Predictions 27.05-29.05.2023

Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz | Bundesliga (27.05.2023, 15:30)

The highly anticipated moment in Borussia Dortmund’s history is scheduled for May 27, 2023, within the confines of their own stadium. The Westfalenstadion will be packed with passionate fans as BVB strives to reclaim the title of German champions after enduring a decade of Bavarian dominance. After their recent triumph, a remarkable 3-0 draw against Augusta, the yellow and black squad is just one crucial step away from victory, which is defeating Mainz. In such significant situations, it is often deemed advantageous for the team in question to face an opponent with a well-structured but non-essential agenda rather than a team with fewer points but deeply embroiled in a relegation battle. This precise scenario presents itself in Mainz. The red and white team currently sits in ninth place and no longer has any chance of qualifying for European competitions. Initially, after their triumph against Bayern in April, Mainz was considered a strong contender for the sixth position, but their subsequent four consecutive defeats shattered their promising prospects.

Consequently, Dortmund will host a seemingly dispirited Mainz side in their own fortress, where Terzic’s boys have displayed near-perfection thus far. It is worth noting that Dortmund could still clinch the championship even if they lose, provided that Bayern fails to secure victory in their final match against Cologne. This presents a highly tempting opportunity for Haller and his comrades to bask in the joyous celebrations after numerous seasons of exceptional football, which unfortunately fell short of being crowned champions due to the merits of a superior adversary. However, this formidable opponent can be conquered once again. Dortmund’s recent matches have witnessed resounding victories and an abundance of goals, indicating that the team is in excellent physical and technical form. Therefore, the pre-match situation appears to be the most favorable one imaginable, increasing the likelihood of Dortmund hoisting the coveted Meisterschale once more.


Form Guide

Borussia Dortmund DWDWWW

Borussia Dortmund possesses a remarkable track record in their offensive prowess as of late, effortlessly netting an astounding 22 goals in their past six matches. Conversely, their defensive line has shown resilience by only conceding a mere 6 goals throughout those games.


Mainz DWLLLL

In the last six encounters of Mainz, a remarkable trend has emerged: a minimum of three goals have been scored in five of those matches. On average, these games have witnessed an impressive 3.67 goals per match, with Mainz contributing an average of 1.17 goals.


Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz Predicted XI

Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI: Kobel; Wolf, Sule, Hummels, Ryerson; Brandt, Can, Bellingham; Malen, Haller, Adeyemi.

Mainz Predicted XI: Zentner; Hanche-Olsen, Bell, Fernandes; Da Costa, Barreiro, Kohr, Caci; Stach, Ingvartsen; Onisiwo.   


Prediction

In our perspective, Borussia Dortmund is expected to exhibit a dominant performance in terms of ball possession and subsequently be presented with favorable opportunities.

Conversely, Mainz is likely to encounter challenges in finding the back of the net. However, we do anticipate them to have some scoring opportunities as well.

Based on these observations, we envision Borussia Dortmund securing a controlled victory with a 3-1 margin when the match concludes.


Cologne vs Bayern Munich | Bundesliga (27.05.2023, 15:30)

Bayern, holding onto a faint glimmer of hope, is gearing up for their final match of the championship against Cologne, a team with little left to strive for. The outcome of this match may seem inconsequential for the reigning German champions, but it holds the potential to either carry significant weight or amount to nothing. If Dortmund manages to emerge victorious against Mainz, they would be crowned the champions of Germany, rendering Bayern’s efforts futile. However, in the event of a stumble by the yellow and black squad, Bayern’s performance in this game would prove decisive. Should the standings be equal, the title would then belong to Bayern.

Given the contrasting motivations between the two teams, it is important to contextualize the ninety minutes in Cologne. The home team has a chance to bid farewell to their fans in grand fashion, following a season that fell short of the previous year’s standards, albeit still maintaining a respectable level. Although the “Caproni” (the team’s symbol and nickname) managed to secure a victory at home after an extended period of time, their recent form has not been particularly impressive.

