Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino’s and Carlo Ancelotti’s will compete for a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The two teams, which command Ligue 1 and La Liga, respectively, face off more than two years after the last double confrontation in the group stage.
PSG are back from a 1-0 victory over Rennes, their fourth win in their last five official matches, while Real have not gone beyond 0-0 at Villarreal. It could have been a “special” match for Sergio Ramos, but the great ex will most likely be absent as well, and Neymar, Herrera, and Letellier should remain out.
Real Madrid also have some doubts about their formation, starting with the presence of Benzema in attack.
Paris Saint-Germain DWWDWW
Following their 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Rennes, PSG will be hoping for a repeat performance.
Paris Saint-Germain had 65 percent of the possession and 9 shots on goal, but none were on target. Kylian Mbappé (90′) was the lone player to score for Paris Saint-Germain. Rennais had 13 shots on goal, but just one of them was on target.
As evidenced by their recent results, the Paris Saint-Germain backline deserves a lot of credit. Paris Saint-Germain have been ruthless at the back, allowing two goals to sneak past their goalkeeper in their last six games.
Real Madrid WWDLWD
Real Madrid had previously drawn 0-0 with Villarreal in a La Liga match.
In the match, Real Madrid had 57 percent possession and 17 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Villarreal had nine shots on goal, two of which were on target.
Real Madrid’s defense has put in a string of solid performances, conceding only four goals in their last six matches. During the same time frame, they have scored seven goals.
Injured and suspended
Paris Saint-Germain: (Neymar, Edouard Michut, Sergio Ramos and Alexandre Letellier)
Real Madrid: (Mariano Díaz)
PSG vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Messi, Mbappe, Di Maria
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius
If it were to be without Benzema, Real could lack an important reference in attack. PSG are favorites at home, and in view of the delicate return to the Bernabeu, we want to focus on Messi and his teammates while keeping the door open to surprises.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 win for Paris Saint-Germain after 90 minutes. It is definitely a tough call.
Nine years after their last meeting, Sporting CP and Manchester City will meet again on a football field. The first leg will be played at the Estadio José Alvalade with the Lusitanians of coach Ruben Amorin, who arrive undefeated from 5 games in a row between championships and cups, even if, after 4 victories in a row, they failed to finalize the 0-2 on the field of leaders Porto in the last championship, with a final result of 2-2, possibly frustrating the title race once and for all.
Pep Guardiola’s Citizens, on the other hand, are unbeaten in 12 consecutive games in all competitions and 11 of these have been victories, the last of which was on the field of Norwich City, 4-0. More and more players are launching themselves towards the Premier League trophy, chasing the Champions League, which they lost in the final last year.
Sporting Lisbon LWLWWD
Sporting Lisbon is coming off a 2-2 draw against Porto in the Primeira Liga.
Sporting Lisbon had 38% possession and seven shots on goal, three of which were on target. (8′) and Nuno Santos (34′) scored goals for Sporting Lisbon. Porto, on the other hand, had 21 shots on goal, seven of which were on target. Porto’s goals came from Fábio Vieira (38′) and Mehdi Taremi (78′).
Sporting Lisbon have been on a goal-scoring spree recently, with the team scoring in each of their previous six games.
During that period, they have claimed a total of 13 goals while allowing 8 goals to be scored against them.
Manchester City WWDWWW
City enter this match on the back of an 0-4 Premier League victory over Norwich City in their most recent match.
Manchester City had 72 percent possession and 22 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target during the game. Raheem Sterling (31′, 70′, 90′) and Phil Foden (48′) scored for Manchester City. Norwich City had eight shots on goal, three of which were on target.
Manchester City’s defensive players have put in a string of solid performances, with three goals surrendered in their last six games. During the same time frame, their own offensive force had amassed 16 points.
Injured and suspended
Sporting Lisbon: (Pedro Gonçalves).
Manchester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City Predicted XI
Sporting Lisbon Predicted XI: Adan; Inacio, Palhinha, Reis; Sarabia, Paulinho, Goncalves, Feddal; Porro, Nunes, Coates,
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Stones, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; B Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Manchester City are favorites in the first leg against Sporting, and Guardiola’s team will already try to mortgage the passage of the round against a weak rival. The combo we like is the 2 + Over 2.5 combo.
Our tip is for a narrow 1-2 win for Manchester City at full-time.
After having already conquered Meazza once this season by beating AC Milan 2-1, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will try again in the Champions League round of 16, this time facing Simone Inzaghi’s Inter. The two teams faced each other in the second round of the Champions League in 2008, and on that occasion, the Reds won both at home and away without conceding a goal.
The Nerazzurri are returning from a challenging 1-1 but have resisted the assault of a rival for the title and this has given morale anyway. Inzaghi will not be able to count on the suspended Barella and will also have to deal with the physical problems of Bastoni, Gosens, Vecino, and Correa.
