Predictions 01-03.09.2023

Roma vs AC Milan | Serie A (01.09.2023, 20:45)

AS Roma and AC Milan are set to lock horns in one of the early clashes of the Serie A season in Italy’s capital. This face-off between the two teams promises to be intense, especially considering the differing dynamics on each side. Leading the Serie A table alongside Napoli, Inter Milan, and Hellas Verona, Stefano Pioli’s squad aims to maintain their perfect start to the season with 9 points from 9 possible. Since the return of Italian football, Milan has been irresistible, showcasing a completely different performance compared to last season. They seem determined to vie for another league title. The duo of Giroud and Pulisic has been in top form, contributing 4 goals and 2 assists out of a total of 6 goals scored in just 180 minutes. Milan boasts a more well-rounded squad, filled with talented individuals capable of making a difference at any moment, including Leao, Hernandez, and Okafor. The Rossoneri appear to have all the necessary elements to surpass a Roma side currently lacking reference points.

After two subpar performances against Hellas Verona and Salernitana, both in front of crowds exceeding 60,000 people, Mourinho’s squad cannot afford to continue on this underwhelming path. The primary area requiring improvement is the defense, with an average of 2 goals conceded per game since the restart. The backline led by Rui Patricio must elevate their performance levels, or they risk facing a challenging evening before the weekend commences. While Roma possesses strong attacking players like Belotti, El Shaarawy, and the recent acquisition Lukaku, defensive lapses could prove catastrophic when up against a Milan side that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.


Form Guide

Roma DLDWDL

In their most recent match, AS Roma faced a 2-1 defeat in Serie A against Hellas Verona.

During that game, Roma controlled the majority of the match with 72% possession and made 23 attempts on goal, with 7 of them on target. The lone scorer for Roma was Houssem Aouar, finding the net in the 56th minute. In contrast, Hellas Verona managed 5 attempts on goal, with 3 of them on target. Ondrej Duda (4′) and Cyril Ngonge (45′) were the scorers for Hellas Verona.

Roma has maintained a consistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in each of their last 6 matches. During this period, they have scored a total of 9 goals while conceding 10.


AC Milan LWWWWW

AC Milan heads into this match following a convincing 4-1 Serie A victory over Torino in their previous outing.

During that game, AC Milan enjoyed 59% possession and made 17 attempts on goal, with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers for AC Milan were Christian Pulisic (33′), Olivier Giroud (43′, 65′), and Theo Hernández (45′). On the other side, Torino managed 8 attempts at goal, with just 1 of them on target. Perr Schuurs (36′) was the scorer for Torino.

AC Milan’s defensive unit has shown impressive form in recent matches, conceding only 4 goals in their last 6 games combined. Meanwhile, their attacking line has been prolific during the same period, finding the back of the net 15 times.


Roma vs AC Milan Predicted XI

Roma Predicted XI: Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Diego Llorente; Karsdorp, Pellegrini, Paredes, Aouar, Spinazzola; Belotti, El Shaarawy.

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Rafael Leao.      


Prediction

We anticipate that this match between AC Milan and Roma will be a competitive one due to the quality of both teams.

Let’s see how this one plays out, but it appears like we might end up with a tie. As a result, we anticipate an intense game that will end in a score tie of 1-1 after the whole 90 minutes have been played.


Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest | Premier League (02.09.2023, 16:00)

Chelsea is beginning to find some stability and will be aiming for a win when they host Nottingham Forest. Chelsea currently occupies 10th place in the league, while Nottingham Forest sits in 14th place. Chelsea recently secured their second consecutive victory by defeating Wimbledon 2-1 in the League Cup. Prior to that, they recorded a 3-0 win over Luton Town in the Premier League. This is the first time since March that Chelsea has the opportunity to win three consecutive matches. Although their home performance hasn’t been exceptional, their recent two victories have boosted their morale.

In their win against Wimbledon, several key players were rested, including Raheem Sterling, who had an outstanding performance against Luton, scoring a brace. Sterling is expected to start this match, especially considering his track record of scoring Chelsea’s last three goals against Nottingham Forest. Chelsea has played four matches this season, and they have managed to keep just one clean sheet during that period. Interestingly, their last three matches have all featured over 2.5 goals.

