Predictions 23.05-26.05.2023

Fiorentina vs Inter | Coppa Italia (24.05.2023, 21:00)

The grand finale of the Italian Cup for the 2022–23 season is set to take place at Stadio l’Olimpico on Wednesday evening, featuring an exciting clash between Fiorentina and Inter. Both Viola and Nerazzurri have had an impressive season, with a European final also on the horizon. Amidst their busy schedules, this match holds significant value as it offers the opportunity to claim a coveted trophy. Anticipating an intense showdown, we can expect Vincenzo Italiano and Simone Inzaghi to field their strongest starting eleven.

Fiorentina’s journey to the final has been relatively straightforward, having overcome Sampdoria in the round of 16, Turin in the quarterfinals, and Cremonese in the semifinals. While the Tuscans have experienced some inconsistent results, their deep squad has enabled them to persevere in all competitions. On the other hand, Inter concluded their season with remarkable growth despite suffering a defeat against Napoli at the Maradona Stadium, which halted their impressive streak of eight consecutive victories. Lautaro Martinez and his teammates are currently in top form and eager to achieve all their set objectives.

In their path to the national cup final, Inter faced tough opponents in Parma, Atalanta, and Juventus. When it comes to league matches, both teams secured victories. At the Franchi, Inter emerged triumphant in a thrilling 4-3 encounter, while Fiorentina clinched a 1-0 win at the San Siro, courtesy of Bonaventura’s goal.


Form Guide

Fiorentina DLLWWD

Fiorentina is set to participate in this match following a Serie A encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw against Torino.

During that game, Fiorentina maintained possession for 43% of the time and made 8 attempts at goal, with only 1 shot reaching the target. The sole goal for Fiorentina was scored by Luka Jović in the 48th minute. Torino, on the other hand, had 10 shots at goal, with 4 of them being on target. Antonio Sanabria found the back of the net for Torino in the 66th minute.

Lately, Fiorentina has struggled to exhibit defensive prowess. Statistics reveal that they have conceded goals in 5 out of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 8 goals to be scored against them in the process.


Inter WWWWWL

Following their defeat in the previous Serie A encounter against SSC Napoli, Inter and their supporters are eagerly anticipating a more favorable outcome in this upcoming match.

During the aforementioned game, Inter possessed the ball for only 29% of the time and managed to take six shots at the goal, with two of them successfully finding the target. The sole scorer for Inter was none other than Romelu Lukaku, who found the back of the net in the 82nd minute. On the other side, Napoli exhibited their attacking prowess by launching 22 shots at the goal, with nine of them accurately hitting their mark. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (67′), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (85′), and Gianluca Gaetano (94′) all contributed goals to SSC Napoli’s victory.

In their previous six encounters, Inter Milan impressively netted a total of 16 goals, successfully finding the back of the net on each occasion. However, during this period, their defensive line had to endure five goals being conceded.


Fiorentina vs Inter Predicted XI

Fiorentina Predicted XI: Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Amrabat, Mandragora; Gonzalez, Jovic, Ikone.

Inter Predicted XI: Handanovic; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko.   


Prediction

Considering all factors, Fiorentina will face a formidable challenge in dismantling this Inter team, which we anticipate will manage to score at least one goal.

Consequently, we foresee an engaging clash where Inter Milan secures a 0-1 lead after the full 90 minutes of play. 


Brighton vs Manchester City | Premier League (24.05.2023, 21:00)

Brighton will be hosting Manchester City at the American Express Community Stadium for the second-to-last round of the Premier League. This season has been a masterpiece for Guardiola, as his team has already clinched the championship title mathematically, even before stepping onto the pitch. Their triumph was sealed when they surpassed Arsenal in the final standings. In a 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest, the trophy was officially handed to the citizens, who celebrated from the comfort of their homes before facing Chelsea. Their match against the Blues ended in a 1-0 victory, courtesy of Avarez, further exacerbating Chelsea’s ongoing crisis. Pep’s team has achieved five victories in their last six games, including a dominant 4-0 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals, securing their place in the final against Inter.

Brighton, under the guidance of De Zerbi, has had a remarkable season, setting a new record for the highest number of points in the club’s Premier League history. Despite a shaky start, De Zerbi managed to turn things around, propelling the team to sixth place in the standings and into contention for European qualification. In their previous match, they secured a 3-1 victory against Southampton. However, it’s worth noting that De Zerbi’s influence on the title race was also significant, as they defeated Arsenal 3-0 on May 14th.

Manchester City’s calendar is packed with upcoming fixtures. After facing Brighton and Brentford in the Premier League, they will compete in the FA Cup final against their local rivals, United. Additionally, they have the Champions League final against Inter scheduled for June 10th. Guardiola’s side is aiming for a historic treble for the club, with the elusive Champions League trophy being their primary target. Currently on a 24-game unbeaten streak, City can rely on the unstoppable form of Haaland, who has been in sensational form.  


Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion WWLWLW

Brighton, inspired by their recent performance, will be seeking a continuation of their success following a remarkable 3-1 victory against Southampton in the Premier League.

