Predictions

Predictions 07 – 10.11.2023

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona | Champions League (07.11.2023, 18:45)

Shakhtar will play host to Barcelona at the Volksparkstadion on the fourth matchday of the Champions League in Group H. The hosts are in good form, having secured two consecutive victories. In their last match, they triumphed over Dynamo Kiev with a 1-0 victory in a Ukrainian classic encounter. On the other hand, Barcelona bounced back from their El Clasico defeat against Real Madrid by defeating Real Sociedad 1-0 in their most recent outing. Currently, Barcelona holds the third position in the group standings, trailing behind Girona and Real Madrid. They have accumulated eight wins, three draws, and suffered only one defeat.

Barcelona has experienced defensive vulnerabilities at home, conceding 12 goals in 12 matches, a situation unfamiliar to them as Xavi’s team had one of the best defenses in La Liga last year. In their previous encounter on the third matchday, Barcelona secured a 2-1 victory over Shakhtar, with goals from Torres and Lopez. This win solidified their position at the top of Group H with nine points after three games. Following them, Porto has 6 points, while Shakhtar has 3 points, and Antwerp has yet to secure any. Barcelona has already secured their place in the round of 16, whereas the Ukrainians are competing for the second spot in the group, facing Porto in their upcoming matches.

Pusic’s team is performing well, having reached the quarter-finals of the Ukrainian Cup by defeating Viktoriya 3-0. In the Ukrainian Premier League, they currently hold the third position, and they have a game in hand to catch up with their direct competitors

 

Form Guide

Shakhtar Donetsk DLWWLW

Shakhtar Donetsk will be aiming for a similar outcome to their recent 1-0 victory in the Premier League against Dynamo Kyiv.

In that game, Shakhtar Donetsk had 49% possession and registered 7 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Dynamo Kyiv attempted 15 shots at goal, with only 2 of them on target.

Scoring hasn’t been an issue for Shakhtar Donetsk, as they’ve managed to score in every one of their last six matches. During this period, they’ve scored a total of 10 goals while conceding 7.

 

Barcelona WDWWLD

Barcelona heads into this meeting on the back of a 1-0 victory in La Liga against Real Sociedad in their most recent match.

In that game, Barcelona had 49% possession and attempted 12 shots on goal, with 4 of them on target. On the opposing side, Real Sociedad had 13 attempts at goal, with 6 of them on target.

In their last six matches, Xavi Hernández’s Barcelona has scored a total of 7 goals, giving them an average of 1.17 goals per game.

 

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona Predicted XI

Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted XI: Riznyk; Konoplya, Bondar, Matvienko, Rakitskyi; Stepanenko, Bondarenko; Kryskiv, Sudakov, Zubkov; Sikan.

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen; Cancelo, Gavi, Gundogan, Balde; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.

 

Prediction

Considering all aspects, Barcelona possesses the capability to control possession and create meaningful scoring opportunities.

Nonetheless, Shakhtar Donetsk might encounter difficulty in scoring, but we expect them to find the back of the net at least once during the match.

Consequently, we predict that Barcelona will secure a relatively comfortable 3-1 victory when the final whistle is blown.

Manchester City vs Young Boys | Champions League (07.11.2023, 21:00)

Manchester City is set to take on Young Boys at the Etihad Stadium in the fourth round of the Champions League Group G. Manchester City has been on a roll with four consecutive victories in the group and the Premier League. In their last league fixture, Guardiola’s team convincingly defeated Bournemouth 6-1, while Young Boys secured a 4-1 win against Winterthur, marking two consecutive victories for Wicky’s squad. However, Young Boys face a tough challenge against Manchester City at the Etihad.

Manchester City currently holds the top position in the Premier League, thanks to three consecutive victories, despite suffering two defeats at the beginning of the season. They have nine wins and two losses so far, and they aim to replicate last season’s success with another treble.

