Porto hosts Inter at the Estadio do Dragao for the return match of the round of 16 of the Champions League. In Milan, the Nerazzurri won 1-0, a minimal advantage that does not guarantee the passage of the next round, even in light of the latest results. Inter is in crisis in the league, with two defeats against Bologna and Spezia in the last three games.
Eighth misstep in the league for Inzaghi, who has a disastrous away schedule in Serie A; the Champions League and the Italian Cup also become decisive for his future. In the last round, the Nerazzurri lost two to one against Spezia, while Porto returned from two consecutive victories. A 3-2 victory against Estoril came on the last day, and the Portuguese are in second place in the table behind Benfica. Inter must start watching their backs in terms of qualifying for the Champions League.
Porto won Group B ahead of Bruges, Leverkusen, and Atletico Madrid, while the Nerazzurri finished second in Group C behind Bayern Munich but ahead of Barcelona and Plzen. A complicated moment for Inter, the defeat against Spezia has further damaged Inzaghi’s position on the bench, and if we are already talking about possible substitutes in the summer, an immediate turnaround in the event of elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League cannot be ruled out. Lautaro will be the main forward, and next to him, Dzeko is the favorite over Lukaku. Calhanoglu and Barella are sure things in the middle of the field, but Skriniar and Dumfries have been questioned from the first second. Heavy absences for Conceicao, who has to do without the suspended Otavio, the doubtful Galen and Evanilson, and full-back Joao Mario, who went out with a sprained knee against Estoril.
Porto, coming off a victory in their most recent match, will be hoping for a repeat performance of their 3-2 victory over Estoril in the Primeira Liga.
During that match, Porto held 63% of the possession and had 12 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding the back of the net. Estoril managed to get 9 attempts on goal for their team, but only 3 of those shots were on target.
In the most recent games, Porto has not shown much defensive resolve nearly as often as they would like. They should be concerned about the fact that Porto have failed to keep their opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, resulting in a total of 7 goals conceded during that span of play.
Inter Milan DWWLWL
Inter Milan will be looking to make amends for their loss to Spezia in their most recent Serie A match, which they played and which was a loss.
During that game, Inter Milan held 69% of the possession and had 28 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the back of the net. At the other end of the field, Spezia had four attempts on goal, with two of them finding their mark.
Inter Milan’s defenders have been playing well lately, and as a result, their team has given up fewer goals over the last six games. During that span of time, they have tallied 7 goals on their own.
Porto vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
Porto Predicted XI: Costa; Mario, Pepe, Cardoso, Sanusi; Grujic, Uribe; Franco, Pepe, Galeno; Taremi.
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Onana; De Vrij, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Lukaku.
Both Inter Milan and Porto are likely to put up a good fight in this matchup, which is something that we anticipate.
Let’s wait and see how things turn out, but it seems like a tie is the most probable outcome. Because of this, our best guess is that the game will be close all the way through and end in a 1-1 tie after ninety minutes.
In the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, there is also the second match between Manchester City and Leipzig. The first leg in Germany ended 1-1, and now it’s up to the Citizens to host the Germans at Etihad. Pep Guardiola wants to top off his time in England by leading his club to win the top European competition, which has never been done before.In 2021, City came very close, but in the final, they had to surrender to Tuchel’s Chelsea. The draw in the first leg is a good result given that Haaland and his teammates now have to play the remaining ninety minutes in front of their home crowd, but the away goal scored by Mahrez at the Red Bull Arena has no greater value this year.
Leipzig still has chances of progressing against a vastly superior opponent. The team coached by Marco Rose was able to reopen the first-leg match thanks to a goal from defender Gvardiol, and now everything will be played out in England. The Red Bull club is hoping to repeat the feat of the 2019-20 season, when they reached the semi-finals. The two teams have already faced each other three times, and in the only match at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City even prevailed 6-3.
Manchester City DDWWWW
The previous match for Manchester City ended in a victory for them in the Premier League against Crystal Palace by a score of 0-1; they will want to pick up where they left off in this game.
During that match, Manchester City held 68% of the possession and had 14 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots hitting the goal. Crystal Palace, who were their opponents, had four shots on goal, but none of them were on target.
The most recent outcomes of their matches demonstrate that the Manchester City defense has been putting in a significant amount of effort. In the last six games Manchester City has played, only three goals have been scored against them. This makes them one of the best defensive teams in the league.
RB Leipzig LWDWLW
The most recent game for RB Leipzig was a 3-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, and they enter into this contest riding high on that victory.
