Predictions 16.05-19.05.2023

Inter Milan vs AC Milan | Champions League (16.05.2023, 21:00)

In the first-ever Derby Della Madoninna in the Champions League, Inter players performed remarkably well, securing a 2-0 win. This achievement puts them in a favorable position for the upcoming game on Tuesday, May 16th. If they can prevent AC Milan from scoring two or more goals, Inter will qualify for the final.

Inter Milan has an impressive record against its city rivals. They have won four of their last five matches against AC Milan, with one match ending in a draw. In their most recent encounter last Wednesday, Inter won 2-0, with Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring early on. After that, they switched their focus to defense and allowed AC Milan to take the initiative.

Despite sharing the same stadium, being the home team gave Inter an advantage by having more fans in the stands. AC Milan had their fans to cheer them on, but it wasn’t enough to find their way into Inter’s net. They made many attempts, but Inter’s defenders were outstanding. AC Milan players had possession of the ball for nearly two-thirds of the game and attempted 14 shots on goal, but Inter Milan’s goalkeeper Andre Onana only had to intervene twice, resulting in his seventh clean sheet this season in the Champions League.

The question now is whether Onana can repeat his performance next Tuesday. Nonetheless, Inter has a significant advantage over their rivals and is in a good position to qualify for the final.


Form Guide

Inter Milan WWWWWW

Inter Milan will be looking to replicate their previous victory as they prepare for their upcoming match. In their last game against Sassuolo, Inter Milan had the majority of possession with 55% and attempted 8 shots on goal, of which only one was on target. On the other hand, Sassuolo managed to have 4 shots on goal, with only one of them on target.

Inter Milan have been in great form lately, scoring in every game they have played in their last 6 matches. They have managed to score a total of 17 goals during this period while only conceding one.


AC Milan WDDWLL

AC Milan will be looking to bounce back after their loss against Spezia in a recent Serie A match. In that game, AC Milan had more possession (59%), attempted 14 shots, and 3 of them on target. However, Spezia had 14 attempts on goal, with 4 of them being on target.

In the last six games that AC Milan has played, the number of goals scored between them and their opponents has been relatively low, averaging only 2 goals per game. AC Milan has only averaged 1 goal per game during this period.


Inter Milan vs AC Milan Predicted XI

Inter Milan Predicted XI: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Çalhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Lukaku.

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjær, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Rebic, Brahim Diaz; Giroud.   


Prediction

It appears that Inter Milan will adopt a defensive strategy, with a focus on holding off their opponents and capitalizing on counter-attacks. In contrast, AC Milan will likely have to adopt an aggressive approach from the beginning, as they have no other option but to attack.

While AC Milan may score goals during the match, it seems unlikely that this will be sufficient to secure their place in the Champions League Final. 


Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma | Europa League (18.05.2023, 21:00)

Bayer Leverkusen will host Roma in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final at the BayArena. The winner of this match will face either Juventus or Sevilla in the final, which will take place in Budapest. In the first leg, Roma secured a 1-0 victory with a crucial goal from Bove. This gives them a slight advantage to manage in the upcoming match. Manager Mou is vying for his third Europa League title, having previously won it with Porto and Manchester United.

Leverkusen has been struggling recently, with four consecutive winless games. Their last victory dates back to April 23 against Leipzig. In the previous round of the championship, they settled for a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart between the two legs against Roma. Currently, Leverkusen occupies the seventh position in the Bundesliga standings. They entered the Europa League after competing in the Champions League group stage. In the quarterfinals, they eliminated Union SG, and in the round of 16, they overcame Ferencvaros.

Roma, on the other hand, holds the sixth position in the Serie A standings. They eliminated Feyenoord in the Europa League quarterfinals and Real Sociedad in the previous round. However, they were knocked out of the Coppa Italia in the quarterfinals by Cremonese. In their recent league match, they played to a goalless draw against Bologna. Roma is currently striving for qualification for the next Champions League, sitting six points away from that objective.

