Predictions 25-27.02.2023

Leicester City vs Arsenal | Premier League (25.02.2023, 16:00)

On Saturday, the English Premier League teams Leicester City and Arsenal will play at the King Power Stadium in Leicestershire. This is matchday 25 of the league, and the “foxes” and “gunners” are 30 points apart from each other.

The Leicester City team has not been able to carry out the campaign initially intended and goes into this round in 14th place in the league table with 24 points, four above the relegation zone, and only one behind Nottingham. Brendan Rodgers’ team returned to losing ways last Sunday, when they were thrashed 0-3 at Manchester United, after winning three straight games and going four games without losing.

Arsenal, on the other hand, dreams of regaining the title of national champion and leads the leaderboard with 54 points, two above Manchester City, which has played one more game. After four consecutive games without a win, in what was the worst period of the season, Mikel Arteta’s group responded well in the last round of the Premier League, winning with great emotion in the visit to Aston Villa (4-2), with two goals marked on the offset.  

Form Guide

Leicester City LDWWWL

After falling to Manchester United by a score of 3-0 in their previous Premier League match, Leicester City will be looking to get back on track here.

Leicester City had 43% control and 19 shots (3 on target) in that game. When it came to efforts on goal, Manchester United had 25 attempts, with 8 of them finding their mark.

Recently, games involving Leicester City have been consistently high-scoring and exciting. Over the course of their previous six meetings, both teams scored a total of 21 goals (3.5 goals per game), with 11 of those goals being attributed to Leicester City. 

Arsenal WLLDLW

Arsenal will enter the match with confidence after defeating Aston Villa by a score of 2-4 in their most recent Premier League outing.

Arsenal controlled 67% of the ball and had 20 shots (20 on goal) with 5 being on target.

Arsenal have conceded goals in six of their last seven games, for a total of ten goals allowed in that span. Recently, Arsenal’s defense has been subpar.

Arsenal enters this game with a perfect record of two wins and zero losses in away league encounters against Leicester City. 


Leicester City vs Arsenal Predicted XI

Leicester City Predicted XI: Ward; Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Kristiansen; Mendy, Tielemans; Tete, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Iheanacho.

Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.


We predict that Arsenal will score at least once to take the lead, making it difficult for Leicester City to score.

It is for this reason that we predict Arsenal to emerge with a slim 0-1 victory.

Bournemouth vs Manchester City | Premier League (25/02/2023 18:30)

Bournemouth hosts Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium on Matchday 25 of the English Premier League.After being held to a 1-1 away draw by RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, Manchester City will be seeking to get back on track in this match. The German team deserved to win after keeping pace with the English champions. They scored the game-tying goal in the 70th minute. The outcome means the Citizens have now played to a draw in their last two games after being denied three points by a late Chris Wood goal in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. City, who had moved to the top of the league after their 3-1 away victory over Arsenal two weeks prior, fell back to second place after the loss. They are now two points behind the Gunners, a deficit that could grow to five if Arsenal wins their game in hand.

Despite playing away from home, Bournemouth was able to beat Wolverhampton by a score of 1-0 in their most recent match. The three crucial points were the push the Cherries needed to move out of the relegation zone and into 17th place in the rankings on the strength of a 5–6–12 record. They’re currently one point ahead of West Ham, which is in 18th place. Bournemouth’s win over Wolves ended a winless streak of nine matches across all categories. Also, they kept their fifth clean sheet of the season, something Bournemouth has had trouble doing all year. With 44 goals conceded in 23 matches (an average of just under two goals per match), the home team has the worst defensive performance in the Premier League. However, Bournemouth has been significantly more secure when playing on home territory, allowing just 12 goals compared to a whopping 32 when on the road.

Form Guide

Bournemouth LLDLDW

Bournemouth will be looking to keep winning after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the Premier League last week.

Bournemouth controlled the ball for only 32% of the game and managed only 5 attempts, with 1 on target. The Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, had 15 shots and scored on 4 of them.

Five of the last six matches involving Bournemouth have averaged fewer than three goals. The goal differential during this time frame was 9 for the opposition and 5 for Bournemouth. 

Manchester City WLWWDD

Manchester City and RB Leipzig drew 1-1 in their most recent Champions League encounter.

