Hello Mathematical readers,
There will be a two-week break from our weekly European League predictions for the next two weeks. Our apologies, this is due to circumstances beyond our control.
Meanwhile, this weekend I foresee a lot of goals.
Italian Serie A
Match: Lazio v Sampdoria
Synopsis: Lazio are in the in-form in the Serie A right now, they look unstoppable with a club record 10 consecutive Serie A victories, but host defensively-solid Sampdoria. Sampdoria has not beaten Lazio away from home in Serie A since January 2005, an away victory doesn’t seem likely.
Verdict: 1-0 (Lazio to win)
Match: RB Leipzig v Union Berlin
Synopsis: Leipzig opens the second part of the season as serious title contenders. They come into the game-winning seven of their last eight, scoring at least 3 goals in each game. Union Berlin is a poor traveller, losing five of its eight league matches away from home. Leipzig is favourites to win at home. The main question is how many goals will the team score?
Verdict: 4-1 (Leipzig to win)
Match: Real Madrid v Sevilla
Synopsis: Fresh from winning the Spanish Super Cup, Real Madrid face a motivated Sevilla team led by a former Real coach, Julen Lopetegui. The visitors are in the race for a Champions League spot. Real Madrid has a tremendous record at home against Sevilla winning the last 12 but we expect a tight game where the home team might just edge it.
Verdict: 2-1 (Real Madrid to win)
English Premier League
Match: Liverpool v Manchester United
Synopsis: Liverpool aims to defeat Manchester United which means they will have beaten every Premier League team this season at least once. 5th placed Man Utd is seeking a fourth win in five matches as it attempts to close the five-point gap to Chelsea. United tend to play better against the bigger side but Liverpool find ways to win games and should do so again
Verdict: 2-1 (Liverpool to win)