The upcoming week will feature Bundesliga action during the middle of the week, and on Tuesday evening, the team from Cologne will make the trip to the Allianz Arena to face off against Bayern Munich. Before the break for the World Cup, the away team was not playing particularly well. They had not recorded a single victory in their previous five league matches, which caused them to fall to tenth place with 20 points after playing in 16 games. It would appear that the break was beneficial to Cologne, as they were able to return to league play with a dominant 7-1 victory over Werder Bremen in their most recent match, which took place over the weekend. On the other hand, the visitor’s performance away from home so far this year is something that simply cannot be ignored for all the wrong reasons. Cologne has only one victory to show for their eight matches played away from home, with three draws and four defeats to go along with it. Cologne came out on the losing end of a 4-0 scoreline the last time these teams competed against each other, and it is likely that they will struggle just as much to take anything away from this matchup.
This season, Bayern Munich has been their usual dominant self, consistently winning games. Bayern extended their unbeaten streak to nine games, including seven wins and two draws, after a somewhat disappointing return to league play, in which they were tied 1-1 by RB Leipzig. In those nine games, Bayern has won seven and drawn two. They are currently in first place in the league standings and have a five-point advantage over the teams that are currently in second place, which include Frankfurt, Union Berlin, and Freiburg, all of whom are tied with 30 points each. The home team has performed very well at the Allianz this year, winning five of their seven matches there while also drawing two of those contests. If they are able to avoid defeat in this contest, they will extend their unbeaten streak at the Allianz to 15 matches, which will extend back to February of last year. In the previous 16 meetings between these two teams, Bayern Munich is undefeated against Cologne and has a record of 15 wins and one draw against them. They have been the far more dominant team in this matchup.
Bayern Munich WWWWWD
Bayern Munich prepares for this match after drawing 1-1 with RB Leipzig in the previous Bundesliga 1 game.
During that match, Bayern Munich held 59% of the possession and had 7 shots on goal, with only 2 of them finding the back of the net. On the other end of the field, RB Leipzig had ten shots on goal, with three of them successfully hitting the target.
Bayern Munich hasn’t had any trouble scoring lately, as they have scored in all six of their most recent games.
During that time, they have scored 20 goals while allowing only 6 goals to be scored against them.
Cologne will come into this matchup riding high after defeating Werder Bremen by a score of 7-1 in their most recent match in Bundesliga 1.
During that match, Cologne had 51% possession of the ball and 15 shots on goal, with 7 of those shots hitting the target. Werder Bremen had a total of five shots on goal, only two of which were on target.
Taking a look at their recent form, we can see that Cologne have allowed their opponents to score in six of their last six matches, for a total of ten goals scored against them. Cologne’s defense is in desperate need of some reinforcements at this point.
Bayern Munich vs Cologne Predicted XI
Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Sommer; Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Gnabry; Choupo-Moting.
Cologne Predicted XI: Schwabe; Schmitz, Hubers, Chabot, Hector; Maina, Skhiri, Martel, Kainz; Tigges, Huseinbasic.
We think Bayern Munich has what it takes to have a good number of chances to score and shots on goal during the game.
On the other hand, Cologne may very well have a difficult time getting shooting opportunities, but we do believe that it is quite likely that they will also get opportunities to score goals.
The final score should be something like 3-1 in favor of Bayern Munich, according to our forecasts.
The upcoming encounter between Lazio and Milan in the 19th round of Serie A promises to be interesting and important for both sides. There is currently only a four-point gap between Lazio, who are currently in fourth place, and Milan, who are currently in second place. Due to the fact that Juventus has been docked 15 points by the federation and is, for all intents and purposes, out of contention, this match will be of utmost significance for both sides. As a result, the top four spots are up for grabs. Lazio needed a goal from Felipe Anderson to advance in their Coppa Italia match against Bologna. This allowed them to keep their clean-sheet streak intact and advance to the quarterfinals against Juventus. At the Stadio Olimpico, where they play their home games, the Lazziali have been dominant this season, winning six of their past ten contests, while suffering only one loss. They have also scored at least twice in every single one of those games, with the exception of two. However, they have struggled in recent league games, and in their previous four games, they only have one victory to show for it.
On the other side, Milan has been going through a rough patch as a team due to a combination of bad play and injuries to important players. They were dismantled by Inter, and the result was a 3-0 loss in the Super Cup. The Rossoneri have not recorded a victory in any of their most recent four games and have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their most recent nine games, including any friendly matches they may have played. Their performance on the road has also been poor, with only one win in seven games, including draws with Cremonese and Lecce, who are both in the bottom half of the standings. In their previous two trips to the Olimpico, Milan gave up a total of four goals, so they will need to make some adjustments to their defense if they want to have any chance of coming out on top. They are, however, still in a strong position in the league and will be eager to get back to winning ways in this encounter.
Lazio is looking to add another victory to their resume after claiming victory in the Coppa Italia against Bologna by a score of 1-0.
During that game, Lazio had 54% possession of the ball and 14 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots hitting the target. On the other end of the field, Bologna had three shots on goal, but none of them were on target.
Lazio, coached by Maurizio Sarri, has had a total of seven shots on goal over the course of their most recent six matches, which works out to an average of 1.17 goals scored per game.
AC Milan WWDLDL
After suffering a defeat in their most recent Supercoppa match, which was played against Inter Milan, AC Milan will be looking to make amends in this match.