With 62% of the ball control and 12 shots (12 on target), Manchester City dominated that game. RB Leipzig had 7 shots, 4 of which were on goal.

Manchester City have conceded at least one goal in five of their last six encounters, for a total of ten goals allowed in that span. Manchester City’s defense has some holes that need fixing.

Manchester City come into this game undefeated in their last two league games.

Bournemouth vs Manchester City Predicted XI

Bournemouth Predicted XI: Neto; Smith, Stephens, Senesi, Zemura; Billing, Lerma; Ouattara, Traore, Anthony; Solanke.

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.


We think it would be a major letdown for Bournemouth if they failed to score against this Manchester City squad, though we also think that one goal might not be enough for them to have scored.

Prediction: Manchester City will triumph 2-1 in extra time.

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid | La Liga (25/02/2023 18:00)

If Real Madrid still wants to win against Barcelona, they will have to forget about one of their best European games, the 2–5 win over Liverpool in Anfield, for ninety minutes. This would mean they would have to mortgage the quarterfinals of the Champions League Final. In fact, for the Los Blancos, there is a match that, if on the one hand, is played alone, on the other hand, will need concentration and “garra” because Atletico Madrid arrives at the Bernabeu for the legendary “DerbY” of the Spanish capital.

The Colchoneros enter the derby after narrowly defeating Atletico Bilbao, fourth in the standings, and intending to both defend the last position useful for qualifying for the Champions League and thwart Real’s plans to give away their fans, a seasonal satisfaction that is still missing given the premature elimination from the European and national cups and (to stay on topic) the defeat in the first leg, played at the Wanda Metropolitano. The fact that, in general, this season for Atletico Madrid has been a bit subdued—Simeone confirmed this in the postmatch press conference against Bilbao—speaks of unresolved problems and the will not to stop and to fight to overcome them. A cryptic discourse on the one hand, but perfectly in line with his and the team’s spirit, in the best of his grim, combative, but also talented guises, especially in attack with the trio of Griezmann, Morata, and Correa, who may not have produced the number of goals expected up to now (19 goals in three), but that is always to be feared and considered.

Benzema, Vinicius, and Valverde have shown again this season that they are better and more skilled than their rivals. In terms of class and technique, it would be almost redundant to say that almost all of Real Madrid’s players have these qualities. Paradoxically, for their respective goals, despite being ten points behind, it is Atletico who can consider this match less decisive for the final goal of the season, unlike Real, which is fundamentally forced to seek victory. This ranking urgency, on the other hand, fits the Los Blancos’ culture and DNA and will add even more spectacle to a game that is already rich in meaning but becomes truly unmissable in this context. 

Form Guide

Real Madrid LWWWWW

After a 2-5 Champions League win over Liverpool, Real Madrid hopes for a repeat. Real Madrid had 48% control and 9 shots, 6 of which were on target.

Recent Real Madrid matches have featured a lot of goalmouth drama. Over the past six games, both teams have scored 27 goals, 20 of which belong to Real Madrid. This game will reveal whether that trend continues.

Prior to this match, Real Madrid had won 14 league games at home. 


Atlético Madrid WLWDWW

Last week, Atlético Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in La Liga.

Atlético Madrid had 57% control and 17 shots, with 5 on target. Athletic Bilbao had 8 shots and 2 goals.

Atlético Madrid has allowed 4 goals in their past 6 matches due to their strong defense. They scored 8 goals in that span.

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid Predicted XI

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.

Atlético Madrid Predicted XI: Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Llorente, Barrios, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Morata.


Real Madrid can score multiple times against Atlético Madrid, who will struggle to score.

Real Madrid should win 2-0.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea | Premier League (26/02/2023 14:30)

On the 25th day of the Premier League, the match between Tottenham and Chelsea was without a doubt one of the best games. The two teams have low morale because they are both returning from defeats in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, which were remedied respectively by Milan and Borussia Dortmund. Let’s start with Spurs, who instead recovered in the league and secured fourth place after the 2-0 home victory over West Ham. Antonio Conte’s team has won three of the last four rounds and aims to detach their pursuers to secure a place in the group stage of the next edition of the Champions League.

