Predictions 02.04-05.05.2023

Barcelona vs Osasuna | La Liga (02.05.2023, 19:30)

The Spotify Camp Nou will be the scene of the match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna in a duel corresponding to matchday 33 of LaLiga. In this confrontation, which historically favors the ‘azulgranas’, two teams with very different presents will face each other, who will seek to win three ‘gold’ points. FC Barcelona comes to this match after beating Real Betis Balompié 4-0 in a duel in which Xavi Hernández’s men displayed all their footballing and goalscoring potential.

For their part, CA Osasuna fell 0-2 on the last day against Real Sociedad in a confrontation in which the ‘Basques’ were far superior, despite the shortness of the final result. At the present time, the ‘Catalans’ are leaders in the LaLiga standings with 79 points, with 25 wins, 4 draws, and 3 losses, while the ‘Navarrese’ are eighth with 44 points after 12 wins, 8 draws, and 12 lost games. The history of the last 5 matches between the two teams widely favors FC Barcelona, with 4 wins and a draw.

 

 

Form Guide

Barcelona LDDWLW

The large frequency of scores that include a nil is something that has become increasingly prevalent in Barcelona’s games in recent times.

Before this match, Barcelona had not been defeated in the league by Osasuna in any of their previous five matches against the club.  

 

Osasuna DWLWWL

The statistics speak for themselves, and they show that Osasuna have allowed their opponents to score in 5 of their last 6 matches, for a total of 8 goals scored against them. In terms of their defensive play, Osasuna most likely has room for development. 

Osasuna has not been successful against Barcelona in either of the two league matches that have taken place away from Osasuna’s home ground in the previous season. Both sides will be competing against one another for the third time in this match.

 

Barcelona vs Osasuna Predicted XI

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; Pedri, Busquets, F de Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi.

Osasuna Predicted XI: Herrera; Vidal, Aridane, Cruz, M Sanchez; Moncayola, Munoz; Barja, Oroz, M Gomez; Kike. 

 

Prediction

Unfortunately for them, Osasuna will have a very hard time scoring any goals at all against a Barcelona team that will most likely generate a large number of scoring opportunities for themselves and then capitalize on all of these opportunities by scoring unanswered goals.

We’re going with a decisive victory for Barcelona by a score of 4-0, with the possibility of even more goals after the first 90 minutes have elapsed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arsenal vs Chelsea | Premier League (02.05.2023, 21:00)

Arsenal are looking for a reaction after the defeat in the key match against Manchester City and hope to get one already in this London derby at the Emirates against Chelsea, valid for the 34th day of the Premier League. The Gunners are still top even though Guardiola’s City are two games down and potentially ahead, but that shouldn’t lead to Mikel Arteta’s side giving up now. After a full season at the top of the championship, the Londoners are now experiencing their worst moment of the season and have not won for four rounds, but they have to give everything in this final and still hope for the dream.

Chelsea are now in a critical situation and can’t wait for the season to come to an end to move on. Franck Lampard’s team lost their fifth consecutive competitive match last weekend and has not won since March 11. With the home knockout against Brentford, the Blues have sunk to 12th place in the standings, never so low in recent decades. A few too many injuries have complicated Chelsea’s path, but this team has undoubtedly given up mentally. In the first leg, Arsenal cleared Stamford Bridge with a goal from defender Gabriel.  

 

Form Guide

Arsenal WWDDDL

Recent games that have included Arsenal have always been high-energy affairs, with a lot of goalmouth action being the expected norm as a matter of course.

The previous six matches that Arsenal and Chelsea have played against one another have resulted in a combined total of 29 goals being scored by both clubs (which works out to an average of 4.83 goals being scored per match), with Arsenal being responsible for 16 of those goals.

 

Chelsea DLLLLL

The statistics show that Chelsea’s opponents have scored 5 goals against them in their past 6 matches combined, for a total of 9 goals scored against them. This brings the overall number of goals scored against Chelsea to 9. The vulnerabilities that Chelsea has at the back are becoming more obvious.

 

Arsenal vs Chelsea Predicted XI

Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Trossard; Jesus.

Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Fofana, Chilwell; Fernandez, Kante, Gallagher; Felix, Havertz, Sterling.

 

Prediction

Our opinion is that Arsenal ought to increase the number of shots they take on goal and ensure that each one counts.

In comparison, scoring goals for Chelsea will not be an easy task, although we do believe that they will probably end up being successful at least once throughout this match.

Our prediction is that Arsenal will emerge victorious in this match by a score of 3-1, which should give them some breathing room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid | La Liga (02.05.2023, 22:00)

Real Sociedad hosts Real Madrid at the Reale Arena for the 33rd round of La Liga. Challenge at the top of La Liga, with the hosts in fourth place and in full swing for qualification in the Champions League, while Real are in second place behind Barcelona. Real Sociedad come off a 2-0 win in the last round against Osasuna and have not lost in 4 consecutive games. While the Blancos are returning from their 4-2 success against Almeria and have lost only one of their last 6 games, winning all the others. Ancelotti is 11 points behind Xavi at the top of La Liga and 5 ahead of third-placed Atletico.