As for Bayern, the memory of their recent home defeat against Leipzig remains vivid, exposing the contradictions and challenges they faced throughout the year. Nevertheless, in a potentially decisive encounter, Bayern possesses all the necessary elements to emerge triumphant and secure a resounding victory. However, much will depend on their intensity and desire, even though concerning news has emerged from Dortmund. Tuchel’s demeanor in the post-match interview of their previous game seemed somewhat bewildered and unassured. Nevertheless, the lineup he fields will consist of numerous champions with ample experience, making it unlikely for them to succumb to any potential technical disparities. While many consider this match to be irrelevant, it is highly probable that both teams, for various reasons, will strive for nothing less than victory. They will aim to conclude the championship on a high note during these final ninety minutes.  


Form Guide

Cologne DWLWWD

Cologne has rarely displayed a solid defensive performance in recent times. It is worrisome that their defense has been penetrated in all of their last six games, conceding a total of seven goals. Setting aside these concerns, the question remains whether this trend will persist in the upcoming match.

As we approach this encounter, it is noteworthy that Cologne has failed to defeat Bayern Munich in their previous 17 league encounters. Undoubtedly, this record must be a source of frustration for them.


Bayern Munich DLWWWL

Demonstrating their penchant for high-scoring encounters, the ball has found the back of the net on 21 occasions in the preceding six matches where Bayern Munich has deployed their team, resulting in an average of 3.5 goals per game. Interestingly, their opponents managed to score 8 of these goals.

As we approach this upcoming match, it is worth noting that Bayern Munich has not suffered a loss against Cologne in their previous eight league away games. This remarkable streak highlights their dominance over Cologne in away encounters.


Cologne vs Bayern Munich Predicted XI

Cologne Predicted XI: Schwabe, Hector, Chabot, Hubers, Schmitz, Martel, Skhiri, Maina, Kainz, Ljubicic, Tigges.

Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Sommer, Mazraoui, Pavard, de Ligt, Cancelo, Goretzka, Kimmich, Coman, Müller, Musiala, Gnabry.   


Prediction

We believe that Bayern Munich is likely to dominate possession and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.

On the other hand, Cologne might encounter difficulties in finding the back of the net, although we anticipate that they may manage to score at least once in this match.

As a result, we predict that Bayern Munich will secure a comfortable victory with a final score of 1-3.


Inter vs Atalanta | Serie A (27.05.2023, 20:45)

On Saturday evening, Inter Milan will be hosting Atalanta at the San Siro in a crucial match for securing third place in the standings and qualification for the next Champions League. Inter, led by coach Simone Inzaghi, recently won the Coppa Italia by defeating a strong Fiorentina team. As a result, Inzaghi will need to manage his squad’s strength, considering the upcoming big challenge against Manchester City in a few weeks’ time to compete for the prestigious Champions League title.

A draw in this match could be enough for Inter to secure a spot in the top four, given their current position in the standings. However, Atalanta still harbors hopes of qualifying for the Champions League and will be aiming for a victory to keep their dreams alive. Atalanta has missed several opportunities in recent weeks but still has a chance to make a comeback. Failure to win this direct confrontation against Inter could also put them at risk from pursuers such as Roma and Atalanta.

Inter might opt to make a few changes to their lineup compared to their previous match on Wednesday. On the other hand, Atalanta will have the return of Lookman and will field their strongest possible formation. This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season, with Inter emerging victorious in both the first leg and the Coppa Italia encounters.


Form Guide

Inter WWWWLW

Inter has displayed an impressive goal-scoring prowess, finding the back of the net in all six of their most recent games, boasting a perfect 100% scoring record.

During this remarkable run, they have accumulated a total of 12 goals, but they have also conceded a total of 6 goals.

Examining the pre-game statistics, it is evident that Inter has a noteworthy record against Atalanta in the league. They have remained unbeaten in their last eight encounters with Atalanta, demonstrating a commendable and enduring undefeated streak.

Furthermore, Inter has showcased their resilience on their home turf, as they have not suffered defeat in their last two league matches played at their own stadium.


Atalanta WWWLLW

The statistics speak for themselves, and Atalanta has conceded goals in each of their past six matches, resulting in a total of eight goals against them. Their defensive vulnerabilities have been clearly exposed. It remains to be seen whether this trend will persist in their upcoming match.

