At Goodison Park, it’s time for the Merseyside Derby. Frank Lampard’s Everton will face Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool at home on Match day 6 of the 2022/2023 Premier League. After the first five league matches, the home team Toffees have just scored 3 points, the result of as many draws as there were in the most recent matches of the tournament, and in the last match, they went toe-to-toe with Leeds United for 1-1 on the field with a goal scored by Anthony Gordon.
Liverpool, on the other hand, has 5 more points, but only this week they appear to have shaken off the rust, and at Anfield Road, after a resounding 9-0 against Bournemouth, a more “sober” 2-1 against Newcastle United thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Fabio Carvalho that overturned the initial disadvantage. The last edition of the Merseyside derby in the Premier League was dated April 24, 2022, and saw Liverpool win 2-0 at home.
Everton is coming into this game with a bit of momentum after drawing 1-1 with Leeds United in their last Premier League match.
During that match, Everton had a 30% possession percentage and 7 shots on goal, with just 2 of those shots being on target. Anthony Gordon was the lone player from Everton to register a point on the scoresheet (17′). On the other hand, Leeds United had 14 shots on goal, with only five of them hitting the target. Luis Sinisterra scored the winning goal for Leeds United in the 55th minute.
Five of the previous six matches in which Everton has played have resulted in fewer than three goals being scored on average. Everton scored a total of five goals during that time period, but their rivals scored a total of six goals against them during that span.
In their most recent outing, Liverpool defeated Newcastle United by a score of 2-1 to earn a win in the Premier League.
During that game, Liverpool had 72% control of the ball and 23 shots on goal, with 6 of them finding the back of the net. Roberto Firmino (in the 61st minute) and Fábio Carvalho (in the 98th minute) scored goals for Liverpool. There were five shots on goal taken by Newcastle United, with two of them being on target. Alexander Isak scored the game-winning goal for Newcastle United in the 38th minute.
Liverpool’s most recent half-dozen matches have resulted in a total of 18 goals scored by the team. Additionally, Liverpool has scored in each of those instances when they have had the opportunity. During that time frame, they’ve been on the receiving end of seven goals scored against them.
Injured and suspended
Everton: (Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and Ben Godfre)
Liverpool: (Thiago and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain).
Everton vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Everton Predicted XI: Pickford, Keane, Coady, Tarkowski, Patterson, Onana, Iwobi, Mykolenko, McNeil, Gray, Gordon.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Elliott, Fabinho, Carvalho, Salah, Firmino, Diaz.
We have a hunch that Everton must be considered a favorite to beat this Liverpool squad, despite the fact that one goal might not be as many as Liverpool would have scored against them by the end of the match.
We think that the game will be close, and that Liverpool will win by a score of 1-2.
Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa has the task of trying to put a spoke in the wheel of the reigning English champions, Manchester City, in the match of the sixth day of the Premier League scheduled at Villa Park in Birmingham.
The Villans have lost two games in a row and are struggling in the league. After losing at home to West Ham, they went to a play-off against another London club, Arsenal, losing 2-1 at Emirates Stadium, with Douglas Luiz scoring the equalizer.
As we’ve already said, Aston Villa will try to stop a City team that has won its last two games at the Etihad Stadium by beating Crystal Palace 4-2 and Nottingham Forest 6-0. In the latter game, Erling Haaland scored his second hat trick in a row this season, Joao Cancelo scored once, and Julian Alvarez scored twice.
Aston Villa will have to work hard considering they have lost the last nine meetings with Manchester City.
Aston Villa LWLWLL
Aston Villa will be trying to get back on track with a victory today after suffering a setback in their most recent Premier League encounter, which was played against Arsenal and ended with a score of 2-1 in favor of Arsenal.
During that match, Aston Villa had a 40% possession rate and 4 shots on goal, with 3 of those shots hitting the target. Overall, Aston Villa had a successful shooting percentage of 60%. Douglas Luiz was the only player on the Aston Villa team to score, and he did it in the 74th minute. Arsenal had 22 attempts at the goal, but only 9 of them were successful in hitting the target. Jesus Gabriel (30′) and Gabriel Martinelli (77′) each scored a goal for Arsenal to give them a 2-0 lead.
Aston Villa has only been successful in preventing the opponent from scoring on a few occasions during the course of their most recent matches. The fact of the problem is that Aston Villa’s defense has been breached in six of their most recent six matches, which has resulted in the squad allowing 10 goals to be scored against them in those matchups.
Before this match, Aston Villa had never beaten Manchester City in a league game in any of the 11 games they had played against the club. They were hoping to finally end their streak of not winning.
