Our football match prediction:
Against all odds, Brighton suffered a 2-0 loss to Preston at Deepdale Stadium at the weekend. The Lilywhites put an end to Brighton’s five-game winning run in the Championship, but the Seagulls are on the right track to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. Brighton sit in second place in the standings ahead of Matchday 27 and they are only one point behind league leaders Newcastle United. The Seagulls aim to get back on the right track, but Friday’s football match against Sheffield Wednesday will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Owls quickly recovered from a 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, with the team beating a very strong Huddersfield Town side in their last league match. The visitors are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach against Brighton and we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in Friday’s game.
Highlighted Player (Sam Baldock):
Sam Baldock is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Brighton. Baldock was born in Buckingham, England on 15 March 1989 and he began his senior career at Milton Keynes Dons. After spending six years at Stadium mk, Baldock signed a four-year contract with West Ham United on 26 August, 2011. However, after failing to impress in the 2011/2012 campaign, he was sold to Bristol City at the end of the season. Sam Baldock scored 34 goals in 83 appearances for the club and in 2014 he joined his current club Brighton. The English attacker signed for the Seagulls for an undisclosed fee, which was believed to be in the region of £2m. Sam Baldock has a contract with Brighton, which expiries on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that he represented England at the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt. His main position is centre forward, but he is capable of playing at both left and right back as well.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough. The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991. Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.