Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid, Match Predictions

What is more interesting in the world of football than derbies? The Copa del Rey quarter-final has the two teams in Madrid face off at the Santiago Bernabeu. We are sure of a high-intensity game with the rivalry between these teams. This game is tipped to be dramatic and probably vicious at one point or the other due to their history. Real Madrid will hope to avoid another defeat to an arch-rival after suffering a humiliating loss at the hands of Barcelona in an El Classico-dubbed Spanish Super Cup final. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid is focused on securing silverware this season with hopes of winning the league down the drain. 

Real Madrid’s latest news

Real Madrid is still probably traumatized by their latest El Classico loss. The 3-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of Barcelona was different because a trophy was at stake this time, and watching Barcelona win wasn’t the best of scenes for them. Their latest league outing saw them win 2-0 against Athletic Bilbao. They secured their spot at the Copa del Rey quarter-final in a dramatic way, as they had to come back from two goals down against Villareal to secure qualification. 

Has Karim Benzema regained form?

Despite winning the Ballon d’Or, the Frenchman has had a difficult season. He sustained an injury while practicing for the World Cup, preventing him from competing. Since then, he has experienced form issues. But he appears to be back to his best right now. His goal in Madrid’s most recent league game, a 2-0 victory over Athletic Club, was his sixth in as many games. The Frenchman must continue to perform consistently if Madrid wants to repeat their success from the previous season.

Latest transfer news

  • Real Madrid is planning a summer swoop for England star Jude Bellingham. Madrid’s need of a new advanced midfielder to complement the skills of their young core of midfielders set to take over from the aging ones has made Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund a must-sign for them. Since Madrid has been in close communication with Bellingham’s entourage for the past few months, there is reportedly genuine optimism that they can secure his signature this summer.
  • A summer bid for Dutch right-back Denzel Dumfries, valued at €40 million by Serie A powerhouse Inter Milan, would reportedly be Real Madrid’s top priority. Real Madrid has recognized the need to fill the gaps in their team, and the right-back position is one of them. Veteran Dani Carvajal has significantly underperformed this season, and Lucas Vazquez is not a long-term solution in that position.

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Atletico Madrid’s latest news

Atletico Madrid has had quite the season, full of ups and downs. They are currently thirteen points behind league leaders Barcelona. Atletico sits fourth in La Liga, tied with Villareal on points. Atletico is now holding up to a top-four finish this season as a realistic goal. Their last league encounter was a 3-0 win over Real Valladolid. They are now in the quarter-final of the Copa del Rey competition after easing past Levante in the round of 16. 

Is Memphis Depay the missing piece?

When he made his Atletico debut against Real Valladolid with 15 minutes remaining, the Dutchman who had just joined Atletico Madrid demonstrated his abilities and earned a standing ovation from the crowd. The cameo by Memphis was positive. Depay played an entertaining quarter of an hour despite only having two training sessions with his new teammates. The striker will be able to excel up front, move quickly behind the defense, and provide goal-scoring opportunities. His link-up play might be the key to unlocking the potential of Atletico’s attack.

Latest transfer news

  • Deiver Machado, a left-back for RC Lens, has been named as a potential transfer target by Atletico Madrid. The Colombian star has particularly shone during the current season, aiding Lens’ ascent to second place in France’s premier division. The 29-year-old, who plays as a wing-back for Lens, has shown his offensive skills while being a reliable defender and is thought to be one of the top left-backs in Ligue 1.
  • As the January transfer window closes, Atletico Madrid is eager to continue strengthening their team after acquiring Memphis Depay from Barcelona on Friday. This month, Atleti would ideally like to add another forward player to their roster; Nicolo Zaniolo is still possible. Roma will agree to a loan agreement that contains an obligatory buy option for €40 million, which would be paid in the summer.

Match details

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 21:00 Central European Standard Time

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

Match predictions and tips

We all know how derbies are, but this is no regular derby, as a spot in the Copa del Rey semi-finals is at stake here. Real Madrid is the obvious favorite in this game, and they have shown significant improvement since their loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. With Karim Benzema looking at his best again, this is their game to lose. The Odds for Real Madrid to win are 1.95 (decimal) and -105 (American). 

However, Atletico Madrid can’t be counted out. The Copa del Rey might be their only shot at winning a trophy this season as they are already out of the Champions League, and winning La Liga is a long shot for them. Our pick here is for both teams to score. The odds for this pick stand at 1.87 (decimal) and -115 (American). 

