Will Manchester City be first or second after this match? It hinges on two fairly obvious things: a mandatory win against Premier League itching Brentford and a draw or loss for the Gunners at Wolverhampton. We can trust the group trained by Pep Guardiola, who has always been able to respond to important moments. With a 2-1 victory over Fulham last weekend, the Citizens should be able to rely on a titular and likely decisive Erling Haaland from the start. The Citizens usually leave their opponents with nothing, but today’s visitors have made life hard for Manchester United and Chelsea this season.
In 11th place in the standings, the club in red, black, and white has a slight lead over the relegation zone. Admittedly, the game played by the Bees is quite pleasant, but success away from home was never present, with four draws and three defeats during this season. Suffice to say that a trip to the defending champion is not likely to improve this statistic. With the aim of still creating a surprise, Thomas Frank will be able to count on players like Ivan Toney and his eight league goals or Mathias Jensen, the team’s best passer, to endanger the opposing defense. However, confidence is unlikely to return following the League Cup defeat to League Two side Gillingham.
Manchester City LWDWWW
After beating Fulham by a score of 2-1 in the Premier League, Manchester City is looking to add another success to their resume.
During that game, Manchester City held possession of the ball for 71% of the time and had 16 shots on goal, with only 5 of them hitting the target. On the other end of the field, Fulham had four shots on goal, with two of them finding their intended target.
The defense of Manchester City should be accorded a great deal of respect, as demonstrated by their recent performances, which are an excellent illustration of this argument. As a result of Manchester City’s defensive prowess, the club’s goalkeeper has only been beaten four times in their last six matches, despite the fact that they have allowed the opposition very few scoring opportunities.
Manchester City hasn’t lost any of their last four Premier League games at home.
In their most recent meeting, which took place in the Premier League, Brentford and Nottingham Forest played to a tie score of 2-2.
During that match, Brentford had 52% possession of the ball and 6 shots on goal, with only 2 of those shots finding the target. The opposition, Nottingham Forest, had a total of 15 shots on goal, with 7 of them landing in the net.
The Brentford team captained by Thomas Frank has found the back of the net six times in their most recent six outings. There have been a total of 12 goals scored against them in those same matches, making the total number of goals scored against them 12.
Coming into this encounter, Brentford had not won any of their previous four league matches played away from home in the competition.
Injured and suspended
Manchester City: (Kalvin Phillips, Kyle Walker).
Brentford: (Aaron Hickey).
Manchester City vs Brentford Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Stones, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Haaland, Foden.
Brentford Predicted XI: Raya; Jorgensen, Mee, Pinnock; Roerslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Dasilva, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney.
We have the impression that Manchester City will have a good deal of success getting shots on goal and making them count when they do.
On the other hand, it will not be an easy task for Brentford to get opportunities to shoot the ball.
As a result, we believe that Manchester City will emerge victorious from this game with a score somewhere around 3-0.
Liverpool have a chance to win again on Premier League matchday 14 and close the gap on the top teams. The Reds are unexpectedly still in eighth place at this point in the championship, despite the last win in London, a 1-2 victory over Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, with a brace from Momo Salah. The previous game at Anfield Road resulted in Liverpool’s first home defeat, to Leeds, so this time Klopp’s team must respond for their fans, who expect much more from their idols.
A problem can be represented by the various absences in the squad, from the attacking ones of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz to those in the middle of Arthur and Naby Keita. The occasion is tempting because we are facing a team in crisis like Hasenhuttl’s Southampton, fresh from a heavy home defeat against Newcastle and currently in third from last place with only 12 points in the standings. The Saints have lost four of their last five away games and are unlikely to improve their stats in this away match.
The previous result for Liverpool, which was a victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League by a score of 1-2, is the one that fans of the club are hoping to see again.
The most recent findings demonstrate that the Liverpool defense does not have much more room for improvement. Liverpool’s opponents haven’t been able to score many goals against them. In the last six games they’ve played, only four of their opponents’ shots have found the back of the net.
Prior to this contest, Liverpool had not suffered a league defeat at the hands of Southampton in any of their three most recent fixtures.
