Preview: Real Sociedad vs Villarreal

The 2023-24 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this week as Villarreal lock horns with an impressive Real Sociedad side in an important clash at the Estadio de Anoeta on Friday.

Real Sociedad (also known as Real Sociedad de Fútbol or Real Sociedad de Fútbol) and Villarreal (commonly referred to as Villareal or Villarreal CF) meet again 2 months after the La Liga match which Real Sociedad won 0-3. Real Sociedad are approaching this clash after a victory over Mallorca in La Liga last Monday, however, one part of Real Sociedad has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.

Villarreal are going into the fixture after playing 3 draws in a row against Getafe, Alaves and Cadiz extending their unbeaten streak to 5 matches. They have been conceding goals for 10 consecutive away matches now which puts additional psychological pressure on the team.

Recent Form

Real Sociedad have won Mallorca in their previous match while Villarreal are on a drawing streak – they have played a draw with Getafe, Alaves and Cadiz in their previous 3 matches. Overall, Real Sociedad have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 7, while Villarreal have won 6 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 7.

Real Sociedad have won once (1-2 against Mallorca on 19th of February), lost twice (2-0 against PSG on 15th of February and 0-1 against Osasuna on 10th of February) and drew 3 times (0-0 against Mallorca on 7th of February, 0-0 against Girona on 4th of February and 0-0 against Rayo Vallecano on 27th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Villarreal have won once (3-5 against Barcelona on 28th of January), lost once (3-0 against Las Palmas on 13th of January) and drew 4 times (1-1 against Getafe on 17th of February, 1-1 against Alaves on 10th of February, 0-0 against Cadiz on 4th of February and 1-1 against Mallorca on 20th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Real Sociedad and Villarreal have met 6 times since January 2021. Real Sociedad have won 3 times, 1 match ended in a draw while Villarreal have won twice. The most recent match between them took place on December 10, 2023 at the La Liga of Spain where Real Sociedad won 0-3. Real Sociedad have scored 8 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Villarreal have scored 7.

Real Sociedad have won 10 of their 25 matches in La Liga, drawing 10 and having 5 defeats this season. They have scored 34 goals – 1.36 per match, conceding 23 – 0.92 per match. Villarreal have won 6 of their 25 matches in La Liga, drawing 8 and having 11 defeats this season. They have scored 35 goals – 1.40 per match, conceding 47 – 1.88 per match.

Preview: Rennes vs AC Milan

The UEFA Europa League is back in action with another set of matches this week as Rennes lock horns with Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan side in an important clash at the Roazhon Park on Thursday.

Rennes (also known as Stade Reinnais FC, Stade Rennais or STADE RENNAIS FC) and AC Milan (commonly referred to as Milan) meet again 6 days after the 1/16 Final match which AC Milan won 3-0. Rennes are approaching this clash after a victory over Clermont in Ligue 1 last Sunday, however, one part of Rennes has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive home matches now.

AC Milan, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Monza in Serie A last Monday. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive away matches now.

Recent Form

Rennes have won Clermont in their previous match while AC Milan have lost to Monza in their previous match. Overall, Rennes have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 2, while AC Milan have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 4.

Rennes have won 5 times (3-1 against Clermont on 18th of February, 0-1 against Le Havre on 11th of February, 1-6 against Sochaux on 7th of February, 2-1 against Montpellier on 4th of February and 2-3 against Lyon on 27th of January) and lost once (3-0 against AC Milan on 16th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.

AC Milan have won 4 times (3-0 against Rennes on 16th of February, 1-0 against Napoli on 12th of February, 2-3 against Frosinone on 4th of February and 2-3 against Udinese on 21st of January), lost once (4-2 against Monza on 19th of February) and drew once (2-2 against Bologna on 28th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Rennes and AC Milan have met once since February 2024. AC Milan have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on February 16, 2024 at the 1/16 Final of Europa League where AC Milan won 3-0. Rennes have scored 0 goals in these 1 head-to-head match in total while AC Milan have scored 3.

