Predictions 11-14.08.2023

Burnley vs Manchester City | Premier League

11/08/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-1

The opening match of the 2023-2024 Premier League season will feature Burnley against Manchester City on Friday, August 11th, at 9 pm. As the host team, Burnley enters the top flight after their promotion from the Championship. During the summer transfer window, their focus was on bolstering their offensive prowess. Notably, they secured the signatures of Weghorst, a former Manchester United player, and Amdouni from Basel. Their pre-season preparations included participation in four friendly matches. They claimed victory against Benfica, drew once, and suffered two losses.

On the other hand, Guardiola’s Manchester City is resolute in maintaining their reign as the kings of English football. Having clinched the previous three Premier League titles consecutively and five out of the last six, City’s ambitions are high. Their season opener aims to rebound from the disappointment of a penalty shootout loss against Arsenal in the Community Shield, an encounter they were leading until the 100th minute when Trossard leveled the score, leading to their shootout defeat.

  • Historically, these teams have crossed paths 11 times over the past five years, with Manchester City emerging victorious on every occasion without conceding a single goal.
  • In their most recent eight competitive matches, City’s defense was breached in only three instances.
  • Manchester City has concluded three consecutive seasons with the best defensive record in the league.
  • Guardiola’s side has also secured victories in 10 out of their last 14 official matches.

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest | Premier League

12/08/2023 12:30

Prediction: 2-1

This upcoming Saturday, Arsenal takes to the field once again to clash with Nottingham Forest in the opening fixture of the Premier League season. The Gunners recently clinched the Community Shield in a thrilling penalty shootout triumph over Manchester City. As the Premier League unfolds, their aspirations are set on claiming the domestic championship. Their determination is fortified by their commendable second-place finish in the previous season, further bolstered by the acquisitions of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber. Notably, a substantial investment of £230 million was committed to securing these three promising talents.

Arsenal’s campaign commences against Nottingham Forest, a team keen on enhancing their attacking prowess through shrewd moves in the transfer market. The signings of Wood and Elanga underline their focus on bolstering their attacking capabilities. Additionally, the inclusion of Singo, who hails from Torino, adds depth to their offensive arsenal. Nonetheless, Nottingham Forest’s preparation for the upcoming season has been marred by inconsistency, as reflected by five defeats, one draw, and only two victories in their seven friendly matches.

  • Nottingham Forest have not scored a single goal in their last four friendlies
  • All the last four precedents have finished with No Goal
  • Arsenal have won six of their last eight Premier League games at home
  • All of Arsenal’s last four games in the last Premier League have ended in No Goals

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid | La Liga

12/08/2023 20:30

Prediction: 0-1

The San Mamés stadium in Bilbao sets the stage for the commencement of the new season, marking the beginning of the journey for both Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid.. Athletic Bilbao adheres to its traditionalist ethos by maintaining the same squad as the preceding season.

On the flip side, Real Madrid has opened its doors to three exceptionally promising young players. Although these talents brim with immense potential, the seamless integration of these individuals into the team remains a pivotal consideration. It’s unfortunate that Güler is currently sidelined due to injury. Bellingham emerges as a standout player, possessing the readiness to contribute significantly. Additionally, Endrick is poised to carve out his own niche within the squad.

The terrain of Bilbao’s San Mamés stadium has long been synonymous with a challenging battleground, a notion compounded by Real Madrid’s struggles during the pre-season. These difficulties have not escaped critique, highlighting areas that require improvement. Yet, throughout decades of history, Real Madrid has established and upheld elevated standards, setting an enduring benchmark for performance.

  • Real Madrid had a disappointing pre-season, losing 3-0 to Barcelona and 3-1 to Juventus.
  • Real Madrid must include two extremely talented but very young players in the 11: Bellingham, Endrick, and Güler, the latter currently injured.
  • Athletic haven’t made any major changes since last season.
  • Athletic finished eighth last season.

Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig | DFL-Supercup

12/08/2023 19:45

Prediction: 2-1

The Allianz Arena sets the stage for the highly anticipated German Super Cup final clash between Bayern Munich and Leipzig. Fresh off their exhilarating triumph in the German championship last season, Bayern Munich is driven to ignite the new campaign by securing another coveted trophy. Under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, the team has undergone meticulous preparation, encountering only one defeat in four games (a 1-2 loss to Manchester City). Their recent victories against Liverpool (4-3) and Monaco (4-2) stand as a testament to their state of readiness for the forthcoming 2023-2024 season.