In terms of tactics, it is likely that Xabi Alonso will deploy a 3-4-3 formation, with Diaby, Hlozek, and Wirtz forming the offensive trident. On the other side, Mourinho is expected to focus on a 3-5-2 setup, with Belotti and Abraham leading the attack. The availability of Dybala, who is recovering from an injury, remains uncertain. However, Leverkusen will be without the services of former Roma player Schick, as his season has already concluded.


Form Guide

Bayer Leverkusen WWDLLD

Bayer Leverkusen enters this match following a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart in the Bundesliga 1. In that game, Leverkusen had 48% possession and attempted 12 shots, with 2 of them on target. Exequiel Palacios scored for Bayer Leverkusen in the 70th minute, while Serhou Guirassy found the net for Stuttgart in the 57th minute.

Under the management of Xabi Alonso, Bayer Leverkusen has scored a total of 8 goals in their last six matches. During the same period, they have conceded 5 goals.


Roma LDDLWD

In their previous game, Roma had a goalless draw against Bologna in the Serie A. Roma had only 28% of the possession and managed 7 attempts on goal, with 2 of them on target. On the other hand, Bologna had 12 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target.

Looking at the past 6 games involving Roma, it appears that there has been a relatively low number of goals scored between Roma and their opponents. On average, these games have seen a total of 1.83 goals per game, with Roma scoring an average of 0.67 goals.


Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Predicted XI

Bayer Leverkusen Predicted XI: Hradecky; Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie; Frimpong, Demirbay, Palacios, Bakker; Diaby, Wirtz, Adli.

Roma Predicted XI: Patricio; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Celik, Matic, Bove, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Wijnaldum; Abraham. 


Prediction

We believe that Roma has the potential to score a goal against Bayer Leverkusen in this match, but it may not be sufficient to avoid a defeat. Our prediction is a closely contested game with Bayer Leverkusen emerging as the winners with a 2-1 scoreline when the final whistle blows.


Sevilla vs Juventus  | Europa League (18.05.2023, 21:00)

Sevilla will be hosting Juventus at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium for the second leg of the Europa League semi-final. The winner of this match will face either Roma or Leverkusen in the final in Budapest. Sevilla has established itself as a Europa League specialist, having won four trophies in the last 10 years. Under the guidance of manager Mendilibar, they have achieved stability and consistent results after a challenging start to the season.

The first leg of the tie, played at Juventus Stadium, ended in a 1-1 draw. En-Nesyri gave Sevilla the lead in the first half, but Juventus managed to equalize in stoppage time through Gatti’s winning header. Juventus is coming off a comfortable 2-0 victory in the league against Cremonese, with goals from Fagioli and Bremer. However, the injury to Pogba in that match is a significant blow, ruling him out for the remainder of the season. Pogba has made only 10 appearances this season, providing one assist and scoring no goals.

In preparation for the second leg in Spain, Juventus manager Allegri has decided to rest Alex Sandro, Locatelli, Kostic, Di Maria, and Szczesny, all of whom are expected to be starters. There is a competition between Vlahovic and Milik for a starting spot up front. Sevilla, on the other hand, secured a 3-0 victory against Valladolid in their recent La Liga fixture, making several changes to their lineup and preserving their key players for the second leg.

Meanwhile, negotiations for the automatic renewal of Alex Sandro’s contract until 2024 have begun. Juventus will also face an important decision on Monday, as the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling may potentially exclude them from European competitions. This could have a significant impact on the Serie A standings and the race for Champions League qualification.  


Form Guide

Sevilla WWLWDW

Sevilla will be aiming for a similar outcome to their previous 0-3 victory over Real Valladolid in La Liga. In that match, Sevilla had 45% of the possession and took 17 shots at goal, with 5 of them on target. The goals for Sevilla were scored by Rafa Mir in the 50th minute, Papu Gómez in the 78th minute, and Jesús Corona in the 93rd minute. On the other hand, Real Valladolid had 27 shots on goal, with 6 of them on target.