Preview: Napoli vs Barcelona

The UEFA Champions League returns to the fold with another set of matches this week as Napoli lock horns with Xavi’s Barcelona side in an important encounter at the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday.

Napoli (also known as SSC Napoli) and Barcelona (commonly referred to as Barça or FC Barcelona) meet again 2 years after the 1/16 Final match which Barcelona won 2-4. Napoli will be playing the match after a draw against Genoa last Saturday in Serie A. This match can be a great chance for them to turn to winning ways if they sort out the problems in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.

Barcelona are approaching the match in a good mood after claiming a 1-2 win in La Liga against Celta Vigo extending their unbeaten streak to 4 matches, however, Barcelona have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 10 consecutive away matches now.

Recent Form

Napoli have played a draw with Genoa in their previous match while Barcelona have won Celta Vigo in their previous match. Overall, Napoli have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 3, while Barcelona have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 2.

Napoli have won twice (2-1 against Verona on 4th of February and 3-0 against Fiorentina on 19th of January), lost twice (1-0 against AC Milan on 12th of February and 0-1 against Inter Milan on 23rd of January) and drew twice (1-1 against Genoa on 17th of February and 0-0 against Lazio on 29th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Barcelona have won 3 times (1-2 against Celta Vigo on 18th of February, 1-3 against Alaves on 4th of February and 1-0 against Osasuna on 1st of February), lost twice (3-5 against Villarreal on 28th of January and 4-2 against Athletic Bilbao on 25th of January) and drew once (3-3 against Granada CF on 12th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Napoli and Barcelona have met 6 times since August 2019. 2 matches ended in a draw while Barcelona have won 4 times. The most recent match between them took place on February 25, 2022 at the 1/16 Final of Europa League where Barcelona won 2-4. Napoli have scored 6 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Barcelona have scored 15.

Preview: Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid

The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another set of matches this week as Inter Milan lock horns with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side in an important clash at the San Siro on Tuesday.

Inter Milan (also known as FC Internazionale Milano, Inter or Internazionale) and Atletico Madrid (commonly referred to as At. Madrid, Athletico Madrid, Atl. Madrid, Atletico, ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, Atlético Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, C. Atlético de Madrid, Club Atlético de Madrid or Club Atlético de Madrid) meet again 6 years after the friendly match which Inter Milan won 0-1. Inter Milan are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Salernitana, Roma, Juventus, Fiorentina, Napoli, Lazio, Monza and Verona extending their unbeaten streak to 10 matches. They have been defending decently lately in home matches having 3 consecutive clean sheets playing as hosts.

Atletico Madrid are approaching the match in a good mood as well after claiming a 5-0 win in La Liga against Las Palmas.

Recent Form

Inter Milan are on a winning streak – they have won Salernitana, Roma, Juventus, Fiorentina, Napoli, Lazio, Monza and Verona in their previous 8 matches while Atletico Madrid have won Las Palmas in their previous match. Overall, Inter Milan have won 15 of their last 20 matches, losing 1 and drawing 4, while Atletico Madrid have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 2.

Inter Milan have won 6 times (4-0 against Salernitana on 17th of February, 2-4 against Roma on 11th of February, 1-0 against Juventus on 5th of February, 0-1 against Fiorentina on 29th of January, 0-1 against Napoli on 23rd of January and 3-0 against Lazio on 20th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Atletico Madrid have won 3 times (5-0 against Las Palmas on 17th of February, 2-1 against Rayo Vallecano on 1st of February and 2-0 against Valencia on 29th of January), lost twice (1-0 against Sevilla on 12th of February and 0-1 against Athletic Bilbao on 8th of February) and drew once (1-1 against Real Madrid on 5th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have met once since August 2018. Inter Milan have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on August 12, 2018 in a friendly where Inter Milan won 0-1. Inter Milan have scored 1 goal in these 1 head-to-head match in total while Atletico Madrid have scored 0.

