Football Predictions of 16 - 18 March

Arsenal vs Liverpool | Premier League (16.03.2022, 21:15)

On the 27th day of the Premier League, Arsenal duels with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are battling for a place in the next Champions League and today they are fourth, with only one point ahead of Manchester United, but compared to the Red Devils, they have three fewer games. Launched from five straight league victories and with only Tomiyasu absent due to injury, the red and white are back in their stadium after winning Sunday’s match against Leicester City 2-0.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, on the other hand, are just three points behind leaders Manchester City, and the final sprint for the title is glowing. During the week, they had managed to pass the round in the Champions League by losing to Inter, but over the weekend they resumed “grinding” points in the Premier and Brighton netted their eighth straight win, 2-0. Konaté and Salah are the only two players in doubt.

Form Guide

Arsenal: DWWWWW

will be aiming for a repeat of their 2-0 Premier League success over Leicester City, which gave them confidence.

In the game, Arsenal had 46 percent possession and 21 shots on goal, eight of which were on target. Arsenal scored through Thomas Vermaelen. Partey (11′) and Alexandre Lacazette (59′). Leicester City, on the other hand, had six shots on goal, three of which were on target.

As evidenced by their recent results, the Arsenal backline has been in excellent form recently. Arsenal have given little to the opposition, resulting in a total of four goals in their last six games.

Liverpool: WDWWLW

Liverpool are coming off a 0-2 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion in their last match.

In the game, Liverpool had 48 percent possession and 18 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target. Luis Daz (19′) and Mohamed Salah (61′) scored the goals for Liverpool. Brighton & Hove Albion had eight shots on goal, three of which were on target.

Recently, there has been a trend of at least one team failing to score in games involving Liverpool. This has happened five times in their last six games, according to their stats. Their opponents have scored two goals in these matches, while Liverpool has scored eleven. However, such a pattern will not necessarily be repeated here.

  • Arsenal are coming off five consecutive league victories, while Liverpool have reached eight.
  • A series that began in mid-January with the victory against Brentford (3-0) and lasted until last Saturday (2-0 at Brighton).
  • Arsenal, on the other hand, is back from “only” five consecutive victories, a streak that ended against Leicester in the last round (2-0 for the Gunners).
  • Liverpool appear to struggle more in the cups, with a painless defeat (0-1) against Inter in the Champions League and a 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the League Cup.


Injured and suspended

Arsenal: a clean bill of health

Liverpool: a clean bill of health


Arsenal vs Liverpool Predicted XI

Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette

Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Jota, Mane, Diaz


The penalties, however, proved Klopp’s boys right: they won the tournament. Further fuel for the enthusiasm of the Reds, who are now aiming for the big target. It is difficult for Salah and his teammates to get distracted.

Arsenal, on the other hand, may have a difficult time finding the back of the net, though we believe they will convert at least once.

According to our predictions, Liverpool will win 1-3 at the end of 90 minutes.

Juventus vs Villarreal | Champions League (16.03.2022, 21:00)

Everything is still at stake between Juventus and Villarreal on the eve of the return of the Champions League round of 16. If the people of Turin want to see the glass as half full, they should remember that in the previous two seasons, with Sarri and Pirlo on the bench, Juve lost the first leg 1-0 in Lyon and 2-1 against Porto before being eliminated from the tournament.

An extra step towards qualification was taken compared to previous years, and we remember that with Allegri on the bench in the past, Juve overcame the eighth obstacle four times out of five. The Bianconeri are coming off a 3-1 win over Sampdoria, while Unai Emery’s side defeated Celta 1-0 at home in La Liga.

Juventus will be without Bonucci, Dybala, and Chiellini, while Zakaria, McKennie, Kaio Jorge, and Chiesa will certainly be absent. Villarreal will be without Alberto Moreno, Iosifov and Paco Alcacer, while the conditions of Albiol, Foyth, Capoue, Pena and Gerard Moreno are to be verified.

Form Guide

Juventus: DDWWWW

Juventus will be hoping to duplicate their Serie A success over Sampdoria, which they won 1-3.

Juventus had 51 percent possession and six shots on goal, three of which were on target. For Juventus, lvaro Morata (34′, 88′) was the only player to score. Sampdoria had 16 shots on goal, 5 of which were on target, against their opponents. Sampdoria’s goals came from Maya Yoshida (23′ own goal) and Abdelhamid Sabiri (84′).

In their last six matches, Juventus haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play.

Villarreal: DWDWLW

Villarreal enters this match on the back of a 1-0 La Liga victory over Celta Vigo in their previous match.

Villarreal had 50 percent possession and 10 shots on goal, three of which were on target, in that encounter. Dani Parejo (64′) scored the goal for Villarreal. Celta de Vigo had 12 shots on goal, two of which were on target.

Villarreal’s ‘goals against’ has risen to four from their previous six matches, thanks to a string of excellent performances by their defense. During that time, they have scored 11 goals for themselves. It will be interesting to see if that tendency can be maintained in this country.

  • Among all the competitions, Juventus is coming off of four victories in a row.
  • Juventus have won 8 of the last 10 games played at Allianz Stadium in all competitions.
  • Juventus have won the last 6 Champions League matches played at the Allianz Stadium.
  • Juventus has scored at least one goal in nine consecutive games across all competitions.

Injured and suspended

Juventus: (Leonardo Bonucci, Denis Zakaria, Weston McKennie, Federico Chiesa and Kaio Jorge).

Villarreal: (Alberto Moreno, Rubén Peña and Paco Alcácer).

Juventus vs Villarreal Predicted XI

Juventus Predicted XI: Szczesny; Alex Sandro, de Ligt, Rugani, Danilo; Rabiot, Locatelli, Arthur, Cuadrado; Morata, Vlahovic

Villarreal Predicted XI: Rulli; Pedraza, Pau Torres, Mandi, Aurier; Iborra, Parejo, Trigueros, Pino; Lo Celso, Chukwueze.


