Our football match prediction:
Thanks to Chris Wood’s late goal Burnley managed to hold star-studded Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium in their last league match. The Clarets showed character in the game against Mauro Pochettino’s troops and they are now on a quest to return to winning ways in the English top flight. Sean Dyche’s charges play host to Crystal Palace at their Turf Moor on Matchday 4 and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football match. Aforementioned attacker Chris Wood, who impressed in the Championship with Leeds United last term, will be the man to watch in the home team and the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Eagles suffered a loss in each of their first three league fixtures and seeing that they are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Burnley, we are tempted to put our money on the Clarets this time out.
Highlighted Player (Chris Wood):
Chris Wood is a New Zealand international who was born on 7 December, 1991. Wood plays as a striker and he began his senior career at Waikato FC. In 2009 he joined West Bromwich Albion, but he played no more than 21 league games for the Baggies. The New Zealand attacker played for the likes of Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Millwall, Leicester City and Ipswich Town on loan in the past, but in July 2015 he signed a four-year deal with Leeds United. Chris Wood scored 13 goals for the Whites in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he was given the number 9 shirt. Wood made his Leeds debut on 8 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. Speaking of his debut for New Zealand, he made his first appearance for the All Whites in a friendly game against Tanzania on 3 June. 2009. It has to be noted that he represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he was the youngest player in the squad. His sister Chelsey Wood is a football player as well and she represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.