Preview: Everton vs Crystal Palace

The Premier League returns to the fold with another set of matches this week as Everton take on Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side in an important encounter at Goodison Park on Monday.

Everton (also known as Everton Gylfi Sigurdsson) and Crystal Palace (commonly referred to as PALACE) meet again a month after the FA Cup match which Everton won 1-0. Everton are aproaching the match after a defeat from Manchester City on February 10 not being able to win for 4 straight games.

Crystal Palace are preparing for the match after 2 defeats in a row from Chelsea and Brighton. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 7 consecutive away matches now.

Recent Form

Everton have lost to Manchester City in their previous match while Crystal Palace are on a losing streak – they have lost to Chelsea and Brighton in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Everton have won 7 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 5, while Crystal Palace have won 4 of their last 20 matches, losing 11 and drawing 5.

Everton have won once (1-0 against Crystal Palace on 18th of January), lost twice (2-0 against Manchester City on 10th of February and 1-2 against Luton on 27th of January) and drew 3 times (2-2 against Tottenham Hotspur on 3rd of February, 0-0 against Fulham on 31st of January and 0-0 against Aston Villa on 14th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Crystal Palace have won once (3-2 against Sheffield United on 31st of January), lost 4 times (1-3 against Chelsea on 13th of February, 4-1 against Brighton on 3rd of February, 5-0 against Arsenal on 20th of January and 1-0 against Everton on 18th of January) and drew once (0-0 against Everton on 5th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Everton and Crystal Palace have met 6 times since May 2022. Everton have won 4 times, 2 matches ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on January 18, 2024 at the FA Cup of England where Everton won 1-0. Everton have scored 10 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Crystal Palace have scored 4.

Everton have won 8 of their 24 matches in Premier League, drawing 5 and having 11 defeats this season. They have scored 26 goals – 1.08 per match, conceding 32 – 1.33 per match. Crystal Palace have won 6 of their 24 matches in Premier League, drawing 6 and having 12 defeats this season. They have scored 27 goals – 1.13 per match, conceding 43 – 1.79 per match.

Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid

The 2023-24 edition of La Liga is back in action with another set of matches this weekend as Rayo Vallecano take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side in an important encounter at the Estadio de Vallecas on Sunday.

Rayo Vallecano (also known as Rayo Vallecano de Madrid or Vallecano) and Real Madrid (commonly referred to as Real Madrid CF or Real Madryt) meet again 3 months after the La Liga match which ended in a draw 0-0. Rayo Vallecano are on a poor run of form as they’re approaching this clash after defeats from Mallorca, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid failing to register a single victory in their past 6 games.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood securing victories in 2 straight games against RB Leipzig and Girona extending their unbeaten streak to 6 matches.

Recent Form

Rayo Vallecano are on a losing streak – they have lost to Mallorca, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid in their previous 3 matches while Real Madrid are on a winning streak – they have won RB Leipzig and Girona in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Rayo Vallecano have won 4 of their last 19 matches, losing 9 and drawing 6, while Real Madrid have won 17 of their last 20 matches, losing 1 and drawing 2.

Rayo Vallecano have lost 5 times (2-1 against Mallorca on 11th of February, 1-2 against Sevilla on 6th of February, 2-1 against Atletico Madrid on 1st of February, 0-2 against Las Palmas on 20th of January and 3-1 against Girona on 18th of January) and drew once (0-0 against Real Sociedad on 27th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Real Madrid have won 5 times (0-1 against RB Leipzig on 14th of February, 4-0 against Girona on 11th of February, 0-2 against Getafe on 2nd of February, 1-2 against Las Palmas on 27th of January and 3-2 against Almeria on 21st of January) and drew once (1-1 against Atletico Madrid on 5th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid have met 6 times since April 2019. Rayo Vallecano have won twice, 1 match ended in a draw while Real Madrid have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on November 6, 2023 at the La Liga of Spain which ended in a draw – 0-0. Rayo Vallecano have scored 6 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Real Madrid have scored 7.

