Predictions

AC Milan vs Newcastle United | Champions League (19.09.2023, 18:45)

Milan welcomes Newcastle to the iconic San Siro stadium on the opening day of the Champions League, Group F. This fixture carries a unique significance for Tonali, who was once the symbol of the Rossoneri but made a summer move to Newcastle for a staggering 80 million euros. This investment has ushered in a transformation for Milan, with astute and experienced additions to their midfield, including Loftus Cheek and Pulisic.

Milan is still reeling from a disheartening defeat in the recent derby, where they lost to Inter with a final score of 5-1. It was a match without much room for excuses, and Leao was the last Rossoneri player to concede defeat. Inter displayed superiority in every aspect, and this abrupt setback is likely to have repercussions in the weeks ahead. Their impressive streak of five consecutive victories came to an abrupt halt, casting doubt on the team’s confidence, especially considering their earlier effortless triumphs.

On the other hand, Newcastle found a much-needed boost by securing a 1-0 victory over Brentford in their last Premier League encounter. While this win doesn’t instantly resolve all of Howe’s challenges, it does provide some relief after suffering three consecutive defeats, leaving them with just 6 points from their first 5 matches. It’s been a rocky start for Howe, who must swiftly restore balance and consistency in results. Qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage is a critical objective, while securing a spot in European competitions in the domestic league could also be sufficient.

However, the path to the Champions League round of 16 is fraught with challenges in Group F, featuring strong contenders like PSG, Borussia Dortmund, and Milan, all vying for the top two positions.

 

Form Guide

AC Milan WWWWWL

AC Milan will be eager to avoid a recurrence of their recent performance, which saw them suffer a 5-1 defeat in Serie A at the hands of Inter Milan.

In that encounter, AC Milan controlled 60% of the possession and managed 9 shots on goal, with 2 of them finding the target. In contrast, Inter Milan unleashed 14 shots on goal, with 7 of them testing the AC Milan goalkeeper.

Over their last six matches, AC Milan, under the guidance of Stefano Pioli, have collectively netted 12 goals, resulting in an average of 2 goals per game.

 

Newcastle United DDWLLL

Newcastle United comes into this meeting on the back of a 1-0 victory in the Premier League, having defeated Brentford in their most recent fixture.

In that game, Newcastle United controlled 57% of the possession and registered 9 shots on goal, with 2 of them finding the mark. Brentford, on the other hand, managed 11 shots on goal, with 2 of them testing the Newcastle United goalkeeper.

When considering their recent form, it’s worth noting that Newcastle United has conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 8 goals from their opponents during this period. It’s evident that Newcastle United has encountered some challenges defensively.

 

AC Milan vs Newcastle United Predicted XI

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Pobega, Krunic, Loftus-Cheek; Chukwueze, Giroud, Leao.

Newcastle United Predicted XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Tonali, Guimaraes; Gordon, Isak, Barnes.       

 

Prediction

Considering all the factors at play, it appears that Newcastle United and AC Milan are evenly matched, and finding the back of the net might prove to be a tough task.

It’s likely to be a closely contested match, and a draw seems like a plausible outcome. With this in mind, it’s reasonable to anticipate a highly competitive game that concludes with a 0-0 scoreline when the final whistle is blown.

Barcelona vs Antwerp | Champions League (19.09.2023, 21:00)

Barcelona kicks off its Champions League campaign with a home match against the Belgian team Royal Antwerp. The game is set to take place on Tuesday at the Estadio Olimpico, as the Camp Nou is currently undergoing renovations. Barcelona, the Blaugrana, are clear favorites in this group and head into this match in excellent form, having netted five goals against Betis Seville over the weekend, with different players finding the back of the net. Under the leadership of Xavi, the team aims to make amends for their disappointing Champions League performance last year when they were eliminated in the group stage. This time, they’re determined to go the distance in the competition.

However, Royal Antwerp faces a daunting challenge. They earned their spot in the final stage of the tournament by defeating Greek side AEK Athens in the playoffs. The Belgian team possesses seasoned players such as Alderweireld and Janssen but hasn’t had the best start in their domestic league. Coached by Dutch manager Mark Van Bommel, they begin their journey from the fourth tier and don’t hold high expectations. Nonetheless, they will strive to compete with Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk for the second-place spot in the group. It’s worth noting that these two clubs have never crossed paths before on the football pitch.  