In Liverpool, however, there is only Origi to be evaluated, but the team is going through a good phase of the season.
Inter Milan DWWLWD
Inter Milan come into this match with a 1-1 tie against Napoli in Serie A.
In the game, Inter Milan had 52 percent possession and 8 shots on goal, two of which were on target. Edin Dzeko (47′) scored the Inter Milan goal. On the other hand, Napoli had 13 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Napoli’s goal came from Lorenzo Insigne’s (7′) assist.
Inter Milan have scored nine goals in their last six games under Simone Inzaghi. On the other hand, they’ve been outscored by 6 goals in those games.
Liverpool enter this encounter on the back of a 1-0 Premier League victory over Burnley in their most recent match.
In that game, Liverpool had 67 percent possession and 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target. For Liverpool, Fabinho (40′) was the only player to score. Burnley had eight shots on goal, five of which were on target.
Liverpool have scored 14 goals in their last half-dozen matches. Liverpool has also scored on every single one of those occasions. They’ve had two goals deflected into their own net over those games.
Injured and suspended
Inter Milan: (Alessandro Bastoni, Joaquín Correa and Robin Gosens).
Liverpool: (Divock Origi).
Inter Milan vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Darmian, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Vidal, Dimarco, Martinez, Alexis Sanchez
Liverpool Predicted XI: Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Alcantara, Henderson, Fabinho, Salah, Jota, Mane
The top English teams have always given the idea of having another step in Europe compared to the Italians, and Liverpool is no exception: they have already beaten Milan twice this season and are favorites with Inter. To evaluate the Double Chance X2 + Over 1.5 combo.
Inter Milan may find it difficult to put one past Liverpool, who we believe should score and maintain their lead.
Bayern Munich return to the field in the Champions League next, against Salzburg. The Germans command the Bundesliga ahead of Borussia Dortmund and are seen as one of the favorites for the final victory in the Champions League alongside City, Liverpool, and PSG. Salzburg, on the other hand, can count on very interesting young players like Adeyemi and, in their league, boast the first position.
So far, only four games have been played between Salzburg and Bayern Munich. The first was a club friendly in 2009, which ended in a stalemate. After that, another friendly match took place in 2014, with the Austrians winning 3:0.
In 2020, the other two games were in the Champions League group stage. Both times, Bayern Munich was victorious. The German team won by a score of 2:6 and 3:1. Is it possible for Salzburg to do better this time? This is exceedingly unlikely.
Red Bull Salzburg LWWWWW
Following up on their 1-2 Bundesliga victory over Rapid Vienna, Red Bull Salzburg will be aiming for more of the same.
In the game, Red Bull Salzburg had 70% possession and 11 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Brenden Aaronson (64′) and Noah Okafor (77′) scored goals for Red Bull Salzburg. Rapid Wien, on the other hand, had eight shots on goal, one of which was on target. Rapid Vienna scored through Filip Stojkovic (17′).
Red Bull Salzburg haven’t had any trouble scoring, as they’ve hit the target in each of their last six games.
During that time, they’ve scored 14 goals while allowing five goals to be scored against them.
Bayern Munich WLWWWL
Bayern Munich will be looking to avenge their setback to Bochum in the German competition last time around.
In the match, Bayern Munich had 63 percent possession and 21 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Bayern Munich’s only goal came from Robert Lewandowski (9′, 75′). Bochum, on the other hand, had 11 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Bochum scored goals through Christopher Antwi-Adjej (14′), Jürgen Locadia (38′), Cristian Gamboa (40′), and Gerrit Holtmann (44′).
Bayern Munich has scored 18 goals in their last six encounters. Bayern Munich has also scored in each and every one of those matches. They’ve given up 9 goals in that time.
Injured and suspended
Red Bull Salzburg: (Sekou Koita, Bernardo, Zlatko Junuzovic, Albert Vallci, Benjamin Sesko, Bryan Okoh and Ousmane Diakité).
Bayern Munich: (Leon Goretzka, Alphonso Davies, Manuel Neuer and Jamal Musiala).
Red Bull Salzburg vs Bayern Munich Predicted XI
Red Bull Salzburg Predicted XI: Kohn, Kristensen, Solet, Wober, Ulmer, Seiwald, Capaldo, Camara, Aaronson, Adeyemi, Adamu.
Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Ulreich, Pavard, Sule, Upamecano, Hernandez, Sabitzer, Kimmich, Gnabry, Muller, Coman, Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich is the natural favorite to win again on the field of Red Bull Salzburg after 7 consecutive victories in Champions League matches.
Red Bull Salzburg, on the other hand, will be up against it to break down their defense, though we anticipate them converting at least once here as well.
When all is said and done, we foresee a comfortable 1-3 victory for Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund returns to European action against Rangers after being eliminated from the Champions League. The Yellow Wall are second in the Bundesliga but have recently been on a roll, winning with Union Berlin and Hoffenheim while losing in the Cup to Leverkusen and St Pauli.