Sevilla has scored a total of 10 goals in their last six games, according to their most recent performances under coach José Mendilibar. This gives them an average of 1.67 goals scored per match.

It will be interesting to see if Sevilla can replicate their previous success and secure another positive result against Real Valladolid.


Juventus LDWWDW

Juventus will enter the match with confidence following a 2-0 victory over Cremonese in their latest Serie A fixture. They dominated the game with 69% possession and had 24 shots at goal, with 7 of them on target. Nicolò Fagioli (55′) and Bremer (79′) were the goal scorers for Juventus. On the other hand, Cremonese managed only 3 shots on goal, with 2 of them on target.

Looking at the past six clashes involving Juventus, there have been a relatively low number of goals scored between them and their opponents. On average, only 2 goals have been scored per game in that period, with Juventus averaging 1.33 goals per game.

It seems that Juventus has been involved in tightly contested matches recently, with few goals being scored overall. However, it’s important to note that these statistics provide a snapshot of their past performances and may not necessarily predict the outcome of future matches.


Sevilla vs Juventus Predicted XI

Sevilla Predicted XI: Bounou; Navas, Gudelj, Bade, Acuna; Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos, Lamela, Gil; En-Nesyri.

Juventus Predicted XI: Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria; Vlahovic.


Prediction

It will be interesting to see how the match unfolds between Juventus and Sevilla. Our prediction suggests that Juventus will struggle to score as many goals as they might concede. We anticipate a 2-1 victory for Sevilla, with both teams finding the back of the net. We’ll have to wait and see how the game plays out. 


AZ vs West Ham United | Conference League (18.05.2023, 21:00)

In the second leg of the Conference League semi-final, AZ Alkmaar hosted West Ham. The first leg ended 2-1 in favor of West Ham, giving them the advantage of two results out of three heading into the second leg. Reijnders, Benrahma (from a penalty), and Antonio scored for West Ham in the first leg.

West Ham had recently suffered a 2-0 defeat against Brentford in the Premier League, while AZ Alkmaar won 5-1 against Emmen. AZ had secured four victories in their last six games and were determined to overturn the first-leg defeat in their quest for the Europa League semifinals. West Ham, on the other hand, are currently 15th in the Premier League table, six points away from the relegation zone.

In the quarterfinals, West Ham eliminated Gent, while AZ Alkmaar prevailed over Anderlecht. In the round of 16, West Ham overcame AEK Larnaca, and AZ Alkmaar defeated Lazio. However, AZ was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Dutch Cup by Utrecht.

Both coaches opted to manage their resources in the league ahead of the crucial second leg. It was expected that AZ Alkmaar would field a lineup featuring Odgaard, Mijnans, and Van Brederode, just behind Pavlidis. Moyes, the West Ham coach, was likely to employ the same game system with Bowen, Lucas Paquetá, and Benrahma supporting striker Antonio.


Form Guide

AZ WWWDLW

AZ will be aiming to replicate their previous 5-1 victory against FC Emmen in the Eredivisie. In that match, AZ’s goals were scored by Sven Mijnans (13′), Myron van Brederode (15′), Tijani Reijnders (23′), Sam Beukema (28′), and Jordy Clasie (45′). FC Emmen managed to score one goal through Richairo Živković (50′).

AZ’s recent scorelines indicate that their defense has been solid, with only three goals conceded in their last six matches. This suggests that their defensive performance has been commendable.

It will be interesting to see if AZ can maintain their defensive solidity and replicate their previous success against FC Emmen.


West Ham United LLLWWL

Following their recent defeat against Brentford in the Premier League, West Ham United will be eager to bounce back and improve their performance.

In the previous game, West Ham United had 47% of the possession and managed 4 attempts on goal, with all 4 of them being on target. On the other hand, Brentford had 24 shots on goal, with 10 of them hitting the target. Bryan Mbeumo (20′) and Yoane Wissa (43′) were the scorers for Brentford.