 

Form Guide

Barcelona LDWWWD

Barcelona will be aiming to build on their recent success following a commanding 5-0 victory in La Liga over Real Betis.

In that match, Barcelona dominated possession with 66% and recorded 17 attempts on goal, with 9 of them hitting the target. On the other side, Real Betis managed 11 attempts on goal, with only 2 of them testing the Barcelona goalkeeper.

Looking at their performance in the previous six games, Xavi Hernández’s Barcelona has scored a total of 9 goals, averaging 1.5 goals per match during this period.

 

Antwerp WDWWDW

Antwerp heads into this upcoming clash on a positive note, having secured a 3-0 victory in the First Division A against KVC Westerlo in their most recent match.

During that game, Antwerp controlled the game with 59% possession and made 15 attempts on goal, with 4 of them finding the mark. Westerlo, on the other hand, managed 9 attempts at goal, with 2 of them on target.

Antwerp’s defense has shown resilience in recent matches, conceding only 4 goals in their last 6 fixtures combined. During the same period, their attacking players have found the back of the net 15 times, showcasing their offensive prowess.

 

Barcelona vs Antwerp Predicted XI

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

Antwerp Predicted XI: Butez; Bataille, Van den Bosch, Coulibaly, De Laet; Keita, Ekkelenkamp, Vermeeren; Balikwisha, Janssen, Muja.     

 

Prediction

We anticipate that Antwerp may find a way to breach Barcelona’s defense, although they might not score as many goals as they concede.

Our prediction is that it will be a closely contested match, with Barcelona holding a 2-1 advantage by the end of the game. It promises to be an intriguing encounter, and the outcome will certainly be one to watch.

Manchester City vs Red Star Belgrade | Champions League (19.09.2023, 21:00)

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcomes Red Star to the Etihad Stadium on the opening day of the Champions League in Group G. As the reigning champions, Manchester City stands out as the clear favorites to clinch the title once again, following their triumph over Inter in the final last year. Guardiola’s tenure at the helm of the club has been marked by a plethora of trophies, offering City fans unprecedented and unforgettable moments. The team is a well-oiled machine, driven by Erling Haaland’s goal-scoring prowess, Guardiola’s tactical expertise, and the significant investments made by the ownership in recent years.

Manchester City has been in top form, winning their last six matches. In their most recent Premier League outing, they convincingly defeated West Ham 3-1, with goals from Doku, Bernardo Silva, and Haaland. Guardiola’s side currently leads the Premier League table with a perfect 15 points from their first 5 games of the season. They’ve scored 14 goals and conceded just 3, boasting the second-best attack and the best defense in the league.

On the other hand, Red Star is coming off a domestic league match against Cukaricki and faces a tough challenge in a group that includes Leipzig and Young Boys. Under the guidance of Bakhar, Red Star claimed the Serbian Superbia title last season. However, they lack the resources and experience to trouble Guardiola’s formidable team, which seems destined for the knockout stages right from the start in Group G. To underscore their readiness, City recently secured victory in the European Super Cup, triumphing over Sevilla in a penalty shootout.

 

Form Guide

Manchester City WDWWWD

Manchester City will be aiming to replicate their recent success after securing a 3-1 victory in the Premier League against West Ham United.

During that match, Manchester City controlled 69% of the possession and unleashed an impressive 29 attempts on goal, with 15 of them hitting the target. On the other side, West Ham United managed 6 attempts on goal, with 3 of them testing the Manchester City goalkeeper.

Recent results highlight the solid performance of the Manchester City defense. They have been resolute, conceding only 3 goals in their last six matches. This defensive strength underscores their formidable presence on the field.

 

Red Star Belgrade WWWLWL

After a recent loss to Čukarički in SuperLiga action, Red Star Belgrade and their supporters will be eager to bounce back with a more favorable result.

Red Star Belgrade has demonstrated a penchant for high-scoring encounters, with a total of 21 goals in their last six matches. This averages out to 3.5 goals per game, with opposing teams contributing 6 to this overall tally.

 

Manchester City vs Red Star Belgrade Predicted XI

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Silva; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.

Red Star Belgrade Predicted XI: Glazer; Mijailovic, Dragovic, Rodic; Bukari, Krasso, Stamenic, Kangwa, Mitrovic; Lucic, Olayinka.       

 

Prediction

We believe that Manchester City is likely to generate a significant number of scoring opportunities with successful shots on target.

