Bournemouth vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 August 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium.
Aston Villa had to go through some serious stuff the last season in the English top flight. However, after the arrival of Steven Gerrard they seem to have made a comeback. They will have a serious challenge at their hands this weekend as they lock horns with the newly promoted Bournemouth.
Bournemouth had secured a second-place finish the last season in the English Championship and as a result they were promoted to the top flight. This impressive campaign has definitely given them huge momentum and they will be absolutely eager to make the most out of this.
They were the only team to have kept the number of losses in single digits the last season in the English second division and it also needs to be mentioned that defense was one of the hallmarks during this stretch.
Meanwhile Aston Villa did finish 14th in a table off 20 the previous season in the Premier League. It might look like they had to settle for a bottom-tier finish but the truth is entirely different.
At one point during the season it felt that they would have been relegated at the end of the campaign. It was only after the arrival of Gerrard that the team showed some signs of life.
It goes without saying that we are about to witness a fierce encounter this Saturday, as the two teams take on each other. Moreover, their head-to-head history also suggests the same thing.
Likely, expect a high-scoring affair this Saturday between the 2 teams.
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last 3 encounters had goals from both teams.
- 4 of the previous 5 clashes had 3 or more goals.
- The latest meeting at this ground had finished in a 2-1 win for the hosts.
- Not once have the home team kept a clean sheet at this ground in the past decade.
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Prediction & Analysis
In the past 6 months Bournemouth had lost just 2 times and they had also finished their league campaign with 3 straight victories. Do also note that the last they lost in front of their home crowd was back in the first week of February.
On the other hand, Aston Villa have lost just 2 times in the past 4 months and these 2 defeats had come against Manchester City and Liverpool. They also have the confidence of having taken on some of the best teams in Europe in the past few years.
In spite of their difficult campaign the last time around they do have the experience of having locked horns with some titans over the course of the past seasons.
Taking into account these observations, expect a goal-fest this weekend.
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Chelsea have agreed a 35 million euros fee with PSV for new winger while Arsenal and Brighton have done the same for Leandro Trossard.
Chelsea are simply not holding back in the transfer market. The club have reached full agreement with PSV Eindhoven for Nonny Madueke for a fee of €35 million.
Madueke is the 3rd offensive signing Chelsea are signing this January having Brought in Joao Felix and Mudryk earlier.
It remains to be seen what direction Chelsea are taking with so many signings but things will be clearer when they have all their players available. As it stands, Madueke is the 11th player currently under Chelsea custody who can play on the wings.
Arsenal on the other hand have completed their first winter signing after reaching agreement with Brighton for the transfer of Leandro Trossard.
Trossard has wanted out of Brighton after falling out with their manager and with his contract expiring in June, Arsenal have got him for a much reduced fee.
Trossard is Arsenal’s alternative to Mudryk who joined Chelsea after the blues offered Shakhtar Donetsk’s asking prizlce for the Ukrainian m
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AC Milan vs Salzburg
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2022
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Both AC Milan and Salzburg are in the running for a spot in the knockouts of the Champions League, and currently they are separated by a single point in the group table. In this final match-day of the group stage, expect a fierce clash between the two.
Milan are the reigning Italian champions, and they of course have that confidence going into this crucial game. Moreover they are at home for this final group stage fixture, where they will be vociferously cheered on by their loyal fans.
It is also to be noted that they are champions of one of the top-five leagues in Europe, who are pitted against an opponent from a league that is nowhere near the Serie A in terms of quality.
Moreover, pressure is not something new for the Italian title-holders. The last season they were chased by arch-rivals Inter Milan almost through the entirety of the second half of the season, and they still managed to lift the trophy at the end.
As such, expect a confident and determined bunch of Milan players at the Stadio Giuseppe this Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Salzburg are ready for the fight. They already recorded a draw in the reverse fixture, and will be willing to give it all at this final hurdle.
They have been on a good run for quite some time – so much so that their only defeat in the past three months came against the two-time European champions Chelsea.
Furthermore, they are on a long streak of great performances on the road. In fact, the last they lost away from home was back in July, and before that in April.
Surely expect a thrilling encounter this Wednesday, as the two lock horns. Anticipate goals from either end of the pitch.
AC Milan vs Salzburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Other than that AC Milan have a 100% winning record.
- They kept clean sheets in all but one clash so far.
- The combined scorecard for the past three meetings is 5-1, in their favor.
AC Milan vs Salzburg Predictions
Milan are on a winning streak at the moment, and they scored ten goals from the past three fixtures. They are also at home, where they have been on a great run for quite some time now.
On the other hand, Salzburg too are in great form. They even managed to deliver some great performances away from home, and scored in plenty all through this stretch.
Expect a high-scoring thriller in this final group-stage game between the two.
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Juventus vs PSG
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2022
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium.
The Parisians could be counted as the best team in Europe at the moment, after of course Manchester City. But it is no argument that their fearsome front trio is finally clicking, and they will be the favorites to pull off one more win this Wednesday against Juventus.
The Old Lady are just in so much mess. They are not even in the conversation for the title in the Serie A, and their European exploits this season has been simply subpar.
As of now they are placed second to last in the table, level with the dead-last placed Maccabi Haifa. They managed to win just once so far this whole campaign, and no points for guessing against whom the sole win was registered – Maccabi.
And more than that, apart from that win, the former Italian champions have a 100% losing record. After defeating Haifa at home, the Italians lost the very next fixture against the same opponent.
Also, disregarding the bottom-most placed team, the Italians scored the least number of goals as well as conceded the most in the group.
Meanwhile, the Parisians just got no chill. They scored the most in the group, and conceded the least. Just the last match-day, they slotted seven goals past their opponent, with all three of their front trio getting on the scoresheet.
Moreover, the reverse fixture also ended in a win for the French champions.
Surely expect the in-form PSG to deliver another win this Wednesday against the struggling Juventus.
Juventus vs PSG Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter ended in a 2-1 win for PSG.
- The last four clashes had goals from both teams.
- Previous four meetings had three or more goals.
- Not once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this ground.
Juventus vs PSG Prediction & Analysis
Juventus lost their latest CL game by conceding four goals, and all through this season they have been struggling with their defense. On top of that they are already out of contention for a spot in the Round of 16, and now all that remains for them is a third-place finish.
On the other hand, the Parisians are going after the top-most spot. They are in great form, and they also defeated this rival in the reverse match-up.
It is also to be noted that the last Christophe Galtier’s men lost was back in March, against arch-rivals Monaco.
By the looks of things, surely expect a win for PSG this Wednesday. And considering that both teams will be going for a win, chances are high for goals to come in plenty
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