Our football match prediction:
Crystal Palace recorded their first league win under new coach Sam Allardyce. The Eagles outplayed Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium in midweek, but despite beating the Cherries on the road, the capital club remained in the relegation zone in the Premier League standings. Crystal Palace aim to build on the win and they are regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s relegation six-pointer against Sunderland. Sam Allardyce’s men are on a four-match losing run at home, but we predict that they will put an end to the negative trend. The Black Cats, on the other hand, managed to hold high-flying Tottenham Hotspur to a goalless draw in midweek, but it has to be noted that they failed to score in previous three games in all competitions. Sunderland are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but Saturday’s football match against Crystal Palace will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Wilfried Zaha):
Wilfried Zaha is a football player who started his youth career at Crystal Palace aged 12. On 27 March 2010, Zaha made his first-team debut against Cardiff City and he continued playing for the Eagles until 25 January 2013, when he signed a deal with Manchester United for a reported £15m. However, the pacey winger made no more than two appearances for Manchester United in the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. In 2015 he joined his boyhood club Crystal Palace and went on to score four goals for the Eagles in the 2014/2015 Premier League season. Wilfried Zaha was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, but he decided to represent England on the international stage. He made his debut for the Three Lions on 11 November, 2012 in a friendly game against Sweden. Wilfried Zaha made 13 appearances for the England U21 team as well and he scored one goal for the side.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation. The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sudnerland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Prestson North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.