During that match, Brighton & Hove Albion dominated possession, controlling the game with a commanding 62% share, and unleashed an impressive total of 26 goal attempts, with 8 of them finding the mark. Evan Ferguson contributed two goals (at the 29th and 40th minutes), while Pascal Groß added another (at the 69th minute) to secure Brighton’s triumph. On the other side, Southampton managed only 5 attempts on goal, with just 1 of them troubling the target. Mohamed Elyounoussi found the back of the net for Southampton with a goal in the 58th minute.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s goal-scoring prowess has been relentless, as they have consistently hit the mark in their last 6 matches. During this impressive stretch, they have amassed a total of 15 goals, while conceding 10 in return.


Manchester City WWDWWW

Manchester City enters this match on the back of a remarkable 1-0 triumph over Chelsea in their latest encounter in the Premier League. During the game, Manchester City exhibited their dominance by maintaining 65% of the possession and launching 15 shots towards the goal, out of which 2 found their mark. The lone scorer for Manchester City was none other than the talented Julián Álvarez, who found the back of the net in the 12th minute. On the other hand, Chelsea made 13 attempts at the goal, with 6 of them being on target.

The defensive players of Manchester City have been in exceptional form lately, conceding a mere 2 goals in their last 6 matches combined. Meanwhile, their offensive unit has displayed tremendous prowess by netting an impressive total of 14 goals during the same period.


Brighton vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Brighton Predicted XI: Steele; Veltman, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Gross, Caicedo; Buonanotte, Mac Allister, Mitoma; Welbeck.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.   


Prediction

According to our analysis, we anticipate that Brighton & Hove Albion will successfully find the back of the net against the formidable Manchester City team. However, it is unlikely that a solitary goal will be sufficient for them to secure victory.

Consequently, our prediction points towards an intensely contested match, with Manchester City prevailing with a score of 2-1 when the final whistle blows.


Manchester United vs Chelsea | Premier League (25.05.2023, 21:00)

Manchester United will be hosting Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League, marking one of the final three games of the championship. This match brings together two teams that have faced disappointment throughout the season. United, who started slowly, currently find themselves in fourth place in the standings and have failed to secure a spot in the European Cup. Their sole objective now is the FA Cup final, where they will face Manchester City, the recent winners of the Premier League title. The painful memory of their elimination in the Europa League quarterfinals by Sevilla, with a devastating 3-0 loss in the second leg, still haunts the fans.

Chelsea, on the other hand, has endured a sportingly tumultuous year. Despite making substantial investments in the summer transfer market, they have struggled to make a mark. The dismissal of their former manager, Potter, did not provide the desired boost, and the team’s performance under current manager Frank Lampard has been lackluster. Currently positioned in 12th place in the standings, Chelsea has no chance of qualifying for the Cup. With no significant incentives in this final stretch of the season, they are left to ponder and plan for the upcoming season, potentially with different assumptions.

Lampard’s team has suffered four defeats in their last six games, including a recent 1-0 loss to the already-crowned champions, Manchester City. In contrast, the Red Devils have experienced a resurgence, securing two consecutive victories, with their most recent win against Bournemouth by a narrow 1-0 margin. Both teams had initially been expected to compete for the title, but their seasons started off on a shaky note. While United managed to recover and climb the ranks, Chelsea finds themselves in a precarious situation where any more missteps could result in being dragged down into the relegation zone.

It is worth noting that Manchester United has only suffered one defeat at home this season.


Form Guide

Manchester United DWLLWW

Manchester United is eager to secure another victory after their triumphant 1-0 performance against Bournemouth in the Premier League.

During the game, Manchester United exhibited their dominance by controlling 59% of the possession and unleashing a total of 20 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding their mark. The sole scorer for Manchester United was Casemiro, who netted a goal in the 9th minute. On the other hand, Bournemouth managed to take 10 attempts at goal, with 4 of them testing the opposing goalkeeper.

In 5 out of the last 6 encounters involving Manchester United, the matches witnessed fewer than three goals being scored. Throughout this period, the opposition teams collectively scored a total of 4 goals, while Manchester United showcased their offensive prowess by tallying 6 goals.


Chelsea LLLWDL

Chelsea’s recent form, particularly in terms of their defensive performance, has been a cause for concern. In their last six games, they have conceded goals in all of them, allowing a total of 11 goals. This indicates that their defense needs improvement in order to prevent opponents from scoring.

In the specific match mentioned, Chelsea had 35% possession, suggesting that Manchester City dominated the game in terms of controlling the ball. Chelsea had 13 shots on goal, with 6 of them on target, while Manchester City managed 15 shots on goal, with only 2 on target. This indicates that Chelsea had a higher accuracy in terms of shots on target compared to Manchester City.

However, despite Chelsea’s efforts, it was Julián Álvarez of Manchester City who scored the only goal in the match, finding the back of the net in the 12th minute. This resulted in Chelsea suffering a defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

Given Chelsea’s recent defensive vulnerabilities and their desire to improve upon their previous result, it is likely that they will be looking to tighten their defense and aim for a more positive outcome in their next game.


Manchester United vs Chelsea Predicted XI

Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.

Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, W. Fofana; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Fernandez, Gallagher, Hall; Sterling, Havertz.


Prediction

We believe that Chelsea possesses the attacking strength to breach the Manchester United defense, although it is unlikely to be sufficient to avoid a defeat.

Our prediction leans towards a close 2-1 victory for Manchester United at the conclusion of the match.