Our football match prediction:
Norwich City proved their worth in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in midweek. The Canaries are undisputedly capable of booking their place in the play-offs, but they need to continue with fine performances if they are to meet the goal. Alex Neil’s men are eyeing their seventh home win of the season, but Friday’s football match against Huddersfield Town will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Terriers head into the match following back-to-back wins over the likes of Bristol City and Burton Albion and they are determined to retain their spot in tops six. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, meaning that a close encounter appears on the horizon. Norwich and Huddersfield shared the spoils in their last meeting in the Championship and we predict that they will play out a draw at Carrow Road on Matchday 22.
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 (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes). Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well to win the FA Cup title in 1920 as well. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams. Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.