Leicester City will play at their own King Power Stadium in round thirteen of the Premier League against national champions Manchester City. Leicester City finished eighth last season, just outside the European places, but have struggled to get their season started this year. Brendan Rodgers’ squad dangles at the bottom of the Premier League in seventeenth place, just one spot above the relegation zone. In recent weeks, however, things have improved with the 2016 champions. Leicester have remained unbeaten in four of their last five games and have also kept a clean sheet in four of their last five games after a loss to Bournemouth. The last game it played was a resounding 0-4 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City are currently second in the Premier League, two points behind the current leaders, Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s team have, of course, done well in the last transfer window by taking over Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian has already scored 17 goals in the Premier League this season, and City are still the favorites for the title. However, the results appear to have slowed in recent weeks. Manchester City have only won one of their last four games, including two draws in the Champions League. The team did not go further than a 0-0 draw against both FC Copenhagen and Borussia Dortmund. Their last Premier League game was won 3-1 against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Leicester City LWLDWW
Following their victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers by a score of 4-0 in the Premier League in their most recent match, Leicester City will want to pick up right where they left off.
During that match, Leicester City held 39% of the control of the ball and had 5 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots finding the target. Wolverhampton Wanderers had a total of 21 shots on goal, but only five of them were on target.
Recent Leicester City games have always had a lot of goals and are known for being very exciting. The two sides have met six times in the recent past, and during that time there have been a total of 21 goals scored between them (which works out to an average of 3.5 goals per match), 13 of which have been scored by Leicester City.
Manchester City WWDLWD
Manchester City’s most recent match, which was played against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, ended in a scoreless draw.
During that match, Manchester City held possession of the ball for 73% of the game and had 8 shots on goal, with only 3 of those shots hitting the target. Borussia Dortmund, the team they were playing against, had 11 shots on goal, with 4 of them landing on target.
The Manchester City defense has been on a tear of late, as evidenced by the fact that they have only conceded two goals in their previous six games across all competitions. This impressive run of form has led to a tally of two goals against for the Citizens. Over the course of the same time span, they have scored a total of 12 goals for themselves.
Before this match, Manchester City had not suffered a defeat at the hands of Leicester City in any of the three league encounters that took place away from their normal venue prior to this one.
Injured and suspended
Leicester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Manchester City: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Leicester City vs Manchester City Predicted XI
Leicester City Predicted XI: Ward, Castagne, Faes, Amartey, Justin, Soumare, Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes, Daka.
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson, Akanji, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Foden, Alvarez, Grealish.
Leicester will have a hard time putting the ball in the back of the net against Manchester City, who should be able to get a big win and maybe even a clean sheet.
When the game is over, we anticipate that Manchester City will have a resounding victory by a score of 0-1, which will give them a lot of breathing room.
While waiting to play with Napoli for the first place in Champions League Group A, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool must start to climb the Premier League standings again. The Reds are in a precarious position, sitting eighth in the league, 12 points behind leaders Arsenal on the eve of the 14th round.
Klopp’s team paid the price again on the last day by losing 1-0 at Nottingham Forest and now face Leeds United at Anfield Road, who are “struggling” in the slums of the tournament with only 9 points that are worth the last place in the company of Wolverhampton Wanderers and the aforementioned Forest. The eleven led by Jesse Marsch is coming off four straight defeats and was beaten 3-2 at home by Fulham in the previous race..
Following a victory over Ajax in the Champions League by a score of 0-3 in their previous match, Liverpool will be hoping for a repeat performance in this match.
During that match, Liverpool held a possession percentage of 51% and had 13 shots on goal, with 5 of them landing in the target area.
Liverpool, coached by Jürgen Klopp, have scored a combined total of 14 goals over the course of their most recent six matches, which works out to an average of 2.33 goals per game.
Leeds United LDLLLL
After suffering a defeat in their most recent Premier League match against Fulham, both Leeds United and the fans that traveled with them will be hoping for a different outcome in this contest.
During that match, Leeds United had 58% of control of the ball and 14 shots on goal, with 5 of those shots finding the back of the net. There were 11 shots on goal for Fulham, and five of them were on target.