In the Champions League, Manchester City is firmly in control of Group G with nine points after the first three matchdays. They have already secured their spot in the round of 16. RB Leipzig follows with six points, while Young Boys and Red Star have struggled with just one point each. In the previous encounter on the third matchday, Manchester City defeated Young Boys 3-1. Young Boys’ only point in the group came from a 2-2 draw against Red Star.  

 

Form Guide

Manchester City WLWWWW

Manchester City is eager to continue their winning streak following their recent 6-1 victory in the Premier League against Bournemouth.

In that impressive match, Manchester City had 66% possession and recorded 21 shots on goal, with 8 of them on target. Bournemouth managed 5 attempts on goal, with only 1 on target.

It’s worth noting that in 5 of their last 6 fixtures, there have been three or more goals per match when Manchester City was involved. In these games, their opponents scored 4 goals while Manchester City found the back of the net 14 times.

 

Young Boys DWDLDW

Young Boys will enter this upcoming match on the back of a convincing 4-1 victory in the Super League against Winterthur in their most recent fixture.

In that match, Young Boys had 49% possession and attempted 16 shots on goal, with 8 of them on target. On the opposing side, Winterthur made 19 attempts on goal, with 5 of them on target.

Raphaël Wicky’s Young Boys have been effective in front of goal, scoring 9 times in their last six matches. During this same period, they’ve conceded a total of 6 goals.

 

Manchester City vs Young Boys Predicted XI

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Walker, Rodri, Lewis, Grealish; Doku, Alvarez, Foden.

Young Boys Predicted XI: Racioppi; Blum, Camara, Benito, Garcia; Males, Lauper, Monteiro; Ugrinic; Itten, Elia.      

 

Prediction

It appears that Young Boys will face a significant challenge in finding the back of the net against Manchester City, a team known for their ability to score plenty of goals.

We predict a convincing victory for Manchester City, with a minimum margin of 4-0 after the full 90 minutes.

AC Milan vs PSG | Champions League (07.11.2023, 21:00)

Milan is set to host PSG at San Siro for the fourth matchday of the Champions League in Group F. Milan is going through a challenging period after a surprising home defeat against Udinese in the last round of the Serie A, marking their third loss in the last four games. This situation raises questions about the management of Coach Pioli. In contrast, PSG is in excellent form, having secured five consecutive victories, with their most recent triumph being a 3-0 win against Montpellier.

For Milan, European competition has now become crucial, and much will hinge on their upcoming match against PSG. In Serie A, Milan currently stands in third place with seven wins, one draw, and three defeats, trailing behind Inter and Juventus. However, in the Champions League group, the situation is far more complicated. After three games, Milan finds themselves in last place with only two points, while Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United have 4 points each. PSG leads Group F with six points. The recent match in Paris ended with a 3-0 defeat for Milan.

Another defeat for Milan could make reaching the round of 16 a challenging task, especially considering PSG’s strong form. PSG is also engaged in a tight battle for the top spot in Ligue 1 with Nice, who are currently in second place, trailing PSG by just two points but with a game in hand. For PSG and manager Luis Enrique, this season holds significant importance, particularly in European competition where they aspire to reach the final.

 

Form Guide

AC Milan DWLLDL

AC Milan will be looking to get back on track after their recent 0-1 Serie A defeat in the previous game against Udinese.

In that match, AC Milan had 72% possession and attempted 14 shots on goal, with 5 of them on target. Udinese, on the other hand, managed 12 shots on goal, with 2 on target.

AC Milan has struggled to convert their chances in their recent games, scoring only 3 goals against their opponents in their last 6 matches. During this period, AC Milan has also conceded 7 goals.

 

Paris Saint-Germain LWWWWW

PSG enters this game on the back of a 3-0 victory in Ligue 1, defeating Montpellier in their previous match.

In that match, Paris Saint-Germain had 71% possession and attempted 21 shots on goal, with 10 of them on target, while Montpellier managed 7 attempts on goal, with 2 on target.