On the other hand, Nottingham Forest hasn’t had the best start to the season. In their four matches so far, they’ve only secured one win. They enter this game on the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Burnley in the League Cup. With three losses in four matches and an away game against Chelsea, Nottingham Forest is clearly the underdog. However, they possess some attacking potency that Chelsea should be cautious of. In their first four matches of the season, they failed to score in just one. Nottingham Forest’s three league matches this season have all featured over 2.5 goals, and Taiwo Awoniyi has been the standout performer, scoring in all three. The Nigerian forward also scored twice in their last meeting with Chelsea. It’s worth noting that Nottingham Forest has managed just one clean sheet in their last 20 league matches.  


Form Guide

Chelsea LDDLWW

Chelsea will aim to continue their winning streak following a 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup.

In that match, Chelsea dominated with 84% possession and unleashed 23 shots on goal, with 9 of them on target. Noni Madueke (45′) and Enzo Fernández (72′) were the goal scorers for Chelsea, while James Tilley (19′) found the net for AFC Wimbledon.

Chelsea has displayed a tendency to concede goals in recent matches, but they’ve also been effective in finding the back of the net. Analyzing their last six games, Chelsea has allowed goals in 5 of them, while they’ve managed to score in all 6.

 

Nottingham Forest WDLWLL

Nottingham Forest will be aiming for a better outcome in their upcoming match, having suffered a loss in their previous game against Burnley in the EFL Cup.

In that match, Nottingham Forest had 40% possession and managed 7 attempts on goal, but unfortunately, none of them found the target. On the other hand, Burnley had 10 shots on goal, with 2 of them on target, and Zeki Amdouni (90′) scored the only goal of the match.

The recent statistics highlight Nottingham Forest’s defensive struggles, as they have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, amounting to a total of 8 goals. Nottingham Forest will need to improve their defensive performance to secure a better result.


Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Predicted XI

Chelsea Predicted XI: Sanchez; Disasi, Colwill, Silva; Gusto, Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher, Chilwell; Sterling, Jackson.

Nottingham Forest Predicted XI: Turner; Boly, Niakhate, Worrall; Aurier, Danilo, Yates, Aina; Johnson, Gibbs-White; Awoniyi.    


Prediction

It’s highly likely that Nottingham Forest will struggle to score against a Chelsea team that is expected to dominate this match. Our prediction is a convincing 3-0 victory for Chelsea when the final whistle blows.


Manchester City vs Fulham | Premier League (02.09.2023, 16:00)

Manchester City is set to host Fulham in a Premier League clash, and they are the clear favorites for this encounter. The Citizens have the quality to overcome an opponent who appears weaker on paper. After a narrow victory over Sheffield United, Manchester City, led by manager Pep Guardiola (who is currently absent due to a back injury), is aiming for their fourth consecutive Premier League win. They have been dominant at home since the beginning of 2023, with no defeats in seven months of competition. Therefore, if the visiting team doesn’t perform at their best, a defeat is the likely outcome at the end of the match.

The question on everyone’s mind is whether Fulham can pull off an upset against the Premier League giants. Despite being the underdogs, Fulham, led by manager Marco Silva, approaches the game with confidence, following two impressive performances in the EFL Cup and the Premier League. They managed to hold Arsenal to a draw with ten men, equalizing in the last minutes through Palhinha. Additionally, they defeated Tottenham in a penalty shootout in front of their home crowd. If Fulham can replicate these performances, a closely contested game could be in store at the Etihad Stadium.


Form Guide

Manchester City WDWDWW

Manchester City will be eager to replicate their previous Premier League success, a 1-2 victory against Sheffield United. In that match, Manchester City dominated with 80% possession and made 30 attempts on goal, with 9 on target. The goals for Manchester City were scored by Erling Haaland (63′) and Rodri (88′). Sheffield United managed 6 shots on goal, with 2 on target, and Jayden Bogle (85′) scored their goal.

Manchester City has had no trouble finding the back of the net, as they have scored in 100% of their last 6 matches. During this period, they scored a total of 9 goals while conceding only 3.


Fulham DLWLDD

In Fulham’s recent EFL Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur, they played to a 1-1 draw. Fulham had 40% possession and attempted 13 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, had 9 shots on goal, with 3 on target. Micky van de Ven (19′ Own goal) and Richarlison (56′) were the scorers for Tottenham Hotspur. Fulham eventually won the match 5-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Fulham’s form shows that they have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 games, allowing a total of 10 goals during that period. Their defense has struggled to maintain solidity.


Manchester City vs Fulham Predicted XI

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Grealish; Haaland.