The statistics clearly illustrate the story of the match, highlighting West Ham United’s defensive struggles. They have conceded goals in 5 out of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 12 goals against them. It is evident that West Ham United needs to address their defensive weaknesses.


AZ vs West Ham United Predicted XI

AZ Predicted XI: Ryan; Sugawara, Beukema, Hatzidiakos, Kerkez; Clasie, Reijnders; Odgaard, Mijnans, Van Brederode; Pavlidis.

West Ham United Predicted XI: Areola; Kehrer, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.


Prediction

We anticipate a closely contested match between West Ham United and AZ, with both teams having the ability to score. Based on this, it is possible that the game could end in a draw. Our prediction is a 1-1 scoreline at the conclusion of the 90 minutes.


FC Basel vs Fiorentina | Conference League (18.05.2023, 21:00)

At St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Fiorentina will be hosted for the second leg of the Conference League. In the first leg at the Franchi, the Swiss team came from behind to win 2-1, giving them the advantage in qualification. However, Fiorentina understands that the tie is still open and will aim to overturn the result with a strong performance. Vincenzo Italiano’s team is determined to reach the final in Prague, adding to their success in the Coppa Italia against Inter. Despite a challenging schedule with crucial matches ahead, Fiorentina possesses the qualities required to overcome this disadvantage.

The struggles of their opponents provide further confidence for Fiorentina. Basel has failed to secure a victory in their last five home games and suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat against St. Gallen in their recent league match. These results indicate that something is amiss within the Basel team. However, Fiorentina should not rely solely on the difficulties of their opponents. They must give their all in Europe, building on their positive performance from last week’s match in Florence.

While Fiorentina has not won in their previous three encounters against Basel, they should approach this match with belief and determination. It is worth noting that Cabral is expected to recover in time for the game and start in the first minute, providing a boost to the team.


Form Guide

FC Basel LWWLWL

FC Basel will be eager to bounce back and secure a better result following their disappointing 6-1 loss to St. Gallen in the Super League. In that match, FC Basel had 46% possession and managed 8 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. In the 54th minute, Andi Zeqiri scored the only goal for FC Basel. On the other hand, St. Gallen had a dominant performance, taking 23 shots on goal, with 13 of them finding the target. Jérémy Guillemenot (22′), Lukas Görtler (24′), Jordi Quintillà (36′), Emmanuel Latte Lath (52′, 63′), and Willem Geubbels (91′) were the scorers for St. Gallen.

Recent matches involving FC Basel have been quite entertaining, with a significant number of goals being scored. Both teams scored a combined total of 22 goals in their most recent six games, averaging 3.67 goals per contest. FC Basel contributed 9 of those goals.

It remains to be seen how FC Basel will perform in their upcoming matches, but they will certainly be aiming for an improved outcome after the heavy defeat against St. Gallen.


Fiorentina DWDLLW

Fiorentina enters this match with confidence after a 2-0 victory against Udinese in their last Serie A fixture. In that game, Fiorentina had 45% of the possession and attempted 17 shots on goal, with 3 of them being on target. Gaetano Castrovilli (7′) and Giacomo Bonaventura (90′) were the goal scorers for Fiorentina. On the other hand, Udinese managed 5 shots on goal, with only 1 being on target.

Under the guidance of coach Vincenzo Italiano, Fiorentina has been in good goal-scoring form, finding the net 11 times in their previous six matches. They have conceded a total of 6 goals in those matches.


FC Basel vs Fiorentina Predicted XI

FC Basel Predicted XI: Hitz; Lang, Kasim, Pelmard; Ndoye, Xhaka, Burger, Diouf, Calafiori; Amdouni, Augustin.

Fiorentina Predicted XI: Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Amrabat, Mandragora; Ikone, Cabral, Gonzalez.


Prediction

We believe that FC Basel has the ability to score against the Fiorentina team, but it might not be enough to avoid defeat.

We predict a close game with Fiorentina winning 2-1 when the final whistle is blown. We hope this turns out to be an exciting match.