Inter host Viktoria Plzen at the Meazza stadium for the fifth round of the Champions League. The Nerazzurri are second in the group with 7 points, 7 points behind Bayern Munich, who have already qualified in first place and full points with 12 points after four games. While Barcelona are third with 4 points, there are zero points for Plzen with four defeats out of four. After a very complicated period, the Nerazzurri’s recovery started right in the Champions League, with a 1-0 victory against Barcelona. From there, another three wins and a draw followed, and in the last round of the championship came a 4-3 victory amid a thousand controversies against Fiorentina.
The three consecutive victories have relaunched Inzaghi in the league. The last defeat dates back to October 1st, against Roma. Despite the absence of Lukaku, the Nerazzurri have found a new tactical balance, and Lautaro is not making the Belgian regret it. Lukaku is targeting a return to the Champions League after showing promising signs in training recently, and he could make the bench against Plzen. Viktoria are now certain of the last place in the group, while in the league they are back from a 3-1 victory in the last round against Banik Ostrava.
Inter Milan LWWDWW
After taking the Serie A match against Fiorentina and winning 3-4, Inter Milan are looking to continue their winning ways.
During that match, Inter Milan had 42% possession of the ball and 8 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target. Fiorentina had 11 shots on goal, but only four of them were successful in hitting the target.
Inter Milan have been on a consistent run of form recently, as evidenced by the fact that they have found the back of the net in each of their previous six games.
Viktoria Plzeň DLWLWW
Viktoria Plzeň will come into this game riding high after defeating Bank Ostrava 3-1 in their most recent First League match. This victory comes on the heels of a victory over Bank Ostrava.
The fact that goals have been scored 22 times in the last six encounters in which Viktoria Plzeň has sent out its soldiers, making it an average of 3.67 goals each confrontation, is evidence that they are involved in contests that are action-packed. 11 of these totals have been hit by opposing teams so far.
Injured and suspended
Inter Milan: (Marcelo Brozovic)
Viktoria Plzeň: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Inter Milan vs Viktoria Plzeň Predicted XI
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Onana, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Dimarco, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Edn Dzeko, Martinez.
Viktoria Plzeň Predicted XI: Stanek, Havel, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka, Bucha, Kalvach, Holik, Vlkanova, Mosquera, Chory.
Viktoria Plzeň will have a hard time putting the ball in the back of the net against Inter Milan, who should be able to get a big win and maybe even a clean sheet.
When the game is over, we anticipate that Inter Milan will have a resounding victory by a score of 2-0, which will give them a lot of breathing room.
Ajax hosts Liverpool at the Johan Cruijff Arena in the fifth round of the Champions League. In group A, the games are already defined, with Napoli already qualified with full points with 12 points after 4 games, followed by Liverpool with 9 points. Ajax are out of the second round with just 3 points after 4 games and have suffered 3 defeats in the last 3 games, while Rangers close the standings with zero points. Liverpool are recovering after a nightmare start to the season, even if Klopp’s team is confirmed to be too discontinuous. And it paid off with eighth place in the Premier League, 16 points behind Fulham.
In the last round, the Reds lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest, a defeat that interrupted the streak of 3 consecutive victories against Rangers, City, and West Ham. In the last round of the Eredivisie, however, Ajax beat RKC Waalwijk 4-1 and led the standings with 28 points after 11 rounds, with a +4 in second place. Liverpool this year are a team that alternates heavy victories (against City) with unexpected collapses (Nottingham Forest), too little consistency to think they can fight for the title in the Premier League or go all the way in the Champions League. Klopp must find the harmony of previous years as soon as possible, while Ajax will most likely console themselves with the Europa League, with a good chance of winning it.
Following claiming a 1-4 victory over RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie, Ajax will be looking for more of the same after their most recent performance, which has given them a boost.
There has been an average of three or more goals scored per game in five of the past six matches that Ajax has participated in. A total of 15 of these goals were scored by Ajax’s opponents over these games, while Ajax managed to score 19.