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Manchester City Vs Tottenham Match Predictions

Surprisingly, these two teams that are about to play against each other have been struggling in recent games. Manchester City has failed to win their last two games, while Tottenham is battling with putting in consistent performances. Pep Guardiola’s team will look to regain their identity in this game, while Antonio Conte’s side hopes to find at least some motivation for his team. With both teams coming out of a derby defeat from their last league outing, we are sure of one intense game. Hold tight as we bring you the preview and most important predictions for this exciting football game.

Manchester City Latest News

Manchester City is in an odd position. They were shockingly knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton, and now they head into this game off a derby defeat. Manchester City lost 2-1 to Manchester United in their last league outing. Manchester City, who took the lead via substitute Jack Grealish in the second half, fell to Manchester United’s two quick successive goals. The defeat was a massive blow to Manchester City’s title challenge, as the league leaders now have an eight-point lead.

Has Haaland’s Form Dropped?

While Pep Guardiola is taking all the blame for Manchester City’s drop in form, we can’t help but take a critical look at how his players are performing. Whatever tactical issue there is in City, it’s easy to identify that their target man’s form has also dropped. Erling Haaland already has twenty-one Premier League goals and has now failed to score in three straight games in all competitions. What’s alarming is that the Norwegian failed to register a shot on target in those three games.

Latest Transfer Rumors

  • According to reports, Manchester City is expected to finally secure the signature of Maximo Perrone from Velez Sarsfield soon. Perrone is a defensive midfielder who has attracted interest from Premier League clubs such as Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United. Pep Guardiola has persuaded the Argentine to join him at the Etihad. City is thought to have paid £6.5 million for Perrone.
  • According to sources, it will cost any team €120 million to capture the defender Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig; therefore, Manchester City will have to compete with Chelsea and Real Madrid for his services. Gvardiol, who in the summer agreed to a one-year extension with Leipzig that will keep him with the club until 2027, is reportedly a target for Manchester City, particularly in light of his exceptional World Cup exploits for his nation in Qatar.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Latest News

Tottenham was comfortably in the top four before the World Cup break. However, since the league returned, they have been struggling with consistency. Antonio Conte’s side’s last Premier League game was against Arsenal in a North London derby, and with the way they played, it’s surprising they just lost by only two goals to nil. Arsenal took over the game from the start, and one obvious thing was Tottenham Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ struggles between the stands. Arsenal’s first goal was due to his error. 

Conte Due For A Tactical Change? 

Pundits believe Conte has all it takes to succeed and the only thing that might be holding him back is the style of play he’s known for, “three at the back.” After signing Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Cristian Romero, Ivan Perisic, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence, and Fraser Forster in the summer, it’s difficult to say the board has not done their part to back Conte. He has at his disposal one of the top five strikers in the World, Harry Kane, so it’s a surprise the club still struggles to score goals. A tactical change is seen as idea supporters are clamoring for as well.

Latest Transfer Rumors

  • Conte is eager to work with Denzel Dumfries again after their productive time at Inter Milan. Due to his excellent performances for the Netherlands at the World Cup in Qatar, the Dutch defender has drawn attention. The 26-year-old Dutch defender is reportedly the subject of negotiations between Manchester United and Inter over a £35 million transfer, but Spurs may try to rush in and hijack the deal.
  • Leandro Trossard, a player for Brighton, made it known that he wanted to leave the Amex Stadium, and Tottenham has since “verbally offered” him $14 million. Brighton is reportedly seeking $25 to $30 million for the playmaker. Given what Trossard has accomplished for Brighton, signing the Belgian for less than $20 million would be, at worst, a wise gamble for Spurs.

Match Details

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Match Predictions And Tips

Despite how both teams have been playing lately, Manchester City is the obvious favorite in this game. Guardiola expects a reaction from his players, which we will see on Thursday when they face Tottenham. Tottenham has some work to do, and after such an abysmal performance against Arsenal, I don’t see them troubling City much. City is backed to win here as they hope to take advantage of United dropping points on Wednesday. The odds for Manchester City to win stand at 1.36 (decimal) and -275 (American)

We have a special pick for our bettors: City to score more than two goals. They have scored at least two goals in eight of their last nine games and average 2.55 goals per game in the league. Also, take note of the Spurs’ 27 goals allowed in the EPL thus far this year. The odds for City Over 2.5 goals are 2.20 (decimal) and 120 (American).

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Tottenham Vs Arsenal City Match Predictions

The North London Derby comes to our screen this weekend in a routine Premier League action. Arsenal, on an incredible run this season, top of the EPL table, is up against Tottenham for their second league encounter of the season. Arsenal just keeps getting better, and even without their star striker Gabriel Jesus, they have managed to integrate Eddie Nketiah into that role, and he has been flourishing.

