Predictions 23-27.09.2023

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest | Premier League

23/09/2023 15:00

Prediction: 2-1

Manchester City continues their quest to maintain a perfect start to the new Premier League season. They currently sit atop the table and seek to secure another three points when they host Nottingham Forest, who are in eighth place. Manchester City boasts a two-point lead at the summit and is eight points ahead of their upcoming opponents. Nottingham Forest narrowly avoided relegation last season but has made a solid start to the new campaign, earning seven points from their first five games. However, they likely view this fixture as a tough challenge early in the season.

Manchester City has won both of their matches this week, although they faced difficulties in both. They fell behind against both West Ham United and Red Star Belgrade but managed to recover and secure victories. This marks seven consecutive wins in league and cup competitions for City, one of which was via a penalty shootout in the European Super Cup. The team’s attack has been prolific, scoring 14 goals in their five Premier League matches. Erling Haaland is poised for another prolific scoring season, having already notched seven league goals. Their defense has also held firm, conceding only three goals, indicating that they are set for another dominant season despite dealing with a growing list of injuries. City’s home form has been impressive, with 12 consecutive Premier League wins at the Etihad Stadium. In three of their five league victories this season, they were ahead at both halftime and full-time. In the 2022/23 season, City led at halftime and full-time in 12 of their home Premier League games and 19 matches in total.

Nottingham Forest has made a steady start to the new season. It could have been even better if they had held on to their quick 2-0 lead at Old Trafford. However, they ultimately lost that game 3-2, marking their second away defeat of the season after falling to Arsenal. Nevertheless, they secured a 1-0 victory at Chelsea, which was only their second away win in the Premier League since returning to the top flight last season. On Monday, they came from behind to secure a home draw with Burnley. While they suffered a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last season, they did manage to hold City to a 1-1 draw at the City Ground.

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo | La Liga

23/09/2023 17:30

Prediction: 2-1

Barcelona is set to face Celta Vigo in the next round of La Liga, with the match scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. Barcelona is currently two points behind league leaders Real Madrid, who have a perfect record after five matches. The team has temporarily moved away from Camp Nou due to renovations. Xavi’s Blaugrana is coming off two consecutive 5-0 victories at home, one in the league against Real Betis and the other in the Champions League against Antwerp.

On the other hand, Celta Vigo arrives in Catalonia nine points behind Barcelona, having lost 0-1 against Mallorca in their previous match.

  • Barcelona has won their last five matches played this season in La Liga and the Champions League.
  • Barcelona has scored at least two goals in each of their last five matches this season between La Liga and the Champions League.
  • In Barcelona’s last five matches of the season between La Liga and the Champions League, there have been over 2.5 goals in five of them.
  • Barcelona has remained unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 matches against Celta Vigo.

Liverpool vs West Ham United | Premier League

24/09/2023 14:00

Prediction: 3-0

On Sunday, Liverpool will host West Ham at Anfield for the 6th day of the Premier League. Liverpool is in excellent form at the start of the season, having won their last four league matches and their Europa League debut. They currently sit in 3rd place in the Premier League standings. West Ham has also had a strong start to the season, trailing Liverpool by only three points. They too made their Europa League debut this week. However, facing Liverpool at Anfield will be a significant challenge.

Liverpool began the season with a draw against Chelsea (1-1) and has since put together a string of victories. Notable wins include matches against Newcastle United (1-2) and Aston Villa (3-0). Liverpool’s recent form has propelled them into the top three of the Premier League. They continued their winning ways with a 1-3 victory over LASK Linz in the Europa League.

West Ham, on the other hand, recently suffered a defeat to Manchester City (1-3) in the Premier League. Despite that loss, they have collected 10 points from their first five league matches. The Hammers also won their Europa League match against TSC Backa Topola (3-1). However, facing Liverpool is a different challenge altogether, especially at Anfield, where West Ham has lost in their last six visits.

Considering Liverpool’s recent form and strong home record, they are likely the favorites going into this match. West Ham will need to produce an impressive performance to secure a positive result against the Reds.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur | Premier League

24/09/2023 14:00

Prediction: 3-0

It’s indeed a highly anticipated match in the 6th round of the Premier League as Arsenal and Tottenham face off in the North London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Both teams have started the season strongly, with Arsenal in 4th place and Tottenham in 2nd, each with 13 points from their first 5 matches. This derby is an opportunity for both clubs to make a significant statement in the league.

Arsenal has shown excellent form, winning 4 out of their first 5 league games and drawing 2-2 against Fulham. They also secured a convincing 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, which will boost their confidence going into this derby.

Tottenham, not playing in European competition this season, can focus entirely on the Premier League. They have also won 4 out of their first 5 league matches, setting up an exciting showdown with their North London rivals.

The stakes are high in this derby, as a victory for either team would mean surpassing their rival in the league standings. Tottenham will be making their first significant away trip of the season, adding another layer of intrigue to this highly competitive matchup.

Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid | La Liga

24/09/2023 20:00

Prediction: 1-1

Atletico Madrid’s performance this season has been inconsistent, with only two wins in their first five matches. They began the season with a 3-1 victory over Granada, but in their next match, they resulted a 0-0 draw against Real Betis, managing only five attempts on goal.

In the third round of fixtures, Atletico faced Rayo Vallecano and secured an emphatic 7-0 win, with four of those goals coming in the final 20 minutes, all from substitute players. However, in their most recent La Liga match, they suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Valencia. In the UEFA Champions League, Atletico faced Lazio and put on a disciplined performance, holding a 1-0 lead until added time. Unfortunately, a late header from Lazio’s goalkeeper in the 95th minute resulted in a 1-1 draw.

On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid has had a strong start to the season, winning their first five La Liga fixtures. Jude Bellingham has been in excellent form, scoring five league goals already and adding to his tally in the midweek match. Real Madrid’s recent victories in both the league and Europe have all been by one-goal margins, indicating their struggle to score freely since the departure of Karim Benzema.

They began the season with a 2-0 win against Athletic Bilbao, followed by a 3-1 victory over Almeria. A late goal from Bellingham secured a 1-0 win against Celta Vigo, and he repeated the feat with a 95th-minute goal in a 2-1 home win over Getafe. After a 2-1 home win against Real Sociedad, they faced Union Berlin in the Champions League, where Bellingham once again came to the rescue with a late goal.