Predictions

West Ham United vs Manchester City | Premier League (16.09.2023, 16:00)

It’s still early in the Premier League season, and while Manchester City is leading the table at the moment, it’s too soon to definitively say who will win the title. The Premier League is known for its competitiveness, and many factors can influence the outcome over the course of a season. Manchester City has had a strong start with four consecutive wins and impressive performances, particularly from Erling Haaland. Their track record and squad strength make them strong contenders.

West Ham, on the other hand, has also started well and made some positive signings, like James Ward-Prowse. They will aim to build on their success from winning the Europa Conference League and continue performing in the Premier League.

The historical statistics indicate that Manchester City has had the upper hand against West Ham in recent years, both in terms of head-to-head results and away form. However, every match is unique, and anything can happen in football.

It’s essential to remember that the Premier League is a long and competitive season, and many twists and turns can occur. While Manchester City looks strong, it’s too early to make a definitive prediction about the season’s winner. Football often surprises us, and that’s part of what makes it such an exciting sport.

 

Form Guide

West Ham United LWDWWW

West Ham United’s recent form has been quite impressive, and they will be looking to continue their positive run when they face Manchester City. In their recent Premier League victory against Luton Town, they had the majority of possession and managed to secure a 2-1 win.

One notable aspect of West Ham’s recent performances is their consistent ability to score goals. They have found the back of the net in all of their last six games, amassing a total of 12 goals during that period. However, they have also conceded seven goals, which indicates that they need to maintain defensive solidity, especially against a strong side like Manchester City.

When it comes to their head-to-head record against Manchester City, West Ham United has struggled, as they haven’t beaten them in their last 15 league matches.

 

Manchester City DWDWWW

Manchester City’s recent form has been nothing short of impressive, and they come into this match following a commanding 5-1 victory over Fulham in the Premier League. In that game,

One noteworthy aspect of Manchester City’s recent performances is their defensive solidity. Over their last six matches, they have conceded just four goals in total. This strong defensive record is a testament to the effectiveness of their backline, which has been crucial in maintaining their positive results.

On the offensive front, Manchester City has been in prolific form, netting an impressive 13 goals in their past six outings. Erling Haaland, in particular, has been a standout performer, contributing significantly to their goal-scoring efforts.

 

West Ham United vs Manchester City Predicted XI

West Ham United Predicted XI: Areola; Kehrer, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Nunes; Bernardo, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland.        

 

Prediction

Manchester City’s recent form and attacking prowess suggest that they have the capability to create numerous goal-scoring opportunities and convert them effectively. While West Ham United may face challenges in finding the net against a strong Manchester City defense, they are likely to mount a response at some point during the match.

Considering these factors, our prediction is a well-managed 1-3 victory for Manchester City when the final whistle blows.

Barcelona vs Real Betis | La Liga (16.09.2023, 21:00)

La Liga returns on Saturday with a highly anticipated match between Barcelona and Real Betis. This clash comes just before the start of the European cup competitions, with Barcelona competing in the Champions League and Real Betis in the Europa League. The reigning Spanish champions have made a strong start to the season and aim to defend their title, while Real Betis, a team on the rise, hopes to return to the upper positions of the league table this season, bolstered by their signing of Isco during the transfer window.

Barcelona began the season with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Getafe but quickly found their form, securing three consecutive victories: 2-0 against Cadiz, 4-3 against Villarreal, and 1-2 against Osasuna. Under the management of Xavi, Barcelona is once again displaying its trademark-attacking prowess. However, compared to the previous season, they appear somewhat less solid in defense.

Real Betis, on the other hand, won their opening match 2-1 against Villarreal and their most recent fixture 1-0 against Rayo Vallecano. In between, they suffered a 4-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao and played to a draw against Atletico Madrid.

In recent encounters between these two teams, goals have been a common feature, with ten of the last eleven matches ending with over 2.5 goals. Barcelona has emerged victorious in three of their last four meetings with Real Betis and is currently on a three-game winning streak. Both teams have recorded two games with over 2.5 goals in the first four matchdays of the season. Barcelona boasts the second-best attack in La Liga, having scored eight goals in four matches.