The Madrilenians are in the semi-finals of the Champions League after the double success against Chelsea between the round trip in the quarterfinals and the passage of the round to the round of 16 against Liverpool. In the semifinals, they will face the City of Guardiola and Haaland. And after Real Sociedad, they will face Osasuna in the final of the Copa del Rey. The possibility of a seasonal double is high, but the championship remains Barcelona’s business, too far away to think about a possible comeback.

Excellent season for Real Sociedad in La Liga, well above expectations. Not the same path in Europe: eliminated in the round of 16 of the Europa League by Roma, while the journey in the Copa del Rey was interrupted in the quarterfinals against Barcelona. Ancelotti can count on a super Benzema, second in the scoring standings behind Lewandowski and fresh from a hat-trick against Almeria.

 

 

Form Guide

Real Sociedad LWLWDW

The number of results that include a nil is a pattern that has been seen in more recent games involving Real Sociedad.

If we look at their previous six meetings before this one, a bet on both teams scoring would have resulted in a loss in as many as five of those matches before this one.

Real Sociedad have not been victorious against Real Madrid in any of their previous seven league encounters and have not lost in any of their previous five league matches played at home.

 

Real Madrid WWWWLW

In the previous six matches that Real Madrid has participated in, there have been a total of 20 goals scored, which works out to an average of 3.33 goals scored per game. This demonstrates the team’s desire to participate in active contests. Their rivals have scored six of those goals against them.

Ahead of this match, Real Madrid had not suffered a defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad in any of the previous three league matches that were played away from their normal venue.

 

 

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Predicted XI

Real Sociedad Predicted XI: Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Munoz; Merino, Zubimendi, Mendez; Oyarzabal, Sorloth, Kubo.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Kroos, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Asensio.   

 

Prediction

We don’t anticipate that there will be much of a gap between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad in this match, and as a result, goals might be hard to come by.

We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s possible that everything will finish up even. As a result, we anticipate an extremely close game that will end in a scoreless tie after the full ninety minutes.

 

 

 

 

Manchester City vs West Ham United | Premier League (03.05.2023, 21:00)

After beating Arsenal 4-1 in the direct clash, which arrived at the culmination of three consecutive draws by the Gunners, Manchester City, net of the games to be recovered and the various snapshots that the table will propose, have clearly become the favorites to win the Premier League. The fate of the championship depends only on Guardiola’s team, which, in this home match, the sixth of his championship, has one of the simplest commitments on paper, at home against West Ham. Indeed, Moyes’ team is currently one of the disappointments of the Premier League, especially after the excellent last championship, but it defends itself “with interests” in Europe, given the semi-finals of the Conference League against AZ, about to be played. City will also have a great European commitment against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but, judging by the competitive ferocity and technical brilliance of almost all of their last Premier League performances, the team’s focus remains, as it obviously is, on the championship, with eight straight wins that speak for themselves.

In short, West Ham would need a miracle to emerge unscathed from the Etihad even if, in fact, the Hammers themselves, albeit at home, managed to recover and equalize a double disadvantage with Arsenal. The attack, for West Ham, is then a point in favor, given the many games with goals lined up in this period, but, speaking of the offensive department, clearly that of Manchester City is one of the best, if not the best, in the world. Always constantly enlightened and fueled by his talent, Haaland scored his 34th goal in the Premier League, which meant equaling, obviously with boundless chances of overcoming, the records of two legends such as Alan Shearer and Andy Cole. West Ham therefore need something titanic, and City need something normal, but, in this regard, there are still too many of the distant missteps (past) of the Citizens to ensure that the team can “switch off” at the crucial moment.

 

Form Guide

Manchester City WWDWWW

Manchester City have not experienced any difficulties in terms of scoring, as evidenced by the fact that they have found the back of the net in each of their last six encounters.

During that span of time, they have scored a total of 16 goals while also allowing a total of 4 goals to be scored against them.

West Ham United have not been able to defeat Manchester City in the league in any of their last 14 games, and Manchester City have not been defeated in any of their last five home league encounters.

 

 

West Ham United DDWWLL

The back of the net has been hit 25 times in the previous 6 games that West Ham United has played, which has resulted in a mean average of 4.17 goals for each matchup. This demonstrates their predisposition for profitable matches, which demonstrates their propensity for successful competitions. Their competitors have scored 10 of these goals against them. 

When looking at their historical performance, it is clear that West Ham United have not been successful against Manchester City when they have faced them on the road in any of the previous six league matches. Not the best performance on the road record.

They have gone the last 11 league matches without picking up a victory on the road.

 

Manchester City vs West Ham United Predicted XI

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.

West Ham United Predicted XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Kehrer, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice, Paqueta; Bowen, Antonio.

 

 

Prediction

Our analysis leads us to believe that Manchester City will most likely be able to generate a sufficient number of scoring opportunities and shots on goal.

However, West Ham United may have a difficult time scoring, but we believe that it is quite likely that they will be successful in this match at least once.

Our prediction for this match is that Manchester City will win with a score of 3-1 after regulation and extra time.