Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, Newcastle United square off against Bristol City at their St. James’ Park on Matchday 34. The Magpies moved one step closer to securing automatic promotion to the Premier League, but the season is quite long. Rafa Benitez’s men will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to finish the 2016/2017 Championship campaign in top two and they are definitely capable of meeting the goal. Newcastle face the relegation-threatened Robins in Saturday’s football match and we predict that Jonjo Shelvey and Co. will give fans yet another reason for celebration. The Robins suffered seven defeats in previous eight away games in the league and they are unlikely to upset the league leaders at St. James’ Park. When the two teams met at Ashton Gate Stadium earlier this term Dwight Gayle helped the Magpies record a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lee Johnson’s team.
Highligted Player (Jack Colback):
After spending nine years at Sunderland youth academy, Jack Colback signed a loan deal with Ipswich Town on 6 August, 2009. The left-footed midfielder, who is capable of playing at left back as well, made 37 appearances for the Championship side, scoring four goals in the English second tier. Against all odds, Colback decided to sign for Sunderland’s bitterest rivals Newcastle United on 9 June, 2014 and it has to be noted he became the first player to move directly from Sunderland to Newcastle since 1998 when Lionel Perez did the same. In 2015 Sunderland fans created a sick banner depicting Colback hanging with a noose around his neck and that caused uproar on social media. Colback and his teammates from Newcastle dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season, but he decided not to leave the club. Colback scored 5 goals in 64 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He is well known for his passing skills, he rarely gives the ball away and journalist often compare him with Italy ace Andrea Pirlo.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby. Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909. The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.