During that game, RB Leipzig had a possession percentage of 66% and 14 shots on goal, with 9 of them landing on target. Borussia Monchengladbach, the team that they were playing against, had seven shots on goal, with three of them finding the goal.
There have been at least three goals scored in each of the previous five and a half matches that RB Leipzig has participated in. The overall average number of goals scored per encounter during that time period is 2.83, while the number of goals that RB Leipzig has scored on average is 1.83.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Ahamada, Lokonga, Eze; Ayew, Zaha, Olis.
RB Leipzig Predicted XI: Ederson; Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish.
It will be challenging for RB Leipzig to find the back of the net against a Manchester City team that looks to be in position to pull off a significant victory in this match.
At the end of the first 90 minutes, we think Manchester City will have won by a score of 3-0.
Napoli hosts Eintracht Frankfurt at the Diego Maradona stadium for the second leg match of the Champions League round of 16. After winning the first leg 2-0 in Germany. The quarterfinals are within reach for Spalletti, who continues to score heavily in the championship. After the surprise defeat against Lazio, the Azzurri beat Atalanta 2-0 in the last round, virtually starting the Scudetto countdown given Inter’s stop against Spezia. Glasner’s Eintracht is in a crisis of results and hasn’t won in four games. In the last round came a one-to-one draw against Stuttgart, sixth in the standings in the Bundesliga with 40 points, and the goal for Europe, which could depend on the end of the season. Napoli won Group A of the Champions League with 15 points, 15 ahead of Liverpool, Ajax, and Rangers.
While the Germans finished second in group D behind Tottenham and ahead of Sporting and OL. Meanwhile, the Tar accepted the precautionary request of Eintracht, suspending the ban on the sale of coupons to residents in Germany, while the Prefect of Naples forbade the transfer of the Germans to Frankfurt; Neapolitan authorities are concerned about the possibility of unrest before the game. Probable 433 for Spalletti, who doesn’t have major problems at the infirmary level. In the offensive trident, there will be space for Lozano, Osimhen, and Kvaratskhelia, while Anguissa, Lobotka, and Zielinski will play in midfield. Glasner should confirm 3421 with Borré as the center forward and, behind him, Lindstrom and Gotze. Napoli have won their last two games against German sides in European cups, while Eitracht are five away games without a win.
SSC Napoli WWWWLW
Following their 2-0 victory over Atalanta in Serie A, Napoli will be seeking to add another victory to their record.
During that match, SSC Napoli had 60% of the possession of the ball and 18 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots finding the goal. Atalanta had a total of 6 shots on goal, of which only 3 were on target.
Their most recent results demonstrate that the rearguard for SSC Napoli has been putting in a significant amount of effort. The stingy defensive play of SSC Napoli has resulted in only one goal being scored against them in the six games prior to this one. In total, they have allowed just one goal during this span.
Eintracht Frankfurt LWLLDD
In the previous encounter, Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart played each other to a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga 1 match.
During that game, Eintracht Frankfurt had 52% possession of the ball and 10 shots on goal, with only one of them finding the back of the net. On the other hand, Stuttgart had 11 attempts at the goal, but they only managed to hit it five times.
The statistics tell the story: opponents have scored 10 goals against Eintracht Frankfurt in their last six matches, with five of those encounters resulting in goals being scored against Eintracht Frankfurt. There is no denying that Eintracht Frankfurt have struggled on the defensive end.
Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI
Napoli Predicted XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.
Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI: Trapp; Tuta, Hasebe, Ndicka; Buta, Sow, Rode, Max; Kamada, Gotze; Borre.
We are of the opinion that SSC Napoli will almost certainly score multiple times when they go up against Eintracht Frankfurt, who will have a difficult time putting the ball in the back of their own goal.
Our analysis leads us to believe that SSC Napoli will emerge victorious in the match with a 2-0 lead after the full ninety minutes have been played.
Wednesday evening, Real Madrid will have to close the qualification speech against Liverpool in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The Whites won 2–5 at Anfield in the first leg, and now they are playing the Reds at the Bernabéu to make sure they don’t get a chance to tie the games back up.In Liga, Ancelotti’s team is very far from the top and is betting strongly on this competition, in which it also triumphed last year, beating Klopp’s men in the final. Karim Benzema is a doubt for the Merengues; he suffered an ankle problem and missed the last championship game against Espanyol.