Rayo Vallecano have won 5 of their 24 matches in La Liga, drawing 9 and having 10 defeats this season. They have scored 21 goals – 0.88 per match, conceding 32 – 1.33 per match. Real Madrid have won 19 of their 24 matches in La Liga, drawing 4 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 52 goals – 2.17 per match, conceding 15 – 0.63 per match.

Preview: Brentford vs Liverpool

The Premier League is back in action with another round of matches this weekend as Brentford lock horns with an impressive Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in an important encounter at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday.

Brentford and Liverpool (commonly referred to as LFC or Liverpool FC) meet again 3 months after the Premier League match which Liverpool won 3-0. Brentford are approaching this clash after a victory over Wolves in Premier League on February 10, however, one part of Brentford has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 8 consecutive home matches now.

Liverpool are approaching the match in a good mood as well after claiming a 3-1 win in Premier League against Burnley, however, Liverpool have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 5 consecutive matches now.

Recent Form

Brentford have won Wolves in their previous match while Liverpool have won Burnley in their previous match. Overall, Brentford have won 6 of their last 20 matches, losing 12 and drawing 2, while Liverpool have won 13 of their last 20 matches, losing 3 and drawing 4.

Brentford have won twice (0-2 against Wolves on 10th of February and 3-2 against Nottingham Forest on 21st of January), lost 3 times (1-3 against Manchester City on 6th of February, 3-2 against Tottenham Hotspur on 1st of February and 3-2 against Wolves on 17th of January) and drew once (1-1 against Wolves on 6th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Liverpool have won 4 times (3-1 against Burnley on 10th of February, 4-1 against Chelsea on 1st of February, 5-2 against Norwich City on 28th of January and 0-4 against Bournemouth on 22nd of January), lost once (3-1 against Arsenal on 5th of February) and drew once (1-1 against Fulham on 25th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Brentford and Liverpool have met 5 times since September 2021. Brentford have won once, 1 match ended in a draw while Liverpool have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on November 12, 2023 at the Premier League of England where Liverpool won 3-0. Brentford have scored 6 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Liverpool have scored 11.

Brentford have won 7 of their 23 matches in Premier League, drawing 4 and having 12 defeats this season. They have scored 34 goals – 1.48 per match, conceding 39 – 1.70 per match. Liverpool have won 16 of their 24 matches in Premier League, drawing 6 and having 2 defeats this season. They have scored 55 goals – 2.29 per match, conceding 23 – 0.96 per match.

Preview: Inter Milan vs Salernitana

The Serie A returns to the fold with another set of matches this week as Salernitana lock horns with an impressive Inter Milan side in an important encounter at the San Siro on Friday.

Inter Milan (also known as FC Internazionale Milano, Inter or Internazionale) and Salernitana meet again 10 months after the Serie A match which ended in a draw 1-1. Inter Milan are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Roma, Juventus, Fiorentina, Napoli, Lazio, Monza and Verona extending their unbeaten streak to 9 matches.

Salernitana, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Empoli in Serie A last Saturday failing to win in 7 straight games.

Recent Form

Inter Milan are on a winning streak – they have won Roma, Juventus, Fiorentina, Napoli, Lazio, Monza and Verona in their previous 7 matches while Salernitana have lost to Empoli in their previous match. Overall, Inter Milan have won 15 of their last 20 matches, losing 1 and drawing 4, while Salernitana have won 3 of their last 20 matches, losing 13 and drawing 4.

Inter Milan have won 6 times (2-4 against Roma on 11th of February, 1-0 against Juventus on 5th of February, 0-1 against Fiorentina on 29th of January, 0-1 against Napoli on 23rd of January, 3-0 against Lazio on 20th of January and 1-5 against Monza on 14th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Salernitana have lost 5 times (1-3 against Empoli on 10th of February, 1-2 against Roma on 30th of January, 1-2 against Genoa on 22nd of January, 2-1 against Napoli on 13th of January and 1-2 against Juventus on 8th of January) and drew once (0-0 against Torino on 4th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Inter Milan and Salernitana have met 4 times since December 2021. Inter Milan have won 3 times, 1 match ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on April 7, 2023 at the Serie A of Italy which ended in a draw – 1-1. Inter Milan have scored 13 goals in these 4 head-to-head matches in total while Salernitana have scored 1.