Taking a look at their recent form, we can see that Leeds United have conceded goals in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving their opponents a total of 13 goals to work with. At the back, it is obvious that Leeds United have been having some difficulties.
Injured and suspended
Liverpool: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Leeds United: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Liverpool vs Leeds United Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Milner, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Elliot, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Carvalho.
Leeds United Predicted XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Struijk, Roca, Harrison, Aaronson, Greenwood, Sinisterra, Moreno.
It looks like Leeds will have a hard time breaking through the competition.
As a result, we believe that Liverpool will emerge victorious in this match with a score of 3-0 once it is all said and done.
Valencia hosts Barcelona in the 12th round of La Liga at Mestalla. The hosts are coming off a 2-1 loss to Mallorca, which followed two consecutive draws with Elche and Sevilla, while Barcelona are coming off a 4-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao. In the last round of the Champions League, the Blaugrana lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich, which consolidated first place in the group. For the second consecutive year, Xavi is out of the Champions League in the groups. Barcelona in La Liga are second in the standings with 28 points after 11 games played, and have the best defense in the entire league with just 4 goals conceded.
Valencia, on the other hand, is in ninth position with 15 points and 13 goals conceded. Xavi is going through a difficult time, in the crosshairs of the critics for his failures in Europe, with the surprise elimination from the Champions League. Thanks to the three points against Viktoria Plzen, Inter are mathematically in the second round, while Bayern Munich have already qualified, while Barcelona slide into the Europa League, and for the Spanish fans, it is yet another step back very difficult to digest. Xavi talks about a “lesson to learn” and he has the championship left to try to recover the credit he lost in Europe.
After suffering a defeat against Mallorca by a score of 1-2 in their most recent La Liga match, Valencia will be hoping for a better outcome this time around.
During that game, Valencia held possession for 68% of the time and had 13 shots on goal, with only three of them finding the target. On the other hand, Mallorca had ten shots at the goal, and they were successful with five of them.
In the most recent matches, Valencia has only managed to avoid giving up goals on a handful of occasions. There is evidence that Valencia’s defense has been broken in five of their last six games, giving them an overall goal difference of -8.
Since Barcelona’s most recent match in the Champions League competition was a loss to Bayern Munich, the team will be looking to make atonement here after suffering that defeat.
During that encounter, Barcelona held 52% of the possession and attempted 9 attempts on goal, but none of them were successful. The shots on goal for Bayern München totaled 14, with eight of them finding their mark.
At least three goals have been scored in each of Barcelona’s last five matches (out of a total of six), so the team’s scoring prowess is improving. During that span of time, the average number of goals scored per match is 3.5, while Barcelona has scored an average of 2 goals per game during that span.
Ahead of this matchup, Barcelona had not suffered a defeat at the hands of Valencia in any of the previous two league matches that were played away from home.
Injured and suspended
Valencia: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Barcelona: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Valencia vs Barcelona Predicted XI
Valencia Predicted XI: Mamardashvili, Correia, Paulista, Latorre, Gaya, Musah, González, Almeida, Kluivert, Cavani, Lino.
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Roberto, Kounde, García, Balde, Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, De Jong, Lewandowski, Dembélé.
We get the impression that Valencia will be successful in penetrating Barcelona’s defense, but we also believe that this alone won’t be enough to give them the outcome that they are looking for.
As a result, we are forecasting that Barcelona will eke out a victory by a score of 2-3 after the referee blows the final whistle.
At the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal and Nottingham Forest will face off in a match for the 14th round of the Premier League. Arsenal is currently in 1st place in the English league with 28 points conquered, having achieved 9 wins, one draw and one defeat in 11 matches played so far. The team coached by Mikel Arteta comes from two games without a win, one being a 1-1 draw against Southampton in the last round of the English championship, and the other a defeat to PSV away from home in a match valid for the UEFA Europa League.
In addition, Arsenal has been playing games with few goals, having finished the last 5 matches with under 2.5 goals. However, Arsenal usually start their games very well and were the first to score a goal in 8 of the last 9 games they played. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest are currently in the 20th and last place in the table with 9 points conquered, having achieved two wins, 3 draws and 7 defeats in 12 games played. After several matches without being able to win, Nottingham Forest beat Liverpool 1-0 in the last match, which gave some relief to the fans. This victory against a great team in English football could indicate a moment of recovery for the team in the competition.