Conversely, Red Star Belgrade might face challenges in finding the back of the net, although we do anticipate they will manage to score at least one goal.

Therefore, we predict a final score of 3-1 in favor of Manchester City after the full 90 minutes.

PSG vs Borussia Dortmund | Champions League (19.09.2023, 21:00)

In Group F of the Champions League, often referred to as the “Group of Death,” Paris Saint-Germain is set to host Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes on the opening day. In such a highly competitive group featuring top-level teams, each match takes on significant importance.

Paris Saint-Germain enters this match fresh off a home defeat against Nice, highlighting that the French champions are still finding their footing after a summer of major changes. The arrival of Luis Enrique as manager and the departures of Messi and Neymar have led to a significant overhaul. At present, Kylian Mbappé is carrying much of the offensive burden, having already scored 7 goals in the league. However, it’s clear that PSG has some unresolved issues to address.

On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund is coming off an impressive come-from-behind victory against Freiburg, which brought them to 8 points in the Bundesliga, just two points off the top spot. Last season, Edin Terzic’s team was eliminated by Chelsea in the round of 16 in the Champions League. Their primary objective this time around is to advance past the group stage, although it won’t be an easy task in this competitive group.

In their previous encounters, Paris and Borussia have faced each other four times, and the head-to-head record is perfectly even. This adds an extra layer of intrigue to their upcoming clash in the Champions League.  

 

Form Guide

Paris Saint-Germain LDDWWL

PSG will be eager to make a comeback after suffering a 2-3 defeat in Ligue 1 in their last match against Nice.

During that game, Paris Saint-Germain controlled the majority of the possession with 69% and managed 12 shots on goal, with 3 of them finding the target. On the other hand, Nice registered 14 shots on goal, with 8 of them hitting the target.

In recent matches, PSG has struggled defensively, conceding goals in 5 of their last 6 games, totaling 9 goals conceded during this period.

 

Borussia Dortmund DWWDDD

Borussia Dortmund enters this game on the back of a 4-2 victory in the Bundesliga against Freiburg in their most recent outing.

In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 50% possession and made 15 attempts at goal, with 7 of them hitting the target. On the other side, Freiburg managed 15 attempts on goal, with 4 of them on target.

The statistics paint a clear picture, as Borussia Dortmund has conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, with their opponents scoring a total of 8 goals during this period. Defensively, Borussia Dortmund has room for improvement.

 

PSG vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI

PSG Predicted XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez; Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Kolo Muani, Mbappe.

Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI: Kobel; Wolf, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Bensebaini; Sabitzer, Can, Brandt; Malen, Haller, Reus.     

 

Prediction

In this upcoming match, we expect Paris Saint-Germain to control possession and create numerous scoring opportunities.

Nevertheless, Borussia Dortmund may find it challenging to break through, although we do anticipate them scoring at least one goal during the match.

Hence, our prediction is a 3-1 victory for Paris Saint-Germain when the final whistle blows.

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin | Champions League (20.09.2023, 18:45)

Real Madrid will kick off their Champions League campaign in Group C against Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabeu. Both Real Madrid and Manchester City are considered favorites for the final victory in the competition. Real Madrid comes into this match fresh from a come-from-behind victory against Real Sociedad in their latest La Liga fixture. At the Bernabeu, the Blancos initially fell behind due to a goal from Barrenetxea in the 5th minute but managed to turn the match around with goals from Valverde and substitute Joselu, who filled in admirably for the injured Vinicius Jr. This win marked Carlo Ancelotti’s fifth consecutive victory and propelled Real Madrid to the top of the La Liga table with a perfect record, ahead of Barcelona.

On the other hand, Union Berlin has been experiencing a contrasting period, having suffered two consecutive defeats. In their most recent Bundesliga match, they endured a heavy 2-1 defeat to Wolfsburg. Fischer’s team has been unable to replicate the excellent start they had last season, currently sitting in eighth place in the Bundesliga standings with two wins and two defeats. Their chances of advancing to the Champions League knockout stages seem distant. In this group, the Germans are expected to compete with Napoli for the second spot behind Real Madrid, with Braga having minimal chances of progressing to the round of 16.

Union Berlin started their journey to the German Cup by defeating Astoria 4-0, and they aim to build on their fourth-place finish in the last Bundesliga season. Ancelotti has seamlessly managed the team in the league, even in the absence of Vinicius, and now he seeks to make his mark in the Champions League group stage, the natural habitat for a club of Real Madrid’s stature.

