Predictions

Predictions 03 – 06.11.2023

Manchester City vs Bournemouth | Premier League (04.11.2023, 16:00)

Manchester City will face Bournemouth this weekend, aiming to maintain the pressure on Premier League leaders Tottenham. The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium in matchday 11.

Currently sitting in third place with 24 points, Manchester City is just two points behind the leaders. In their recent form, Manchester City had a significant 3-0 victory over their derby rivals, Manchester United. This win marked their third consecutive competitive victory, and it helped them recover from two consecutive losses. When playing at home, Manchester City has been exceptionally strong, winning all four of their league matches at the Etihad Stadium in this campaign.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, faced a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool in their midweek Carabao Cup match. This loss made it four defeats in their last five matches. The only exception was a 2-1 win over Burnley, which was a welcome result as they had been winless until then. The team must improve its form to avoid being dragged into the relegation zone.

Bournemouth’s away record in the Premier League this season has been a concern. They have lost three of their four away matches and have only earned one point, which came in a match against Brentford.

The match between Manchester City and Bournemouth will be crucial for both teams, with Manchester City aiming to maintain their title challenge and Bournemouth looking to improve their situation in the Premier League.

 

Form Guide

Manchester City LWLWWW

Manchester City is riding high after their 3-0 Premier League victory over Manchester United in their previous match. During this game, Manchester City enjoyed 61% possession and registered 21 attempts at goal, 10 of which were on target. In contrast, Manchester United managed 7 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target.

Manchester City has been involved in high-scoring matches, with five out of their last six games witnessing three or more goals. In these games, their opponents found the net six times, while Manchester City scored 12 goals. However, this high-scoring pattern might not necessarily continue in their upcoming match.

Manchester City’s home record is impressive, as they are undefeated in their last 15 league matches played at home. This record reflects their strong performance at home and suggests they’ll be a formidable opponent in their upcoming game.

 

Bournemouth LWLLLW

Bournemouth will be eager to bounce back after their defeat to Liverpool in EFL Cup action. In that match, Bournemouth had limited possession at 33% and attempted 16 shots, with 6 of them on target. On the other side, Liverpool had 18 attempts on goal, with 7 on target.

Bournemouth’s recent defensive record is a matter of concern, as they have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 games, totaling 13 goals against. This indicates a need for improvement in their defensive performance.

Additionally, Bournemouth faces the challenge of not having won an away league match in their last 6 attempts. They’ll aim to turn their fortunes around in this regard.

 

Manchester City vs Bournemouth Predicted XI

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Kovacic; Bernardo, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.

Bournemouth Predicted XI: Radu; Aarons, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Kerkez; Scott, Billing; Semenyo, Christie, Kluivert; Solanke.

 

Prediction

Our expectation is that Manchester City will likely have numerous goal-scoring opportunities and capitalize on them effectively. While Bournemouth may struggle to find the net, we anticipate they will have some chances to score as well.

With these considerations, our prediction is a convincing 3-1 victory for Manchester City at the end of the match.

Newcastle United vs Arsenal | Premier League (04.11.2023, 18:30)

Newcastle is set to host Arsenal at St James’ Park, and English referee Stuart Attwell will oversee this Premier League fixture. The Magpies, guided by Eddie Howe, are coming off a 3-0 win against Manchester United in the League Cup’s round of 16, with Almiron, Hall, and Willock finding the back of the net. In the Champions League, they suffered a 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. In the league, they recently played to a 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton. Newcastle has recorded three wins in their last six matches, and they currently sit in sixth place in the league with five wins, two draws, and three defeats. A positive aspect for Howe’s team is their goal-scoring ability; they share the title of the best attack in the Premier League with Aston Villa, having scored 26 goals in the first 10 rounds. In the Champions League, Newcastle is in second place in Group F, trailing PSG and level on points with Borussia Dortmund. Milan sits at the bottom of the group with 2 points.

Arsenal, on the other hand, currently leads Group B in the Champions League with 6 points after three matchdays. They are competing at a high level, looking to make up for the disappointment of last season when they missed out on the title. In the Premier League, the Gunners are in second place, tied on points with Manchester City, and trailing league leaders Tottenham. They have seven wins and three draws, maintaining an unbeaten status in the league. However, Arsenal recently faced elimination from the League Cup, losing 3-1 to West Ham in the round of 16. In their most recent league fixture, they secured a dominant 5-0 victory against Sheffield United. 

 

Form Guide

Newcastle United WWDWLD

Newcastle United will be looking to build on their recent success following a 0-3 victory over Manchester United in the EFL Cup.

In that match, Newcastle United had 38% possession and managed 10 shots at goal, with 5 of them on target, while Manchester United had 13 shots at goal with only 2 on target.

