Predictions 18-20.02.2023

Newcastle United vs Liverpool | Premier League (18.02.2023, 18:30)

Head to St. James Park for this Premier League Matchday 24 clash between Newcastle and Liverpool. The men led by Eddie Howe have been a bit slow for 3 days in the league; the Magpies remain on 3 draws in a row in the Premier League… Newcastle still occupies fourth place in the standings but is now 5 points off the podium. One week away from playing in the English League Cup final against Manchester United, Almiron’s teammates need to be reassured and gain confidence. Liverpool’s quality is never in doubt, but this season they are an easy opponent!

Indeed, the Reds are not having their best season in England… The group coached by Jürgen Klopp only occupies ninth place in the standings with 32 points; that’s 19 less than the current Premier League leader! After 4 consecutive games without success in the league, Liverpool finally returned to victory in the Merseyside derby against Everton last Monday. We found the Liverpool of previous years with a hard-hitting Salah and the Alexander-Arnold/Robertson full-back duo on the pitch. Will this match be the trigger to allow the Reds to relaunch their season? 



Form Guide

Newcastle United WDWWDD

Newcastle United is focused on this upcoming match after drawing 1-1 with Bournemouth in the Premier League.

During that match, Newcastle United had 67% of the possession of the ball and 15 shots on goal, with 7 of them landing in the correct scoring area. On the other end of the field, Bournemouth had 11 shots on goal, but only five of them were on target.

The most recent outcomes of their matches provide conclusive evidence that there is not much more that Newcastle United’s defense is capable of doing. The total number of goals that have been scored at the goal that Newcastle United has been responsible for allowing over the course of their previous six matches stands at three. 



Liverpool LWDLLW

Liverpool comes into this match on the heels of a victory in the Premier League, having defeated Everton by a score of 2-0 in their most recent match.

During that match, Liverpool held 59% of the possession and had 15 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots hitting the target. Everton had a total of six shots on goal, only one of which was successful.

In recent games featuring Liverpool, there has been a discernible pattern developing in which at least one opponent fails to find the back of the net. A quick look at their activities over the past six weeks reveals that it has happened five times during that time. During those matches, Liverpool’s opponents have scored a total of eight goals, while the Reds have only managed to score four.


Newcastle United vs Liverpool Predicted XI

Newcastle United Predicted XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Almiron, Longstaff, Joelinton; Saint-Maximin, Isak, Gordon.

Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo




We get the impression that Liverpool have enough firepower to score goals against this Newcastle United team; however, we also get the sense that it won’t be as many as Newcastle United will give up.

After everything is said and done, we anticipate that Newcastle United will emerge victorious by a score of 2-1.



Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City | Premier League (18.02.2023, 16:00)

This Saturday, the reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City will be visiting Nottingham Forest at their home stadium, The City Ground, for a match that will hold a significant amount of weight in the standings of the competition. Manchester City moved back into first place in the Premier League table after their 3-1 victory over Arsenal midweek. Despite the fact that Arsenal still has one game in hand on Manchester City, the Gunners are now level on points with the Citizens. Man City has played 23 matches for 51 points, has a 10-goal advantage over Arsenal, and is five points ahead of their hometown rivals Manchester United, who are currently in third place. This season, they have admitted that they have not been at their sparkling best, and their away record illustrates that with six wins, two draws, and three losses in eleven matches, while over the course of their most recent six matches, Manchester City has won four and lost two of their matches. After moving back into first place, Manchester City won’t be in the mood to take it easy, so it shouldn’t be a surprise if there are a lot of goals scored in this matchup.

Since their long-awaited return to the top flight, Nottingham Forest has done well to maintain their position in the Premier League and has kept themselves out of the danger zone for the majority of the season to this point. They have a total of 24 points after 22 games, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They are six points ahead of the team that will be relegated, and they are only seven points away from the top half of the table. Fulham, who have been a pleasant surprise this season, defeated Forest 2-0 in their most recent match. This defeat was Forest’s only loss in their last six matches, which also included three wins and two draws. They have a respectable away record as well, with five wins, three draws, and three losses in 11 matches played away from home. In spite of their recent success, the home team is likely to have a difficult time winning this match and will be lucky to come away with anything.