Taking a look at their recent form, we can see that AC Milan has conceded goals in six of their previous six matches, for a total of ten goals allowed. When it comes to defense, AC Milan have not been very solid at all.
AC Milan hasn’t lost any of the three league games they’ve played away from their home stadium before this one.
Lazio vs AC Milan Predicted XI
Lazio Predicted XI: Provedel; Hysaj, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto; Pedro, Andersen, Zaccagni.
AC Milan Predicted XI: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
In our opinion, Lazio will be doing themselves a favor if they can come away with anything against an AC Milan squad that we believe has a chance of winning.
Our analysis leads us to believe that when the final whistle blows, AC Milan will hold a one-goal advantage over the opposing team.
It’s the Madrid derby in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, but Real will have the home advantage in this second head-to-head of the season, having already won 1-2 last September 18 in the league at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid is back from a 0-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao, while in the Copa del Rey, the team has played two away matches so far, winning 0-1 at Cacereño and 2-3 at Villarreal. Diego Simeone’s Athletic, who are 10 points behind their fellow citizens in Lica, are back from the 3-0 win over Real Valladolid, while they have already played four times in the national cup this season, always winning away with a two-goal difference: 0-2 to Almazan, 1-3 to Arenteiro, 0-2 to Real Oviedo, and 0-2 to Levante.
Real Madrid WLDLWW
Real Madrid will aim to pick up right where they left off in their most recent match, which was a triumph in La Liga over Athletic Bilbao by a score of 0-2.
Real Madrid had 50 percent of the possession in that game, and they had 10 shots on goal, with four of them finding the target. On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao had 18 shots on goal, but they only managed to hit the target three times.
Real Madrid has been scoring goals consistently lately, as shown by the fact that they have scored at least one goal in each of their last six games.
During that period, they have scored nine goals, while the number of goals that have been scored against them stands at eight.
Atlético Madrid WWLDWW
The previous game for Atlético Madrid was a 3-0 victory over Real Valladolid in La Liga, and they will bring that momentum into this matchup. Real Valladolid was their opponent.
During that match, Atlético Madrid had 47% possession of the ball and 18 shots on goal, with 8 of those shots finding the back of the net. Real Valladolid, their rivals, had seven shots on goal, but only one of them was successful in hitting the target.
The number of goals scored by Atlético Madrid’s opponents and themselves has been relatively close in five of the club’s most recent six matches. The overall average number of goals scored per game during that time is a meager 2, with Atleti scoring 1.67 goals on average during that time period.
Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Nacho, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Atlético Madrid Predicted XI: Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Llorente, De Paul, Kondogbia, Carrasco; Griezmann, Depay.
When everything is considered, it is possible that it will be difficult for Atlético Madrid to score goals against this Real Madrid lineup, which will most likely end up scoring and may retain a clean sheet. Real Madrid will certainly end up scoring.
As a result, we see a good fight end with Real Madrid emerging victorious by a score of 1-0 at the conclusion of the match.
Manchester City hosts Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in the big match of the fourth round of the FA Cup. There is a direct clash between the first and second places in the Premier League table, with Arteta at the top and Guardiola at -5 with one game left. City can boast the best attack in the category with 53 goals, while Arsenal have the second-best defense behind Newcastle with 16 goals conceded. In the third round of the FA Cup, Manchester City eliminated Chelsea (4-0), while Arsenal overcame Oxford United (3-0). Guardiola is back from two consecutive victories, the last 3-0 against Wolverhampton; the Gunners have an open streak of three successes in a row; and in the last round came a very heavy 3-2 victory against Manchester United.
So far, the season has been almost perfect for Arsenal, while City has held back with two defeats (Southampton and United) in the last 4 games. The last six direct clashes between the two teams have been one-sided, with City winning five and Arsenal winning one. Arteta will be without the injured Gabriel Jesus, but he has discovered and launched the young Nketiah, who is now a certainty for the Gunners’ attack. For the first time in a few years, the Gunners are favorites, but do not underestimate Haaland.
Manchester City WWLLWW
Following Manchester City’s 3-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, the club will be looking for more of the same in their upcoming game against Wolverhampton.
During that game, Manchester City held possession for 56% of the time and had 13 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Wolverhampton Wanderers had ten shots on goal, but just one was successful in hitting the target.
Over the course of their last six matches, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side has scored a combined 13 goals. The total number of goals that they have allowed to be scored against them in those same games comes to 6.
Arsenal enter this match on the heels of a victory in their most recent Premier League match, which they played against Manchester United and won 3-2.
During that game, Arsenal had 58% possession of the ball and 24 shots on goal, with only 5 of those shots hitting the target. The team that they were playing against, Manchester United had a total of 6 shots on goal, with 4 of them finding the target.
In Arsenal’s last six games, 20 goals were scored, or an average of 3.33 goals per game. This demonstrates the team’s propensity for productive encounters. Five of these have been taken by teams competing against each other.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Provedel; Hysaj, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto; Pedro, Andersen, Zaccagni.
Arsenal Predicted XI: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
In spite of the fact that Arsenal should be able to score against this Manchester City squad, the Gunners can still probably expect to give up a few goals at the other end of the field.
When the game is over and the referee blows his whistle, we anticipate that Manchester City will have edged out their opponent by a score of 2-1 to claim victory.