The long race in the FA Cup is about to end. On Saturday, the final of one of the oldest and most heartfelt tournaments in all of England will be played, and it will be played by Liverpool and Chelsea. The Reds in the competition had the better of Sherwsbury, Cardiff, Norwich, Nottingham and Manchester City. For Klopp’s team, it could be the first trophy of the season, but not the only one as they are still in the running for success in the Premier League and are in the Champions League final.
Another discussion for Chelsea, who have the only possible trophy to raise this season in the FA Cup. The Blues in previous rounds have eliminated Chesterfield, Luton, Plymouth, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace. All in ninety minutes, therefore, and making a prediction on the eve is certainly not easy, even if Liverpool have a slight advantage according to the season.
Fans of Chelsea will be hoping for a result similar to their team’s most recent match, which was a triumph against Leeds United by a score of 0-3 in the Premier League.
Chelsea had 68 percent possession and 17 shots on goal, with four of them finding the back of the net. Mason Mount (4 minutes), Christian Pulisic (55 minutes), and Romelu Lukaku (83 minutes) were the Chelsea players that scored the goals. Five shots were taken on goal by Leeds United, but none of them were successful in hitting the target.
Over the course of their last six matches, the Chelsea team coached by Thomas Tuchel has scored nine goals. On the other hand, the total number of goals that they have allowed their opponents to score in the same matches is 8.
Liverpool is coming into this game on the heels of a win in the Premier League. In their most recent game, they beat Aston Villa 1-2.
During the game, Liverpool controlled the ball for 61% of the time and had 17 shots on goal, six of which were successful. Both Jol Matip and Sadio Mané scored for Liverpool in the sixth and sixty-fifth minutes, respectively. Aston Villa had a total of 9 shots on goal, of which only 4 were on target. The goal for Aston Villa was scored by Douglas Luiz in the third minute.
The Liverpool defense has turned in a string of stellar performances of late, which has led to a reduction in the number of goals they have let up in all of their most recent six matches, which now stands at just four. Eleven of their own goals have been scored throughout the same span of time as the total number of goals scored by them.
Injured and suspended
Chelsea: (Ben Chilwell)
Liverpool: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso; Mount; Havertz, Lukaku.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Alcantara, Salah, Mané, Díaz.
Two offensive teams face each other with world-class attacks, and it’s hard to think that Klopp and Tuchel aren’t playing to win the game straight away in the first ninety minutes. Chelsea, compared to last season, have set up a more offensive game, also because they realized during the year that the defense was no longer as tight as it once was.
The defence has become a problem lately, even for the Reds, who have conceded goals in all their last three games. The numbers do not derive only from the performance of the defenses, but from the mentality of the two purely offensive teams, and that is why we aim for many goals in the ninety minutes.
Milan are chasing the title and, with 180 minutes left in the championship, they have a 2-point advantage over Inter, but on the 37th matchday, Stefano Pioli’s Rossoneri will face a difficult home match against Atalanta. The Bergamasci will not discount them either because they are instead fighting for a place in Europe next season and the final sprint for the positions from fifth to eighth is still to be written.
Milan just got back from a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona, which was their fourth win in a row in the league. At the same time, Atalanta won in Spezia with the same score, thus obtaining the fourth useful result (2 wins and 2 draws) in a row.
AC Milan DWLWWW
After claiming a Serie A victory against Hellas Verona by a score of 1-3, AC Milan are looking to add another victory to their record.
During the game, AC Milan had control of the ball for 53% of the time and had 18 shots on goal, with 8 of them finding the back of the net. The goals for AC Milan were scored by Sandro Tonali (in the 45th and 50th minutes) and Alessandro Florenzi (in the 86th minute). At the other end of the field, Hellas Verona had ten shots on goal, three of which were on target. Davide Faraoni (38′) scored for Hellas Verona.
AC Milan, coached by Stefano Pioli, has scored eight goals in their previous six matches. In the same amount of time, they have conceded a total of 5 goals, which is the comparable tally of goals scored against them.
Atalanta will enter the match having just come off a victory in their most recent Serie A match, which they won 1-3 against Spezia.