Fulham Predicted XI: Leno; Tete, Ream, Bassey, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Wilson, Pereira, De Cordova-Reid; Jimenez. 


Prediction

In our assessment, Fulham may have opportunities to score a goal against Manchester City, but it’s unlikely to be as many as they might concede.

We predict a closely-fought match ending with a 2-1 victory for Manchester City at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be an interesting encounter.


Real Madrid vs Getafe | La Liga (02.09.2023, 16:15)

The leader of the Spanish First Division is set to play at their home stadium for the first time in matchday 4 of the EA Sports League, hosting Getafe in a Madrid derby this Saturday. Let’s begin with the home team, Real Madrid, who currently hold the top position after securing three consecutive victories in their away matches against Bilbao, Almería, and Vigo. Real Madrid has had a strong start to the season, with no major issues, although they do have some injuries, including star player Vinicius, who will be sidelined for six weeks. This upcoming match will be Madrid’s first without their star player this season. However, they face what is expected to be a relatively easy opponent in Getafe, as they have won 14 consecutive matches against Getafe at their home stadium, leaving little room for alternatives.

On the other hand, Getafe, under coach Bordalás, has shown promise, securing a draw against the current league champion and achieving their first win against Alavés at home last weekend. However, they encountered problems during their visit to Girona, suffering a 3-0 defeat that halted their momentum. Getafe is known for its strong defense, and it’s worth noting that they managed to beat Real Madrid at home last year. However, getting even a single draw at the Bernabéu has eluded them since 2008, which presents a significant challenge.

In summary, Real Madrid is in excellent form and has a strong track record at home against Getafe. Despite Getafe’s defensive strength, it’s a tough task for them to secure a positive result at the Bernabéu.


Form Guide

Real Madrid WWDWWW

In their most recent La Liga fixture, Real Madrid secured a 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo.

During the match, Real Madrid held 63% of the possession and managed 10 attempts on goal, with 3 of them on target. The sole goal of the game for Real Madrid was scored by Jude Bellingham in the 81st minute. Celta Vigo, on the other hand, had 13 shots on goal, with 4 of them on target.

Real Madrid has been consistently finding the back of the net, scoring in each of their last 6 games. They have scored a total of 11 goals during this period while conceding just 4.


Getafe WWDDLW

Getafe enters this match on the back of a 1-0 La Liga victory over Alaves in their most recent outing. In that game, Getafe had 47% possession and made 15 attempts at goal, with 4 of them hitting the target. On the flip side, Alaves had 16 attempts on goal, but only 2 of them were on target.

Getafe’s recent defensive displays have been reliable, as they have only conceded 4 goals in their last 6 matches. However, their own attacking unit has managed to score 4 goals during the same period.


Real Madrid vs Getafe Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Garcia; Valverde, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Bellingham; Joselu, Rodrygo.

Getafe Predicted XI: Soria; Suarez, Duarte, Mitrovic, Alvarez; Iglesias, Maksimovic, Dakonam, Mata; Mayoral, Latasa.   


Prediction

Real Madrid appears to have the upper hand in this encounter, with the potential to generate a significant number of goal-scoring opportunities.

On the flip side, Getafe might struggle to break through Real Madrid’s defense, but they could still manage to find the back of the net.

Our prediction is a 3-1 victory for Real Madrid when the final whistle blows.


Arsenal vs Manchester United | Premier League (03.09.2023, 17:30)

Arsenal started their season with a victory over Nottingham Forest (2-1) and followed it up with another win against Crystal Palace (1-0). However, they faced a challenge in their last game against Fulham, ending in a 2-2 draw despite playing with 10 men. For their upcoming match against Manchester United, Arsenal may make defensive changes, potentially bringing back Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel into the lineup. Ben White might shift to the right-back position. The defensive midfield duo of Declan Rice and Thomas Partey will play crucial roles in providing defensive stability for the Gunners.

On the other hand, Manchester United began their campaign with a win over Wolves (1-0) in the season opener but suffered a defeat against Tottenham (2-0) on matchday 2. They faced a tough challenge against Nottingham Forest last weekend, falling behind 2-0 but making a comeback to win 3-2.

Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United’s manager, will have to cope with injuries to key players like Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, and Raphael Varane for an extended period. Summer signing Rasmus Hojlund is available for the upcoming match against Arsenal. Diogo Dalot, Christian Eriksen, and Victor Lindelof will play important roles in the Red Devils’ defense.

