After earning four points against Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb, Milan is preparing to face the most difficult opponent in their Champions League group, Chelsea. The Rossoneri are returning from an important championship success on the Empoli field, and now they want to maintain first place in the European Group, even if there is the problem of injuries, which are harassing Stefano Pioli’s team. In fact, Davide Calabria and Alexis Saelemaekers were added to the appeal of those unavailable to the Devil. However, Milan are still unbeaten far from San Siro, and against the Blues, they are looking for the third win in a row away from home.
Chelsea, on the other hand, changed their technical guide before the break for the national teams, and at their first match with Graham Potter on the bench, they won a comeback against Crystal Palace. The former Brighton manager made some tactical changes and put Kalidou Koulibaly on the bench. The Londoners absolutely need a win at Stamford Bridge against the Rossoneri because they have only collected one point in the group so far. At home, Chelsea are unbeaten in nine games, even if they have always conceded goals in the last eight.
After taking the previous match in the Premier League series by a score of 1-2 against Crystal Palace, Chelsea will be hoping for a repeat performance in this match.
During that match, Chelsea held a 64% possession advantage and had 13 shots on goal, with only three of those shots hitting the target. Crystal Palace had seven shots on goal, and they were only able to get three on target.
In the most recent games, it has been rare for Chelsea to be able to defend their position for the full three quarters of an hour. The truth is that Chelsea has conceded goals in each of their last six matches, totaling seven during that span.
AC Milan WDWWLW
AC Milan’s most recent match in Serie A was a win against Empoli by a score of 1-3, and they will bring that momentum into this matchup.
During that game, AC Milan held possession for 57% of the time and had 19 shots on goal, with six of them finding the target. Empoli, the team they were playing against, had 16 shots on goal, but only four of them were on target.
In the last six matches that AC Milan has participated in, the team has scored a total of 21 goals, which results in an average of 3.5 goals scored per contest. This demonstrates the team’s preference for contests that are fruitful and productive.
Injured and suspended
Chelsea: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
AC Milan (Davide Calabria, Theo Hernández, Divock Origi, Simon Kjaer, Mike Maignan, Alexis Saelemaekers, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Alessandro Florenzi).
Chelsea vs AC Milan Predicted XI
Chelsea Predicted XI: Arrizabalaga, James, Fofana, Silva, Chilwell, Havertz, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Mount, Sterling, Aubameyang.
AC Milan Predicted XI: Tatarusanu, Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure, Tonali, Bennacer, Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leao, Giroud.
There is no doubt that we will see a great match at a very high pace. Chelsea will have great motivation and get an extra boost in front of their fans. After ninety minutes of play, we anticipate that the match will end with a 1-1 draw.
Real Madrid will try to shake off the presence of Shakhtar Donetsk on the third day of Group F of the Champions League. The European champions, the Mérengues, have full points after the first two rounds, and in the last match, they overwhelmed Leizpig 2-0. Carlo Ancelotti’s team, on the other hand, slowed down in the league, being caught by Barcelona at the top of the standings after the 1-1 home match against Osasuna.
Shakhtar, on the other hand, cannot play at home even in the league games as Donetsk is battered by the war following the Russian invasion, but in the last round, they still won on the Metalist Kharkiv field for 1-6. In the Champions League, however, there was a 1-1 tie in the last match against Celtic.
Real Madrid WWWWWD
Real Madrid enters this match coming off a draw against Osasuna in the previous round of La Liga competition. The match ended 1-1.
During that match, Real Madrid held 64% of the possession and had 22 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots hitting the target. On the other end of the field, Osasuna had eight shots on goal, but only two of them were on target.
The Real Madrid backline has demonstrated a great deal of solidity recently, as evidenced by their most recent results. Real Madrid has played well defensively, as evidenced by the fact that just four goals have been scored against them in the last six matches they have participated in.
Shakhtar Donetsk WWWWDW
The previous game that Shakhtar Donetsk played was a win for them in the Premier League; they defeated Metalist Kharkiv by a score of 1-6. They come into this game with that momentum.
Shakhtar Donetsk has scored 15 goals in their last six meetings with their opponents. On each of those occasions, Shakhtar Donetsk have also been successful in scoring a goal. In the course of those matches, they have allowed four opponents to score into their own net.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid: (Thibaut Courtois)
Shakhtar Donetsk: (Viktor Kornienko)
Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Lunin, Carvajal, Militao, Ruediger, Mendy, Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted XI: Trubin, Taylor, Bondar, Matviyenko, Konoplia, Stepanenko, Zubkov, Bondarenko, Sudakov, Mudryk, Sikan.
Against this Real Madrid team, we believe that Shakhtar Donetsk should be able to find the back of the net. However, we do not believe that this will be the maximum number of goals that Shakhtar Donetsk will allow to be scored against them.
We anticipate a very close contest that will end with Real Madrid holding a 3-1 lead at the final whistle. We anticipate there to be very little difference between the two.
