Predictions 18-21.04.2023

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Napoli vs AC Milan | Champions League

18/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-1

On Tuesday, January 18, at the Maradona stadium, Napoli and Milan will face off again for the return match of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In the first leg, the match ended 1-0 for the Rossoneri thanks to Bennacer’s goal in the first half, but the confrontation was balanced with a flying start from the Azzurri and the prompt response, even with a hit by the crossbar, from the team of Pioli, saved in the final by a great intervention by Maignan. Napoli-Milan also played in the league at the beginning of the month, with the visitors’ score being 4-0. To qualify, the Campania players are forced to win with at least a two-goal difference, while a draw is enough for the Lombards. Whoever goes through to the semifinals will face one of Inter or Benfica.

Napoli is in decline, and Spalletti’s team, which is ever closer to winning the Scudetto for the third time in its history, seemed decidedly far from the amazing one admired until the end of March. On the last day of the championship, he drew with Verona, third from bottom in the standings, not the response he expected after the two knockouts with Milan. In the last four, the only success has been that of Lecce (2-1).

Milan are doing better, unbeaten in four games in a row; they won two with the Azzurri and drew with Bologna and Empoli, results that kept Pioli’s team in fourth place in Serie A, the last one valid for the qualification for the next Champions League.

  • Napoli have lost or drawn three of their last four games played.
  • For Milan, there are four consecutive matches without defeat before this match.
  • For Napoli, there are two defeats and a draw in their last five home games.
  • Milan have won all three of their last matches at Maradona: 4-0, 1-0, and 3-1.
  • The Rossoneri away from San Siro have collected two draws, one victory, and one defeat in the last four

Chelsea vs Real Madrid | Champions League

18/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 1-1

It’s time for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. On Tuesday, April 18, Chelsea and Real Madrid will compete again, with the first leg ending 2-0 for the merengues. The Blues, in the midst of the crisis, therefore go hunting for a real feat; in fact, to pass the round, they must win with a three-goal difference against the reigning European champions. All is well for Ancelotti’s team, which has one foot in the semifinals, where they will face the winner of Bayern Munich and Manchester City. The hunt for the fifteenth European title in history for Los Blancos is getting more and more alive.

Chelsea come to the challenge in the umpteenth bad period of a season to forget with the blues, who are in mid-table with no more goals in the league and are close to elimination from the Champions League. Lampard’s arrival hasn’t changed Potter’s trend; they’ve lost three straight games to Brighton, Wolves, and Real Madrid, and victory is still six games away.

Real Madrid’s period was better than after beating England team and repeated it with a 2-0 league win against Cadiz, Ancelotti won four of his last five games, including the 4-0 in the Clasico with Barcelona at the Camp Nou, in half came the knockout with Villarreal.

  • Chelsea have lost all three of their last games in a row.
  • The Blues won their last match on March 11, going six games without a hit with 4 defeats and two draws.
  • At home, the Londoners have lost two of their last three games and have not won in four.
  • Real enters the challenge with four victories in their last five games.
  • Ancelotti’s away wins are two in a row and four in his last six games.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City | Champions League

19/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-2

A difficult, if not almost impossible, feat for Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich, who are called to overturn at home the 3-0 score with which they were defeated by Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal. Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and Erling Haaland scored for Pep Guardiola’s team a week ago. The Allianz Arena match will be played on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Bayern arrive after a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga against Hoffenheim, while Manchester City won 3-1 against Leicester City in the Premier League. The balance of the direct clashes tells us that Bayern have won 3 precedents against 0 draws and 4 successes for City.

In the last 6 games played in all competitions, Bayern Munich have won only twice against 1 draw and 3 defeats. It won’t be easy to overcome Manchester City, who put their foot on the accelerator this season finale and boast a streak of 10 wins in a row, the last 6 of which had at least 3 goals.

  • Manchester City have won their last 10 matches in all competitions.
  • Manchester City have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 6 games in all competitions.
  • Over 2.5 goals have occurred in 8 of Manchester City’s last 10 official matches
  • In 7 of Bayern Munich’s last 9 games, the opposing team has scored.
  • Over 2.5 occurred in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head matches.

Inter Milan vs Benfica | Champions League

19/04/2023 20:00

Prediction: 2-1

Inter face Benfica at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. The match is played on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Simone Inzaghi’s Nerazzurri, in the midst of a crisis in the league with 4 defeats and 1 draw in the last 5 days, start with a two-goal lead in the big-eared cup, the result of a 0-2 draw with which they closed the first leg at Da Luz. Even the Eagles, coached by the German Roger Schmidt, are not going through a particularly happy moment of the season, and in the last 3 games between the championship and the cup, they have suffered as many defeats. Even the overall precedents are in favor of Inter, who have never lost when they faced Benfica in the cup.

If we exclude the victory in the first leg, which is the one that counts most in the competition, Inter are not having a very happy period overall. Just think that since March 10, there have been 3 draws and 4 defeats in the other 7 games played. Benfica, on the other hand, had eight straight wins between the league and cups before running into 3 knockouts in a row.

  • In previous cup matches between Inter and Benfica, there have been 3 wins for Inter and 1 draw.
  • Under 2.5 has always occurred in Inter’s last 7 matches in all competitions.
  • In the last 3 home games, Inter have always conceded the first goal of the match.
  • At home, Inter have lost their last three games 0-1. All played in the league.
  • Benfica is back after 3 defeats in a row in the league and the Champions League.