Inter Milan have won 19 of their 23 matches in Serie A, drawing 3 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 55 goals – 2.39 per match, conceding 12 – 0.52 per match. Salernitana have won 2 of their 24 matches in Serie A, drawing 7 and having 15 defeats this season. They have scored 20 goals – 0.83 per match, conceding 47 – 1.96 per match.

Preview: Feyenoord vs Roma

Feyenoord will entertain last season’s runners-up, Roma, at De Kuip in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League knockout round playoffs on Thursday.

Feyenoord and Roma (commonly referred to as AS Roma) meet again 10 months after the 1/4 final match which Roma won 4-1. Feyenoord are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Sparta Rotterdam, AZ and AZ extending their unbeaten streak to 7 matches. They have been defending decently lately having 5 consecutive clean sheets.

Roma, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Inter Milan in Serie A last Sunday. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 8 consecutive away matches now.

Recent Form

Feyenoord are on a winning streak – they have won Sparta Rotterdam and AZ in their previous 3 matches while Roma have lost to Inter Milan in their previous match. Overall, Feyenoord have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 2, while Roma have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 4.

Feyenoord have won 5 times (2-0 against Sparta Rotterdam on 12th of February, 2-0 against AZ on 8th of February, 0-1 against AZ on 4th of February, 1-0 against PSV on 25th of January and 1-2 against Vitesse on 21st of January) and drew once (0-0 against Twente on 28th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Roma have won 4 times (4-0 against Cagliari on 6th of February, 1-2 against Salernitana on 30th of January, 1-2 against Al Shabab Riyadh on 25th of January and 2-1 against Verona on 21st of January) and lost twice (2-4 against Inter Milan on 11th of February and 3-1 against AC Milan on 15th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Feyenoord and Roma have met 5 times since February 2015. Feyenoord have won once, 1 match ended in a draw while Roma have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on April 21, 2023 at the 1/4 final of Europa League where Roma won 4-1. Feyenoord have scored 4 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Roma have scored 8.

Preview: Lazio vs Bayern Munich

The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another set of matches this week as Lazio lock horns with Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich side in an important encounter at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Lazio (also known as SS Lazio) and Bayern Munich (commonly referred to as Bayern, Bayern München, FC Bayern or FC Bayern München) meet again 3 years after the 1/8 Final match which Bayern Munich won 2-1. Lazio are approaching this clash after a victory over Cagliari in Serie A last Saturday. They have been defending decently lately in home matches having 3 consecutive clean sheets playing as hosts.

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga last Sunday. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive away matches now.

Recent Form

Lazio have won Cagliari in their previous match while Bayern Munich have lost to Bayer Leverkusen in their previous match. Overall, Lazio have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 3, while Bayern Munich have won 14 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 2.

Lazio have won 3 times (1-3 against Cagliari on 10th of February, 1-0 against Lecce on 14th of January and 1-0 against Roma on 11th of January), lost twice (3-1 against Atalanta on 5th of February and 3-0 against Inter Milan on 20th of January) and drew once (0-0 against Napoli on 29th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Bayern Munich have won 4 times (3-1 against Borussia Monchengladbach on 3rd of February, 2-3 against Augsburg on 27th of January, 1-0 against Union Berlin on 25th of January and 3-0 against Hoffenheim on 13th of January) and lost twice (3-0 against Bayer Leverkusen on 11th of February and 0-1 against Werder Bremen on 21st of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Head-to-head

Lazio and Bayern Munich have met twice since February 2021. Bayern Munich have won twice. The most recent match between them took place on March 18, 2021 at the 1/8 Final of Champions League where Bayern Munich won 2-1. Lazio have scored 2 goals in these 2 head-to-head matches in total while Bayern Munich have scored 6.