Predictions 11-14.08.2023

Burnley vs Manchester City | Premier League (11.08.2023, 21:00)

This weekend, the Premier League starts back up again, with the defending English winners, Manchester City, heading to Burnley for the first game of the season. As the curtain rises up, Pep Guardiola’s group must try to top their amazing show from the year before.

Erling Haaland and his teammates didn’t have a great start to the season. In the Community Shield, they lost to Arsenal in a penalty shootout. When you look at City’s recent past, they have given up goals in each of their last four games. This shows how important it is to fix their defensive weaknesses before their league opener.

On the other hand, Burnley, who won the Championship last year with an impressive 101 points, will face the reigning European champions in their inaugural match in the Premier League. Given how tough the competition was, the start could not have been worse for Burnley. During preseason, the newly promoted team showed how good they were by beating Benfica of Portugal and drawing with Betis Sevilla of Spain. But in their most recent game, Vincent Kompany’s team lost by a close margin to Mainz.

As the manager of Burnley, Vincent Kompany reunites up with his old team and tries to pull off a surprise, even though it seems like a tough battle.

Form Guide

Burnley DDLWWW

Following their triumphant 3-0 conquest over Cardiff City in the Championship, Burnley enters their upcoming fixture with hopes of securing yet another victory.

During the mentioned encounter, Burnley exhibited dominance with an impressive 70% possession and a total of 18 shots aimed at the goal, of which 7 found their mark. Notably, the scorers for Burnley included Josh Brownhill, who found the net in the 27th minute, followed by Ashley Barnes in the 31st minute, and Scott Twine in the 57th minute. On the opposing side, Cardiff City managed 10 attempts at the goal, with 4 of them hitting the target.

Under the guidance of Vincent Kompany, Burnley’s recent offensive endeavors have yielded rewards on 9 occasions during their last six outings. Meanwhile, the number of goals conceded by their opponents during this period amounts to 5.

Manchester City WDLWWD

In their recent match, Manchester City found themselves in a 1-1 stalemate during the FA Community Shield clash against Arsenal.

During the contest, Manchester City held a 55% possession, endeavoring with 8 attempts at the goal, 4 of which were on target. The sole scorer for Manchester City was Cole Palmer, who found the back of the net in the 77th minute. On the opposing side, Arsenal managed 7 shots at the goal, with 3 of them accurately directed. Leandro Trossard scored for Arsenal in the 101st minute. Following a gripping encounter, Arsenal emerged victorious in the ensuing penalty shootout, with a scoreline of 1-4.

A sequence of steadfast performances from the Manchester City defensive line has led to a mere 4 goals conceded over their previous 6 fixtures. In contrast, their offensive unit has contributed 6 goals during the same period.

Burnley vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Burnley Predicted XI: Trafford; Roberts, Beyer, O’Shea, Vitinho; Cork, Cullen; Redmond, Brownhill, Zaroury, Rodriguez.

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

Prediction

We have a sense that Burnley might manage to breach the Manchester City defense and secure a goal, though this solitary goal may not be sufficient to stave off conceding a couple of goals from the opposing side.

Our prediction leans towards both teams finding the net, with Manchester City holding a 2-1 advantage as the outcome of this encounter.

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest | Premier League (12.08.2023, 13:30)

This Saturday, Arsenal returns to the pitch to face Nottingham Forest on the inaugural day of the Premier League. The Gunners have recently secured the Community Shield through a penalty shootout victory against Manchester City. Now, they set their sights on the home league title, drawing strength from their second-place finish last year and bolstered by the acquisitions of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber. A substantial total of £230 million was invested in these three newcomers.

Their league debut will unfold against Nottingham Forest, who reinforced their attacking prowess in the transfer market with the acquisitions of Wood and Elanga. Additionally, the addition of Singo from Torino contributes to their attacking arsenal. Nevertheless, Nottingham Forest’s summer preparations have been marked by inconsistency, experiencing five defeats, a draw, and merely two victories in seven friendly matches.  