 

Form Guide

Real Madrid DWWWWL

Real Madrid, coming off a victory in their previous game, will be aiming for a similar outcome after securing a 2-1 win in La Liga against Real Sociedad.

Their recent performance highlights the defensive strength of the Real Madrid squad. The team has displayed defensive solidity, conceding only a total of 4 goals in their last six matches.

 

Union Berlin WWWWLL

Union Berlin, coming off a loss in their last game against VfL Wolfsburg in Bundesliga 1, will be eager to bounce back in this match.

In that match, Union Berlin had 57% possession and attempted 19 shots on goal, with 6 of them on target.

In 5 out of their last 6 matches, Union Berlin has been involved in games where a minimum of three goals were scored. The overall average goals per match during this period is 3.5, with Union Berlin averaging 2.33 goals per game.

 

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, F Garcia; Valverde, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Bellingham; Joselu, Rodrygo.

Union Berlin Predicted XI: Ronnow; Doekhi, Knoche, Leite; Juranovic, Laidouni, Kral, Aaronson, Gosens; Fofana, Behrens.       

 

Prediction

In our assessment, Real Madrid is likely to generate a significant number of scoring opportunities and successful shots on target.

However, Union Berlin might find it challenging to score a goal themselves, although they could pose some periods of danger.

Our prediction is a controlled 3-1 victory for Real Madrid when the match concludes.

Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan | Champions League (20.09.2023, 21:00)

Real Sociedad will host Inter at the Reale Arena for the first matchday of the Champions League group stage, in Group F. Inter comes into this match in a golden moment, fresh from a dominant 5-1 victory in the Milan derby. This convincing win, where Mkhitaryan played a crucial role with a brace, has elevated Inter’s status as favorites for the Serie A title. The entire team demonstrated superiority over Milan in every aspect of the game, and Frattesi’s goal sealed the 5-1 victory. Inzaghi’s side now leads the Serie A table with a perfect record, ahead of Juventus, Milan, and Napoli.

Inter’s strong start in Serie A bodes well for their Champions League campaign, as they aim to surpass last year’s performance when they reached the final but were defeated by Manchester City. In Group F, which also includes Benfica and Salzburg, Inter is the clear favorite. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, faced Real Madrid in their recent La Liga fixture and suffered a comeback defeat after taking an initial lead.

In a competitive Group F, it appears that Benfica and Real Sociedad will vie for the second spot behind Inter, with Benfica having a slight edge on paper. Inter underwent significant changes in the transfer market, bidding farewell to players like Onana, Brozovic, Lukaku, and Dzeko. However, new additions such as Sommer, Frattesi, and Thuram have proven to be up to the task. Under Inzaghi’s guidance, the team has quickly found new strengths and a winning balance.  

 

Form Guide

Real Sociedad WDDDWW

Real Sociedad will aim to bounce back from their recent defeat, a 2-1 loss in La Liga against Real Madrid.

In that match, Real Sociedad had 49% possession and attempted 15 shots on goal, with 5 of them on target.

In their last six matches, Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad has found the net 10 times. However, they have also conceded 6 goals during this period.

 

Inter Milan WLWWWW

Inter Milan heads into this game on the back of a convincing 5-1 victory over AC Milan in Serie A.

In that match, Inter Milan had 40% possession and managed 14 attempts on goal, with 7 of them on target.

Notably, there has been a trend in recent Inter Milan matches where at least one team failed to score. In their last six games, this has occurred in five matches. During this period, Inter Milan has scored 14 goals, while their opponents have managed just 2.

 

Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Predicted XI

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

Inter Milan Predicted XI: Sommer; Darmian, Bastomi, de Vrij; Dumfries, Frattesi, Barella, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez.      

 

Prediction

We believe that Real Sociedad might struggle to break through against this solid Inter Milan side, and we predict a tightly contested match ending in a 1-0 victory for Inter Milan.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United | Champions League (20.09.2023, 21:00)

The Champions League group stage begins with a high-profile matchup on the first day of Group A, where Bayern Munich and Manchester United will face off at the Allianz Arena. The clash between the first and second-tier teams is expected to set the tone for the group, which also includes Galatasaray and Copenhagen.

