Even in England, the “champion” will be decided on the last day by two teams: Manchester City, who can count on a one-point advantage, and Liverpool, chasing and still hoping for a misstep by the “gang” of terrible kids of Pep Guardiola.
In the last round, both contenders will have a home round: the Citizens will face Aston Villa, while the Reds will face Wolverhampton. Two matches on paper are within reach, but not easy commitments. Add to that the inevitable tension in the air, and the final day of the Premiership this year will read like a script for a thriller film.
The previous result for Liverpool, which was a victory against Southampton in the Premier League by a score of 1-2, is the one that their fans will be hoping to see again.
Liverpool had 71 percent of the possession and 24 shots on goal, with five of them finding the back of the net. For Liverpool, goals were scored by Takumi Minamino (in the 27th minute) and Jol Matip (in the 67th minute). The other team, Southampton, had four shots on goal, two of which were on target. The goal was scored by Nathan Redmond for Southampton in the thirteenth minute.
In their most recent six matches, Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool team has scored a combined total of 9 goals, which results in an average of 1.5 goals scored per contest.
Wolverhampton Wanderers LLLDLD
Prior to that, Wolves’ match against Norwich City in the Premier League ended in a 1-1 draw.
During that match, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 64 percent of the ball and 17 shots on goal, with four of those shots finding the target. Rayan At Nouri was the lone player for Wolverhampton Wanderers to get his name on the scoresheet (at the 55 minute mark). On the other hand, Norwich City had 11 shots on goal, with only two of them hitting the target. In the 37th minute, Teemu Pukki scored a goal for Norwich City.
The Wolves’ attack has struggled mightily to find the back of the net in their last six matches, resulting in a pitiful return of only four goals scored. During those contests, the Wolves have also been on the receiving end of a total of 13 goals scored by opposition clubs.
Injured and suspended
Wolverhampton Wanderers: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Liverpool vs Wolves Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, T. Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konaté, Tsimikas, Keita, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Firmino, Jota.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Predicted XI: Ruddy, Boly, Coady, Gomes, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Nouri, Neto, Hwang, Jimenez.
The Wolves, in fact, are returning from a streak of six straight games without any wins: two draws and four defeats, one more recent and heavy against Manchester City (1-5). Liverpool are so favorited that we anticipate a competitive match with Liverpool emerging victorious by a score of 2-1 once the full match has been played.
Manchester City are tasked with defending the English championship title they hold. The Citizens dominated the last Premier League, finishing in the lead with 86 points, plus twelve over Manchester United. In the league, Pep Guardiola’s team is the protagonist of a head-to-head with Liverpool. First place in the standings with 90 points, plus one over the Reds. In the last round, the 2-2 draw at West Ham.
The goal of Aston Villa was clearly salvation, achieved in a calm manner even last season, despite dreaming of a European place. The visitors had a mixed performance in the first part of the season, which led to Smith’s dismissal and the arrival of Gerrard in his place. The Villains, however, have recovered points and are safe, being fourteenth in the standings with 44 points, plus ten in the relegation zone. In the last round came the 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace.
Manchester City WWLWWD
In their most recent match, Manchester City prevailed against Wolverhampton Wanderers by a score of 1-5 to earn a victory in the Premier League standings.
Manchester City had 78 percent of the possession and 31 shots on goal during that game, with eight of those shots landing on target. Jack Grealish was the only player for Manchester City to score (at the 49-minute mark). On the other side of the field, West Ham United had six shots on goal, with only two of them hitting the target. West Ham United’s goals came from Jarrod Bowen (24 and 45 minutes), Vladimr Coufal (69 minutes), and an own goal.
The most recent six of Manchester City’s matches have resulted in at least one goal being scored by the club’s offense, which has been on an impressive scoring tear as of late.
They have scored a total of 21 goals during that period while only allowing 9 goals to be scored against them.
Aston Villa LDWWLD
The most recent match that Aston Villa played in was a Premier League match against Crystal Palace, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Aston Villa had 49 percent possession and 13 shots on goal, with four of those shots finding the back of the net. Ollie Watkins was the lone player to score for Aston Villa, and his goal came in the 69th minute. Crystal Palace had 16 shots on goal, but only 4 were successful in hitting the target. Crystal Palace’s goal was scored by Jeff Schlupp in the 81st minute.
Aston Villa, captained by Steven Gerrard, have scored seven goals over the course of their most recent six matches, which results in an average of 1.17 goals per game for the team.
Injured and suspended
Manchester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Aston Villa: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Aké, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gündogan, Sterling, De Bruyne, Foden, Silva.
Aston Villa Predicted XI: Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho.
The Citiziens have a more competitive squad than their opponents. In order for Aston Villa to score even one goal in this match against a Manchester City club that has the potential to take control of the action, they will need to play an outstanding brand of football.
When the game is over, we anticipate that Manchester City will have earned a resounding victory by scoring three goals to take the match.
Milan will have two out of three results available to win the 2021–2022 championship. The Rossoneri, in fact, will also be able to afford a draw at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia in the match of the 38th matchday of Serie A against Sassuolo. This is thanks to the advantage in the direct matches (draw 1-1 in the first leg derby and 2-1 victory in the second leg). Milan could even celebrate a defeat if Inter didn’t beat Sampdoria.