Form Guide

Nottingham Forest WDLLWL

After suffering a 2-0 defeat against Fulham in their most recent Premier League match, Nottingham Forest will be looking to get back on track with a victory here.

During that game, Nottingham Forest held a 50% possession advantage and had 10 shots on goal, with only one of them finding the back of the net. On the other end of the field, Fulham had 16 shots on goal, with only three of them finding their mark.

In five of the last six games in which Nottingham Forest played, the average number of goals scored was less than three per game. In terms of the goal tally during that time period, there were a total of 8 scored by the opposing teams, with Nottingham Forest contributing 4 of those goals. 



Manchester City WWWLWW

Manchester City’s most recent match resulted in a 1-3 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League. During that game, Manchester City had 36% possession of the ball and 9 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots finding their mark. On the other hand, Arsenal had ten shots on goal, but only one of them was successful in hitting the target.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side has converted their attacks into goals a total of 14 times over the course of their most recent six matches, which has resulted in an average of 2.33 goals scored per game for the club as a whole.

Coming into this match, Manchester City has faced Nottingham Forest on the road in each of the previous three league games, and they have yet to suffer a defeat at the hands of the Forest.


Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Nottingham Forest Predicted XI: Navas; Aurier, Worrall, Felipe, Lodi; Danilo, Freuler, Shelvey; Gibbs-White; Johnson, Wood.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Laporte; Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland




It is possible that Nottingham Forest will score a goal against this Manchester City lineup, but even if they do, it is unlikely that this will prevent a loss for Nottingham Forest.

As a result, we anticipate that Manchester City will hold a lead of 1-2 after the first 90 minutes of play. It really looks like it’s going to be a good one to watch.



Manchester United vs Leicester City | Premier League (19.02.2023, 19:00)

This weekend marks the 24th day of the Premier League, with an exciting matchup at Old Trafford between Manchester United, who are in great shape, and Leicester City! In great shape since the post-World Cup recovery, Manchester United was surely very happy to see its neighbor, City, beat Arsenal on Wednesday evening. MU are still 5 points behind City and Arsenal in the race for the league title. Winners last week against Leeds (0-2), the Reds Devils can count on the exceptional form of Marcus Rashford, still a scorer this Thursday in the Europa League. And proof that the men of Ten Hag are back is that they were looking for a very good draw in Catalonia (2-2), thus preserving all their chances of qualification before the return match.

And, concerning the opponent of the day, the sawtooth season continues for Leicester. After a nightmarish start to the season, Leicester had recovered well before the World Cup. A World Cup had broken the legs of the Foxes, who had restarted badly at the end of 2022 by conceding 4 defeats in a row in the league. Since then, Leicester has improved and has just completed a fourth match without defeat and a third victory in a row against Tottenham (4-1). Vardy’s teammates thus validate a clear revival of form, especially offensively, with 10 goals scored in the last three days, as many as in the previous 9! 



Form Guide

Manchester United WWWDWD

The previous match for Manchester United, which was played in the Europa League, ended in a tie score of 2-2 against Barcelona.

During that game, Manchester United held 39% of the possession and had 18 shots on goal, with 5 of them landing in the target area. Marcus Rashford was the only player to score for Manchester United, and his goal came in the 52nd minute. On the other end of the field, Barcelona had 18 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots being on target.

Manchester United has been scoring goals consistently, as shown by the fact that they have scored in each of their last six games.

During that time period, they have submitted a total of 13 claims and given up a total of 6 concessions.


Leicester City LLDWWW

After defeating Tottenham Hotspur by a score of 4-1 in their most recent Premier League contest, Leicester City will come into this matchup with some momentum.

During that game, Leicester City had a 50 percent possession rate and 15 shots on goal, with seven of those shots hitting the target. On the other end of the field, Tottenham Hotspur attempted 11 shots on goal, four of which were successful in hitting the target.

