Our football match prediction:
Norwich City and Derby County, the two teams who are eyeing a place in the play-offs, square off against each other at Carrow Road in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. The Canaries made a slow start to the season, but they have been improving their game week by week and they head into the game against Derby following a hard-fought win over Ipswich Town. Norwich aim to retain their spot in top six and they are widely expected to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to nine games. The Rams, on the other hand, recorded back-to-back home wins over the likes of Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday and they are after their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league. Seeing that the Canaries have been impressive at the back of late as well, we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in Saturday’s derby.
Highligted Player (Timm Klose):
After spending his youth career in Swiss clubs BSC Old Boys and FC Basel Timm Klose made his first-team debut for FC Thun during the 2009/2010 Swiss Challenge League campaign. The 193-cm-tall centre-back scored four goals in 59 appearances in the league for the Stockhorn Arena outfit and in May, 2011 he moved to Germany, signing a three-year deal with Nurnberg for a fee of €400,000. After playing 45 games (league) for der Ruhmreiche Timm Klose joined Wolfsburg and he played for the Wolves from 2013 to 2016. In the winter of 2016 signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Premier League side Norwich City, but and the end of the season the Canaries dropped to the Championship. Despite being born in Frankfurt, Germany Timm Klose represents Switzerland on the international stage and it has to be noted that he made his full senior debut for the Swiss national team on August 10, 2011 in a 2-1 win over Liechtenstein. He represented Switzerland at the 2012 Olympics as well.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.