EPL Predictions 2019-20: Wolves vs Liverpool

EPL Predictions 2019-20: Wolves vs Liverpool

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January 24, 2020, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

Wolves host Liverpool as they look to at least retain their 6th place standing in the PL.

Wolves secured a much-needed first win in four PL league matches on Saturday as they showed great spirit to come from two goals down to win 3-2 at Southampton. Inspired by Adama Traore, the home side will hope to inflict Liverpool’s first defeat of the season on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Liverpool moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and have now earned 64 of an available 66 points this season. The Reds have lost two of their last five meetings with Wolves, but both of those came in the FA Cup, with Reds winning the other three league matches.

Wolves performance in EPL 2019:

Ruben Vinagre and Willy Boly miss out once more for Wolves, while Diogo Jota is close to a return.

Nuno Espirito Santo has a thin squad to select from and may name the same XI that started the 3-2 win at Southampton.

Wolves predicted XI:

Rui Patricio; Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker; Jonny, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Matt Doherty; Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore.

Liverpool performance in EPL 2019:

Jurgen Klopp had Fabinho and Joel Matip start the 2-0 win over Manchester United on the bench, with the former making a cameo appearance and the Brazilian could make his first competitive start since November here.

Dejan Lovren will be assessed, while Naby Keita, Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner miss out.

Though Sadio Mane had a tough afternoon against Manchester United on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to tinker with the front 3 as he looks to seal the title as soon as possible and also continue their surge towards an invincible season.

Liverpool predicted XI:

Alisson; Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

EPL Predictions 2019-20: Wolves vs Liverpool

  1. Liverpool have won their last 13 PL matches.
  2. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 27 of their last 31 PL matches.
  3. Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 9 PL matches.
  4. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 7 matches in Premier League.
  5. Wolves are undefeated in 17 of their last 19 home matches in PL. However, they won their first game in 4 matches when they def Southampton.
  6. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 4 PL games.
  7. Wolves have scored in 16 of their last 17 PL games. However, the only time they failed to do was against Liverpool.
  8. Adama Traore has scored 4 goals and has 6 assists for Wolves this season, in addition to the 10 goals and 6 assists that Raul Jimenez has got.
  9. Both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have scored 11 goals in the PL so far this season.
  10. Trent Alexander-Arnold has 9 assists in the PL so far, only behind Kevin de Bruyne- 14. Sadio Mane and Andrew Robertson have got 6 each.
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EPL Predictions 2019: Manchester United vs Burnley

EPL Predictions 2019: Manchester United vs Burnley

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January 23, 2020, Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United host Burnley as they look to bounce back from their loss to Liverpool which denied them a chance to close the gap on top 4.

Manchester United were very much second best against Liverpool on Sunday and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to the welcome of Burnley to get their top-four push back on track. United are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Burnley, but have drawn their last three home clashes with the Clarets.

A 2-1 win over Leicester ended a four-match losing run for Burnley and saw them open up a five-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone. The Clarets have lost four of their last six away league matches, failing to score in those four matches, and have won only twice on the road this season.

Manchester United performance in the English Premier League 2019:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a blow in that Marcus Rashford is out for at least the next six weeks and he joins Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe on the sidelines.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is a doubt, but Eric Bailly was at least fit enough for the bench on Sunday, which is a boost.

Mason Greenwood and Juan Mata could both come into the side having started the loss at Liverpool on the bench.

Despite contributing 11 strikes in all competitions, Anthony Martial has scored just once from his last four starts, potentially leaving Solskjaer to contemplate moving the attacker out wide to accommodate Mason Greenwood.

Man United predicted XI:

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matic, Fred; Daniel James, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial; Mason Greenwood.

Burnley performance in the English Premier League 2019:

Sean Dyche is without only Ashley Barnes and Johann Gudmundsson for the trip to Manchester United.

The Burnley boss could name the same XI that started the 2-1 win over Leicester on Sunday.

Burnley predicted XI:

Nick Pope; Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Jeff Hendrick, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood

Today’s Football Match Prediction:

  1. Man Utd have drawn their last 3 home matches against Burnley in all competitions.
  2. Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
  3. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 9 home matches in PL.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Man Utd’s last 6 home games in PL.
  5. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Burnley’s last 3 games in PL.
  6. Man Utd have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches in PL.
  7. Man Utd have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
  8. Chris Wood has scored 9 goals for Burnley in the PL this season.
  9. Man United are looking to do the league double against Burnley for the first time since the 1975-76 campaign, following their 2-0 win at Turf Moor last month.

EPL Predictions 2019: Chelsea vs Arsenal

EPL Predictions 2019: Chelsea vs Arsenal

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January 22, 2020, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea look to continue their lead in the PL top 4 when they host Arsenal.

A 1-0 loss at Newcastle saw Chelsea’s four-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end and Frank Lampard will be looking to refocus his players ahead of Tuesday’s London derby. However, the Blues have been hugely inconsistent at Stamford Bridge of late, winning two and losing three of their last five.

For the second week running, Arsenal were forced to settle for a point after going ahead and a 1-1 home draw with Sheffield United means they have won only one of their last seven in the league. Their sole defeat in their last six came against Chelsea, however, yet their away form leaves little to the imagination with just two league wins on the road all season.

Chelsea won the reverse fixture 2-1 and we could see a repeat at Stamford Bridge in midweek.

Chelsea performance in the English Premier League 2019:

Frank Lampard lost Reece James to injury in the 1-0 loss at Newcastle and with Marcos Alonso out, Emerson should come into the side, a move that would see Cesar Azpilicueta move to right-back.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic and Marco van Ginkel make up a five-man injury list for the Blues boss.

Lampard could make a couple of further changes to his XI with Kurt Zouma and Mateo Kovacic among those who may come in, while Ross Barkley and Pedro are pushing for starts.

chelsea predicted XI:

Kepa; Emerson, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Cesar Azpilicueta; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Willian.

Arsenal performance in the English Premier League 2019:

Sokratis missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United and will be assessed, with Mikel Arteta possibly using Shkodran Mustafi alongside David Luiz once more.

With Kieran Tierney out Bukayo Saka may start at left-back again, while on the opposite flank; Hector Bellerin could start.

Sead Kolasinac (left thigh stain) and Reiss Nelson are out until the winter break, the club said.

Matteo Guendouzi may feature in place of Lucas Torreira, while Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah are further options for Arteta.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains out which might see Gabriel Martinelli hold his place.

Arsenal predicted XI:

 Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz, Bukayo Saka; Matteo Guendouzo, Granit Xhaka; Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette.

Today’s Football Match Prediction:

  1. Arsenal have drawn their last 3 away PL matches.
  2. Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 10 of their last 12 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  3. Chelsea are undefeated in their last 9 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  4. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Arsenal’s last 6 games in PL.
  5. Arsenal are winless in their last 7 PL away games against Chelsea, lost-6, since winning in October 2011. However, no team has won more away games at Stamford Bridge than Arsenal.
  6. Chelsea are looking to complete the PL double against Arsenal for the 5th time. Only Liverpool and Manchester United have done so against the Gunners.

English Premier League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Man United

English Premier League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Man United

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January 19, 2020, Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool take on Man Utd in PL on Sunday in what might prove to be a vital game, in their far-sighted pursuit of an unbeaten season, having had trouble negotiating Man United in the past despite their regression in recent years.

In fact, Man United are the only team who have taken points off Liverpool this season in the PL.

Regardless, a well-rested Liverpool side should be considered strong favourites on home soil to continue what is becoming a stroll to the PL title.

Liverpool are coming on the back of a 1-0 win over Spurs last weekend. Meanwhile, Man United beat Wolves in their FA Cup replay midweek to add to the 4-0 thrashing on Norwich last wk.

Liverpool performance in EPL 2019:

Jurgen Klopp should see welcome back defensive reinforcements in the coming weeks, with Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and, crucially, Fabinho all back in training.

The match with Man United is still likely to come too soon for any of the three to start, while Naby Keita and James Milner are out.

Options in midfield remain somewhat limited, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Takumi Minamino vying for a place alongside Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum.

The front 3 of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are well rested and ready to fire.

Man United performance in EPL 2019:

The big concern as far as Man United are concerned is the fitness of Marcus Rashford, who is a major doubt have managed just 16 minutes as a second half substitute in midweek due to a back injury. He is their top scorer in the PL with 14 goals. In fact, he was scored more goals than Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The striker is just the latest in a long line of potential absentees, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with very little opportunity to rotate his squad, though Andreas Pereira may come in for Mason Greenwood from midweek.

The absentees include Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe and Marcos Rojo. Meanwhile, Eric Bailly is doubtful.

Liverpool vs Man United line-up:

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Man United

David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Fred, Nemanja Matic; Daniel James, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata; Anthony Martial.

EPL 2019: Liverpool vs Man United Predictions

  1. Liverpool have won 3 of their last 4 games 1-0.
  2. Liverpool have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions, including in the last 6 PL matches.
  3. Man United have failed to score in 2 of their last 5 games in all competitions. In 2 other games during this run, they could score just once.
  4. Liverpool have won their last 18 home matches in PL.
  5. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 17 of their last 18 home matches in PL.
  6. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 home games in PL.
  7. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd’s last 3 away games in PL.

English Premier League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Man City vs Crystal Palace

English Premier League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Man City vs Crystal Palace

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January 18, 2020, Etihad Stadium, Manchester

After a stunning performance in their last Premier League game which saw them beat Aston Villa 6-1, Man City host Crystal Palace on Saturday as they look to continue separating themselves away from 3rd placed Leicester in the PL table.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are coming on the back of a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the PL. It extended their winless run to 4 games. They need a positive result as it is getting really tight towards the bottom half of the PL table. They are 10 pts off top 4 and 8 pts off the relegation zone.

Man City performance in EPL 2019:

Both Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are nearing a return to full fitness and should be back in action early next month, with the treatment room now vacant.

Following the 6-1 annihilation of Aston Villa last weekend Pep Guardiola must be tempted to field both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus from the start once more.

However, both Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva will be itching to return, so one or the other will likely lose their place, along with David Silva from the midfield.

They are likely to use a 4-3-3 formation.

Man City predicted XI:

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez.

Crystal Palace performance in EPL 2019:

Without as many as nine first team players, Roy Hodgson has been working wonders with this Palace squad and has little choice but to field a very similar lineup to that which earned a point against Arsenal last weekend.

Max Meyer was forced off through injury, however, following a poor tackle by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the German is unlikely to recover for the trip to the Etihad.

There could be a first start for loan signing Cenk Tosun in turn, with Jordan Ayew forced into a wide role on the right.

Luka Milivojevic is suspended and Christian Benteke is also doubtful.

They are likely to use a 4-5-1 formation.

EPL 2019: Man City vs Crystal Palace Predictions

  1. Man City have recovered brilliantly from their 3-2 defeat to Wolves in December, winning each of their five games since.
  2. Sergio Aguero has been directly involved in six goals across his last three games in all competitions, scoring five and assisting another. He is City’s leading goalscorer with 13, 2 ahead of Raheem Sterling.
  3. Kevin de Bruyne has more assists than any other PL player- 14.
  4. Man City have won 27 of their last 31 home matches in PL.
  5. Man City have won 16 of their last 19 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of Man City’s last 13 PL games.
  7. Man City have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 home matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.
  8. Crystal Palace have drawn their last 3 PL matches.
  9. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Crystal Palace’s last 6 away games in PL.
  10. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches in PL.

EPL Predictions: Tottenham vs Liverpool

Tottenham vs Liverpool: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Tottenham vs Liverpool

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January 11, 2020, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Tottenham vs Liverpool: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to London to face Tottenham as they look to increase their lead on the top of the EPL 2019-20 table.

Tottenham have been poor of late, winning just one of their last five matches in all competitions. They had to come from behind to rescue their FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough and their recent record against Liverpool is thoroughly underwhelming.

The Reds, meanwhile, are unbeaten in 37 league matches and have won 11 of their last 12 in all competitions, with the sole blip on the record coming in their Carabao Cup defeat at Aston Villa. Having kept a clean sheet in their last five league matches, Liverpool have the means to shut out a Tottenham side without star striker Harry Kane.

Spurs may have lost only two home league matches this season, but a rampant Liverpool side are backed to come away with all three points.

Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019:

Moussa Sissoko has been ruled out until April following knee surgery and joins Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies and Tanguy Ndombele on the sidelines.

Jan Vertonghen could start at left-back here should Jose Mourinho elect to revert to a 4-2-3-1 system, though Ryan Sessegnon is an option for the Spurs boss. Danny Rose is also hopeful of coming into contention of facing the league leaders.

Erik Lamela is in contention for a first start since October with Son Heung-Min set to start in attack.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Nathaniel Clyne, Fabinho, James Milner and Naby Keita all miss the trip to Tottenham.

Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri are all closing in on returns to fitness, but the trip to north London is likely to come too soon for the trio.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to start in midfield, though Adam Lallana is an option for Jurgen Klopp.

Tottenham vs Liverpool Line up:

Tottenham

Paulo Gazzaniga; Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Serge Aurier; Eric Dier, Harry Winks; Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela; Son Heung-Min.

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Liverpool are undefeated in their last 37 PL matches.
  2. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 EPL 2019-20 matches.
  3. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 away matches in EPL 2019-20.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Liverpool’s last 10 away games in EPL.
  5. Spurs have won just one of their last 14 PL meetings with Liverpool, winning 4-1 at Wembley in October 2017.
  6. Spurs have won 6 of their last 10 EPL home games against sides starting the day top of the table, though they have lost their last 2.
  7. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 8 PL games in London.
  8. Only Norwich have kept as few PL clean sheets as Spurs this season-2.
  9. Liverpool have scored in 29 consecutive matches. The last team to have a longer run in the EPL was Man Utd – 36 in Nov 2008.
  10. Sadio Mane has scored 11 goals in PL this season, 1 more than Mohamed Salah.

EFL Prediction: Manchester United vs Manchester City

Manchester United vs Manchester City: EFL Match Prediction:

English Football League Championship Prediction: Manchester United vs Manchester City

Football

January 8, 2020

Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United vs Manchester City: EFL Match Prediction:

The first semi-final of the 2019-20 EFL Cup pits local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City against each other at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are looking to dethrone the champions, who have lifted the trophy in four of the last six seasons including both of the last two. They are riding high having already beaten City in the Premier League.

Man Utd’s performance in EFL:

What looked on paper like a difficult January has proven to be exactly that for Manchester United so far, with the Red Devils still looking for their first win and first goal of the new year.

A 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on New Year’s Day was followed by a goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, forcing an FA Cup replay into their busy schedule.

They still have a lengthy injury list heading into this match, with Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all absent.

Solskjaer’s options could be further limited by a bout of illness which has swept through the squad, with Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw all doubtful.

Sergio Romero is likely to keep his place in goal, while other fringe players could also get another chance after the FA Cup outings on the weekend.

The likes of Fred and Rashford will be hopeful of coming back into the side, though, with Solskjaer likely to field a slightly stronger team than the one which drew with Wolves.

Man City’s performance in EFL:

Pep Guardiola’s side are bidding to become the first team since Liverpool from 1981 to 1984 to lift the trophy three years in a row, and with the Premier League now surely out of reach every other piece of silverware takes on that extra level of importance.

Guardiola named a relatively strong side against Port Vale in the FA Cup with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Bernardo Silva among those included, but there could be some rotation for this match.

Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez could come back into the side, while Ederson is expected to be available having missed the last two games through illness.

Nicolas Otamendi will be handed a late fitness test and may be in contention himself, but Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain sidelined.

Manchester United vs Manchester City predicted line-up:

Man United

Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams; Fred, Nemanja Matic; Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial

Man City

Claudio Bravo; Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Phil Foden, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Fixtures between these two sides have been more even than their overall fortunes suggest they should have been in recent years, with five wins apiece from the last 12 meetings.
  2. Man United have not won back-to-back derbies since 2010, although on that occasion the first of those did come in a League Cup semi-final.
  3. There have been seven League Cup meetings between these two sides before, and the honours are evenly matched at three wins apiece with one draw.
  4. Man Utd have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 games in all competitions. They have managed clean sheets in 2 of their last 3 games.
  5. Marcus Rashford has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season.

EPL Predictions: Arsenal vs Man United

Arsenal vs Man United: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Arsenal vs Man United

Football

Jan 2, 2020,

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Man United: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

Arsenal will be hoping that 2020 treats them better than 2019 when they host Man United at the Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day.

The Gunners ended the year on a run of just one win in their last 15 games across all competitions, culminating in a dramatic late collapse to lose to Chelsea last time out.

The result leaves Mikel Arteta still searching for his first win in charge of the club, while they begin the New Year sitting 12th in the table and 11 points adrift of the Champions League places.

Meanwhile, Man Utd had a good run off-late which sees them within 4 points of top 4. They have beaten Burnley and Newcastle in their last 2 games, which seem to have eased their pressure a bit because they were struggling against the ‘smaller sides’.

Arsenal vs Man United Line up:

Reiss Nelson has started Mikel Arteta’s first two English Premier League matches in charge of Arsenal, leaving club-record signing Nicolas Pepe on the bench.

Calum Chambers limped off against Chelsea with a knee injury and may play no part here. Shkodran Mustafi could get the nod if Sokratis does not recover from his own injury in time.

Arteta will hope to have Granit Xhaka available after the midfielder missed the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday through illness.

Bernd Leno is expected to be retained despite his howler against Chelsea which cost Arsenal the game.

Man United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Paul Pogba wasn’t in the right condition to play against Burnley on Saturday but is expected to return here.

Scott McTominay remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Daniel James and Mason Greenwood compete for a starting spot on the right wing.

Andreas Pereira or Jesse Lingard will play behind the lone striker.

Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will return to the side after being rested at the weekend.

Arsenal vs Man United Predicted line-up:

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Bukayo Saka, David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Reiss Nelson; Alexandre Lacazette.

Man United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Paul Pogba; Daniel James, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.

Arsenal vs Man United: Today's Match Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 4 home games in PL.
  2. Arsenal have lost their last 3 home matches in the PL.
  3. Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 home matches in PL.
  4. Man Utd recorded an impressive 2-0 win away to Burnley on Saturday. The Red Devils kept their first clean sheet in the English Premier League since September in the process.
  5. Man Utd have won two of their last three matches away to Arsenal, though did lose 2-0 to the Gunners last time out at the Emirates. Nevertheless, they have the momentum heading into their New Year’s Day encounter.
  6. Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in the EPL so far this season. He is just one behind Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford. Don’t be surprised if one of these 2 stars settled the game.

EPL Predictions: Liverpool vs Sheffield

Liverpool vs Sheffield: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Liverpool vs Sheffield

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January 3, 2020,

Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool vs Sheffield: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

Liverpool saw off Wolves in their last EPL clash to extend their unbeaten EPL home run to 50 matches (W40, D10). The result saw them maintain their 13-point advantage on the top of the EPL table, with Leicester City being on 2nd.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United lost 1-0 at Man City on Sunday, their first away league defeat of the season. The defeat meant they dropped to 8th in the table.

This is the first English Premier League meeting between the two sides at Anfield since 2007 when Robbie Fowler scored a brace in a 4-0 win for Liverpool.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Jordan Henderson recovered from a knock to start Sunday’s hard fought win over Wolves.

Jurgen Klopp resisted wholesale changes at the weekend but will surely look to bring in fresh legs here.

Divock Origi, Naby Keita and James Milner will push for starts.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri are all out.

Adam Lallana is likely to drop to the bench with Naby Keita likely to come in. However, James Milner is another option and could slot in a right-back if Klopp wishes to rest Alexander-Arnold ahead of the FA Cup Merseyside Derby.

Sheffield United’s performance in EPL 2019:

John Lundstram failed a fitness test prior to their defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and remains a doubt here. Simon Moore is also still a doubt.

David McGoldtrick and Oliver McBurnie will push for recalls, with some changes expected by Chris Wilder at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Sheffield Line up:

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Sheffield

Dean Henderson; Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O’Connell; George Baldock, Oliver Norwood, Luke Freeman, John Fleck, Enda Stevens; Oliver McBurnie, David McGoldrick.

Liverpool vs Sheffield: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Sheffield’s lost against Man City was their first away defeat in EPL and they would be eager to put that behind and continue their away form.
  2. Liverpool have won 3 of their last 5 meetings with Sheffield in all competition.
  3. Sadio Mane has been directly involved in more EPL goals than any other Liverpool player this season -16.
  4. Oliver Norwood has created more chances (29) than any other Sheffield United player in the EPL this season.
  5. Liverpool have won their last 17 home matches in the PL.
  6. Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in 11 of their last 12 home matches in PL.
  7. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches in PL.
  8. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Sheff Utd’s last 8 EPL away games.
  9. Sadio Mane has scored 1 more EPL goal than Mohamed Salah this season and is Liverpool’s top scorer. In addition, Mane also has 6 assists. However, Trent Alexander- Arnold has been outstanding. He has 8 assists so far. He is only behind Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne in terms of assists.

EPL Predictions: Man City vs Everton

Man City vs Everton: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Man City vs Everton

Football

Jan 1, 2020,

Eithad Stadium, Manchester

Man City vs Everton: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

Everton will be looking to continue their 100% start under Ancelotti when they travel to the champions Man City on New Year’s Day.

Man City returned to winning ways in the EPL with a 2-0 home win against Sheffield United on Sunday, and would be looking to continue their momentum.

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has won his first two games in charge of Everton but faces his toughest test to date here.

This is only the third ever meeting between the two managers and Ancelotti won the previous two when his Real Madrid side beat Pep’s Bayern Munich twice in the Champions League semi-finals in 2014.

Despite Ancelotti’s superior head-to-head record with Guardiola, City are favourites and expected to win on New Year’s Day.

Man City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Ederson returns from suspension and will regain his place in goal.

Gabriel Jesus was fit enough to make the bench against Sheffield United but Sergio Aguero is expected to start here.

John Stones and David Silva are still doubtful while long term absentees Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are out.