Newcastle United has been involved in high-scoring matches lately, with an average of 3.33 goals per game in their last 6 matches. During this period, they’ve scored 14 goals.

 

Arsenal WLWDWW

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from their recent defeat to West Ham United in the EFL Cup.

In that game, Arsenal had 71% possession and recorded 14 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. West Ham United had 5 attempts on goal.

In 5 of Arsenal’s last 6 matches, there have been at least three goals scored. The average number of goals in those games is 3.33, with Arsenal averaging 2.5 goals per game.

Arsenal enters this match undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.

 

Newcastle United vs Arsenal Predicted XI

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

Arsenal Predicted XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.      

 

Prediction

It appears to us that both Arsenal and Newcastle United might face challenges in finding the back of the net in this match.

As a result, we predict a final score of 0-0 when the full-time whistle blows.

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich | Bundesliga (04.11.2023, 18:30)

Two of the Bundesliga’s heavyweights, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, are gearing up for an intense Der Klassiker on Saturday, both looking to maintain their unbeaten league records. Bayern Munich currently sits in second place, while Borussia Dortmund holds the fourth spot, just two points behind their fierce rivals.

Borussia Dortmund heads into this clash on the back of a 1-0 victory against Hoffenheim in the DFB Pokal during the week. This home win not only secured their place in the tournament’s third round but also extended their unbeaten streak to eight matches. Edin Terzić’s team will be eager to secure their first victory over Bayern since 2019, and a win here could propel them within a single point of the league leaders. Dortmund has emerged victorious in six of their nine Bundesliga fixtures, accumulating 21 points.

In contrast, Bayern Munich faced a surprising 2-1 defeat to a third-division side, Saarbrücken, leading to their exit from the DFB Pokal. This loss marked their first defeat since the 3-0 Super Cup loss to RB Leipzig in August. Before the Cup defeat, Bayern had secured five consecutive wins, and they’ll be highly motivated to return to winning ways, especially against their most significant league rivals. Bayern has been dominant in this fixture, currently enjoying a ten-match unbeaten run against Dortmund, with nine wins and four of them as the away side. The Bavarians have accumulated 23 points and are merely two points behind the league leaders, Bayer Leverkusen.

 

Form Guide

Borussia Dortmund DWWWDW

Borussia Dortmund will aim to carry the momentum from their recent 1-0 DFB-Pokal victory over Hoffenheim into their upcoming fixtures.

In that match, Borussia Dortmund maintained 54% possession and recorded 22 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target. On the opposing side, 1899 Hoffenheim managed 6 goal attempts with 3 of them on target.

In their previous six games, Edin Terzić’s Borussia Dortmund has scored a total of 10 goals, averaging approximately 1.67 goals per match.

 

Bayern Munich WWWWWL

After a disappointing defeat to Saarbrucken in their previous DFB-Pokal outing, Bayern Munich and their fans will be eager for a better outcome in this fixture.

In that match, Bayern Munich held 75% of the possession and recorded 18 goal attempts, 7 of which were on target. Saarbrucken managed 4 shots on goal, with 2 of them on target.

In the last six games involving Bayern Munich, there have been a minimum of three goals scored in each. The average number of goals per match during this period is approximately 4.33, with Bayern Munich averaging 3.5 goals scored.

 

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Predicted XI

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

Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Neuer; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Laimer, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Kane.         

 

Prediction

We believe that Borussia Dortmund can find the back of the net against this Bayern Munich team, but one goal may not be sufficient for the result they desire.

Consequently, we anticipate a closely contested match with a final score of 1-2 in favor of Bayern Munich.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona | La Liga (04.11.2023, 21:00)

Real Sociedad will host Barcelona at the Reale Arena in the first round of the 12th round of La Liga. Real Sociedad is coming into the match with momentum, having secured three victories in their last four matches. In the previous round of La Liga, they played to a 2-2 draw against Rayo Vallecano. They also advanced to the next round of the Copa del Rey by defeating Bunol 1-0. Real Sociedad currently occupies the fifth place in the La Liga standings, trailing Barcelona by five points. Their league record consists of five wins, four draws, and two defeats. Real Sociedad aims to reconfirm their position in the Champions League after performing well in Group D, where they lead alongside Inter Milan with seven points each. They are ahead of Salzburg and Benfica, with a recent 1-0 victory over the Portuguese team on the last day.

On the other hand, Barcelona is dealing with the aftermath of a recent defeat in El Clasico against Real Madrid, a loss that affected their position in the league and led to controversies, which are not uncommon in such high-stakes matches. Barcelona currently sits in the fourth place in La Liga, four points behind the leaders Real Madrid, who share the top spot with Girona. The team managed by Xavi has seven wins, three draws, and one defeat in the league. However, in the Champions League, Barcelona is dominating Group H with a perfect record, securing their place in the Round of 16 with nine points after three games. They have scored eight goals and conceded only one. They lead the group ahead of Porto, Shakhtar, and Antwerp, with a recent 2-1 victory over Shakhtar.

