Our match prediction:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace welcome Stoke City at their Selhurst Park on Matchday 5. The Eagles aim to climb to the top half of the Premier League standings and seeing that the Potters have been totally out of form at the start of the season, we would not be surprised if the capital club emerge triumphant in Sunday’s football game. Stoke City head into the game following three consecutive defeats to the likes of Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur and the lack of confidence should prove to be the team’s biggest problem in the clash against Crystal Palace. The Eagles proved their worth in the 2-1 win at Boro and we predict that Wilfried Zaha and Co. are going to make life difficult for the Potters. It has to be noted that Crystal Palace defeated Stoke City in previous four meetings between the two teams in all competitions.
Highligted Player (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 (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators. The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.