Ilkay Gundogan, Nicolas Otamendi and Benjamin Mendy will push for recalls against Everton.

Eric Garcia will hope to keep his place in central defence after City kept a clean sheet against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Everton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Fabian Delph should be recalled to the starting XI to face his former club.

Carlo Ancelotti may revert back to a three-man defence at the Etihad, with Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne returning to the side.

Alex Iwobi, Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cuco Martina are all still out while Beni Baningime and Morgan Schneiderlin are doubtful.

Man City vs Everton Line up:

Man City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling.

Everton

Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane; Djibril Sidibe, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Fabian Delph, Lucas Digne; Bernard; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

 

Man City vs Everton: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Man City kept their first clean sheet at home since October against Sheffield.
  2. Man City have won their last 4 matches against Everton in all competitions. They have never won 5 in a tow against the Toffees.
  3. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Everton’s last 6 away games in the English Premier League.
  4. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Everton in all competitions.
  5. Everton are undefeated in their last 5 matches PL.
  6. Kevin De Bruyne has scored 7 goals in addition to 12 assists. He is expected to add to his tally.
  7. Sergio Aguero has scored 10 EPL goals this season. He is just 1 behind Raheem Sterling, who is City’s top scorer this season.
  8. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in great form of late. It has seen his EPL tally reach 8, 2 more than Richarlison. 
  9. Everton are winless in their last 8 EPL away games against Man City (Draw-4, loss-4). However, 3 of their last 4 visits to Etihad have ended in draws.

EPL Predictions: Man City vs Sheffield United

Man City vs Sheffield United: English Premier League (EPL) Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Man City vs Sheffield United

Football

December 29, 2019,

Etihad, Manchester

Man City vs Sheffield United: English Premier League (EPL) Prediction

Man City are in danger of slipping into freefall after conceding two goals in the final eight minutes of normal time to lose 3-2 away to Wolves on Friday. The defending champions are 14 points off Liverpool and the Reds have a game in hand. The title race is over and now they need to ensure they aren’t dragged into the race to finish fourth as they host Sheffield United.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United are remarkably seventh in the Premier League. They are level on points with Tottenham and ahead of the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. The Blades are incredibly unbeaten in away league matches this season and have a real opportunity to prolong that streak against a City side in crisis.

This is the first meeting between the two sides since an FA Cup meeting 11 years ago that ended 2-1 to the Blades. Daniel Sturridge scored the lone goal for City on that occasion. A lot has changed since then for both clubs.

Man City performance in EPL 2019:

Ederson is suspended after being sent off in Friday’s 3-2 defeat away to Wolves. Claudio Bravo will deputise.

There will be some tired legs in the Manchester City camp and Pep Guardiola will have no choice but to wield changes here.

Sergio Aguero was sacrificed midway through the first half as a result of Ederson’s red card and will be fine to start here.

Kevin De Bruyne was substituted off during the second half with this game in mind, so it’s safe to assume he will start against Sheffield United.

Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan will push for starts on Sunday. Guardiola will hope to have Gabriel Jesus available after the Brazilian missed out against Wolves through illness.

Man City predicted XI: Claudio Bravo; Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Joao Cancelo; Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden; Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez.

Sheffield United performance in EPL 2019:

Back-up goalkeeper Simon Moore is the only injury concern for Sheffield United ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Etihad.

With Manchester City on the ropes, it would be a shame if fitness concerns didn’t allow Chris Wilder to name his strongest side.

The only possible changes may come in attack, with Lys Mousset rotating with one of the strikers.

Sheffield United predicted XI: Dean Henderson; Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O’Connell; Enda Stevens, John Fleck, Oliver Norwood, John Lundstram, George Baldock; David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset.

Man City vs Sheffield United: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Manchester City have conceded 23 PL goals in 19 games this season
  2. Raheem Sterling has been involved in 24 goals in all competitions this season- 20 goals, 4 assists.
  3. No player has provided more assists in Europe’s big five leagues this season than Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne (11).
  4. Man City have won 25 of their last 29 home matches in PL.
  5. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 10 PL games.
  6. Man City have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches against Sheff Utd in all competitions.
  7. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Sheff Utd’s last 7 away games in PL.
  8. Sheff Utd are undefeated in their last 9 away matches in PL.
  9. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches in PL.

EPL Predictions: Liverpool vs Wolves

Liverpool vs Wolves: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Liverpool vs Wolves

Football

December 29, 2019,

Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool vs Wolves: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

Liverpool will host a Wolves side full on confidence during their Premier League clash on Sunday. Liverpool had a dream Christmas. They won the Club World Cup and have opened up a 13-point lead on top of the PL table with a game in hand. They thrashed Leicester in their last game.

Meanwhile, Wolves came from behind to beat Man City 3-2 on Friday night to break into the top 5. Their brilliant run against the ‘big 6’ make it an awesome game on papers. However, Liverpool had an extra day rest and also have far better depth compared to Wolves.

Liverpool performance in EPL 2019:

Liverpool will wear the golden Badge of FIFA World Champions in the Premier League against Wolves at Anfield on Sunday.

Given the manner of Liverpool’s lead in the title race, coupled with the amount of games they have played in quick succession, on different continents, over the festive period, do not be surprised to see Jurgen Klopp shuffle his pack here.

Klopp doesn’t have many options in defence, however, unless James Milner drops in at right or left-back to give Trent Alexander-Arnold or Andrew Robertson, respectively, a rest.

The likes of Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi will hope to get rare starts if changes are made for Sunday, though Wolves represent a very difficult task.

Jordan Henderson suffered a cut leg in the win over Leicester on Boxing Day but Klopp afterwards insisted the injury was nothing serious and that his captain wanted to stay on. He may give him a rest here, however.

Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Naby Keita, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Wolves performance in EPL 2019:

Nuno will have to check on the fitness levels of his players after they gave absolutely everything to beat Manchester City 3-2 on Friday night.

It would be a shame for the spectacle if the quick turnaround between matches prevents Wolves from fielding players like Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez at Anfield.

Willy Boly (ankle) and Morgan Gibbs-White (back) are out.

Jonny looked in trouble against Man City and might be replaced by Ruben Vinagre

Wolves predicted XI: Rui Patricio; Leander Dendoncker, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Matt Doherty, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Vinagre; Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota.

Liverpool vs Wolves: Today's Match Prediction

  1. The Wolves have picked up 14 points from losing positions in PL this season, more than any other side in the division.
  2. Liverpool have won their last 16 home matches in PL.
  3. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 16 home matches in PL.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Liverpool’s last 9 PL games.
  5. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 PL matches.
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Wolves’ last 4 PL games.
  7. Wolves are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 PL matches.
  8. Wolves have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away PL matches.
  9. Wolves have won 6, drawn 6 and lost 6 of their last 18 games against ‘Big 6’.
  10. Wolves’ Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in 26 goals in all competitions this season (17 goals, nine assists) – more than any other Premier League player.

EPL Predictions: Burnley vs Man United

Burnley vs Man United: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Burnley vs Man United

Football

December 29, 2019

Turf Moor, Burnley

Burnley vs Man United: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

Man United travel to face Burnley in the English Premier League following their thumping win against Boxing Day win over Newcastle. They will be looking to make it successive EPL wins. However, consistency has been a real problem this term, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently within touching distance of the fourth Champions League spot.

Meanwhile, Burnley are coming on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Everton which saw their 2-game winning streak end. They would like to get back to winning ways and sense the opportunities knowing Man United have struggled against the ‘average’ sides so far in EPL.

Burnley vs Man United Line up:

Burnley forward Ashley Barnes is set to return to the starting line-up at home to Manchester United after being rested for the defeat at Everton.

Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is back after missing that match through suspension, although Johan Berg Gudmundsson’s first appearance since early October after coming on as a substitute gives Sean Dyche more options.

Winger Aaron Lennon could return after illness while Matej Vydra is back in the squad having been given time off following the birth of his baby on Christmas Eve.

Johann Gudmundsson returned from injury in the 1-0 defeat to Everton.

Man United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Scott McTominay looks set to miss Manchester United’s trip to Turf Moor. The Scotland midfielder was replaced by Paul Pogba at half-time against Newcastle on Boxing Day with what manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suspects is knee ligament damage. McTominay was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches.

Axel Tuanzebe missed Thursday’s match through injury, while Marcos Rojo, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly are long-term absentees. Nemanja Matic and Diogo Dalot are among those pushing to be included in the squad for Burnley.

Despite scoring against Newcastle, Mason Greenwood is expected to drop to the bench for Daniel James at Burnley.

Paul Pogba got 45 minutes under his belt on Boxing Day and will surely come into consideration for a start at Turf Moor.

Andreas Pereira played well against Newcastle and will challenge Jesse Lingard for a starting berth here.

Luke Shaw has suffered from muscle injuries in the past and two games in the space of a couple of days may put him in serious danger of another. Ashley Young is on standby.

Burnley vs Man United Predicted line-up:

Burnley

Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Jeff Hendrick, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.

Man United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young; Fred, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Danie James; Anthony Martial.

Burnley vs Man United: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Since winning their first ever English Premier League meeting with Man Utd in August 2009, Burnley are winless in their subsequent nine against them in the competition (D4 L5).
  2. Manchester United have conceded just one goal in their five English Premier League away games against Burnley, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last four and winning the last three.
  3. Burnley haven’t lost their last league game in a calendar year since 2012 (0-1 vs Leicester in the Championship), winning three and drawing three since.
  4. Manchester United haven’t lost their last league game in a calendar year since 2011 (2-3 vs Blackburn Rovers), winning four and drawing three since.
  5. None of Burnley’s last 16 English Premier League home games have finished level, with the Clarets winning eight and losing eight at Turf Moor. No other side is a longer run without a draw at home in the competition.
  6. Burnley have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 6 home matches against Man Utd in all competitions.
  7. Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 away matches against Burnley in all competitions.
  8. Man Utd have won their last 3 away matches against Burnley in all competitions.
  9. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Burnley’s last 3 EPL games.

EPL Match Predictions: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Arsenal vs Chelsea: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Football

December 29, 2019

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Chelsea: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

After managing a draw against Bournemouth in Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge, Arsenal host Chelsea in a bid to move up in the table. They are currently in the bottom half of the table.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will look to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to Southampton as their lead in top 4 is almost blown and another dropped point might see them drop out of Champions League spot.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Calum Chambers is available again after serving a one-match ban. As Sokratis came off against Bournemouth with a knock, Chambers could slot straight into defence here.

Mesut Ozil recovered from injury to start Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of Arsenal.

Nicolas Pepe and Matteo Guendouzi will hope to benefit from any rotation applied.

Gabriel Martinelli (thigh) missed out on Boxing Day through injury and remains a doubt. Hector Bellerin (hamstring), Rob Holding (knee) and Dani Cellabos (hamstring) will be assessed, while Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder) remain out.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Frank Lampard will certainly make changes from the side that lost 2-0 at home to Southampton on Boxing Day.

The Chelsea head coach will desperately hope Mason Mount is fit enough to start, while Mateo Kovacic will return to the side after missing out on Thursday through suspension.

Marcos Alonso will hope to start at left-back, but Lampard may opt for Cesar Azpilicueta on that side and Reece James at right-back.

Despite struggling against Southampton, Lampard afterwards suggested Callum Hudson-Odoi would be rewarded with game time after impressing in training.

Reece James and Marcos Alonso missed the defeat by Southampton, with the latter more likely to be fit to play.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Line up:

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Bukayo Saka, David Luiz, Calum Chambers, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka; Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette.

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalega; Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Tomori, Cesar Azpilicueta; Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante; Willian, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Chelsea have lost five of their last seven in the English Premier League.
  2. Chelsea haven’t kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine matches in all competitions. Arsenal, meanwhile, have kept just one in their last 16.
  3. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 3 home games in the EPL.
  4. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 3 games in EPL.
  5. Arsenal have failed to win 10 of their last 11 matches in EPL.
  6. Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches in EPL.
  7. Arsenal are undefeated in their last 5 home matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
  8. Chelsea have only lost their final league match in one of the last 16 calendar years, back in 2011.
  9. Arsenal lost their final league game of 2018, 5-1 against Liverpool. They’ve not lost their last league game in consecutive calendar years since 1994/1995 (vs QPR and Wimbledon).
  10. Arsenal have never lost a English Premier League home game against Chelsea when they’ve scored the first goal, winning 11 and drawing four of their 15 such games.

EPL Predictions: Wolves vs Manchester City

Wolves vs Manchester City: English Premier League Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Wolves vs Manchester City

Football

December 28, 2019

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

Wolves vs Manchester City: English Premier League Match Prediction

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Man City travel to Molineux to face Wolves in the EPL on Friday night with an intention to avenge their 2-0 loss to them in the return English Premier League fixtures in October. While Man City are riding on confidence after comfortable wins over Arsenal and Leicester in their last 2 EPL games, Wolves too are coming on the back of another come-from-behind win against Norwich.

Man City are 11 pts behind EPL leaders Liverpool (before the gameweek) on 3rd in the table while Wolves have a similar gap with City and are placed 6th.  They are having another good season, which has seen them lose just 3 games in the EPL so far. However, they have played 9 draws.

Wolves performance in EPL 2019:

Nuno Espirito Santo has no fresh injury concerns for Friday’s welcome of Manchester City.

With the extra day of rest, Nuno may name an unchanged side from the weekend.

Adama Traore had scored a brace when the 2 sides met last time and might trouble the City defence once again.

Man City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Man City have won four on the bounce in all competitions since losing the Manchester derby earlier this month.

Sergio Aguero made his return from injury from the bench on Saturday. Pep Guardiola now needs to decide whether to start him or Gabriel Jesus on Friday.

Riyad Mahrez starred against former club Leicester but he has struggled to nail down a regular starting berth at City.

Rodrigo should return to the starting XI, but David Silva and John Stones look set to miss out through injury once again.

Angelino, Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko compete to start at right-back.

Ilkay Gundogan picked up a knock against Leicester and that could pave the way for Phil Foden to start here, unless Bernardo Silva stays in central midfield.

Kevin De Bruyne had Man City fans worried when he limped off in the closing stages against Leicester, but he was quick to ease concerns over his fitness by insisting that it was only cramp and the Belgian should be available for this one.

Rodri, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva are all one booking away from a ban.

Wolves vs Manchester City Line up:

Wolves

Rui Patricio; Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker; Matt Doherty, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny; Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore.

Man City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy; Phil Foden, Rodrigo, Kevin de Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling.

Wolves vs Manchester City: Today's Match Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 9 EPL games.
  2. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 16 of their last 19 EPL matches.
  3. Wolves are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 EPL matches.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Wolves’ last 3 EPL games.
  5. Wolves have lost just 1 of their last 4 games against Man City in all competitions. They won 1 and drew 2- of which 1 they won on penalties.
  6. After Liverpool, Wolves have lost the least number of English Premier League games in 2019-20 so far. However, they have drawn 9 games- most in EPL 2019-20 so far.
  7. Wolves have only lost one of their last 13 league matches and have a super record against the top-six since the beginning of last season.
  8. Man City have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 matches in all competitions.

EPL Predictions: Manchester United vs Newcastle

Manchester United vs Newcastle: English Premier League (EPL) Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Manchester United vs Newcastle

Football

December 26, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United vs Newcastle: English Premier League (EPL) Prediction

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Manchester United host Newcastle in English Premier League as they look to bounce back from another below par performance which saw them lose 2-0 to Watford on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still cannot find a way to play when the opposition give them most of the ball and the same problems will likely rear their head here.

Newcastle are only below Man United in the EPL table on goal difference after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday. Newcastle beat Man United 1-0 in the reverse fixture this season.

Solskjaer will demand a reaction from his players but, as has been the case all season, do not expect one now all of the teams outside the top-six know the blueprint how to frustrate Man United.

Man United’s performance in EPL 2019:

David de Gea will keep his place in the XI despite his howler against Watford on the weekend.

Paul Pogba made his comeback from injury as a substitute in Man United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford on Sunday and he is expected to start on Boxing Day.

Jesse Lingard, Fred or Scott McTominay could make room for the Frenchman in midfield.

Mason Greenwood will surely get the nod to start ahead of one of Daniel James or Anthony Martial on Boxing Day.

Ashley Young or Brandon Williams will fancy their chances of replacing Luke Shaw at left-back too.

David de Gea made another howler at the weekend but should start here.

Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot are closing in on first-team returns.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Line up:

Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron made their comebacks from injury in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, with the latter scoring his first goal for the club.

Florian Lejeune turned in a strong performance on his comeback from another long-term knee injury at the weekend.

In an ideal world Steve Bruce may hold Lejeune back here given the quick turnaround between matches but injuries are limiting his options.

Paul Dummett suffered a groin injury against Palace and is likely to miss out on Boxing Day. Bruce will hope Jetro Willems recovers from a knock in time to return.

Former Manchester United target Sean Longstaff could come into midfield to provide fresh legs if Bruce feels that is necessary.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Predicted line-up:

Man United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young; Scott McTominay, Fred, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial.

Newcastle

Martin Dubravka; Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez, Florian Lejeune; Javier Manquillo, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almiron, Jetro Williems; Joelinton, Andy Carroll.

Manchester United vs Newcastle: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle have won three of their last four EPL games.
  2. Newcastle are aiming to complete their first league double over Man United since the 1930/31 campaign.
  3. Man United haven’t kept a clean sheet in the EPL since September and have failed to keep one in five of their last six home league matches with the Magpies.
  4. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Newcastle’s last 3 away EPL games.
  5. Man United are undefeated in their last 7 home matches in EPL.
  6. Man United have lost just one of their last 34 top-flight home games against Newcastle. However, Newcastle have won 2 of their last 4 meetings.
  7. Man United haven’t lost a home game on Boxing Day since losing 3-0 to Liverpool in 1978.

EPL Predictions: Chelsea vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Southampton: English Premier League Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Chelsea vs Southampton

Football

December 26, 2019

Stamford Bridge, North London

Chelsea vs Southampton: English Premier League Match Prediction

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Chelsea will welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge in the EPL Boxing Day clash. The Blues held onto their 4th place with a victory in the derby with Tottenham, while the Saints moved out of the relegation zone and are currently sitting on the 17th place with 18 points – three above the danger zone.

The win over Spurs moved Chelsea four points clear of English Premier League top 4 and they would be keen to increase that lead further when they host strugglers Southampton on Thursday.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Mateo Kovacic serves a one-match ban for Chelsea due to an accumulation of bookings. Jorginho will return to the starting XI as a result.

Fikayo Tomori returned from injury to start in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Tottenham.

Reece James should start at right-back after Cesar Azpilicueta suffered a hamstring injury at the weekend.

Emerson will hope to replace Marcos Alonso at left-back on Boxing Day.

Frank Lampard played a three-man defence against Tottenham but may revert to a back four against relegation strugglers Southampton even though the structure played well for them.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic will hope to benefit from changes to the starting XI.

Southampton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Southampton got back to winning ways last time out as the picked up huge 3 points in a vital relegation six-pointer against Villa on Saturday.

Danny Ings scored twice in the 3-1 win at Villa and he now has 11 goals for the season and is the joint second highest scorer in the league.

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl will be tempted to name the same starting eleven for this game given how well they played in the win over Villa.

Chelsea vs Southampton Line up:

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Fikayo Tomori, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Emerson; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Tammy Abraham.

Southampton

Alex McCarthy; Cedric Soares, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand; Stuart Armstrong, James Ward-Prowse, Pierre- Emile Hojbjerg, Nathan Redmond; Danny Ings, Shane Long.

Chelsea vs Southampton: Today's Match Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Southampton’s last 9 games in the English Premier League.
  2. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Chelsea’s last 6 home games in EEPL.
  3. Southampton have failed to score on their last three trips to Stamford Bridge and haven’t won away to Chelsea since 2015. The home side are favourites.
  4. Southampton have won three of their last five in the league.
  5. Danny Ings and Tammy Abraham have scored 11 goals each in the EPL and are the joint-second top scorers. Though Ings has been picking up goals in last few games as well, Abraham has found it difficult since his return from hip injury.
  6. Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount have scored 5 goals each for Chelsea while Willian scored just his 2 EPL brace in Chelsea’s last game against the Spurs.
  7. Chelsea have won seven of their last 8 EPL games against Southampton (1 draw), since a 3-1 home loss in October 2015.

EPL Predictions: Bournemouth vs Arsenal

Bournemouth vs Arsenal: English Premier League Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Bournemouth vs Arsenal

Football

December 26, 2019,

Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

Bournemouth vs Arsenal: English Premier League Match Prediction

New manager Mikel Arteta will take charge of his first Arsenal game when they travel to face Bournemouth in their EPL game on Thursday. He watched from the stands as Arsenal were held to a goalless draw against Everton in their last English Premier League game.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth followed up their 1-0 win over Chelsea with a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Saturday.

Arsenal are currently sitting in the bottom half of the EPL points table while Bournemouth are 14th, 4 points and 3 places below them.

Bournemouth’s performance in EPL 2019:

Callum Wilson was only fit enough for the bench on Saturday but should return to the starting XI on Boxing Day.

Joshua King will either move out to the wing, dropping Ryan Fraser to the bench, or play behind Wilson, which would relegate Dan Gosling to the bench.

Diego Rico is suspended for one-match due to an accumulation of bookings and will need replacing at left-back against Arsenal.

Charlie Daniels and Nathan Ake have previously stepped in at left-back this season but both are out injured leaving Eddie Howe short of options on Boxing Day.

With Adam Smith also sidelined, Jack Simpson may have to adapt at left-back as he did on one occasion last season.

Harry Wilson has returned to parent club Liverpool for treatment on a dead leg and looks set to miss out again for the Cherries.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Sokratis returns from suspension for Arsenal but now the Gunners have lost Calum Chambers to a one-match ban.

With Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac both still injured, winger Bukayo Saka may have to continue at left-back for the Gunners.

Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin are doubtful for the game while Dani Ceballos and Rob Holding are still out.

Alexandre Lacazette was pushed to the fringes under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg and will hope for better fortunes under Mikel Arteta.

