Our football match prediction:
By beating the likes of Levski Sofia and Brondby Hajduk Split set up a meeting with Everton in the Europa League play-offs and, no doubt, they will have a mountain to climb in the two-legged tie against the Premier League side if they are to reach the group stages of the European competition. The Croats have nothing to lose in Thursday’s football match at Goodison Park, but, no doubt, they are going to rely on their rock-solid defence in the first leg. Hajduk managed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four games in the Europa League, but preventing Everton stars from scoring is easier said than done. Ronald Koeman did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window and we predict that the Toffees are going to prove their worth on the field. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Wayne Rooney, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Morgan Schneiderlin):
Morgan Schneiderlin is a French football player born on 8th of November 1989 in Zellwiller. Schneiderlin started his football career for RC Strasbourg where he made his debut in 2006/2007 for the first team. After playing for 231 games for Southampton he made a transfer to Manchester United in summer 2015 for approximately 34 million euro. Schneiderlin made his debut for the French national tam in June 2014 after his impressive performances for Southampton. Schneiderlin played for more than 10 games in the French national team and will play a lot more in the near future. Schneiderlin is a right-footed defensive midfielder which is known for playing very rough and is not afraid to tackle his direct opponent. In the season 2012/2013 Schneiderlin was rewarded as player of the year for Southampton. The football career of Schneiderlin is remarkable showing that it’s possible for every hard working football player to reach the top. In 10 seasons of professional football the only prize Schneiderlin won was the Football League Trophy with Southampton in 2009/2010.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four camaigns. The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987. The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955. In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.