In terms of their direct encounters, Liverpool has remained undefeated against Chelsea in their last 6 meetings. Interestingly, the previous 4 matches between the two teams concluded in goalless draws.


Form Guide

Arsenal LWDWWD

Arsenal heads into this game following a 2-2 draw in the Premier League against Fulham.

In that match, Arsenal had 71% possession and took 17 shots on goal, with 9 of them on target. Bukayo Saka (70′) and Eddie Nketiah (72′) were the scorers for Arsenal. On the other side, Fulham had 9 attempts on goal, with 3 on target.

In their last 6 games, under the management of Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has scored a total of 11 goals, averaging 1.83 goals per match.

Looking ahead to this match, Arsenal is undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.


Manchester United WWLWLW

Manchester United heads into this encounter after securing a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

In that match, Manchester United had 68% possession and managed 18 shots on goal, with 9 of them on target. Christian Eriksen (17′), Casemiro (52′), and Bruno Fernandes (76′) scored for Manchester United. On the other side, Nottingham Forest had 9 attempts on goal, with 4 on target.

The statistics reveal that Manchester United has conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 games, with a total of 8 goals scored by their opponents. Their defense has shown vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.

Looking ahead to this match, Manchester United has not won an away game against Arsenal in their last 5 league meetings.


Arsenal vs Manchester United Predicted XI

Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Manchester United Predicted XI: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Sancho, Rashford.      


Prediction

Our assessment is that Manchester United have the ability to score against this Arsenal team, but it might not be sufficient to prevent defeat.

Our prediction is a 2-1 victory for Arsenal at the end of the game. This match could easily swing in either team’s favor.


Osasuna vs Barcelona | La Liga (03.09.2023, 21:00)

Osasuna, currently in 7th place in the overall standings at the beginning of the 4th round of La Liga, will they be able to upset the reigning Spanish champions? After being defeated by Barcelona last season (1-2 and 1-0), will the Basque club be able to take revenge? Osasuna came close to qualifying for the group stage of the UEFA Europa Conference League this Thursday evening but was eliminated by Club Brugge (1-2 and 2-2). Coach Arrasate’s team lost both of their matches at El Sadar stadium against Athletic Bilbao (0-2) and Club Brugge (1-2) in the Conference League. Will they suffer a third consecutive defeat at home?

FC Barcelona, on the other hand, is gradually gaining momentum as the weeks go by. After a draw against Getafe (0-0), the Catalan club has recorded two consecutive victories against Cadiz CF (2-0) and away at Villarreal (3-4) last weekend. The unstoppable Robert Lewandowski, secured all three points with his goal at the Estadio de la Ceramica last Sunday. The Polish international striker scored his first goal of the season, one week after providing his first assist against Cadiz CF. Barcelona is unbeaten in their last 6 matches (5 wins and 1 draw) and is currently 4th in La Liga. They aim to make it three wins in a row against Osasuna to secure a place on the podium at the end of this 4th round of the championship.  


Form Guide

Osasuna WWLLWD

Osasuna heads into this fixture after a 2-2 draw in the Conference League Qualifiers against Club Brugge.

In recent times, it has been rare for Osasuna to keep a clean sheet for the full 90 minutes. In fact, Osasuna has seen their defense breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in the process. Regardless of historical results, it remains to be seen whether this trend will continue in the upcoming game.

As they approach this fixture, Osasuna has been winless against Barcelona in their last 6 league matches.

 

Barcelona LWLDWW

Barcelona will enter the match on the back of a 3-4 La Liga victory against Villarreal in their most recent game.

In that match, Barcelona had 61% possession and attempted 21 shots on goal, with 11 of them on target. Villarreal, on the other hand, had 12 shots on goal, with 6 on target.

Under the management of Xavi Hernández, Barcelona has scored a total of 11 goals in their last 6 matches. They have also conceded 8 goals during the same period.


Osasuna vs Barcelona Predicted XI

Getafe Predicted XI: Herrera, Cruz, García, Catena, Areso, Ibáñez, Barja, Huarte, Arnáiz, De Haro, Muñoz.

Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Kounde, García, Alonso, Gündogan, Romeu, De Jong, Yamal, Lewandowski, Gavi.


Prediction

According to our analysis, Osasuna would be dissatisfied with their performance if they were unable to score against this Barcelona squad; yet, scoring even one goal is not likely to be enough to save a loss in this matchup.

As a result, we are predicting that this match will end with a score of 1-2, with Barcelona coming out on top as the victor. It’s going to be a really difficult choice.