Arteta took over as permanent Arsenal manager on Sunday and it remains to be seen how the away side will line up in his first game in charge.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Predicted Line-up:

Bournemouth

Aaron Ramsdale; Jack Stacey, Simon Francis, Chris Mepham, Jack Simpson; Ryan Fraser, Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma, Lewis Cook; Joshua King; Callum Wilson.

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, David Luiz, Bukayo Saka; Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka; Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Bournemouth have lost 6 of their last 7 matches in PL.
  2. Arsenal have failed to win 9 of their last 10 English Premier League matches.
  3. Bournemouth have won just 1 of their last 10 meetings with Arsenal in all competitions.
  4. Arsenal have never failed to score against the Cherries and are unlikely to do so on Thursday either.
  5. Bournemouth are winless in their 4 EPL fixtures on Boxing Day.
  6. Of the current sides in the PL, only Man Utd have a higher winning percentage – 80- than Arsenal on Boxing Day- 62 percent.
  7. The game against Everton was Arsenal’s first goalless draw in 77 EPL games, since December 2017.

EPL Predictions 2019: Tottenham vs Brighton

Tottenham vs Brighton: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Tottenham vs Brighton

Football

December 26, 2019,

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Tottenham vs Brighton: English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur will look to bounce back quickly from their defeat to Chelsea when they host Brighton in their EPL clash on Boxing Day.

Spurs fell to a third defeat in five games across all competitions on Sunday, going down 2-0 to Chelsea in the English Premier League.

Brighton, meanwhile, are also coming on the back of a home defeat against Sheffield United and now just have one win in their last seven matches in the PL. They head into Boxing Day five points off the drop.

Spurs had lost to Brighton in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019:

Son Heung-Min starts a three-match ban for his straight red card for violent conduct in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho is therefore forced into at least one change for the Boxing Day welcome of Brighton but he may ponder others too.

Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose will all push for starts on Thursday.

Son’s unavailability could prompt Mourinho to hand Ryan Sessegnon his English Premier League debut for Tottenham. Otherwise a formation change could be on the cards.

Brighton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Brighton remain without Jose Izquierdo and Solly March for the Boxing Day trip to Tottenham.

Graham Potter will ponder changes after their 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday. Fresh legs may be required here given the quick turnaround between matches.

Adam Webster was at fault for Sheffield United’s winner and Shane Duffy will hope to regain his place at centre-back here.

Aaron Connolly burst onto the scene with a double in Brighton’s win over Tottenham earlier in the season and will hope to start against the north London outfit here.

Tottenham vs Brighton Predicted line-up:

Tottenham

Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose; Eric Dier, Harry Winks; Ryan Sessegnon, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura; Harry Kane.

Brighton

Mat Ryan; Martin Montoya, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn; Aaron Mooy, Dale Stephens, Davy Propper; Pascal Gross; Neal Maupay, Aaron Connolly.

Tottenham vs Brighton: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Brighton have failed to score on their last three trips to Tottenham but Jose Mourinho should expect a tough game on Thursday.
  2. Harry Kane has fired a blank in four of his last five games.
  3. Neal Maupay is Brighton’s top EPL goal scorer this season with seven, at least five more than any other player.
  4. Spurs have won their last 3 top-flight home games against Brighton, keeping a clean sheet each time.
  5. Brighton are looking to complete their first ever league double over Spurs.
  6. Spurs are unbeaten in their 13 top-flight Boxing Day clash since losing at Portsmouth in 2013.
  7. Meanwhile, Brighton are winless in their last 10 Boxing Day games.
  8. Since Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge of Spurs, no club has conceded more goals across all competitions- 14- joint most with Arsenal.
  9. Son Heung-min was red carded for the 3rd time in 2019.
  10. Spurs have scored just 3 goals in their last 3 games.

EPL Predictions: Leicester City vs Liverpool

Leicester City vs Liverpool: English Premier League (EPL) Prediction

English Premier League Match Prediction: Leicester City vs Liverpool

Football

December 27, 2019

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Leicester City vs Liverpool: English Premier League (EPL) Prediction

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Liverpool return to English Premier League action after winning the Club World Cup when they travel to take on Leicester on Friday night. EPL leaders Liverpool lead 2nd placed Leicester by 10 pts despite playing one game less.

Meanwhile, Leicester are coming on the back of their first EPL defeat since October on Saturday after slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Man City. Another defeat here might see them drop to 3rd in the table.

Liverpool will be full of confidence after returning to England as world champions. A win here would extend their lead at the top of the table to 13 points with a game in hand.

It is a game Man City will keep a close tab on. A win for Liverpool will make it further tough for Man City to catch them but the practical thing for now looks like catching Leicester so, instead, they would be hoping for Leicester to drop points.

Leicester’s performance in EPL 2019:

Despite losing 3-1 to Manchester City on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers is not expected to change his starting XI against Liverpool.

Harvey Barnes picked up a knock to his ankle against City and will need assessing closer to kick-off. Marc Albrighton and Demarai Gray are on standby to deputise.

Rodgers has said he will rest Jamie Vardy over the Christmas period but it’s unlikely to happen on Boxing Day. Potentially in the game after, however..

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was in a protective boot at the end of Saturday’s World Club Cup final victory over Flamengo and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Georginio Wijnaldum missed both World Club Cup matches with a muscle injury and remains a major doubt for Liverpool on Boxing Day.

Expect Naby Keita and James Milner to play either side of Jordan Henderson in central midfield as a result of Liverpool’s injuries.

Dejan Lovren did not travel to Qatar after picking up a thigh injury earlier this month, and no timescale has so far been put on his return.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Predicted line-up:

Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel; Ben Chilwell, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira; Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita; Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.

Leicester City vs Liverpool: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Liverpool are undefeated in their last 34 EPL matches.
  2. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 EPL matches.
  3. Leicester are undefeated in their last 11 home matches in EPL.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 away EPL games.
  5. Leicester have only lost three games this season and one was to Liverpool. Both teams have scored in the last five meetings between the two sides.
  6. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have both scored 9 goals each on the EPL and are likely to add to their tallies.
  7. Jamie Vardy has scored 17 goals already in the EPL and he fancies playing against Liverpool. Expect him to increase his tally.

La Liga Predictions: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

La Liga Match Prediction: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

Football

December 23, 2019,

Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid will bring their 2019 to a close with a home La Liga fixture against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night.

Los Blancos are level on points with Barcelona at the top of the table heading into this weekend’s matches, while Bilbao sit seventh with 27 points to show for their efforts this term.

Bilbao, on the other hand, currently sit seventh in La Liga, just three points off the top four. They have only lost four of their 17 league matches and will be looking to challenge for a Champions League spot this term.

Real Madrid’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Barring Karim Benzema no player has been able to score goals on a consistent basis for Madrid. Their second highest scorer in the league this season is Sergio Ramos while Gareth Bale has 2.

A record of 10 wins, six draws and one defeat has seen Los Blancos collect 36 points. They have the joint-second best defensive record in the league this term, while their performance at Camp Nou on Wednesday would have given their fans plenty of confidence heading into the winter break.

Madrid are also unbeaten at the Bernabeu in all competitions this season, while they have won six of their last seven league fixtures on home soil, which is an indication of the size of the task facing Bilbao.

Madrid will once again be without Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Eden Hazard and Marcelo through injury, while James Rodriguez remains on the sidelines despite stepping up his recovery from a knee problem by taking part in training this week.

Casemiro is suspended after picking up a booking against Barca, meanwhile, meaning that Luka Modric could return alongside Federico Valverde and Toni Kroos in midfield.

There is also likely to be a change in the final third with Rodrygo Goes pushing to replace Gareth Bale, although Isco is expected to keep his spot having impressed against Ernesto Valverde’s side.

Athletic Bilbao’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Bilbao, meanwhile, were in Copa del Rey action on Thursday, recording a 3-0 win over Tercera Division side Intercity. They have only taken a point from their last two league fixtures, though, losing at Real Betis before being held at home by Eibar last weekend.

Ander Capa will be unavailable through suspension having picked up a booking against Eibar last weekend, while Yeray Alvarez, Oscar de Marcos, Iker Muniain and Artiz Aduriz are on the treatment table.

The visitors will be far from at full strength heading into this match, and Raul Garcia could again start in the centre-forward position with support from Inaki Williams and Inigo Cordoba in the wide areas.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Predicted Line-up:

Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Isco.

Athletic Bilbao

Unai Simon; Lekue, Inigo Martinez, Unai Nunez, Yuri Berchiche; Dani Garcia, Unai Lopez; San Jose, Inaki Williams, Inigo Cordoba; Raul Garcia

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Real Madrid have won 14 of their last 15 home matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions.
  2. Real Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 15 home matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions.
  3. Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 15 home matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions.
  4. Real Madrid have won 6 of their last 7 la liga home matches.
  5. Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 8 la liga matches.
  6. Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 18 games in all competitions.
  7. Real Madrid boast second-best defensive record in the league behind only Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Barcelona have conceded 8 more than Real. However, Barca have also scored 10 more.
  8. Karim Benzema is la liga 2019-20’s top scorer (before this gameweek) with 12 goals. In addition, he also has 5 assists, only 1 less than leader Lionel Messi. He is likely to add to his tally.
  9. Both the sides have only conceded 12 goals each in la liga 2019-20.
  10. Bilbao have not triumphed in the league at the Bernabeu since February 2005, and it is a big ask for the Basque outfit to overcome Zidane’s outfit on Sunday night.

EPL Predictions: Manchester United vs Watford

EPL Predictions: Manchester United vs Watford

English Premier League Match Prediction: Manchester United vs Watford

Football

December 22, 2019

Vicarage Road, Watford

EPL Predictions: Manchester United vs Watford

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Watford head coach Nigel Pearson takes charge of his first home match looking to secure the Hornets’ first Vicarage Road victory of the season when they host Man United in PL. He is Watford’s 3rd manager of the season.

Meanwhile, sixth-placed Man United are seeking to extend their six-match unbeaten run and close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea, who are currently four points ahead. They are coming on the back of a 1-1 draw that ended their 2-game winning streak which saw them beat Man City and Spurs in the PL.

Watford’s performance in EPL 2019:

New manager Nigel Pearson has a number of injury doubts at present but his focus will be on shoring things up defensively as they welcome United.

Former Man United players Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck will miss out against their former club on Sunday.

Adam Masina is carrying a thigh injury while Jose Holebas is likely out with an ankle problem so that could leave Pearson without a natural left-back.

Wasteful finishing proved Watford’s downfall against Liverpool last weekend but Nigel Pearson may stick with the same XI.

Manchester United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Man United’s good form continued last week as they drew with Everton and then a much-changed team beat Colchester in the League Cup in midweek.

Mason Greenwood, who scored after coming off the bench against Everton, failed to pile further pressure on Anthony Martial’s starting spot in midweek and is expected to settle for a place on the bench here.

Paul Pogba remains sidelined for Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to name an unchanged XI from last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Everton.

Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira are in competition with Jesse Lingard for a starting berth in attacking midfield.

Manchester United vs Watford Predicted Line up:

Man United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.

Watford

Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Craig Cathcart, Christian Kabasele, Adrian Mariappa; Will Hughes, Etienne Capoue; Abdoulaye Doucoure, Ismaila Sarr, Gerard Deulofeu; Troy Deeney.

Manchester United vs Watford Prediction: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Man United have won 11 of their 12 PL meetings (92 per cent) with Watford. Only against Wigan Athletic do they have a higher win rate (94 per cent) of teams they have played at least 10 times.
  2. Marcus Rashford has scored 10 Premier League goals this season, one more than Watford. The last Man Utd player to score more before Christmas in a campaign was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with 11 in 2016/17. 
  3. Nigel Pearson’s only previous home Premier League encounter against Man Utd was in September 2014, winning 5-3 with Leicester City. Only six managers have won their first two home matches against the Red Devils in the English Premier League, most recently Antonio Conte in 2017. 
  4. After going six league matches unbeaten against United between 1984 and 1986, Watford have lost 14 of their last 15 against the Red Devils in the top flight (W1). 
  5. Watford have failed to win 20 of their last 21 PL matches.
  6. Watford have failed to score in their last 3 PL matches.
  7. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Watford’s last 3 PL games.
  8. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 6 Pl matches.

EPL Predictions: Tottenham vs Chelsea

English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction: Tottenham vs Chelsea

English Premier League Match Prediction: Tottenham vs Chelsea

Football

December 22, 2019,

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

English Premier League (EPL) Match Prediction: Tottenham vs Chelsea

For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Jose Mourinho will be aiming to make it five wins from six matches as Tottenham Hotspur head coach when they host Chelsea in the PL. A victory would mean Spurs leapfrogging Chelsea into the top four of the English Premier League. They are coming on the back of a 2-1 win over Wolves.

Meanwhile, The Blues are seeking a sixth away win of the season on their first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. They are coming on the back of a 1-0 loss against Bournemouth.

Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019:

Spurs coach Jose Mourinho is without no fewer than five players for the welcome of Chelsea.

Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Erik Lamela, Ben Davies and Tanguy Ndombele sit this one out.

Mourinho appears to have settled on this being his preferred team for now and an unchanged line-up is highly likely for this London derby.

There are no new injury concerns coming into this clash with Chelsea and Mourinho is likely to field a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud will both be assessed, but Frank Lampard may not risk the pair with the games coming thick and fast.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still some way from full match fitness, so misses out.

Kurt Zouma is set to continue alongside Antonio Rudiger, while Mateo Kovacic may come in for Mason Mount.

Frank Lampard is expected to make a couple of changes after such a flat display and he may decide to bring the in-form Kovacic back in.

With the attack struggling for inspiration, he may also be inclined to bring Hudson-Odoi in with either Pulisic or Willian dropping out.

Chelsea are expected to field a 4-3-3 formation again.

Tottenham vs Chelsea Predicted Line-up:

Tottenham

Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen; Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier; Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane.

Chelsea

 Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic.

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho has won 12 and lost none of his 13 home matches in all competitions against teams he has previously managed, including winning all three against Chelsea.
  2. Dele Alli has scored five goals in his last four Premier League meetings with Chelsea. Against no side has he scored more goals in the competition.
  3. Chelsea have had 53 different Premier League goal scorers against Spurs, excluding own goals, more than any club has had against another in the competition.
  4. No team has won more English Premier League London derbies than Chelsea, who have been victorious 128 times, level with Arsenal.
  5. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 8 away games in PL.
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham’s last 5 PL games.
  7. Tottenham are undefeated in their last 6 home matches in PL.
  8. Spurs have won 3 of their last 5 PL games against Chelsea (lost other 2), as many as they had in their previous 20 games against them in the PL.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Man City vs Leicester

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Man City vs Leicester

Football

December 21, 2019

Etihad, Manchester

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Man City welcome high-flying Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening in a match which pits third against second in the Premier League table.

The champions trail their visitors by four points after 17 games of the season, while both teams will be looking to take the opportunity to close the gap on runaway leaders Liverpool, who are away on Club World Cup duty.

Man City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Sergio Aguero returned to training at the start of the week but was not risked in Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final win over Oxford. It’s unclear whether he is fit enough to start or whether Gabriel Jesus will continue up front.

Phil Foden has started Manchester City’s last three matches and will hope to continue in midfield with David Silva still nursing his way back to a full recovery.

Neither Bernardo Silva nor Riyad Mahrez are at their best and both could find themselves on the bench for the second straight league match if Foden is preferred on the wing.

Leicester City’s performance in EPL 2019:

After only managing a 1-1 draw with Norwich last weekend, Brendan Rodgers may revert back to a 4-5-1 formation at the Etihad, with Kelechi Iheanacho dropped against his former club.

Matty James is the only absentee.

Man City vs Leicester Predicted line-up:

Man City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy; Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling; Gabriel Jesus.

Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Ben Chilwell; Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy.

EPL 2019: Man City vs Leicester Prediction

  1. The Foxes have won more games, lost half as many and conceded eight fewer goals than Saturday’s hosts so far this season, while they also boast the division’s best goal difference ahead of even Liverpool.
  2. Man City have won six of the last seven meetings with Leicester across all competitions and boast a far superior head-to-head record over the entire history of the fixture with 59 wins compared to 30 for Leicester.
  3. Man City have won 249 Premier League matches since January 1, 2010. They could become only the second team in English top-flight history to reach 250 victories in a single decade, after Manchester United’s 255 in the 2000s. 
  4. Leicester have won their last four Premier League away matches by an aggregate score of 17-1. The Foxes have never previously won five consecutive away matches in the top flight. 
  5. Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has the most goals in the EPL this season, with 16, while Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne has the most assists, with nine. They are the top two players for most goal involvements in the competition (Vardy 19, De Bruyne 15). 
  6. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 15 of their last 18 EPL matches.
  7. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 8 EPL games.
  8. Leicester have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 away EPL matches.

La Liga Match today: Barcelona vs Alaves

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La Liga Match Prediction: Barcelona vs Alaves

Football

December 21, 2019

Camp Nou, Barcelona

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After a lacklustre performance in the El Clasico against Real Madrid, Barcelona host 14th placed Alaves in la liga to continue piling pressure on Real Madrid on top of the la liga table. They are currently levelled in terms of points.

They have drawn their last two games in LaLiga, dropping points against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid.

Alaves, meanwhile, are coming on the back of a second-round defeat against Real Jaen in the Copa del Rey. They are winless in 4 games.

Barcelona’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Sergio Busquets was unfit to feature in El Clasico in midwee,k but should be ready to return to the midfield on Saturday.

Nelson Semedo is also expected to get the nod at right-back ahead of Sergi Roberto.

Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti will battle it out to feature at centre-back alongside Gerard Pique.

While Lionel Messi leads the goal-scorer chart, he has been brilliantly supported by Luis Suarez, who has scored 9 goals, and Antoine Griezmann, who has 6 in the league so far.

Alaves performance in La Liga 2019:

Victor Laguardia and Mubarak Wakaso both return from suspension and should come back into the side at centre-back and in central midfield, respectively.

Ximo Navarro is expected to replace Martin at right back owing to Asier Garitano wanting to keep things tight at the back.

Oliver Burke and Aleix Vidal should feature out wide as one striker is sacrificed, leaving Joselu likely to feature from the bench.

Tomas Pina remains sidelined.

Alaves are likely to use a 4-3-3 formation.

Barcelona vs Alaves Predicted line-up:

Barcelona

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Ivan Rakitic, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann.

Alaves

Fernando Pacheco; Ruben Duarte, Victor Laguardia, Rodrigo Ely, Ximo Navarro; Pere Pons, Manu Garcia, Mubarak Wakaso; Oliver Burke, Lucas Perez, Aleix Vidal.

La Liga 2019-20: Barcelona vs Alaves Predictions

  1. Alaves are winless in their last 4 games.
  2. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 18 games across all competitions.
  3. Lionel Messi leads la liga goal-scorer chart with 12 goals. He has been brilliantly supported by Luis Suarez, who has scored 9 goals, and Antoine Griezmann, who has 6 in the league so far.
  4. Lucas Perez is Alaves’ top scorer in la liga. He has scored 8 goals. He also has 2 assists to go with it.
  5. Barcelona are undefeated in their last 20 home matches in la liga.
  6. Barcelona have won 9 of their last 10 home matches against Alaves in all competitions.
  7. Barcelona have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 home matches against Alaves in all competitions.
  8. Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches against Alaves in all competitions.
  9. Alaves have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches in la liga.
  10. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Alaves’ last 6 away games in la liga.
  11. Deportivo Alaves have conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 away matches in la liga.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Everton vs Arsenal

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Everton vs Arsenal

Football

December 21, 2019

Goodison Park

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. The match of the day is Everton vs Arsenal.

Everton host Arsenal in Premier League (EPL) in what might be the last game in charge for Duncan Ferguson, as caretaker manager, this term, on Saturday. Everton haven’t lost 3 games under him, in 90 minutes, while 10th placed Arsenal are coming on the back of a thumping 3-0 defeat against Man City.

Everton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be confirmed as Everton manager before Saturday’s game but the Italian is not expected to take over properly until after this match. It means Duncan Ferguson will oversee things for the fourth game in a row.

Everton are not expected to recover any of their injured players in time for Saturday’s game. That leaves Ferguson limited in terms of potential changes. The Toffees will at least hope to have Gylfi Sigurdsson and Djibril Sidibe back from illness.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Arsenal expect to have former captain Mikel Arteta in their dug-out on Saturday, as they close in on appointing the Manchester City assistant manager as Unai Emery’s long-term successor.

Sead Kolasinac is a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Goodison Park due to an ankle injury suffered in last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City. With Kieran Tierney also ruled out, Arsenal have a real problem at left-back.

Sokratis is suspended for one match due to an accumulation of bookings, which should pave the way for David Luiz to start at Everton.

If Calum Chambers is required at full-back to cover for Arsenal’s defensive injuries, the Gunners may have no choice but to play Shkodran Mustafi. Konstantinos Mavropanos is also an option, albeit an inexperienced one.

Granit Xhaka has missed Arsenal’s last two matches due to the concussion protocol but should be available to play on Saturday.

Alexandre Lacazette has dropped down the pecking order under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg and will hope to return to the starting XI if Arteta is appointed in time.

Everton vs Arsenal Predicted line-up:

Everton

Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Leighton Baines; Bernard, Mason Holgate, Tom Davies, Alex Iwobi; Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Calum Chambers, Konstantinos Mavropanos, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka; Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

EPL 2019: Everton vs Arsenal Prediction

  1. Tenth-placed Arsenal are aiming for back-to-back away wins as they attempt to go level on points with Manchester United in sixth.
  2. Everton won this exact fixture 1-0 in April but have not triumphed in back-to-back league matches against Arsenal since a run of three between March 1985 and April 1986.
  3. Since losing 6-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in December last year, Everton have won four of their last five home Premier League matches against London sides (D1).
  4. Arsenal have won more matches, 33, and scored more goals, 107, against Everton than they have against any other side in the English Premier League (EPL).
  5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 11 goals have been worth 11 points to Arsenal this season, more than any other player in PL. He has scored in six of the Gunners’ last seven league wins, including four out of five this term. 
  6. Saturday’s encounter will represent the 212th competitive meeting between the two clubs, with Arsenal registering 105 wins in comparison to 61 victories for Everton.
  7. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 5 PL games. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 PL matches.

