Our football match prediction:
Burnley outplayed Sunderland in the FA Cup replay, but, as expected, the Clarets suffered a 2-1 loss to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in their last league match. Alexis Sanchez scored a late winner for the Gunners from the penalty spot and it has to be noted that Burnley extended their losing run on the road to six games. On the other hand, Sean Dyche’s men have been impressive at their Turf Moor this season and seeing that they are on a five-match winning run at home in all competitions, we predict that the Clarets will eliminate Bristol City in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Robins defeated Fleetwood Town in previous round, but the Championship outfit will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s football match against Burnley, who have turned their Turf Moor into a real fortress. In previous four meetings between the two teams Burnley emerged triumphant.
Highligted Player (Lafferty):
Daniel Lafferty is a Northern Ireland footballer who plays for Burnley. He signed a deal with Celtic in 2006, but was never handed a first-team debut for the Scottish giants. In 2010 he joined Derry City and it has to be noted that he scored seven goals in 46 appearances for the Irish outfit. Two years later, on 30 January 2012, Lafferty signed contract with Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The left back made no more than one appearance for the Clarets in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and, as a result, he decided to join Rotherham United on a one-month loan in March, 2015. Seven months later he was sent on loan to Oldham Athletic and he played 15 matches for the League One club. Nonetheless, he returned to Burnley in 2016. Daniel Lafferty made his Northern Ireland debut on 2 June, 2012 in a 6-0 defeat to Netherlands. However, he did not make the Northern Ireland roster for the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby. Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909. The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.