Rangers are also second at home and were overtaken by Celtic after the derby loss 3-0, which was followed by three straight wins over Annnan, Hibernians, and Hearts.
Borussia Dortmund WWLWLW
Borussia Dortmund will be seeking for a repeat of their 0-3 victory over Union Berlin in Bundesliga 1.
In the match, Borussia Dortmund had 61 percent possession and 10 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Marco Reus (18′, 25′) and Raphael Guerreiro (71′) scored goals for Borussia Dortmund. Union Berlin had 11 shots on goal, two of which were successful.
In recent weeks, Borussia Dortmund have struggled to retain clean sheets, but they have also managed to score goals. Borussia Dortmund have been punished defensively in five of their previous six games, while also managing to score in six of them.
Rangers will enter the match on the back of a 0-3 Scottish Cup victory against Annan Athletic in their previous match.
Filip Helander (7′), Kemar Roofe (22′), and Fashion Sakala (32′) scored goals for Rangers.
Injured and suspended
Borussia Dortmund: (Thomas Meunier, Marcel Schmelzer, Erling Haaland and Mateu Morey Bauzà).
Rangers: (Nnamdi Ofoborh and Ianis Hagi).
Borussia Dortmund vs Rangers Predicted XI
Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI: Kobel; Akanji, Hummels, Zagadou; Hazard, Bellingham, Dahoud, Guerreiro; Reus, Brandt; Malen,
Rangers Predicted XI: McLaughlin; Lundstram, Ramsey, Lowry; Sakala, Barker, Itten, Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Simpson;
A shower of goals is expected between Borussia Dortmund and Rangers, with the Germans the favorites according to the bookmakers for the final victory, but our prediction is for Over 2.5. The squad led by Haaland is stronger than that of the Scots, and the Norwegian striker, together with a sparkling offensive department, gives the almost certainty of many goals for Borussia.
It would not be the first time since the Yellow Wall scored 16 goals in 2022 alone. However, Rangers could take advantage of an often poorly concentrated defense that has not conceded a goal just once in their last seven games and has recently conceded five home goals against Leverkusen. Not that the Scottish defense is quite irresistible.
Starting at the beginning of the season with very different continental goals, Xavi’s Barcelona and Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli face each other in the play-offs to access the Europa League final phase, and the first leg will be played at the Camp Nou, in Catalonia. Barcelona had a difficult year, finishing fourth in the league, 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid, having already been eliminated from the Copa del Re (as well as the Champions League) and losing in the Spanish Super Cup semifinals.
Furthermore, in the last round of La Liga, they did not go beyond 2-2 on the field of city rivals Espanyol. Napoli is much more brilliant. It is in full swing for the Scudetto and, although already out of the Italian Cup, it can better manage the commitments in a hot and, at the same time, electrifying season finale.
In the last round of Serie A, they drew 1-1 against Inter. Barcelona have Depay in strong doubt and have Alex Baldé, Sergi Roberto, Lenglet and Umtiti injured. In Napoli, Lozano is injured, while Politano and Lobotka are to be evaluated.
Barcelona come into this encounter after a 2-2 draw with Espanyol in La Liga.
In the game, Barcelona had 64 percent possession and 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target.Pedri (2′) and Luuk de Jong (96′) scored the goals for Barcelona. Espanyol, on the other hand, had 10 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Espanyol scored through Sergi Darder (40′) and Ral de Tomás (64′).
Barcelona has only managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes on a few occasions in previous years. Barcelona’s defense has been breached in five of their previous six matches, allowing 11 goals in the process.
Napoli drew 1-1 with Inter Milan in their most recent Serie A match.
SSC Napoli had 48 percent possession and 13 shots on goal, four of which were on target during the game.Lorenzo Insigne (7′) scored the winning goal for SSC Napoli. Inter Milan, on the other hand, had eight shots on goal, two of which were on target. Inter Milan’s goal came from Edin Deko (47′).
SSC Napoli has scored a total of 12 goals in their last six games. During that time, their opponents have scored seven goals.
Injured and suspended
Barcelona: (Memphis Depay, Álex Balde, Clément Lenglet, Ansu Fati , Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti).
Napoli: (Stanislav Lobotka, Axel Tuanzebe and Hirving Lozano).
Barcelona vs Napoli Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen: Dest, Piqué, Araújo, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Traoré, Aubameyang, Dembélé
Napoli Predicted XI: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mário Rui; Zambo Anguissa, Fabián Ruiz; Elmas, Zieliński, Insigne; Osimhen
Napoli have a fantastic opportunity to harness a Barcelona that is very different from the one that defeated the Italians 3-1 in their last head-to-head. Despite all of Barcelona’s issues this season, the team still has a lot of talent. We anticipate that the hosts will resume their winning ways in a rather normal manner.
Spalletti’s team is playing good football, and the odds for over 1.5 goals look interesting.