Our football match prediction:
Bournemouth and Brighton face each other for the second time in just five days. The Cherries defeated the Seagulls in the Premier League game on Friday evening and, no doubt, Chris Hughton’s troops are hungry for revenge. Brighton missed several clear-cut chances to score in the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth and they are definitely capable of eliminating Eddie Howe’s troops in the third round of the League Cup. The Seagulls set up a meeting with the Cherries in the last 32 by beating Barnet in front of home fans. Solomon March scored for Brighton in the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth on Friday, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Bournemouth attacker Jermaine Defoe, on the other hand, proved his worth in the come-from-behind triumph over Brighton and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Taking everything into account, a close encounter appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Joshua King):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston. Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium. Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.
Highlighted Team (Brighton & Hove Albion):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium. Brighton compete in the Championship and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils. Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname. Bristol City