Predictions

Inter Milan vs Benfica | Champions League (03.10.2023, 21:00)

Inter Milan will host Benfica at the San Siro for the second round of the Champions League Group D. Inter has bounced back well from their unexpected defeat against Sassuolo and recently defeated Salernitana 4-0 in Serie A. They are currently at the top of the league table with 18 points, tied with Milan. In the first round of the Champions League, Inter could only manage a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad. They will be aiming for a victory in this match to improve their chances of advancing to the next round. Last season, Inter had an impressive Champions League run, reaching the final but ultimately losing 1-0 to Manchester City.

However, Inter faces competition from Salzburg, who currently leads Group D with three points. Inter is tied for second place with Real Sociedad, both having one point, while Benfica is at the bottom of the group with zero points. Despite their slow start in Europe this season, Benfica should not be underestimated.

In Serie A, Inter and Benfica have similar records, with both teams winning six of their first seven league games. Lautaro Martínez has been in fantastic form for Inter and will lead their attack, aiming to fill the void left by the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Edin Džeko.

While historical precedents favor Inter, Benfica has a three-game winning streak in away matches against Italian opposition. It promises to be an intriguing match with both teams looking to secure valuable points in the group.

 

Form Guide

Inter Milan WWWDWL

Inter Milan will be looking to continue their strong form after a convincing 4-0 victory over Salernitana in Serie A.

In that match, Inter Milan dominated with 64% possession and 16 shots on goal, 6 of which were on target. Lautaro Martínez was the star of the show, scoring all four goals for Inter Milan. Salernitana managed 12 shots on goal, with 3 on target, but failed to find the back of the net.

Inter Milan’s recent performances have highlighted their defensive solidity, with just 4 goals conceded in their last six matches. This defensive resilience has been a key factor in their success.

Benfica WWWLWW

Benfica enters this match with a boost of confidence after securing a 1-0 victory against Porto in the Primeira Liga.

In that game, Benfica held 64% possession and registered 16 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. Ángel Di María was the hero for Benfica, scoring the only goal of the match in the 68th minute. Porto managed 7 attempts at goal, with 2 on target, but failed to find the back of the net.

Under the guidance of Roger Schmidt, Benfica has been in fine goal-scoring form, notching a total of 13 goals in their last 6 matches. Defensively, they have conceded 6 goals in those same games.

 

Inter Milan vs Benfica Predicted XI

Inter Milan Predicted XI: Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Thuram.

Benfica Predicted XI: Trubin; Bah, Otamendi, Morato, Aursnes; Kokcu, Neves; Di Maria, Neres, Silva; Musa.         

 

Prediction

In this match, we believe that Benfica will have the capability to score against this Inter Milan lineup, although realistically, they may still end up conceding a couple of goals at the other end.

Our prediction is a closely contested game, with Inter Milan winning 2-1 at full-time.

Napoli vs Real Madrid | Champions League (03.10.2023, 21:00)

The upcoming match between Napoli and Real Madrid is set to be an exciting showdown on Tuesday evening at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium. This clash is part of the second day of group C in the Champions League. Both teams are entering this match with confidence after securing victories in their recent games and will be eager to claim the top spot in their group.

Napoli has been in fine form recently, scoring a total of eight goals in their last two victories against Udinese and Lecce while conceding only one goal. Their performances have shown improvements in both attacking and defensive phases of the game. Rudi Garcia’s team has displayed great aggression and has been reminiscent of Napoli’s strong form from last season.

However, they face a formidable challenge against Real Madrid, who currently lead in La Liga and have a standout performer in Jude Bellingham. Real Madrid secured a late victory in their debut match against Union Berlin and will be aiming to perform even better in this second fixture. Carlo Ancelotti’s return to his former club adds an intriguing element to the encounter.

In the history of their previous encounters, Real Madrid has won three times, and there has been one draw. These matches have often featured a high number of goals, promising an entertaining contest between two strong teams.  

 

Form Guide

Napoli LDWDWW

Napoli will be entering the match against Real Madrid in high spirits, aiming for a performance similar to their recent 0-4 Serie A victory over Lecce.

In that impressive victory, Napoli dominated with 56% possession and unleashed 15 shots at goal, with 6 of them hitting the target. Lecce, their opponents, managed 9 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target.

Under the guidance of Rudi Garcia, Napoli has been quite effective in front of goal recently, tallying a total of 11 goals in their last six matches. Remarkably, they have only conceded 6 goals during the same period, highlighting their defensive solidity.

This strong performance against Lecce will likely serve as a confidence boost for Napoli as they prepare to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

 

Real Madrid WWWWLW

Real Madrid will be entering this match with high spirits, coming off a convincing 0-3 victory against Girona FC in La Liga.

