Predictions

Predictions 07 - 09.10.2023

Real Madrid vs Osasuna | La Liga (07.10.2023, 16:15)

In an upcoming La Liga match, Real Madrid will aim to maintain their position at the top of the table as they host Osasuna. Currently, Osasuna is in 10th place with an equal number of points, while Real Madrid sits comfortably at the top with 21 points. Real Madrid is coming off a crucial victory in the Champions League, where they defeated Napoli 3-2 on the road. This marked their third consecutive win, although they couldn’t maintain clean sheets in their last two games. Jude Bellingham has been in excellent form, contributing a goal and an assist in the match against Napoli. With eight goals this season, Bellingham will be a player to keep an eye on in this upcoming fixture. Real Madrid has lost just once in their 10 matches this season, winning eight of them. They have also remained unbeaten at home in their last eight league matches, which should serve as a significant source of motivation.

Osasuna enters this match following a 2-0 away victory against Alaves, and they will be seeking their second consecutive away win. The win over Alaves put an end to their two-game goal drought. Osasuna has displayed impressive attacking capabilities, failing to score in only three of their last 10 matches. However, they have struggled to keep clean sheets, managing just three during this period. In La Liga away games, Osasuna has secured four wins out of 10, with four clean sheets as well. They have managed to score in all five of their away league matches but have kept only two clean sheets during this run.

 

Form Guide

Real Madrid WWLWWW

Real Madrid is coming off a successful outing in the Champions League, where they defeated SSC Napoli 3-2. In this match, Real Madrid maintained 52% possession and registered 18 attempts on goal, with 5 of them on target. Napoli, on the other hand, had 15 attempts on goal.

Real Madrid’s attack has been in fine form, scoring in each of their last 6 matches. They have netted a total of 11 goals during this period while conceding 5 goals in return.

 

Osasuna DLLDLW

Osasuna heads into this match with confidence after securing a 0-2 victory against Alaves in their most recent La Liga fixture. In this game, Osasuna held 54% of the possession and managed 10 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Alaves had 17 attempts at goal, with 3 on target.

Osasuna has been able to find the back of the net 7 times in their last 6 matches.

 

Real Madrid vs Osasuna Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Bellingham; Vinicius, Rodrygo.

Osasuna Predicted XI: Herrera; Pena, Catena, D Garcia, Cruz; Moncayola, Munoz, Oroz; Ruben Garcia, Budimir, Arnaiz.          

 

Prediction

Our assessment is that Osasuna might have the opportunity to score a goal against this Real Madrid side, but it might not be sufficient to avoid defeat.

We predict a closely contested match with a final score of 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid. It will be intriguing to see how this game unfolds.

Brighton vs Liverpool | Premier League (08.10.2023, 15:00)

Liverpool is set to face Brighton in their upcoming match, aiming to recover from their controversial defeat to Tottenham in their previous game. During that match, Liverpool had a goal disallowed as Luis Diaz’s legitimate strike was incorrectly ruled out for offside, leading to a VAR mix-up.

Jurgen Klopp has expressed his desire for a replay, although it’s unlikely to happen. Instead, Liverpool will focus on extending their unbeaten run. Brighton, however, presents a formidable challenge, especially when playing away from home.

Brighton has had an impressive start to the season and currently resides in the top six of the Premier League. However, they suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa in their last match. Consequently, Brighton’s manager, Roberto De Zerbi, will be eager to see his team respond positively when they play at home against Liverpool.  

 

Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion WLWLLD

Brighton & Hove Albion enters this match after a 2-2 draw in the Europa League against Marseille. During the game, Brighton had 54% possession and made 14 attempts at goal, with 5 of them on target. On the other side, Marseille had 14 attempts at goal, with 4 on target.

In recent matches, Brighton & Hove Albion has struggled defensively, as they have conceded goals in all of their last 6 matches, totaling 14 goals conceded during this period. This defensive vulnerability will be a concern for Brighton as they prepare to face Liverpool.

 

Liverpool WWWWLW

Liverpool enters this match after a 2-0 victory in the Europa League against Union Saint-Gilloise. In that game, Liverpool dominated with 73% possession and took 19 shots at goal, with 9 of them on target. Union Saint-Gilloise had 6 shots at goal, with 2 of them on target.

In recent matches, Liverpool has been involved in high-scoring games, with at least three goals scored in 5 out of their last 6 matches. The average number of goals per match during this period is 3.33, with Liverpool averaging 2.33 goals per game.

 

Brighton vs Liverpool Predicted XI

Brighton Predicted XI: Steele, Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Estupiñán, Hinshelwood, Gilmour, March, Welbeck, Mitoma, Ferguson.

Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister; Salah, Nuñez, Diaz.

 

Prediction

Taking into account the form of both teams, we believe that Liverpool will have the upper hand in terms of converting goal-scoring opportunities. However, Brighton & Hove Albion might still pose some danger and could find the back of the net.

Our prediction is that Liverpool will secure a 1-3 victory by the end of the match.

Arsenal vs Manchester City | Premier League (08.10.2023, 17:30)

Arsenal will face the current Premier League leaders, Manchester City, in round eight of the competition at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal currently occupies third place in the league, just two points behind Manchester City. This match is pivotal, as three points are up for grabs, and the top spot in the Premier League is at stake.