Form Guide

Arsenal WWLLWD

Arsenal enters this fixture following a 1-1 deadlock in the FA Community Shield against Manchester City.

In the course of that contest, Arsenal commanded 45% possession, orchestrating 7 attempts at the goal, with 3 accurately targeted. The lone contributor to Arsenal’s scoreline was Leandro Trossard, who found the mark in the 101st minute. Conversely, Manchester City sought to assert their dominance with 8 efforts aimed at the goal, 4 of which were on target. Cole Palmer was the scorer for Manchester City in the 77th minute. The match eventually proceeded to a penalty shootout, which Arsenal clinched with a 4-1 victory.

Under the guidance of Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s offensive prowess has resulted in a tally of 11 goals over their last six outings. By comparison, they have conceded a total of 6 goals during the same period.

 

Nottingham Forest WLWDWD

In their most recent fixture, Nottingham Forest settled for a 1-1 draw in a Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

Throughout the match, Nottingham Forest held a 34% possession, mustering 7 shots on goal, with 4 of them finding their intended target. Taiwo Awoniyi secured the sole goal for Nottingham Forest in the 31st minute. On the opposing side, Crystal Palace exhibited their offensive intent with 16 attempts at the goal, 5 of which were on target. Will Hughes successfully found the net for Crystal Palace in the 66th minute.

As they approach this upcoming match, Nottingham Forest’s attacking prowess is evident, having netted 12 times in their preceding 6 encounters. However, this offensive display does not conceal the fact that Nottingham Forest’s defensive solidity has been somewhat compromised, as they have conceded in 5 out of those same 6 matches.

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Predicted XI

Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Nottingham Forest Predicted XI: Turner; Aurier, Worrall, Boly; Aina, Yates, Mangala, Danilo, Williams; Gibbs-White, Elanga.    

Prediction

Based on our analysis, we believe that Nottingham Forest possesses the capability to penetrate the defensive lines of the Arsenal team. However, this might fall short of preventing an eventual defeat.

Our prediction leans toward an intensely contested match, with Arsenal securing a narrow 2-1 victory after the standard 90 minutes.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid | La Liga (12.08.2023, 21:30)

At the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao, the new season commences for both Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. These two teams share the common objective of securing a spot in European competitions while simultaneously vying for the championship title. Athletic Bilbao, true to their traditionalist ethos, have maintained the same squad as the previous season.

In contrast, Real Madrid has welcomed three exceptionally promising young players into their ranks. While these talents possess immense potential, their integration into the team remains a crucial aspect. Unfortunately, Güler is currently sidelined due to injury. Bellingham stands out as the most prepared, and Endrick is also anticipated to carve out his space within the squad.

Bilbao’s terrain has long been regarded as a challenging battleground, a factor compounded by Real Madrid’s struggles during the pre-season, which have garnered considerable critique. Ultimately, the high standards that Real Madrid has upheld over the decades have set an enduring benchmark for performance.

Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao LLWLLD

Following a 1-1 draw in their La Liga encounter against Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao enters this upcoming fixture.

During the mentioned game, Athletic Bilbao managed 36% possession and made a total of 15 attempts at goal, with 9 of them accurately on target. Oihan Sancet was the lone contributor to Athletic Bilbao’s score, finding the net in the 49th minute. On the opposing side, Real Madrid aimed for the goal 9 times, with 2 of their attempts finding their mark. Karim Benzema secured the equalizer for Real Madrid in the 72nd minute.

Unfortunately, Athletic Bilbao’s ability to maintain clean sheets has been infrequent in recent matches. The statistics reveal that in 6 of their last 6 encounters, Athletic Bilbao has been unable to prevent their opponents from scoring, conceding a total of 11 goals over that period.