After suffering a defeat in their previous match in the Europa League at the hands of PSV Eindhoven by a score of 2-0, Arsenal will be looking to get back on the winning track today.
During that encounter, Arsenal held possession of the ball for 70 percent of the game and had 15 shots on goal, with three of them finding the target.
Five out of the last six matches that Arsenal have been a part of have finished with fewer than three goals scored on average. In terms of the goal differential from this era, their rivals scored a total of five, while Arsenal racked up seven.
Arsenal enter this encounter with a perfect record against Nottingham Forest in the league in their previous three meetings against the club.
Nottingham Forest LLDLDW
In their most recent Premier League match, Nottingham Forest defeated Liverpool 1-0 to earn a win, and they will bring that momentum into this matchup.
During that game, Nottingham Forest had 25% of control of the ball and 10 shots on goal, with 7 of those shots hitting the target.
It is important to note that throughout the course of their last six matches, Nottingham Forest have struggled to find the back of the net, resulting in an unsatisfactory return of only four goals. During those matches, the Reds have also been on the receiving end of an identical number of goals from their rival teams. In this instance, we will determine whether or not that pattern will continue.
Going into this match, Nottingham Forest have failed to win on the road in any of the previous three league matches that have been played.
Injured and suspended
Arsenal: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Nottingham Forest: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Predicted XI
Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Saliba, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus.
Nottingham Forest Predicted XI: Henderson; Aurier, Cook, McKenna, Williams; Yates, Kouyate, Freuler; Gibbs-White, Awoniyi, Johnson.
It looks like Nottingham Forest will have a hard time breaking through the competition.
As a result, we believe that Arsenal will emerge victorious in this match with a score of 3-0 once it is all said and done.
Real Madrid return to La Liga after the 3-2 defeat at Lepzig in the fifth week of the Champions League, which postponed the fight for first place in the group against the Germans to the last round. Now there is a situation of superiority to manage in the Spanish Liga which sees the Merengues in the lead with 3 points ahead of Barcelona, the first rival, and at the Santiago Bernabeu, in the 12th round, the Madrid team will face Girona, third from bottom with just 9 points and unable to win from 6 races in a row. Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 3-1 at home in the last round of La Liga, while Girona of coach Michelnon advanced past Osasuna 1-1 at home.
Real Madrid WDWWWL
After suffering a defeat to RB Leipzig by a score of 3-2 in their most recent Champions League match, Real Madrid will be expecting a better outcome this time around.
During that game, Real Madrid held possession for 57% of the time and had 12 shots on goal, with 6 of those shots hitting the target. RB Leipzig, on the other hand, had 14 shots on goal, with 6 of them actually hitting the target.
Real Madrid have scored at least one goal in each of their previous six matches, and they have been unable to stop themselves from finding the back of the net.
During that span of time, they have racked up a total of 13 goals for themselves while conceding a total of only 6 goals to their opponents. Real Madrid enters this match having not tasted defeat in any of their previous nine league matches played at home. A really successful performance at home.
Osasuna and Girona FC played each other to a 1-1 draw in their most recent La Liga match. During that match, Girona FC had a 50% possession rate and 7 shots on goal, with only one of them finding the back of the net.
In the previous six matches that Girona FC has participated in, our team has scored a total of 23 goals, which results in an average of 3.83 goals scored per contest. This demonstrates the team’s propensity for productive contests. 14 of these goals have been scored by opposing teams.
The last seven league games Girona FC has played away from their stadium, including this one, they have not won.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Girona: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Real Madrid vs Girona Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois, Mendy, Alaba, Militao, Carvajal, Kroos, Tchouamenni, Modric, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius.
Girona Predicted XI: Carlos, Martinez, Bueno, Espinosa, Guitterez, Garcia, Herrera, Romeu, Riquelme, Castellanos, Stuani.
Girona FC, according to our analysis, would be disheartened if they were unable to break through the Real Madrid defense. However, this may not prevent them from conceding a couple of goals at the other end.
We predict that it will be a very interesting game and that Real Madrid will emerge victorious with a score of 4-1 at the conclusion of this one.