Tottenham is yet to convince that they are a contender this season, as they have been massively inconsistent. Hold tight as we bring you the preview and most important predictions for this exciting football game.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Latest News

Tottenham has been battling with consistency and has not done much to say otherwise since domestic football returned. Heading into this game, they bounced back from a surprise 2-0 loss to Aston Villa by cruising past Crystal Palace four goals to nil.

Heung Min Son, who has looked like a shadow of himself since coming back from the World Cup, seems to be back to form as he registered a goal while England frontman Harry Kane scored two. Their last outing was in the FA Cup, where they defeated Portsmouth by a goal to nil.

Antonio Conte’s Future Is In Doubt

When asked if he wanted to be a long-term part of the Spurs vision before Tottenham’s final EPL game at Crystal Palace, he responded: “This is a matter between the club and me. I have now made a serious commitment to this team, and Tottenham”. He continued by saying that if the club were to be realistic, his goal would be to build the team because they are not yet capable of competing for championships, particularly the EPL and Champions League. The completion of the current season marks Antonio Conte’s Spurs contract expiration.

Latest Transfer Rumors

  • According to reports, Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal are now both content to stay at the club. With Djed Spence also playing in a similar position, a bid for Pedro Porro would be absurd and needless. This makes it challenging to begin negotiations for Porro, and Antonio Conte may again be waiting for the departures before he considers potential successors. Tottenham’s pursuit of Portuguese defender Pedro Porro is now temporarily halted.
  • Chelsea and other teams, including Spurs, are planning to make a play for the Belgian winger. The 28-year-old Trossard’s contract with Brighton expires in the summer, and he was absent from the 5-1 FA Cup victory over Middlesbrough and Brighton’s victory at Everton. Over the past year, Trossard has improved his game by scoring goals and providing assists. He was crucial to Graham Potter’s success as a hybrid wing-back. Kaoru Mitoma might, however, fill that position for Roberto De Zerbi, and Brighton will aim to move on from Trossard in January.

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Arsenal’s Latest News

Arsenal is doing well this season as they prove doubters wrong. They lost their star striker Gabriel Jesus to Injury at the concluded World Cup, and they have adapted well without the skilled Brazilian in the squad. Although their past EPL game ended in a draw, it was a good performance from the Gunners, who played a Newcastle side that has been completely transformed under the tutorship of Head Coach Eddie Howe. However, Arsenal’s last outing was in the FA Cup, where they edged past Oxford United by three goals to nil. 

Arsenal Given Mudryk Boost

Mykhaylo Mudryk has received a new offer from Arsenal, rumored to be close to what Donetsk requires to make the deal. With just the last few elements to be agreed between the teams, an agreement for the Shakhtar Donetsk star is getting closer. Mykhaylo Mudryk’s latest official offer from Arsenal is reportedly in discussions with Shakhtar Donetsk regarding the add-ons package. Personal issues aside, Mudryk is eager to relocate. 

Latest Transfer Rumors

  • Arsenal is reportedly interested in signing Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic once more. The youthful goal machine has been closely associated with The Gunners, and the club may make a bid for him in the approaching summer. The Old Lady forward is eager to leave Turin and join the team currently atop the Premier League.
  • To support their campaign for the league championship, Arsenal has spent the entire year attempting to strengthen their midfield. According to past sources, Sergej Milinkovi-Savi of Lazio is one of their primary targets. Lazio is prepared to sell the Serbian powerhouse because they believe he no longer has Rome on his mind. However, the report claims they will not accept any offer for less than €100 million.

Match Details

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham, London, England

Match Predictions And Tips

Arsenal is the obvious favorite in this game. Their confidence remains high, and you’d expect them to remain unwavering because they cruised past Spurs in their first encounter this season. However, Tottenham is looking to build on their win in their last outing in the Premier League as they strive for some sort of consistency. Although Tottenham is the big underdog in this game, a derby is always intense, and we expect a fierce battle with Arsenal tipped as the favorite to win. The odds for Arsenal to win stand at 2.20 (decimal) and 120 (American)

We have a special pick for our bettors. Harry Kane to score anytime in this game is our player prop. The Englishman is two goals away from reaching his second century of Premier League goals and just one goal away from tying Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266 goals. We reckon he’d break either of these records in this game. The odds for Kane to score at any time stand at 2.80 (decimal) and 180 (American).

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