In that game, Real Madrid secured 48% of the possession and attempted 14 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Girona, their opponents, managed 13 shots at goal, but only 3 of them were on target.

Real Madrid’s recent performances have been quite effective in front of the goal, with a total of 9 goals in their last six matches. Impressively, they have found the back of the net in each of those games. However, they have conceded 5 goals during the same period, indicating some room for improvement in defense.

This convincing win against Girona will provide Real Madrid with confidence as they prepare to face Napoli in the Champions League.

 

Napoli vs Real Madrid Predicted XI

Napoli Predicted XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Natan, Rui; Lobotka, Anguissa, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Tchouameni, Valverde, Modric; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.      

 

Prediction

In our assessment, the match between Real Madrid and Napoli has the potential to finish on level terms, as both teams are capable of scoring.

Of course, this is just an opinion, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the game.

Manchester United vs Galatasaray | Champions League (03.10.2023, 21:00)

Manchester United will face Galatasaray at Old Trafford in the second round of the Champions League, Group A. This match comes at a challenging time for Erik ten Hag’s team, following their recent defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, where they lost 1-0. This loss adds to their struggles in the league, as they find themselves in 10th place with only 9 points from 7 games and a goal difference of -4. Manchester United has faced three defeats in their last four Premier League matches, and their offense is currently one of the least productive in the league, having scored only seven goals in seven games.

This situation is far from what Manchester United and their fans are accustomed to, as they have a rich history of leading the table and winning trophies both domestically and internationally. However, the process of rebuilding the team might take longer than expected, and not all their objectives in the summer transfer window were achieved.

The match against Galatasaray takes on added importance for ten Hag and his team as they currently sit at the bottom of their Champions League group with zero points. Bayern Munich leads the group with a perfect record after the first round of matches, while Copenhagen and Galatasaray both have one point each. Galatasaray is coming into this match with confidence, having secured a 2-1 victory against Ankaragucu in their domestic league and drawing 2-2 against Copenhagen in their first Champions League match.

Galatasaray is also performing well in the Turkish championship, sitting at the top with a one-point advantage over Fenerbahce and maintaining an unbeaten record with six wins and a draw in their first seven league games.

This match will be crucial for Manchester United to bounce back and gain momentum, especially in the Champions League, where they need to start accumulating points to advance in the competition.

 

Form Guide

Manchester United LLLWWL

Manchester United’s recent performance hasn’t been up to their usual standards, as evidenced by their 0-1 loss in the Premier League against Crystal Palace. Despite having 77% possession and 19 attempts on goal (with 4 on target), they couldn’t find the back of the net. This has been part of a trend in Manchester United’s matches, which have featured plenty of goalmouth action recently. Over their last six games, a total of 20 goals have been scored, averaging around 3.33 goals per game. Of these goals, 9 have been scored by Manchester United.

This indicates that while Manchester United has been involved in high-scoring matches, they have struggled to convert their chances into goals.

 

Galatasaray WWWDWW

Galatasaray comes into this match with some momentum, having secured a 2-1 victory against MKE Ankaragücü in their recent Super Lig game. In that match, they dominated possession with 68% and registered an impressive 36 shots on goal, 13 of which were on target. Their opponents, Ankaragucu, managed just 6 attempts at goal, with 1 on target.

Galatasaray has shown a frequency for high-scoring matches recently, with a total of 20 goals scored in their last six games, averaging about 3.33 goals per game. While they have been productive in front of goal, they have also conceded 6 goals during this period.

This attacking form might pose a challenge for Manchester United as they prepare to face Galatasaray in the Champions League.

 

Manchester United vs Galatasaray Predicted XI

Manchester United Predicted XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Reguilon; Casemiro, Amrabat; Fernandes, Mount, Rashford; Hojlund.

Galatasaray Predicted XI: Muslera; Boey, Sanchez, Bardakci, Angelino; Torreira, Demirbay; Zaha, Mertens, Akturkoglu; Icardi.        

 

Prediction

We anticipate that Galatasaray has the capability to score a goal against this Manchester United team, but it’s likely that they will also concede a couple of goals.

Our prediction is a final score of 2-1 in favor of Manchester United, with both teams finding the back of the net.

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City | Champions League (04.10.2023, 21:00)

Leipzig is set to host Manchester City at the Red Bull Arena for the second round of the Champions League, Group G. The home team saw their streak of consecutive victories come to an end when they played to a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in the last round, causing a slight disturbance in the Bundesliga standings. Currently, Leipzig sits in fifth place with 4 wins, 1 draw, and a defeat, totaling 13 points, and they are 3 points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen. After finishing in third place last season, Jesse Marsch’s team aims to elevate their performance in the Champions League as well, and they are on the right track after winning their first group stage match.

