Arsenal and Leicester meet in London for the second day of the Premier League. The Gunners are very confident and are aiming for at least a place in the Champions League. They start as favorites because they have added quality elements such as Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus to an already valid squad, and above all, they focus on solidity behind. The technical continuity with Arteta on the bench guarantees all this and, in fact, the result of the first match is a 2-0 against Crystal Palace.
Leicester conducted a market on only outgoing players, without signing anyone. The Foxes start so weak after a season in which they did not know how to meet expectations and in which they did not go beyond eighth place. This year’s level can be seen in the first game against Brentford, and there isn’t much hope, even though this team has been known to surprise us before.
After winning against Crystal Palace by a score of 0-2 in the Premier League, Arsenal are looking to add another victory to their resume.
Arsenal had 44% ball possession during that match and 10 shots on goal, with only two of them finding the back of the net. Gabriel Martinelli (in the 20th minute) was the one who scored for Arsenal. On the other hand, Crystal Palace had ten shots on goal, but only two of them were successful in hitting the target. The goal for Crystal Palace came via an own goal scored by Marc Guéhi in the 85th minute.
Recent games for Arsenal have not been marked by many instances of the team keeping a clean sheet. They will be worried about the fact that they have given up goals in 5 of their last 6 games, for a total of 8 goals in that time.
In their most recent game, Leicester City and Brentford played to a scoreless draw in the Premier League.
During that match, Leicester City held possession for 55% of the time and had 14 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding the target. Timothy Castagne (in the 33rd minute) and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (in the 46th minute) were the ones to score for Leicester City. There were eight shots on goal for Brentford, with three of them actually hitting the target. Ivan Toney scored for Brentford in the 62nd minute, and Josh Dasilva scored in the 86th minute.
In the run-up to this match, Leicester City have been productive moving forward, as seen by the fact that they have scored 16 goals in their last six encounters. While their manager, Brendan Rodgers, will undoubtedly view it as a positive indicator, Leicester City have had their own troubles in defense, conceding in five of those same games.
As they head into this matchup, Leicester City have gone winless on the road in both of their previous league contests.
Injured and suspended
Arsenal: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Leicester: (Ricardo Pereira).
Arsenal vs Leicester City Predicted XI
Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Ødegaard, Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus.
Leicester Predicted XI: Ward, Fofana, Evans, Amartey, Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Justin, Maddison and Vardy.
Arsenal are unstoppable, especially at the Emirates, but beware of Leicester, who have always won in recent away games. Both teams score a lot and have very high-quality attacking teams.
We believe that Arsenal have the potential to generate scoring opportunities against Leicester City, who will have a difficult time penetrating their defensive line. As a result, Arsenal may be able to score more than once against Leicester City.
Our prediction is that Arsenal will win the match by a comfortable 2-0 margin by the time it is through.
After beating West Ham on the first day of the Premier League thanks to two goals from new player Erling Haaland, Man City is getting ready for its second match against a team that has never lost in its last 11 games and isn’t likely to continue this record on Saturday.
Although the opposing team started off on the right foot by beating Aston Villa 2-0 at home, we cannot but bet on the winning City’s odds. However, the outcome of the match may vary depending on the eleven owners that Pep Guardiola will field.
Manchester City WWDWLW
After claiming a victory over West Ham United by a score of 0-2 in the Premier League, Manchester City will be hoping for a similar outcome this time around.
During that game, Manchester City held possession for 76% of the time and had 14 shots on goal, with only two of them finding the target. Erling Haaland was the only player to get a point for Manchester City, scoring twice (in the 36th and 65th minutes). On the other side of the field, West Ham United had six shots on goal, but just one of them was on target.
In recent times, Manchester City have been breaking down defenses with ease, as seen by the fact that they have scored 18 goals against their opponents in their most recent six matches. During those matches, Manchester City has conceded a total of 8 goals, which brings the team’s overall goal differential to a score of -2.
Manchester City hasn’t lost in their last six home league games. They are currently unbeaten as they head into this match.
In their most recent match, Bournemouth defeated Aston Villa by a score of 2-0 to earn three points in the Premier League. During that match, Bournemouth had 34% of the possession of the ball and 7 shots on goal, with 3 of those shots hitting the target. Jefferson Lerma scored the first goal for Bournemouth in the second minute, while Kieffer Moore scored the second goal in the 80th minute. Aston Villa, the team they were playing against, had 15 shots on goal, but only two of them were on target.
Bournemouth has scored 11 goals for itself throughout the course of their past six matches. Additionally, Bournemouth has not gone a single one of those matches without scoring at least once. During the course of those matches, their defenders have been responsible for four goals being scored into their own net.
As they head into this encounter, Bournemouth have gone unbeaten in their last four league matches played away from their home stadium.
Injured and suspended
Manchester City: (Aymeric Laporte).
