Predictions 09.05-12.05.2023

Real Madrid vs Manchester City | Champions League (09.05.2023, 21:00)

It’s a highly anticipated and exciting game between two teams built to win. Real Madrid has a strong tradition in Europe, while Manchester City has been doing well lately, thanks to Haaland’s goals. The match will be a cross-challenge between two renowned coaches, Ancelotti and Guardiola.

The winner of this game will face one of the two Italian teams, Inter or Milan, in the final. Modric has renewed his contract with Real Madrid for another year, and the team recently won the Copa del Rey by beating Osasuna 2-1 in the final. Real Madrid has had a few defeats in their last few games, while Manchester City has jumped to the top of the Premier League.

It’s difficult to say who the favorite is in this match, although Real Madrid has home advantage in the first leg. Ancelotti’s trident will consist of Valverde, Benzema, and Vinicius, with Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, and Nacho in defense, and Courtois in goal. In midfield, Tchouameni, Camavinga, and Kroos will play. Meanwhile, Guardiola will likely field a 4-3-3 formation, with Ederson in goal, Walker, Dias, Akanji, and Stones in defense, and De Bruyne, Rodri, and Gundogan in midfield. The offensive trident will be made up of Bernardo Silva, Haaland, and Grealish.


Form Guide

Real Madrid WWLWLW

Real Madrid will attempt to repeat their victory in the most recent round of the Copa del Rey, in which they prevailed over Osasuna by a score of 2-1. Real Madrid controlled 59% of the possession in that game and managed 17 shots on goal, with only 3 of those shots finding the target. On the other side, Osasuna had 14 shots on goal, with only 5 of them hitting the target.

In recent games involving Real Madrid, there have been a lot of goals scored, with an average of 3.5 goals per game in their previous 6 matches, leading to a total of 21 goals scored by both sides combined. Real Madrid has been responsible for 12 of these goals, which has led to some very exciting and enjoyable competitions.


Manchester City DWWWWW

After beating Leeds United by a score of 2-1 in the Premier League, Manchester City is looking to continue their winning streak when they take on their next opponent. During that match, Manchester City held possession of the ball 81% of the time. They also had 18 shots on goal, with only 6 of them finding the back of the net. On the other hand, Leeds United only had four shots at goal, two of which were on target.

Given that they have only allowed four goals in their last six games, Manchester City’s defense has been performing quite well recently. On the other hand, they have scored 15 goals in the same time period, which demonstrates how well their offensive players have been playing.


Real Madrid vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland. 


Prediction

Taking everything into consideration, it seems unlikely that Real Madrid will be able to score a goal while playing Manchester City. Our prediction is that Manchester City will get the goal that proves to be the game-winner, giving them a narrow 1-0 victory after the full ninety minutes of play.


AC Milan vs Inter Milan | Champions League (10.05.2023, 21:00)

The highly anticipated Euroderby is finally here, as Milan and Inter face off in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals, with Milan playing at home. This historic challenge is of great importance, as the Madonnina derby is as valuable as a Champions League final, just like it was twenty years ago when Milan emerged victorious.

Unfortunately, Milan has suffered a setback with Rafa Leao being injured and unlikely to play in the first ninety minutes, which is a significant loss. Pioli is considering Saelemaekers as a replacement, but Milan comes into the match with great confidence, having been unbeaten in nine official matches.

On the other hand, Inter is complete and in excellent shape, having won four consecutive league matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding only one. Inzaghi has a plethora of options and solutions to change the fate of the match in progress.

These two teams have already met three times this season, with each team winning once in the league and Inter claiming a clear victory over Milan in the Italian Super Cup in Riyadh with a score of 3-0.  


Form Guide

AC Milan DDWDDW

AC Milan are looking to continue their winning streak after their recent victory against Lazio in the Serie A, where they won 2-0. In that match, they had 52% of the possession and attempted 10 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. On the other hand, Lazio attempted 8 shots on goal, but none of them were on target.

AC Milan’s defensive performance has been commendable in their recent matches, as they have only conceded 4 goals in their last 6 games. This highlights the strength of their defensive unit and the resilience of their goalkeeper.