Guardiola’s super Manchester City challenges struggling Copenhagen to continue its run for first place in Group G of the Champions League. The Citizens are first with six points plus three over Borussia Dortmund, while the Danes are currently third with only one draw in two games. All eyes are on Haaland, a Norwegian phenomenon who has 17 goals in ten season matches and is coming off a hat trick in the Manchester derby, his third hat trick since arriving in England in the summer.
Manchester City WDWWWW
After their most recent victory, a 6-3 victory against Manchester United in the Premier League, Manchester City is looking to add another victory to their resume.
During that match, Manchester City held 54% of the control of the ball and had 22 shots on goal, with 10 of those shots hitting the target. Manchester United took twelve shots; however, only eight of them were on target.
Manchester City have not experienced any difficulties when it comes to scoring, as they have found the back of the net in each and every one of their most recent six games that they have played.
During that time span, they have accumulated 22 claims while making only five concessions.
FC Copenhagen WLLDLW
FC Copenhagen will come into this encounter on the heels of a victory over AGF Aarhus in their most recent Superliga match, which they won 1-0.
During that game, FC Copenhagen held possession for 58% of the time and had 12 shots on goal, with 6 of them finding the back of the net. The opposing team, AGF Aarhus, had eight shots on goal, but only one of them was successful in hitting the target.
Over the course of their last six matches, the forward players for FC Copenhagen have had trouble scoring goals, as evidenced by their pitiful return of just 4 goals. During those contests, FCK has also been on the receiving end of seven goals scored against them.
Injured and suspended
Manchester City: (Aymeric Laporte).
FC Copenhagen: (Zeca, Akinkunmi Amoo).
Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Akanji, Dias, Gomez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Haaland, Foden.
FC Copenhagen Predicted XI: Ryan, Kristensen, Vavro, Khocholava, Diks, Falk, Lerager, Stamenic, Claesson, Cornelius, Daramy.
We think Manchester City has the ability to keep control of the game for long periods of time and should be able to take advantage of some of the chances they create.
However, FC Copenhagen will have a difficult time finding the back of the net, so we don’t believe that it is very likely that they will be able to get on the scoresheet here as well.
Because of this, we think Manchester City will win this game by a score of 3-1.
Juve host Maccabi Haifa at Allianz Stadium in the third round of the Champions League, group H. The Bianconeri must win at all costs because after two defeats in the first two games against PSG and Benfica, they cannot afford any further missteps in Europe. While in the league, in the last round against Bologna, they returned to winning after more than a month, the last time on August 31 against Spezia. Kostic, Vlahovic, and Milik scored against Bologna in a 3-0 final without history, but it is the only victory in the last 6 games played. The Bianconeri’s crisis has not yet been resolved amid complaints from fans, and Allegri is in the crosshairs of critics, at risk of being sacked after the defeat against Monza before the break. Now his position is less shaky, but a response is also needed in the Champions League; the Round of 16 is the minimum goal of the season, but now they are quite far away.
Juve and Maccabi are at the bottom of the standings with zero points, while PSG and Benfica share the first place with six points each. Maccabi is back from a 2-0 league win against Maccabi Tel Aviv and has 3 wins and 3 losses in their last 6 games. Bakhar’s side tops the Israeli league table with 15 points after 6 games and a large lead over Hapoel Jerusalem in second place. Allegri can rely on a fully recovered Vlahovic, who scored twice in the last two games between Serbia and Juventus. While Bakhar beat Maccabi Tel Aviv thanks to David Dean’s brace in the last 6 minutes of the game.
Following their triumph in Serie A over Bologna by a score of 3-0, Juventus will be looking for a similar outcome when they take on Napoli.
During that match, Juventus held 48% of the possession and had 17 shots on goal, with 6 of them finding the back of the net. Bologna, who they were playing, had nine shots on goal, but just one was on target.
In recent years, it has been exceedingly unusual for Juventus to avoid conceding any goals while playing. In fact, Juventus has let opponents score in 5 of their past 6 matches, totaling 8 goals conceded in the process. The only thing left to do is watch and see whether that pattern can carry over into the next game we play.
Maccabi Haifa WLWLLW
Maccabi Haifa comes into this game on the heels of a victory in their most recent Ligat HaAl match against Maccabi Tel Aviv, which they won 2-0.
The numbers speak for themselves, and they show that Maccabi Haifa’s opponents have scored at least one goal against them in five of their last six matches combined, for ten goals scored against them. Maccabi Haifa have obviously been having some difficulties on the defensive end.Over the course of their last six matches, the forward players for FC Copenhagen have had trouble scoring goals, as evidenced by their pitiful return of just 4 goals. During those contests, FCK has also been on the receiving end of seven goals scored against them.
Injured and suspended
Juventus: (Federico Chiesa, Paul Pogba).
Maccabi Haifa: (Mahmoud Jaber, Suf Podgoreanu).
Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa Predicted XI
Juventus Predicted XI: Szczesny, Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo, Cuadrado, Kostic, Locatelli, Paredes, Rabiot, Vlahovic, Milik.
Maccabi Haifa Predicted XI: Cohen, Sundgren, Batubinsika, Goldberg, Haziza, Cornud, Chery, Lavi, Abu Fani, Pierrot, David.
