After a 2-2 draw last week, Manchester City and Liverpool will meet again. This time, the race is worth the chance to play in the FA CUP final, a crucial goal for both, just like the championship and the Champions League. Klopp and Guardiola’s seasons have coincided: City are first in the Premier League, one point ahead of the Reds, and both are in the Champions League semifinals after eliminating Atlético Madrid and Benfica.
On a guarantee of spectacle, the two coaches have challenged each other 18 times. On 12 occasions, both teams have scored at least one goal, and the two games played this season ended 2-2. It will therefore be a spectacle once again, because never before have the two teams seemed to have reached the same level as this time.
Manchester City DWWWDD
Manchester City are coming off a 0-0 draw in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid.
Manchester City controlled 60 percent of the ball and had ten shots on goal, one of which was on target. Atlético de Madrid had 14 shots on goal against them, three of which were on target.
Manchester City’s defense has put in a lot of effort recently, as evidenced by their recent results. Manchester City have given little to the opposition, resulting in a total of three goals scored at their end in their last six matches.
Liverpool drew 3-3 with Benfica in the Champions League the last time they played.
Liverpool had 67 percent possession and 17 shots on goal, six of which were on target in that game. Ibrahima Konaté (21′) and Roberto Firmino (55′, 65′) scored goals for Liverpool. Benfica had six shots on goal, four of which were on goal. Benfica’s goals came from Gonçalo Ramos (32′), Roman Yaremchuk (73′), and Darwin Nez (81′).
Liverpool have scored 13 goals in their last six matches. Every single one of those games has also resulted in a Liverpool goal. They’ve been outscored by 6 goals in that time. We’ll see if that pattern can be maintained here.
Injured and suspended
Manchester City: (Phil Foden’s, Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne)
Liverpool: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Manchester City vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Ake; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Jesus, Sterling, Grealish.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane.
Seven days later, it’s Manchester City-Liverpool again. The two teams continue their long duel, and according to our prediction, it will end with at least one goal from both teams. Klopp and Guardiola have always given a show when they face each other, and the race is “tight,” so both will have to find a way to win by pushing forward. The last clue to our prediction comes from the Liverpool defense, which has conceded five goals in the last two outings.
We expect a very competitive game, with Manchester City leading 2-1 at the end.
There will be a high-ranking challenge at Sanchez Pizjuan where the hosts of Sevilla face Real Madrid. The hosts are having a bad second part of the season in which they are throwing away what they did in the first: elimination from the Europa League and the fight for the title has vanished, with even the fourth place at risk. However, the Andalusians beat Granada 4-2 to recover some offensive spirit and maintain home statistics that suggest a match full of emotions: 32 goals were scored in 15 matches and 13 conceded, not a few if you fight for the first positions.
Real Madrid are undoubtedly tired after the grueling quarter of the Champions League, which ended with the passage of the round, and in our opinion, they will not be immune from errors. The attack of the Los Blancos, however, proved to be high, with Benzema always decisive. A draw or a defeat would not compromise the chances of winning the championship too much, but a victory would make the title almost certain and would allow them to face the Champions semifinal with much more serenity.
Sevilla are looking to build on their recent 4-2 La Liga victory over Granada.
Sevilla controlled the ball for 73% of the game and had 16 shots on goal, eight of which were on target. Sevilla’s goals came from Diego Carlos (32′), Lucas Ocampos (66′), Rafa Mir (93′), and Alejandro Gómez (99′). Granada CF, on the other hand, had 15 shots on goal, five of which were on target. For Granada, Darwin Machs (23′) and Victor Diaz (88′) scored.
In five of the last six matches in which Sevilla has played, there have been fewer than three goals scored per match. In terms of goal attribution during that time, their opponents scored a total of 6, while Sevilla scored a total of 6.
Real Madrid WLWWWL
Real Madrid and its supporters will be hoping for a better result this time after losing their previous game in Champions League play to Chelsea.
During the game, Real Madrid had 44 percent possession and 10 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Real Madrid’s goals came from Rodrygo Goes (80′) and Karim Benzema (96′). Chelsea, on the other hand, had 28 shots on goal, seven of which were on target. Chelsea’s goals came from Mason Mount (15′), Antonio Rüdiger (51′), and Timo Werner (75′). Chelsea prevailed in extra time to win the match.
At least three goals have been scored in at least five of Real Madrid’s past six matches.
Injured and suspended
Sevilla: (Thomas Delaney, Suso, Fernando and Karim Rekik)
Real Madrid: (Isco, Jesús Vallejo, Eden Hazard and Casemiro)
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
Sevilla Predicted XI: Bounou; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Augustinsson; Jordan, Rakitic; Corona, Munir, Ocampos; Martial.
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
The game promises to be very fun, and we are counting on the fact that at least 3 goals will be scored. Sevilla have the capacity to score a goal against this Real Madrid side in this encounter, but it may not be enough to avoid losing.
Real, therefore, in our opinion, will not play a routine match but will maintain its levels and the dominance of the game.
At the end of the game, we believe Real Madrid will win by a close 2-1 score.