Liverpool will be looking to make amends for their loss in their previous Premier League match, which came at the hands of Nottingham Forest. They will be playing this game with the intention of winning.
During that match, Liverpool held control of the ball for 75% of the time and had 16 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. There were ten shots on goal taken by Nottingham Forest, with seven of them hitting the target.
Liverpool, coached by Jürgen Klopp, have been successful in scoring 13 goals during the course of their most recent set of six matches. During the same time span, they have been the recipients of a total of 5 goals that have been scored against them./
Injured and suspended
Ajax: (Mohamed Ihattaren, Devyne Rensch, Kenneth Taylor, Ahmetcan Kaplan)
Liverpool: (Naby Keïta, Joel Matip, Luis Díaz, Diogo Jota, Arthur Melo)
Ajax vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Ajax Predicted XI: Pasveer, Sanchez, Timber, Bassey, Blind, Berghuis, Alvarez, Klaassen, Bergwijn, Brobbey, Tadic.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott, Firmino, Carvalho, Salah.
We believe that Ajax will definitely be able to score against this Liverpool squad during this match. However, we also believe that a single goal may not be enough to prevent Liverpool from giving up a pair of goals at the opposite end of the field.
We are going to have a tight contest with Liverpool coming out on top with a score of 1-2 at the end of the encounter.
The moment that Napoli are experiencing is something incredible, and on Sunday at the Olimpico against Roma, the eleventh consecutive victory came. The Azzurri have no intention of stopping, and now at Diego Armando Maradona against Rangers, they have a very important opportunity to get even closer to first place in the Champions League. With a success, in fact, Luciano Spalletti’s team would reach the last challenge at Anfield Road either earlier or one point from the goal. What the Neapolitans are doing is something extraordinary, and listing the numbers now seems trivial. The only point is that in the last three at home, they have always conceded goals and more attention would be needed from this point of view.
In front of them there is a team that, however, has a lot of absences and that already in the first leg has clearly suffered the quality of Napoli. The Scots still have zero points in the group and are already out, and they are also losing ground to Celtic in the league. It is unlikely that the team coached by Giovani van Bronckhorst can worry the Azzurri, even in the face of what we saw a few weeks ago at Ibrox, with a clear 0-3 in favor of Victor Osimhen and his teammates.
SSC Napoli WWWWWW
Napoli are looking to add another victory to their record after taking the Serie A match against Roma by a score of 1-0.
During that game, SSC Napoli had a 60% possession rate and 12 shots on goal, with 5 of those shots hitting the target. At the other end of the field, Roma had six shots on goal, but none of them were successful.
In the most recent matches, it has been much too rare for SSC Napoli to go a whole game without giving up a goal. They should be concerned by the fact that SSC Napoli have conceded goals in 5 of their last 6 matches, for a total of 7 goals given up over that span of play.
Rangers’ most recent Premiership match, which was against Livingston, ended in a 1-1 draw for both teams.
The Rangers were able to maintain control of the ball for 80 percent of the game and take 25 shots on goal, with only three of those attempts finding the target. Livingston had five shots on goal, but only one of them was successful in hitting the target.
In the previous six matches that Rangers have participated in, a total of 20 goals have been scored, which results in an average of 3.33 goals scored each outing on the basis of the mean. This demonstrates the team’s preference for exciting contests. Eleven of those goals have been scored by opposing teams.
Injured and suspended
SSC Napoli: (Salvatore Sirigu, Amir Rrahmani).
Rangers: (Tom Lawrence, Nnamdi Ofoborh, Ianis Hagi, John Souttar, Filip Helander, Ryan Jack, Connor Goldson).
Napoli vs Rangers Predicted XI
SSC Napoli Predicted XI: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Jesus, Kim, Olivera, Anguissa, Lobotka, Lozano, Zielinski, Kvaratskhelia, Raspadori.
