Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Goodison Park pits together Everton and Sunderland, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. The Toffees are eyeing a place in European competitions, whereas the Black Cats are desperate to secure yet another top flight survival. Ronald Koeman’s men have been impressive at their Goodison Park in 2017 and it has to be noted that they rolled over the likes of Southampton, Manchester City and Bournemouth in previous three home fixtures in the Premier League. Sunderland did well to crush Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Matchday 24, but they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Sunderland in their last league fixture and that is the main reason why we predict the hosts will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. A man to watch in the home team will be Romelu Lukaku, who has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Highlighted Player (Baines):
Leighton Baines is an English football player born on 11th of December 1984 in Liverpool. Baines started in the youth of Wigan Athletic before making his debut for the first team in season 2002/2003. In season 2007/2008 Baines made the transfer to Everton where he is playing almost 10 seasons already. Leighton Baines made his debut for the English national team in 2010 and played in the EURO 2012 and World Cup of 2014.Baines is a left-winger defender that can play in the midfield as well. He is known for his rushes and attacking skills which resulted in a high amount of goals for a defender. Baines was part of the Everton team that played in the FA Cup final in 2009 where the team lost against Chelsea 2-1. Baines didn’t win any prizes on the highest level in England but became champion in the second division with Wigan Athletic in 2002/2003. Baines is an experienced and confident player which is the vice capitain of Everton as well.
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.