Serie A leaders Inter Milan take on rivals AC Milan, in the Derby della “Madonnina” number two in the 2021/2022 season. The first match, which took place on November 7, ended 1-1 with an own goal by de Vrij, which allowed the Rossoneri to level the match after the former Hakan Calhanoglu had taken the lead. Inter have a four-point lead and a game to come up, and a win would certainly cut Milan’s legs.
The Nerazzurri are the only side in the league to remain unbeaten at home, and they have the greatest attack in the championship, scoring 53 goals in 22 games, an average of more than two goals per game.
Inter Milan WWWDWW
Inter Milan will be seeking a second win after defeating Venezia 2-1 in Serie A.
In the game, Inter Milan had 70% possession and 24 shots on goal, 12 of which were on target. Nicol Barella (40′) and Edin Deko (90′) scored goals for Inter Milan. Venezia, on the other hand, had three shots on goal, three of which were on target. For Venezia, Thomas Henry scored in the 19th minute.
Inter Milan have scored ten goals in their last six games, averaging 1.67 goals per game.
AC Milan WWWWLD
Milan and Juventus drew 0-0.
AC Milan had 47 percent possession and 14 shots on goal, four of which were on target in that game. Juventus had eight shots on goal, but none of them were on target.
Goals have been scored as many as 20 times in AC Milan’s last six games, averaging 3.33 goals per match. From this sum, their opponents have gotten 6 points.
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last four league away matches heading into this fixture.
Injured and suspended
Inter Milan: (Joaquín Correa, Robin Gosens)
AC Milan: (Zlatan Ibrahimović, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjær, Fodé Ballo-Touré)
Inter Milan vs AC Milan Predicted XI
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko
AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Kessie, Leao; Giroud
Derbies are, by definition, balanced matches in which the lesser-valued team frequently establishes itself. The gap between the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri, however, seems frankly high at this time of the season; we therefore aim with conviction at the success of the reigning Italian champions.
At the end of 90 minutes, we expect a very close game with Inter Milan winning by a 2-1 score. Let’s see how this one turns out.
This “La Liga” can only be lost by Real Madrid, according to the situations in the Iberian Peninsula recently. Yes, because the Blancos are comfortably atop the rankings, with a four-point lead over the second-placed team.
Of course, this is unsettling, but the fact that Sevilla is the closest pursuer may sway opinions. On paper, the most respected rivals have lost a lot of ground, and Betis is currently in third place in the standings. On Sunday evening, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will face off for fourth place, but also to send a message to all of their rivals, because qualification for the next Champions League is a “must” for both.
Following their 0-1 La Liga victory over Alaves, Barcelona will be aiming for a repeat performance.
In the match, Barcelona had 76 percent possession and 10 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Frenkie de Jong (87′) was the lone player to score for Barcelona. Alaves had six shots on goal, two of which were on target against their opponents.
Barcelona hasn’t been able to stop scoring goals, with the Catalans scoring in each of their previous six games.
During that period, they have amassed 9 points and given up a total of 8. Barcelona is winless against Atlético Madrid in their last four league encounters going into this match.
Atlético Madrid WWDLLW
Atlético Madrid enters this match on the heels of a 3-2 La Liga victory over Valencia in their most recent outing.
In the match, Atlético Madrid had 65 percent control and 16 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Atlético Madrid scored through Matheus Cunha (64′), Angel Correa (90′), and Mario Hermoso (93′). Valencia CF had seven shots on goal, three of which were on target. Valencia’s goals came from Yunus Musah (25′) and Hugo Duro (44′).
Goals have been scored 21 times in Atlético Madrid’s last six games, averaging 3.5 goals per match. Eight of the goals have come from their opponents.
Injured and suspended
Barcelona: (Alejandro Balde, Ansu Fati, Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto)
Atlético Madrid: (Šime Vrsaljko, João Félix).
Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: M. ter Stegen, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Frenkie De Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Ferrán Torres, Luuk de Jong and Gavi.
Atlético Madrid Predicted XI: Jan Oblak, Daniel Wass, José Giménez, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso, Y. Ferreira-Carrasco, Luis Suarez, Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo De Paul, Koke, and João Félix.
The one against Alaves, however, is also the only game in the last five that ended with a Blaugrana clean sheet, while the other side scored in seven of the last eight (but also conceded at least one goal in the last four).
We’re imagining that Atlético Madrid will need to push hard to find the net against this Barcelona outfit, who we think will score at least once to gain the upper hand. We chose the option. “Yes, both teams scored.”
The Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé hosts the great disappointment of this edition of the Africa Cup, the host Cameroon. Despite a top-level tournament, the dream of a sixth title was shattered in the semifinals against Egypt. The team led by the Portuguese selector Toni was unable to overcome the most solid defense of the tournament and, after a 0-0 in the 120 minutes of play between regular and extra time, it was the penalty kicks that sanctioned the most scorching insult: the decisive mistakes by Moukoudi, Lea Siliki, and N’Jiae for the final 3-1 in favor of the Pharaohs.