Arsenal has had a solid start to the new season in terms of results, sitting in third place after seven matchdays with seventeen points from seven games played. They share the same number of points with arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who also have seventeen points from seven matches but boast a slightly better goal difference. While Mikel Arteta’s team may not be playing the fluid football of last season that saw them lead the Premier League for an extended period, they are consistently achieving results. However, the team suffered a setback in the Champions League this week, losing 2-1 to Lens. This was Arsenal’s first defeat of the season.

Manchester City has continued their winning ways from last season, starting this season strongly. The team currently tops the Premier League with nineteen points from seven games, holding a two-point lead over both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Similar to Arsenal, Manchester City also played a Champions League match last week, with markedly better results. Guardiola’s team secured a 3-1 victory against RB Leipzig in their away match. Following a 3-1 home win against Red Star Belgrade, they notched their second consecutive win in the Champions League. This victory came after an unexpected loss to relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

 

Form Guide

Arsenal WWDWWL

Arsenal will be eager to bounce back from their recent defeat in the Champions League when they take on Manchester City. In their last match against RC Lens, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 loss. Despite dominating possession with 67%, Arsenal managed only 8 attempts at goal, with 6 on target. On the other side, RC Lens had 10 shots at goal, with 3 on target.

 

Despite the recent Champions League defeat, Arsenal has shown strength in defense. Over their last six matches, they have only conceded a total of 4 goals. Arsenal will be looking to maintain their defensive solidity as they face the challenge of Manchester City.

 

Manchester City WWWLLD

Manchester City enters this match on the back of a strong 3-1 victory against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. During that game, Manchester City had 68% of the possession and made 18 attempts at goal, with 5 of them on target. RB Leipzig managed 3 shots on goal, with 1 on target.

While Manchester City has been performing well, they have shown a vulnerability in defense in recent games, conceding goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, with a total of 6 goals conceded. This suggests that their defense may have some weaknesses that Arsenal could look to exploit.

It’s worth noting that Manchester City has a strong record against Arsenal in away matches, having remained undefeated in their last 7 league encounters on Arsenal’s home.

 

Arsenal vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Arsenal Predicted XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Partey; Vieira, Nketiah, Jesus.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol; Lewis, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.         

 

Prediction

Considering all factors, Arsenal will likely find it challenging to score against this Manchester City lineup, which we believe will secure a goal and take the lead.

As a result, our prediction points to a highly competitive match ending with a 0-1 victory for Manchester City after the full 90 minutes.

Granada vs Barcelona | La Liga (08.10.2023, 21:00)

Barcelona is seeking their third consecutive win across all competitions as they prepare to face Granada in La Liga on Sunday. The Catalan giants secured a 1-0 victory over Sevilla in the league last Friday, accumulating a total of 20 points that places them in second position, just one point behind leaders Real Madrid. The Blaugrana are the only team in La Liga that has not suffered a defeat in eight matchweeks.

In the Champions League, the La Liga champions also secured a 1-0 win over Porto on Wednesday evening, elevating them to six points in Group H.

In contrast, Granada has been struggling in the league this season, with only one victory thus far, leaving them second from the bottom in the standings. Granada has won one, drawn one, and lost two of their four home matches this season. Meanwhile, Barcelona has maintained an undefeated streak in their last seven away trips.

However, both teams will be dealing with injury-enforced absentees. Granada will be without goalkeeper Raul Fernandez and club captain Victor Diaz. Fernandez is sidelined due to a fractured finger that required surgery, while Diaz is suffering from synovitis in his left knee, preventing him from training with the group.

Barcelona also has some key players unavailable due to injuries. Pedri, Raphinha, and Frenkie de Jong have been ruled out for a while. Additionally, Robert Lewandowski recently joined the list of injured players after sustaining an ankle sprain during the UEFA Champions League match against FC Porto.

 

Form Guide

Granada WLLLDD

Granada enters this match on the back of a 3-3 La Liga draw against UD Almería.

During that game, Granada had 51% of the possession and managed 19 attempts at goal, with 4 of them on target. On the other side, UD Almería had 17 shots on goal with 6 on target.

Granada has struggled to maintain clean sheets in recent matches, but they’ve also been effective in converting their own goal-scoring opportunities. In their previous 6 games, Granada conceded goals in all of them and scored in 5 of those matches.

 

Barcelona WWWDWW

Barcelona comes into this match following a 0-1 victory over Porto in the Champions League.

During that game, Barcelona had 56% possession and managed 14 attempts at goal, with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Porto had 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target.

In their recent matches, Barcelona has been involved in high-scoring affairs, with a total of 21 goals scored in their last 6 games. This averages out to 3.5 goals per match. Their opponents managed to score 4 of these goals.

 

Granada vs Barcelona Predicted XI

Granada Predicted XI: Ferreira, Sánchez, Miquel, Torrente, Neva, Zaragoza, Ruiz, Gumbau, Puertas, Callejon, Boye.

Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde, Yamal, Gavi, Gündogan, Torres, Lewandowski, João Félix.  

 

Prediction

We believe that Granada has the potential to score a goal against this Barcelona team, but one goal might not be enough.

Our prediction is a closely contested match with a 1-2 victory for Barcelona when the final whistle blows.