The previous time Southampton competed in the Premier League, they were defeated by Newcastle United. As a result of that loss, Southampton will be hoping that they can secure a better result this time around.
When we take a look at Southampton’s recent form, we see that they have conceded goals in 5 of their previous 6 matches, allowing their opponents to score 11 goals in total. In terms of defense, Southampton has seen its weaknesses become more apparent.
To this point in the league season, Southampton has not been victorious on the road against Liverpool in any of the previous eight contests that have been part of this competition. A record on the road is not one to be proud of.
Injured and suspended
Liverpool: (Naby Keïta, Luis Díaz, Diogo Jota, Arthur Melo)
Southampton: (Tino Livramento).
Liverpool vs Southampton Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Elliot, Fabinho, Alcantara, Firmino, Salah, Núñez.
Southampton Predicted XI: Bazunu, Perraud, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Larios, Ward-Prowse, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Adams.
When they face off against Southampton, we believe that Liverpool will, with a high degree of probability, score the goal that they require to win this match.
When all is said and done, it seems likely that Liverpool will emerge victorious by a score of 1-0 with relative ease.
Newcastle United have been in good shape in recent weeks after a dubious start in which five of the first eight competition rounds were drawn. Coach Eddie Howe’s team won 7 of the last 8 games and only lost two points (0-0) against Manchester Unitedeight competition rounds were drawn. Coach Eddie Howe’s team won 7 of the last 8 games and only lost two points (0-0) against Manchester United. Newcastle are currently in 3rd place in the Premier League with 27 points from 14 games due to this revival and can continue to follow in the footsteps of league leader Arsenal, 7 points behind. The club’s top scorer at the moment is attacking midfielder Miguel Almirón, with 8 goals from 16 matches.
Chelsea FC has had a mixed season with many ups and downs in both England and the Champions League. The Premier League lost 3-0 to Leeds and 2-1 to Southampton early in the season, and they also lost their last two league games to Brighton and Arsenal. The London club is now seventh in the Premier League with 21 points from 13 games, 13 points behind leaders Arsenal. In the Champions League, Chelsea started with a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and a draw against RB Salzburg. However, by winning the other four group matches, the club still qualified for the last 16.
Newcastle United WDWWWW
After beating Southampton by a score of 1-4 in the Premier League, Newcastle United is looking to add another victory to its record.
Their most recent performances shed light on the fact that the defense for Newcastle United deserves a great deal of respect, and they have earned it. The number of goals that have been scored against Newcastle United in their last six matches, including the number of goals that have been scored past their goalkeeper, is three.
After suffering a defeat in their most recent Premier League match against Arsenal, Chelsea and their fans will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.
The statistics tell the story, and they show that Chelsea’s opponents have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches they have played against them, for a total of 8 goals scored against them. At the back, it is obvious that Chelsea has been having some difficulties.
Injured and suspended
Newcastle United: (Alexander Isak, Emil Krafth).
Chelsea: (N’Golo Kanté, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Reece James).
Juventus vs PSG Predicted XI
Newcastle United Predicted XI: Pope, Trippier, Schär, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimarães, Willock, Almirón, Joelinton, Murphy.
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Chalobah, Sterling, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Cucurella, Mount, Havertz, Aubameyang.
In spite of the fact that it is difficult to differentiate between the two teams, it would appear that neither team has a strong enough chance to triumph.
Because we do not anticipate there to be a substantial gap between them, a tie is a distinct possibility. Because of this factor, we believe that this game will be a close contest that will culminate in a score of 1-1 when it is all said and done.
Atalanta hosts Inter at Gewiss Stadium for the fifth matchday of Serie A. A difficult moment for the Nerazzurri, who have lost their winning momentum since the start of the season. The two consecutive defeats certify the difficulties of a group probably not too accustomed to managing the pressures of the highest ranking, and the 2-1 defeat in the direct clash against Napoli left its mark. In fact, in the last round, Gasperini also collected a 2-1 defeat against Lecce; Zapata’s goal was not enough, and after the final whistle on the pitch there were scenes of nervousness and disappointment. They are in third place, but with the same 27 points as Lazio (one game less) and Inter, and there have already been three defeats since the beginning of the championship.
