Our football match prediction:
Norwich City were on the verge of beating Fulham at Craven Cottage in midweek, but the Cottagers came from two goals behind to share the spoils with the Canaries. As a result, Norwich City dropped to second place in the Championship standings and, no doubt, Alex Neil’s men will fight tooth and nail in order to regain top position. The Canaries have been impressive at their Carrow Road this season and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at home in the league. Cameron Jerome has netted six goals in 12 games this season and the former Stoke City attacker is likely to prove a handful for Preston defenders in Saturday’s football match. The in-form Lilywhites did well to beat Huddersfield 3-1 in midweek, but they are on a four-match winless run on the road and, taking everything into account, we predict that Alex Neil’s charges are going to emerge triumphant in the Carrow Road clash.
Highlighted Player (Russell Martin):
Russell Martin is a professional football player who was born on 4 January, 1986. Martin plays for Norwich City, but he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After making 116 appearances for the club, he joined Peterborough United in May, 2008 and in January, 2010 he signed a contract with Norwich City. Despite being born in England, Russell Martin plays for Scotland national team and it has to be noted that he made his international debut in May, 2011 against Wales. Martin won Championship play-offs with Norwich City in the 2014/2015 campaign, but the Canaries quickly dropped to the English second-tier. Despite the fact that Norwich City failed to avoid relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, he decided not to leave the club. Russell is a right back, but he is capable of playing as a centre back as well. He was born in Brighton, England and he attended Varndean School.
Highlighted Team (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.