Napoli vs AC Milan | Champions League (18.04.2023, 21:00)

On Tuesday evening, there is the highly anticipated Maradona match between Naples and Milan for the return leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. Azzurri and Rossoneri play a fundamental part of their season in these ninety minutes, or maybe more. After losing 1-0 at San Siro thanks to a goal from Bennacer, the Campania players must work to overcome their disadvantage. The Neapolitans have slightly decreased their performance and, in fact, have only one victory in the last four official matches. Spalletti’s team has lost two matches with Milan in the last few days, but has now recovered its striker Osimhen, no small factor.

The Rossoneri hope to find another positive performance against the Campania players, but this time it will be difficult and they will find chaos around them. Rafa Leao and his companions are losing pace in the league with two draws in a row with Empoli and Bologna, but the goal now is the Champions League. The rivalry between these two teams has heated up with all these close confrontations, and we expect a very nervous and blocked match. Both technicians made a large turnover over the weekend to be able to get to the commitment in the best possible way.  


Form Guide

SSC Napoli WWLWLD

The previous match for Napoli, which was played in Serie A, ended in a scoreless draw against Hellas Verona.

During that game, SSC Napoli had an 80 percent possession rate and 9 shots on goal, with only one of those shots being on target. At the other end of the field, Hellas Verona had 5 shots on goal, with only 2 of them finding the target.

The number of recent SSC Napoli games that ended with a score of nil is an intriguing statistic that has emerged from these matches.


AC Milan DLWDWD

AC Milan’s most recent match, which was a Serie A match against Bologna, ended in a 1-1 draw.

During that game, AC Milan held 49% of the possession and had 19 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding the back of the net. Bologna had a total of six shots on goal, only two of which were on target. 

AC Milan, coached by Stefano Pioli, has a goals-scored-per-game average of 1.33 thanks to the fact that they have converted 8 of their prior attacks into goals throughout the course of their previous six matches.


Napoli vs AC Milan Predicted XI

Napoli Predicted XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia.

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic, Bennacer; Diaz, Leao; Giroud.


Prediction

We get the impression that AC Milan have the ability to score against this SSC Napoli club, but, in all likelihood, this will not be enough to prevent them from suffering a loss.

According to our prediction, both teams will score goals, with SSC Napoli winning 2-1 after the first 90 minutes.


Chelsea vs Real Madrid | Champions League (18.04.2023, 21:00)

Champions League quarterfinals, second leg. At Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, Chelsea attempted a very complicated comeback against reigning champions Real Madrid, who prevailed 2-0 in the first leg at the Bernabéu. The Spaniards also dominated for large stretches of the match, proving to be in truly incredible condition. Carlo Ancelotti’s team is no longer in the running for La Liga but wants to try in every way to confirm itself in the competition in which it is queen. The Galacticos have won four of their last five competitive games, and when it comes to these appointments, they are never wrong.

For the Blues, it is a really difficult undertaking, also because Lampard’s training is in total crisis. The twelfth defeat in the Premier League came at the weekend, at the hands of Brighton, confirming a truly disastrous season for the Londoners. Chelsea are coming off 4 defeats and 2 draws in their last six games, and frankly, they don’t give much hope of being able to get qualification back on their feet, even if the Champions League has always shown that nothing can be taken for granted. Real had also eliminated the English in the quarterfinals in the last edition. 


Form Guide

Chelsea DLDLLL

After suffering a loss to Brighton & Hove Albion by a score of 1-2 in their most recent Premier League match, Chelsea will be seeking to bounce back with a better performance today.

During that match, Chelsea held 42% of the possession and had 8 shots on goal, with only 2 of them finding the back of the net. On the other hand, Brighton & Hove Albion had 24 shots on goal, with 9 of them actually hitting the target. 

In the most recent games, it has not been very often that Chelsea has displayed defensive tenacity. In fact, Chelsea has conceded goals in 5 of their most recent 6 matches, totaling 9 goals allowed throughout the course of those matches.

 

Real Madrid LWWLWW

Real Madrid’s most recent La Liga match resulted in a 0-2 victory over Cádiz, and they will bring that momentum into this matchup.

During that encounter, Real Madrid held possession for 69% of the time and had 35 shots on goal, with 11 of them finding the back of the net. Cádiz, on the other hand, had 12 shots on goal, with only three of them hitting the target.

In the previous six matches that Real Madrid has participated in, there have been a total of 22 goals scored, which works out to an average of 3.67 goals scored per contest. This demonstrates the team’s preference for high-scoring contests. Five of those goals have been scored by teams playing for the opposition.


Chelsea vs Real Madrid Predicted XI

Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa; James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell; Kovacic, Fernandez, Kante; Sterling, Havertz, Felix.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.


Prediction

Real Madrid and Chelsea should both have the ability to find the back of the net in this situation; yet, due to the number of variables at play, it is difficult to determine which team will emerge victorious.

There isn’t much going on here, and the outcome is practically impossible to predict. As a result, we anticipate that the game will end with a score of 1-1 after an intensely contested ninety minutes.


Bayern Munich vs Manchester City | Champions League (19.04.2023, 21:00)

Bayern Munich hosts Manchester City at the Allianz Arena for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. There should be no surprises after England’s uneventful 3-0 win at home, but never underestimate the Bavarians, despite the difficult period. First in the league at +2 over Dortmund, the reigning German champions sacked Nagelsmann to entrust the bench to Tuchel. An effective move that at the moment does not seem to have obtained the desired results, in the last few days the brawl in the locker room between the two Bayern Munich senators Mané and Sané made the news; the first was fined and suspended. Tense climate in Germany, also due to an elimination that seems difficult to avoid, against a City in great shape.

