Fc Barcelona vs Liverpool Predictions

Fc Barcelona vs Liverpool PredictionsFive-time winners Barcelona may have smashed a Champions League (CL) record after notching up a 31-game unbeaten home streak (W28, D3),

but they now take on a team they have never beaten at the Camp Nou (D2, L2) as Liverpool travel to Catalonia hunting a sixth European Cup.

However the hosts are justified favourites having won their last five competitive home games – four of them ‘to nil’ – whilst scoring an impressive eight goals across their last two CL fixtures held here. Furthermore, Barca have been winning at half-time in all five of their CL home games this season, winning 2-0 at the break in the last two.

The Spanish giants can get a further morale boost considering they have lost just one of their previous 15 European games against English opposition (W11, D3, L1). However Liverpool can take solace from the fact they are the only English side to have ever beaten Barcelona at home (twice) in European competition (Barca vs English teams: W21, D11, L2).

In-form Liverpool are on a ten-match winning run (in all competitions), although they registered a clean sheet in just four of those games. In fact both teams have scored in their last three CL away matches (W2, L1), with Liverpool grabbing a first-half goal in each fixture.
Players to watch: Lionel Messi got a brace in Barcelona’s last two CL home games – he netted the opener in four of the five CL fixtures he’s scored in this term.

Mo Salah’s double at the weekend took his tally to 69 goals in 100 appearances – a club record for a Liverpool player after 100 games.

Stat attack: Barca have scored 3+ goals in seven of their last ten CL home fixtures.

Four of Liverpool’s last five competitive away victories involved both teams scoring.

Six of the eight competitive H2Hs have featured under 2.5 goals.


UAE vs Thailand Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

UAE vs Thailand Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

UAE vs Thailand Sportpesa Tips
AFC Asian Cup
Date: Monday, 14th January 2019
Kick-off at 16.00 UK/ 17.00 CET
Venue: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium (Al Ain).

The White took full advantage of the crowd support and has had a good tournament so far. They have remained unbeaten after the first two match-days came to a close.

It’s true that they have not yet assured themselves of a place in the latter stages of the competition, but they have got a favorable draw to count on.

The War Elephants were defeated by a hungry Indian team, who were eager to prove themselves to the world stage.

Four goals went past the Thailand backline, and the team morale has likely taken a hit. On top of that, they face the uphill task of going against the tournament hosts in their last group stage game.

Fans can treat themselves to a football treat as it is a do-or-die stage for both sides. Asian football is on the rise, and matches like these ones will do a world of good in getting the continent what it deserves.

It will take quite some time, but the passionate fans of this region dream of a day when they rule the world of this sport along with Latin America and Europe.

UAE vs Thailand Head-to-head sportpesa games analysis: (h2h)

  • Both teams got on the scoresheet in the last three h2h matches in a row.
  • Alberto Zaccheroni’s men have only failed once to score against this opponent.
  • The White kept clean sheets in two of their last three games against the War Elephants.
  • The teams hosting the match has never once failed to find the net.

UAE vs Thailand Sportpesa Prediction

The Arab nation has a 100% winning record against Sirisak Yodyardthai’s men, at home. Moreover, the hosts kept clean sheets in two of their last three h2h home appearances. Considering that U.A.E has the crowd behind them, and with the historical record backing the team, we can expect a home win.

It was quite unfortunate that the Changsuek had to face a tough loss in their opener against India. The group conceded four goals and it took the life out of the team that came into the competition with quite some hopes.

The team captained by Ismail Matar needs just a draw to ensure progress, but a win will give them the group champions tag. As a comparatively easier match awaits the topper of the group in the next stage, U.A.E should go for a win against this weaker rival.

The White will not take risks and jeopardize what they have achieved till now, and in all probability, we can expect them to keep a clean sheet.

UAE vs Thailand Sportpesa Betting Tips

  • To Win: U.A.E
  • Clean Sheet: U.A.E – YES
  • Over 1.5

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa tips
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Monday, 14th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).

The She-Wolf has got one of the easiest fixtures in the Round of 16 of Coppa Italia. Along with the home advantage, Roma is paired with a team from Serie C, the third tier of football competition in Italy.