Villarreal must try to score a goal against this Juventus side, but it may not quite be as many as they’ll concede.

Massimiliano Allegri’s ‘’bianconeri’’ are favorites and, given the progress of the latest matches between all competitions and the cynicism of Allegri’s teams, they have the documents in order to close it in 90 minutes.

Our prediction here is for a 2-1 winning score for Juventus at full-time.

Lille vs Chelsea | Champions League (16.03.2022, 21:00)

Chelsea took a toll on their move to the Champions League quarter-finals by winning the first leg 2-0, and at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, they will only have to manage this advantage against Lille. The home team have only won one game all season at home in the Champions League and did so 1-0 against Salzburg.

The precedents, therefore, do not smile at the eleven of Jocelyn Gourvennec, who even in the last game of the championship had problems with the goal, drawing 1-1 at home against Saint-Etienne. For the Blues, however, came the fourth victory in a row across all competitions thanks to a 1-0 home win against Newcaste United. Chelsea’s defense is in disarray, with Chilwell out and Alonso and Azpilicueta in doubt.

Form Guide


Lille will play in this match after a Ligue 1 meeting with St Etienne ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Lille controlled 51% of the possession and had 10 shots on goal, two of which were on target.AS Saint-Etienne had 11 shots on goal, three of which were on goal.

Lille’s defense has been performing well recently, as evidenced by their recent results. Lille have been frugal, scoring only two goals in their last six games.

Chelsea: WDWWWW

Chelsea come into the encounter on the back of a 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United.

In the game, Chelsea had 73 percent possession and 8 shots on goal, three of which were on target. Kai Havertz (89′) scored the goal for Chelsea. Newcastle United, on the other hand, had seven shots on goal, two of which were on target.

Chelsea’s defense squad has put in a string of strong performances, conceding only three goals in their last six matches. Their forwards have scored 13 goals in the same time period. Of course, that pattern isn’t guaranteed to continue in this match.

  • There have been five under 2.5s in Lille’s last six official matches this season.
  • Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 Champions League games.
  • Lille have recorded nine under 2.5 in their last 10 Champions League home games.
  • A total of just 1 goal has been scored in the 3 home games played by Lille in the Champions League this season.


Injured and suspended

Lille: a clean bill of health

Chelsea: (Ben Chilwell)


Lille vs Chelsea Predicted XI

Lille Predicted XI: Jardim; Zeki Çelik, Botman, Fonte, Tiago Djaló; Weah, André, Xeka, Bamba; Ben Arfa, David.

Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; Azpilicueta, Kanté, Kovačić, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku.


Chelsea’s defense is difficult to overcome, and their rivals in the Champions League know something about it. Lille’s three home games in this edition of the cup have totaled two draws, 0-0, and a 1-0 victory. These are all numbers that move the balance towards under 2.5.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona | Europa League (17.03.2022, 18:45)

Galatasaray and Barcelona are back in action after a 0-0 draw seven days ago.The result of the first leg leaves every scenario open, and for the Turks, it is an opportunity to straighten out a very difficult season that sees them in the middle of the league table. However, Xavi’s team is in an excellent moment of form, hasn’t lost in ten games and has regained the positions that are worth the next Champions League in La Liga.

Form Guide

Galatasaray: DWWLDW

Galatasaray will be hoping for a repeat of their Super Lig victory over Beşiktaş, which they won by a score of 2-1.

Galatasaray had 44 percent possession and 19 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target, in the encounter. Kerem Aktürkolu (22′, 32′) was Galatasaray’s only player on the scoresheet. Beşiktaş had ten shots on goal, one of which was on target. Beşiktaş’s goal came from Rdvan Ylmaz (85′).

Galatasaray hasn’t conceded in recent games on a very rare occurrence. Galatasaray’s failure to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their last 6 matches, allowing 8 goals in the process, will be a source of concern for them.

Barcelona: WWWWDW

Barcelona is coming off a 4-0 La Liga triumph against Osasuna in their previous match.

Barcelona had 72 percent possession and had 24 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target, in the encounter. Ferrán Torres (14′, 21′), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (27′), and Riqui Puig (75′) scored for Barcelona. CA Osasuna had four shots on goal, three of them were on target.

Barcelona’s defense corps has put up a string of strong performances, conceding only four goals in their last six games. During the same time period, their own offensive force had amassed 18 points.

  • Over 2.5 ended four of Galtasaray’s last six home games.
  • The 0-0 first leg was Barcelona’s only Under 2.5 player in their last six games.
  • In four of their last six games, the Blaugrana have scored four goals.
  • Galatasaray have scored nine times in their last six games.

Injured and suspended

Galatasaray: (Arda Turan and Fatih Öztürk)

Barcelona: a clean bill of health

Galatasaray vs Barcelona Predicted XI

Galatasaray Predicted XI: (Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette)

Barcelona Predicted XI: (Álex Balde, Ez Abde, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti)


Barcelona is clearly the favorite, according to the bookmakers, to win the match against Galatasaray. The odds of the “2” are very low, however, and so we are aiming for over 2.5, despite the fact that the first leg ended 0-0. Xavi’s team is very confident, has returned from a ten-game streak and certainly has its best department in attack with high-quality players such as Ferran Torres, Aubameyang, Depay, and Traorè.

The Catalans will set up an attacking match and could be trouble for the Turks as Piqué and his team-mates have scored four goals against Valencia, Napoli, Athletic Bilbao, and Osasuna in recent weeks. In short, there is the risk of a goleada also, because Galatasaray, to pass the round, must score at least one goal and therefore cannot play a defensive match only.