While Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool fight to try to overtake Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title, Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are targeting Arsenal in the sprint to fourth place, which would mean the Champions League next season. This is the scenario in which the Reds and Spurs will compete at Anfield Road on the 36th day of the championship.
Liverpool, fresh from qualifying for the Champions League final, have won uninterruptedly for 6 games in a row between all competitions, while Tottenham regained victory in the previous round by beating Leicester City 3-1 at home. A triumph after scoring only one point in the previous two games.
In the Champions League, Liverpool won 3-2 against Villarreal. They hope to do the same thing against Crystal Palace.
Liverpool had 56 percent of the possession and 15 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Fabinho (62′), Luis Daz (67′), and Sadio Mané (74′) scored goals for Liverpool in the first half. Villarreal CF had a total of five shots on goal, with two of them going in. Villarreal’s goals came from Boulaye Dia (3′) and Francis Coquelin (41′).
In the Liverpool defense, their most recent results demonstrate that everything is working according to plan at the moment. During their previous six games, Liverpool have maintained their defensive tightness, with the total number of goals that have been allowed to pass their goalie standing at four.
Tottenham Hotspur WWWLDW
In their most recent match, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Leicester City by a score of 3-1 in the Premier League. They will be looking to continue their winning streak.
Tottenham Hotspur controlled 39 percent of the game’s possession and had 13 shots on goal, seven of which were successful. For Tottenham Hotspur, goals were scored by Harry Kane in the 22nd minute and Heung-Min Son in the 60th and 79th minutes. Leicester City, on the other hand, made 7 efforts on goal, with just two of them going in the net. Leicester City’s goal came from Kelechi Heanach in the 91st minute.
A string of tenacious performances by the Tottenham Hotspur defense has resulted in the team conceding only four goals in their previous six matches overall. In total, 15 goals were scored by them throughout the same period. That kind of trend, on the other hand, is not certain to be carried over into this next game.
Injured and suspended
Liverpool: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Tottenham Hotspur: (Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, Matt Doherty)
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Liverpool is favored for victory in this challenge, as evidenced by the odds proposed by the bookmakers. Tottenham Hotspur may find it difficult to score goals in this game against a Liverpool team that has the ability to dominate the game in attack, midfield, and defense.
According to our predictions, after the final whistle, Liverpool will have earned a convincing 3-0 victory.
Four days at the end of the championship and the fight for the places that are worth the Champions is getting more and more alive in the Liga. Betis, fifth at 58, faces Barcelona, second at 66. The Andalusians must recover three points at Atletico Madrid to fully return to the race, while the Baugrana cannot be calm either because they have recently slipped several times, two of them defeats in the last four games against Rayo Vallecano and Cadiz, teams much less strong than their next opponents.
Betis also slowed down, and in the last three rounds they never won, drawing with Real Sociedad and Getafe and losing against Elche. Both of them need to get better so that they can try to qualify for the most important club competition in Europe.
Real Betis WWDLDD
Real Betis come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw with Getafe in La Liga.
Real Betis had 65 percent of the ball at the start of the game and nine shots on goal, four of which were on target. Getafe had a total of 13 shots on goal, with just two of them finding the target.
As a consequence of their most recent results, it has become clear that the Real Betis defense is unable to accomplish much more than that. A total of four goals have been scored by Real Betis in their last six games, a record that reflects their stingy approach.
Barcelona will enter this match on the back of a 2-1 La Liga victory against Mallorca in their most recent match.
Barcelona had 71 percent of the possession in the game and had 17 shots on goal, five of which were successful. Memphis Depay (25′) and Sergio Busquets (54′) scored goals for Barcelona in the second half of the match. RCD Mallorca had a total of six shots on goal, with two of them going in. Mallorca’s goal came in the 79th minute via Antonio Rallo.
The numbers don’t lie, as Barcelona has conceded goals in five of their previous six games, with their opponents scoring a total of eight goals in that span. Barcelona have been far from flawless on the defensive end of the field.
Injured and suspended
Real Betis: (Martín Montoya)
Barcelona: (Martin Braithwaite, Moussa Wagué, Sergiño Dest, Nico González, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto and Pedri)
Real Betis vs Barcelona Predicted XI
Real Betis Predicted XI: Silva, Sabaly, Pezzella, González, Miranda, Rodriguez, Guardado, Canales, Fekir, Jimenez, José.
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Alves, Araujo, García, Alba, De Jong, Busquets, Gavi, Torres, Aubameyang, Depay.
Two terrific attacks and a challenge that, especially for Betis, will be decisive for the final standings. The Andalusians must win at all costs, and they will do so by trying to unleash their attacking phase, but this will leave a lot of space for Barcelona, who, especially away from home, is a real goal machine.
With these premises, we think that the challenge can end with at least three goals.
Manchester City challenges Newcastle to forget the Bernabeu night and their daring exit from the Champions League. Guardiola needs to turn the page quickly after the blow on Wednesday night, and the only way he can do so is to keep winning in the Premier League, where he currently leads Liverpool by a single point. The duel continues and the citizens for the next challenge are clearly the favorites, not only for the better quality of the team but for a question of motivation.