On the opposing side, Leipzig has emerged as a formidable contender during their August preparations. Guided by the leadership of Marco Rose, the team remarkably amassed a tally of 16 goals in three friendly matches. As reigning champions of the German Cup from the previous season, Leipzig aims to secure a psychological advantage over their adversary by securing victory in this face-off. Despite narrowly missing outperforming Bayern in the league standings, Leipzig managed to clinch the third position.

  • Bayern Munich have scored 8 goals in their last 2 appearances.
  • Bayern Munich finished with the best attack last season in the league with a total of 92 goals scored in 34 matchdays, an average of 2.7 goals per game.
  • Leipzig have won just one of their last 10 encounters with Bayern Munich.

Chelsea vs Liverpool | Premier League

13/08/2023 16:30

Prediction: 2-2

Chelsea and Liverpool are set to face off in a significant match as part of the 1st round of the Premier League on August 13. The game will take place at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, which serves as the home ground for the Blues.

Chelsea enters this fixture following a disappointing 12th-place finish in the previous season, falling far short of the club’s expectations and failing to secure a spot in any European competitions. Despite this, their performance in pre-season friendly matches has been noteworthy. The Blues remained unbeaten in the 5 games they participated in, securing victories against Fulham, Brighton, and Wrexham, while also drawing against Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle. Driven by their disappointment from the previous season, Chelsea embarked on a significant overhaul of their squad, making notable signings such as French striker Christopher Nkunku, French defender Axel Disasi, Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson, French midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu, Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sánchez, and Brazilian striker Ângelo. The team also saw the departure of key players like Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

On the other hand, Liverpool comes into this match after securing a 5th-place finish in the previous season, a result that fell below the club’s usual standards and resulted in their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The Reds experienced an inconsistent season marked by both highs and lows. In their pre-season friendly matches, Liverpool secured victories in 3 out of 5 games, defeating Karlsruhe, Leicester, and Darmstadt. They also faced a draw against Furth and a defeat against Bayern Munich. Notably, Liverpool’s friendlies were characterized by a significant number of goals scored and conceded.

In terms of the transfer market, Liverpool bid farewell to significant players and recent club icons, including Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino, English midfielder Jordan Henderson, and versatile player James Milner. While Liverpool’s activity in the transfer market was relatively measured, they managed to secure crucial additions in the form of Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai and Argentine midfielder Alexis MacAllister.

When it comes to their direct encounters, Liverpool has managed to remain undefeated against Chelsea in their last 6 meetings. An intriguing detail is that the previous 4 matches between the two teams concluded in goalless draws.

  • Chelsea have not lost in 7 games, including pre-season friendlies.
  • Liverpool’s last 6 games ended with over 2.5 goals.
  • Liverpool have not lost to Chelsea in 6 matches.
  • The last 4 clashes between both teams ended in a 0-0 draw.7 of the last 8 meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool ended with under 2.5 goals.

Getafe vs Barcelona | La Liga

13/08/2023 20:30

Prediction: 1-3

Getafe, a consistent participant in La Liga since the 2017-18 season, is resolute in their ambition to maintain their established position. Having scored a mere 34 goals across 38 matches last season, Getafe’s encounter with Barcelona on their home turf concluded in a goalless draw. Similarly, they narrowly succumbed 1-0 at the Camp Nou. These outcomes hint at the potential for a continuation of a similar playing style in the forthcoming season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s defensive prowess was evident as they conceded a mere 20 goals in the previous season, with none conceded against Getafe. Their aspirations extend beyond domestic success, encompassing international achievements. Barcelona’s squad has undergone enhancements, notably the acquisition of Ilkay Gündogan. Renowned for his influential contributions during seven years at Manchester City and his prior five-year tenure at Borussia Dortmund, Gündogan’s presence is anticipated to make a considerable impact. Consequently, Barcelona appears well positioned to uphold the high standards they established in the preceding year.

Adding to the positive outlook, Barcelona’s recent form has been promising, with victories in their last three friendly matches against Tottenham, Milan, and Real Madrid, following a single defeat to Arsenal.

  • Getafe closed the last tournament with the third-lowest attack in the championship and an average goal conceded of just over 1.
  • Barcelona have only conceded 20 goals in the last Liga.
  • Barcelona are the reigning champions.
  • On the last two occasions in Getafe, it ended 0-0.