Our football match prediction:
Carrow Road will host Saturday’s football game between Norwich City and Southampton. The 2016/2017 Championship campaign has been a mixed bag for the Canaries so far, but they impressed in a 3-0 win over Derby County on Monday. The game against Steve McClaren’s troops could be the turning point for Norwich City and said match certainly helped the team regain a much-needed confidence. The Canaries take on Southampton in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on Saturday, but the team’s main goal is to secure promotion to the Premier League and we predict that Alex Neil is going to rest some of his first-team regulars against Saints. Southampton are desperate to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Everton and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League side this time out. Shane Long is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors against Norwich.
Highlighted Player (John Ruddy):
John Ruddy is a goalkeeper who was born in St Ives, England on 24 October, 1986. He played for a number of English clubs in the past and he started his senior career at Cambridge United. After making 39 appearances for Cambridge, he signed a deal with Everton for a fee of £250,000. However, he failed to establish himself as the team’s first-choice shoot-stopper and as a result, he spent a bit part of his career on loan at Walsall, Rushden and Diamonds, Chester City, Stockport County, Wrexham, Bristol City, Crewe Alexandra and Motherwell. In 2010 he made a right decision when he signed for Norwich City for an undisclosed fee as he was immediately given the number 1 shirt. Two years later he received his first England call-up as Roy Hodgson decided to bring him to Euro 2012 finals. However, Ruddy was forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. John Ruddy is married to Laura and his nickname is “The Iceman”. He was named Norwich City Players’ Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St. Mary’s Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green. The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever. The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.