Manchester City LWWDWW
In Manchester City’s most recent outing in the Premier League, the club’s opponent, Nottingham Forest, was defeated by a score of 6-0. This victory puts them in a strong position for the competition.
During the course of that match, Manchester City had possession of the ball for 75% of the time and had 17 shots on goal, with 9 of them striking the back of the net. Joo Cancelo scored for Manchester City in the 50th minute, while Julián Alvarez scored in the 65th and 87th minutes. Three of Erling Haaland’s goals for Manchester City came in the 12th, 23rd, and 38th minutes. Nottingham Forest had a total of eight attempts at scoring, but only one of their efforts was successful in hitting the target.
Twenty of Manchester City’s goals scored during the course of the last six matches that they have competed in have come as a direct result of the team’s own efforts. Manchester City was able to score on each of those occasions as well. Over the course of that period of time, their rivals have been successful in scoring 8 goals against them.
Injured and suspended
Aston Villa: (Diego Carlos, Jed Steer)
Manchester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Predicted XI
Aston Villa Predicted XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Ramsey, Coutinho, Ings, Watkins.
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Gündogan, Foden, Haaland.
According to our research, Aston Villa have enough firepower to penetrate this Manchester City club’s defense; yet, one goal may not be quite as many as the goals that they may allow to be scored against them.
Because of this, we think that Manchester City will win with a score of 1-2 after regulation and overtime.
The arrival of Lewandowski, who has four goals and is the top scorer in La Liga after three days, has made the Blaugrana attack nearly impossible to stop, as evidenced by the 4-0 win over Valladolid and the 4-1 win over Real Sociedad. The initial 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano seems to be a faded memory by now; the Catalans are currently third in the standings, less than two from the pair of Betis and Real Madrid.
Sevilla, on the other hand, are experiencing a really difficult start to the season: two defeats against Almeria and Osasuna, accompanied by an internal draw with Valladolid. The Andalusians are in full crisis and risk being overwhelmed by the next opponents.
After suffering a setback in their previous La Liga match against UD Almera by the score of 2-1, Sevilla will be looking to get back on track in this one.
During that match, Sevilla had 69% control of the ball and 13 shots on goal, with 5 of those shots hitting the target. Antonio Torres (30′) was the lone player to record a point for Sevilla in the box score. Almera had a total of 11 shots on goal, but only five of them were on target. Largie Ramazani (42′) and Umar Sadiq (55′) score for UD Almeria.
The Sevilla squad managed to find the back of the net five times over the course of their most recent six matches, giving them an average of 0.83 goals scored per game. Julen Lopetegui is the man in charge of the Sevilla offense.
After defeating Real Valladolid by a score of 4-0 in their most recent La Liga match, Barcelona will come into this match with some momentum.
During that game, Barcelona had possession for 68% of the time and had 24 shots on goal, with 9 of those shots finding the target. Robert Lewandowski scored twice (in the 24th and 64th minutes) for Barcelona, while Pedri scored in the 43rd minute, and Sergi Roberto scored in the 92nd minute. On the other side, Real Valladolid had seven shots on goal, but only three of them were truly successful in reaching the target.
The Barcelona defense has put together a string of strong showings, which has led to the team allowing only four goals over the course of their last six combined matches against other teams. Eleven of their own goals have been scored in the same amount of time as their total number of goals. Aston Villa have not been victorious in any of their previous three league matches played away from Villa Park before this match.
Injured and suspended
Sevilla: (Marcão and Tecatito).
Barcelona: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Sevilla vs Barcelona Predicted XI
Sevilla Predicted XI: Bounou, Navas, Kouassi, Rekik, Telles, Jordán, Fernando, Torres, Lamela, Mir, Gomez.
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Araujo, Kounde, García, Balde, Pedri, Busquets, Gavi, Dembélé, Lewandowski, Raphinha.
We believe that Sevilla will have the ability to score at least one goal against this Barcelona lineup; however, we also believe that one goal may not be the most that Barcelona will allow.
We are predicting that there will be goals scored by both sides, with Barcelona emerging victorious with a score of 1-2 after 90 minutes.
Everything is ready for the most important night in the history of Italian football. The Milan-Inter derby will be staged on Saturday at 6 p.m., a match between two Scudetto candidates who are already at the top of Serie A. The reigning champion has not lost yet, but he heard some alarm bells ringing in the last 0-0 against Sassuolo.
Pioli can smile, but only halfway through Inzaghi, who has gotten into high gear with the small ones but has so far lost, and badly, the only big match of the season against Lazio. Lukaku won’t be there, which is a big loss for the Nerazzurri. Florenzi and Ibrahimovic won’t be there for the Rossoneri, which is also a big loss.