It is much worse for Graham Potter’s Chelsea, who are a team beyond recognition this year. The current tenth place is also the result of the team’s offensive problems, which have the second best defense of the tournament but are having a damn hard time finding the way to the net. Three draws and a knockout in the last four rounds for the Blues, who were defeated at Stamford Bridge last weekend by bottom club Southampton. The first leg ended 2-2 after Harry Kane’s extra-time draw and Conte’s famous argument with then-Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel.  

Form Guide

Tottenham Hotspur WWWLLW

After beating West Ham United 2-0 in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to add another success to their trophy case.

During that game, Tottenham Hotspur had 57% possession of the ball and 16 shots on goal, with 6 of those efforts finding the back of the net. West Ham United, their rivals, had a total of 6 shots on goal, with only 1 of them finding the target.

In recent Tottenham Hotspur games, there has been an unusually high number of outcomes with a score of nil. 

Chelsea WDDDLL

Chelsea will be looking to turn things around after suffering a loss in their previous Premier League match, which was played against Southampton. They will be expecting to win this match.

During that game, Chelsea held a possession percentage of 61% and had 17 attempts on goal, with 5 of them landing in the net. On the other hand, Southampton had eight shots at goal, five of which were on target.

Recent matches featuring Chelsea have devolved into rather unremarkable affairs, with a lack of attacking cohesion being more the norm than the exception. This has become the norm rather than the exception. An uninspiring gross total of five goals has been documented during their most recent six matches between them and their opponent, which works out to an average of 0.83 goals scored per match.


Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Predicted XI

Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI: Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa; James, Silva, Badiashile, Chilwell; Kovacic, Fernandez; Mudryk, Felix, Sterling; Havertz.


Even though it is difficult to choose a winner, our team believes that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur each have a decent chance of scoring in this situation.It does not appear that there will be much of a difference, and it would appear that a tie is the most probable outcome given the current circumstances.

Because of this, we anticipate that the match will be extremely close all the way through to its conclusion, with the draw sitting at 1-1.

Manchester United vs Newcastle United | EFL Cup (26.02.2023, 17:30)

This weekend, the final of the 63rd edition of the Carabao Cup is played, and Manchester United and Newcastle are contending for the title. Wembley, which is usually a neutral place for these kinds of events, is where the two finalists will face off.The Red Devils have won the cup five times, most recently in 2017. The Magpies, on the other hand, have never won it.Last year, it was the turn of Liverpool, who beat Manchester City in the final. Eik ten Hag’s United are favorites because they come from an extremely positive moment that allowed them to return to the top positions in the Premier League and eliminate Barcelona in the Europa League playoffs.

Eddie Howe’s Newcastle, on the other hand, are down after their great start to the season, and after four games without a win in the league, they have dropped to fifth place in the table, therefore outside the Champions League zone. Manchester easily overcame Nottingham Forest in the semi-finals, winning both legs, while Newcastle eliminated Southampton, again winning both ties. The two teams met in the league at Old Trafford, and the result was a goalless draw.  

Form Guide

Manchester United WDWDWW

After beating Barcelona 2-1 in the Europa League match, Manchester United will seek to add another victory to their resume.

During that match, Manchester United had 42% of the possession of the ball and 12 shots on goal, with five of them finding the back of the net. Barcelona had a total of six attempts on goal, three of which were on target. The goal was scored by Robert Lewandowski for Barcelona in the eighteenth minute.

Manchester United hasn’t had any trouble scoring, as they have scored in each of their last six games.

They have scored a total of 13 goals during that period while also allowing a total of 6 goals to be scored against them. 

Newcastle United DWWDDL

The last time Newcastle United played in the Premier League, they lost to Liverpool. Both the team and the fans who came with them will be hoping for a different result this time.

During that game, Newcastle United had 37% possession of the ball and 14 shots on goal, with only 4 of those shots hitting the goal.

In five of the last six games between Newcastle United and their opponents, not many goals were scored. During that time period, the overall average number of goals scored per game was only 1.67, and the Magpies tallied an average of 0.83 goals per game on their own.


Manchester United vs Newcastle United Predicted XI

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

Newcastle United Predicted XI: Karius; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.


We believe that Newcastle United would be dissatisfied if they were unable to break down this Manchester United side, despite the fact that this is probably not going to be the same number of goals that Manchester United will allow.

We think the game will be close, and after regulation and extra time, Manchester United will win by a score of 2-1.