Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by a thrilling 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town take on Newcastle United at their John Smith’s Stadium. The Terriers impressed in the opening game of the season, but they need to keep on collecting points if they are to secure the Premier League survival. Summer signing Steve Mounie scored a brace in the 3-0 victory over Palace and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in Sunday’s football match against the Magpies. Despite producing a fine display in their opener against Tottenham, Newcastle United eventually failed to grab something from the match, but it has to be noted that key midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was sent off in the 48th minute of the match. The former Liverpool man misses the trip to West Yorkshire through suspension and that is the main reason why we predict the Terriers will pick up all three points from the game.
Highlighted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is an English player who was born in Warrington on 14 April, 1992. The defender plays for Huddersfield Town, but he used to play for the likes of Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers during his youth career as well. His main position is right back and it is no surprise he has yet to score for the Terriers, speaking of league games. The defender, though, found scored his first goal for the Terries in the 5-2 FA Cup loss to Reading on 19 January, 2016. Tommy Smith made his Huddersfield Town debut on 31 August, 2013 in a 2-1 loss to Barnsley and he has been playing for the John Smith’s Stadium outfit ever since. He has been struggling with injuries during his professional career and on 31 January, 2015 he was airlifted to hospital with head trauma following a colliding with Joe Murphy, the Huddersfield Town shoot-stopper. Tommy Smith has yet to play for the England national team.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle United):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354. Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past. David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The colour of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.