La Liga Match today: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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La Liga Match Prediction: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Football

December 19, 2019,

Camp Nou, Barcelona

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Real Madrid had to score an injury time goal against Valencia to keep the anticipation of this el clasico game against Barcelona at its peak. That goal meant Barcelona and Real Madrid are level on points going into their la liga clash on Wednesday night. A win for either of the team will break them free on the top.

The first el clasico of the season comes 52 days after initially scheduled and will see Barcelona play host.

Barcelona host Real Madrid following a controversial draw against Real Sociedad. The draw ended their 7-game winning run in all competition.

It would also be a battle of the top scorer in the league. Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema both have 12 goals in la liga 2019-20 and are also their team’s leading assists makers.

The corresponding fixture last season saw Suarez steal the show with a fine hat-trick in a 5-1 win for Barcelona, who ran riot despite being without Messi.

Barcelona’s performance in La Liga 2019:

While Messi leads the goal-scorer chart, he has been brilliantly supported by Luis Suarez, who has scored 9 goals, and Antoine Griezmann, who has 6 in the league so far.

Ousmane Dembele remains sidelined while Arthur continues to struggle with injury – something the club are understood to be particularly unhappy with after a couple of snowboarding sessions impacted his recovery.

Nelson Semedo is back available having returned from injury off the bench at the weekend, and his inclusion could be the only change from the draw with Sociedad if Jordi Alba is deemed ready to start two matches in quick succession following his own recent absence.

Real Madrid’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Barring Karim Benzema no player has been able to score goals on a consistent basis for Madrid. Their second highest scorer in the league this season is Sergio Ramos while Gareth Bale has 2.

Real Madrid will still be without their marquee summer signing Eden Hazard for this match, with the former Chelsea player forced to wait for his first taste of the Clasico due to a foot injury.

Hazard is one of a number of absentees for the visitors, with Marcelo, James Rodriguez, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez also sidelined through injury for this match.

Zidane will have Ferland Mendy back available after suspension, though, with the full-back expected to replace Nacho in the side.

Casemiro will also come back into the team after being rested at the weekend, while Vinicius Junior and Gareth Bale are among the other players pushing for a start.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predicted line-up:

Barcelona

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.

Real Madrid

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.

La Liga 2019-20 Predictions: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

  1. Barcelona have scored at least 4 goals in their last 4 la liga home matches.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Barcelona’s last 7 la liga home games.
  3. Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 7la liga matches.
  4. Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 6 el Clasico meetings against Real Madrid. They have won 4, having scored 15 goals. However, they have conceded just 4.
  5. Barcelona have already lost three times in la liga 2019-20, although only one of those has come since September. They have lost just one of their last 17 games across all competitions.
  6. Real Madrid, too, have lost just one of their last 17 games in all competitions.
  7. Real Madrid boast second-best defensive record in the league behind only Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Barcelona have conceded 8 more than Real. However, Barca have also scored 10 more.
  8. Lionel Messi has scored 26 Clasico goals.

Serie A League Match Prediction: Fiorentina vs Inter Milan

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Serie A League Match: Fiorentina vs Inter Milan Match Prediction​

Football

December 16, 2019,

Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence

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After being knocked out of the Champions League this week, Inter travel to face Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday night. They have had a very strong Serie A season and led the points table going into the matchweek. They are yet to drop a point away from home so far.

On the other hand, Fiorentina have lost each of their last four Serie A games and Montella’s position as head coach has been under a lot of pressure recently.

Franck Ribery’s absences have played a big part in these poor results and the Viola need Federico Chiesa to step up and fill the attacking void over the next few weeks.

After a thumping win in the Carabao Cup, Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion FC side, who are unbeaten in their last 2 matches, in their Premier League clash as they look to shake off their shaky start and improve upon their position – they are currently ranked 11th. Chelsea will also be aiming to get their first home league win of the season.

Fiorentina’s performance in Serie A 2019:

There has been little to suggest that La Viola are capable of pushing for a European spot this term, though, as a total of 16 points has left them in 13th spot in the table. They have only won four of their 15 league outings this term and sit just five points clear of the relegation zone.

Franck Ribery underwent surgery this week to ease his recovery from an ankle injury he suffered against Lecce, meaning that the Frenchman will be out for the next two months.

Fiorentina will be unable to call upon the services of Kevin-Prince Boateng either.

Pol Lirola is pushing for a spot in the XI having been an unnamed substitute against Torino last time out, although 19-year-old forward Dusan Vlahovic is expected to continue in attack alongside Federico Chiesa.

Inter’s performance in Serie A 2019:

Alessandro Bastoni is expected to start in place of Diego Godin in defence, while Danilo D’Ambrosio and Valentino Lazaro will replace Antonio Candreva and Cristiano Biraghi as wing-backs.

As for Inter, Alexis Sanchez, Nicolo Barella and Stefano Sensi remain on the sidelines, while neither Kwadwo Asamoah nor Roberto Gagliardini are expected to be involved this weekend.

It would be fair to say that Conte’s squad is stretched at the moment, particularly in the middle of the park, where Borja Valero is likely to earn another start alongside Matias Vecino and Marcelo Brozovic.

There will be no change in attack with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez set to continue their partnership.

Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Predicted line-up​

Fiorentina

Bartlomiej Dragowski; Martin Caceres, German Pezzella, Nikola Milenkovic; Dalbert, Gaetano Castrovilli, Milan Badelj, Erick Pulgar, Pol Lirola; Federico Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic.

Inter Milan

Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Valentino Lazaro, Borja Valero, Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Danilo D’Ambrosio; Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.

Serie A League: Fiorentina vs Inter Milan prediction​

  1. Fiorentina have not won any of the last four Serie A matches between the two teams, although the corresponding match during the 2018-19 campaign ended in a 3-3 draw.
  2. Inter have won their last 7 away matches in Serie A.
  3. Inter have scored at least 2 goals in their last 7 away matches in Serie A.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Inter’s last 5 away games in Serie A.
  5. Fiorentina have lost their last 4 matches in Serie A.
  6. Fiorentina have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Inter in all competitions.
  7. Inter have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 7 away matches in Serie A.
  8. Inter have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Fiorentina in all competitions.
  9. Fiorentina have lost with a 1 goal margin in their last 3 matches (Serie A).
  10. Fiorentina are undefeated in their last 5 home matches against Inter in all competitions.

La Liga Match today: Valencia vs Real Madrid prediction

La Liga Match Prediction: Valencia vs Real Madrid

Football

December 16, 2019

Mestalla Stadium, Valencia

Real Madrid will go in search of their fifth straight La Liga victory on Sunday night when they travel to the Mestalla to face Valencia. Los Blancos are currently second in la liga– level on points with leaders Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Valencia sit eighth having picked up 26 points from their first 16 matches of the campaign. They are coming on the back of a 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League which helped them book their spot in the knockout round.

Valencia’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Valencia have a fairly substantial injury list heading into this weekend’s contest, with the likes of Cristiano Piccini, Goncalo Guedes, Denis Cheryshev and Geoffrey Kondogbia still on the sidelines.

Kevin Gameiro and Maxi Gomez are also out due to injury, so Rodrigo should start unchallenged up front.

Jasper Cillessen is still sidelined with a calf injury, so Jaume Domenech will feature in between the sticks.

Manu Vallejo and Ferran Torres are expected to be deployed in the wide areas by Albert Celades.

Albert Celades’s side have beaten Villarreal and Levante in their last two la liga games to move into eighth position in the table with a record of seven wins, five draws and four defeats.

They are likely to use a 4-3-3 formation.

Real Madrid’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Ferland Mende is banned for the away side, which will see Nacho start at left back.

Eden Hazard, Lucas Vazquez, James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio remain unavailable for selection, while it seems unlikely that key midfielder Casemiro will be risked as a booking for the Brazilian against Valencia would rule him out of next week’s Clasico at Camp Nou.

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are expected to lead the line for Real Madrid.

Luka Modric will likely help to pack the midfield owing to Zinedine Zidane having injuries to key attackers.

Real are likely to use a 4-3-1-2 formation.

Valencia vs Real Madrid: Predicted line-up​

Valencia

Jaume Domenech; Daniel Wass, Ezequiel Garay, Gabriel Paulist, Jose Gaya; Carlos Soler, Francis Coquelin, Daniel Parejo; Manu Vallejo, Rodrigo Moreno, Ferran Torres.

Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Nacho; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Federico Valverde; Luka Modric; Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema.

La Liga 2019-20 Predictions: Valencia vs Real Madrid

  1. Valencia have seen over 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 12 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions. Expect that run to continue.
  2. Real Madrid have won their last 4 matches in La Liga.
  3. Valencia are undefeated in their last 9 home matches in La Liga. However, this run might end on Sunday night.
  4. Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches in La Liga.
  5. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Valencia’s last 3 games in La Liga.
  6. Valencia have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.
  7. Karim Benzema has scored 11 goals in la liga 2019-20 so far and is likely to add to that tally. In addition, he also has 5 assists.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Arsenal vs Man City

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Arsenal vs Man City

Football

December 15, 2019,

Emirates Stadium, London

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Arsenal look to continue their winning run in the Premier League when they host Man City on Sunday. Arsenal have won 1, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their last 3 PL games and would be keen to build on to their PL win against West Ham in their last game.

Meanwhile, Man City would look to bounce back from their Premier League defeat against Man United. City too had similar results in their last 3 PL games- 1 win, 1 draw and 1 lose. However, they are coming on the back of a 4-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney are both sidelined for Arsenal, with the latter out for three months.

Granit Xhaka will return next week due to the concussion protocol. Matteo Guendouzi should start as a result.

Freddie Ljungberg will hope to have Nicolas Pepe available after the winger took some heavy hits on Monday. He will have late fitness test.

Alexandre Lacazette may have to settle for another place on the bench, with Gabriel Martinelli set to start again.

Man City’s performance in EPL 2019:

David Silva is a big doubt for Man City and has not trained this week after sustaining a knock in the derby defeat by Manchester United. Phil Foden may start after an impressive display in the Champions League. Ilkay Gundogan is perhaps favourite, however.

John Stones (hamstring) and Sergio Aguero (muscular) are ruled out, but Pep Guardiola has confirmed no other injury concerns.

Oleksandr Zinchenko made his return from injury in Tuesday’s 4-1 win away to Dinamo Zagreb to boost Pep Guardiola’s defensive options going into the busy festive period.

Illness ruled Ederson out in midweek and Guardiola will hope to have his first-choice goalkeeper available at the Emirates.

Arsenal vs Man City: Predicted Line-up​

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Calum Chambers, David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac; Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira; Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Gabriel Martinelli; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.

EPL 2019: Arsenal vs Man City Prediction

  1. Arsenal have conceded the first goal in their last five Premier League encounters. They’ve never conceded first in six consecutive matches in the competition.
  2. Gabriel Martinelli scored on his first PL start for Arsenal against West Ham. Only three players have scored on their first two PL starts in the competition for the Gunners – Ian Wright, Davor Suker and Alex Iwobi.
  3. Man City have won their last two Premier League trips to Arsenal, more than they had in their previous 32 top-flight visits to Emirates Stadium or Highbury.
  4. Man City could become the first team to win three consecutive top-flight matches at Arsenal since West Ham did so between 1991 and 1995.
  5. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 7 Premier League games.
  6. Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches against Man City in all competitions.
  7. Man City have won their last 5 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  8. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  9. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 away matches in Premier League.
  10. Man City have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  11. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 4 Premier League games.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Man United vs Everton

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Man United vs Everton

Football

December 15, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. Today’s match is Man United vs Everton.

Man United host a resurgent Everton side in their Premier League clash on Sunday. While Man Utd are coming on the back of back to back PL wins over Spurs and Man City, Everton are riding high on confidence after beating Chelsea in their last Premier League game, which was their first game since the sacking of their manager Marco Silva.

A win for Manchester United will keep them on 5th while anything less is likely to see them drop in the Premier League table. Meanwhile, Everton will get further away from the relegation zone if they avoid a defeat.

Man United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Jesse Lingard could be in contention, with the midfielder trying to recover from a knock picked up in the Manchester derby.

Luke Shaw is likely to be available, but Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all remain out.

Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood compete for a starting spot in attack.

Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are in competition to start at left-back.

Otherwise, United’s XI is relatively settled at the moment with Paul Pogba still sidelined.

Everton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Everton have both Theo Walcott and Morgan Schneiderlin unavailable with calf problems, although caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson is hopeful Lucas Digne will be fit after he took part in training on Friday.

Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph have resumed light training and their fitness will be assessed ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. Jean-Philippe Gbamin (quadriceps) and Andre Gomes (ankle) remain long-term absentees.

Former Manchester United defender Micheal Keane is expected to start.

Man United vs Everton: Predicted Line-up​

Man United

David de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; James, Andreas, Rashford; Martial.

Everton

Pickford; Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Delph, Bernard; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

EPL 2019: Man United vs Everton Prediction

  1. Man Utd have won 36 of their 54 PL meetings with Everton, more than any side has won against another in the history of the competition. 
  2. Man Utd are looking to win three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since winning their first six under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in January.
  3. Everton won 4-0 against Man Utd at Goodison Park in the last PL meeting between these sides. They’ve not won consecutive league encounters with the Red Devils since completing the double over them in 2013/14.
  4. Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored four goals in his last five PL trips to Old Trafford. Only Steven Gerrard has scored more as a visiting player at Man Utd than Sigurdsson, with five.
  5. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd’s last 5 PL games.
  6. Everton have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches in the Premier League.
  7. Man Utd have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 PL matches.
  8. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Everton’s last 4 away PL games.
  9. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 6 home matches in the Premier League.
  10. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 6 home matches against Everton in all competitions.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Wolves vs Tottenham

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Wolves vs Tottenham

Football

December 15, 2019,

Molineux Stadium

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Wolves host Spurs in the battle of 6th place in the PL on Sunday. Wolves are currently placed 1 ahead of Spurs in the Premier League table with only 1 point separating the sides. A win for either team will send them in the top 6 at least, if not higher. Wolves have lost just 2 games in the Premier League and are coming on the back of a win in Europa League but have seen 3 of their last 5 games in all competition end in a draw.

Meanwhile, Spurs are coming on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. However, they had won their last PL game against Burnley 5-0. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and hence the fixture proves to be an interesting match-up, at least on cards.

Wolves’s performance in EPL 2019:

Wolves remain without Willy Boly (ankle), while Morgan Gibbs-White (back) is unlikely to be available.

Despite a 2-2 draw at Brighton last weekend, Wolves could name the same XI from the stalemate.

Spurs’s performance in EPL 2019:

Harry Winks (ankle) returned to training with Spurs this week and could be in contention. Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier are available having been rested for the midweek Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

Erik Lamela (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (elbow), Michel Vorm (calf), and Ben Davies (ankle) continue their rehabilitation.

Tanguy Ndombele will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s trip to Wolves.

Jose Mourinho could name the same XI that started the 5-0 win over Burnley last weekend after resting key players in Munich in midweek.

Wolves vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-up​

Wolves

Rui Patricio; Leander Dendoncker, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Matt Doherty, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny; Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota.

Spurs

Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen; Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko; Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.

EPL 2019: Wolves vs Tottenham Prediction

  1. Wolves have lost only one of their last 19 competitive matches. Unbeaten in eight at Molineux, winning 5, they’ll look to at least maintain their one point lead above Tottenham in the table.
  2. Spurs have won their two league trips to Wolves following the latter’s return to the PL, but have won only one of their last 14 away Premier League games.
  3. Wolves beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley in their last Premier League meeting in December 2018. They’ve not won consecutive matches against the north London club since completing the league double over them in 2009/10. 
  4. Since the start of last season, Wolves have taken more points against the 2018/19 top six than any other side who finished outside of these places last term, with 21.
  5. Harry Kane has scored nine Premier League goals this season, and could become the first player to score 10 in six consecutive top-flight campaigns for Spurs since Robbie Keane, who did so between 2002/03 and 2007/08. 
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Spurs’ last 8 PL away games, with Spurs conceding at least 2 in these games.
  7. Wolves are undefeated in their last 11 PL matches.
  8. Spurs have failed to win 13 of their last 14 away matches in PL.
  9. Spurs have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches against Wolves in all competitions.
  10. Only Liverpool have lost less No. of matches than Wolves in the PL so far- 2.
  11. Diogo Jota has scored 5 goals in his last 2 games in all competitions.

La Liga Predictions: Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

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La Liga Match Prediction: Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

Football

December 14, 2019,

Anoeta Stadium

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Barcelona travel to face Real Sociedad in la liga on Saturday with a chance to go 3 points clear of Real Madrid on the top of the ladder. Barcelona are coming on the back of a 2-1 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League despite not fielding their best XI. They won their last la liga game against Mallorca 5-2.

Meanwhile, Sociedad also have a chance to close their gap on 3rd placed Sevilla. Sociedad have been inconsistent and have dropped points in 4 of their last 6 games.

Barcelona’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Barcelona will be fresh for the Barcelona vs Real Sociedad match this weekend after resting several first-team faces in their midweek Champions League game against Inter Milan, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique. 

Jordi Alba is still an injury doubt for the away side, which will see Junior Firpo continue at left-back.

Ivan Rakitic is expected to get another chance in central midfield after some recent outings.

Nelson Semedo is still recovering from injury, which should lead to Sergi Roberto retaining his place at right-back.

Ansu Fati will hope to usurp Antoine Griezmann in the team after his impact from the bench against Inter on Tuesday.

Real Sociedad’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Joseba Zaldua is back after suspension for the home side and will return at right-back for the Barcelona vs Real Sociedad match.

Robin Le Normand is sidelined due to a ban, however, with Igor Zubeldia expected to partner Diego Llorente at centre-back.

Ander Guevara should anchor the midfield for Imanol Alguacil’s men. They are likely to use a 4-3-3 formation.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Predicted line-up​

Barcelona

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Frenkie De Jong, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic; Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi.

Sociedad

Alex Remiro; Joseba Zaldua, Diego Llorente, Igor Zubeldia, Nacho Monreal; Martin Odegaard, Ander Guevara, Mikel Merino; Portu, Mikel Oyarzabal, Willian Jose.

La Liga 2019-20 Predictions: Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

  1. Barcelona have won their last 7 matches against Real Sociedad in all competitions.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Barcelona’s last 8 games in La Liga, with Barcelona scoring at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 la liga matches.
  3. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Real Sociedad’s last 6 home games in La Liga.
  4. Real Sociedad have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Barcelona in all competitions.
  5. Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Real Sociedad in all competitions.
  6. Sociedad secured their fourth clean sheet of the season last time out, but will face a sterner test this weekend.
  7. Lionel Messi is the top scorer in la liga 2019-20 and is almost certain to add to his tally of 12 la liga goals on Saturday. He also has 5 assists and might set up Luis Suarez, who has 8 goals, or Antoine Griezmann, who has 5 goals, to increase his tally.
  8. Willian Jose has scored 7 la liga goals for Sociedad this season and might add to his tally given the defensive fragility of Barcelona, who have conceded 18 goals in la liga 2019-20.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Chelsea vs Bournemouth

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Chelsea vs Bournemouth

Football

December 14, 2019,

Stamford Bridge

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. Today’s match is Chelsea vs Bournemouth

Chelsea look to return to winnings ways in the Premier League Table when they host Bournemouth in the Premier League clash on Saturday. Chelsea are struggling at the moment, having lost 3 of their last 4 PL games but would seek inspiration from their 2-1 Europa League win over Lille in midweek.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth are facing a slump of their own having lost their last 5 games. Though 2 of these games have been against Liverpool and Spurs, they failed to beat Crystal Palace despite Palace playing majority of the game with 10 men.

This Chelsea vs Bournemouth match is going to be exciting for sure.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Antonio Rudiger made his first appearance since September in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Lille but it remains to be seen whether he is fit enough to play twice in such a short period of time given his time out.

With Fikayo Tomori expected to miss out, Andreas Christensen is the first option to sub in for either centre-back on Saturday. Olivier Giroud is also a doubt but wouldn’t have started here, while Ross Barkley was back on the bench in midweek after overcoming illness.

Mason Mount, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi will hope to benefit from any rotation applied by Frank Lampard on Saturday after only managing to make the bench in midweek.

Bournemouth’s performance in EPL 2019:

Nathan Ake is expected to miss out against his former club after suffering a hamstring injury in last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool. Callum Wilson also picked up a knock in the loss and is a doubt for the visit to Stamford Bridge.

With Steve Cook also sidelined, Jack Simpson will likely partner Chris Mepham at the back for the Cherries.

Harry Wilson missed defeat to Liverpool due to the terms in his loan agreement between the two clubs but will return to the starting XI on Saturday.

Dominic Solanke drew a blank against one former club last weekend and will now try to score his first league goal for Bournemouth against another former employer on Saturday.

Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling will push for starts if Eddie Howe makes changes in a bid to arrest their alarming slump in form.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Predicted Line-up​

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham.

Bournemouth

Aaron Ramsdale; Simon Francis, Chris Mepham, Jack Simpson, Diego Rico; Arnaut Danjuma Groenveld, Jefferson Lerma, Philipp Billing, Harry Wilson; Callum Wilson, Dominic Solanke.