As evidence of Leicester City’s propensity for producing fruitful matches, there have been a total of 20 goals scored in the last six games in which they have competed, which works out to an average of 3.33 goals scored per contest on average. Their rivals have scored 9 out of a possible total.

As we head into this one, Leicester City are still winless against Manchester United when playing them away from their home stadium in the two league matches that came before this one.



Manchester United vs Leicester City Predicted XI

Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred, Fernandes; Sancho, Weghorst, Rashford

Leicester City Predicted XI: Ward; Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Kristiansen; Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Tete, Iheanacho, Barnes




We believe that Leicester City has the ability to score against this Manchester United team; however, we also believe that this will most likely not be enough to prevent them from losing.

Our prediction is for a close match that ends in a victory for Manchester United by a score of 2-1 after the full match has been played.



Barcelona vs Cádiz | La Liga (19.02.2023, 21:00)

 After a thrilling home draw in the Europa League against Manchester United, which met expectations and leaves qualification for the round of 16 wide open, Barcelona begins again, at the Camp Nou, from La Liga, and from its unrivaled ride for the time being.The guests on duty will be the Andalusians from Cadiz, who, as predicted at the start of the season, are fighting not to be relegated and who, up to now, are virtually succeeding. Not only is there the current sixteenth place, but also the internal unbeaten streak that has lasted since mid-September, right after the first leg match with Barcelona, which was lost 0-4. That game was also their fifth defeat in five games, and they would then begin their comeback from then on. Now, they need to improve the external roadmap, which sees as the next obstacle the almost insurmountable mountain of the Blaugrana, who, at home, have never lost for now and have indeed only conceded a goal.

However, it will be interesting to understand how Xavi’s team will get back on the pitch after Thursday’s efforts, which were certainly many, both physically and mentally. Barça will play one day after Real Madrid, which is engaged in a match in Pamplona against Osasuna, and the result of that match could also influence their approach and conduct, at least initially. The hosts will also have to deal with some absences compared to their rivals: Araujo is suspended, and Pedri was out of the match against United due to injury. Busquets and Dembelé, already absent from the Europa League, should not be present. Adding it all up, there are a series of small unknowns that could slightly complicate a match, which, however, considering the values and the latest results, if it didn’t end with a 1 sign, would certainly be greeted as a big and unexpected surprise.



Form Guide

Barcelona WWWWWD

The previous match for Barcelona, which was played in the Europa League, ended in a tie with Manchester United with a score of 2-2.

During that game, Barcelona had 61% possession of the ball and 18 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots hitting the target. Manchester United took 18 shots at the goal, but only 5 of them were on target.

The most recent scorelines for them demonstrate that Barcelona’s defense is performing as expected at this point in the season. Due to the fact that Barcelona concedes very few chances to their opponents, the Catalan club has only allowed three goals to be scored against them in the last six matches that they have participated in.

Before this match, Barcelona had not been defeated in any of their previous 10 league matches played inside their own stadium.




Cádiz comes into this match on the heels of a victory in their most recent La Liga match, in which they prevailed over Girona FC by a score of 2-0.

During that match, Cadiz had 43% of the possession and 12 shots on goal, with only 3 of them finding the target. On the other side of the field, Girona had seven shots on goal, but only one of them was successful.

Five out of the last six games that Cádiz has participated in have resulted in an unusually low number of goals being scored by either team against the other. The overall average number of goals scored per game during that stretch is a meager 2.17, with the “Yellow Submarine” scoring an average of 1.17 goals per game on their own.


Barcelona vs Cádiz Predicted XI

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Christensen, Alonso, Balde; Roberto, F de Jong, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi.

Cádiz Predicted XI: Ledesma; Carcelen, Fali, Hernandez, Arzamendia; Bongonda, Alcaraz, Escalante, Ocampo; Roger, Guardiola.




We believe that Barcelona will likely capitalize on a significant number of the opportunities they have to score goals.

On the other hand, Cádiz will have a difficult time penetrating their defensive line, but we believe it is quite likely that they will be successful in scoring at least once.

When the final whistle blows, we see that Barcelona has won by a score of 3-1, which is a comfortable margin of victory