Predictions 17 – 20.05.2024

Arsenal vs Everton | Premier League

19/05/2024 16:00

Prediction: 2-1

This season, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal once again risks finishing behind Manchester City in the Premier League, despite leading for much of the campaign. Manchester City reclaimed the top spot with a victory over Tottenham on Tuesday, May 14th, during the 34th matchday. With only 90 minutes remaining in the season, Arsenal must secure a victory at home against Everton. Even then, it may not be enough if City win their home match against West Ham United. Nonetheless, the Gunners will fight to the end, buoyed by their recent form, which includes a 1-0 win at Manchester United.

Sean Dyche’s Everton, having ensured their safety in the league, are coming off a narrow 1-0 victory over already relegated Sheffield United. The match at the Emirates Stadium is scheduled on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

  • Arsenal have won their last 5 league games.
  • Arsenal have won 15 of their last 17 league games.
  • Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 league games.
  • Arsenal defeated Everton without conceding a goal in their last two head-to-head matches.
  • In the last 5 league matches, Arsenal led at halftime and went on to win the game.

This final fixture will see Arsenal aiming to maintain their winning streak and hoping for a slip from Manchester City to claim the Premier League title.

Manchester City vs West Ham United | Premier League

19/05/2024 16:00

Prediction: 3-1

Manchester City is just one-step away from securing their tenth Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s team needs only to beat West Ham United in their final match on Sunday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium to confirm themselves as champions of England. They currently hold a two-point lead over Arsenal with just 90 minutes remaining in the season. City overcame their toughest recent challenge by winning their midweek away match at Tottenham 2-0, courtesy of Erling Haaland’s brace.

A victory against West Ham will wrap up the league title for City, who will then turn their focus to the FA Cup final against Manchester United. West Ham, on the other hand, have little left to play for as they are guaranteed to finish in ninth place, outside of the European qualification zone. The Hammers had a decent season, reaching the quarterfinals of the Europa League, but their form dipped towards the end of the campaign. Despite coming off a 3-1 victory over Luton, David Moyes’ side knows they face a tough task in a match that will decide the fate of the Premier League title.

  • Manchester City were ahead at half-time in their last 3 home matches in the Premier League.
  • Guardiola’s team needs to win for the title and will aim to secure the game early.
  • West Ham have lost 5 of their last 6 away games, trailing at half-time in their last 2.
  • City have won 4 of the last 5 head-to-head matches against West Ham.

City will be eager to close out the season with a victory and celebrate another Premier League triumph in front of their home fans.

Villarreal vs Real Madrid | La Liga

19/05/2024 18:00

Prediction: 1-2

Villarreal have had a season marked by their prolific scoring and leaky defense, netting and conceding 60 goals in La Liga. Despite this, European football next term is still within reach, but they may need to win both of their remaining league fixtures.

As they gear up to take on champions Real Madrid, the Yellow Submarine face a daunting challenge. Villarreal have an unenviable record against top sides this term, losing all six home fixtures against teams starting the round above them, each time conceding at least twice. However, there is some encouragement as they have only lost one of their last nine home league fixtures.

Real Madrid, despite having already secured the title, showed no signs of complacency with a 5-0 thrashing of Alavés before lifting the trophy on Tuesday. This victory marked their third successive win ‘to nil,’ with each win featuring at least three goals. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely rotating his squad to keep players fresh for the upcoming Champions League final, ensuring plenty of motivation for Los Blancos to perform.

  • Villarreal need to win both remaining league fixtures to secure European football.
  • Villarreal have lost all six home fixtures against top teams, conceding at least twice in each.
  • Real Madrid have won their last three matches ‘to nil,’ scoring at least three times in each.