AC Milan WWWDWD
AC Milan is coming into this game after a tie with Sassuolo in the last round of the Serie A tournament.
During that match, AC Milan held 62% of the possession and had 10 shots on goal, with only two of them finding the target. Sassuolo’s competitors had a total of eight shots on goal, of which three were on target.
The AC Milan backline has clearly put in a lot of work, as seen by their most recent results, which illustrate this. Three goals have been scored against AC Milan in their past six matches. This is a rather low number considering the number of opportunities that have been presented to the opposition over this span.
Inter Milan WWWWLW
Inter Milan is coming into this game with some momentum after beating Cremonese 3-1 in their last Serie A match.
During that game, Inter Milan held 54% of the possession and had 18 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the back of the net. Joaquin Correa (12 minutes), Nicol Barella (38 minutes), and Lautaro Martinez (76 minutes) were the players that scored for Inter Milan. Cremonese had 11 shots on goal, with four of them actually hitting the target. David Okereke (90′) scored for Cremonese.
Inter Milan has amassed a total of 15 goals for itself in the course of their most recent half-dozen head-to-head contests against one another. Inter Milan has also found the back of the net in each of those games.Over the course of that time span, they have allowed six goals to be scored into their own net.
Inter Milan enters this match having not suffered a loss against AC Milan in any of the previous six league matches that were played away from Inter Milan’s stadium. Away supporters have definitely had plenty to cheer about in recent games.
Injured and suspended
AC Milan: (Rade Krunic, Alessandro Florenzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic).
Inter Milan: (Romelu Lukaku).
AC Milan vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan, Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez, Tonali, Bennacer, Messias, De Ketelaere, Leão, Olivier Giroud.
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Dimarco, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Darmian, Dzeko, Correa.
Our gut tells us that Inter Milan and AC Milan will put up a fight in this matchup, and we anticipate it will be a tight one.
Due to the fact that we do not anticipate there to be a significant gap between them, a tie is a distinct possibility. As a result, we anticipate a close battle that will result in a tie score by the time this match is through.
It’s time for a big match in the Premier League, where Manchester United and Arsenal face off on the sixth day. After a difficult start, the Red Devils of Ten Hag got into high gear by winning three games in a row: 2-1 with Liverpool and 1-0 with Southampton and Leicester.
Arsenal will be literally unleashed on the other side of the field; the Gunners are alone in first place in the standings with full points after five wins in five games. Arteta’s work continues at full speed, also thanks to a better calendar than other top teams; in fact, this is the first real test after the successes with Aston Villa, Fulham, Bournemouth, Leicester, and Crystal Palace.
Manchester United LLLWWW
After picking up a Premier League victory against Leicester City by a score of 0-1, Manchester United will be looking for more of the same after their most recent performance, which gave them a boost.
During that match, Manchester United held 46% of the possession and had 9 shots on goal, with just 2 of them finding the target. The lone player to record a point for Manchester United was Jadon Sancho, who did so in the 23rd minute. The opposition, Leicester City, had ten shots on goal, with two of them landing in the net.
Manchester United under Erik ten Hag have found the back of the net five times in their most recent six matches, which works out to an average of 0.83 goals scored per game.
Arsenal will come into this game riding high after winning their previous match in the Premier League against Aston Villa by a score of 2-1.
During that game, Arsenal held possession for 60% of the time and had 22 shots on goal, with 9 of them landing on target. Gabriel Jesus in the 30th minute and Gabriel Martinelli in the 77th minute scored for Arsenal, respectively. Aston Villa, on the other hand, had four shots on goal, with three of them actually hitting the target. Aston Villa got a goal (in the 74th minute) from Douglas Luiz.
Arsenal, a team that prioritizes offense, has scored an excessive number of goals in the last six matches it has played (18, to be precise). Because of this, they now have a menacing mean average of three goals scored per game over the course of this time. It will be fascinating to see whether that pattern will carry on into this next match, as it would be intriguing to see if it will.
Arsenal are coming into this encounter having won both of their away league matches since they last played at their home stadium.
Injured and suspended
Manchester United: (Victor Lindelöf).
Arsenal: (clean bill of health and no suspension concerns).
Manchester United vs Arsenal Predicted XI
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Ronaldo; Rashford.
Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Jesus.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United, in our opinion, are going to have a difficult time finding the back of the net at this location.
Let’s wait and see how things turn out, but it appears like a scoreless match with very few scoring opportunities is the most likely outcome. Because of this, our best guess is that this match will be a close contest that will conclude in a scoreless tie.