EPL 2019: Chelsea vs Bournemouth Prediction

  1. Chelsea have lost three of their last four matches but can still move level on points with third-placed Manchester City with a win on Saturday.
  2. AFC Bournemouth are aiming to end a run of five consecutive defeats which has left them only one point above the bottom three.
  3. None of the 15 meetings between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth in all competitions have ended in a draw, with the Blues winning 11.
  4. Since the Cherries were promoted to the Premier League in 2015, only Liverpool, with three wins, have beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the competition more times than AFC Bournemouth’s two.
  5. Tammy Abraham can be the first Englishman to score in three consecutive Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea since Frank Lampard in August 2010.
  6. Harry Wilson is AFC Bournemouth’s top Premier League scorer this season, and five of his six goals have come away from home.
  7. Chelsea are undefeated in 27 of their last 30 home matches in Premier League.
  8. Bournemouth have lost their last 5 matches in the Premier League.
  9. Bournemouth have lost with a 1 goal margin in their last 3 away matches in PL.
  10. Chelsea have kept one clean sheet in their last 10 in all competitions.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Liverpool vs Watford

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Watford

Football

December 14, 2019,

Anfield

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. Today’s match is Liverpool vs Watford.

Table toppers Liverpool host bottom placed Watford in their Premier League clash on Saturday. Liverpool have a chance to open an 11-point lead on the top of the Premier League Table .

Now unbeaten in 46 home league matches, the Reds will be aiming to maintain their dominance over Watford having won their last six meetings on Merseyside, scoring 21 and conceding one in that run.

Meanwhile, Watford travel to Anfield with their third permanent manager at the helm as Nigel Pearson kicks off a difficult end to 2019. The former Leicester boss will be hoping to add to the Hornets’ five points from their eight away matches in Liverpool, but that should prove easier said than done here.

The Hornets ended a three-match losing streak with a draw against Crystal Palace last time out and would leapfrog Norwich City with a win at Anfield.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Dejan Lovren was forced off early in the second half of Liverpool’s 2-0 win in Salzburg on Tuesday night and with Joel Matip ruled out, Joe Gomez should start alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Adam Lallana played no part in the Champions League and will hope to recover from a thigh issue in time for the welcome of Watford.

Nathaniel Clyne and Fabinho join Matip on the sidelines with Jurgen Klopp likely to rotate for the welcome of Watford.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner are among those who could come into the side.

Watford performance in EPL 2019:

Nigel Pearson takes charge of his first Premier League match as Watford boss and is unable to call upon Jose Holebas, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Sebastian Prodl for the daunting trip to Liverpool.

Craig Dawson and Daryl Janmaat will be assessed with respective head and knee injuries.

It remains to be seen how Pearson sets his Hornets side up at Anfield, but he could name the same XI that started the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

Liverpool vs Watford: Predicted Line-up​

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Jordan Henderson; Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.

Watford

Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina; Abdoulaye Doucoure, Etienne Capoue; Ismaila Sarr, Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu; Troy Deeney.

EPL 2019: Liverpool vs Watford Prediction

  1. Liverpool have won their last three Premier League home matches against Watford 6-1, 5-0 and 5-0. No side have won four consecutive home matches by a margin of five or more goals against an opponent in top-flight history.
  2. Mohamed Salah has been involved in seven goals in four Premier League appearances against Watford, while Sadio Mane has contributed to eight goals in five matches against them for Liverpool, and Roberto Firmino has scored or assisted eight in his last six against them.
  3. Liverpool have scored a league-high 10 headed goals this season, more than Watford have scored in total in 2019/20 (nine).
  4. Since winning 1-0 in their first Premier League visit to Anfield in August 1999, Watford have lost their last five away against Liverpool by an aggregate score of 20-1.
  5. Liverpool are undefeated in their last 46 PL home matches.
  6. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 15 home matches in Premier League while they have scored at least 4 goals in their last 3 home matches against Watford in all competitions.
  7. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 8 home games in PL.
  8. Liverpool have won their last 6 home matches against Watford in all competitions.
  9. Watford have failed to win 19 of their last 20 matches in PL.
  10. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Watford in all competitions.
  11. Liverpool have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Watford in all competitions.

AZ Alkmaar vs Man United: Europa League Match Predictions

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UEFA Europa league Match Prediction: AZ Alkmaar vs Man United

Football

December 13, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester

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Man United host Alkmaar in Europa League in quest to finish the pool on top. Man United are just 1 point clear of Alkmaar on the top and a defeat would see them concede the top spot. However, both the teams are assured of going through to the next round.

Man Utd will be full of confidence after successive wins over Spurs and Man City in the Premier League but they have generally struggled against teams like AZ Alkmaar.

AZ Alkmaar should also fancy their chances on Thursday, especially if Man United wield the changes they are expected to do. The reverse fixture finished 0-0 and Alkmaar were unfortunate not to win. Even though Man Utd were excellent against Man City at the weekend, it would not be at all surprising if they turned in a lethargic display on Thursday night.

Man Utd’s performance in the UEFA Europa League:

Even though Manchester United need to avoid defeat to secure top spot in Group L, expect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ring the changes from Saturday’s derby victory.

Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood missed Man Utd’s Under-23s game on Monday night, which suggests they might be in line to feature against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday evening.

Juan Mata, Axel Tuanzebe, Sergio Romero, Mason Greenwood, Andreas Pereira, Ashley Young, Brandon Williams, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong are expected to start on Thursday.

Paul Pogba is closing in on a return from an ankle problem but is unlikely to have recovered in time for Thursday night.

Nemanja Matic could even make a rare appearance if fit enough. It remains to be seen whether Phil Jones will be trusted to start or whether Solskjaer will give Di’shon Bernard another run out.

Alkmaar’s performance in the UEFA Europa League:

Boyhood Manchester United supporter Myron Boadu will miss the chance to play at Old Trafford after being sent off in AZ Alkmaar’s penultimate Europa League game. 21-year-old Ferdy Druijf will hope to start in the absence of Boadu up front.

Fredrik Midtsjo will miss AZ Alkmaar’s first knockout game if he is booked on Thursday.

Former Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar was fit enough for the bench at the weekend and should be fine to start here, otherwise former Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie will be called upon at the back once again.

AZ Alkmaar vs Man United: Predicted line-up

Alkmaar

Marco Bizot; Jonas Svensson, Stijn Wuytens, Jordy Clasie, Owen Wijndal; Dani de Wit, Fredrik Midtsjo, Teun Koopmeiners; Calvin Stengs, Ferdy Druijf, Oussama Idrissi.

Man United

Sergio Romero; Ashley Young, Axel Tuanzebe, Di’shon Bernard, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira; Angel Gomes, Juan Mata, Tahith Chong; Mason Greenwood

Europa League: AZ Alkmaar vs Man United Prediction​

  1. Alkmaar are undefeated in their last 12 Europa League matches.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in AZ Alkmaar’s last 3 Europa League games, with them scoring at least 2 goals in those games.
  3. Alkmaar have won eight of their last nine matches in all competitions and have kept a clean sheet in each of those victories.
  4. Man United managed to keep clean sheets in their first 4 Europa League 2019-20 games. However, they conceded 2 in their last Europa League game against Astana after fielding a second-string side.
  5. Though Man United top the table they haven’t really been clinical. They have scored just 6 goals in 5 games.
  6. Alkmaar have scored 15 goals in their 5 games and have conceded just 4.
  7. Man Utd have won their last 2 games after a 3-game winless streak.
  8. Man Utd have won 6 of their previous 8 home games against the Dutch sides in all competitions.
  9. Alkmaar have lost all 5 away games against English sides in all competitions.
  10. Mason Greenwood has been directly involved in 75 percent of Man Utd’s home goals in Europa League this season. He has 2 goals and 1 assist. Man Utd have scored 4 goals.

Champions League match Predictions: Bayern Munich vs Tottenham Hotspur

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Bayern Munich vs Tottenham Hotspur

Football

December 12, 2019,

Allianz Arena, Munich

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Bayern Munich vs Spurs will round off a thrilling UCL 2019-20 group B. The first Spurs vs Munich game in the UCL 2019-20 had seen Munich thrash Spurs 7-2. However, there is nothing to play for in this clash. Bayern are already guaranteed to finish first, while Spurs are guaranteed a second place finish.

Tottenham, though, will be out to avenge their 7-2 home loss at the hands of Bayern they suffered earlier in the year as Jose Mourinho gears up for his first away UCL match following his appointment.

Bayern Munich’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Bayern should bounce back from successive league defeats against an under strength Spurs side here.

Bayern remain without Lucas Hernandez, Jann-Fiete Arp and, crucially, Niklas Sule.

Youngster Michael Cuisance is also expected to miss out after suffering an injury in training.

However, Jerome Boateng and Corentin Tolisso, who were both forced off in the 2-1 loss at Gladbach, have been declared fit for the welcome of Tottenham.

That said, both may not be risked in this dead rubber fixture.

Ahead of serving a domestic suspension at the weekend, Javi Martinez is also likely to start for the home side.

Tottenham Hotspur’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela, Michel Vorm and Ben Davies all miss out for Tottenham.

Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks both missed the 5-0 demolition job of Burnley on Saturday and may not be risked.

Jose Mourinho has hinted he will ring the changes and give the youngsters a chance to impress.

Harry Kane won’t travel to Munich, so Troy Parrott could lead the line, while Oliver Skipp, Kyle Walker-Peters and Ryan Sessegnon are all in line to start.

Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min could be among the players who do not feature on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich vs Tottenham: Predicted line-up

Bayern Munich

Sven Ulreich; Benjamin Pavard, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Ivan Perisic, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry; Robert Lewandowski.

Spurs

Alfie Whiteman; Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Danny Rose; Oliver Skipp, Eric Dier; Lucas Moura, Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso; Troy Parrott.

Champion's League: Bayern Munich vs Tottenham Prediction

  1. Robert Lewandowski’s free-scoring run has come to a halt at the wrong time, with the Poland international failing to net in each of the last two games. However, he has already scored 26 goals in the UCL 2019 and Bundesliga. Expect him to return to his goal-scoring form.
  2. Spurs have scored at least 4 goals in their last 3 UCL matches. However, they might not be able to repeat the heroics.
  3. Bayern have won their last 5 UCL matches.
  4. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham’s last 5 UCL games. Meanwhile, Bayern have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 UCL matches.
  5. Tottenham have won their last 3 UCL matches.
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Bayern’s last 6 UCL games.
  7. Bayern have only lost 1 of their 5 previous meetings with Spurs in all competitions.
  8. Spurs are looking to win consecutive away UCL matches for the first time, having won 4-0 at Red Star Belgrade in MD4.

Champions League match Predictions: Dinamo Zagreb vs Man City

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Dinamo Zagreb vs Man City

Football

December 11, 2019

Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb

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Man City travel to Zagreb for their final UCL 2019-20 group stage game. While Man City have already qualified as the group’s winners, the competition is tough between the other 3 sides in the group. The winner of another group game Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta is likely to go through to UCL 2019-20 round of 16.

Man City will be eager to return to winning ways following their loss in the Manchester derby.

A surprising win for Zagreb, coupled with a draw or Atalanta winning the other game can send the Croatian club through. But it’s too complicated.

Dinamo Zagreb’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Sandro Kulenovic misses the UCL game with a broken foot. He is expected to return to action next month.

Nikola Moro returns from suspension for Dinamo Zagreb but now the home side have lost Kevin Theophile-Catherine and Dino Peric to bans. They will both need replacing in Dinamo Zagreb’s back three.

Dinamo Zagreb are going to have to shuffle their pack given the defensive absences. Arijan Ademi may even have to drop into defence.

Champion's League: Dinamo Zagreb vs Man City Prediction

Claudio Bravo is available again after serving a ban but won’t start here. Fernandinho is now banned due to an accumulation of bookings.

Sergio Aguero is nearing a return from injury but won’t be risked here as Man City have already secured top spot. John Stones came off with thigh injury against Man Utd on Saturday and will almost certainly miss out here.

Expect Pep Guardiola to make wholesale changes following Saturday’s Manchester derby defeat, coupled with the fact they are guaranteed first place in Group C.

Phil Foden and Eric Garcia will hope for starts against Dinamo Zagreb. Benjamin Mendy will miss their first knockout game if he is booked on Wednesday and may be held back here.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is back in training but hasn’t featured in almost two months. He may only make the bench here, with Angelino given another start.

Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane, on the other hand, are still sidelined for some time due to more significant knee ligament problems.

Astana vs Manchester United: Predicted line-up

Dinamo Zagreb

Livakovic; Theophile-Catherine, Dilaver, Peric; Leovac, Stojanovic, Ivanusec, Ademi, Olmo; Petkovic, Orsic.

Man City

Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Nicolas Otamendi, Eric Garica, Angelino; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Phil Foden; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez.

Champion's League: Dinamo Zagreb vs Man City Prediction

  1. Man City have dropped points in 5 of their last 7 games in all competitions, including the last 2 UCL games– Man City vs Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta vs Man City.
  2. Despite featuring regularly in the UCL group stages over the past decade, Zagreb have not qualified for the knockout stage of Europe’s top competition since before the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992.
  3. Dinamo Zagreb have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 UCL matches.
  4. Man City are undefeated in their last 6 UCL matches.
  5. Dinamo Zagreb have not lost at home this season but have scored exactly one goal in five of their last six on home soil. That could prove a problem on Wednesday night.
  6. Zagreb have won only one of their 5 UCL meetings with English sides.
  7. Man City have lost just 1 of their last 14 UCL matches.

Champions League match Prediction: Inter Milan vs Barcelona

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Inter Milan vs Barcelona

Football

December 11, 2019

San Siro Stadium, Milan

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Inter face Barcelona in a do or die UCL game. They need to at least match Borussia Dortmund’s result from UCL 2019 group F game against Slavia Praha. Though Barcelona are a tough team, the La Liga champions have rested world;s best player for the clash which has given Inter some hopes.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have already secured top spot in the pool.

Inter Milan’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Antonio Candreva, Nicolo Barella and Lautaro Martinez are all one booking away from a one-match ban in the UCL, though the former pair are expected to miss out here through injury. Inter are expected to be without five players in total.

Danilo D’Ambrosio is the favourite to start at right wing-back with Candreva struggling with injury, while Borja Valero and Matias Vecino should both start in the absence of Stefano Sensi and Barella.

Kwadwo Asamoah returned from injury at the weekend after more than a month out injured but Cristiano Biraghi is expected to get the nod on the left here.

Inter will again be without the services of on-loan Man United attacker Alexis Sanchez due to an ankle injury.

Kwadwo Asamoah made his comeback from a knee injury off the bench against Roma, though, and Inter are also hopeful that Antonio Candreva will overcome a back problem to start against Barca.

Barcelona’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Barcelona have already secured top spot in Group F and it remains to be seen what sort of team Ernesto Valverde will pick with their rescheduled match against Real Madrid on the horizon. It has already been confirmed Lionel Messi will not travel.

Sergio Busquets will miss their first knockout game if he is booked on Tuesday so expect the Spaniard to be rested against Inter. The same is true of Nelson Semedo, though he has only just returned to training and will not feature here.

Tuesday will come too soon for Jordi Alba, while Ousmane Dembele is also ruled out. Arthur and Ansu Fati both missed Saturday’s 5-2 la liga win over Mallorca through injury and only the latter has made the squad here.

Gerard Pique is available again after serving a ban last time out in the Champions League but has been given the night off here.

Youngsters like Carles Alena, Fati and Carlos Perez will hope to benefit from any rotation applied in midweek.

Inter Milan vs Barcelona: Predicted line-up

Inter

Samir Handanovic; Diego Godin, Stefan De Vrij, Milan Skriniar; Cristiano Biraghi, Borja Valero, Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Danilo D’Ambrosio; Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.

Barcelona

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Frenkie De Jong, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic; Carles Perez, Ansu Fati, Antoine Griezmann.

Champion's League: Inter Milan vs Barcelona Prediction

  1. Barcelona are undefeated in 16 of their last 17 UCL matches.
  2. Inter have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 UCL matches.
  3. Barcelona are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches against Inter in all competitions.
  4. Lautaro Martinez has scored 5 goals so far. Expect him to add to his tally.
  5. Inter have scored 9 goals and conceded 7 so far in the UCL 2019-20, expect them to add to both the columns.

Champions League match Predictions: Salzburg vs Liverpool

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Salzburg vs Liverpool

Football

December 10, 2019

Red Bull Arena, Salzburg

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Liverpool travel to Salzburg for their final UCL 2019-20 group stage game. The Reds need a point to qualify for the round of 16. Even a defeat will see them through if Napoli fail to beat Genk in the other game of the pool.

The last Liverpool vs Salzburg game had seen the PL side win 4-3 at home last month.

Salzburg’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Cican Stankovic has returned from injury after over a month on the sidelines and will replace Carlos in goal on Tuesday night.

Rasmus Kristensen will incur a one-match ban in the Champions League if he is booked against Liverpool.

Andre Ramalho and Jerome Onguene are in competition to start at centre-back alongside Maximilian Wober.

Erling Haaland could become only the second player in Champions League history to score in every group game if he nets against Liverpool.

RB Salzburg are set to be without Alexander Walke, Antoine Bernede, Patrick Farkas and Sekou Koita.

Liverpool’s performance in UCL 2019-20:

Andrew Robertson will incur a one-match ban in the UCL if he is booked on Tuesday but Jurgen Klopp cannot afford to rest the Scotland international here as Liverpool still need a result to qualify.

Jordan Henderson will continue to anchor the midfield in the absence of Fabinho, leaving Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner to battle for one place in midfield.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have all been rested at times over the last two matches but will all start in midweek.

Dejan Lovren suffered an injury at the weekend but Lovren trained with the Liverpool squad ahead of their UCL group match against Salzburg. Joe Gomez is on standby to start but Lovren should get the nod here.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana could also return against Salzburg after missing the win over Bournemouth. Wijnaldum trained with the rest of the Liverpool squad on Monday after recovering from a “minor knock”, while Lallana trained separately from the group.

However, Liverpool will be without injured centre-back Joel Matip, who remains sidelined with a knee problem and has not featured for the team since October 20.

Salzburg vs Liverpool: Predicted line-up

Salzburg

Cican Stankovic; Rasmus Kristensen, Jerome Onguene, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer; Enock Mwepu, Zlatko Junuzovic, Dominik Szoboszlai; Takumi Minamino; Hwang Hee-Chan, Erling Haaland.

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Champion's League: Salzburg vs Liverpool Prediction

  1. This will be the second competitive meeting between FC Salzburg and Liverpool, following their clash on MD2 in which the Reds won 4-3, despite leading 3-0 after 36 minutes at Anfield.
  2. Liverpool have won five of their seven games against Austrian sides in all European competition (W5 D1 L1), losing only to Grazer AK in a UCL qualifier in August 2004.
  3. FC Salzburg have lost four of their five matches against English opposition in all European competition, conceding at least twice in every match (13 in total). At home, Salzburg drew 2-2 vs Blackburn in September 2006 (UEFA Cup) and lost 0-2 vs Man City in September 2010 (Europa League).
  4. Liverpool have only won two of their last 11 UCL away group stage games, losing four of the last five (W1). The Reds last won consecutive away group games in the competition back in September 2008 under Rafa Benitez.
  5. Salzburg have won 15 and lost just one of their last 20 home games in European competition (inc. qualifiers), with that defeat coming last time out on home soil vs Napoli.
  6. Neither Liverpool or FC Red Bull Salzburg have kept a UCL clean sheet this season. The Reds could become only the second reigning champion to fail to keep a clean sheet in their first six matches of the following campaign, after Real Madrid in 2016-17 (first 10 games).
  7. FC Salzburg striker Erling Haaland has scored in all five of his UEFA Champions League games so far, scoring eight goals and averaging a goal every 37 minutes. No player has ever scored in their first six appearances in the competition.
  8. Since the start of the 2017-18 campaign, the two players with the most UEFA Champions League assists are Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and James Milner with 11 each.
  9. Only Spurs (17) and Bayern Munich (21) have scored more goals than FC Red Bull Salzburg (16) this season. Since 2003-04, the most goals scored by a side in the group stage to be eliminated is 16 scored by Chelsea in the 2012-13 campaign – they went on to win the UEL.
  10. Salzburg are undefeated in 17 of their last 19 UCL matches.
  11. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Salzburg’s last 6 UCL games, with them scoring at least 2 goals in all of those games.
  12. Both teams tend to be involved in high-scoring matches and it would not be at all surprising if fans were treated to a similar match to their first meeting.
  13. Erling Haaland could become only the second player in Champions League history to score in every group game if he nets against Liverpool.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: West Ham vs Arsenal

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): West Ham vs Arsenal

Football

December 10, 2019,

London Stadium

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.

Arsenal caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg is still searching for his first win as the Gunners travel to face West Ham in the Premier League on Tuesday. A series of bad results has seen the Gunners drop to 10th in the Premier League Table and another negative result, against the 15th placed Hammers, might make it more difficult for them.

Meanwhile, West Ham couldn’t build on their 1-0 win away to Chelsea last weekend and lost 2-0 at Wolves in midweek. A defeat might see them drop down in the relegation zone as they start the gameweek just 2 points clear of the 18th placed Everton.

West Ham had won the corresponding fixture last season.

After a thumping win in the Carabao Cup, Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion FC side, who are unbeaten in their last 2 matches, in their Premier League clash as they look to shake off their shaky start and improve upon their position – they are currently ranked 11th. Chelsea will also be aiming to get their first home league win of the season.

West Ham’s performance in EPL 2019:

Robert Snodgrass is a doubt after coming off injured in the defeat to Wolves in midweek.

Michail Antonio faces a late fitness test after missing out at Wolves in midweek with a slight groin problem. Antonio will replace Sebastien Haller up front if he recovers in time.

Elsewhere, look for Issa Diop to return to the team, while Pablo Zabaleta is also an option at right-back.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is back in training and could also be involved after a groin problem but Lukasz Fabianski (torn hip muscle) and Manuel Lanzini (fractured collarbone) are still sidelined.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Dani Ceballos is the only confirmed absentee for Arsenal as they seek a first win in nine games. The Spain midfielder is still missing with a hamstring issue, which is expected to keep him sidelined for at least another week.

Rob Holding has not featured in the last three games as he is eased back to full fitness following a slight knee problem but could be in contention to return.

Hector Bellerin returned to the starting XI in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton after overcoming a hamstring issue.