Real Madrid WLLWWD

Analyzing their recent performance, it’s evident that Real Madrid has conceded goals in 5 out of their last 6 matches, resulting in a total of 8 goals scored by their opponents. Defensively, there is certainly ample room for improvement within the Real Madrid ranks.

In the previously mentioned match, Real Madrid directed 9 attempts towards the goal, with 2 of those shots successfully finding their mark. Karim Benzema emerged as the savior for Real Madrid, netting the equalizer in the 72nd minute.

On the opposing side, Athletic Bilbao held possession at 36% and launched 15 attempts at the goal, with an impressive 9 of those shots hitting the target. Oihan Sancet played a pivotal role for Athletic Bilbao, securing their sole goal in the 49th minute.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Predicted XI

Athletic Bilbao Predicted XI: Simón, de Marcos, Álvarez, Vivian, Iñigo, I. Ruiz, Vesga, Iñaki, Sancet, Williams, Guruzeta.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, García, Kroos, Valverde, Camavinga, Bellingham, Rodrygo, Vinícius.  

Prediction

We anticipate that Athletic Bilbao will encounter challenges in finding the back of the net against the formidable Real Madrid lineup. We believe that Real Madrid possesses the capability to secure a hard-fought victory.

Consequently, our prediction leans toward a slender 1-0 winning margin in favor of Real Madrid by the conclusion of the standard 90-minute play.

Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig | DFL-Supercup (12.08.2023, 20:45)

The Allianz Arena becomes the stage for the much-anticipated German Super Cup final clash between Bayern Munich and Leipzig. Having clinched the German championship in a thrilling manner last season, Bayern Munich is eager to kickstart the new campaign by adding another trophy to their collection. Under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, the team has diligently prepared, facing only one defeat in four games (a 1-2 loss to Manchester City). Bayern recent victories against Liverpool (4-3) and Monaco (4-2) stand as testimony to their readiness for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

On the opposing side, Leipzig has emerged as a force to be reckoned with during their August preparation. Under the leadership of Marco Rose, the team tallied an impressive 16 goals in three friendly matches. Notably, Loïs Openda, a summer acquisition from RC Lens, swiftly acclimated himself within the German collective, amassing 6 goals in just 2 games. He emerges as a pivotal figure to watch in this encounter, capable of altering the course of the game at any given moment. As the previous season’s German Cup victors, Leipzig strives to seize the psychological advantage over their opponent by claiming victory in this encounter. Despite narrowly missing out on surpassing Bayern in the league standings, the team secured the third position.

Form Guide

Bayern Munich LWWWLW

Bayern Munich is determined to continue their winning streak, building upon their recent 1-2 victory against Cologne in the Bundesliga.

During that match, Bayern Munich commanded 53% possession, orchestrating 11 attempts at the goal, with 4 of those shots accurately finding their target. Kingsley Coman (8′) and Jamal Musiala (89′) emerged as the goalscorers for Bayern Munich. On the opposing side, Cologne aimed for the goal 8 times, with 2 of their attempts on target. Dejan Ljubičić (81′) successfully found the net for Cologne.

It’s worth noting that in 5 out of the past 6 fixtures involving Bayern Munich, there have been three or more goals per game. Within this span, Bayern Munich’s opponents have tallied 8 goals while Bayern Munich themselves amassed 14.

RB Leipzig WWWWWW

RB Leipzig enters this upcoming match on the back of a convincing 2-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal.

In the course of that game, RB Leipzig held a commanding 58% possession, orchestrating 12 attempts at the goal, with 3 of those shots accurately hitting their mark. Christopher Nkunku (71′) and Dominik Szoboszlai (85′) emerged as the goalscorers for RB Leipzig. Conversely, Eintracht Frankfurt aimed for the goal 6 times, with 2 of their attempts on target.

Across their most recent 6 outings, RB Leipzig’s attacking prowess has been pronounced, with a total of 17 goals scored. Notably, they have managed to find the back of the net in each of these encounters. However, within these fixtures, their defenders have conceded 5 goals.

Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Predicted XI

Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Ulreich, Pavard, Kim, De Ligt, Davies, Kimmich, Laimer, Sane, Musiala, Coman, Gnabry.

RB Leipzig Predicted XI: Blaswich, Henrichs, Simakan, Orban, Raum, Forsberg, Kampl, Schlager, Olmo, Openda, Werner.    

Prediction

We anticipate that RB Leipzig possesses the ability to score against the Bayern Munich team, although the number of goals they manage might not match those scored against them.

In line with our analysis, we predict an intensely contested match, culminating in a narrow 2-1 victory for Bayern Munich by the end of the standard 90 minutes.


Chelsea vs Liverpool | Premier League (13.08.2023, 17:30)

Chelsea and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head in a match that holds significance as the 1st round of the Premier League, scheduled for August 13. The venue for this match is Stamford Bridge stadium in London, the home ground of the Blues.

Chelsea approaches this fixture after finishing in a disappointing 12th place last season, falling well short of the club’s expectations and failing to secure a spot in any European competition. However, their performance in pre-season friendly matches has been noteworthy. The Blues managed to remain unbeaten in the 5 games they contested. Their victories came against Fulham, Brighton, and Wrexham, accompanied by draws against Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle. Fueled by the disappointment of the past season, Chelsea made significant investments in new signings, leading to a complete overhaul of their squad. Notable acquisitions include French striker Christopher Nkunku, French defender Axel Disasi, Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson, French midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu, Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sánchez, and Brazilian striker Ângelo. The team also saw the departure of key players such as Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

On the other side, Liverpool enters this confrontation after securing a 5th-place finish in the previous season, a campaign that fell below the club’s usual standards, leading to their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The Reds experienced an inconsistent season marked by highs and lows. In their pre-season friendly matches, Liverpool emerged victorious in 3 out of 5 games, defeating Karlsruhe, Leicester, and Darmstadt. They also faced a draw against Furth and a defeat against Bayern Munich. A notable aspect of these friendlies was the abundance of goals both scored and conceded by Liverpool.

Turning to the transfer market, Liverpool bid farewell to significant players and recent club icons such as Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino, English midfielder Jordan Henderson, and versatile player James Milner. Although the Reds’ activity in the transfer market was relatively measured, they secured crucial additions in the form of Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai and Argentine midfielder Alexis MacAllister.

In terms of their direct encounters, Liverpool has remained undefeated against Chelsea in their last 6 meetings. Interestingly, the previous 4 matches between the two teams concluded in goalless draws.


Form Guide

Chelsea LWDLLD

Chelsea enters this upcoming match on the heels of a 1-1 draw in the Premier League clash against Newcastle United.

During that match, Chelsea dominated possession with 65%, launching 22 attempts on goal, 5 of which were on target. Conversely, Newcastle United sought the goal 13 times, with 4 of their attempts finding their mark. Anthony Gordon (9′) and an own goal by Kieran Trippier (27′) contributed to Newcastle United’s scoreline.

Chelsea’s recent defensive performance has shown room for improvement, as they have allowed their opponents to find the back of the net. Nevertheless, Chelsea has displayed proficiency in converting their own scoring opportunities. Looking back at their last 6 matches, Chelsea has conceded goals in 6 of them, while simultaneously finding the net in 5 of those games.


Liverpool WWWWDD

In their most recent fixture, Liverpool played to a thrilling 4-4 draw in a Premier League clash against Southampton.

During this match, Liverpool asserted control with 69% possession and launched a total of 30 attempts on goal, with 8 of these efforts accurately on target. The scorers for Liverpool included Diogo Jota (10′, 73′), Roberto Firmino (14′), and Cody Gakpo (72′). Southampton, however, displayed their attacking prowess with 15 attempts on goal, 10 of which were on target. James Ward-Prowse (19′), Kamaldeen Sulemana (28′, 48′), and Adam Armstrong (64′) found the net for Southampton.