On the other hand, a psychological backlash was feared after the collapse in the second half against Juventus, while Inzaghi’s team reacted with a victory of pride that was not at all obvious. The Nerazzurri even won 6-1 against Bologna, resuming their journey in the standings by climbing to 27 points, with Milan only 3 points away. Dimarco, the MVP with a brace, Dzeko, Lautaro, Calhanoglu, and Gosens also scored. Widely avenging the two consecutive defeats against Bayern and Juventus, Inter are now back in the championship fight, and neither Atalanta nor Inter can lose any more points at this moment. The historical precedents clearly favor Inter, but Gewiss’ challenge is more balanced than ever. The absence of Lukaku is thinking more than expected in Inzaghi’s economy, while Gasp has found Palomino after the anti-doping court’s acquittal.
Atalanta is experiencing its first true crisis of the season, and in the last four rounds of the championship, they have won only in Empoli. This comes after Atalanta suffered defeats at home against Lazio and Napoli, as well as a loss on the road against Lecce.
In the last they had 58% of the possession in that game, and they had 14 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target.
Inter, on the other hand, has won five of their last six league games, with their lone defeat coming at the hands of Juventus, 2-0, in Turin.
During the last game, Inter held possession for 53% of the time and had 16 shots on goal.
Injured and suspended
Atalanta: (Daniel Zappacosta, Luis Muriel).
Inter: (Romelu Lukaku)
Atalanta vs Inter Predicted XI
Atalanta Predicted XI: Musso; Toloi, Demiral, Scalvini; Hateboer, Pasalic, Ederson, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Lookman, Hjulmand.
Inter Predicted XI: Onana; Skriniar, De Vrij, Acerbi; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Di Marco; Martinez, Dzeko.
Despite the fact that it is tough to differentiate between the two teams, it would appear that neither team has a strong enough opportunity to win. Neither team has a good enough chance to win.
Because we do not believe there will be a significant margin between them, we believe they will tie for first place. Because of this, we anticipate that this match will be a tight battle that will end with the score at 1-1 at one point each once everything has been said and done.
At Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham, the locals will host Manchester United in the last match of the Premier League before the World Cup begins. The local team is in ninth place, somewhat higher than they probably imagined at the beginning of the season. They have only lost one of their seven home games. But the team that will arrive with the obligation to add three to not lose ground in the fight for the title and entry into the next Champions League will be Manchester United. The “Reds Devils” are located fifth, 11 units from Arsenal, a team that is at the top. Erik Ten Hag’s team will have to close this part of the domestic season in the best way to face the final stretch in the best way.
Fulham, for their part, will want to make the most of the additional rest they have received because they did not have a game during the week. They enter this game having suffered a defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their most recent match.
Although that was their first loss in five matches, they still need to work on their defense because they have given up more than one goal in three of their most recent five matches.
During that game, Fulham held possession for 69% of the time and had 24 shots on goal, 10 of which were on target.
After suffering a setback against Aston Villa (3-1) in the Premier League, Manchester United bounced back with a victory in the League Cup (4-2) in the middle of the week. They have now won four of their previous five matches, but in their last two games, they have failed to keep a clean sheet and have given up a combined total of five goals.
During that match, Manchester United had 46% possession of the ball and 15 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots hitting the target.
Injured and suspended
Fulham: (L Kurzawa, M Solomon, N Kebano, B Reid).
Manchester United: (A Tuanzebe, R Varane, B Fernandes, J Sancho)
Fulham vs Manchester United Predicted XI
Fulham Predicted XI: Leno; De Cordova-Reid, Tosin, Ream, Robinson, Cairney, Palhinha, Wilson, Pereira, Willian, Mitrovic.
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Rashford, Martial, Garnacho, Ronaldo.
In our opinion, Manchester United is capable of producing a good number of chances and successful shots on target, and they should be able to do so.
On the other hand, Fulham could very well have a difficult time breaking through. As a result, we anticipate that Manchester United will finish the game with a win by a score of 1-2, which should provide them some relief.