Our football match prediction:
Following a 3-0 win over St. Polten Monaco played out a 2-2 draw with Rapid Wien at the weekend. Les Rouges et Blancs, who impressed in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign aim to prepare in the best possible way for the upcoming season and we predict that they will take Saturday’s football match against Stoke City very seriously. The Ligue 1 champions are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we are positive that they will find the net in the upcoming warm-up game. Over the years Stoke City have established themselves as a mid-table side in the Premier League. The Potters aim to play an important role in the English top flight next season, but it remains to be seen if the club chiefs are going to keep hold of key players in the summer transfer window. Anyhow, coach Mark Hughes has a number of top-class footballers to choose from and there is every chance the Potters will score in Saturday’s friendly against Monaco.
Highligted Player (Terence Kongolo):
Despite being born in Fribourg, Switzerland Terence Kongolo plays for the Dutch national team. The 188-cm-tall centre back, who plays as a left back as well, began his club career at Feyenoord and he has been playing for de Trots van Zuid ever since. Kongolo has established himself as one of the team’s key players and it is no surprise Louis Van Gaal included him in the Netherlands 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. The defender came as a substitute in the final group game against Chile. The Oranje won the bronze medal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating hosts Brazil in the third-place play offs. It has to be noted that he was part of the Netherlands U17 Team that clinched the trophy at the 2011 European Championship finals. Kongolo made 29 appearances for Feyenoord in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign, while playing six games in the Dutch Cup. His contract with Feyenoord expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators. The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.