Kieran Tierney has not started Ljungberg’s first two games in charge and Arsenal fans will be desperate to see him from the off on Monday.

Look for Matteo Guendouzi to start here, while some changes in attack are required.

West Ham vs Arsenal: Predicted Line-up​

West Ham

David Martin; Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Pablo Fornals, Robert Snodgrass; Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller.

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Sokratis, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi; Bukayo Saka, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette.

EPL 2019-20: West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction

  1. Arsenal have failed to win their last 6 away matches in the Premier League and are winless in their last 9 matches in all competitions.
  2. The gunners have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
  3. Arsenal have failed to score in their last two trips to the London Stadium and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they failed to win on Monday.
  4. Against no side have Arsenal won more away games in the Premier League than they have against West Ham (12 – level with Everton and Aston Villa).
  5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 86 per cent of Arsenal’s away Premier League goals this season (six out of seven), with the other being netted by Lucas Torreira. Aubameyang has scored 10 goals in the PL so far this season. Expect him to add to it.

La Liga Match today: Barcelona vs Mallorca prediction

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La Liga Match Prediction: Barcelona vs Mallorca

Football

December 8, 2019,

Camp Nou, Barcelona

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Barcelona vs Mallorca – League leaders Barcelona host struggling Mallorca in their la liga clash on Saturday. The game will see Lionel Messi present his 6th Ballon d’Or award to the Camp Nou crowd. Barca are top, level on points with Real Madrid despite both the teams playing 1 game less than the rest of the teams. Meanwhile, Mallorca are just 1 point clear of relegation zone.

Barcelona’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Lionel Messi will take to the field for the first time since winning his sixth Ballon d’Or crown, with the Argentine pipping Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to the individual honour earlier this week. The trophy will also be displayed in the ground.

Sergio Busquets’s suspension is over but he misses with injury.

Jordi Alba is still out with a muscle problem.

Gerard Pique had to be substituted against Atletico after picking up a heavy blow to his knee, but the centre-back is available to take to the field this weekend.

Ivan Rakitic is likely to start as Arthur misses with injury. Arthur and Ansu Fati did specific work separate from the rest of the squad. Iñaki Peña is also included in the squad and might get a chance.

Out due to injury are Nelson Semedo, Arthur, Ousmane Dembélé, Jordi Alba and Ansu Fati. Junior Furpo is also omitted from the squad.

Carles Alena might start in the midfield.

Mallorca’s performance in La Liga 2019:

Lago Junior is still struggling with a knock, so on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Takefusa Kubo should start on the left wing. Cucho Hernandez and Iddrisu Baba are on the sidelines through injury. Josep Sene and Junior Lago could both come into the starting team.

Fran Gamez will start at left-back for Mallorca, with Lumor Agbenyenu suspended for picking up two yellow cards last time out against Betis.

Both Baba and Joan Sastre are just one yellow card away from a one-game ban.

They are likely to use a 4-3-3 formation.

Barcelona vs Mallorca: Predicted line-up

Barcelona

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti; Frenkie De Jong, Ivan Rakitic, Carles Alena; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann.

RCD Mallorca

Manolo Reina; Joan Sastre, Fran Gamez, Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo; Salva Sevilla, Iddrisu Baba, Aleix Fabas; Daniel Rodriguez, Ante Budimir, Takefusa Kubo.

La Liga 2019-20 Predictions: Barcelona vs Mallorca

  1. Lionel Messi has scored 9 goals and has 5 assists in the league so far. Expect him to add to these numbers.
  2. Mallorca have conceded 23 goals so far in La Liga. Meanwhile, Barca have scored 36 goals. Barcelona have scored at least 4 goals in their last 3 home matches in LaLiga. Expect Barca to score at least a couple more.
  3. Barcelona have won their last 13 home matches in La Liga while Mallorca have lost their last 6 away matches in the tournament.
  4. Barcelona have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 5 home matches in La Liga which hints at a charge from the very first whistle.
  5. Barcelona have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 5 matches against Mallorca in all competitions.
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Barcelona’s last 6 home games in La Liga while there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Mallorca’s last 5 games in the league.
  7. Barcelona have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches against Mallorca in all competitions. However, they have managed just one in their last 4 games in all competitions.
  8. Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 matches against Mallorca in all competitions while Mallorca have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches in La Liga.
  9. Mallorca have won just one of their last six league games and remain winless on the road this season.

Serie A League Match Prediction: Lazio vs Juventus

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Serie A League Match: Lazio vs Juventus Match Prediction

Football

December 8, 2019,

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

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Juventus travel to face Lazio in Serie A league after being leapfrogged by Inter Milan on the top of the table in Italy’s top league. They are yet to taste a defeat and are coming on the brink of a draw against Sassuolo despite having 29 shots.

Meanwhile, Lazio are coming on the back of a thumping 3-0 win over Udinese which sent them to 3rd in the table, just 6 points behind their opponent for the day- The Old Lady.

Lazio’s performance in the Serie A League:

Lazio are expected to confirm the same starting XI that featured against Udinese for this fixture.

Adam Marusic, Patric, Jordan Lukaku and Valon Berisha are still absent.

Lazio are likely to use a 3-5-2 formation.

Juventus’s performance in the Serie A League:

Wojciech Szczesny will return in goal on Saturday, while Blaise Matuidi is set to replace Emre Can in midfield.

Sami Khedira recently underwent surgery to resolve a knee injury and will be out until 2020.

Douglas Costa, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot are also set to miss out due to injury even though Juve said they will evaluate Ramsey’s injury on a day to day basis.

Juventus are likely to use a 4-3-1-2 formation.

Lazio vs Juventus: Predicted line-up

Lazio

Thomas Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Stefan Radu; Senad Lulic, Luis Alberto, Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Manuel Lazzari; Ciro Immobile, Joaquin Correa.

Juventus

Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic, Rodrigo Bentancur; Federico Bernardeschi; Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala.

Serie A League: Lazio vs Juventus prediction

  1. Ciro Immobile leads Serie A goal scorer chart with 17 goals, 7 more than his nearest rival Romelu Lukaka. He has scored 11 more goals than Juve’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Expect Immobile to score again. However, it might be difficult for Ronaldo, who doesn’t look at his best yet. But he is CR7 and can’t be written off.
  2. Lazio have lost each of the last six games with Juventus at home and will try to change this poor record on Saturday.
  3. Inzaghi’s side have been in great form recently and have only conceded six goals at home so far this season.
  4. Juventus were unlucky to draw at home with Sassuolo despite creating a lot of chances in the second half, which allowed Inter to leapfrog them to the top of the league table.
  5. Juventus’ historical record against Lazio is very good, but Sarri’s side need to put in a better performance at both ends of the field, especially at the back given Lazio’s quality and Ciro Immobile’s unbelievable goalscoring form this season.
  6. Juventus have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 4 away matches against Lazio in all competitions.
  7. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Lazio’s last 9 games in Serie A with Lazio scoring at least 3 goals in their last 5 home matches in the league.
  8. Juventus have won 10 of their last 12 matches against Lazio in all competitions.
  9. Lazio have won their last 6 matches in Serie A. Meanwhile, Juventus are undefeated in their last 14 Serie A matches.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Tottenham vs Burnley

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Tottenham vs Burnley

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December 7, 2019,

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is looking to bounce back from a defeat against his former club Manchester United when Spurs host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. A win for Tottenham could move them back into the Premier League top six.

They are up against a Burnley side seeking their second away win of the season, with their first coming against Watford in their previous road trip.

Tottenham Hotspur’s performance in EPL 2019:

Following three impressive victories under Jose Mourinho, Spurs were brought back down to earth in quite typical fashion at Old Trafford.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho remains without injured quartet Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm.

Erik Lamela and Ben Davies have both been ruled out with calf and ankle injuries respectively.

The Portuguese manager may make a couple of changes to the side that started the 2-1 loss at Manchester United on Wednesday night.

Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier and Giovani Lo Celso could all come into the starting XI.

Spurs are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Burnley’s performance in EPL 2019:

Ashley Barnes (groin) is likely to be available for Burnley, but Phil Bardsley and Kevin Long are all doubts. Sean Dyche is, meanwhile, sweating on the fitness of Johann Gudmundsson, Charlie Taylor and Ashley Westwood for their trip to London.

Gudmundsson has returned to training but will not recover in time for this clash.

Ashley Westwood is eligible again after serving a suspension against Manchester City but is a doubt due to a groin injury.

Dyche could make a single change to the XI that started the 4-1 home defeat to Manchester City, with Ashley Barnes coming in for Aaron Lennon.

Tottenham vs Burnley: Predicted Line-up​: Predicted XI​

Spurs

Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen; Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier; Dele Alli, Govani Lo Celso, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane

Burnley

Nick Pope; Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters; Daniel Drinkwater, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil, Jeff Hendrick; Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood.

EPL 2019-20: Tottenham vs Burnley Prediction

  1. Spurs have won seven of their last eight home meetings with Burnley in all competitions since a 4-1 League Cup defeat in January 1983.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Burnley’s last 4 away games in Premier League while there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham’s last 3 games in the PL.
  3. Tottenham have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
  4. Tottenham are undefeated in their last 5 home matches in Premier League.
  5. Son Heung-min has been directly involved in 13 goals in his 14 appearances at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, with eight strikes and five assists, more than any other player.
  6. Burnley beat Spurs 2-1 in the last Premier League meeting at Turf Moor in February. They last won consecutive top-flight matches against them back in April 1975.
  7. The Clarets won 3-0 against Watford in their last away league match. They have not won consecutive league matches on the road since a run of three victories in April 2018.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Bournemouth vs Liverpool

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Bournemouth vs Liverpool

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December 7, 2019,

Dean Court, Bournemouth

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Liverpool have the chance to go 14 points clear of Manchester City in the Premier League when they travel to Bournemouth for their EPL 2019 game. Defending champions Man City host Manchester United later in the day. Jurgen Klopp’s side are still unbeaten in the EPL this season.

Meanwhile, The Cherries are coming on the back of 4 successive defeats, including their last game against Crystal Palace despite Palace being reduced to 10 men for 70 minutes. However, their form prior to this slump means that they have not slipped too far down the English Premier League table 2019.

Bournemouth’s performance in EPL 2019:

Steve Cook has a broken wrist and it is unclear when he will return. Chris Mepham is poised to deputise at centre-back once again.

Former Reds target Ryan Fraser is poised for a recall due to the fact Harry Wilson cannot play against his parent club.

Adam Smith became the latest in the crowded treatment room after picking up a knock against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night, leaving him as a major doubt for this match.

Eddie Howe may ponder a tactical change for the reception of Liverpool, which may see Simon Francis start in a back five and ex-Liverpool target Lewis Cook into midfield alongside Philip Biling and Jefferson Lerma.

Former Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke may drop out of the team to facilitate any tactical changes made by Howe.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Alisson served a one-match ban in midweek and will return to the starting XI on Saturday.

In a month that will see them play nine times in four different competitions, Jurgen Klopp took a relatively early and bold decision to rest some key players for the midweek derby as Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson all sat out.

However, they are also expected to start here.

Divock Origi will start if Sadio Mane is rested here after impressing against Everton on Wednesday night.

Joe Gomez is an option to start at right-back or centre-back.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Predicted line-up

Bournemouth

Aaron Ramsdale; Jack Stacey, Chris Mepham, Nathan Ake, Diego Rico; Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, Jefferson Lerma, Philip Billing, Lewis Cook, Ryan Fraser; Callum Wilson.

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sado Mane.

EPL 2019-20 - Bournemouth vs Liverpool prediction:

  1. Bournemouth have failed to score in their last four matches against Liverpool and have conceded 14 goals in that time, including successive 4-0 defeats at home. They are attempting to end a four-match losing streak that has left them two points above the bottom three. 
  2. Liverpool have won their last six matches and have secured 4-0 victories on their last two visits to Vitality Stadium.
  3. Bournemouth’s 4-3 win against Liverpool in December 2016 was the last time Sadio Mane scored and ended on the losing side.
  4. The Cherries have lost their last four Premier League matches by a single goal. However, they have lost their last four PL meetings with Liverpool by at least three goals. Liverpool have never won five consecutive top-flight matches against an opponent by such a margin.
  5. Mohamed Salah has scored in all four of his Premier League encounters with Bournemouth, the only side he has a 100 per cent record against in the competition. 
  6. Liverpool have won 22 of their last 23 matches in Premier League, with Liverpool scoring atleast 2 goals in 21 of those games.
  7. Bournemouth have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 7 matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
  8. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions. However, they have failed to stop opponents from scoring since September 28.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Manchester City vs Manchester United

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Manchester City vs Manchester United

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December 7, 2019,

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Manchester United travel to Etihad Stadium to face their fierce rivals Manchester City in the Manchester derby. Though Man Utd have struggled in the Premier League this season, they have been brilliant against the big sides- beating Chelsea and Spurs and holding Arsenal and Liverpool to draws.

Meanwhile, Man City, who returned to form with a 4-1 win at Burnley on Tuesday, are looking for a fourth successive home win and to close the gap on PL leaders Liverpool, who most likely would have opened a 14-point lead over City by the time the derby is placed.

Man City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Man City are set to welcome Ilkay Gundogan back into the starting XI after the German midfielder missed their Premier League win over Burnley in midweek due to a one-game suspension. 

It has been reported that full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko may also come back from injury, after recently returning to training, but it is currently unclear whether the Ukrainian is fit enough.

Raheem Sterling avoided a yellow card against Burnley on Tuesday night that would have ruled him out of this weekend’s Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola can also welcome back Ilkay Gundogan from a ban on Saturday.

Look for John Stones and Benjamin Mendy to return to City’s back four but Kyle Walker could keep his place at right-back ahead of Joao Cancelo.

Rodrigo was immense against Burnley and Gundogan may have to settle for a place on the bench upon his return, unless he rotates in for David Silva. Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez are in competition for a starting berth on the right flank.

They are likely to use 4-3-3 formation.

Man United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Paul Pogba is not expected to make his return from injury in Saturday’s Manchester derby. Anthony Martial may also miss out for a second game running due to a muscle injury.

Man Utd at least recovered Scott McTominay against Tottenham in midweek, while Nemanja Matic could also make the matchday squad here.

Luke Shaw or Ashley Young will start at left-back on Saturday, with Brandon Williams expected to settle for a place on the bench for the second game running.

Despite such a sharp turnaround between matches, Solskjaer may only make one change from the starting XI that faced Tottenham.

They are expected to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Predicted Line-up​

Man City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy; David Silva, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva.

Man Utd

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Mason Greenwood.

EPL 2019-20: Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction

  1. Man City have won 15 Premier League matches against Man Utd, with 10 of those coming in the last eight years. Only Chelsea have won more against them, with 18.
  2. Having triumphed 3-1 and 2-0 in last season’s Premier League meetings, Man City can become the first team to beat Man Utd by at least two goals in three consecutive top-flight meetings since Liverpool did so four times in a row between 1978 and 1979.
  3. Man Utd have only lost one of their last four away league matches against Man City (W2 D1), although that defeat came in this fixture last season.
  4. Man United are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches against last season’s top six sides (W2 D3), including all four matches this term. They last went six consecutive such matches without defeat back in March 2016 under Louis van Gaal.
  5. Marcus Rashford has 12 goals in his last 13 for club and country and is likely to score again, given he has been the standout performer against the big sides this season.
  6. Man Utd have kept just two clean sheets in their last 26 in the Premier League and are unlikely to do so on Saturday either.
  7. Ashley Young has already served a suspension for collecting five yellow cards in the PL this season and odds are he will get booked. He should have been sent off at the Etihad the season before last, too.
  8. Manchester United claimed an impressive 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur in midweek but are seeking just their second away win.
  9. Kevin De Bruyne failed to score or set up a goal in the last game, against Burnley. However, expect him to at least add to his tally of 9 assists.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Everton vs Chelsea

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Everton vs Chelsea

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December 7, 2019,

Goodison Park

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Everton host Chelsea in Premier League on Saturday with an aim to turnaround their fortune and give their new temporary manager Duncan Ferguson a positive start. They are coming on the back of a 5-2 defeat against Liverpool which completed the sacking of Marco Silva, whose future was already hanging by a thread.

Chelsea, however, bounced back from last weekend’s PL defeat to West Ham with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Wed. They remain six points ahead of fifth place heading into gameweek 16.

Everton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Everton have lost three matches in a row and are now in the bottom three after Southampton beat Norwich in midweek. The result ultimately led to Marco Silva sacking, who had somehow managed to survive the axes till then.

  • Djibril Sidibe had a shocker against Liverpool in midweek and Silva will hope to recall Seamus Coleman to the starting XI on Saturday.
  • Theo Walcott was fit enough for a place on the bench and may be drafted into the XI after several ineffective performances from Everton’s forwards in midweek.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson failed to make any impact against Liverpool. However, the new manager might not take too much risk dropping him. Morgan Schneiderlin is another option to start for the Toffees.

With new manager in charge, expect heavy rotation in the squad.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Antonio Rudiger is back in training and is expected to start one of Chelsea’s next three matches, as Frank Lampard shuffles his pack for the busy festive schedule.

Ross Barkley missed Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa through illness and remains a doubt here, though is unlikely to be considered for a starting berth.

Neither Marcos Alonso nor Emerson are in favour at the moment but they will surely be considered at some point over the festive period.

Tammy Abraham was forced off towards the end of Chelsea’s win over Villa but Lampard downplayed the seriousness after the EPL game and is likely to start again.

Jorginho will return to the starting XI at Goodison Park, while Mason Mount will keep his place after scoring in the last game. Willian came off injured against Villa but is not serious.

Everton vs Chelsea: Predicted Line-up

Everton

Jordan Pickford; Lucas Digne, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Seamus Coleman; Tom Davies, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Timori, Emerson; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount.

EPL 2019-20: Everton vs Chelsea Prediction

  1. Everton are trying to end a three-match losing streak after dropping into the bottom three.
  2. Fourth-placed Chelsea are seeking a sixth away win of the EPL 2019
  3. Everton have won six of their last 10 home league matches against Chelsea, more than they had in their previous 24 against them at Goodison Park in the top flight.
  4. Against no side has Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson scored more Premier League goals than he has against Chelsea, with five.
  5. Chelsea have scored 19 away league goals this season, matching a club record after seven road trips of a league campaign, level with 1966/67 and 2008/09. 
  6. Tammy Abraham has scored more goals in Saturday matches than any other player this season, with nine. He has scored 11 overall in the EPL 2019
  7. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 7 away games in Premier League. However, there have been under 2.5 goals in Everton’s last 3 home games in PL.
  8. Everton have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
  9. Everton have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
  10. Chelsea have failed to score in their last three matches against Everton but they won’t catch the Toffees at a better moment to end that run.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Arsenal vs Brighton

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Arsenal vs Brighton

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December 6, 2019,

Emirates Stadium, London

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Arsenal came from behind twice to earn a point against Norwich in their last game, the first game under interim coach Freddie Ljungberg. Their next target is Brighton whom they host keeping in mind the fact that they need to end their winless run.

Meanwhile, Brighton are coming on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool. They are going through a tough run of fixture having played Leicester, Manchester United and Liverpool in the last 3. They would be happy if they come up with a point or more to begin the busy period.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Freddie Ljungberg drew his first game in charge and could make changes to his starting XI here.

Nicolas Pepe was rather ominously an unused substitute against Norwich and Ljungberg instead subbed on Bukayo Saka in search of the winner.

Mesut Ozil is likely to keep his place in the starting XI.

Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney will push for starts if they are fit enough.

Lucas Torreira could also benefit from any changes made by Arsenal’s caretaker manager.

Dani Ceballos still misses out with injury.

They are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Brighton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Shane Duffy only made the bench against Liverpool with Adam Webster preferred at centre-back.

Solly March remains a doubt for Brighton, with Bernardo and Jose Izquierdo are ruled out.

Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard will push for starts in midweek.

José Izquierdo and Bernardo are out injured.

They are likely to use 4-3-3 formation.

Arsenal vs Brighton: Predicted Line-up​

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin; Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka; Mesut Ozil, Joe Willock, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette.

Brighton

Mat Ryan; Martin Montoya, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn; Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Steven Alzate; Pascal Gross, Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard.

EPL 2019: Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction

  1. The Gunners are winless in their last eight matches, though they have drawn six times in that run. Brighton might get the confidence but Arsenal might be able to end their winless run and hand Ljungberg his first win.
  2. Brighton have lost three in a row, albeit have faced Manchester United, Leicester and Liverpool in that time. They have lost five of their last six away from home but have scored in their last three. They might score once again. However, 3 points might look a bit difficult even though it can’t be ruled out.
  3. Arsenal have drawn their last 3 home matches in Premier League but might end the run.
  4. Brighton have lost their last 4 away matches in Premier League and it might become 5.
  5. Brighton have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matches in Premier League and have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 such games.
  6. Meanwhile, Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
  7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 10 goals in the league so far to join Tammy Abraham as the 2nd top scorer in the league. He is likely to continue to his goal scoring run.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Liverpool vs Everton

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Everton

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December 5, 2019,

Anfield

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

Having opened an 8-point lead on top, and 11 over Manchester City, Liverpool gear for the Merseyside derby against a struggling Everton. Liverpool are riding high on confidence as they find some or the other way to steal 3 points. They are coming on the back of a 2-1 win over Brighton.

Meanwhile, an already underfire Marco Silva came under more misery following an injury time goal against Leicester and this could well prove to be Marco Silva’s final game in charge of Everton. The Toffees have only won three of their last 10 Premier League matches.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Adrian will start in goal on Wednesday as Alisson is suspended for the red card picked up against Brighton on Saturday.

James Milner and Naby Keita will push for starts in midfield if any changes are made by Jurgen Klopp.

Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip and Fabinho are still injured.

There’s no reason for Jurgen Klopp to change the 4-3-3 formation.

Everton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Marco Silva is on the brink of the sack after yet another defeat for Everton.

André Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cuco Martina are still out while Theo Walcott, Fabian Delph and Seamus Coleman could all be missing.

They are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Liverpool vs Everton: Predicted Line-up​

Liverpool

Adrian; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Everton

Jordan Pickford; Djibril Sidibe, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Tom Davies, Morgan Schneiderlin; Alex Iwobi, Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

EPL 2019: Liverpool vs Everton Prediction

  1. Liverpool are undefeated in their last 45 Premier League home matches.
  2. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 14 home Premier League matches.
  3. Liverpool are undefeated in their last 22 home matches against Everton in all competitions.
  4. Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in 8 of their last 9 Premier League home matches.
  5. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Everton in all competitions. However, they have not kept a clean sheet in their last 12 games and are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this EPL 2019.
  6. Everton have lost 5 of their last 6 away Premier League matches.
  7. Liverpool have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Everton in all competitions. Meanwhile, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Everton’s last 3 away Premier League games.
  8. Five of Liverpool’s last six victories have been by one-goal margins.
  9. There has only been one goal scored in the last three Merseyside derbies. It would be a shock if Liverpool didn’t win comfortably on Wednesday.
  10. Everton haven’t won a league game against Liverpool at Anfield since September 1999. The Toffees have drawn 9 and lost 10 since then.
  11. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League games against Everton. It’s their longest ever unbeaten run against a specific opponent in the competition.
  12. Everton have failed to score in seven of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Liverpool.
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EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Chelsea vs Aston Villa

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Chelsea vs Aston Villa

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December 5, 2019,

Stamford Bridge

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019. 

A 1-0 loss to West Ham on Saturday denied Chelsea the chance to join Manchester City on the 3rd spot. A home game against Aston Villa to start the busy period is as bad as it could have been. However, they must need to regroup themselves quickly or else Spurs are approaching the top 4 at a really fast pace.

Meanwhile, Villa travel to Stamford Bridge having recorded four points from their last two fixtures against Newcastle United and Manchester United, a run that saw them move to 15th in the table.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Tammy Abraham, who helped fire Aston Villa to promotion last season on loan, will be eager to recover in time to face his former club following his hip injury and should be in line to replace the ineffective Olivier Giroud.

Antonio Rudiger and Ross Barkley are both nearing fitness but are less likely to be involved, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains a long term absentee.

Having been surprisingly rested from kick-off in defeat to West Ham both N’Golo Kante and Willian will surely return to the side, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi also pushing for starts.

They are likely to return to 4-3-3 formation.

Aston Villa’s performance in EPL 2019:

Dean Smith will be forced into at least one change for the trip to Stamford Bridge, with Ahmed Elmohamady replacing Frederic Guilbert after the Frenchman picked up his fifth booking of the season on Sunday.

However, Anwar El Ghazi was forced off early on against Manchester United and is unlikely to be fit for the coming weeks, while some rotation should be expected having fielded the same line-up in back-to-back matches ahead of a busy period.

Marvelous Nakamba will be in line to return to the team in order to solidify the midfield, with both Douglas Luiz and Conor Hourihane at risk, while Bjorn Engels is back fit and competing with Ezri Konsa to partner Tyrone Mings at the back.

They are also likely to use 4-3-3.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Predicted Line-up

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham.

Aston Villa

Tom Heaton; Ahmed El Mohamady; Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; John McGinn, Marvelous Nakamba, Conor Hourihane; Trezeguet, Jack Grealish, Wesley.

EPL 2019: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction

  1. Chelsea have won 8 of their last 9 matches against Aston Villa in all competitions. They have been winning at both half time and full time in the last 4 such matches.
  2. Chelsea have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches against Aston Villa in all competitions, having scored at least 2 goals in 9 of these 10 games. Meanwhile, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Aston Villa’s last 9 Premier League games.
  3. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 4 English Premier League home games. They have kept a clean sheet in 2 of these 4 games while failed to score themselves in 1.
  4. Aston Villa have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away Premier League matches.
  5. Chelsea have won their last 4 games against Aston Villa by an aggregate of 15-1. They have never won 5 consecutive league games against them at Stamford Bridge.
  6. Aston Villa have picked up just 1 point from their last 39 available against sides starting in top 4.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Manchester United vs Tottenham

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Manchester United vs Tottenham

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December 5, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester United Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho returns to ex club Manchester United as Tottenham Hotspur travel to Manchester continue his winning start at Spurs. 2 points and 4 places separate Spurs from their host with the winner likely to stay/break into top 6.

United have failed to win either of their last two fixtures in the Premier League while former boss Jose Mourinho has won his opening three games in charge of Spurs. Tottenham certainly have the momentum heading into Wednesday’s match and Mourinho will be desperate to get a victory against his old club, which would surely push Ole Gunnar Solskjaer closer to the sack.

Manchester United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate to welcome back at least one of Paul Pogba or Scott McTominay on Wednesday night.

Jesse Lingard could take Andreas Pereira’s place in the team against Tottenham, while Luke Shaw may replace Brandon Williams at left-back.

United are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Tottenham’s performance in EPL 2019

Tottenham will be without four players for Wednesday’s trip to Old Trafford.

Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele are in competition for a starting berth in midfield.

Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Moura are in competition for a place on the wing.

Spurs are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Danny Rose could be preferred to Jan Vertonghen at left-back, with Mourinho wary of United’s pace down the flanks.

Manchester United vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-up​

Manchester United

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.

Tottenham

Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Eric Dier, Tanguy Ndombele; Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.

EPL 2019: Manchester United vs Tottenham Prediction

  1. Spurs have conceded exactly 2 goals in each match under Jose Mourinho.
  2. Harry Kane has 7 goals in this English Premier League season so far and might add to it. Meanwhile Son Heung-min has scored 4 goals and set up 6 more.
  3. Marcus Rashford has scored 7 goals and also has 4 assists and might add to them.
  4. Wednesday’s fixture will represent the 192nd competitive encounter between the two clubs, with United winning 91 times in comparison to Spurs registering 52 victories of their own.
  5. Ten matches have been played since there was a draw in this fixture, a run which began when the clubs played out a stalemate at White Hart Lane in December 2014.
  6. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Tottenham’s last 7 away Premier League games. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of those 7 matches.
  7. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd’s last 3 Premier League games. They have scored at least 2 goals in these 3 matches.
  8. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 5 home Premier League matches.
  9. United has won 3 and lost 4 of their last 7 home games against Spurs, including the same fixture last season.
  10. Spurs have lost more league games against Man United than they have against any other side in the competition.
  11. After the home sides winning 7 games, last season saw the away sides winning the games

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Burnley vs Man City

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Burnley vs Manchester City

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December 4, 2019,

Turf Moor, Burnley

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Manchester City are now a serious outsider in the title race, having dropped 11 points behind leaders Liverpool following their draw against West Ham Utd in the last game. In fact, they have dropped 3 points behind 2nd placed Leicester. They face a tricky trip to Burnley, whose 2-game winning run was ended by Crystal Palace on Saturday, at the EPL 2019.

Burnley have struggled for consistency at times, following up back-to-back 3-0 victories with a 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday – their fourth league defeat in their last six outings, after losing just 2 of first 8.

Burnley’s performance in EPL 2019:

Danny Drinkwater was an unused substitute for Burnley at the weekend and will hope to make his debut for the Clarets over the festive period.

Ashley Westwood returns from suspension, however, and is expected back in midfield.

Erik Pieters will hope to regain his starting spot at left-back given the quick turnaround between matches, given Charlie Taylor was forced to come off in the first half of the loss at the weekend with a hamstring problem.

Aaron Lennon and Jay Rodriguez could also benefit from any rotation applied by Sean Dyche.

Burnley will use a 4-3-3 formation.

Manchester City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Angelino and Joao Cancelo will hope to benefit from any rotation applied by Pep Guardiola following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle on Saturday.

Manchester City will still be without four players on Tuesday night, including Sergio Aguero, who joins Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The likes of Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo all sat out at the weekend and will be hopeful of a recall.

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne could be among the players to keep their places having both been on the scoresheet at the weekend, while Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line once again in Aguero’s absence.

They will likely use 4-3-3 formation.

Burnley vs Manchester City: Predicted Line-up

Burnley

Nick Pope; Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters; Jeff Hendrick, Ashely Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.

Man City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Angelino; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.

EPL 2019: Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Man City’s last 15 Premier League games with Man City scoring at least 2 goals in 13 of these 15 matches.
  2. Man City have won 7 of their last 8 matches against Burnley in all competitions. However, they have only won 2 of their last 4 matches at Turf Moor.
  3. Man City have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Burnley in all competitions. However, they are without clean sheet in last 7 games in all competitions.
  4. Burnley’s winning streak lasted two matches after losing 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Clarets have lost four of their last six EPL games.
  5. Man City have not won back to back away games against Burnley in top-flight since March 1968. Meanwhile, Burnley have won their last 3 Premier League home games on Tuesday.
  6. Burnley have won 3 of their 5 Premier League home games against the reigning champions- only Manchester United have a higher ratio in such games.
  7. Raheem Sterling is 1 goal behind Sergio Aguero’s tally and might overtake him as club’s top scorer in the tournament this EPL 2019.
  8. Kevin de Bruyne might add to his tally of 9 assists.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Manchester United vs Aston Villa

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Manchester United vs Aston Villa

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December 1, 2019,

Old Trafford, Manchester

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Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently ninth in the table on 17 points, while Villa sit 15th having collected 14 points from their opening 13 matches of the 2019-20 campaign.

Manchester United’s youngsters lost 2-1 away to Astana on Thursday night but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have a fresh team on Sunday after leaving his first-choice XI behind in England. 

Aston Villa ended a three-game losing streak with a solid 2-0 win at home to Newcastle on Monday night. Other than a 5-1 win at Norwich, Villa have struggled on the road this season

Manchester United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left his entire first-team squad behind for Thursday’s long return trip to Kazakhstan, including first-team coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, to prepare for Sunday’s welcome of Aston Villa.

Nemanja Matic has been sidelined for the past two months but may come straight into the starting XI on Sunday if fit enough after United struggled in midfield against Sheffield United last weekend.

Andreas Pereira was poor against Sheffield United and does not deserve to start on Sunday, but that depends entirely on whether Matic is available for the home side. Juan Mata did not travel in midweek and is an option to play further forward here.

Phil Jones was hauled off at half-time against Sheffield United and is unlikely to play here. As Axel Tuanzebe featured against Astana in midweek, the only chance of United playing a back three against Villa is if Marcos Rojo recovers from injury.

Luke Shaw made his long-awaited comeback from injury in midweek but will sit out against Villa. Brandon Williams scored his first senior goal last weekend and will hope to keep his place in the team ahead of Ashley Young.

Scott McTominay (ankle) could return for Man Utd, but Sunday’s match comes too soon for fellow midfielder Paul Pogba (ankle).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defensive options have been boosted by the return from injury of Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Axel Tuanzebe (hip). The duo both played a full 90 minutes in the midweek UEFA Champions League loss to Astana.

They are likely to use 4-2-3-1.

Aston Villa’s performance in EPL 2019:

Dean Smith has no reason to make changes from the side that beat Newcastle 2-0 on Monday night.

Bjorn Engels (hip) has trained all week and is available for selection by Aston Villa, but Jota (hernia) continues to be monitored.

Keinan Davis (hamstring) will resume jogging on Monday but is still deemed to be two to three weeks’ away while Jed Steer (calf) remains sidelined.

Conor Hourihane was key to ending Villa’s three-game losing streak and should be rewarded with another start here, while Anwar El Ghazi, Douglas Luiz and Ezri Konsa should all keep their places.

They are likely to keep the 4-3-3 formation.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Predicted Line-up

Man United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Fred, Nemanja Matic; Daniel James, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.

Aston Villa

Tom Heaton; Frederic Guilbert, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; Conor Hourihane, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz; Anwar El Ghazi, Wesley, Jack Grealish.

EPL 2019: Manchester United vs Aston Villa Prediction

  1. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Aston Villa’s last 4 away games (Premier League).
  2. Aston Villa have lost five of their six away league matches this EPL 2019.
  3. Man Utd have won 10 of their last 11 matches against Aston Villa in all competitions. They haven’t lost to Villa since 2009. Ashley Young played for Villa on that occasion but will likely only make the bench for United here. The Red Devils are unbeaten in the subsequent 14 matches played between the two sides.
  4. The Red Devils are unbeaten at home in their last seven matches and have scored three goals in each of their last two at Old Trafford, as many as their previous six combined. Expect them to do so once again.
  5. With seven goals and four assists, Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in 58 per cent of Man Utd’s 19 Premier League goals this EPL 2019 – only Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki, with 69 per cent, has been involved in more for his side this season.
  6. Both Aston Villa and Man Utd have conceded a joint low of four first-half goals in the Premier League this season, level with Liverpool and Sheffield United.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Norwich vs Arsenal

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Norwich vs Arsenal

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December 1, 2019,

Carrow Road, Norwich

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Arsenal take on Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon with Freddie Ljungberg taking charge of his first game since replacing Unai Emery on an interim basis.

Norwich ended a seven-match winless run at Everton last weekend and they’ll look to claim another scalp when they welcome Arsenal to Carrow Road.

Arsenal are 8th in the table at the moment while Norwich are in the relegation zone. However, only 8 points separate the sides, the same difference that Arsenal have with top 4.

Norwich’s performance in EPL 2019:

Timm Klose and Josip Drmic all sit out the welcome of Arsenal.

Grant Hanley (groin) is getting nearer to a first-team return but Sunday’s match is too soon.

Jamal Lewis (knee) returned to team training for Norwich this week and will be monitored but Alex Tettey is unavailable for personal reasons.

Daniel Farke will hope to have Todd Cantwell (knock) available for selection as he looks at the possibility of naming the same XI that won at Everton last weekend.

They are likely to field a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Arsenal’s performance in EPL 2019:

Freddie Ljungberg takes over as interim boss following Unai Emery’s sacking on Friday.

The Swede is without Dani Ceballos (hamstring) for the trip to Norwich, while David Luiz (bruised ribs), Shkodran Mustafi (bruised foot) and Hector Bellerin (hamstring) will all be assessed.

However, Sead Kolasinac (hamstring) is available for selection.

Calum Chambers could therefore deputise at centre-back alongside Sokratis, while Konstantinos Mavropanos is also an option.

They are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Norwich vs Arsenal: Predicted Line-up

Norwich

Tim Krul; Max Aarons, Christoph Zimmermann, Ben Godfrey, Sam Byram; Alexander Tettey, Tom Trybull; Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell, Onel Hernandez; Teemu Pukki.

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Sokratis, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi; Nicolas Pepe, Joe Willock, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette.

EPL 2019: Norwich vs Arsenal Prediction

  1. Norwich have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 home matches in Premier League.
  2. Norwich have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Arsenal in all competitions. However, they have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches in Premier League.
  3. Norwich have lost their last 3 home matches in the Premier League. However, they are unbeaten in 50 per cent of their Premier League meetings with Arsenal, losing eight of their 16 previous encounters.
  4. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Norwich’s last 3 games in the Premier League. Also, there have been under 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 3 away games Premier League.
  5. Arsenal are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Norwich in all competitions.
  6. The Gunners have won only once in their eight away matches, but the appointment of Freddie Ljungberg in an interim capacity will prove a boost.
  7. Emiliano Buendia has provided more assists (four) for the Canaries without finding the net for himself than any other Premier League player this EPL 2019.
  8. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil scored his first ever Premier League goals against Norwich, netting twice in a 4-1 win at the Emirates in October 2013. To date, it’s the only time he’s scored more than once in a match in the competition.
  9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 80 per cent of Arsenal’s away goals in the Premier League this season, with four out of five. He has also netted eight goals in his 10 appearances against promoted sides for the Gunners.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Tottenham vs Bournemouth

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Tottenham vs Bournemouth

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November 30, 2019,

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

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After 2 back to back wins under Jose Mourinho. Tottenham Hotspur are seeking back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since April as they look to climb into the top six when they host Bournemouth on Saturday.

Bournemouth, who sit one place and one point behind 10th-placed Spurs, could leapfrog Jose Mourinho’s men and move into the top half of the table with a victory.

Tottenham Spurs’s performance in EPL 2019:

Jose Mourinho is without injured quartet Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Erik Lamela and Ben Davies for the welcome of Bournemouth.

The Tottenham boss hinted that he may rest some personnel for Saturday’s Premier League clash and so Jan Vertonghen and Tanguy Ndombele could both start here.

Christian Eriksen may start from the bench here despite coming on for Eric Dier after 30 minutes against Olympiacos.

A resurgent Dele Alli will start once again and might shine.

Jose Mourinho is likely to field a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Bournemouth’s performance in EPL 2019:

Simon Francis was sent off in the first half of Bournemouth’s 2-1 home defeat to Wolves and serves a one-match ban.

He joins injured quintet Dominic Solanke, David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Charlie Daniels and Josh King on the sidelines.

Andrew Surman and Lloyd Kelly are both doubts for the Cherries, who could line up in a 4-4-1-1 formation.

They are likely to use a 4-4-1-1 formation.

Tottenham vs Bournemouth: Predicted Line-up

Tottenham

Paulo Gazzaniga; Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Serge Aurier; Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks; Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura; Harry Kane.

Bournemouth

Aaron Ramsdale; Adam Smith, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Diego Rico; Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld; Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma, Harry Wilson; Ryan Fraser; Calum Wilson.

EPL 2019: Tottenham vs Bournemouth Prediction

  1. Tottenham have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 home matches against Bournemouth in all competitions while scoring 13 goals. Though clean sheet record looks in doubt, especially because they have kept fewer clean sheets than any other Premier League side this EPL 2019, they might be able to add a few more to the goals scorer column.
  2. Tottenham have won their last 4 home matches against Bournemouth in all competitions and should probably make it 5. Bournemouth have won just 1 of their 8 Premier League meetings with Spurs, it came the last time they faced.
  3. Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his six Premier League matches against the Cherries, though six of those strikes for Spurs came in his first three meetings. He has 7 goals in the current season of Premier League as well and should be able to add to the tally.
  4. Son Heung-min has also been useful for Spurs so far, having scored 4 goals and set up another 4 in the Premier League in the current campaign. He is likely to add to either tally.
  5. Eight of AFC Bournemouth’s 16 Premier League goals this EPL 2019 have come from set-piece situations (excluding penalties), the highest number and highest ratio (50 per cent) in the division. Given Spurs’ vulnerability in the defence, it might happen once again.
  6. AFC Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser has provided more assists than any other player in the Premier League, with 17, since the start of last season.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Chelsea vs West Ham United

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Chelsea vs West Ham United

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November 30, 2019,

Stamford Bridge, London

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Chelsea are targeting a seventh win in eight Premier League matches when they host West Ham United on Saturday with an immediate response to their defeat at Manchester City last time out.

Meanwhile, West Ham United are aiming to end a seven-match winless run that has seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side slip to fourth from bottom, three points above the relegation zone.

Chelsea’s performance in EPL 2019:

Tammy Abraham was forced off shortly after the break in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Valencia on Wednesday night and may be replaced by Michy Batshuayi, particularly with next week’s midweek matches in mind.

Across 11 substitute appearances in the Premier League and Champions League, Batshuayi has featured for just 148 minutes, scoring goals against Southampton and Ajax respectively.

Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger will all be assessed.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, however, remains sidelined. Emerson should once again be preferred above Marcos Alonso.

Mason Mount, who has 4 goals, too remains in contention having lost his place after a few mediocre performance and Willian and Pulisic’s return to form.

Chelsea will stick to 4-3-3 formation.

West Ham Utd’s performance in EPL 2019:

Jack Wilshere is struggling with an on-going groin problem and West Ham hope he will return to training next week.

Issa Diop serves a one-match ban, however, after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season in the defeat and will hence miss the game.

Michail Antonio may come in for Andriy Yarmolenko on the right after scoring from the bench, while Fabian Balbuena will deputise for the suspended Diop.

West Ham are likely to use a 4-4-1-1 formation.

Chelsea vs West Ham United: Predicted Line-up

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic; Christian Pulisic, Michy Batshuayi, Willian.

West Ham United

Roberto Jimenez; Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna; Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Michail Antonio, Felipe Anderson; Robert Snodgrass; Sebastien Haller.

EPL 2019: Chelsea vs West Ham United Prediction

  1. Chelsea are undefeated in their last 14 home matches against West Ham in all competitions and should likely escape that again on Saturday.
  2. West Ham have conceded at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches in the Premier League.
  3. Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches in Premier League. Maybe, West Ham might end that run.
  4. West Ham have lost 5 of their last 6 matches in Premier League. It should probably increase by the end of the week.
  5. Chelsea are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 home matches in Premier League and might be able to do so once again.
  6. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 3 home games in the Premier League while there have been over 2.5 goals scored in West Ham’s last 3 games. With 1 of them set to be broken, it looks to be Chelsea’s run of under 2.5 goals which might be scrapped off. Also, Chelsea have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against West Ham in all competitions

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Liverpool vs Brighton

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Liverpool vs Brighton

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November 30, 2019,

Anfield, Liverpool

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Liverpool, currently top of the table of EPL 2019, eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City, host Brighton with an eye on equalling their best-ever unbeaten run of 31 matches in top-flight history if they avoid defeat at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion look to return to winning ways after suffering back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Leicester.

Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:

Fabinho left Anfield with a protective boot on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Napoli and the Reds face a nervous wait to determine the full extent of the problem.

Naby Keita will also be assessed, but Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip sit out the welcome of Brighton.

Mohamed Salah played no part in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last week, but should return to the XI, which would see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drop into midfield to cover for Fabinho.

Brighton’s performance in EPL 2019:

Aaron Connolly is back in training and should make the squad but this weekend will come too soon for Bernardo. Solly March is a doubt with a slight groin injury.

However, Jose Izquierdo is a long-term absentee for Brighton boss Graham Potter as the forward recovers from a knee injury.

Lewis Dunk returns from suspension, and his availability is a timely boost for Potter, while Pascal Groß may come in for Aaron Mooy from the side that started the 2-0 loss to Leicester.

