Manchester City host Newcastle at the Etihad for the 26th round of the Premier League with the aim of closing the gap on leaders Arsenal. The match is one of the most interesting of the day because the second and fifth face each other. Pep Guardiola’s team is looking for a sixth consecutive victory at home, even if lately they have been conceding a lot in defense. In fact, the numbers show that the Citizens have always conceded at least one goal in the last five rounds of the league, fortunately compensating with what is currently the best attack of the tournament.
On the other hand, the crisis seems to have officially begun for Newcastle, which has not been victorious in any of its last four official matches. After only 2 points in the last three rounds of the league, Eddie Howe’s team also lost the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United. However, the Magpies can’t give up right now because they are still close to the Champions League area and have to fight to finish as well as possible and access European competitions, which would be an extraordinary achievement after they risked relegation last year. In the first leg, there was a 3-3 tie.
Manchester City WWDDWW
Fans of Manchester City will be hoping for a victory in the FA Cup similar to the one they had previously, which was a 3-0 rout of Bristol City. During that encounter, Manchester City held 70 percent of the possession and had 16 shots on goal, with six of them finding the target.
Five shots were taken by Bristol City, but only one was on target. Manchester City have not experienced any difficulties when it comes to scoring, as they have found the back of the net in all six of their most recent matches.
During that time period, they have racked up a total of 15 goals while only allowing five to be tallied against them.
Since they played Manchester United in the previous round of the EPL Cup and came up short, both Newcastle United and the fans who traveled with them will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.
During that match, Newcastle managed to have 61% of the possession of the ball and 15 attempts on goal, with only 2 of those shots being on target. Manchester United took 14 shots at the goal, with 9 of them being on target.
The numbers don’t lie, and they show that Newcastle United have allowed opponents to score in 5 of their last 6 encounters, leading to a total of 7 goals being scored against them. The vulnerabilities that Newcastle United have in their defense have become more apparent.
Manchester City vs Newcastle Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Haaland, Grealish.
Newcastle Predicted XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.
It seems to us that Manchester City should be able to generate a good number of chances and have a good number of shots on target that are successful.
On the other hand, even though we expect Newcastle United to score, they might have trouble putting the ball in the back of the net.
We think that Manchester City will win by a score of 3-1 after the ninety minutes.
The second-place team, Everton, will play Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on matchday 26 of the English Premier League. The Gunners have a great chance to keep up their good form and widen their lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings. On Wednesday, the Gunners defeated Everton at home in a convincing 4-0 victory. The victory over Everton moves Mikel Arteta’s young Arsenal side five points ahead of the reigning champions, and it brings the hopes of Arsenal fans closer to being realized that their team will win the championship for the first time since 2003–2004. Arsenal currently holds a record of 19 victories, three draws, and three losses, which translates to a point total of 57. Following a blip in their form that saw them go four matches without a victory, they are currently on a run of three consecutive victories and have scored a total of nine goals in their most recent three league matches. They have scored a total of nine goals in their most recent three league matches.
Bournemouth comes into this match looking to pull themselves out of the relegation zone while also trying to put a stop to the winning streak that the Gunners have been on. The Cherries are currently involved in a battle to avoid being demoted, one that will most likely last until the season is over. Bournemouth’s record of five victories, six draws, and 13 losses has resulted in a total of 21 points for the team, which places them 19th in the standings at the moment. However, they are only one point behind the safe zone, and a victory in this encounter has the potential to move Bournemouth up to 16th place. Last weekend, the visitors were defeated at home by Manchester City by a score of 4-1, and things won’t get any easier for Bournemouth as they now have to travel to the league leaders, who are in excellent form. Things won’t get any easier for Bournemouth as they now have to go to the league leaders, who are in excellent form. This season, Bournemouth’s defensive play while on the road has been atrocious, and the team’s total of 32 goals allowed while traveling for away games is the greatest total in the entire Premier League.
Arsenal will be hoping for an outcome similar to their 4-0 victory over Everton that they earned in the Premier League.
During that game, Arsenal held possession of the ball for 73% of the time and had 15 shots on goal, with only five of them missing the target. Everton, the team they were playing against, had 8 shots on goal, with 5 of them landing in the goal.
Arsenal, captained by Mikel Arteta, have found the back of the net a combined 11 times over the course of their most recent six matches, which results in an average of 1.83 goals tallied per game.
Before this game, Arsenal hadn’t lost to Bournemouth in any of their previous five Premier League games.
After losing to Manchester City in their last Premier League game, Bournemouth will be looking to get back on track. They will be expecting to turn things around here.
During that game, Bournemouth had 34% possession of the ball and 13 shots on goal, with only 2 of those shots being on target. On the other hand, Manchester City had 20 shots on goal, with only five of them hitting the target.
There has been an unusually low number of goals scored between Bournemouth and their opponents in five of the previous six matches that they have participated in.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Predicted XI
Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Trossard.
Bournemouth Predicted XI: Neto; Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Stephens, Zemura; Ouattara, Billing, Lerma, Traore; Solanke.
We think that Arsenal should be able to and should be able to create a lot of chances and shots on goal that are successful.
On the other end, Bournemouth might have a hard time breaking through their defense, but we do believe that they have the potential to be dangerous at moments as well.
