Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City and Southampton take on each other at Bet365 Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program. The Potters desperately need a win against Bristol City and they managed to get one, with substitute Nathan Lowe scoring a late winner at Ashton Gate. The talented forward, though, should once against start from the bench, while the likes of Tyrese Campbell, Enda Stevens, Lewis Baker, and Emre Tezgel miss out with injuries.
The Saints, on the other hand, did well to beat fellow promotion hopefuls Leeds United 3-1 at their St Marry Stadium, but beating Stoke on the road is easier said than accomplished. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in the midweek clash. The likes of Jack Stephens, Juan Larios, and Ross Stewart are out of contention through injuries, speaking of the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jack Bonham):
Jack Bonham is a professional footballer who was born in Stevenage on the 14th of September, 1993. The 26-year-old, although having born in England, is an Irish International and has featured for the Republic of Ireland's Under-17 team five times.
At the club level, he began his youth career with Watford and signed his first professional contract in September 2010 at the age of 17. Bonham's first-ever professional appearance came on the 4th of May, 2013 as a substitute against Leeds United in the final game of the 12/13 Championship season.
This appearance marked the 1.92 m standing goalkeeper's only appearance in a Watford shirt. Bonham then went on to play for clubs like Brentford, Carlisle United and Bristol Rovers before eventually joining Gillingham at the start of the 2019 season on a two-year contract. He's since featured nine times for the club and kept two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.