Inter DWWWWW

The most recent game that Inter played in Serie A was a 2-0 victory against Roma. They had possession of the ball for 50% of the game and 10 shots on goal, with four of those shots finding the target. Even though Roma had 15 shots on goal, only three of them were successful in hitting the target.

Inter has scored at least one goal in each of their previous six matches, giving them a total of 18 goals in those six matches. However, during that same time period, they have also allowed four goals to be scored against them.


AC Milan vs Inter Predicted XI

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjær, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Bennacer, Brahim Diaz; Giroud.

Inter Predicted XI: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Çalhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Lukaku.


Prediction

Based on our analysis, we believe that there will be a closely contested match between Inter Milan and AC Milan, with both teams being evenly matched. It is possible that both teams will struggle to score goals, resulting in a low-scoring game. Therefore, our prediction is that the final scoreline will be 0-0 with both teams keeping a clean sheet.


Juventus vs Sevilla | Europa League (11.05.2023, 21:00)

Juventus will face Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League at the Allianz Stadium. The Bianconeri are coming off two consecutive victories, which ended their negative streak in a very tough month of April. After beating Lecce, Allegri’s team secured a crucial 2-0 victory over Atalanta for qualification in the Champions League.

Sevilla are historically the favorites in the Europa League and come into this match on a roll, with 5 wins in their last 6 games. In the last round, they secured a 3-2 victory against Espanyol, who are currently 11th in the league. The Europa League final could potentially save the Spaniards’ season. In the other semifinal, Roma and Leverkusen will face off, with the possibility of an all-Italian final.

In the quarterfinals, Juventus eliminated Sporting while Sevilla got the better of Manchester United, who were considered one of the favorites for the final victory alongside Barcelona. Allegri will be without De Sciglio, who suffered a season-ending cruciate ligament rupture, but Kean is expected to return. Vlahovic will likely start in the first minute, paired with Di Maria, while Locatelli will be the fixed point in midfield, with Cuadrado and Kostic on the wings. Bremer is back in defense with Danilo.

Sevilla should not be underestimated, as Mendilibar can count on the experience of Jesus Navas and Telles in defense, Rakitic in midfield, and ex-Milan player Suso in attack. En-Nesyri is their offensive reference, with Lamela and Ocampos as attacking midfielders.


Form Guide

Juventus DLLDWW

Juventus fans will be hoping for a similar outcome to their previous match against Atalanta, where they won 2-0 in the Serie A. Despite having only 41% possession, Juventus managed to make 10 attempts on goal, 5 of which were on target. On the other hand, Atalanta had 24 shots at goal but only managed to get 1 on target.

Interestingly, in five out of the past six meetings where Juventus was involved, less than three goals were scored per game. During this period, Juventus scored a total of 6 goals while their opponents scored 5 goals.


Sevilla WWWWLW

Sevilla comes into this upcoming match on the back of a 3-2 victory over Espanyol in their previous La Liga encounter. In that game, Sevilla dominated possession with 64% of the ball and managed 18 shots, with 6 of them on target. Meanwhile, Espanyol had 7 attempts at goal, 3 of which were on target.

Over their last 6 matches, José Mendilibar’s Sevilla have scored a total of 11 goals, giving them an average of 1.83 goals per game.


Juventus vs Sevilla Predicted XI

Juventus Predicted XI: Szczesny; Gatti, Reis, Danilo; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Milik, Chiesa.

Sevilla Predicted XI: Dmitrovic, Montiel, Gudelj, Bade, Telles, Acuna, Mir, Oliver, Fernando, Rakitic, En-Nesyri.


Prediction

Based on their current form, we believe that Juventus is likely to come out on top in their upcoming match against Sevilla. In fact, we’re predicting that Juventus will not only win but will also keep a clean sheet, meaning that Sevilla will struggle to score any goals of their own.

Our final prediction is that Juventus will win comfortably with a score of 2-0 by the end of the match.


Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen | Europa League (11.05.2023, 21:00)

The Europa League semi-finals kick off with Roma taking on Bayer Leverkusen at the Olimpico. Despite suffering from numerous injuries, José Mourinho, the Giallorossi coach, hopes to have a fit Paulo Dybala and start him in the first minute of the game. Roma’s recent form has been a cause for concern, with just one point obtained in their last three league games and an unimpressive Champions League run. Therefore, they need to give their all in this competition.

Under Mourinho, Roma has excelled in Europe over the last two years, particularly in front of their fans, who always create a spectacular atmosphere. On the other hand, Leverkusen is in excellent form after eliminating Union Saint-Gilloise in the quarterfinals. However, Xabi Alonso’s team lost their last Bundesliga game at home against Cologne. Additionally, Leverkusen is struggling in the league and must win this tournament to secure a spot in the major European competitions.

The two teams have faced each other in the Champions League groups twice before, in 2004 and 2015. Notably, the Giallorossi are unbeaten at the Olimpico against Leverkusen. Therefore, Roma has an excellent chance of winning the first leg of the semi-finals.


Form Guide

Roma WWLDDL

After losing 0-2 to Inter Milan in their last Serie A match, Roma will aim to bounce back in their next game. Despite having 50% of the possession and 15 shots on goal in their last match, only three of Roma’s shots were on target. Inter Milan, on the other hand, had 10 shots on goal, four of which found the back of the net.

Roma’s recent defensive record has been poor, with their opponents scoring in five of their last six matches. During this stretch, Roma conceded a total of eight goals.


Bayer Leverkusen DDWWDL

Bayer Leverkusen is aiming to bounce back after losing to Cologne in their latest Bundesliga 1 match. They will try to secure a win in their upcoming game.

In the previous match, Bayer Leverkusen had more possession, with 64% of the game under their control. They also had 13 shots on goal, out of which three were on target. Meanwhile, Koln had seven shots on goal, with five of them hitting the target.

Bayer Leverkusen’s defenders have been putting in strong performances lately, and as a result, the team has only conceded four goals in their six matches so far. On the other hand, they have scored eight goals during the same period. 


Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen Predicted XI

Roma Predicted XI: Patricio; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Zalewski, Matic, Wijnaldum, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Dybala; Abraham.

Bayer Leverkusen Predicted XI: Hradecky; Kossounou, Tah, Hincapie; Frimpong, Andrich, Tapsoba, Bakker; Diaby, Adli, Wirtz.


Prediction

We think that Bayer Leverkusen has the potential to score against Roma, but we don’t think it will be enough to avoid a defeat. We predict that both teams will score, and Roma will win the game 2-1. It will be interesting to see how the game unfolds.


West Ham United vs AZ | Conference League (11.05.2023, 21:00)

West Ham hosts AZ Alkmaar in the Conference League semi-final first leg on May 11. West Ham broke their three-game losing streak against Manchester United, but they remain in 15th position in the Premier League, seven points above the relegation zone. AZ Alkmaar, unbeaten in five games, tied Ajax 0-0. Fiorentina and Basel will play in the other semi-final.

West Ham eliminated Gent, while AZ Alkmaar defeated Anderlecht in the quarterfinals. West Ham overcame AEK Larnaca, and AZ Alkmaar defeated Lazio in the round of 16. AZ Alkmaar is fourth in the Eredivisie, behind Feyenoord, PSV, and Ajax. However, defeating Lazio has made their European campaign thrilling. They want the final.

West Ham’s poor Premier League season could be salvaged by winning the Conference League. Kehrer, Ogbonna, Aguerd, and Emerson will defend for West Ham in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Rice, Soucek, Benrahma, Paquetá, and Bowen will play midfield behind Antonio.

David Moyes recognizes the importance of this game, while AZ Alkmaar coach Pascal Jansen will use a 4-3-3 formation without the suspended Kerkez. Sugawara, Beukema, Hatzidiakos, and M. de Wit will defend, with Reijnders, Mijnans, and Clasie in midfield. Lahdo, Pavlidis, and Van Brederode will attack.


Form Guide

West Ham United WWLLLW

West Ham United will be aiming to continue their winning streak after their 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League. In that match, West Ham had 35% of the possession and took 15 shots on goal, with 4 of them being on target. Manchester United had 19 shots on goal, but only 4 were on target.

