Our football match prediction:
As expected, Arsenal recorded a 3-1 win over Bournemouth in their last league game, with Alexis Sanchez scoring a brace for Arsene Wenger’s troops. The Gunners will be looking to build on the triumph when they face Southampton in the English Football League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday evening, but Arsene Wenger is likely to mix the squad against Claude Puel’s team. Olivier Giroud provided an assist for Alexis Sanchez in the victory over Bournemouth and the French attacker is likely to return to the starting line-up. Southampton did well to beat Everton at their St. Mary’s Stadium at the weekend, but their away record is anything but good and seeing that they are on a six-game winless run on the road in all competitions, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Taking everything into account, the Gunners are likely to emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Perez):
Lucas Perez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Deportivo La Coruna as a striker. Lucas Perez was born in La Coruna on 10 September, 1988 and he started his youth career at Alaves. Between 2007 and 2009 he played for Atletico Madrid C and in 2009 he signed for Rayo Vallecano. Lucas Perez scored 25 goals in 44 appearances for los Vallecanos, but he played no more than seven matches for the first team. In 2011 he joined Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv, but two years later he moved to PAOK, where he played 32 league games for the Greek outfit (scoring nine goals). Lucas made it to the Greek Football Cup final with PAOk in the 2013/2014 season, but Panathinaikos emerged triumphant in the title game. On 12 August, 2015, Lucas signed a four-year deal with his home-town club Deportivo La Coruna and he impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, scoring 17 goals for the Galician outfit.
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.