Manchester City have won their last six consecutive Premier League games by at least two goals.
  • In their last four Premier League matches, Manchester City have ended the first half ahead and then won the match.
  • Manchester City have scored at least three goals in five of their last six league games.

Manchester United vs Arsenal | Premier League

12/05/2024 16:30

Prediction: 1-3

Manchester United’s disappointing season under Erik ten Hag took another hit on Monday night with a 4-0 thrashing by Crystal Palace – one of the heaviest defeats during the Dutchman’s tenure. Despite downplaying concerns about his future, Ten Hag acknowledged that his team is underperforming, with United heading for their lowest Premier League finish in history (eighth place).

Their 13 league defeats this season mark their highest total since 1989/90. However, United did manage to win the FA Cup that season, raising questions about Ten Hag’s future extending to the final at Wembley later this month, which could hinge on avoiding another embarrassing loss against old rivals Arsenal. Yet, a home victory for United might hand the title to Manchester City, creating a dilemma for the Old Trafford faithful.

Arsenal, on the other hand, make the trip north to Manchester as strong favorites, having enjoyed a stellar campaign under Mikel Arteta. Following a defeat to Aston Villa, the Gunners won four consecutive league matches, with three accompanied by clean sheets, keeping the pressure on defending champions Manchester City.

Despite Arsenal’s one-point lead going into the round, their fate remains uncertain, and their record at Old Trafford suggests a tough challenge ahead. Arsenal have won just one of their last 16 Premier League visits to Old Trafford since September 2006. However, their ability to score in each of the last nine encounters suggests they won’t go down without a fight.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool | Premier League

13/05/2024 20:00

Prediction: 1-3

After their Europa Conference League disappointment against Olympiacos, Aston Villa aims to secure Champions League football for next season by facing Liverpool. The mood at Villa Park might be celebratory if Tottenham fail to win against Burnley before the match.

Unai Emery’s side suffered a setback with a 1-0 loss to Brighton in their last league outing, risking back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time this season. However, their home advantage could alleviate some pressure, as Aston Villa remains unbeaten in their last home Premier League games of the season since returning to the top flight in 2019/20.

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be determined to break Villa’s streak in his last away game with the club. Klopp has won nine out of his 11 managerial meetings against Aston Villa. Liverpool’s dominance over Villa extends beyond Klopp’s tenure, especially away from home, as they have secured 16 Premier League away wins against Villa, the most against any team in the competition.

Liverpool has also shown dominance as the Premier League season draws to a close, going unbeaten in May for six years, spanning 18 games. Despite having no notable objectives left, Liverpool will be eager to maintain their impressive run as Klopp concludes his final season with the club.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad | La Liga

13/05/2024 20:00

Prediction: 1-0

Barcelona suffered a setback in the Catalan derby against Girona, falling to a 4-2 loss despite taking the lead twice in the first half. This defeat marks their third loss in four matches across all competitions (with just one win). Xavi’s team now has four games left to secure a second-place finish in La Liga, which would not only earn them a place in next season’s Spanish Super Cup but also help address their ongoing financial issues.

Playing at their temporary home, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, could provide a boost, as Barcelona has won five of their last six league matches there, with just one draw. Facing European-chasing Real Sociedad might not be daunting either, considering Barcelona has lost only once in their last 15 top-flight meetings against them, with 12 wins and 2 draws.

Real Sociedad currently occupies sixth place, with pressure from Real Betis just behind them. They have lost just once in their last seven matches, with four wins and two draws. Sociedad’s defensive solidity has been key, with only Real Madrid conceding fewer goals than them in the league this season.

Their away form has also improved, with three wins in their last five trips, along with one draw and one loss. Sociedad will aim to secure back-to-back top-flight victories on the road against Barcelona for the first time, following their historic 2-1 win last season, which ended a streak of 24 consecutive away losses in La Liga matches. They’ll be hoping to create another memorable moment in their encounter with Barcelona.