Our football match prediction:
Norwich City have been having their ups and downs of late. The Canaries suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to rock-bottom Rotherham United on Matchday 26 and, as expected, they were beaten by Southampton in the third round of the FA Cup. Alex Neil’s troops, though, returned to winning ways at the weekend, with the team beating Wolves at their Carrow Road. Norwich City rejoined the race for a place in the play-offs, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to meet the goal. The Canaries host Birmingham City at their Carrow Road on Matchday 28 and seeing that the Blues are on an eight-match winless run in all competitions, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football game. Birmingham City hammered Norwich City 3-0 in the reverse fixture and, no doubt, the hosts are eager to get their revenge on Gianfranco Zola’s men.
Highlighted Player (Russell Martin):
Russell Martin is a professional football player who was born on 4 January, 1986. Martin plays for Norwich City, but he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After making 116 appearances for the club, he joined Peterborough United in May, 2008 and in January, 2010 he signed a contract with Norwich City. Despite being born in England, Russell Martin plays for Scotland national team and it has to be noted that he made his international debut in May, 2011 against Wales. Martin won Championship play-offs with Norwich City in the 2014/2015 campaign, but the Canaries quickly dropped to the English second-tier. Despite the fact that Norwich City failed to avoid relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, he decided not to leave the club. Russell is a right back, but he is capable of playing as a centre back as well. He was born in Brighton, England and he attended Varndean School.
Highlighted Team (Birmingham City):
Birmingham City are a club located in the city of Birmingham, England. Birmingham City were founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, but the club’s named was changed to Small Heath in 1888. 17 years later they became Birmingham and in 1943 they finally changed their name to Birmingham City. The Blues welcome their rivals at St. Andrew’s, the stadium that was opened in 1906. Birmingham City compete in the Championship and their fiercest rivals are WBA and Aston Villa. The Blues made it to the FA Cup final twice, but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. In 1931 they were beaten by their local rivals WBA in the title game (1-2), whilst in 1956 they were outplayed by Manchester City in the title game. The colour of Birmingham’s home kit is blue with white stripe. Trevor Francis, Gil Merrick, Bob Latchford, Jeff Hall, Alex Govan, Joe Bradford and Christophe Dugarry are notable footballers who played for the St. Andrew’s outfit in the past.