Bayern Munich is coming off a draw in a Bundesliga showdown against Bayer Leverkusen, which ended 2-2. While the match displayed Bayern’s offensive prowess, it also highlighted their defensive vulnerabilities under Thomas Tuchel. In the last edition of the Champions League, Bayern was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the eventual champions, Manchester City. This season, they are considered one of the top contenders for the trophy.

Manchester United, on the other hand, is entering the match in poor form, having suffered two consecutive defeats in the Premier League, including a home loss to Brighton. Erik ten Hag’s team is struggling defensively and is currently dealing with a significant injury crisis. Key players like Mount, Sancho, Varane, Shaw, and new signing Amrabat are unavailable.

This matchup promises to be an exciting one, with both teams looking to make an early statement in the group.

 

Form Guide

Bayern Munich WLWWWD

Manchester United heads into this game following a 2-3 Premier League defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion in their previous match.

In that game, Manchester United had 60% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target.

Manchester United’s matches have been high-scoring affairs recently, with plenty of goals being a common theme. Over their last six games, there have been a total of 20 goals scored, averaging 3.33 goals per match. Manchester United scored 11 of these goals.

 

Manchester United LWLWLL

Manchester United’s recent defensive performance has been concerning, as they have conceded goals in five of their last six games, totaling 10 goals against them during this period. These statistics indicate that there are some vulnerabilities in their defense that need to be addressed.

To improve their overall performance, Manchester United will need to focus on strengthening their defense, maintaining better possession to control games, and creating more scoring opportunities in attack.

In their upcoming match against Bayern Munich, Manchester United will face a formidable opponent. It will be crucial for them to address their defensive issues and put up a strong defensive display to have a chance of getting a positive result against a team as strong as Bayern Munich.

 

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Predicted XI

Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Ulreich; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Laimer, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Gnabry; Kane.

Manchester United Predicted XI: Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon; Casemiro, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.       

 

Prediction

Bayern Munich is likely to dominate the match, creating numerous goal-scoring opportunities and maintaining control. Conversely, we may expect Manchester United to struggle to score, although they might pose a threat on occasion.

Predicting a 3-1 victory for Bayern Munich indicates a belief in their offensive prowess and a challenging task ahead for Manchester United to contain them. However, as with any football match, the actual outcome may vary, and both teams have the potential to influence the result.

LASK Linz vs Liverpool | Europa League (21.09.2023, 18:45)

The upcoming match between LASK Linz and Liverpool in the Europa League marks an important moment for the Austrian club. LASK Linz has been steadily progressing in recent seasons, with notable achievements like reaching the group stage in the Conference League and the Europa League. While their opponents, Liverpool, are reminiscent of their dominant form from previous years, with strong performances in the Premier League.

Liverpool, led by Jurgen Klopp, has been a force to be reckoned with in recent times, collecting thirteen points in the Premier League and showcasing their ability to stage comebacks in matches, as seen against Wolves and Newcastle.

LASK Linz will need to be at their best and hope for a less-than-stellar performance from Liverpool to secure any points in this encounter. It’s a challenging task, but LASK has shown in the past that they can overcome formidable opponents.

The presence of star players like Mohamed Salah, who was a top scorer for Liverpool in previous seasons, adds to the strength of the Reds. It will be interesting to see if LASK Linz can create an upset in this encounter.  

 

Form Guide

LASK Linz DWWDWW

LASK Linz enters this upcoming match against Liverpool in good form, having secured a 1-3 victory against Austria Klagenfurt in their recent Bundesliga fixture. During that game, LASK Linz displayed effective attacking prowess, with goals scored by Marin Ljubičić, Florian Flecker, and Elias Havel. This win continues their trend of consistently finding the back of the net in their last six matches, totaling 11 goals.

Despite their impressive offensive performance, they have also been reasonably solid defensively, conceding just four goals during this six-game period. This run of form highlights LASK Linz’s capability to score goals while maintaining defensive stability.

Their ability to score and concede fewer goals could be a valuable asset as they prepare to face Liverpool in the Europa League, although Liverpool is a formidable opponent known for their attacking prowess.

It should be an exciting match, and LASK Linz will aim to carry their positive momentum into this challenging fixture.

 

Liverpool DDWWWW

Liverpool’s most recent outing in the Premier League saw them secure a 1-3 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. During the match, Liverpool displayed their attacking prowess, with Cody Gakpo and Andy Robertson among the scorers.