Real Sociedad has maintained an unbeaten record at the Reale Arena this season, while Barcelona has yet to suffer an away defeat. This clash is vital for the standings, and the balance at the top of the table is at stake.

 

Form Guide

Real Sociedad WLWWDD

Real Sociedad is riding a wave of optimism, hoping to secure another victory after their recent 1-0 win in the Copa del Rey against Buñol. In that match, Real Sociedad demonstrated dominance with 71% possession and 21 shots on goal, of which 6 were on target. Bunol, on the other hand, had only 2 attempts on goal, none of which were on target.

Real Sociedad’s recent results underscore the solidity of their defense. In their last six games, they have conceded only 4 goals.

As they head into this upcoming match, it’s worth noting that Real Sociedad has established an impressive unbeaten streak in their last 15 home league matches. Their home ground has indeed become a fortress.

 

Barcelona WWDWWL

Barcelona is eager to bounce back from their recent defeat to Real Madrid in La Liga. In that game, Barcelona had 52% possession and managed 14 shots at goal, with 3 of them on target.

In their last six games, Barcelona has scored a total of 8 goals, and they’ve managed to find the back of the net in each of these matches. However, their defense hasn’t been as solid, as they’ve conceded 5 goals over the same period.

 

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Predicted XI

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

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

 

Prediction

The upcoming match between Real Sociedad and Barcelona appears to be a tightly contested one, with the potential for both teams to score.

However, you predict that Barcelona will manage to score at least one goal and secure a 0-1 victory in this match.

Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano | La Liga (05.11.2023, 21:00)

Real Madrid, coming off a remarkable comeback in the recent El Clasico against reigning champions Barcelona, has been in exceptional form since the start of the 2023/24 season. They have not only reclaimed the top spot in the La Liga table but are also considered favorites to regain their domestic crown under the guidance of manager Carlo Ancelotti. Additionally, Real Madrid has enjoyed a dominant run in the Champions League, winning all of their first three European matches, and they aim to continue making a statement. Before the October international break, they convincingly defeated Osasuna 4-0, earning a fearsome reputation for their home performances. Real Madrid has triumphed in each of their initial five matches at the Bernabeu, with a combined score of 11-2.

On the other side, Rayo Vallecano, despite being a contender in the European race, has earned a reputation as a team often settling for draws. They recently secured a dramatic 2-2 draw at home against Champions League side Real Sociedad. Impressively, Los Franjirrojos have shared points in five of their last six La Liga fixtures. While Rayo Vallecano has been collecting points this season, they are well aware that facing Real Madrid in the heart of Madrid is a monumental challenge. Their last visit to the Bernabeu in top-flight action resulted in a 2-1 defeat, dating back to May 24th. Francisco’s men have struggled against Real Madrid in recent history, losing their last 12 consecutive encounters, a streak spanning over 23 years.

 

Form Guide

Real Madrid WWWDWW

Real Madrid is looking to build on their recent success, following a 2-1 La Liga victory over Barcelona.

In that exciting match, Real Madrid had 48% of the possession and made 13 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target. Barcelona managed 14 shots at goal, with 3 on target.

Real Madrid has been consistently prolific in front of goal, scoring in each of their last six matches. During this impressive run, they’ve netted a total of 15 goals while conceding only 5.

Looking ahead to their next match, Real Madrid holds an impressive record of being undefeated in their last nine home league games.

 

Rayo Vallecano DDDWDW

Rayo Vallecano is entering this match on the back of an impressive 6-0 victory over Atlético Lugones in the Copa del Rey.

Under the guidance of manager Francisco Rodríguez, Rayo Vallecano has demonstrated their attacking prowess by scoring a total of 13 goals in their last six matches. Defensively, they’ve conceded just 6 goals during this period.

Looking ahead to the upcoming match, Rayo Vallecano boasts a promising record of being undefeated in their last three away league matches.

 

Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa, Carvajal, Rüdiger, Alaba, García, Camavinga, Valverde, Bellingham, Kroos, Rodrygo, Vinícius.

Rayo Vallecano Predicted XI: Dimitrievski, Balliu, Mumin, Lejeune, Espino, Palazón, Ciss, Cabrera, Rivera, Tomás, Trejo.

 

Prediction

In our assessment, Rayo Vallecano is expected to generate scoring opportunities against Real Madrid. However, despite their efforts, it might not be sufficient to prevent a defeat.

Our prediction suggests a closely contested match with Real Madrid ultimately securing a 2-1 victory.