Our prediction for this match:
Southampton and Borussia M’gladbach face each other at St. Mary’s Stadium in what is expected to be a very entertaining friendly game. The Saints failed to impress in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, but they eventually secured yet another top flight survival. Southampton are on the same quest in the upcoming season and, no doubt, they want to give fans some cheer in their final warm-up game ahead of the start of the new Premier League campaign. Die Fohlen, on the other hand, want to bounce back from a shocking 1-0 loss to Ingolstadt, but seeing that the hosts head into Saturday’s football match highly motivated, we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League outfit. Dusan Tadic is no longer part of Southampton, but the likes of Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini could make life difficult for the opposition defenders.
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 (Borussia Monchengladbach):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football division: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine Westfalia hosts its home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators.
The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most successful clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times.
The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.