Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic Brighton secured automatic promotion to the Premier League. The Seagulls will play in the English top flight next season and, no doubt, coach Chris Hughton should experiment in the remainder of the season. However, seeing that a win over Norwich City would see Brighton clinch top position in the standings, the English tactician is likely to field the best possible side against the Canaries. The Seagulls are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the league, but beating Alan Irvine’s men on the road is easier said than done. Against odds, Norwich City failed to make it to the play-offs, but, no doubt, the hosts will adopt an attack-minded approach in Friday’s football game against Brighton in order to give fans some cheer in the season finale. Taking everything into account, we predict that fans will see a real football festival at Carrow Road.
Highlighted Player (Martin Olsson):
Martin Olsson is an experienced Swedish defender who has spent his entire professional career up to date in England. The left-sided defender came through the Hogaborgs BK academy, but he went on to join Blackburn Rovers before turning 18. Olsson quickly managed to nail down a regular starting berth at Ewood Park, and he made a total of 117 league appearances ahead of signing for Norwich City in the summer of 2013. The Swedish left-back couldn’t help the Canaries avoid relegation to the Championship, but he featured in 45 league games as they secured a straight return to the elite division. Olsson was at times linked with top European clubs, but a big club move never materialised for him, although there is still time for him to make the next step. Also capable of playing on the left wing, Olsson scored 5 goals in just over 30 outings for the Sweden national team, making three appearances at the Euro 2012 finals in Ukraine and Poland.
Highlighted Team (Brighton & Hove Albion):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium. Brighton compete in the Championship and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils. Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname. Bristol City