Predictions

Reliable Football Picks for Wednesday, May 22th, 2024!

1. Europa League, Final: Atalanta vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

This Wednesday, the UEFA Europa League returns with a high-stakes matchup as Atalanta BC gears up to host Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s a breakdown of this exciting encounter:

Matchup:

Home Team: Atalanta BC (Italian giants aiming to win their first Europa League title)
Away Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (German powerhouse seeking Europa League glory)

Kick-off Time:

May 22nd, 2024, at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Venue:

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland (neutral venue)

Road to the Final:

Atalanta: La Dea has been dominant throughout the Europa League, knocking out strong contenders like Marseille, Sporting CP, and even Liverpool. They'll be looking to continue their impressive run and claim their first European trophy.
Bayer Leverkusen: Leverkusen has also displayed impressive form, overcoming challenges from European teams like Ferencvaros and AS Monaco. They'll be aiming to add the Europa League title to their trophy cabinet.

Playing Styles:

Atalanta: Known for their attacking prowess and high-pressing style, Atalanta promises an exciting and fast-paced match.
Bayer Leverkusen: Leverkusen boasts a strong attacking force alongside a resilient defense. They'll be looking to exploit any weaknesses in Atalanta's aggressive tactics.

Prediction:

This match is a tough one to call. Both teams possess exceptional attacking talent and a strong will to win. Experts predict a close and entertaining encounter, possibly decided by a multiple goals.

Betting Pick: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals 😎 (2.30)


2. Czech MOL Cup Final: Viktoria Plzeň vs. Sparta Praha

The Czech Republic pulsates with anticipation as FC Viktoria Plzeň locks horns with AC Sparta Praha in the MOL Cup final on Wednesday, May 22nd! Here’s a look at what’s brewing for this high-voltage encounter:

Matchup:

Home Team: FC Viktoria Plzeň (winners of the 2023 MOL Cup, aiming for back-to-back titles)
Away Team: AC Sparta Praha (most decorated club in the Czech Republic, hungry for their first MOL Cup win since 2020)

Kick-off Time:

May 22nd, 2024, at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST)

Venue:

Doosan Arena, Plzeň, Czech Republic

Road to the Final:

Plzeň: The home team has displayed strong form throughout the MOL Cup, overcoming challenges from FK Teplice, FC Hradec Králové, and 1. SK Slovácko. They'll be aiming to defend their title and secure their 4th MOL Cup trophy.
Sparta Praha: Sparta Praha has fought their way through the competition, defeating teams like FC Zbrojovka Brno, FK Mladá Boleslav, and FC Baník Ostrava. Their hunger for their first MOL Cup title in four years is evident.

Head-to-Head:

The rivalry between these two Czech giants is historic and intense.
In their recent meetings this season, the teams have traded blows, with each club winning a match and a draw occurring.

Prediction:

This cup final promises to be a fierce battle between two of Czech football’s most prestigious teams. Plzeň will have the home advantage and the momentum of their previous title win. However, Sparta Praha’s determination to end their MOL Cup drought shouldn’t be overlooked. Experts predict a close and potentially high-scoring match, with a slight edge towards Plzeň due to their home support.

Betting Pick: 1X 🎮 (1.60)


3. Hrvatski Cup. Final, G2: Rijeka vs. Dinamo (0:0)

The Croatian Cup final reaches its climax on Wednesday, May 22nd, as HNK Rijeka faces off against GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the second leg of this captivating clash. Here’s a breakdown of this eagerly awaited encounter:

Matchup:

Home Team: HNK Rijeka (looking to break Dinamo's dominance and claim their first Hrvatski Kup since 2014)
Away Team: GNK Dinamo Zagreb aiming for a record-extending 24th title)

Kick-off Time:

May 22nd, 2024, at 18:00 CEST

Venue:

Stadion Poljud, Rijeka, Croatia

First Leg Recap:

The first leg at Dinamo's Stadion Maksimir ended in a not so thrilling 😁🤪 0-0 draw, setting the stage for (hopefully) an intense and unpredictable second leg.

Road to the Final:

Rijeka: Rijeka has had a challenging yet rewarding journey to the final, overcoming teams like Cibalia, Lokomotiva Zagreb. They'll be hoping to end their eight-year trophy drought with a Hrvatski Kup victory.
Dinamo Zagreb: Dinamo Zagreb has been on a dominant run in the Hrvatski Kup, eliminating teams like Varazdin, HNK Hajduk Split. They'll be aiming to continue their trophy-winning legacy and secure their 17th Hrvatski Kup title.

Head-to-Head:

The rivalry between these two Croatian powerhouses is intense and closely contested.
In their recent meetings this season, Dinamo Zagreb has held a slight edge, winning two out of three matches, with one draw.

Prediction:

This second leg promises to be an edge-of-the-seat encounter, with both teams desperate to lift the coveted Hrvatski Kup trophy. Rijeka will be fueled by their home crowd and the desire to end Dinamo’s dominance. However, Dinamo’s experience and overall strength make them slight favorites. Experts predict a close match, possibly going into extra time or penalties.

Betting Pick: X2 🙌 (1.50)


Odds (coefficients) Total: 5.52


All predictions total (check how did I do)


Remember, these are just predictions, and anything can happen in the beautiful game! Let me know in the comments below what your scores are for these matches, and we can see who comes closest!


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Mario Hren