Our football match prediction:
Southampton will be aiming to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Burnley when they host Norwich City at their St. Mary’s Stadium in the FA Cup replay. The Saints did well to beat Liverpool in the League Cup semis, first leg, but they have big ambitions for the 2016/2017 FA Cup campaign as well. The Saints are on a four-match losing run in the Premier League and that is the main reason why we predict that hosts will take Wednesday’s football match very seriously. It is well known that Southampton are a real force to be reckoned with at home and given that the Canaries suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to rock-bottom Rotherham United at the weekend, home win appears on the cards in this one. Jay Rodriguez came as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Burnley, but the 27-year-old attacker is likely to lead the line for the Saints against Norwich City.
Highlighted Player (Steven Davis):
Born in Ballymena on 1 January 1985, Steven Davis is probably the most famous Northern Irish footballer of the 21st century, and he was one of team’s youngest ever captains, having been awarded the armband just over a year after making his debut for the national team. The combative midfielder has spent his entire career up to date in the UK, enjoying successful spells with Aston Villa, Fulham, Rangers and Southampton, while representing the country of his birth at various youth levels before getting a chance to shine at the biggest stage. Davis soon established himself as a leader of the Northern Ireland football team, missing just a handful of competitive fixtures since making his debut in 2005. The central midfielder scored 2 goals to help the national team finally secure their place at a major tournament, with an impressive Euro 2016 qualifying campaign likely to remain fresh in the minds of both the players and fans alike in years to come.
Highlighted Team (Norwich City):
After spending only one season in the Premier League, Norwich City dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. Norwich City are located in Norwich, Norfolk and they welcome their rivals at Carrow Road. The stadium was built and opened in 1935 and the capacity of the venues is 27,137 (all-seater). However the stadium’s record attendance is 43,984. The Canaries have won two League Cup trophies (1973, 1975) and their main rivals are Ipswich Town. The two teams have been facing each other in the East Anglian Derby since 1902. The colour of Norwich City’s home kit is yellow and green and that is the main reason why they are known as the Canaries. The likes of Kevin Keeland, Ian Culverhouse, Steve Bruce, Duncan Forbes, Mark Bowen, Darren Huckerby, Ian Crook, Martin Peters, Darren Eadier, Chris Sutton and Iwan Roberts are notable footballers who played for the Carrow Road outfit in the past.