 

Form Guide

Barcelona WLDWWW

Barcelona will be aiming to replicate their recent success, having secured a 1-2 victory over Osasuna in La Liga.

In that encounter, Barcelona dominated possession with 70% and made 9 attempts on goal, 4 of which were on target. On the other side, Osasuna managed 11 shots on goal, with 3 on target, and Ezequiel Ávila found the back of the net for Osasuna in the 76th minute.

 

Looking at their recent form, Xavi Hernández’s Barcelona has scored a total of 12 goals in their previous six fixtures, averaging 2 goals per match during this period. This goal-scoring form reflects Barcelona’s attacking prowess under Xavi’s management.

 

Real Betis WDWDLW

Real Betis comes into this game on the back of a 1-0 La Liga victory against Rayo Vallecano in their most recent match.

In that contest, Real Betis had 57% possession and made 14 attempts on goal, with 5 of them hitting the target. Willian José scored the only goal of the match in the 53rd minute. On the other side, Rayo Vallecano managed 15 shots on goal, with 6 of them on target.

Reviewing their recent form, Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis has scored 8 goals across their last six matches, resulting in an average of 1.33 goals per game. This suggests that Real Betis has displayed a decent level of offensive capability in recent outings.

 

Barcelona vs Real Betis Predicted XI

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Romeu, De Jong; Raphinha, Gavi, Yamal; Lewandowski.

Real Betis Predicted XI: Silva; Bellerin, Pezzella, Bartra, Miranda; Rodriguez, Roca; Rodri, Isco, Perez; Jose.    

 

Prediction

Considering various factors, it’s reasonable to expect that Real Betis can score against this Barcelona team, although it might not be enough to secure a win as Barcelona is likely to score a couple of goals themselves.

Our prediction is for a closely contested match, with Barcelona holding a 2-1 lead in the end.

Inter Milan vs AC Milan | Serie A (16.09.2023, 18:00)

We’re in the fourth round of Serie A, and it’s already time for the Milan derby between AC Milan and Inter Milan. These two Milanese giants face off in a highly anticipated clash, with both teams being the only ones to have maintained a perfect record with full points from the first three rounds. The match is set for Saturday afternoon at 6 pm at San Siro and promises to be a closely contested battle.

Inter Milan has started the season nearly flawlessly, scoring eight goals and conceding none. They have demonstrated remarkable defensive solidity along with a formidable attacking potential. Despite undergoing significant changes in the transfer market and losing key players, Simone Inzaghi’s team has not been negatively impacted by these changes in terms of results.

AC Milan has also had a strong start, securing three wins out of three matches. They have bolstered their squad with international signings, and their victory over AS Roma at the Olimpico has given them a boost in confidence. Stefano Pioli’s team enters the derby with optimism, despite facing challenges in recent encounters. Notably, Inter has won all four of their previous direct clashes, including two matches in the Champions League semi-finals last season.

 

Form Guide

Inter Milan WWLWWW

Inter Milan will be aiming to build on their last performance, which saw them secure a 4-0 victory over Fiorentina in Serie A.

In that match, Inter Milan had 40% possession and made 21 attempts at goal, with 11 of them hitting the target. Fiorentina, on the other hand, managed 6 attempts on goal, with 2 of them on target.

A noteworthy trend in recent Inter Milan matches has been their ability to keep clean sheets. As they enter this fixture, Inter Milan boasts an undefeated record in their last 5 league matches at home.

 

AC Milan WWWWWW

AC Milan will approach this match with confidence following their recent 1-2 Serie A victory over Roma.

In that fixture, AC Milan had 57% possession and made 9 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target.

AC Milan’s defense has been solid in recent matches, conceding only 4 goals in their last 6 games. During the same period, they have scored an impressive total of 17 goals.

As they enter this game, AC Milan is on a streak of 3 consecutive unbeaten away league matches.

 

Inter Milan vs AC Milan Predicted XI

Inter Milan Predicted XI: Sommer; Darmian, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez.

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Kjaer, Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.   

 

Prediction

We anticipate a closely contested match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, with both teams having the potential to find the back of the net.

However, we expect Inter Milan to come out on top with a 2-1 victory at the conclusion of the game.

