Predictions 29.03 – 01.04.2024

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund | Bundesliga

30/03/2024 17:30

Prediction: 3-1

On the 27th matchday of the Bundesliga, all eyes will be on the clash at the Allianz Arena in Munich, where Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich will take on Edin Terzic’s Borussia Dortmund. Bayern currently sit in second place in the standings, trailing the leaders Bayer Leverkusen by 10 points, while Dortmund are in fourth place, also 10 points behind the leaders. While Bayer Leverkusen seems to have a firm grip on the title, Bayern will aim to secure their position, and Dortmund will strive to maintain their position ahead of Augsburg in the race for Champions League qualification. Both teams are coming off victories in their previous matches before the break: Bayern defeated Darmstadt 5-2, while Dortmund secured a 3-1 win at home against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The head-to-head matches between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have often been high-scoring affairs, with nine consecutive meetings seeing over 3.5 goals. Additionally, Bayern has a strong scoring record against Dortmund at home, having scored at least three goals in their last seven home games against them at the Allianz Arena. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in the last 10 matches between these two teams at the Allianz Arena, and Bayern has emerged victorious in the last eight head-to-head encounters at home.

In terms of recent form, Bayern’s league games have seen eight consecutive over 2.5 outcomes, with four over 3.5 results in their last five matches. Meanwhile, Dortmund has been consistent in scoring, finding the net at least twice in five of their last six league matches. With both teams displaying attacking prowess and a history of high-scoring encounters, this matchup promises to be an exciting affair with plenty of goals.

Barcelona vs UD Las Palmas | La Liga

30/03/2024 19:00

Prediction: 2-1

Barcelona and Las Palmas are set to clash in a postponed La Liga match on Saturday, each with different objectives. Barcelona aims to close the gap on first-place Real Madrid, currently trailing by eight points with 10 matches remaining in the season. Despite an upcoming Champions League quarterfinal first leg against PSG, Barcelona cannot afford to underestimate any match.

On the other hand, Las Palmas, after securing safety well in advance, seems to be letting their performance slide a bit. The Canaries, positioned eleventh in their first year back in La Liga after four seasons in the Segunda Division, have the opportunity to aim for a top-half finish. However, their recent results against lower-ranked teams have been concerning, including a loss to last-placed Almeria, who had not won a match in 28 matchdays. It remains uncertain how Las Palmas will fare at Montjuic, and getting at least a point seems challenging for them.



Manchester City vs Arsenal | Premier League

31/03/2024 16:30

Prediction: 1-0

In Sunday’s postponed Premier League 30th round match, City will host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in a direct clash at the top of the table, which could either relaunch Guardiola’s team or confirm the Gunners’ escape. England is in suspense for a Premier League super classic, while Liverpool, currently first with the same points as Arsenal, will try to take advantage of the situation.

As it stands, Arsenal and City are separated by just one point in the standings, with 64 and 63 points respectively. The hosts are coming off a 2-0 success in the FA Cup quarterfinals against Newcastle, with Chelsea awaiting them in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, in the Champions League, City will face Ancelotti’s Real Madrid in the quarterfinals after comfortably eliminating Copenhagen in the previous round. In the Premier League, Guardiola’s side drew their last match 1-1 against Liverpool.

On the other hand, Arsenal will take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals after eliminating Porto in the round of 16. In the last season of the championship, the Gunners defeated Brentford 2-1 but were knocked out in the third round of the FA Cup by Liverpool. Arteta has his sights set on winning the Premier League, especially after coming close to achieving it last season. However, the Manchester team is currently one of the most solid in Europe and can rely on Haaland, who has been consistently making a difference.

Although the record between the two teams is pretty balanced, with 25 wins for City, 10 draws, and 29 successes for the Gunners in the 64 previous meetings, City has never lost at home against Arsenal in the last 9 matches. Furthermore, this season they have maintained an unbeaten record at the Etihad with 10 wins and 4 draws.

Liverpool vs Brighton | Premier League

31/03/2024 14:00

Prediction: 3-2

Liverpool returns to action after the international break, aiming to bounce back from the painful defeat in the FA Cup against Manchester City. Guardiola’s men hope that this loss will have a psychological impact on the Reds in the race for the Premier League title, where both teams are fiercely competing. However, amidst the battle between these two contenders, it might be Arsenal who benefits.

Klopp’s team faces De Zerbi’s formidable Brighton side on Monday evening, who will be eager to add another big scalp to their collection. Brighton, however, are also in need of points for the league table. Following their recent victories, including a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest, they are looking to regain lost ground, especially after their Europa League exit against Roma.

Liverpool’s recent defeat against Manchester City ended their nine-game unbeaten streak, which included seven victories. Despite the setback, Klopp’s side will be determined to return to winning ways and maintain their pursuit of the Premier League title.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao | La Liga

31/03/2024 20:00

Prediction: 2-0

Real Madrid have nine La Liga games remaining to extend their lead at the top of the table after securing two consecutive victories, scoring four goals in each match. The most recent win against Osasuna (4-2) was significant for manager Carlo Ancelotti, marking his 900th top-flight game as a manager with his 200th win in charge of Madrid.

With nearly a year passing since their last home league defeat (16 wins, 3 draws), Real Madrid is poised for another victory, especially after keeping clean sheets in their last three home games.

Athletic Bilbao, without European distractions, are in good form, having lost only one of their last 11 competitive games (7 wins, 3 draws). They are vying for a Champions League spot next season and have the Copa del Rey final against Mallorca to anticipate. Despite facing injury setbacks, the Lions aim to improve on their recent away record against Real Madrid, where they have avoided defeat in three of their last six encounters (3 draws, 3 losses).