Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when Southampton and Inter face each other at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Group K derby. The Nerazzurri recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Claude Puel’s troops in the reverse fixture, meaning that the Saints are hungry for revenge. Southampton failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at the weekend, but the Premier League team are definitely capable of beating Inter in their fourth group game in the Europa League. Charlie Austin has been producing fine displays this season and he will be the man to watch in the home team. Dusan Tadic is capable of making life difficult for the opposition back line as well and seeing that Inter’s away performances leave a lot to be desired, we predict that the Saints will emerge triumphant in Thursday’s showdown. It has to be noted that Frank de Boer’s team are on a five-match winless run on the road in the Europa League.
Highlighted Player (Jose Fonte):
Born in Penafiel in 1983, Jose Miguel de Rocha Fonte spent his early career in the lower divisions of the Portugal’s league system, and while he did join giants Benfica in 2006, he never made a single league appearance for the Eagles. The loan spell with Crystal Palace proved crucial for the towering defender as he later secured a permanent move to Selhurst Park, performing well in three Championship campaigns. Fonte then surprised everyone when he joined League One side Southampton, but that would prove to be the best decision he has ever made, as he helped the Saints return to the Premier League before establishing himself as one of the leading central defenders in the elite division. Rated for his aerial ability, but also quite capable on the ground, Jose Fonte even caught the eye of England’s top clubs, although a big club move never materialised for him. The late bloomer eventually played himself into the first team plans of Portugal coach Fernando Santos, making his Selecao debut at the age of 30.
Highlighted Team (Inter Milan):
Internazionale Milano, known as Internazionale, Inter or Inter named Milan, is a football club from Italy, founded on March 9, 1908 by a number of "rebels" who did not like in the regulations of the Milan Cricket and Football Club, now known as AC Milan. The main objection was that no foreign players were allowed. In 1928 the club merged with US Milanese and strongly entered a time when Ambrosiana-Inter survived.The club, nicknamed the Nerazzurri or the blue / blacks has had many successes. This is how Inter Milan won 18 national titles, seven times the Italian Cup, the UEFA Cup 3x, and 3x times the Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup I.