Bournemouth: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Aké, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan, Mahrez, Haaland and Grealish..
Bournemouth Predicted XI: Travers, Lerma, Mepham, Kelly, Smith, Pearson, Billing, Zemura, Christie, Solanke and Tavernier.
If there is one thing that can be said with absolute certainty, it is that Bournemouth won’t have much of a chance to score even one goal against a Manchester City team that will most likely score the goals that they require to put themselves in position for a very significant victory in this match.
After ninety minutes of play, we think Manchester City will win by at least four goals, and maybe even more.
Benzema, Modric and Kroos, on the one hand, but also a Barcelona that, despite the economic problems, has allowed itself a sumptuous strengthening campaign (Levndovski above all, but not only). The fact is that the Catalans today are still fighting with the institutions and against the time to try to deposit the contracts for the new acquisitions. Having Levandovski, Kessié, or Rapinha, or not having them, could make all the difference in the world.
The excellent pre-season played in the States, with the victory also over Real Madrid, gave great confidence to the Blaugrana, who are convinced they can be protagonists this year, both in the league and in the Champions League. Among the most inspired in the pre-season was Ousmane Dembele, one of the many top-level strikers that Barca can focus on, including Lewandowski, already scoring against the Mexicans of UNAM.
At the first stage in front of their fans, the Catalan club absolutely does not want to make a mistake and Rayo seems a bit the sacrificial victim of the situation. Last season the team trained in Iraola closed with a good 12th place and the game it offers should not be underestimated. The debut, however, is not prohibitive, even if underestimating Rayo Vallecano could be lethal.
After suffering a defeat in their previous La Liga match against Villarreal by a score of 0-2 in regulation time, Barcelona won’t want a recurrence of that result here.
In the game, Barcelona enjoyed 70 percent of possession and 14 shots on goal, with only three of them finding the target. On the other side of the field, Villarreal had four shots on goal, three of which were on target. Alfonso Pedraza (41′) and Moi Gómez (55′) scored for Villarreal.
In recent years, Barcelona has not allowed an opponent to score against them, only extremely infrequently. The fact that Barcelona’s defense has been penetrated in 5 of their previous 6 matches, resulting in the team allowing 6 goals to be scored against them, will be a cause for concern for them.
Rayo Vallecano WDDLLL
After suffering a loss in their most recent La Liga match against Levante, both the players and fans of Rayo Vallecano will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.
During that game, Rayo Vallecano held 56% of the possession and had 18 shots on goal, with 8 of them finding the target. Both Alvaro Garcia and Sergi Guardiola scored for Rayo Vallecano in the first half (18 and 61 minutes, respectively). Levante UD had a total of 14 shots on goal, just seven of which were on target. Levante was represented on the scoreboard with goals scored by Gonzalo Melero (26′, 45′), Roger Mart (44′), and Coke (76′).
Andoni Iraola’s Rayo Vallecano team has scored a total of six goals over the course of their most recent six matches, which has resulted in an average of one goal scored per game for the team. In other words, they have a goals-per-game average of 1.
Injured and suspended
Barcelona: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Rayo Vallecano: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Araujo, Christensen, García, Alba, Busquets, Pedri, De Jong, Dembélé, Lewandowski and Raphinha.
Rayo Vallecano Predicted XI: Lopez, Balliu, Lejeune, Catena, García, Comesaña, Valentín, Palazón, Trejo, Rivera and Falcao.
In this game, Rayo Vallecano won’t have an easy time scoring goals against a Barcelona side that looks like it will truly run this game. In fact, it won’t be simple at all.
It is true that it is not yet certain that the main protagonists of this excellent pre-season will be on the pitch against Rayo Vallecano, but Xavi’s squad is so wide and of such high quality that we still expect a level match from the substitutes.
As a result, we are forecasting that Barcelona will cruise to a 3-0 victory when the game has been played for the full 90 minutes.
Two of the contenders in the next Champions League and perhaps the championship will compete at Stamford Bridge, and the outcome can only be stellar. Chelsea face Tottenham, and let’s say right away that we believe in the cautious attitude of the two teams.
Chelsea maintained a long streak at the start of the season last season without conceding, and this year they have already started by beating Everton 1-0. Among the Blues were Cucurella in defense and, above all, Koulibaly, who was already on the field against Everton and will provide additional solidity behind the defense.
At Tottenham, there is great enthusiasm and talent, and the team is aiming for a great season. However, we believe that in West London, Conte points to a more careful attitude, as the story of him says, knowing that he is not superior. Tottenham also have good defensive potential and the game could be played in the details, perhaps with a change in the second half as the Spurs bench is better this year.
Chelsea are looking to continue their winning ways after taking the Premier League match against Everton by a score of 1-0.