This encounter pits the reigning champions, Manchester City, against the ambitious Leipzig, both striving to advance to the round of 16. Manchester City is currently tied for the top spot in the Premier League but suffered their first league defeat of the season in the last round. They lost 2-1 to Wolverhampton, making it two consecutive defeats for City, a rare occurrence under Pep Guardiola’s management. Despite these recent setbacks, Manchester City still holds a one-point lead over the second-place duo of Arsenal and Tottenham.

Leipzig has managed to secure 9 consecutive home wins and will rely on their home advantage, but Manchester City is unlikely to settle for a draw.

 

Form Guide

RB Leipzig WWWWWW

RB Leipzig enters this match following a 2-2 Bundesliga draw against Bayern Munich. In that game, RB Leipzig had 35% possession and managed 6 shots on goal, with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Bayern Munich had 11 attempts on goal, with 5 of them on target.

RB Leipzig’s recent matches have been characterized by high-scoring affairs, with at least three goals scored in 5 of their last 6 games. During this period, both RB Leipzig and their opponents have collectively scored 18 goals, emphasizing their attacking style of play.

 

Manchester City WWWWLL

Manchester City will be eager to bounce back in this match after suffering a defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their recent Premier League fixture. In that game, Manchester City had 68% possession and registered 23 shots on goal, with 8 of them on target. Wolverhampton Wanderers had just 3 attempts on goal, with 1 on target, but they managed to secure a 2-0 victory.

Manchester City’s recent form has been characterized by defensive vulnerabilities, as they have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 5 goals during this period. It’s an area of concern for the team.

 

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City Predicted XI

RB Leipzig Predicted XI: Blaswich; Henrichs, Simakan, Lukeba, Raum; Schlager, Seiwald; Simons, Forsberg; Poulsen, Openda.

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

 

Prediction

It’s anticipated that RB Leipzig will have opportunities to find the back of the net against Manchester City, but it’s likely that one goal won’t be enough to secure a victory.

Therefore, we’re predicting a closely contested match with a final score of 1-2 in favor of Manchester City. This game is expected to be highly competitive.

Newcastle United vs PSG | Champions League (04.10.2023, 21:00)

Newcastle United is set to host Paris Saint-Germain in the second match of Group F in the Champions League, a group that also includes Milan. Newcastle began -their campaign with a solid draw against Milan at San Siro, resulting in an overall positive 0-0 scoreline. Eddie Howe’s team is currently on a five-match unbeaten streak and has regained their momentum in the Premier League after a somewhat inconsistent start to the season. The English side has improved its defense and has been particularly strong in this regard, which was a key strength for them last season.

On the other hand, PSG has also been on an upward trajectory in recent weeks, even though they were held to a goalless draw against Clermont this past weekend. PSG has yet to claim the top spot in Ligue 1. In their opening Champions League match, they secured a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes. This match featured the usual star Kylian Mbappé, who had been dealing with an ankle issue but is expected to be in the lineup for the upcoming fixture at St. James’ Park.

Interestingly, this will be the first-ever encounter between Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this Champions League clash.

 

Form Guide

Newcastle United LWDWWW

Newcastle United enters this match on the back of a positive result, having secured a 2-0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League.

In that game, Newcastle United maintained 53% of the possession and took 20 shots at goal, with 8 of them on target. Meanwhile, Burnley managed 8 shots at goal, with 2 of them on target.

Recent results indicate that Newcastle United’s defense has been in fine form. They have been resolute, allowing only 3 goals to be scored against them in their last six matches.

 

Paris Saint-Germain DWWLWW

In their recent Ligue 1 match, PSG played out a goalless draw against Clermont.

During the game, PSG held 67% of the possession and managed 21 shots at goal, with 10 of them on target. In response, Clermont had 12 attempts at goal, with 3 of them on target.

This match marked another in a series of high-scoring games involving PSG, with a total of 22 goals being scored in their last 6 matches. On average, this translates to 3.67 goals per game, with opposing teams contributing 6 of those goals.

 

Newcastle United vs PSG Predicted XI

Newcastle United Predicted XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Burn; Longstaff, Tonali, Guimaraes; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

PSG Predicted XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez; Vitinha, Ugarte, Zaire-Emery; Dembele, Kolo Muani, Mbappe.      

 

Prediction

We believe that Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United are likely to have a closely contested match. It could very well end in a draw with both teams finding the back of the net. Keeping this in mind, our prediction is a 2-2 scoreline after the full 90 minutes.

Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan | Champions League (04.10.2023, 21:00)

Borussia Dortmund will be looking to bounce back after their 2-0 defeat to PSG in the first round of the Champions League group stage. In the Bundesliga, they have secured two consecutive victories, including a 3-1 win against Hoffenheim, despite finishing with 10 players due to a red card. Currently, Borussia Dortmund sits in fourth place in the Bundesliga with 14 points after six games. However, in the Champions League group, they are in the last position, trailing PSG, Newcastle, and Milan.

