Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football game at Vitality Stadium pits together Bournemouth and Southampton. With only one point separating the two teams in the Premier League standings, a close encounter appears on the horizon. The Cherries were beaten by Burnley at Turf Moor at the weekend, but they produced a fine display in a 1-0 win over title holders Leicester City on Tuesday. Bournemouth are eyeing their third consecutive win at home and given Southampton’s poor away record, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s clash. The Saints failed to beat ten-man Stoke City at Britannia Stadium in midweek and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that Claude Puel’s men are on a five-game winless run on the road, speaking of league fixtures. Midfielder Marc Pugh scored his first goal of the season against Leicester City and the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Dan Gosling):
Dan Gosling is a midfielder who was born in Brixham, England on 1 February, 1990. He played for Brixham United and Plymouth Argyle during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the Pilgrims against Hull City on 9 December, 2006 at the age of 16. In 2008 he moved to Everton and it has to be noted that he scored four goals in 22 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit. Following his spell with Newcastle United, he signed a deal with Bournemouth in 2014 and he has been playing for the Cherries ever since. Dan Gosling made 34 appearances for Bournemouth in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and scored three goals for the club in the English top flight. Gosling has three caps for the England U21 team and he played for the U17, U18 and U19 teams in the past as well. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and right midfielder as well. Dan Gosling has a four-year deal with Bournemouth.
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.