Our football match prediction:
Middlesbrough will be aiming to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to West Ham United when they welcome Accrington Stanley at their Riverside in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Boro sit in the danger zone in the Premier League standings and they are on a five-match winless run in the league ahead of the FA Cup clash against the League Two outfit. Aitor Karanka’s troops rolled over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup round 3 and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Accrington Stanley. John Coleman’s men eliminated Luton Town in previous round, but beating Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium is easier said than done. The Boro are desperate to get back on course and we predict that coach Aitor Karanka is going to field the best possible side in Saturday’s football match against Accrington. It has to be noted, though, that the League Two side emerged triumphant in their first and only meeting in a competitive match (2013 League Cup).
Highlighted Player (de Roon):
After spending his youth career in ASWH, Feyenoord and Sparta Rotterdam, Marten de Roon made his senior debut on 27 March 2010. The midfielder played for Sparta against Twente back then, but he made no more than three appearances for de Kasteelheren in the 2009/2010 season. Marten de Roon joined Heerenveen in 2012 and in 2015 he moved to Serie A side Atalanta. He made 36 appearances for Atalanta in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, but on 4 July, 2016, he signed a contract with Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £12m. The Dutch footballer scored one goal in three appearances for Netherlands U19 team. Marten de Roon was born in Zwinjndrecht, Netherlands on 29 March, 1991. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive and attacking midfielder as well. Martin de Roon is a right-footed footballer and he is 185 cm tall.
Highlighted Team (Middlesbrough):
Middlesbrough are a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well. Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.