Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football game at the City Ground pits together Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City. Forest have been impressive at home ground of late and thanks to a 1-0 win over Norwich City they extended their winning run on home soil to four games. The Reds are on the verge of climbing to the play-offs berth and we predict that they will fight tooth and nail in Sunday’s clash against Cardiff City. The Bluebirds, on the other hand, are determined to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League and they head into the City Ground Stadium clash following a 1-0 win at Barnsley. A close encounter is on the cards and we believe that the two teams are going to share the spoils on Matchday 19. Cardiff do not suit Forest and you should bear in mind that it has been five years since the Reds recorded their last win over the Bluebirds in the Championship.
Highlighted Player (Eric Lichaj):
Eric Lichaj is a full back who is capable of playing on both sides of the field. Lichaj was born in Downers Grove, USA on 17 November, 1988 and he started his youth career at IMG Academy. After spending one year at the University of North Carolina, he signed a deal with Aston Villa in 2007. He made his competitive debut for the Villans on 19 August, 2010, in the Europa League qualifier against Rapid Wien (1-1). Lichaj made 32 league appearances for Aston Villa, scoring one goal, and he played for the likes of Lincoln City, Leyton Oriend and Leeds United on loan as well. On 19 June, 2013 he signed a two-year contract with Nottingham Forest and he made his debut for the Reds in a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the opening match of the 2013/2014 Championship campaign. Speaking of his international career, Lichaj was named in the USA U20 squad for the 2007 FIFA World Cup, but he was eventually forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. The defender made his debut for the USA senior team on 12 October, 2010 in a warm-up game against Colombia.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators. The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League. The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby. The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.