If it is true in fact that the hosts cannot make mistakes, it is equally true that Newcastle have already achieved their goal by conquering a salvation well in advance that until December seemed impossible. The two teams are in great shape, both having won four of their last five games, with the Magpies only surrendering to Liverpool in the last round of the league by just 1-0.
Manchester City LWWWWL
Manchester City wants to avoid a repeat of their most recent loss, a 3-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid in their most recent game.
Manchester City had 55% of the ball in the game and 15 shots on goal, ten of which went in off the post. Riyad Mahrez scored the winning goal for Manchester City in the 73rd minute. A total of 14 shots were taken by Real Madrid CF, with 5 of them being on target. Real Madrid scored twice via Rodrygo Goes (90′ and 91′) and Karim Benzema (95′). Eventually, the match was settled in extra time, with Real Madrid taking the victory.
During their most recent six matches, Manchester City have been on a consistent run of goal-scoring form, having found the back of the net on every occasion they have taken the field.
Newcastle United LWWWWL
Newcastle United and its travelling fans will be looking for a better outcome in this game after being beaten by Liverpool in their most recent match in Premier League play on Saturday.
Newcastle United had 35% possession of the ball and four shots on goal, two of which were successful. Liverpool, on the other hand, made 24 attempts on goal, with ten of them finding the back of the net. Naby Keta scored the winning goal for Liverpool in the 19th minute.
Newcastle United have scored eight goals in their last six games under Eddie Howe, converting eight of their attacks into goals. The total number of goals that they have surrendered in the identical matches adds up to 7 total goals.
Newcastle United have not been successful against Manchester City when they have faced them away from home in the past 17 Premier League encounters, which brings us to this game.
Injured and suspended
Manchester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Newcastle United: (Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson).
Manchester City vs Newcastle Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Aké, Dias, Gündoğan, Grealish, Rodri, Foden, Sterling, Jesus.
Newcastle United Predicted XI: Dúbravka, Schär, Burn, Krafth, Targett, Shelvey, Almirón, Saint-Maximin, Willock, Guimarães, Joelinton
The match between Manchester City and Newcastle will end with at least one team without goals. In fact, it is difficult to think that the Magpies will be able to put the ball into the goal against the hermetic defense of the hosts. The technical gap between the two teams is huge, and the Guardiola guys must immediately eliminate the dross of the comeback suffered against Real Madrid. This means that they will not want to make a mistake and probably will send an opponent who has even less motivation.
According to our predictions, after the final whistle, Manchester City will have earned a convincing 3-0 victory.
After winning the Liga and reaching the Champions League final, Real Madrid will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano derby.Los Blancos are probably not interested, and this could give a small advantage to the colchoneros, holder of the title that must be watched by Real Betis, 3 points behind, in the race for the fourth place that is worth the Champions next season.
As mentioned, Real won the title last week by beating Espanyol 4-0 at home and again at the Bernabeu, then went head-to-head with Manchester City in the Champions League, overtaking Pep Guardiola’s team 3-1 in extra time. Atletico, on the other hand, lost to Bilbao 2-0 in the last round, but at home, in the league, they have won 4 matches followed by a draw in the last 5 games.
Atlético Madrid LLDWDL
Atlético Madrid will be looking to get back on track after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in their last encounter in La Liga.
Atlético Madrid had 57% of the ball in the game and had 9 shots on goal, three of which were on target. The only player to score for Atlético Madrid was Mario Hermoso, who scored an own goal in the eighth minute. Athletic Bilbao made 11 efforts on goal, with four of them going in. Athletic Bilbao’s Iaki Williams scored the winning goal in the 56th minute.
Real Madrid LWWLWW
Earlier in the week, Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 3-1 in the Champions League, putting them in a good position to play in this game.
Real Madrid controlled 45 percent of the game’s possession and had 14 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Goals from Rodrygo Goes (90′ and 91′) and Karim Benzema (95′) secured a win for Real Madrid in the match. Manchester City, on the other hand, had 15 efforts on goal, with ten of them finding the target. Riyad Mahrez scored the winning goal for Manchester City in the 73rd minute. Eventually, the match was settled in extra time, with Real Madrid taking the victory.
Real Madrid have enjoyed scoring an excessive number of goals in their previous six matches, which has allowed them to maintain their unbeaten record (18 in all). In other words, throughout this period of time, they have had an amazing mean average of three goals scored every match, which is exceptional.
Injured and suspended
Atlético Madrid: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Real Madrid: (Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard)
Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
Atlético Madrid Predicted XI: Oblak, Llorente, Monteiro, Savic, Lodi, Koke, De Paul, Kondogbia, Ferreira-Carrasco, Correa, Félix.
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois, Vázquez, Militão, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior.
Atletico have not managed to beat Real in eight games, but this could be the right opportunity against a satisfied team after the last tests. Consequently, we believe that Atlético Madrid will come out on top 1-0 at the conclusion of the 90 minutes of play.