Our football match prediction:
Newcastle United did not make a flying start to the season and coach Rafa Benitez was under big pressure back then. Nonetheless, the experienced tactician has
been doing a great job with the Magpies ever since and his men are leading the Championship standings ahead of Matchday 16. Rafa Benitez’s troops recorded their sixth consecutive win in the Championship at the weekend, with the team beating Preston at Deepdale Stadium and they are widely expected to extend their winning run in the English second tier. Cardiff City suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer and, as a result, they are just one point clear of the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Newcastle. The Magpies are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match at St. James’ Park.
Highlighted Player (DeAndre Yedlin):
DeAndre Yedlin is a versatile 22-year-old young American footballer who is currently on loan at Sunderland from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. His primary position is as a right-back but Yedlin can also play as a wingback or a wide midfielder. He is known for his speed on the wings and getting great crosses on the flanks. Yedlin was part of Washington Youth Soccer’s State Olympic Development Program from 2006-09 before joining the Seattle Sounders FC youth academy in 2010. He played college soccer at the University of Akron starting in 20 games for the Zips. Yedlin soon made his mark with Seattle Sounders and earned the record of becoming the first rookie to be named to the MLS team of the Week on his professional debut and the second rookie to make it to the All-star team. He earned his senior team debut in 2014 and has 33 caps to his name.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators. The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League. The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby. The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.