Our football match prediction:
As expected, Bournemouth were hammered by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane at the weekend. The Cherries failed to impress in the 4-0 loss to the title chasing team, but they are on the right track to secure the Premier League survival. Eddie Howe’s team sit in 16th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 34 and they are seven points clear of the relegation zone. A win over Middlesbrough in Saturday’s football game would see Bournemouth move one step closer to meeting the goal and we predict that the hosts will adopt an attack-minded approach against the relegation-threatened team. Bournemouth are tough to beat at home and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their eighth home win of the season. The Boro have been totally out of form in the second half of the season and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to grab something from the game.
Highlighted Player (Ibe):
Jordan Ibe is regarded as one of the most talented players in England. Ibe was born on 8 December, 1995 and he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After being on Liverpool’s radar during the 2011/2012 season, the Premier League club made their move and eventually secured his signature on 20 December 2011 for an undisclosed fee. Jordan Ibe plays as a winger and he is well known for impressive pace, power and control. He made 27 appearances for Liverpool in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and he scored one goal in the process. On 14 July, 2016 he signed a four-year contract with Bournemouth for a fee of £15m (club record). Ibe received his first call-up for England U21 in August 2015, but is has to be noted that he is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. However, Ibe confirmed in 2015 that he would represent the England national team on international stage.
Highlighted Team (Middlesbrough):
Middlesbrough are a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well. Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.