Guardiola’s boys went wild in the first leg with a trio signed by Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and Haaland and are clearly the favorites for the next round. City is second in the Premier League, -3 points behind leaders Arsenal, with 5 wins in the last 5 league games, plus 6 in the Champions League. Bayern won 3-1 against Leicester in the previous round, while Hoffenheim drew 1-1 with them. A challenging scoreboard awaits the winner between City and Bayern, who in all likelihood will face Ancelotti’s Real in the semifinals. The Bavarians are no longer the invincible battleship of the past years and have lost 3 times in the last 6 matches, while City are in great shape and aim for the final in Istanbul. 


Form Guide

Bayern Munich LWLWLD

In their previous meeting in Bundesliga 1, Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim played to a 1-1 tie. They now head into this match with that result fresh in their minds.

During that match, Bayern Munich held possession of the ball for 66% of the game and had 21 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target. On the other hand, Hoffenheim had four shots on goal, with one of them actually hitting the target.

In the most recent games, Bayern Munich’s defense has displayed resolve far too infrequently to be considered a consistent strength. The fact of the matter is that Bayern Munich has allowed goals to be scored against them in 5 of their most recent 6 matches, totaling 10 goals conceded along the way.  


Manchester City WWWWWW

A 3-1 victory over Leicester City in their most recent Premier League match puts Manchester City in a good position heading into this matchup.

During that game, Manchester City held possession of the ball for 71% of the time and had 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Leicester City had a total of ten shots on goal, only four of which were on target. 

Over the course of their previous six matches, Manchester City’s potent offense has helped them pile up an impressive number of goals (27, to be exact). Because of this, they have scored an impressive 4.5 goals on average per match during this stretch of time.  

 

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Sommer; Pavard, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich, Sane, Musiala, Coman; Muller.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Akanji, Ruben Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.


Prediction

Although it’s difficult to choose a winner, our gut tells us that Manchester City and Bayern Munich should each have the ability to score more than once in this match.

Even though it appears that a draw is a reasonable possibility, we do not anticipate that the game will be scoreless. As a result, we anticipate a very close game that will end with a score of 2-2 when it’s all said and done.


Inter Milan vs Benfica | Champions League (19.04.2023, 21:00)

Inter host Benfica at the Meazza for the quarterfinal second leg of the Champions League. The Nerazzurri are in the midst of a crisis in the league, coming off their 11th defeat of the season against Monza (0-1), the last of three consecutive home defeats in the league. This has never happened in Nerazzurri history. Inzaghi is out of the Champions League zone, and the next round against Benfica as well as the second leg of the Coppa Italia against Juventus become crucial for his future. Benfica is not doing much better, having suffered three consecutive defeats in the last three games. In the last round of the championship, they lost 1-0 against Chaves. The first leg match, 2-0 for Inter (goals from Barella and Lukaku at Da Luz), is a good mortgage on the semi-finals, but the Nerazzurri will have to play the game and avoid the mistakes made in the league.

In the round of 16, Inzaghi eliminated Porto, while in the semifinal, whoever advances will find the winner of the all-Italian challenge between Milan and Naples, with a possible Milan derby. With only one win (against Benfica) in the last six games for Inter, Inzaghi’s side is in the balance but clings to the Champions League. Probable 352 for Inzaghi with a Dzeko-Lukaku ballot in attack paired with Lautaro Calhanoglu can return in the first minute; the injured Skriniar will be missing, to be evaluated by de Vrij. Sure of a Barella and Mkhitaryan jersey in midfield, Schmidt instead will have to do without Bah, Draxler, and Ristic, a possible 4231 with Ramos as a center forward supported by Neres, Silva, and Joao Mario.


Form Guide

Inter Milan LLDDWL

After suffering a 0-1 defeat against Monza in their most recent Serie A match, Inter Milan will be looking to get back on the winning track tonight.

During that game, Inter Milan had 57% possession of the ball and 26 shots on goal, with only 6 of those shots finding the back of the net. On the other hand, Monza had seven shots on goal, but they only managed to hit the target twice. 

In recent years, it has been an extremely rare occurrence for Inter Milan to display a resolute defensive posture. They should be concerned by the fact that in their past six matches, Inter Milan have conceded goals in five of those matches, resulting in a total of five goals allowed.


Benfica WWWLLL

Benfica and its fans who traveled with them will be hoping for a better outcome here after suffering a loss in their most recent match in the Primeira Liga tournament, which was played against Chaves.

During that match, Benfica held 68% of the possession and had 18 shots on goal, with only 4 of them finding the target. On the other hand, Chaves had eight shots on goal, with two of them actually hitting the target. 

Benfica, coached by Roger Schmidt, has reached the back of the net a total of 10 times over the course of their most recent six matches, giving them an average of 1.67 goals per game.


Inter Milan vs Benfica Predicted XI

Inter Predicted XI: Onana; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko.  

Benfica Predicted XI: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Silva, Verissimo, Grimaldo; Luis, Chiquinho; Mario, Silva, Aursnes; Ramos.


Prediction

Benfica have the ability, in our opinion, to score a goal against this Inter Milan team; nonetheless, it is possible that this will not be enough to prevent a loss for Benfica.

Inter Milan should finish with a lead of 2-1 if all goes according to plan in this match.