Their performance highlighted their ability to create scoring opportunities, as they managed 16 shots on goal, with 6 on target. Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, had 11 attempts at goal, with only 2 on target.

While Liverpool has been prolific in attack recently, finding the net 16 times in their last 6 matches, they have also shown some vulnerability defensively. They have conceded goals in 5 of those 6 games, suggesting that they may need to tighten up at the back.

This balance between attacking strength and defensive vulnerability will be a factor to watch as Liverpool faces LASK Linz in the Europa League, and both teams will be looking to capitalize on their attacking opportunities.

 

LASK Linz vs Liverpool Predicted XI

LASK Linz Predicted XI: Lawal; Luckeneder, Ziereis, Andrade; Flecker, Jovicic, Horvath, Bello; Ljubicic, Zulj, Havel.

Liverpool Predicted XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Elliott, Endo, Gravenberch; Doak, Jota, Diaz.     

  

Prediction

In this match, Liverpool is expected to dominate possession and create numerous scoring opportunities. LASK Linz, on the other hand, may find it challenging to break through Liverpool’s defense, but they could pose a threat on occasion.

The prediction for this game is a controlled 1-3 victory for Liverpool, reflecting their superior form and quality. However, football matches can be unpredictable, and LASK Linz will be eager to prove themselves on the European stage.

Ajax vs Marseille | Europa League (21.09.2023, 21:00)

Ajax is set to host Marseille at the Johan Cruijff Arena for the opening round of Group B in the Europa League. However, the home side enters this match without a win in their last three games. In their most recent league fixture, they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Twente, which has put them far from the top of the Eredivisie table. Ajax has collected only 5 points from 4 league games, with just one victory, making it difficult to keep up with the pace set by teams like PSV, AZ, and Twente at the top of the league.

This challenging moment has left Ajax fans eager for a turnaround, especially in Europe. However, it won’t be an easy task given the high level of competition in their Europa League group, which includes Marseille, Brighton, and AEK. Qualification for the knockout phase is far from guaranteed for the Dutch team.

On the other hand, Marseille is coming off a goalless draw against Toulouse in their recent Ligue 1 match. They also faced disappointment in the Champions League qualifiers, where they were eliminated by Greek side Panathinaikos after a penalty shootout with an aggregate result of 5-3. Nevertheless, they managed to overcome Ludogorets in the Europa League playoffs with an overall score of 4-2.

Both Ajax and Marseille have faced challenges recently, with each team winning only 2 of their last 6 matches in all competitions. This match provides an opportunity for both clubs to regain their momentum and make a strong start in the Europa League group stage.

 

Form Guide

Ajax WDWLDL

Ajax will indeed be looking for a better outcome after their recent 3-1 defeat in the Eredivisie against FC Twente. In that match, the lone Ajax goal was scored by Brian Brobbey in the 35th minute. FC Twente found the net through Daan Rots (7′), Sem Steijn (11′), and Naci Ünüvar (79′).

In recent games, it has been relatively rare for Ajax to maintain a clean sheet for the entire 90 minutes. They have experienced defensive vulnerabilities, conceding goals in 5 of their last 6 matches and allowing a total of 8 goals during this period. This defensive fragility will be a concern for Ajax as they approach their upcoming fixtures.

 

Marseille LWWDWD

In their recent Ligue 1 match against Toulouse, Marseille played to a 0-0 draw. During the game, Marseille had 60% possession and attempted 24 shots on goal, with 6 of them on target. On the other side, Toulouse managed 10 attempts on goal, with 3 of them on target.

However, the defensive performance of Marseille has been a bit shaky recently. They have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 6 goals during this period. Strengthening their defense will be a concern for Marseille as they prepare for their upcoming fixtures.

 

Ajax vs Marseille Predicted XI

Ajax Predicted XI: Gorter; Rensch, Sutalo, Hato, Sosa; van den Boomen, Tahirovic; Borges, Bergwijn, Mikautadze; Brobbey.

Marseille Predicted XI: Lopez; Clauss, Mbemba, Balerdi, Lodi; Mughe, Rongier, Veretout, Correa; Vitinha, Aubameyang.      

 

Prediction

In our assessment, Marseille is likely to face a challenging task in scoring against this Ajax team, which we believe will probably have the upper hand.

As a result, we anticipate a closely contested 1-0 victory for Ajax when the final whistle is blown.