Liverpool’s matches have undeniably been laden with excitement, with a collective 22 goals being netted in their previous six outings. This averages out to an impressive 3.67 goals per match, with opposing teams accounting for 8 of these goals.


Chelsea vs Liverpool Predicted XI

Chelsea Predicted XI: Sanchez; Silva, Disasi, Reece, Chilwell; Fernandez, Gallagher; Madueke, Mudryk, Sterling; Jackson.

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


Prediction

Our analysis suggests that the upcoming match between Liverpool and Chelsea is poised to be a closely contested encounter.

Anticipating a competitive showdown, both teams are expected to find the back of the net, making it a balanced affair. Given the parity, it’s challenging to predict an outright winner. Therefore, our projection leans toward a tightly contested match, culminating in a 2-2 draw at the end of the standard 90 minutes.


Getafe vs Barcelona | La Liga (13.08.2023, 21:30)

In Getafe, the suburban city of Madrid, the new season is also set to kick off for both Getafe and Barcelona. Getafe, a consistent presence in La Liga since the 2017-18 season, holds the objective of maintaining their position. With a mere 34 goals scored across 38 matches last year, Getafe’s home clash against Barcelona ended in a 0-0 draw, and they narrowly lost 1-0 at the Camp Nou. These outcomes suggest the possibility of adopting a similar style of play in the upcoming season.

Barcelona, on the other hand, conceded only 20 goals last season, with none conceded against Getafe. Their ambition extends to international success, and they have made additions to their squad, most notably the acquisition of Ilkay Gündogan. Renowned for his pivotal role during seven years at Manchester City and earlier during his five-year tenure at Borussia Dortmund, Gündogan’s presence is expected to have a substantial impact. As a result, Barcelona seems poised to uphold the high standards they set in the previous year.

Furthermore, Barcelona’s recent form appears promising, with victories in their last three friendly matches against Tottenham, Milan, and Real Madrid, following a loss to Arsenal.  


Form Guide

Getafe WLDWWD

Getafe steps into this forthcoming match on the back of a goalless draw in a La Liga encounter against Real Valladolid.

During this match, Getafe held only 20% possession, registering 4 attempts on goal, with 1 on target. In contrast, Real Valladolid aimed for the goal 15 times, yet none of their attempts found their mark.

In 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Getafe has been involved, the total number of goals recorded remained below three per game. Over this period, Getafe’s opponents scored a combined total of 3 goals, while Getafe themselves managed to secure 5 goals.

 

Barcelona WWLLWL

After suffering a defeat at the hands of Celta Vigo in their recent La Liga fixture, Barcelona is determined to rectify their performance in this upcoming match.

During that encounter, Barcelona commanded 72% possession and launched 9 attempts on goal, with 2 of these efforts being on target. Ansu Fati (79′) found the back of the net for Barcelona. Conversely, Celta Vigo sought the goal 12 times, with an impressive 9 of their attempts finding their mark. Gabri Veiga (42′, 65′) was responsible for Celta Vigo’s goals.

Evidencing their propensity for action-packed matches, the previous six games featuring Barcelona have witnessed 20 goals, equating to an average of 3.33 goals per match. Out of these goals, opposing teams have contributed 9.


Getafe vs Barcelona Predicted XI

Getafe Predicted XI: Soria; Suarez, Mitrovic, Alderete, Alvarez; Milla, Villar, Maksimovic; Munir, Latasa, Mata

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Christensen, Balde, Araujo, Gundogan, Pedri, De Jong, Gavi, Lewandowski, Raphinha


Prediction

Analyzing the dynamics of these two teams, we believe that Barcelona is poised to dominate possession and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.

On the other hand, Getafe might encounter difficulty in finding the back of the net, although we anticipate them managing to score.

Based on these considerations, our projection leans towards a calculated outcome of a 1-3 victory for Barcelona at the conclusion of the standard 90 minutes.