Gaffer Eusebio Di Francesco will probably opt to rest some of his key players for this tie. Entella is really punching above their weight in this fixture. The team had gone bankrupt in 2001 after spending almost nine decades in Italian football.

Roma just recorded an away win over Parma on the road, and is really high in confidence for this domestic fixture. The Diavoli neri too registered an away win, but there’s an asterisk present here, that the match was conducted as part of Serie C.

The difference in stature between the two teams is to such an extent that this is the first match between these two sides.

Roma vs Virtus Entella sportpesa game analysis: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The sides have never played against each other.

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sporpesa Prediction

If nothing out of the blue happens, La Magica would win this match comprehensively and with comfortable ease. On top of the home advantage, the team has years of experience in the top-most tier of Italian football, as well as world football.

To exhibit the difference in quality, consider that the Giallorossi played in the semifinal of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe, while the Black Devils could not shake off the shackles of the third tier from their feet.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have scored two or more goals in ten of their last 12 home-ties. These stretch of matches included Champions League games as well as Serie A fixtures.

The last time Roberto Boscaglia’s men faced a top division team, they conceded three goals. Consider that the team was Genoa, a relegation-battler in the Serie A. We can only imagine how this fixture would turn out, against a side that battles for European spots in the league table.

Against such a comparatively weaker time like that of Virtus, the Magic One will easily score in as well as win, both halves.

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Betting Tips

  • To Score in Both Halves: Roma – YES
  • To Win Both Halves: Roma – YES

Crystal Palace vs Cardiff Prediction

Crystal Palace vs Cardiff Prediction

Last time out, Roy Hodgson and his Crystal Palace side shocked the nation with their coupon-busting 3-2 victory over Manchester City. However, the reality remains that only three Premier League (PL) sides have picked up fewer points at home than Palace’s eight.

That said, the ‘Eagles’ have not conceded a goal in 204 minutes of football here at Selhurst Park. With the visitors from the Welsh capital in possession of the PL’s worst goal return away from home, scoring (on average) just 0.63 goals per game on the road so far, it could be a tough afternoon for the ‘Bluebirds’.

Having conceded five goals last time out – and for the second time this season – Cardiff also boast the PL’s second-worst defence, with Neil Warnock’s men shipping 2.11 goals on average per match. Eagles prey on small birds, and could do so here – Cardiff are one of just two sides yet to register an away win this season (D1, L7). Furthermore, they have lost on four of their last five visits here in all competitions (W1, L4).

Players to watch: Palace’s Andros Townsend scored a goal of the season contender with a stunning volley into the top corner last time out, for his third goal of the campaign. Cardiff’s Víctor Camarasa has been directly involved in two of his side’s last three PL goals (one goal, one assist).

Stat attack: Only five PL sides have picked up more bookings than Palace’s 34 (1.9 bookings per match). Neil Warnock is unbeaten in 11 of his 13 prior managerial H2H meetings vs Crystal Palace (W9, D2, L2), and both teams have found the net in each of the last four occasions. Cardiff have conceded three or more goals in seven of their 18 PL matches so far (39%).



Head to Head matches

Head-to-head matches: CROTONE – CAGLIARI
10.09.17 SA Cagliari Crotone 1 : 0
05.08.17 CF Crotone Cagliari 2 : 2
26.02.17 SA Crotone Cagliari 1 : 2
02.10.16 SA Cagliari Crotone 2 : 1
18.01.16 SB Crotone Cagliari 3 : 1