Rangers Predicted XI: McGregor, Tavernier, King, Davies, Barisic, Davis, Lundstram, Arfield, Tillman, Kent, Colak.
It looks like Rangers will have a hard time breaking through the competition.
As a result, we believe that Napoli will emerge victorious in this match with a score of 3-0 once it is all said and done.
Barcelona’s last chance to hold on to qualifying for the Champions League group is to win at Camp Nou against Bayern Munich. The Blaugrana need 3 points against the Bavarian side to keep any hope of reaching the round of 16, with Inter currently in second place and +3. The feat is not impossible, not least because Bayern have already qualified after winning all of their first four games, but first place is not yet mathematical for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, which therefore still has some motivation. Barcelona is coming off two convincing La Liga wins, both at home, against Villareal and Bilbao, in which they scored seven goals and conceded none. Xavi’s team confidently arrive at this appointment from the inside out, knowing that a knockout could mean the Europa League, even with a day to spare. Four consecutive victories for the Germans, who still concede something in defense but who have finally found the right continuity of results and who represent a really hard obstacle for Barca to overcome. Bayern has always prevailed, among other things, in the last five precedences.
Following a 4-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, Barcelona will be looking for more of the same after their most recent match, and they will be boosted by their previous performance.
During that game, Barcelona had possession for 66% of the time and had 10 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. At the opposite end of the field, Athletic Bilbao had five shots on goal, with three of them finding the back of the net.
In their last six matches, Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona team has scored a total of 12 goals. There have been seven goals scored against them in those contests, bringing their overall goal tally to seven.
Bayern Munich WDWWWW
Bayern Munich came into this match on the heels of a victory in their most recent match in Bundesliga 1 against Hoffenheim by a score of 0-2 in favor of Bayern Munich.
During that game, Bayern Munich held 59% of the possession and had 21 shots on goal, with 10 of those shots finding the target. Hoffenheim had a total of seven shots on goal, three of which were on target.
In the past six games that Bayern Munich has participated in, there have been a total of 29 goals scored, which works out to an average of 4.83 goals scored per contest. This highlights the team’s propensity for producing action-packed contests. Six of these targets have been scored on by teams from the opposing side.
Injured and suspended
Barcelona: (Memphis Depay, Andreas Christensen, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araújo)
Bayern Munich: (Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernández, Bouna Sarr, Leroy Sané)
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Bellerin, Kounde, Alonso, Balde, de Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Dembele, Lewandowski, Fati.
Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Ulreich, Pavard, de Ligt, Upamecano, Davies, Goretzka, Kimmich, Gnabry, Musiala, Coman, Mane.
Barcelona could have a tough time getting anything against this Bayern team, who we believe should have the advantage in this match.
Because of this, our forecast calls for a competitive match that will end with Bayern Munich prevailing by a score of 1-2 when the final whistle blows.
PSV will host Arsenal at the Philips Stadion in the fifth round of the Europa League. The Gunners are firmly in the lead of the group and with full points with 12 points after 4 games, 7 goals made and only 1 conceded. In second place, PSV with 7 points, Bodo Glimt and Zurich are out of the game. Arsenal slowed with a 1-1 draw against Southampton in the final round of the Premier League but remained on top with 28 points, two more than Manchester City in second place.
Van Nisterlooy’s side are second behind Ajax, 4 points behind, and have come back from two consecutive defeats against Arsenal (first leg) and Groningen. Arsenal, at the moment, have an edge over their opponents. Arteta is getting the most out of his group in the league and in Europe. While PSV struggles to win when the bar is raised, Van Nisterlooy’s squad is probably not yet mature enough to aim for a title.
The Gunners have already qualified for first place in their group, so Arteta could also grant a rest round to the players who have been used the most up to now. On the pitch, PSV is also sure of second place and cannot catch Arsenal in first place. Arsenal are the favorites, but the Dutch will do everything possible not to embarrass themselves in front of their fans.