Over their last six matches, Paris Saint-Germain has scored a total of 16 goals, finding the back of the net in every single one of those games. During this period, they have conceded 7 goals to their opponents.

 

AC Milan vs PSG Predicted XI

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Thiaw, T. Hernandez; Musah, Reijnders, Loftus-Cheek; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.

PSG Predicted XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, L. Hernandez; Dembele, Ugarte, Zaire-Emery, Lee; Kolo Muani, Mbappe.         

 

Prediction

Considering all factors, AC Milan might encounter difficulties in scoring against this Paris Saint-Germain team. We believe that PSG will find the net and take the lead.

As a result, we anticipate a highly competitive match with a final score of 0-1 in favor of Paris Saint-Germain when the full-time whistle blows.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Inter Milan | Champions League (08.11.2023, 21:00)

Salzburg is set to host Inter at the Red Bull Arena for the fourth matchday of the Champions League in Group D. The hosts come into the match with a streak of three consecutive victories, and in the last round, they defeated WSG Swarovski Tirol 2-0. Inter, on the other hand, extended their winning streak to four matches after beating Atalanta 2-1. Nerazzurri are currently leading the Serie A standings, two points ahead of Juventus and ahead of Milan and Napoli. They have only suffered one defeat in the league, with nine wins and a draw in their first 11 matches.

In the first-leg encounter at the Meazza, Inter secured a 2-1 victory against Salzburg, with goals from Sanchez and Calhanoglu. Struber’s Salzburg team is at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga table, leading by two points ahead of Sturm. They have achieved nine wins, two draws, and two defeats in the first 13 matchdays. Salzburg is currently in third place in the Champions League group with three points, ahead of bottom-placed Benfica with zero points. Real Sociedad and Inter are leading the group with 7 points each, competing for the top spot.

However, there is concern about the condition of Pavard, who left the field due to a knee injury in the match against Atalanta. The defender has suffered a dislocated kneecap in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for at least a month. Darmian is likely to replace him, and he played a crucial role in winning a penalty against Atalanta in the last round of the Serie A. Arnautović is also ready to return and could be available for Inzaghi. Lautaro Martinez remains a key figure in Inter’s attack.

 

Form Guide

Red Bull Salzburg DLLWDW

Red Bull Salzburg will aim for a repeat of their recent performance after securing a 0-2 victory in the Bundesliga against WSG Swarovski Tirol.

In that match, Red Bull Salzburg had 59% possession and attempted 11 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target, while WSG Tirol managed 11 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target.

Under the management of Gerhard Struber, Red Bull Salzburg has scored a total of 9 goals in their last six matches. During this same period, they have conceded 6 goals.

 

Inter Milan WWDWWW

Inter Milan is entering this match on the back of a 1-2 Serie A victory over Atalanta in their most recent fixture.

In that game, Inter Milan had 45% possession and attempted 10 shots on goal, while Atalanta managed 14 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target.

Over their last six matches, Inter Milan has scored a total of 13 goals and has found the back of the net in every single one of those games. During this period, their defenders have conceded 3 goals.

 

Red Bull Salzburg vs Inter Milan Predicted XI

Red Bull Salzburg Predicted XI: Schlager; Dedic, Solet, Pavlovic, Ulmer; Gourna-Douath, Bidsrup, Sucic; Gloukh; Simic, Konate.

Inter Milan Predicted XI: Sommer; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Frattesi, Dimarco; Martinez, Thuram.      

 

Prediction

We believe that Red Bull Salzburg may find a way to score against Inter Milan, but they are likely to concede more goals in return.

Therefore, we predict a narrow 1-2 victory for Inter Milan at full-time.

Real Madrid vs Braga | Champions League (08.11.2023, 21:00)

In Group C of the Champions League, which includes Napoli, Real Madrid is set to host Sporting Braga for the fourth day of the group stage. Real Madrid has won all their matches so far and leads the group with 9 points. They also won the first-leg encounter against Sporting Braga 1-2, with goals from Rodrygo and Bellingham. Carlo Ancelotti’s team has lost only one match since the start of the season but was held to a disappointing goalless draw at the Santiago Bernabéu against Rayo Vallecano over the weekend. Real Madrid now looks to make amends in front of their home fans and secure their qualification.