During the game, Atalanta controlled the ball for 65 percent of the time and had 17 shots on goal, six of which were successful. Muriel (16 minutes), Berat Djimsiti (73 minutes), and Mario Paali (87 minutes) were the players that scored goals for Atalanta. Spezia had five shots on goal, but only one of them was on target. The goal was scored by Spezia’s Daniele Verde in the thirty-first minute.
The fact that goals have been scored as much as 23 times in the last six games in which Atalanta has sent out their soldiers demonstrates their preference for high-scoring contests and has resulted in an average of 3.83 goals being scored in each of those contests. 11 of this grand total’s goals have been scored by opposing teams.
Injured and suspended
AC Milan: (Simon Kjaer).
Atalanta: (Bryan Cabezas, Rafael Tolói, Giuseppe Pezzella, Josip Ilicic, Giorgio Scalvini)
AC Milan vs Atalanta Predicted XI
AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan, Calabria, Tomori, Kalulu, Hernandez, Bennacer, Tonali, Saelemaekers, Kessie, Leão, Giroud.
Atalanta Predicted XI: Musso, Djimsiti, Demiral, Palomino, Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Zappacosta, Malinovsky, Pasalic, Muriel.
The tip of the balance is on the side of Milan, who have not lost in Serie A in 14 games. The Rossoneri, however, struggle to score at home but also have an excellent defense that has conceded only one goal in the last 7 games.
Atalanta have the firepower to break through the defense of this AC Milan team in this match, but the number of goals they score is probably not going to be as high as the number of goals AC Milan might allow.
When everything is said and done, it seems likely that AC Milan will emerge victorious by a score of 2-1.
Cagliari took a breath of fresh air in the race for salvation by drawing 1-0 at Salerno in the previous round, but the 37th matchday of Serie A pits them against an equally hungry Inter, which comes off a victory in the Italian Cup at the expense of Juventus and is two points behind leaders Milan. Cagliari is one point from the fourth to last place occupied by Salernitana itself and cannot afford to make a mistake.
The same can be said of Simone Inzaghi’s Inter, who, without the victory, would probably say goodbye to the tricolor dream. The two teams, among other things, will have the good fortune (or bad luck, depending on the point of view) to play knowing exactly what the rivals will have done for the race to their respective goals.
After drawing 1-1 with Salernitana in Serie A play, Cagliari will take part in this game.
During the encounter, Cagliari had a possession rate of 51% and 9 shots on goal, with just 3 of those shots being on target. Giorgio Altare was the lone player to score for Cagliari, and his goal came in the 99th minute. Salernitana took 13 shots, but only two of them were on target. The goal for Salernitana came in the 68th minute from Simone Verdi.
Cagliari’s defensive tenacity hasn’t been on full display in many of the recent games they’ve played. The truth is that Cagliari’s defense has been broken in 5 of their last 6 matches, resulting in 11 goals being conceded on the road.
Cagliari enters this matchup having not beaten Inter Milan in any of their previous five matches in the league before this one.
Inter Milan WWLWWW
Inter Milan enter this match on the heels of a victory in their most recent match, which was a Coppa Italia match against Juventus that they won 2-4.
During that particular encounter, Inter Milan had 59 percent of the ball and 17 shots on goal, with 8 of the shots finding the target. Nicol Barella (7 minutes), Hakan Calhanoglu (80 minutes), and Ivan Perisic (99 minutes, 102 minutes) all found the back of the net for Inter Milan. All 19 of Juventus’ shots were on goal, but only 8 of them were successful. For Juventus, Alex Sandro (in the 50th minute) and Duan Vlahovic (in the 52nd minute) scored. In the extra time period, Inter Milan emerged victorious.
Inter Milan have been productive in front of the net in their most recent games, as seen by the fact that they have scored 17 times in their most recent six outings. This does not hide the reality that Inter Milan have had some problems keeping the ball out of their own net recently, as they have conceded goals in five of their most recent encounters.
Cagliari have not been able to defeat Inter Milan in either of the previous two league matches played away from home by either team.