PSV Eindhoven WWWWLL
After losing 4-2 to FC Groningen in their last Eredivisie match, PSV Eindhoven will want to do better here.
Recently, games that included PSV Eindhoven have often been among the more entertaining ones, with a great deal of goalmouth activity being the norm. Both teams have scored a combined total of 26 goals in their most recent six matches (which works out to an average of 4.33 goals scored per match), with PSV Eindhoven being responsible for 19.
Arsenal’s most recent outing, which took place in the Premier League against Southampton, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Arsenal controlled 60 percent of the possession and had 12 shots on goal, three of which were successful.
Arsenal have scored 10 goals for themselves in the course of their past six matches. This is an impressive scoring streak for the club. On each of those occasions, Arsenal have also managed to find the back of the net. During the course of those matches, their defenders have been on the receiving end of three goals scored against them.
Injured and suspended
PSV Eindhoven: (Olivier Boscagl, Yorbe Vertessen, Marco van Ginkel, Kjell Peersman, Ismael Saibari).
Arsenal: (Mohamed Elneny, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Emile Smith Rowe).
PSV Eindhoven vs Arsenal Predicted XI
PSV Eindhoven Predicted XI: Benitez; Mwene, Ramalho, Obispo, Max; Veerman, Sangare, Gutierrez; Simons, Til, Gakpo.
Arsenal Predicted XI: Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Vieira, Martinelli; Nketiah.
PSV Eindhoven’s performance in this match would be considered a failure if they were unable to score against Arsenal’s team. Nevertheless, even if they did score, it is possible that it would not be enough to give them the outcome that they desire.
As a result, we anticipate that Arsenal will finish the match with a slim lead of 1-2 after the whole 90 minutes have been played.
Ten Hag’s Manchester United are starting to take shape and have results. The Red Devils struggled a bit at the beginning to learn the methodology of the former Ajax coach, but in the latest releases they gave the feeling of growth. Chelsea and Tottenham know something about it, having failed to overcome the resistance of the Mancunian defense. However, United lost ground early in the season, both in the league and in the Europa League, and now find themselves having to chase, with no chance of being able to lose further ground. This is why it is important to hurry up the “practical” Sheriff quickly, and then get to the direct clash against Real Sociedad loaded at the right point.
Manchester United WWWDWD
Manchester United enters this encounter with a tie against Chelsea in the last Premier League match, which ended with a score of 1-1.
During the match, Manchester United held control of the ball for 53% of the game and had 13 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots hitting the target. The opposition, Chelsea, had a total of six shots on goal, but only two of them were on target.
The most recent results of their games shed light on the fact that there is not much more that the backline of Manchester United can accomplish. Due to Manchester United’s defensive reticence, the number of goals that have been scored against them in their last six matches totals just four. This puts them in sixth place in the Premier League table.
Sheriff Tiraspol DDWLLL
Sheriff Tiraspol and its fans will be hoping for a different result this time after losing against Real Sociedad in their last Europa League match.
During the game, Sheriff Tiraspol was only able to maintain a 29% possession rate and had 2 shots on goal, but none of them were on target. Real Sociedad had 27 shots on goal, with 8 of them being on target. Real Sociedad’s shots on goal were 27.
Over the course of their last six matches, Sheriff Tiraspol’s offensive unit has struggled to find the back of the net, resulting in an unsatisfactory return of only three goals scored. During those matches, they have also been on the receiving end of an identical number of goals from their opponents.
Injured and suspended
Manchester United: (Donny van de Beek, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial, Raphaël Varane)
Sheriff Tiraspol: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Manchester United vs Sheriff Tiraspol Predicted XI
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.
Sheriff Tiraspol Predicted XI: Celeadnic; Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo; Guedes, Badolo, Salifu, Heron; Akanbi, Vizeu, Atiemwen.
It looks like Sheriff Tiraspol will have a hard time breaking through the competition.
As a result, we believe that Manchester United will emerge victorious in this match with a score of 1-0 once it is all said and done.