It appears as though Juventus has the potential to win this match, and the Maccabi Haifa team might have a difficult time scoring goals against them.
We believe that Juventus will emerge victorious in this encounter with a score of 2-0 after it is all said and done.
Benfica host Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday for the third day of Champions League Group H. The two formations, both leading with 6 points, are in good positions. In fact, the Portuguese and the French approach the competition with an incredible score: only victories in the season and a draw that are also worth first place in their respective championships. Galtier’s new PSG is no longer just a dream team, but a real team; Benfica have an important project behind them and despite the excellent sales, they continue to grow year after year.
Benfica prepared for this match after their previous Premier League match against Vitória Guimares ended in a scoreless draw.
During that encounter, Benfica had possession of the ball for 66% of the game and had six shots on goal, with only one of them being on target. There were six shots on goal taken by Vitória Guimares, but just one was on target.
Their more recent scorelines shed light on the fact that the Benfica backline has showed a great deal of solidity, which has been demonstrated by the team. Benfica’s defense has been strong, as evidenced by the low number of goals that have been scored against them over the course of their past six matches: only two.
Paris Saint-Germain WWWWWW
PSG’s most recent game was a 2-1 win in Ligue 1 over Nice, and they will bring that momentum into this match.
During that match, Paris Saint-Germain had 57 percent control of the ball and 12 shots on goal, with four of those shots finding the target. Four shots were taken on goal by Nice, but only one of them was successful.
The Paris Saint-Germain defense has been playing exceptionally well of late, as seen by the fact that the team has only conceded three goals in their last six matches taken as a whole. During that span, their forwards have been responsible for 12 goals.
Injured and suspended
Benfica: (Lucas Veríssimo, João Victor).
Paris Saint-Germain: (Timothée Pembélé, Presnel Kimpembe).
Benfica vs PSG Predicted XI
Benfica Predicted XI: Vlachodimos, Bah, Otamendi, Silva, Grimaldo, Luis, Fernandez, Neres, Silva, Mario, Ramos.
Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI: Donnarumma, Ramos, Marquinhos, Pereira, Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
We believe that Benfica have it in them to score a goal against this Paris Saint-Germain lineup; however, we also believe that scoring just one goal is not likely to be enough for them to earn the result that they are looking for.
As a result, we anticipate that it will be a close game, with a 2-2 draw at the end of the match.
The “Red Devils” have “overstretched” the derby with the City beyond what the result says (6-3), being literally “shot” up to 6-1. Ten Hag’s team will therefore have to “lick the wounds” beyond what the Europa League match will bring, obviously assuming it is a victory, which is clearly what is to be expected. Otherwise, it would be a second consecutive heavy slap that would bring the whole environment into question, which instead, lately, seems to have recovered after the negative start. Looking at their opponents, the Omonia Nicosia that will face United are recovering after a difficult moment, which also coincided with the two defeats in the first two games of the group against Sheriff and Real Sociedad.
The “keystone” therefore seems to be all or almost all in the motivations and intensity that United will try to put into this match, which should be emphasized, for Manchester is very important for the passage of the round, having already lost to Real Sociedad by 0-1. This factor could be decisive in seeing United, if not convincingly, at least win the Europa League: the Europa League goal is unquestionably prestigious, and the English team, despite its fluctuating fortunes, remains one of the main contenders for the trophy.
Omonia Nicosia WLLLWW
Following their victory in the First Division against Doxa Katokopia, Omonia Nicosia are looking to add another victory to their resume.
In recent times, matches involving Omonia Nicosia have frequently been exciting affairs, with high scoring becoming a genuine feature of these contests. Over the course of their previous six matches, 20 goals have been scored by both teams (which works out to an average of 3.33 goals per match), with Omonia Nicosia being responsible for 11 of the goals scored.
Manchester United WWWLWL
After suffering a setback in the previous Premier League game against Manchester City, Manchester United will be looking to make a comeback here with the hope of turning things around.
During that game, Manchester United held 46% of the possession and had 12 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots hitting the target. There were 22 shots on goal taken by Manchester City, with 10 of them being on target.
The Manchester United team managed by Erik ten Hag has seen a total of ten of their shots on goal result in goals during the course of their most recent six matches. During the same period, they have been penalized for eight goals scored against them.
Injured and suspended
Omonia Nicosia: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Manchester United: (Anthony Martial).
Omonia Nicosia vs Manchester United Predicted XI
Omonia Nicosia Predicted XI: Fabiano, Kitsos, Psaltis, Yuste, Miletic, Bachirou, Panagiotou, Cassama, Loizou.
Manchester United Predicted XI: Dubravka, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Casemiro, Fernandes, Antony, Cristiano Ronaldo, Elanga.
When we look at these two teams, we think Omonia Nicosia should have enough chances to break through Manchester United’s defense. However, we also think that even one goal might not be enough to prevent a loss.
Our prediction is that Manchester United will come out on top with a score of 1-3 after the match is over. We anticipate there to be very little difference between the two.