Our football match prediction:
Fulham and Derby County face each other at Craven Cottage in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. The Cottagers have been playing below expectations in the 2017/2018 Championship campaign and, as a result, the capital club occupy 17th place in the standings ahead of the visit of Derby. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men are desperate to return to winning ways and we predict that they will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s encounter against the Rams. Following four consecutive wins, the iPro Stadium outfit suffered a shocking 4-2 loss to Reading in their last league fixture, but a win over the Cottagers should see the Rams regain their spot in top six. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the Craven Cottage showdown and there is every chance both sides are will find the net on Matchday 17.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Norwood):
Oliver Norwood is a Reading midfielder who began his youth career at Manchester United. Norwood made his debut for the reserve team against Middlesbrough in November, 2007, but he did not get a chance to play for the first team. After ending his loan spell with Coventry City in 2012, the 180-cm-tall midfielder signed a contract with Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood scored eight goals in 80 league appearances for the club between 2012 and 2014. Later in 2014 he joined Reading for an undisclosed fee and he made his debut for the Royals against Nottingham Forest on 23 August, 2014. Norwood was born in Burnley, England and he has six caps for England U16 team. He played three games for the U17 team as well, but he then decided to represent Northern Ireland as his heritage is Northern Irish. Norwood made his debut for the Green and White Army on 11 August, 2010, in a 2-0 loss to Montenegro. He replaced Sammy Clingan in the second half of the match.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.