Our football match prediction:
Norwich City will be looking to build on a thrilling 7-1 triumph over Reading when they square off against Fulham in yet another home fixture in the Championship. The Canaries are nine points behind the play-offs berth and this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Norwich City are undefeated in last nine home matches in the league and we predict that they will find the net in Friday’s football game. As expected, Fulham recorded a routine 3-1 win over Ipswich Town at the weekend, but they failed to regain their spot in top six. The Cottagers are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Norwich, but seeing that their displays on the road leave a lot to be desired, the visitors would be happy with one point from Friday’s derby. Anyhow, given the attacking potential of the two teams, a lively contest appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (John Ruddy):
John Ruddy is a goalkeeper who was born in St Ives, England on 24 October, 1986. He played for a number of English clubs in the past and he started his senior career at Cambridge United. After making 39 appearances for Cambridge, he signed a deal with Everton for a fee of £250,000. However, he failed to establish himself as the team’s first-choice shoot-stopper and as a result, he spent a bit part of his career on loan at Walsall, Rushden and Diamonds, Chester City, Stockport County, Wrexham, Bristol City, Crewe Alexandra and Motherwell. In 2010 he made a right decision when he signed for Norwich City for an undisclosed fee as he was immediately given the number 1 shirt. Two years later he received his first England call-up as Roy Hodgson decided to bring him to Euro 2012 finals. However, Ruddy was forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. John Ruddy is married to Laura and his nickname is “The Iceman”. He was named Norwich City Players’ Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Championship. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition. Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight. Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League. The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.