After beating Atalanta 2-0 at home in the last round, it is clear that Pioli’s team will try as soon as possible to secure a result also in Emilia. On the other hand, Alessio Dionisi’s neroverdi are 11th in the standings and returning from a 3-1 victory in the Emilian derby in Bologna.
Sassuolo are looking to add another victory to their resume after their most recent victory, a 1-3 triumph in Serie A against Bologna.
In that game, Sassuolo had 45 percent possession and 16 shots on goal, with seven of them finding the back of the net. For Sassuolo, the scorers were Gianluca Scamacca (35′, 80′) and Domenico Berardi (75′). On the other hand, Bologna had eight shots on goal, but only two of them were on target. Riccardo Orsolini (92′) scored for Bologna.
Sassuolo have not been the best in recent games at preventing goals from being scored by their opponents, but they have done enough to capitalize on the opportunities that they have created for themselves. Sassuolo’s defense has been breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, despite the fact that the team has scored goals in 5 of those matches.
AC Milan WLWWWW
AC Milan will be coming into this encounter on the back of a Serie A victory after they defeated Atalanta by a score of 2-0 in their most recent match.
During that game, AC Milan had 46% control of the ball and 12 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots finding the back of the net. Rafael Leo (in the 56th minute) and Theo Hernández (in the 75th minute) were the scorers for AC Milan. Atalanta’s shots were directed toward the goal, but only two of them were successful.
The AC Milan squad coached by Stefano Pioli has scored a total of 10 goals throughout their last six matches, which results in an average of 1.67 goals scored per game for the team.
Injured and suspended
Sassuolo: (Filippo Romagna, Pedro Obiang, Abdou Harroui, Jeremy Toljan)
AC Milan: (Simon Kjaer).
Sassuolo vs AC Milan Predicted XI
Sassuolo Predicted XI: Consigli, Müldür, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogério, Frattesi, Lopez, Berardi, Raspadori, Traorè, Scamacca.
AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan, Calabria, Tomori, Kalulu, Hernandez, Kessie, Tonali, Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leão, Giroud.
It can be said that with two out of three results available, Milan also have two matchpoints at their disposal. In 4 of the last 5 games, the Rossoneri have won by scoring 2 or 3 goals.
We believe that Sassuolo should have enough to break through the defense of this AC Milan team; yet, we also believe that a single goal probably won’t be enough to prevent Sassuolo from losing.
As a result, we anticipate that the final score will be a close one, with AC Milan emerging victorious by a score of 1-2 once the referee blows his whistle. It ought to be a respectable one.
Inter must win at home against Sampdoria and hope that Milan lose in the last round of the championship. This would be the only way for the Nerazzurri to grab a scudetto that seems very, very difficult on the eve of the last 90 minutes. Yet, the last few days have often overturned the prediction. The Nerazzurri are well aware of this, and on the last day of 2002, they lost a Scudetto that seemed already sewn onto their chest.
Sampdoria are safe after the last round, in which, among other things, they gave Fiorentina a good lesson in football. Inter have won the last 3 league games and, in the middle, also the Italian Cup, but have always conceded goals, and this is a fact to take into account.
Inter Milan WLWWWW
Following a 1-3 victory over Cagliari in Serie A, Inter Milan will be hoping for a similar result in this game as they did in their last game, which they won.
Inter Milan had 62% possession and 17 shots on goal, with seven of them finding the back of the net. Matteo Darmian (in the 25th minute) and Lautaro Martinez (in the 51st and 84th minutes) scored for Inter Milan, respectively. Cagliari, the team they were playing against, had 10 shots on goal, with only 2 of them being on target. Cagliari’s goal was scored by Charalambos Lykogiannis in the 54th minute.
There was an average of three or more goals scored in each contest in six of the most recent six matches that Inter Milan participated in. During these matches, Inter Milan tallied a total of 17 goals, while the other clubs only managed to put 9 on the board.
In their most recent match, Sampdoria defeated Fiorentina 4-1 to earn three points in the Serie A standings. They will bring that momentum into this game.
In that game, Sampdoria had 36 percent possession and 12 shots on goal, with five of those shots hitting the target. Sampdoria players who scored goals included Alex Ferrari (16 minutes), Fabio Quagliarella (30 minutes), Morten Thorsby (71 minutes), and Abdelhamid Sabiri (84 minutes). On the other hand, Fiorentina had 12 shots on goal, with only one of them being successful. The goal for Fiorentina was scored in the 89th minute by Nicólas González.
The statistics speak for themselves, and they show that Sampdoria have let their opponents score in 5 of their previous 6 games, with a total of 8 goals scored by their rivals. There are some areas of concern for Sampdoria’s defense that need to be addressed.
Injured and suspended
Inter Milan: (Matías Vecino)
Sampdoria: (Stefano Sensi, Vladyslav Supryaga, Manolo Gabbiadini)
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria Predicted XI
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Dzeko, Martinez.
Sampdoria Predicted XI: Audero, Bereszynski, Ferrari, Yoshida, Augello, Vieira, Candreva, Rincon, Thorsby, Sabiri, Francesco Caputo.
When everything is considered, it is conceivable that Sampdoria will be able to score against this Inter Milan team, but it is also possible that scoring just one goal will not be enough for them to win.
Inter Milan should have a lot of chances and shots on goal during this match. On the other hand, Sampdoria might have trouble scoring a goal of their own, but we still see them scoring at some point in the match.
After 90 minutes of play, we anticipate that Inter Milan will have won by a comfortable margin of 3-1.