Injured and suspended
Cagliari: (Nahitan Nández)
Inter Milan: (Matías Vecino)
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
Cagliari Predicted XI: Cragno, Ceppitelli, Lovato, Altare, Bellanova, Rog, Grassi, Marin, Dalbert, Pavoletti, Geraldino.
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Dzeko, Martinez.
When everything is considered, it is conceivable that Cagliari will be able to score against this Inter Milan team, but it is also possible that scoring just one goal will not be enough for them to win.
Whoever loses is perhaps definitely doomed, but this will also be said by the matches of the rivals. In a challenge in which you have to win, the consequence is to try to bet on the Goal that in Cagliari occurs from 2013 onwards with these two teams on the pitch.
As a result, we anticipate that it will be a close contest that will end with Inter Milan holding a lead of 1-2 when it is all said and done.
A new chapter in the race for the Premier League has begun, and the hour of truth has come for Manchester City. The away match at West Ham is the last really difficult game of the year. The last round will be against Aston Villa, who have nothing more to ask from the championship. By winning, Guardiola could then shake off Liverpool and go back to winning the title in England. In the league, the guests are a goal machine, as evidenced by the latest results: 5-1 at Wolverhampton, 5-0 at Newcastle, 4-0 at Leeds, and 5-1 at Watford.
West Ham arrive at the match after a 4-0 success over Norwich, a nice way to try to get out of the crisis of the last month with four losses in a row, two with Frankfurt, which cost them the final of the Europa League, and two in the league with Chelsea and Arsenal, who risk compromising the race for sixth place in the league. The Hammers, at the moment, are less than three points behind Manchester United, but they have to recover a game.
West Ham United DLLLLW
West Ham United will be looking for a result similar to their most recent one, which was a victory in the Premier League against Norwich City by a score of 4-0.
West Ham United had 63 percent of the ball control and had 13 shots on goal, with five of them finding the back of the net. Saad Benrahma scored twice (12 and 45 minutes), Michail Antonio once (30 minutes), and Manuel Lanzini once (65 minutes) for West Ham United. Eight of Norwich City’s shots were sent at the goal, and two of those efforts were successful.
In their most recent encounters, West Ham United have only managed to avoid conceding a goal on a handful of occasions. In point of fact, West Ham United have been unable to keep their opponents from scoring in 5 of their most recent 6 matches, resulting in a total of 7 goals allowed by their opponents.
Manchester City WWWWLWW
In their most recent match, Manchester City prevailed against Wolverhampton Wanderers by a score of 1-5 to earn a victory in the Premier League standings. They will bring that momentum into this contest.
Manchester City had 67 percent of the possession and fired 16 shots on goal, with five of them finding the back of the net. Kevin De Bruyne scored for Manchester City in the seventh, sixteenth, twenty-fourth, and sixty-first minutes, while Raheem Sterling scored in the eighty-fourth minute. Wolverhampton Wanderers had a total of seven shots on goal, just three of which were on target. Leander Dendoncker (11′) scored for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In the past six meetings between these two teams, Manchester City has scored a total of 24 goals for itself. Additionally, Manchester City have scored at least one goal in each and every one of those matches. During the course of those matches, their competitors have managed to score eight goals against them.
As we go into this encounter, Manchester City have not tasted defeat at the hands of West Ham United in any of their previous six matches played away from their own stadium in the league.
Injured and suspended
West Ham United: (Angelo Ogbonna)
Manchester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
West Ham United vs Manchester City Predicted XI
West Ham United Predicted XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Zouma, Cresswell, Souček, Rice, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen.
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Aké, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gündogan, Sterling, De Bruyne, Foden, Silva.
Both teams must win to reach their seasonal goal, and the citizens in the league are like steamrollers who have buried the last opponents they met with goals. West Ham, for their part, cannot play a defensive game; their rearguard would not hold up, and therefore they will have to try to attack City to take home the points for qualification in Europe.
We believe that West Ham United will create enough scoring chances against this Manchester City lineup; however, we believe that scoring just one goal will most likely not be enough to win the game.
As a result, we are forecasting that this match will conclude with both sides scoring and Manchester City coming out on top with a score of 1-2.