Predictions 28 – 30.10.2023

Predictions 28 – 30.10.2023

Chelsea vs Brentford | Premier League

28/10/2023 12:30

Prediction: 2-1

The English Premier League match between Chelsea and Brentford is set to be held at Stamford Bridge. Both teams have experienced mixed results in the 2023-24 season. Chelsea currently occupies the tenth position in the league, while Brentford is in 14th place.

Chelsea faced a challenging start to the season, with only one win in their first five league matches. During this period, they drew with Bournemouth, suffered a loss to Nottingham Forest, and secured their sole win against Luton Town. However, Chelsea’s recent form shows signs of improvement, as they come into this match with a three-game unbeaten streak. This includes a hard-fought 2-2 draw against London rivals Arsenal, which was their most challenging October match. Chelsea understands the importance of securing a win in this favorable fixture, especially given their upcoming schedule, which includes matches against Tottenham, Manchester City, Newcastle, Brighton, and Manchester United.

Brentford had a promising start to the season, going unbeaten in their first four matches. However, they recently put an end to a four-match winless streak, which included three losses and a draw, with a convincing 3-0 victory over Burnley. With ten points from nine games, they have an opportunity to climb the table with a win against Chelsea. Despite not winning any of their last three away matches, they did manage to defeat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the previous season. Although bookmakers consider Brentford the underdog, they hope for a positive outcome in this match.

Arsenal vs Sheffield United | Premier League

28/10/2023 15:00

Prediction: 3-0

Arsenal, currently positioned in third place, will be facing Sheffield United, who are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table. Arsenal is trailing the league leaders, Tottenham, by two points. However, this gap might increase before their match, as Tottenham is set to play Crystal Palace on Friday evening. Both Arsenal and Tottenham are the only two teams in the Premier League that have maintained an undefeated record so far this season. Arsenal has secured victory in six of their league games, with the remaining two ending in draws, both of which occurred in their last four league matches.

Sheffield United, on the other hand, is currently in a challenging position, sitting at the bottom of the league with only one point from their first nine matches. They are currently four points away from escaping the relegation zone, and their poor goal difference of -17 further exacerbates their situation.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid | La Liga

28/10/2023 15:15

Prediction: 2-2

The upcoming El Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid promises to be an intense and highly anticipated clash. This will be the first significant encounter between these two Spanish giants in the current season, following a controversial meeting during a pre-season tour in the United States.

Both teams have recently played midweek matches in the Champions League, with Barcelona defeating Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid emerging victorious against Braga. Real Madrid played their game on Tuesday, giving them a slight advantage in terms of recovery and preparation.

Real Madrid is currently leading the La Liga table with 25 points from their ten games so far. They have been in impressive form, with a series of five wins and a draw after a defeat against Atletico Madrid.

On the other hand, Barcelona is closely behind their rivals with 24 points. They have yet to experience a defeat this season, maintaining an unbeaten record in both the league and La Liga. This sets the stage for an exciting and competitive match, where each team will be eager to secure a victory and gain an edge in the title race.

With the prestige and history of El Clásico, this fixture is sure to provide football fans with a captivating and memorable spectacle.

Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest | Premier League

29/10/2023 14:00

Prediction: 3-0

Liverpool has had a strong start to the current Premier League season, currently occupying a place in the top 4, only 3 points behind the league leaders, Tottenham. Their home form has been particularly impressive, as they haven’t dropped any points at Anfield. Liverpool secured a crucial victory in the Mersey derby against Everton (2-0) and followed it up with a resounding win against Toulouse FC in the Europa League (5-1). They are determined to continue their positive run in the upcoming Premier League fixture against Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, is in 15th place in the Premier League, which is relatively comfortable as they are six points clear of the relegation zone. However, their recent form hasn’t been great, as they haven’t won in their last five matches. Nottingham Forest has also struggled on the road, losing three of their first five away games in the Premier League. This doesn’t bode well as they prepare to face Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool has an excellent track record at home, winning their first four Premier League home games by at least a two-goal margin. In their last eight victories, they’ve consistently won by at least two goals. Given Nottingham Forest’s recent form and struggles away from home, Liverpool is heavily favored to secure three points in this encounter.

