Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football game at Craven Cottage pits together Fulham and Middlesbrough. The Cottagers suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Burton Albion at the weekend, with the team dropping to 14th place in the standings. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men aim to get back on course, but the match against Middlesbrough will be anything but a walk in the park for the capital club. It has to be noted that Fulham recorded a 2-1 win over Hull City in their last home game in the Championship. Middlesbrough came from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers at their Riverside Stadium at the weekend and a victory over Fulham would see them regain their spot in top six. Both sides are likely to go for a win in the Craven Cottage showdown and we predict that both teams are going to find the net on Matchday 9. In their last meeting in London Middlesbrough recorded a 2-0 win over Fulham, but share of spoils appears on the cards this time out.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United. In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham. Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Middlesbrough):
Middlesbrough are a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well. Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.