Leipzig, paired with Club Brugge in third place in Champions League Group A, will have to try to score in the last match of the group scheduled at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig against Manchester City to try to conquer the third useful place and access the round of 32 of the Europa League. The direct clashes are in favor of Leipzig, and even a draw could be enough if in the other challenge, Brugge does not win.
The City, on the other hand, already certain of first place in the group and with the head of the championship in which it leads the standings, could give space to a large turnover, facilitating the life of the Germans.
Leipzig is back from two consecutive defeats in the league, the last at Union Berlin (2-1), and will be without Tyler Adams after a round of disqualification, while Ilaix Moriba and Amadou Haidara are out of the game. Also out are Yussuf Poulsen, Dani Olmo, Marcel Halstenberg, and Marcelo Saracchi, while Willi Orban and Hugo Novoa are waiting for negativity in COVID-19.
As for City, who won 3-1 at Watford in the last round to make it 7 wins in a row across all competitions, Ferran Torres is the only one injured, while Kevin De Bruyne has been released from quarantine but cannot be risked.
Leipzig will be aiming for a better result after losing 2-1 to Union Berlin in the Bundesliga 1 last time out.
In the match, Leipzig had 63 percent possession and 12 shots on goal, three of which were on target. Christopher Nkunku (13′) was the only Leipzig player to score. Union Berlin, on the other hand, had 15 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Union Berlin scored with Taiwo Awoniyi (6′) and Timo Baumgartl (57′).
Matches versus Leipzig have recently been greater contests, with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm rather than the exception. In their last six meetings, both clubs have scored a total of 21 goals (at an average of 3.5 goals per game), with Leipzig scoring 11 of them.
Manchester City WWWWWW
Manchester City enters this match after a 1-3 Premier League victory over Watford in their previous match.
In the game, Manchester City had 77 percent possession and 26 shots on goal, 13 of which were on target. Raheem Sterling (4′) and Bernardo Silva (31′, 63′) scored goals for Manchester City. Watford, on the other hand, had 11 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Watford’s goal came from Juan Camilo Hernández (74′).
A minimum of three goals have been scored in five of Manchester City’s past six encounters. In that time, the average number of goals per match was 3, with Manchester City’s average number of goals being 2.33.
Injured and suspended
Leipzig (Tyler Adams,Ilaix Moriba, Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen, Dani Olmo, Marcel Halstenberg, Marcelo Saracchi, Willi Orban and Hugo Novoa)
Manchester City (Ferran Torres)
Head to head
According to our predictions, Manchester City will most likely dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances in this match.
Leipzig, on the other hand, may have a difficult time scoring goals, but we see them converting at least once.
Manchester City will win by a comfortable 1-3 score at the end of 90 minutes, according to our prediction.
Inter are already certain of qualification for the knockout phase of the Champions League by doing much better than the team coached last year by Antonio Conte. Simone Inzaghi’s team will play all out for first place in Group D, and with nothing to lose. The challenge is between two teams in great health: Real, which commands the Liga, and Inter, who are second by one point in Serie A. In short, the match in Madrid should be a fireworks match, contrary to what happened in the match in Serie A. Real Madrid will only need one draw to keep the lead in the group.
Taking a look at the health of the hosts and in first place in La Liga, Real Madrid have won 8 consecutive games in all competitions and are on a streak of 11 (10 wins and 1 draw). In the last league match, the Merengues won at Real Sociedad 2-0 thanks to goals from Vinicius Junior and Luka Jovic, and for the second match in a row, they went off the pitch without conceding a goal. This challenge will come without Ceballos and Bale injured, and Benzema could probably miss this match too. Real, moreover, could decide not to use Casemiro, who has been warned.
Inter, as mentioned, are second in the Serie A standings, one point behind Milan, but the one that has most impressed in recent weeks is the ease of play. The team has acquired Inzaghi’s tactical credo well and has placed 6 wins in a row across all competitions, as well as 11 useful results in a row (9 wins and 2 draws). On the last day of the championship, the Nerazzurri went on to win 3-0 at Roma with goals from Hakan Calhanoglu, Edin Dzeko, and Denzel Dumfries, confirming the clean sheet for the fourth official match in a row. In Madrid, Ranocchia, De Vrij, Darmian, Kolarov, and Correa may be absent.
Real Madrid WWWWWW
Real Madrid will look to build on their 0-2 La Liga victory against Real Sociedad last time out.
Real Madrid controlled the ball 49 percent of the time and had 13 shots on goal, eight of which were on target. Vinicius Junior (47′) and Luka Jovic (57′) scored goals for Real Madrid. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, had 11 shots on goal, none of which were on target.
Real Madrid haven’t been able to stop scoring goals in recent games, having scored in each of their past six matches. During that period, they have claimed a total of 14 and have surrendered a total of 3. Regardless, we’ll just have to see if that tendency can be maintained in this match.
Inter are coming off a 0-3 Serie A victory against Roma in their most recent match.
Inter had 66 percent possession and 10 shots on goal, four of which were on target in that game. Hakan Çalhanoğlu (15′), Edin Deko (24′), and Denzel Dumfries (39′) scored goals for Inter. Roma had nine shots on goal, one of which was on target.
Inter defense players have only conceded three goals in their last six games, thanks to a string of consistent performances. During the same time frame, they have scored 13 goals on their own.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid (Ceballos, Bale, Benzema and Casemiro)
Inter (Ranocchia, De Vrij, Darmian, Kolarov, and Correa)
Head to head
In our opinion, Inter Milan, although they may find it difficult to score against this Real Madrid squad, which we believe will win.