Lyon vs Paris SG Prediction

Lyon vs Paris SG Prediction

Lyon and PSG face off in this round 22 of Ligue 1 (L1), in what should be a mouthwatering clash between the two best sides in the league.
In 38 previous meetings at Lyon in their L1 history, Lyon have won 16, PSG have won nine and the other 13 matches were drawn. In the reverse fixture, PSG managed a 2-0 victory thanks to two unlucky own goals by Lyon!
Unable to beat Angers at home last weekend (1-1), Lyon reacted well on the road last Wednesday, defeating the in-form Guingamp (0-2), earlier this week. Bruno Génésio’s side occupies the second place in the L1 standings.
Really Impressive since early 2018, PSG are in a superb form which has seen them beat Nantes away (1-0) and smash Dijon 8-0 at home – the largest home win ever in PSG’s top-flight history!
Players to watch: PSG star Edinson Cavani has equaled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club record of 156 goals for PSG in all competitions, scoring one goal against Dijon. The Uruguay international will probably give his best in order to break this record – unless Neymar stops him again…!!
Lyon’s best player so far this season has been Nabil Fekir who has 15 goals and three assists in L1. The French 24-year-old has further highlighted his recent form by finding the net in each of his last five matches in all competitions.
Stat attack: Lyon has won five of their last six L1 matches, scoring two goals in each of these five. They have lost only one of their last 12 matches at home in L1 (W6, D5, L1). Bruno Génésio and his team have lost their four clashes against their opponent.
Unai Emery’ side are on a great run of eight straight wins in all competitions. PSG have the highest pass completion rate of any team in Europe at the moment (89.4%) and scored the most goals on the continent (67), level with high flying Manchester City.

Our Prediction: Paris SG to win by three goals to one.

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Prediction

In the first Sunday kick-off, there is a real David vs Goliath feels to this game: Bayern Munich, the champions, receive a dogged but flailing 16th-placed Bremen.
Bayern Munich are clear favorites here and no other team in the Bundesliga (BUN) have won five in a row – they lie first with a comfortable 13 point advantage; no team in BUN history has ever lost such a big lead.
Flashback to the first meeting: On the second match day, the guys from Bremen fought bravely against the Bavarians and were able to hold them at 0-0 until the 72nd minute when a three-minute brace from Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern a 2-0 win.
The change of coaches at Bremen has worked so far for Florian Kohlfeld. The team have a balanced run of form (W3, D2, L3) and collected eleven points (11) under his guidance, twice as many as predecessor Nouri (five points from ten games).
Players to watch: Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has scored twelve goals against Bremen in all competitions. He is already on 15 goals – more goals than the entire Bremen team.
With four goals and three assists, Max Kruse has been directly involved in 50% of Werder Bremen’s goals.
Stat attack: Bayern Munich has won all of the last 13 games against Bremen and have a clean sheet in eight of the last nine duels against the Hanseatic team.
Munich have scored in each of the last 15 Bundesliga matches and in each of the previous home games this season at least one goal.
Bayern are experts in scoring the opening goal in their matches – in almost 90% of their games they score first. This would probably be enough, as two-thirds of Bremen’s games have had under 2.5 goals in total.

Our Prediction: Bayern to win 3-0

Southampton vs Tottenham Prediction

Southampton vs Tottenham PredictionSouthampton vs Tottenham Prediction

The Sunday action from the Premier League (PL) will finish off with a match between two teams that going into this round of games are indifferent, but equally precarious positions just outside the relegation and the Champions League spots, respectively.
This season is turning out to be a nightmare for many of the Southampton faithful. The club finally gave in to ‘bigger money’ and let their best defender leave for Liverpool (Virgil van Dijk), and find themselves lacking on several fronts on the pitch: the team has not won once in their last ten PL games!
Tottenham is, together with Liverpool, the league’s in-form outfit and have gained points on Chelsea and Manchester United in recent weeks as well as pulling five points clear of their eternal enemies Arsenal. If they are to further climb, they will need all three points here.
Son Heung-min has one explanation as to why the team is in great form – they’re striving to be like Harry Kane! He recently said: “I want more, like Harry Kane. He beats every record and I want to beat every record as well. I want to try to be a top player”.
Players to watch: Hurricane Kane needs no introduction. With 20 PL goals to his name already, Kane is aiming for yet another top scorer title.
With Charlie Austin still out injured, Southampton fans will hope that Shane Long can rediscover his goalscoring form – and fast. Besides Austin, no Southampton player has more than three goals this season!
Stat attack: Since 2012, Tottenham have won four out of five games at St. Mary’s, scoring two goals or more on each of the five (one draw). In total, Southampton has only won one of the last ten head to head matches.
1-2? Tottenham average precisely 2.0 goals scored per game this season, Southampton precisely 1.0.

Our Prediction Tottenham to win 2-0