On the other hand, Sporting Braga has collected 3 points so far, courtesy of an away win against Union Berlin. However, their hopes of advancing are slim, as the Portuguese team suffered a home defeat against Napoli. Artur Jorge’s team would require a major upset in Spain, which is undoubtedly a challenging task, though not impossible. Sporting Braga has only lost to Real Madrid in their last nine official matches and enters this game with confidence.

 

Form Guide

Real Madrid WWDWWD

Real Madrid is entering this upcoming match after a recent goalless draw in La Liga against Rayo Vallecano. In their previous six games, under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid has demonstrated an impressive goal-scoring record, accumulating a total of 12 goals. This equates to an average of 2 goals per match during this period.

Real Madrid’s form is noteworthy, as they are currently on an eight-match unbeaten streak across all competitions. Even more impressively, they’ve clinched victory in six of these matches. This successful run includes their previous meeting with Sporting Braga in the first leg, where they secured a 2-1 win in Portugal.

As they prepare to face Sporting Braga once again, Real Madrid aims to continue their strong performance and solidify their position at the top of their Champions League group.

 

Braga WWWLDW

Braga comes into this upcoming game with high spirits, following a convincing 6-1 victory in the Primeira Liga against Portimonense in their most recent fixture. In that match, Braga dominated with 62% possession and took an impressive 21 shots at goal, with 10 of them on target. Portimonense managed to score one goal through Pedrão (10′).

However, when examining Braga’s recent form, it’s evident that their defense has struggled. They have conceded goals in each of their last six matches, with their opponents finding the back of the net 11 times in total. This suggests that while they are potent in attack, there may be vulnerabilities in their defensive line that their opponents could exploit.

 

Real Madrid vs Braga Predicted XI  

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Rodrygo, Joselu, Vinicius Junior.

Braga Predicted XI: Matheus; Mendes, Fonte, Niakate, Borja; Al-Musrati, Zalazar; Djalo, R. Horta, Bruma; Banza.     

 

Prediction

We anticipate that Real Madrid will likely generate a significant number of scoring opportunities and register successful shots on target.

On the other hand, Braga may face challenges in penetrating Real Madrid’s defense, but we do believe they have the potential to find the back of the net at some point.

Our prediction for this match is a reasonably comfortable 3-1 victory for Real Madrid at the final whistle.

Arsenal vs Sevilla | Champions League (08.11.2023, 21:00)

Arsenal will face Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of the Champions League, group B. This is a crucial moment for the Gunners, as they are coming off two consecutive defeats against West Ham (in the League Cup round of 16) and Newcastle (1-0). On the other hand, Sevilla has only lost one of their last six games and recently played to a 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo.

In the first-leg match in Seville, Arsenal secured a 2-1 victory with goals from Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus. Arsenal is currently in third place in the Premier League, level on points with Liverpool, boasting seven wins, three draws, and one defeat.

In contrast to their previous strong performances, Sevilla has struggled in La Liga this season, accumulating only 11 points after 11 matchdays and experiencing four consecutive draws. They find themselves close to the relegation zone and have won only two matches in the league. In Group B of the Champions League, Sevilla is at the bottom with just two points, the same as PSV.

Arsenal leads the group with six points after three games, closely followed by Lens at -1. This match provides an excellent opportunity for Arteta’s team to secure a spot in the round of 16, while Sevilla will face the French team, who are currently the favorites and hold a three-point lead in the standings.

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back after two consecutive defeats, and they have a pivotal chance to secure a spot in the round of 16 against Sevilla. Sevilla, with Alonso at the helm, has struggled to find their form and is at risk of compromising their season after a disappointing start, with only one victory in their last six games.