Manchester United vs Manchester City | Premier League

29/10/2023 15:30

Prediction: 1-2

The upcoming Manchester Derby at Old Trafford promises to be a pivotal match, especially for Manchester United, who are seeking to narrow the gap in the Premier League table and move closer to the top four. United has faced a challenging start to the season, struggling to compete at the highest levels. Additionally, their performance in the Champions League has been less than ideal.

On the other hand, Manchester City is in second place with 21 points, and the Premier League title race this year is highly competitive with the presence of teams like Tottenham, Arsenal, and even Liverpool, who are just one point behind City.

Manchester United recently recorded some narrow victories over opponents who, on paper, are considered weaker. While victories are important, the expectations for United, given their squad, are higher. The true test for United’s current form will be this derby against City.

City, despite suffering a few defeats, has shown a knack for turning up when needed and rarely losing crucial matches. They come into the derby on the back of a 3-1 victory over Young Boys in the Champions League.

It’s a crucial match for both teams, with City currently enjoying a six-point lead over United in the Premier League. The Red Devils have managed three consecutive victories, but each with just a one-goal difference. Injuries to several United players have complicated their situation. The outcome of this derby will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the league standings.

Inter vs Roma | Serie A

29/10/2023 17:00

Prediction: 3-1

On Sunday, Serie A’s eleventh matchday features a high-stakes encounter between Inter Milan and AS Roma, with the spotlight on Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker, who was the subject of a lengthy pursuit by Inter this summer, ultimately opted for Roma. As a result, he’s poised to face his former club, and the Inter fans appear ready to greet him with a chorus of boos, already preparing around thirty thousand whistles to accompany each touch of the ball by the “great ex.” This creates a unique atmosphere for a match that holds significant implications for the league standings.

Both teams are currently in excellent form. Inter leads the Serie A table, one point ahead of Milan and two points ahead of Juventus. They have won their last two matches against Salzburg and Torino, extending their positive streak to five games, following an unexpected home defeat against Sassuolo.

Roma has been equally impressive, registering five consecutive victories after a lackluster start to the season. They secured wins against Slavia Prague, Monza, Cagliari, Spezia, and Frosinone, with José Mourinho’s squad now occupying the seventh position. A victory against Inter would propel them into the Champions League qualification zone.

Both Inter and Roma have been involved in six Over 2.5 matches out of the nine played this season, with only Napoli having more such fixtures. Inter’s last four league matches have all concluded with at least three goals. On average, Serie A games featuring Inter have seen 3.2 goals, while Roma’s matches have averaged 3.6 goals. In their recent eight fixtures, six ended with Over 2.5 goals scored. This match presents a clash between the two highest-scoring teams in the league, with Inter having netted 24 goals and Roma scoring 20.

Inter vs Roma | Serie A

29/10/2023 17:00

Prediction: 1-0

On Sunday, Napoli and Milan will square off at the Maradona Stadium in a crucial match for the Serie A’s tenth matchday. Both teams have been facing challenges, and this game is of paramount importance for their respective managers.

For Rudi Garcia, his tenure at Milan hinges on the team’s performance. He has managed to avoid immediate dismissal with recent wins against Verona (3-1) and Union Berlin (1-0), albeit without extraordinary displays. Right now, the priority is accumulating points, and the team’s style of play can take a backseat.

Stefano Pioli, on the other hand, is under increasing pressure due to Milan’s struggles against top-tier teams. Their Champions League campaign has been particularly concerning, with the team yet to score a goal after three matchdays. It appears unlikely that they will advance to the round of 16. In Serie A, Milan is currently second, trailing Inter by a single point, but their recent defeats are beginning to affect the team’s confidence.

Napoli, coming off two wins and having been unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches, aims to capitalize on their good form. Milan, having lost their last two matches and only won one of the last four, is searching for a much-needed turnaround.

Historically, this fixture has featured a notable number of goals, with three of the last four meetings ending with over 1.5 goals. Napoli, currently having the second-best attack in Serie A with 20 goals in nine matches, will aim to maintain their scoring form.

Both managers are under pressure, and this match will significantly impact their respective campaigns and futures in the Serie A championship.