After ninety minutes of play, our prediction is that Arsenal will come out on top, 3-1.
A match like the one between Liverpool and Manchester United needs no special introduction. Two of the historic formations of the Premier League face each other, which will undoubtedly put on a show for the umpteenth time. It is played at Anfield Road, therefore, at the home of the Reds, who are finally recovering and who, with their success against the Wolves, have obtained their third victory in four games. Now Klopp’s team has returned to the European Zone because it is in sixth place and Tottenham is in fourth.
The hosts therefore have great motivation, also because in the Champions League, Real Madrid’s 2-5 record straight away in the first leg of the round of 16 practically sent them out of the competition, barring absurd twists. United, on the other hand, has been growing for months now, and Erik ten Hag has finally found the right formula for his team, which a few days ago also triumphed in the Carabao Cup. The Red Devils are now a machine that works and is running on several fronts, after also eliminating Barcelona in the Europa League. Manchester United are currently third but are doing well and looking up, aiming to catch up with rivals City. The hosts have Luis Diaz, Martial, and Eriksen out for the guests.
Liverpool will hope for a result like their 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this season in the Premier League.
During that game, Liverpool held 57% of the possession and had 15 shots on goal, with 6 of them finding the back of the net. Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, had four shots on goal, with one of them actually hitting the goal.
The number of games in which Liverpool has been held scoreless is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in recent matches. If you take their previous six matches before this one, a bet on both sides scoring would have lost in as many as five of those matches before this one.
Going into this encounter, Liverpool had a streak of five consecutive home league matches in which they did not suffer a loss.
Manchester United WDWWWW
In their most recent FA Cup match, Manchester United beat West Ham United 3-1, which got them to this round.
During that game, Manchester United had 60 percent of the possession and 21 shots on goal, with eight of those shots hitting the goal.
Over the course of their last six games, Manchester United has scored a total of 14 goals.These victories come in a variety of competitions. Additionally, Manchester United has tallied a goal in each and every one of those matches. During the course of those matches, their competitors have managed to tally four goals against them.
Going into this match, Manchester United have not been victorious against Liverpool when they have competed against the Reds on the road in any of the previous six league encounters.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez.
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst
We anticipate that Manchester United and Liverpool will not have much of a gap between them in this match, and it may be difficult to find the back of the net.
It is looking more and more likely that it will wind up being a tie. Therefore, we are witnessing a very challenging game that is currently tied 0-0 after the first ninety minutes.
Barcelona hosts Valencia at the Nou Camp for the 24th round of La Liga. Delicate moment for the hosts, always at the top of the championship alone but returning from two consecutive defeats, archived by the success against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. A decisive victory for Xavi at a critical moment The Blaugrana prevailed 1-0 in the semi-final first leg against archrivals Real, a match decided by an own goal from Militao despite chances, shots, and ball possession to the advantage of the whites. Now there are two more encounters against Ancelotti: one on March 19 in La Liga and then the return semifinal scheduled for April 5, Barcelona must avenge its elimination from Europe: after the misstep in the Champions League with third place in group C, Xavi also exited the Europa League in the play-off to access the round of 16 against Manchester United.
A bad blow for the square, which is usually used to fighting for other goals. Valencia, on the other hand, is very slow in the championship, even in 18th place with 23 points, third from last place, and with a concrete risk of relegation for Baraja’s team. The team is still not very balanced and has few points of reference on the pitch. The string of consecutive defeats (5) was interrupted by the victory in the last round of La Liga against Real Sociedad, but the situation of Valencia is disastrous, also considering the elimination in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey against Atletico Bilbao (3-1). A season to forget, and right now a redemption against Barcelona seems highly unlikely given the values on the pitch.
After their most recent victory, which was a 1-0 triumph over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, Barcelona is looking to add another victory to their resume.
During that match, Barcelona held 35% of the possession and had 4 shots on goal, with 2 of those shots hitting the goal. Real Madrid had 13 shots on goal, but none of them were successful in hitting the goal.
The Barcelona team captained by Xavi Hernandez has scored a total of seven goals over the course of their most recent six matches, which works out to an average of 1.17 goals scored per contest.
Valencia are coming into this match on the back of a victory in their most recent La Liga encounter, which they played against Real Sociedad and won 1-0.
During that game, Valencia held 37% of the possession and had 8 shots on goal, with 3 of them finding the back of the net. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, had 11 shots on goal, with only three of them hitting the goal.
Valencia has had trouble scoring goals in their last six games, which is clear from the fact that they have only scored two goals, which is not a good result. During those contests, they have also been on the receiving end of a combined 7 goals from the sides they have faced.
Barcelona vs Valencia Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Alba; F de Jong, Busquets, Kessie; Fati, F Torres, Raphinha.
Valencia Predicted XI: Mamardashvili; Foulquier, Comert, Diakhaby, Lato; Musah, Guillamon, Almeida; Castillejo, Duro, Lino.
In a matchup against a Barcelona lineup that has the potential to take control of the action, it is likely that Valencia will have a difficult time achieving their objective of scoring.
Our prediction is that Barcelona will emerge victorious with a commanding 3-0 victory after the conclusion of the encounter.