Liverpool, on the other hand, ran into another knockout in the Premier League against Bournemouth, stopping again after the series of positive results that had brought them back close to the top four positions. Salah and his companions are called to a real miracle this time, because this is what it is about if there is a need to replace three goals against the European champions. In football, however, as we all know, anything is possible, and the 7-0 win over Manchester United a few days ago gives the feeling that this formation can really be capable of anything.
Real Madrid WWDLDW
Real Madrid will be hoping for a result similar to their most recent one, which was a triumph in La Liga against Espanyol by a score of 3-1.
During that match, Real Madrid held possession of the ball for 71% of the time and had 22 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Ten shots were taken by Espanyol, and three of them were on target.
Real Madrid, coached by Carlo Ancelotti, has scored 11 goals in their last six matches and has struck the target 11 times. The amount of goals that they have allowed to be scored against them during that time period is currently at 5.
Liverpool will be hoping for a better result in this match than in their last Premier League game, which they lost to Bournemouth.
During that game, Liverpool held possession for 69% of the time and had 15 shots on goal, with 6 of them finding the net. Five shots were taken by Bournemouth, but only two of them were on target.
In the last few games that Liverpool has played, there has been a clear pattern where at least one opponent has failed to score. When looking at their most recent six excursions, we can see that it has happened five times. During these matches, Liverpool’s opponents have scored a total of six goals, while the Reds have tallied thirteen goals for themselves.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Jota, Nunez; Gakpo.
We think Liverpool has what it takes to beat this Real Madrid team, but we don’t think they’ll score the same number of goals against them as Real Madrid has in the past.
We anticipate a close match that will end with Real Madrid emerging victorious by a score of 2-1 after everything has been said and done. It should turn out to be a nice one.
In the second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League, Betis plays Manchester United at the Benito Villamarin stadium. It starts again with the rather clear victory of the first leg: 4-1 for the Red Devils, a good mortgage on the passage of the round to the quarterfinals given the difficult result to overturn in the second leg. Betis are in fifth place in the standings after an irresistible start to the season. Pellegrini’s team has slowed down, not winning in three games and returning from a draw in the last round (1-1) against Villarreal. Third place in the Premier League standings for Manchester United after a 0-0 draw against Southampton in the last round, ten Hag pays a minimum turnover in view of the Europa League, a match not to be missed for English ambitions.
Casemiro was shown a straight red card against Southampton, marking the second time this season that his absence was due to a heavy disqualification in midfield. The Red Devils eliminated Xavi’s Barcelona in the play-offs and aim for the final victory; they will face Arsenal and probably Roma and Juve, the favorite teams for the final success. Problems for Pellegrini, who won’t be able to count on Luiz Felipe due to a muscle problem he suffered in the first leg match against United. The Red Devils recovered after the humiliating 7-0 defeat against Liverpool with Martial still out, Eriksen, van de Beek, the possible return of Sabitzer, and Garnacho, who is recovering from an ankle problem. Red Devils favorites, Betis, will play for everything.
Real Betis WWWDLD
Real Betis is getting ready for this match after a 1-1 draw with Villarreal in their last La Liga game.
During that game, Real Betis held 43% of the possession and had 6 shots on goal, with 3 of them finding the back of the net. Villarreal had a total of 15 shots on goal, only four of which were on target.
Real Betis has been having trouble keeping clean sheets as of late, despite the fact that they have been able to produce goals for themselves in recent games. Real Betis has scored at least one goal in five of their most recent six matches, despite the fact that they have allowed opponents to score in five of those matches as well.
Manchester United WWWLWD
Manchester United’s most recent Premier League encounter, which was played against Southampton, ended in a scoreless draw for both teams.
During that game, Manchester United held a 47% possession advantage and had 10 shots on goal, with 4 of those efforts finding the back of the net. Their competitors, Southampton, managed to get 18 shots on goal, but only four of them were successful.
In the previous six matches that Manchester United has competed in, there have been a total of 21 goals scored, which works out to an average of 3.5 goals scored per contest. This demonstrates the team’s propensity for producing successful matches. 10 of these have been taken by squads representing the opposition.
Real Betis vs Manchester United Predicted XI
Real Betis Predicted XI: Bravo; Sabaly, Pezzella, Ruiz, Miranda; Carvalho, Rodriguez; Canales, Perez, Juanmi; Iglesias.
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Malacia; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.
Real Betis will need a lot to go their way if they want to score against this Manchester United lineup, which will most likely win and very possibly not allow an opponent to score. We have a strong suspicion that Real Betis will not be able to maintain a clean sheet.
We are therefore witnessing a good struggle, with Manchester United emerging victorious with a score of 0-1 when the final whistle sounds.