Our football match prediction:
Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough face each other at Selhurst Park in the relegation six-pointer. The Eagles recorded a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in their last game in January, but they suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Sunderland and Stoke City in previous two league fixtures. Sam Allardyce’s troops are desperate to get back on course and Saturday’s football game against fellow relegation strugglers could be the turning point for the capital club. The Eagles are on a five-match losing run on home soil and it remains to be seen if they are capable of putting an end to the negative trend. The Boro, on the other hand, did well to eliminate Oxford United in the FA Cup round 5 at the weekend and they will be looking to build on the triumph when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. However, a close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams will share the spoils on Matchday 26.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team. Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the sason 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
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.