Looking back at their recent encounters, Atalanta has failed to secure a victory against Inter Milan in their last eight league games played away from home. Undoubtedly, these away results have been disappointing.

 

Inter vs Atalanta Predicted XI

Inter Predicted XI: Onana; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Acerbi; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Martinez, Lukaku.

Atalanta Predicted XI: Sportiello; Toloi, Djimsiti, Scalvini; Zappacosta, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Pasalic; Lookman, Hojlund.


Prediction

Inter is expected to maintain dominance for extended durations and should have the ability to capitalize on several opportunities they generate.

On the other hand, Atalanta might struggle to find the back of the net, although we believe it is likely that they will score in this match as well.

Consequently, we anticipate a comfortable 3-1 victory for Inter when the final whistle blows after 90 minutes.


Juventus vs AC Milan | Serie A (28.05.2023, 20:45)

Juve will be hosting Milan at the Allianz Stadium in the 37th round of Serie A. It has been a nightmare ending for the bianconeri, who were eliminated in the semifinals of the Italian Cup and Europa League. In their last match against Empoli, they suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat. To add to their woes, they were penalized with a -10-point deduction by the Federal Court of Appeals, causing them to slide down to seventh place in the standings. There are growing concerns about many players who may leave at the end of the season if Juventus fails to qualify for the Champions League. There are also doubts surrounding Allegri’s position as the head coach, as he is no longer as secure on the Juventus bench despite having a contract until 2025. Juve’s recent performances, particularly the heavy defeats against Sevilla and Empoli, have left them on the brink of a meltdown, with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over their future.

On the other hand, Milan has been faring much better. Despite their elimination in the Champions League semifinals against Inter, they have had a relatively successful season under Pioli. They have secured a place in the Champions League next season, which is a minimum target for Pioli’s campaign, although they will finish the season without any titles, just like Juventus for the second consecutive year. In their previous match, Milan bounced back by defeating the already relegated Sampdoria 5-1, breaking a concerning streak of three consecutive defeats. Thanks to Juventus’ penalty, Milan has now climbed to fourth place in the standings, solidifying their spot in the Champions League. However, Pioli’s future at the club is still uncertain and will be determined after a thorough evaluation of the season.

For the upcoming match, Allegri might make a few changes to the lineup compared to the Empoli game, opting for a 3-5-2 formation with Milik and Kean in the attack, as Vlahovic’s availability is in doubt due to tendon fatigue. Cuadrado and Danilo will be returning from suspension, but there are still several players unavailable, including Pogba, De Sciglio, Bonucci, and Fagioli. On the other side, Pioli is expected to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation with Saelemaekers, Diaz, and Leao supporting Giroud.


Form Guide

Juventus WWDWLL

Juventus has been successful in scoring goals, maintaining a 100% target conversion rate in their last six games. They scored a total of 9 goals during this period. However, their defense has conceded 8 goals against them.

Regarding their matches against AC Milan, Juventus has not been able to secure a victory in their last four league encounters with AC Milan. This implies that they either lost or drew those matches.

On a positive note, Juventus has been undefeated in their last two league matches at home. This suggests that they either won or drew those games when playing at their home stadium.


AC Milan DWLLLW

AC Milan’s recent defensive performance has been less than satisfactory, as the statistics speak for themselves. In five out of their last six games, they have conceded a total of seven goals. Clearly, their defensive capabilities have been lacking.

They have managed to avoid defeat against Juventus in their previous two away matches in the league. Their last three league matches away from home have all ended without a victory.

In conclusion, AC Milan’s defensive vulnerability raises concerns, but their previous success against Juventus on away turf and their desire to end their winless streak on the road add an intriguing element to their next fixture.


Juventus vs AC Milan Predicted XI

Juventus Predicted XI: Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; Cuadrado, Miretti, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria; Milik.

AC Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Thiaw, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Messias, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.


Prediction

AC Milan is expected to successfully score against the formidable Juventus team, yet their efforts may not entirely prevent them from conceding a couple of goals in return.

Our prediction suggests that this match will be closely contested, ultimately resulting in a 2-1 victory for Juventus at the end of the full-time whistle.