In 5 of their last 6 matches, West Ham United have scored at least three goals per game, with a total of 13 goals scored by them and 10 conceded to their opponents.


AZ LLWWWD

In their recent Eredivisie match, AZ played to a 0-0 draw against Ajax. AZ’s defensive players have been performing well, as evidenced by only conceding 3 goals in their last 6 matches. During that same period, AZ has scored a total of 8 goals.


West Ham United vs AZ Predicted XI

West Ham United Predicted XI: Areola; Kehrer, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.

Az Predicted XI: Ryan; Sugawara, Beukema, Hatzidiakos, M. de Wit; Clasie, Reijnders; D. de Wit, Mijnans, Brederode; Pavlidis.


Prediction

Based on our analysis, we believe that West Ham United has the potential to score at least one goal in their upcoming match against AZ. On the other hand, it may be difficult for AZ to score a goal of their own.

Our recommendation is to bet on a controlled 2-0 win margin for West Ham United at the end of the match.


Fiorentina vs FC Basel | Conference League (11.05.2023, 21:00)

Fiorentina will face Basel in the Conference League semi-final first leg at the Artemio Franchi stadium. After losing to Napoli, Fiorentina has only won one game in six. They remain in the Italian Cup and Conference League finals. Basel defeated Nice, and Fiorentina defeated Lech Poznan in the quarterfinals. Basel hopes to reach the Conference final after three away wins. Fiorentina will play a 4-3-3 formation despite various midfield and offensive training worries. Fourth will replace Milenkovic and Igor before Terracciano.

Barak, Amrabat, and Mandragora should start in midfield, with Bonaventura getting some minutes. Gonzalez, Cabral, and Ikone—preferred over Saponara—will form the aggressive trident. Basel will play a 3-5-2 system to limit goals in Florence and win the second leg. Lang, Nuhu, and Pelmard will defend, with Ndoye, Diouf, Xhaka, Burger, and Millar in midfield. Amdouni and Zeqiri should start upfront.

Basel lost 2-0 to Zurich in the last round of the tournament, with three players sent off—Nuhu in the last minutes, Burger, and Xhaka in additional time. Basel’s race for fifth place behind fourth-placed Lucerne slowed after this setback.


Form Guide

Fiorentina LLDWDL

Fiorentina will be looking to bounce back from their recent 1-0 defeat to SSC Napoli in Serie A. Despite having 53% possession and 15 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target, they were unable to find the back of the net. Napoli, on the other hand, had 10 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target, managing to secure the win.

Fiorentina has been involved in some thrilling matches lately, with plenty of goal-scoring opportunities for both teams. In their last six games alone, a total of 22 goals have been scored, with an average of 3.67 goals per game. Fiorentina contributed 12 of those goals, highlighting their attacking prowess.


FC Basel DWLWWL

FC Basel 1893 and their fans will be hoping for a better outcome in their next Super League match following their defeat to FC Zürich in their last game. Despite having 65% possession and attempting 13 shots on goal, with 2 on target, FC Basel were unable to secure a victory. In contrast, FC Zürich had 13 shots on goal, with 2 on target, and managed to score the winning goal.

FC Basel 1893’s recent defensive record has been concerning, as they have conceded goals in their last six matches, with a total of eight goals scored against them. It is essential for the team to strengthen their defense to avoid conceding further goals.


Fiorentina vs FC Basel Predicted XI

Fiorentina Predicted XI: Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Terzic; Amrabat, Duncan; Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Sottil; Jovic.

FC Basel Predicted XI: Hitz; Lang, Kasim, Lopez; Ndoye, Xhaka, Burger, Millar; Males, Amdouni; Zeqiri.


Prediction

Based on our analysis, it is highly probable that Fiorentina will have the upper hand in ball possession and create good scoring opportunities. On the other hand, FC Basel may struggle to score a goal, but they could still have enough possession to create chances.

Therefore, our prediction is that Fiorentina will win by a scoreline of 3-1 at the end of the game.