Predictions 18-20.02.2023

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Newcastle United vs Liverpool | Premier League

18/02/2023 19:30

Prediction: 2-1

On Saturday, February 18, in the Premier League, perhaps the biggest surprise of the league, Newcastle, and one of the most important disappointments, Liverpool, will challenge each other. The Magpies are fourth in the standings with 41 points, two more than Tottenham but with one match to recover, and are aiming straight towards qualifying for the next Champions League. Newcastle will field their best team, while the situation at Liverpool, which is ninth in the standings with 32 points, could see a large turnover in view of the Champions League super match with Real Madrid.

Newcastle have three draws in a row against Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Bournemouth and have only lost once in the league, in the first leg against Liverpool. The Reds returned to success with Everton after four games without a win in a row in the Premier League.

  • Newcastle are the only team still unbeaten at home, together with Arsenal, and in total in the Premier League they have won 6 out of 11 home games.
  • Liverpool have picked up just eight points from ten league games, six defeats in all.
  • The Reds have lost four of their last five away games, and in the Premier League there have been three knockouts in a row.
  • The Magpies have won nine of their last eleven home games.

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City | Premier League

18/02/2023 15:00

Prediction: 1-2

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, Nottingham Forest will play at their own City Ground in round 24 of the Premier League against the current leader, Manchester City. Nottingham Forest plays in the Premier League for the first time since the 1998–99 season and is in fourteenth place after 22 games played. Steve Cooper’s team started the season badly and was even at the bottom for a while. In the meantime, however, the team has managed to win a number of games and is therefore above the relegation line. The team lost one game last round. On a visit to Fulham, it eventually became 2-0 for the Londoners. It was the first loss after a series of five matches in which the team remained unbeaten (3 wins, 2 draws).

Manchester City has paid a visit to close attacker Arsenal, who is once again the Premier League leader. Pep Guardiola’s team has not yet reached the level of previous seasons this season, but has now taken the lead again. The hard-fought victory over Arsenal was also the first away game they won after losing the previous three in the Premier League and the League Cup. City is the most prolific team in the Premier League with 59 goals scored. Still, the question is whether the leak is over with the Citizens. The team is very changeable this season, and in duels that they would have won easily last season, that season is less clear.

  • Manchester City have won 1 of their last 3 PL matches.
  • Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 games.
  • Less than 2.5 goals have been scored in 6 of Nottingham Forest’s last 7 matches.
  • Manchester City was the team that opened the scoring in 4 of the last 5 matches.
  • More than 2.5 goals have been scored in 5 of Manchester City’s last 7 matches.

Manchester United vs Leicester City | Premier League

19/02/2023 18:00

Prediction: 2-1

After drawing 2-2 at Barcelona in the first leg of the Europa League play-offs with a goal from Marcus Rashford and an own goal, Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United plunges back into the championship atmosphere to continue the path towards a Champions League placement in the next season and the more utopian goal of winning the Premier League title. The 24th round match against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Old Trafford.

In the league, United are unbeaten in 3 games with 2 wins and 1 draw, and in their last meeting, they defeated Leeds United 0-2. Leicester City are 13th in the table with 6 points ahead of the relegation zone, and in their last match, they overwhelmed Antonio Conte’s Tottenham 4-1 at home thanks to goals from Nampalys Mendy, James Maddison, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Harvey Barnes.

  • At Old Trafford, Manchester United have gone unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 games against Leicester City.
  • In 6 of the last 7 Premier League games, Manchester United have scored at least 2 goals.
  • Manchester United have only lost 1 of their last 10 league games.
  • Leicester City’s last three league games have all gone over 2.5 goals.
  • Manchester United have won only 1 of their last 5 games against Leicester City.

Barcelona vs Cádiz | La Liga

19/02/2023 20:00

Prediction: 3-1

Barcelona, the La Liga leader, hosts Cádiz in the final game of the Sunday soccer day. The undisputed leader of the competition comes to this match after achieving a great and hard-fought victory against Villarreal, keeping Xavi Hernández’s team in first place with 56 points, far behind its main rival, Real Madrid. Thus, Barcelona has gone seventeen consecutive games without defeat, which means that the team has regained confidence and continues, with a great rhythm, towards the conquest of the league title.

Cádiz, as well as its rival, will visit the Camp Nou after achieving a victory against Girona at home by two goals to nil. This means that Sergio González’s men leave the relegation zone momentarily and are placed in sixteenth place with 22 points, just two above Valencia, the team that marks the red zone of the table. We will see what game the coach plans against a Barcelona team that, despite Dembélé’s loss, has one of the best offensive arsenals in Europe.

  • Barcelona is back after 6 consecutive victories in La Liga.8 of the Blaugrana’s last 9 league wins have been achieved by scoring no more than 2 goals.
  • Cadiz, Valladolid, and Almeria are the three teams in La Liga that score the fewest goals from the outside.
  • Barcelona have only conceded 1 goal at home this season.