Predictions 26 – 29.01.2024

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City | FA Cup

26/01/2024 20:00

This weekend in England, the spotlight is on the FA Cup round of 16, featuring highly anticipated matches, including the clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. Scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2024, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Both teams are returning after almost two weeks since their last league matches, with Spurs drawing 2-2 against Manchester United, and Manchester City securing a 3-2 victory at Newcastle United. Although the teams are separated by only 3 points in the standings, Manchester City has a game in hand.

Manchester City enters the fixture in excellent form, boasting an unbeaten streak of 9 matches in all competitions, with 8 victories. On the other hand, Ante Postecoglou’s Tottenham has seen success in 6 of their last 7 official matches, securing victory in 5 of them.

The first encounter between the two teams this season, held on December 3rd, concluded in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Manchester. Notably, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been a challenging ground for Manchester City in their recent head-to-head matches, where they have suffered defeats in the last 5 encounters and failed to score.

  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been a challenging venue for Manchester City, with the last 5 matches resulting in losses for City, and they haven’t managed to score.
  • The last 6 head-to-head matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have seen Under 2.5 goals.
  • Tottenham has scored in each of their 23 competitive matches this season.
  • Manchester City is on a 9-game unbeaten streak (8 wins and 1 draw), scoring 2 or more goals in each of these games.

Barcelona vs Villarreal | La Liga

27/01/2024 17:30

Prediction: 3-1

Barcelona is set to host Villarreal at the Estadio Olimpico for the twenty-second matchday of La Liga. Barcelona remains in the title fight, securing a crucial away victory against Betis with a scoreline of 2-4, featuring Ferran Torres as the standout performer with a hat-trick. The Blaugrana team has achieved three consecutive victories and boasts 8 wins out of 10 at home since the start of the championship. However, potential fatigue may be a factor due to their recent commitments in the Copa del Rey.

Villarreal, currently positioned 14th, aims to reverse a negative trend after facing setbacks in recent matches. The Yellow Submarine has collected just one point in encounters with Valencia, Las Palmas, and Mallorca, winning only one of its last seven league matches. Additionally, Villarreal has suffered four consecutive defeats in away games, including a cup loss against Unionistas. The team is also grappling with several injured players.

The memorable first-leg encounter saw Barcelona emerge victorious with a 3-4 scoreline.

  • Barcelona has conceded 7 goals in their last 3 official matches.
  • Villarreal’s defense is the second-worst in the league, having conceded 42 goals.
  • Barcelona boasts the third-best attack in La Liga, with 40 goals scored.

UD Las Palmas vs Real Madrid | La Liga

27/01/2024 15:15

Prediction: 0-2

In the 22nd round of La Liga, Real Madrid is set to visit Las Palmas at the Estadio de Gran Canaria, with the match scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Real Madrid is coming off a 3-2 comeback win over Almeria, a match that sparked discussions due to refereeing decisions favoring Carlo Ancelotti’s team. Despite the controversies, Los Blancos are in pursuit of the top spot, trailing Girona by just one point, though Girona has played one additional match. The formidable Real Madrid, boasting the best defense in La Liga with only 13 goals conceded, aims for their fifth consecutive win and eighth away victory. However, they will be without the defensive duo of Militao and Alaba.

Las Palmas, led by Garcia Pimienta, is a revelation in the championship, currently holding the eighth position with 31 points. The hosts, riding on the momentum of two consecutive victories against Villarreal and Rayo Vallecano, rely on the strength of their defense, the second-best in La Liga. The absence of the suspended Mexican defender Araujo will be a challenge for Las Palmas.

  • Real Madrid has conceded the fewest goals in the league, only 12.
  • Las Palmas has seen 7 Under 2.5 scores in their last 9 matches.
  • Garcia Pimienta’s team boasts the second-best defense in La Liga, conceding only 17 goals.
  • The first-leg encounter saw Under 2.5, with Real Madrid winning 2-0.
  • Real Madrid has never conceded more than one away goal.

Angola vs Namibia| Africa Cup of Nations

27/01/2024 17:00

Prediction: 1-0

In the round of 16 of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations, Angola, leading Group D, is set to face Namibia, which secured the third spot in Group E. The match is scheduled on Saturday, January 24, 2024, at the Stade de la Paix in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. Angola, under Portuguese coach Pedro Gonçalves, arrives unbeaten with 2 wins and 1 draw. In their last match, they secured a 2-0 victory against Burkina Faso with goals from Mabululu and Zine.

Namibia qualified for the knockout phase with a victory, a draw, and a defeat. The team, coached by Collin Benjamin, secured their spot with a goalless draw in the last match against Mali. Notably, Angola has never lost in the 12 previous encounters against Namibia.

  • Angola and Namibia have faced each other 12 times, with Angola boasting a record of 6 wins and 6 draws.
  • In this edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, Angola is unbeaten with 2 wins and 1 draw, maintaining an undefeated streak of 8 matches in all competitions with 2 wins and 6 draws.
  • Namibia has scored only 1 goal so far in this edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
  • Angola’s first 3 matches at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations witnessed two or more goals.
  • In the three matches played by Angola at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations, at least 1 goal was scored in each half.

Nigeria vs Cameroon | Africa Cup of Nations

27/01/2024 20:00

Prediction: 1-0

Nigeria and Cameroon, two highly esteemed teams in the Africa Cup of Nations, are set to face each other in a match with numerous intriguing themes. The clash between Osimhen and Anguissa is just one aspect of a game that promises to be balanced and unpredictable.

Despite Nigeria being considered the favorites, the attractive odds for a draw indicate that the final outcome is far from certain. Both teams faced difficulties in the group stage, failing to secure the top spot in their respective groups.

  • Nigeria finished level on points (seven) with Equatorial Guinea but had a less positive goal difference.
  • Osimhen and his teammates ended the group stage with a goal difference of plus two, while Equatorial Guinea had a plus six.
  • Cameroon qualified for the direct elimination phase with four points, securing a crucial victory against Gambia in the last group match (final result 2-3).
  • All three of Nigeria’s group stage matches ended with under 2.5 goals (indeed two out of three ended under 1.5).