Burkina Faso also lost 3-1, but coach Kamou Malo’s team couldn’t come back in the final 90 minutes, and Ibrahim Blati Touré scored the only goal.
Burkina Faso LWDDWL
Burkina Faso will be trying to get back on track after losing 1-3 to Senegal in their previous Africa Cup of Nations match.
In that game, Burkina Faso had 49 percent possession and 10 shots on goal, three of which were on target. Senegal had 18 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target. Senegal’s goals came from Abdou Diallo (70′), Idrissa Gueye (76′), and Sadio Mané (87′).
Burkina Faso hasn’t had any trouble scoring in recent games, scoring in each of their last six outings.
During that time, they’ve scored a total of 6 goals while allowing a total of 7.
Cameroon previously drew 0-0 with Egypt in an Africa Cup of Nations encounter.
Cameroon had 53 percent possession and 9 shots on goal, three of which were on target, in the encounter. Egypt, on the other hand, had seven attempts at goal, only one of which was successful. Egypt was victorious after a tough 1-3 penalty shootout.
Cameroon’s defense unit has put up a string of consistent performances, conceding only four goals in their last six games combined. During the same time frame, they have scored 11 goals on their own. Nonetheless, only time will tell if that tendency will continue in this game.
Injured and suspended
Burkina Faso: (Herve Koffi)
Cameroon: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Burkina Faso vs Cameroon Predicted XI
Burkina Faso Predicted XI: Ouedraogo; Kabore, Tapsoba, Dayo, Yago; Toure, Guira, Sangare; Bande, Ouattara, Traore.
Cameroon Predicted XI: Onana; Fai, Moukoudi, Ngadeu, Tolo; Hongla, Anguissa, Ngamaleu, Ekambi; Aboubakar, Choupo-Moting
The 3rd–4th place final, however, leaves a bad taste in the mouth for what could have been, especially for Cameroon, who surrendered only to penalties. However, it remains the favorite team against Burkina Faso without even its starting defender.
As a result, we expect a hard-fought match that ends with Cameroon winning 0-1 when the referee blows for full-time.
The last act of the 2021 Africa Cup, already canceled last year due to the pandemic. Senegal of coach Aliou Cissé and Egypt, led by Carlos Queiroz, will compete in the 33rd edition of the competition at the Stade Omnisport Paul Biya in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Senegal and Egypt have in common the fact that they have lost the previous two finals: Senegal in 2019 in Egypt against Algeria and Egypt in Gabon in 2017 against Cameroon. And the Egyptians, who have the most victories in this competition (7), exacted their vengeance five years later by defeating the hosts on penalties in the semifinals, 3-1.
Senegal, who have never won this cup by finishing second twice (2002 and 2019), have instead had an easier match against Burkina Faso by winning 3-1 in the 90 minutes of regular time. The last precedent dates back to November 15, 2014, and on that occasion, Senegal beat Egypt 1-0. At Egypt, defender Kamal will be disqualified, and in addition to him, the coach, Queiroz, will also be.
Senegal is looking to improve on their last performance, a 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations victory over Burkina Faso.
In the game, Senegal had 51 percent possession and 18 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target. Abdou Diallo (70′), Idrissa Gueye (76′), and Sadio Mané (87′) scored for Senegal. Burkina Faso had ten shots on goal, three of which were on target. Burkina Faso’s goal came from Blati Touré (82′).
Senegal’s recent results highlight the reality that there isn’t much more that the backline can do. Senegal has offered the opponent very little, resulting in a total of two goals that have gone past their goalkeeper in their previous six games.
Egypt’s most recent encounter was a 0-0 draw with Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt controlled 47 percent of the ball and had seven shots on goal, one of which was on target. Cameroon had nine shots on goal, three of which were on target. After a 3-1 penalty shootout, Egypt emerged victorious.
Egypt’s strike unit has struggled for goals in their last six games, scoring only four goals. In those games, the Pharaohs’ opponents have scored a total of two goals against them.
Injured and suspended
Senegal Faso: (Krépin Diatta)
Egypt: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Senegal vs Egypt Predicted XI
Senegal Predicted XI: Mendy, Sarr, Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss, Mendy, Kouyate, Dieng, Gueye, Mane, Diedhiou.
Egypt Predicted XI: Sobhi, Kamal, Abdel Monem, Ashraf, Fattouh, El Solia, Elneny, Fathy, Marmoush, Mohamed, Salah.
Egypt showed too many limits in attack despite Momo Salah’s (2 goals). On the other hand, there will be his Liverpool partner, Sadio Mané (3 goals), and above all, a very well-placed defense led by Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli. Senegal can win the first cup in their history, and the odds are doubled if they do so in the first 90 minutes.
We believe Egypt will struggle to score against a Senegal side. As a result, we expect a close match, with Senegal winning 1-0 at the end of 90 minutes.