Our football match prediction:
Despite taking the lead in Tuesday’s football match against Bristol City, Norwich City eventually shared the spoils with the Robins at Ashton Gate Stadium. Anyhow, the Canaries managed to bounce back from a heavy 5-1 loss at Sheffield Wednesday and they now aim to start a new winning run in the Championship. Norwich City are nine points behind the play-offs berth, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for Alex Neill’s troops. Following back-to-back victories over the likes of Derby County and Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers played out a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Matchday 36. Derrick Williams saved one point for the Riversiders as he found the net in the dying minutes of the match and, as a result, the Ewood Park outfit are two points clear of the relegation zone. However, seeing that Norwich are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Robbie Brady):
Robbie Brady is an Irish footballer who plays for Norwich City as a winger, but he is capable of playing at left back as well. Brady began his youth career at St. Kevin’s Boys, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. In 2008 he joined the Old Trafford outfit at age 16. He played for Manchester United U-18 team, but he did not make his debut for the senior team. The Irish footballer played for Hull City on loan in the 2011/2012 and the 2012/2013 Championship campaigns and in January, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Robbie Brady made his Republic of Ireland debut on 8 September, 2012, in a 4-1 win over Oman and it has to be noted that he scored one goal and provided two assists for his teammates in the victory over the Asian team. He represented the Boys in Green at the 2016 European Championship finals and he scored the winner against Italy that helped the team make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888). Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995). Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.