Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Vitality Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Bournemouth and Southampton. The Cherries have been impressive at the back of late and they are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League. Eddie Howe’s charges aim to escape the danger zone, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Southampton clash. The Saints were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in their last league match, but the Citizens eventually scored the winner in the stoppage time. Southampton are tough to beat at home, but they are on a four-game winless run on the road and we do not believe Manuel Pellegrino’s men are going to return to winning ways this weekend. Anyhow, they are definitely capable of picking up one point from Sunday’s clash against Bournemouth, who have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Jordon Ibe):
Jordon 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 (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.