On the other hand, Milan has earned one point after a draw against Newcastle in the opening fixture. They have set their sights on reaching the round of 16 and are considered favorites along with PSG to advance. Milan has been performing well in Serie A, holding the top position jointly with Inter Milan. They have created a significant gap between themselves, Juventus, and Napoli in the standings.

Milan will likely be without Loftus-Cheek, who sustained an injury in a match against Lazio. Additionally, Bennacer, Caldara, and Krunic will also be unavailable. In attack, Pulisic, Giroud, and Leao are expected to feature, with Maignan and Calabria in defense. In midfield, Reijners and Musah may play alongside Adli and Pobega. Tornali, Newcastle’s new signing, will be unavailable for Milan.

Dortmund is relying on Fullkrug in attack and Reus as the playmaker in the attacking midfield. Reus’s experience will be crucial for providing assists and creative ideas in important matches like those in the Champions League.

 

Form Guide

Borussia Dortmund DDWLWW

Borussia Dortmund’s fans will certainly be hoping for a repeat of their recent success, which was a 3-1 victory against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 47% possession and took 6 shots at goal, 5 of which were on target. On the other side, 1899 Hoffenheim had 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target.

However, it’s worth noting that Borussia Dortmund has struggled defensively in recent games. They have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 8 goals during this period.

 

AC Milan WWLDWW

AC Milan heads into this match with confidence after securing a 2-0 victory over Lazio in their recent Serie A fixture.

In that game, AC Milan had 50% possession and recorded 14 attempts at goal, with 7 of them on target. On the other side, Lazio managed 13 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target.

Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan has been in good scoring form lately, netting a total of 11 goals in their last 6 matches. However, they have also conceded 8 goals during the same period.

 

Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan Predicted XI

Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI: Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Bensebaini; Ozcan, Can, Brandt; Malen, Fullkrug, Adeyemi.

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Thiaw, Hernandez; Musah, Adli, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.      

 

Prediction

In our view, the match between AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund should feature both teams finding the back of the net more than once.

It appears to be a closely contested game with the potential for multiple goals. Therefore, we predict a high-scoring encounter, ending in a 2-2 draw.

Porto vs Barcelona | Champions League (04.10.2023, 21:00)

Porto will host Barcelona at the Estádio do Dragão for the second round of the Champions League, group H. This match features a showdown at the top of the group between two favorites to advance to the round of 16. Barcelona is looking to bounce back from a disappointing European campaign last season, while Porto has high hopes of reaching the knockout phase. The group also includes Shakhtar, currently with zero points, and Antwerp, who conceded 5 goals in the first round against Barcelona.

Porto is coming off a 1-0 defeat in the Portuguese Super Cup against Benfica, a match that was heavily influenced by an early red card for defender Cardoso and decided by a goal from former Juventus player Ángel Di María. This loss pushed Porto down to third place in the domestic league, trailing Sporting and Benfica. Barcelona, on the other hand, has one point less than La Liga leaders Real Madrid and recently secured a 1-0 victory over Sevilla, benefiting from an own goal by Sergio Ramos in the last round. Key players for Barcelona include Lewandowski in attack, Ferran Torres, and Joao Felix, while Gavi and Cancelo play important roles in midfield and defense. Porto managed to hold onto Taremi despite summer transfer interest.

 

Form Guide

Porto WDWWWL

Porto will be looking for a better result in this match after suffering a 1-0 defeat in their recent Primeira Liga game against Benfica.

In that game, Porto had 36% possession and managed 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other hand, Benfica had 16 shots on goal with 3 on target.

Porto has struggled to keep clean sheets in recent games, as they have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, totaling 5 goals against them during that period.

 

Barcelona WWWWDW

Barcelona will enter this match after securing a 1-0 victory in La Liga against Sevilla in their most recent game.

In that game, Barcelona had 59% possession and registered 18 shots on goal, with 5 of them on target. For Barcelona, the only goal of the match came from an own goal by Sergio Ramos in the 76th minute. Sevilla, on the other hand, had 12 attempts at goal, with 3 of them on target.

Barcelona’s attacking players have been in fine form, scoring a total of 18 goals in their last 6 games. This impressive scoring record averages to 3 goals per match during that period.

 

Porto vs Barcelona Predicted XI

Porto Predicted XI: Costa; Mario, Cardoso, Carmo, Wendell; Eustaquio, Varela; Franco, Jaime, Galeno; Taremi.

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Gavi, Romeu, Gundogan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Felix.      

 

Prediction

We believe that Porto will need to deliver a strong performance to break through the defense of this Barcelona lineup.

However, Barcelona is likely to score a goal of their own, resulting in a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Barcelona at the end of this game.