Brighton are likely to use a 3-4-3 formation.

Liverpool vs Brighton: Predicted Line-up

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Brighton

Mat Ryan; Dan Burn, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk; Martin Montoya, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Solly March; Neal Maupay, Pascal Grob, Leandro Trossard.

EPL 2019: Liverpool vs Brighton Prediction

  1. Liverpool have won their last 13 Premier League matches at Anfield, their longest such run in the competition. The Reds did, however, enjoy their best ever run of 21 consecutive top-flight home victories between January and December 1972.
  2. Brighton aim to end a run of seven successive defeats in all competitions to Liverpool, during which they have conceded 22 goals and scored just five.
  3. Sadio Mane has scored 17 goals in his last 16 Premier League outings at Anfield. Indeed, since the start of last season his total of 22 goals at home is more than any other player in the Premier League.
  4. Since a 3-0 victory at Watford on the opening weekend, Brighton have not won in their five subsequent Premier League away matches (L4), losing each of their last three. The Seagulls last lost four in a row on the road between May and August 2018, the fourth match of which was at Liverpool.
  5. Liverpool are undefeated in their last 44 Premier League home matches. Liverpool might be too strong for Brighton to overturn this.
  6. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 20 of their last 22 Premier League matches. Expect them to add to this tally.
  7. Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Brighton in all competitions. This, however, might not happen given how shaky they have been in the recent games.
  8. Brighton have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches in Premier League.

EPL 2019 Match Predictions: Newcastle vs Manchester City

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English Premere League Match Prediction (EPL 2019): Newcastle vs Man City

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November 30, 2019,

St James' Park, Newcastle

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Manchester City’s pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool will continue on Saturday afternoon when they make the trip to Newcastle United. Pep Guardiola’s side are currently third in the table – nine points off the summit – while Newcastle are down in 14th spot having suffered a 2-0 loss away to Aston Villa in the Monday Night Football.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are 14th with 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeat. Newcastle, who actually lead the head-to-head record 72 wins to City’s 68, are aiming to extend their unbeaten home run to six Premier League matches and move into the top half of the table.

Newcastle United’s performance in EPL 2019:

Sean Longstaff is available following suspension and could come into the side at the expense of either Jonjo Shelvey or Isaac Hayden.

Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie sit out the welcome of Manchester City through injury, while Florian Lejeune is still working his way back to full fitness following a long spell on the sidelines.

Fabian Schar may come into the XI that started the 2-0 loss at Aston Villa.

Newcastle are likely to use a 5-4-1 formation.

Manchester City’s performance in EPL 2019:

Sergio Aguero joins Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane and Oleksandr Zinchenko on the sidelines, which should pave the way for Gabriel Jesus to lead the line.

Bernardo Silva is available following a one-match ban and could start at the expense of Riyad Mahrez on the right.

Joao Cancelo has been featuring prominently from right-back at Kyle Walker’s expense of late and may continue despite playing the full 90 minutes against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.

City should stick to the 4-3-3 formation.

Newcastle vs Man City: Predicted Line-up

Newcastle

Martin Dubravka; DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems; Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Allan Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Man City

Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Fernandinho, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy; David Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva.

EPL 2019: Newcastle vs Man City Prediction

  1. Man City have won 23 of their last 27 Premier League matches. They should add another number to it.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of Man City’s last 14 games (Premier League).
  3. Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 12 of their last 14 Premier League matches and it might happen again.
  4. Newcastle have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Man City in all competitions. It might be another such day.
  5. City have won 23 of their last 27 top-flight matches coming into this clash and should probably add another.
  6. Kevin de Bruyne leads the assist chart with 9 and should be able to add to it.
  7. Newcastle United haven’t lost at home in Premier League since the opener and are aiming to extend than run to six Premier League matches and move into the top half of the table. However, that might be a big task to ask.
  8. The Magpies have only conceded four goals at St James’ Park this season. Only Leicester City have shipped fewer at home, with three. However, Man City will increase that tally.
  9. Man City have scored in their last 21 Premier League matches against Newcastle, winning 18 of them. Only against Fulham have they had a longer scoring streak in the competition, with 22 matches.
  10. Riyad Mahrez is one goal away from becoming the first Algerian to reach 50 in the Premier League and might come from bench to do so.

Europa League Predictions: Arsenal vs Eintracht Frankfurt

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UEFA Europa league Match Prediction: Arsenal vs Frankfurt

Football

November 29, 2019,

Emirates Stadium, London

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Arsenal go into their Europa League contest with Eintracht Frankfurt off the back of a six-game winless run across all competitions as pressure begins to mount on Unai Emery. They face a Frankfurt side whose 5-1 demolition of Bayern Munich led to the sacking of Niko Kovac, and a similar result in London could see the Spaniard meet the same fate.

However, a win against their German opponents would be enough for Arsenal to secure their status as group winners, and just a point is needed to guarantee their place in the knockout stages. They are 4 points clear on top and only a defeat, coupled with a few other results going against them can stop their progress to the next round of the UEFA Europa League. 

Meanwhile, Frankfurt need to better or match Standard Liege’s performances in the next 2 games.

Arsenal’s performance in the Europa League:

Arsenal are without on-loan midfielder Dani Ceballos due to a thigh problem. The Gunners must also assess Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding and Bukayo Saka, who are all struggling with injuries and may not be risked.

However, Unai Emery is likely to make as many changes as he can, as is his policy with the early rounds of the cup competitions.

Unai Emery is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation he prefers with chances for youngsters.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s performance in the Europa League:

Eintracht Frankfurt are without two long-term absentees in defender Marco Russ and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.

Aside from the pair, they have a fully-fit squad to choose from.

They are likely to stick to 3-5-2.

Arsenal vs Frankfurt: Predicted Line-up

Arsenal

Emiliano Martinez; Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Sokratis, Kieran Tierney; Lucas Torreira, Joe Willock; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson; Gabriel Martinelli.

Frankfurt

Frederick Ronnow; David Abraham, Makoto Hasebe, Martin Hinteregger; Danny Da Costa, Gelson Fernandes, Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow, Filip Kostic; Goncalo Paciencia, Andre Silva.

Europa League: Arsenal vs Frankfurt Prediction

  1. Arsenal have failed to win in their last six games across all competitions and the pressure is growing on under-fire coach Unai Emery. They might once again have to be contempt with less than 3 points.
  2. Arsenal had won the reverse fixture 3-0 in what was the first meeting between the two sides. However, things were different back then and it’s completely different at the moment. Don’t expect it to be that easy for Arsenal.
  3. Eintracht Frankfurt have won just 1 of their 6 away games against English opponents but this might be the perfect opportunity. To give them some boost, Arsenal have lost more European home games against German sides than they have against opponents from any country- 6.
  4. If Arsenal avoid defeat, it would see them progress from the group stages of European competition for the 20th consecutive season.
  5. Eintracht Frankfurt have lost 2 of their 4 Europa League games this season, more than they had in their last 18 games in the competition.
  6. Arsenal have scored 11 goals in 4 games so far and are likely to add a few more. They have conceded just 3 but that tally looks set to deteriorate.
  7. Gabriel Martinelli has scored 3 goals in 4 games and should add to that tally.
  8. Arsenal are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 Europa League games.

We are eager to see the Europa League Final Results this season and hope these predictions helped you. 

Champions League Match Predictions: Liverpool vs Napoli

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Liverpool vs Napoli

Football

November 28, 2019,

Anfield, Liverpool

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning.

Liverpool will secure top spot in Group E with a win over second place Napoli on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side are facing Napoli at the ideal moment, as the Serie A outfit are in turmoil on and off the pitch.

Liverpool could book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare when they welcome Napoli to Anfield on Wednesday night.

The holders will secure top spot in Group E with victory, but Napoli are the only team to beat them inside normal time this Champions League 2019 and know that a win of their own would also secure their place in the knockout rounds.

Liverpool’s performance in Champions League:

Mohamed Salah was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace on Saturday, suggesting he will be fine to start against Napoli on Wednesday.

Jordan Henderson recovered from illness to start against Palace and the Liverpool skipper will continue in midfield alongside Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum here.

Andrew Robertson was considered a major doubt prior to the clash with Palace but recovered from an ankle injury to start.

They will stick to 4-3-3 formation.

Napoli’s performance in Champions League:

Lorenzo Insigne left the 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Saturday with an elbow injury and will miss out here.

Arkadiusz Milik is injured and is a big loss for Napoli, while Kevin Malcuit remain sidelineds for the away side.

Kostas Manolas was an unused substitute against Milan and should make his return from injury at Anfield.

Faouzi Ghoulam, Mario Rui and Fabian Ruiz have made the travelling squad despite fitness concerns.

Fernando Llorente, who won’t start, will miss Napoli’s last group game if he is booked on Wednesday night.

They are expected to use a 4-4-2 formation.

Liverpool vs Napoli: Predicted Line-up

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil aan Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Napoli

Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Jose Callejon, Allan, Piotr Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz; Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens.

Champion's League: Liverpool vs Napoli Prediction

  1. Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 UEFA Champions League matches, with the only loss coming against Napoli in the return fixture.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 UEFA Champions League games. Expect that to continue.
  3. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 UEFA Champions League matches and with the return of Mohamed Salah and the form of others, expect them to do so again.
  4. Napoli are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 UEFA Champions League matches. However, Napoli have only won two of their last 10 matches in all competitions, drawing five of their last six. If they play the way they have played in the last few games, Liverpool might be a tough nut to crack especially at home, where they are yet to lose since September 2018.
  5. Liverpool, however, haven’t kept a single clean sheet at Anfield this season and might struggle to do once again.
  6. Liverpool have won 22 of their last 24 matches across all competitions and might win once again.
  7. In their last nine games, Liverpool have scored 9 goals in the final 15 minutes, with 7 of those proving decisive to the final result as the Reds have turned defeats and draws into win after win. Expect them to score late once again, especially if that is needed to decide the Champions League Results of who wins the game.

Europa League Predictions: Astana vs Manchester United

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UEFA Europa league Match Prediction: Astana vs Manchester United

Football

November 28, 2019,

Astana Arena

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Manchester United play host to Astana in the Europa League game on Thursday knowing a win will secure them the top spot in group. United have won 3 and drawn 1 of their 4 games so far. Meanwhile, Astana cannot qualify for the knockout stage having lost all four group games, conceding 14 goals and scoring just once in the process.

United are the only side yet to concede in the UEFA Europa League this season and are expected to triumph on Thursday even with a weakened side.

Astana’s performance in the Europa League:

Astana are out of the Europa League and it remains to be seen how they will line up on Thursday.

Firmin Mubele is injured for the home side and won’t feature here.

Evgeny Postnikov and Yuriy Pertsukh will miss Astana’s last group game if they are booked on Thursday.

They are likely to field a 4-5-1 formation.

Manchester United’s performance in the Europa League:

Manchester United make the long trip to Kazakhstan on Thursday and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may leave a number of first-team players in England having already secured qualification from Group L.

Axel Tuanzebe, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Juan Mata should all get starts on Thursday night, while Solskjaer will also hope to see Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic make returns from injury.

Phil Jones had a nightmare performance against Sheffield United on Sunday and was promptly taken off at half-time. He could get an immediate chance to make things right on Thursday.

Youngsters like Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and Dylan Levitt will hope to benefit with first-team opportunities in midweek.

United are likely to stick to 4-2-3-1.

Astana vs Manchester United: Predicted line-up

Astana

Nenad Eric; Dmitriy Shomko, Zarko Tomasevic, Luka Simunovic, Antonio Rukavina; Dorin Rotariu, yuriy Pertsukh, Ivan Maevsi, Runar Mar Sigurjonsson, Abzal Beysebekov; Sergei Khizhinichenko.

Manchester United

Sergio Romero; Ashley Young, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matic, James Garner, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Tahith Chong; Mason Greenwood.

Europa League: Astana vs Manchester United Prediction

  1. Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 UEFA Europa League matches, including in the first four this season. No side has ever managed to keep a clean sheet in the opening 5 group stage games of Europa League. However, don’t be surprised if that happens, as Astana have scored just 1 goal in the campaign so far.
  2. Astana have lost their last 5 UEFA Europa League matches while Man Utd are undefeated in their last 15 UEFA Europa League matches.
  3. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in FC Astana’s last 3 UEFA Europa League games. However, United have had just 1 shot on target, that too from the penalty spot, in their last 2 away games. So, don’t expect this to be a high scoring game.
  4. FC Astana have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 UEFA Europa League matches and might end up doing so once again.
  5. Mason Greenwood, who scored his first Premier League goal on Sunday, has been involved in 60 percent of United’s goals in Europa League so far. He has 2 goals and an assist. Expect him to continue his run.

We are eager to see the Europa League Final Results this season and hope these predictions helped you.

Champions League Match Predictions: Barcelona vs Dortmund

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Barcelona vs Dortmund

Football

November 28, 2019,

Camp Nou, Barcelona

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. 

Barcelona welcome Borussia Dortmund to Camp Nou on Wednesday night in a vital game for group F complexion. A win for either side will send them through, probably as the group leaders, to the next round while the other team will have to wait and see Inter Milan’s results. It will be easier for Barcelona as in case of a loss, they will have to beat Inter in their next game of Champions League 2019.

While criticism continues to go the way of manager Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona are still well placed to achieve their goals for the first half of the campaign. However, defeat on Wednesday would throw up the possibility of an early exit from Champions League, piling further pressure on Valverde.

Barcelona’s performance in Champions League:

With Luis Suarez back from injury, Antoine Griezmann is again forced to play out wide and out of position.

Unless Barcelona stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation used at the weekend, former Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele looks set for a place on the bench here.

Full-backs Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo will miss out for Barcelona in midweek. Junior Firpo will deputise for Alba, while Sergi Roberto is fresh to start at right-back after serving a ban at the weekend.

Clement Lenglet suffered a calf injury before their 2-1 win over Leganes at the weekend but trained without problem on Monday. With Gerard Pique suspended on Wednesday, Lenglet will partner Samuel Umtiti at the back.

They will most probably stick with 4-3-3 formation.

Borussia Dortmund’s performance in Champions League:

Paco Alcacer will miss out against former club Barcelona after coming off at half-time in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Paderborn with injury.

With Alcacer ruled out, Lucien Favre must decide whether to start Mario Gotze up front or push Marco Reus further forward.

The likes of Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Achraf Hakimi were only used as substitutes at the weekend to suggest they were being held back for this game.

It was not long ago Jadon Sancho was considered a guaranteed starter for Dortmund but that is no longer the case after a testing few months for the German side.

Raphael Guerreiro and Nico Schulz are in competition for a starting berth at left-back for Dortmund.

Hazard will miss Dortmund’s final group game if he is booked on Wednesday.

They are likely to use 4-2-3-1.

Barcelona vs Dortmund: Predicted Line-up

Barcelona

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Arthur, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann.

Dortmund

Roman Burki; Lukasz Piszczek, Weigl, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Manuel Akanji; Axel Witsel, Julian Weigl; Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Julian Brandt; Marco Reus.

Champion's League: Barcelona vs Dortmund Prediction

  1. Barcelona are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 UEFA Champions League matches.
  2. Barcelona will be pleased this game is at Camp Nou, as they have not been impressive on the road of late. At home, the Spanish giants are unbeaten this season and have only failed to win one game.
  3. Dortmund have only won one of their last six away matches and have failed to score in the last three. Even though Barcelona are missing key defenders, Dortmund arrive into this match at a bad moment.
  4. Achraf Hakimi is Dortmund’s top scorer in the Champions League so far this season with 4 goals and might scrap another goal.
  5. Barcelona and Dortmund played a lacklustre 0-0 draw in the first game, with Messi coming off the bench. However, this game promises goals.
  6. Dortmund have scored more goals than Barcelona in the campaign so far. However, they have also conceded more. Expected them to concede more than they score on Wednesday night.
  7. Barcelona have won 13 of their 15 home games in the Champions League against German sides, losing 2. They have never lost against Dortmund in 3 attempts- won 1. Expect it to stick this way.
  8. Barcelona’s draw against Slavia Prague in the last game was the 11th time in 124 home games in Champions League that they failed to score. However, it has never happened in back to back games and might not happen on Wednesday either.

We are eager to see the Champions League Results this season and hope these predictions helped you. 

Champions League Match Predictions: Valencia vs Chelsea

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Valencia vs Chelsea

Football

November 27, 2019,

Mestalla Stadium, Valencia

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. 

Chelsea travel to Spain to face Valencia knowing that they need to avoid defeat in order to remain in a top-two position in Group H.

Valencia, Chelsea and Ajax all are tied on seven points in Group H with two games left to play this Champions League 2019. Valencia and Chelsea warmed up with 2-1 defeats at the weekend.

When Chelsea faced Valencia on Matchday One, they were still attempting to adjust to life under Frank Lampard, and the visitors ultimately managed to prevail at Stamford Bridge after the Blues had failed to build on a promising start.

That disappointment acted as the catalyst for Chelsea to begin to put in better performances in all areas of the pitch, providing them with success on both the domestic and European front.

However, Valencia welcome the Premier League giants aware that completing the double over the Blues will put them on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League last 16.

Valencia’s performance in Champions League:

Valencia have huge injury problems ahead of their penultimate Champions League group game of the season, with at least five first-team players expected to miss out on Wednesday night.

With Mouctar Diakhaby ruled out and Ezequiel Garay a doubt, former Premier League defenders Gabriel Paulista and Eliaquim Mangala could start against Chelsea.

Unless Francis Coquelin recovers from injury, Daniel Wass may have to adapt in central midfield for the second game running.

Kevin Gameiro, who only featured off the bench against Betis, might start.

Denis Cheryshev is closing in on a return from injury, but no risks will be taken on the fitness of the Russia international.

They are likely to field a 4-4-2 formation.

Probable starting XI: Jasper Cillessen; Jaume Costa, Gabriel Paulista, Eliaquim Mangala, Jose Gaya; Ferran Torres, Daniel Parejo, Daniel Wass, Carlos Soler; Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo Moreno.

Chelsea’s performance in Champions League:

Mason Mount will push for a recall after only making the bench against City but both N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic played well in midfield.

Andreas Christensen and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also pushing for starting roles, although Frank Lampard may opt to keep alterations down to a minimum.

Reece James and Marcos Alonso are options if changes are made at full-back by Lampard.

Lampard is likely to stick to his favourable 4-3-3 formation.

Valencia vs Chelsea: Predicted Line-up

Valencia

Jasper Cillessen; Jaume Costa, Gabriel Paulista, Eliaquim Mangala, Jose Gaya; Ferran Torres, Daniel Parejo, Daniel Wass, Carlos Soler; Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo Moreno.

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori, Alonso; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Willian; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham.

Champion's League: Valencia vs Chelsea Prediction

  1. Valencia have only lost one of their last nine home games in all competitions but currently have a huge injury list to contend with on Wednesday night.
  2. Chelsea had won seven away matches in a row prior to defeat at City on Saturday. Given Valencia’s injury crisis, this is a huge opportunity for Frank Lampard’s side to take a major step towards qualification.
  3. Valencia have won just 1 of their 7 Champions League matches against Chelsea, winning the reverse fixture 1-0.
  4. Chelsea are unbeaten in their 3 away games against Valencia in Champions League. Given, they are a much better side than they were in their last head to head meeting, expect Chelsea to stay unbeaten.
  5. Chelsea have lost just 1 of their last 11 away matches in Spain in the Champions League and though it was in their latest such visit, at Barcelona, expect Chelsea to return home with at least a point, if not more.
  6. Valencia have won 3 of their last 4 home matches in the Champions League, a run that started after they had lost 4 of their last 5.

We are eager to see the Champions League Results this season and hope these predictions helped you.

Champions League match Predictions: Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk

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UEFA Champions League (UCL) Match Prediction: Man City vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Football

November 27, 2019,

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

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For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. 

Manchester City welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night as they look to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League. A point will suffice for Pep Guardiola’s men but the Citizens will be looking for a victory after they got back to winning ways against Chelsea on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Shakhtar will be hoping for a result against City as they look to keep their hopes of progressing to the last 16 alive. They are joined by Atalanta on 2nd in the group with 5 points each. 

Manchester City’s performance in Champions League:

Rodrigo, Sergio Aguero and David Silva all limped off through injury against Chelsea on Saturday and it’s safe to assume all three will miss out here.

Phil Foden returns from suspension for Manchester City and will hope to start given the midfield absences.

Bernardo Silva missed the weekend’s victory over Chelsea due to a ban and will slot straight back into the side here, either in midfield or further forward.

Look for Kyle Walker and Angelino to return to the side, while Nicolas Otamendi will push for a recall.

Benjamin Mendy and Fernanindho will miss the last group game if they are booked on Tuesday.

Claudio Bravo is suspended for the home side after being sent off last time out in Europe but he wouldn’t have started anyway as Ederson is now back from injury.

City are expected to use their typical 4-3-3 formation.

Shakhtar Donetsk’s performance in Champions League:

Marlos Bonfirm will miss Tuesday’s trip to Manchester after being sent off in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last outing in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Sergiy Bolbat will miss their last group game if he is booked here.

Maycon made his long-awaited return from injury on Friday with a nine-minute cameo from the bench but is not ready to start for Shakhtar just yet, particularly against Manchester City.

Yevhen Konoplyanka has missed Shakhtar’s last two games and remains a doubt on Tuesday, while Manor Solomon remains sidelined along with Moraes.

Fringe players like Andriy Boryachuk and Tete should get starts in attack given the players unavailable for the away side. Sergiy Bolbat and Dodo compete for a start at right-back.

They will likely field a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Man City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Predicted Line-up

Manchester City

Ederson; Angelino, Fernandinho, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden; Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Andriy Pyatov; Sergiy Bolbat, Mykola Matvyenko, Sergey Kryvtsov, Ismaily; Alan Patrick, Taras Stepanenko; Tete, Viktor Kovalenko, Taison; Andriy Boryachuk.