During that game, Chelsea held possession for 63% of the time and had 15 shots on goal, with 6 of them landing in the target area. Jorginho was the sole player to score for Chelsea, and he did so at the 45-minute mark. At the opposite end of the field, Everton had eight shots on goal, four of which were on target.
The most recent outcomes of these contests provide convincing evidence that the Chelsea defense simply does not have much room for improvement. The four goals that have been scored against Chelsea in their last six matches are a direct result of their defensive efforts, which have helped them to maintain the best goal differential in the league.
Tottenham Hotspur WDWWWW
In their most recent game, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Southampton by a score of 4-1 to earn a win in the Premier League.
During that game, Tottenham Hotspur had 57% possession of the ball and 18 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots finding the back of the net. The scorers for Tottenham Hotspur were Ryan Sessegnon (in the 21st minute), Eric Dier (in the 31st minute), and Dejan Kulusevski (in the 63rd minute). There were nine shots on goal for Southampton, but only two were on target. James Ward-Prowse scored for Southampton in the 12th minute, while Mohamed Salisu scored an own goal in the 61st minute.
In the last six matches that Tottenham Hotspur have participated in, the back of the net has been hit a total of 20 times, which works out to an average of 3.33 goals scored per contest. This data demonstrates the team’s preference for contests that are fruitful and productive. Three of these totals have been claimed by opposing teams.
Injured and suspended
Chelsea: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Tottenham Hotspur: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Mount, Sterling and Havertz.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Højbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Son and Kane.
As we believed during the last season, we do not believe that Chelsea or Tottenham have an unscrupulous mentality.
Tottenham Hotspur have the ability to score a goal against this Chelsea club during this match. Yet, it is possible that one goal will not be enough to prevent a loss.
After 90 minutes of play, we anticipate a 2-1 victory for Chelsea, with goals coming from both teams.
The 2022-23 season of Real Madrid starts against Almeria, a newly promoted team that also wants to do well. The European champions will have to find new motivations after a year in which they fulfilled all their dreams, winning both the championship and the Champions League. Ancelotti will be good at this. He will have the task of providing new stimuli to the players, trying to shake up those who in the past have played less.
The Galacticos now have infinite experience and the block of senators is still present to aim to triumph again, from Benzema to Modric, passing through Toni Kroos. This debut at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos should be a formality for the Blancos, even if the pitfalls of the first match are always around the corner.
Almeria won the Liga 2 championship last year by getting the better of Eibar and Valladolid, and now in the opening match in front of their fans they are the strongest team of all: it is useless to try to understand how much enthusiasm the guys can have. The precedents between these two clubs date back a few years ago, and Real has always had the best.
UD Almería WWWWDD
UD Almera prepared for this match after playing Leganés to a draw in the previous game of their La Liga 2 season.
During that match, UD Almera had possession of the ball 65 percent of the time and had 21 shots on goal, with six of them finding the back of the net. Rodrigo Ely (15′) and Umar Sadiq (53′) were the UD Almera players who found the back of the net. On the other hand, Leganés had 12 shots on goal, with three of them actually hitting the target. Borja Garcés and Kenneth Omeruo both scored goals for Leganés in the first half.
UD Almera have scored in each and every one of their last six encounters, meaning they have not had any trouble finding the back of the net.
During that entire period, they have scored a total of 11 goals while also allowing a total of 3 goals.
Real Madrid LWDDWW
Real Madrid approach this match in the wake of a victory in the UEFA Super Cup, where they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt by a score of 2-0 in their most recent match.
Both goals were scored by Real Madrid’s David Alaba (in the 37th minute) and Karim Benzema (in the 65th minute).
In recent games featuring Real Madrid, there has been a consistent pattern in which at least one of the competing teams fails to score a goal. When looking at their most recent six outings, we can see that it has occurred five times over that period. During those matches, Real Madrid have scored a total of 10 goals, while their opponents have only achieved a combined total of 2.
Injured and suspended
UD Almería: (Arnau Solà, Iván Martos and Juanjo Nieto).
Real Madrid: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
UD Almería vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
UD Almería Predicted XI: Pozo, Ely, Babic, Akieme, De La Hoz, Costa, Robertone, Soler, Umar and Ramazani.
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militão, Rüdiger, Alaba, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Rodrygo, Benzema and Vinícius.
Even though they might be a little tired after playing Eintracht Frankfurt in the European Super Cup, Benzema and his teammates will almost certainly start as the heavy favorites. As has become the norm for us while watching games between these two clubs, we anticipate that there will be a number of goals scored throughout this contest.
We think that Real Madrid can get a good number of chances and shots on goal.
On the other hand, it is possible that UD Almera will have a difficult time making a breakthrough, but we do see them getting enough of the ball to score as well.
As a result, Real Madrid will walk away victorious with a winning scoreline of 1-3 when the final whistle blows.