 

Everton vs Arsenal | Premier League (17.09.2023, 17:30)

Everton is off to a challenging start in the Premier League this season. After the first four match days, they find themselves in the 18th position with only 1 point. Their results include defeats against Fulham, Aston Villa, and Wolves, with their first point coming from a draw against Sheffield United just before the international break. This puts them in a difficult situation, especially as they face Arsenal in their fifth Premier League match.

On the other hand, Arsenal has high ambitions for the season. After finishing in 2nd place last season, they aim to compete for the title this year. They have had a solid start to the season with 10 points from their first 4 matches. Notably, they secured a convincing victory against Manchester United and drew with Fulham. Before the league start, Arsenal also won the Community Shield, defeating Manchester City on penalties.

This upcoming match against Everton provides Arsenal with an opportunity to continue their strong start to the season and maintain their title aspirations.

 

Form Guide

Everton WLLLWD

Everton heads into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United in the Premier League. In that game, Everton had 55% possession and managed 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target

It’s worth noting that Everton has struggled to keep clean sheets in recent matches. They have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 games, totaling 9 goals against.

In terms of their home form, Everton has not won in their last 2 league games at home.

 

Arsenal WDWWDW

Arsenal will enter this match following a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League. In that game, Arsenal had 55% possession and managed 17 shots at goal, with 5 on target.

In their last six matches, Arsenal has scored a total of 14 goals and has not failed to find the net in any of those games. During this period, they have conceded 5 goals to their opponents.

It’s worth noting that Arsenal has struggled when playing away against Everton in the last 5 league matches, failing to secure a win.

 

Everton vs Arsenal Predicted XI

Everton Predicted XI: Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Godfrey, Young; Onana, Gueye; Garner, Doucoure, Danjuma; Beto.

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

 

Prediction

We believe that Everton might require some luck to score against this Arsenal side, while we expect Arsenal to find the net at least once, giving them the advantage.

Therefore, we predict a closely contested match with a final score of 0-1 in favor of Arsenal.

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad | La Liga (17.09.2023, 21:00)

This La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad promises to be a key fixture on the fifth matchday. Real Madrid, despite the absence of a traditional number 9, currently tops the La Liga table and aims to maintain their position by securing three points against Real Sociedad. The impressive Jude Bellingham, who has contributed five goals and one assist, has led them.

Real Madrid’s victories have often come by narrow margins, so they’ll be looking to make a statement with a convincing win in this fixture. They’ll want to uphold their status as favorites, especially against a Real Sociedad side known for being tough competitors.

Real Sociedad has had a somewhat slow start to the season, with three consecutive draws before an explosive 5-3 victory against Granada. They are a team capable of upsetting even the best in Spain, so Real Madrid must take this challenge seriously.

 

Form Guide

Real Madrid WDWWWW

Real Madrid’s recent match against Getafe was a hard-fought 2-1 victory in La Liga. In that game, Real Madrid dominated in terms of possession, with 76%, and recorded an impressive 26 attempts on goal, with 12 of them on target.

One notable aspect of Real Madrid’s recent performances has been the strength of their defense. Over their last six matches, they have conceded just four goals in total, demonstrating their defensive solidity and organization.

 

Real Sociedad LWDDDW

Real Sociedad’s most recent La Liga outing was a thrilling 5-3 victory against Granada. In that match, Real Sociedad had the lion’s share of possession at 62% and made 15 attempts on goal, with 6 of them hitting the target.

However, it’s worth noting that Real Sociedad’s recent form has seen them concede goals frequently. In 5 of their last 6 matches, they have allowed their opponents to score a total of 8 goals. This suggests that Real Sociedad’s defense has room for improvement.

 

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa, Carvajal, Rüdiger, Alaba, García, Modric, Tchouameni, Camavinga, Bellingham, Rodrygo, Joselu.

Real Sociedad Predicted XI: Remiro, Traore, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Tierney, Méndez, Zubimendi, Merino, Barrenetxea, Kubo, Oyarzabal.      

 

Prediction

We anticipate that Real Sociedad has the potential to score against this Real Madrid side, but it may not be sufficient to avoid a defeat.

We are predicting a close 2-1 victory for Real Madrid at the end of the 90 minutes.