 

Form Guide

Arsenal LWDWWL

Arsenal will be aiming to recover from their recent 1-0 loss to Newcastle United in the Premier League. In that match, Arsenal dominated possession with 60% but had trouble finding the target, managing only one shot on goal out of 14 attempts.

Despite the loss in their last league game, Arsenal has been consistently scoring goals in their recent matches. They’ve found the back of the net in all of their last six games, tallying a total of 12 goals during that period. However, they have also conceded eight goals in these matches.

 

Sevilla DDDLDW

Sevilla’s most recent La Liga match ended in a 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo. In that game, Sevilla had 61% of the possession and made 13 attempts on goal, with 5 of those shots on target. On the other side, Celta Vigo had 15 attempts at goal, with 3 of them on target. Carl Starfelt scored for Celta Vigo in the 22nd minute.

Looking at Sevilla’s recent matches, it’s worth noting that in five of their last six games, three or more goals have been scored. The average number of goals per match in those games is 3.33, with Sevilla averaging 1.83 goals per game during that period.

 

Arsenal vs Sevilla Predicted XI

Arsenal Predicted XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Vieira, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Sevilla Predicted XI: Nyland; Navas, Gudelj, Bade, Acuna; Rakitic, Soumare, Sow; Lukebakio, En-Nesyri, Ocampos.     

 

Prediction

It’s our belief that Sevilla will find the back of the net against Arsenal, but it may not be sufficient to secure a victory.

We’re predicting a 2-1 win for Arsenal at the end of the 90 minutes.

Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray | Champions League (08.11.2023, 21:00)

Bayern Munich has a chance to secure their qualification in the Champions League group but must clinch a win at the Allianz Arena against Galatasaray. This Group A match will take place on Wednesday evening. The Bavarians have already won their first three matches, including a victory a couple of weeks ago in Turkey against this same opponent, where they won 1-3. Thomas Tuchel’s team is also coming off a convincing 0-4 win at Borussia Dortmund and hopes to maintain a solid defensive performance in Europe this time as well. Bayern remains unbeaten in front of their home fans this season and aims to extend that record.

However, Galatasaray, currently second in the group with 4 points, shouldn’t be underestimated. In the first half of their previous meeting in this campaign, they posed a significant challenge to the German champions. Okan Buruk’s team is also leading the Turkish championship and is in good form, which boosts their confidence. They are a skilled and experienced team, having already achieved a notable victory at Old Trafford against Manchester United, and they firmly believe in their chances of advancing to the round of 16.

 

Form Guide

Bayern Munich WWWWWL

Bayern Munich, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-4 Bundesliga victory over Borussia Dortmund.

In that match, Bayern Munich had 50% possession and attempted 14 shots on goal, 8 of which were on target. On the other side, Borussia Dortmund managed 15 attempts at goal, with only 1 on target.

Bayern Munich has displayed strong offensive capabilities recently, scoring 20 goals in their last 6 fixtures. During these matches, Bayern Munich conceded a total of 5 goals.

 

Galatasaray WWWLWW

Galatasaray will enter this game on the back of a 2-1 victory in the Super Lig against Kasimpasa.

In that match, Galatasaray had 63% possession and took 15 shots at the goal, with 4 of them on target.

In their last six games, Galatasaray has scored a total of 11 goals, and they have managed to find the back of the net in every one of those matches. During this period, they conceded 7 goals to their opponents.

 

Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray Predicted XI

Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Neuer; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Laimer, Kimmich; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Kane.

Galatasaray Predicted XI: Guvenc; Boey, Sanchez, Bardakci, Karatas; Ayhan, Torreira; Tete, Akturkoglu, Zaha; Icardi.     

 

Prediction

Considering all the factors, Bayern Munich is expected to create numerous goal-scoring opportunities in this match. However, Galatasaray might find it challenging to score, although we anticipate they could convert at least one goal as well.

Our prediction is a 3-1 victory for Bayern Munich after 90 minutes.