Our football match prediction:
Middlesbrough kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a routine win over Sheffield Wednesday (3-0) and thanks to Stewart Downing’s goal Aitor Karanka’s troops defeated Accrington in round 4. The Boro have been handed an easy draw in the FA Cup last 16, but Oxford United should not be underestimated. The Premier League team need to take Saturday’s football match very seriously, but seeing that the team’s main goal is to secure the Premier League survival, we predict that coach Aitor Karanka will experiment against the Boys from Up the Hill. Oxford United outclassed Championship leaders Newcastle United in round 4, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of spoiling Boro’s party at Riverside Stadium. The League One team are on a five-game winning run in all competitions and that is the main reason why we believe the visitors will grab something from the match.
Highligted Player (Viktor Fischer):
Viktor Fischer is a professional football player who was born in Aarhus, Denmark on 9 June, 1994. Fischer used to play for several Danish clubs during his youth career (Lyseng, Viby, AGF, Midtylland) and in 2012 he made his senior debut for Eredivisie giants Ajax. The Dutch forward played his first game for Ajax on 20 October 2012 in a 3-3 draw and he scored his first goal for the Dutch outfit on 31 October 2012 against ONS Sneek in the KNVB Cup. Viktor is the grandson of former Danish football player Poul Pedersen. Both prefer to play on the wing, but Viktor Fisher is capable of playing as attacking midfielder or centre forward as well. It has to be noted that he scored ten goals in 23 appearances for Ajax in the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign. On 14 November, 2012 he made his Denmark debut in a friendly against Turkey. Fischer was widely regarded as one of Ajax’s hottest prospects and he eventually joined Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough in the summer of 2016.