As a result, we anticipate a close match with Real Madrid winning by a 1-0 score at the end of 90 minutes.
We are anticipating a tight situation.
Milan are playing for their own destiny in the Champions League in the match on the last day of Group B against Liverpool, already qualified. But it will not be only the San Siro challenge that will determine whether the Rossoneri will be able to continue their adventure in the greatest continental club review because, on the eve of the last 90 minutes, Stefano Pioli’s team is third in the standings behind Porto and will have to hope that in the other match of the group, the Lusitanians draw against Atletico Madrid. There are no other calculations to be made: However, the possibility that Milan will take the three points against a rival who, so far, has won all the matches and who aims to make the ‘’en plein’’ at the Meazza is not obvious.
AC Milan arrived fully charged for this challenge and, above all, reinvigorated by the two victories this week in the league that allowed them to recover from the top of Serie A alone. In the last round, it was 2-0 at home against bottom side Salernitana thanks to goals from Frack Kessie and Alexis Saelemaekers. Among other things, Milan preserved Zlatan Ibrahimovic by keeping him for 90 minutes on the bench in anticipation of the match against the Reds and the probable duel with the Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk, the backbone of the Liverpool rearguard. The Rossoneri will have to give up Kjaer and Calabria in defense and Rebic and Giroud in attack, all injured.
Liverpool will certainly have less motivation, but they certainly will not want to disfigure themselves. It is in the nature of English teams to always give their all, and the statistics tell us that Jurgen Klopp’s team won the last 5 games played in all competitions, conceding just 1 goal in 450 minutes. Milner will not be there due to disqualification while Jones, Elliott, and most importantly, Firmino are injured. The conditions of Gomez and Keita are to be verified. In the first leg at Anfield Road, Milan closed the first half with a 2-1 lead before being defeated 3-2.
Milan will be trying to duplicate their Serie A victory over Salernitana, which they won 2-0.
In the game, Milan had 70% possession and 22 shots on goal, 8 of which were on target. Franck Kessié (5′) and Alexis Saelemaekers (18′) scored goals for Milan. Salernitana, on the other hand, had seven shots on goal, two of which were on target.
Milan haven’t been able to stop scoring goals recently, having scored in each of their last six games.
During that time, they’ve amassed 11 points while giving up a total of eight.
Liverpool will enter this match on the back of a 0-1 Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous match.
Liverpool had 67 percent possession and 17 shots on goal, five of which were on target in that game.For Liverpool, Divock Origi (90′) was the only player to score. Wolverhampton Wanderers had three shots on goal, one of which was on target.
Liverpool’s defense has put in a string of strong performances, with their “goals against” tally now at four from their previous six games. In that time, they have scored 17 goals on their own. However, such a pattern will not necessarily continue throughout this game.
Injured and suspended
Milan (Kjaer, Calabria, Rebic and Giroud)
Liverpool (Milner, Jones, Elliott, and Firmino)
Head to head
We feel that Liverpool could find themselves struggling to put a goal past this AC Milan team, who we reckon will emerge victorious.
Therefore, we predict a good battle with a 1-0 victory for AC Milan at the conclusion of the game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
On the sixth day of the group stage, Barcelona, coached by Xavi, are chasing qualification for the Champions League knockout round by defying Bayern Munich, who are already assured of the next round and top spot in Group E.
The Germans lead the group with full points with 15 points. The Catalans are currently second in the standings at 7, with a path of 2 defeats, 2 wins and a draw, and they need a win to be sure not to be reassembled by the team. Benfica are currently 3rd with 5 points and engaged with Dinamo Kiev in the rear.
In the previous 10 in the top European competition, the balance is clearly in favor of the Bavarians, who have so far obtained 7 victories compared to 2 victories for the Blaugrana and only one draw. In particular, Bayern have won their last three matches, establishing the longest streak of a club against the Catalans between the European Cup and the Champions League.
Bayern Munich WWLWWW
Bayern Munich will be looking for their second win after defeating Borussia Dortmund by a score of 2-3.
Bayern Munich had 53% possession and 17 shots on goal, 6 of which were on target, in that encounter. Bayern Munich scored the goals through Robert Lewandowski (9′, 77′) and Kingsley Coman (44′). Borussia Dortmund had 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Borussia Dortmund scored with Julian Brandt (5′) and Erling Haaland (48′).
Bayern Munich have been on a goal-scoring spree recently, hitting the target in each of their previous six games.
During that period, they have scored 14 goals while giving up a total of eight. However, that pattern isn’t guaranteed to continue in this encounter.
After losing their previous game in La Liga competition to Real Betis, Barcelona will be looking to make amends today.
In the game, Barcelona had 63 percent possession and 12 shots on goal, three of which were on target. Real Betis, on the other hand, had eight shots on goal, two of which were on target. Real Betis’s Juanmi scored in the 79th minute.
Barcelona, led by Xavi Hernández, have scored eight goals in their last six games. The total number of goals scored against them in those games is 5.
Injured and suspended
Bayern Munich (Choupo-Moting, Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer, Bouna Sarr and Josip Stanisic)
Barcelona Moussa Wagué, Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Sergio Agüero and Sergi Roberto.
Head to head
For this match, we believe Barcelona has the ability to break down Bayern Munich’s defense, yet this is unlikely to be enough to prevent a loss.
Our prediction is for a competitive encounter, with Bayern Munich winning 2-1 at the end of 90 minutes.