Our football match prediction:
Hull City were more than fortunate not to suffer a loss to Southampton in Saturday’s football match at St. Mary’s Stadium as Serbian winger missed a penalty for the Saints in the dying seconds of the match. Anyhow, thanks to the goalless draw with Claude Puel’s troops Hull moved one step closer to securing yet another elite division, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. Hull City are eyeing their fifth consecutive win at home in the English top flight and they are widely expected to pick up all three points from the Sunderland game. The Black Cats will play in the Championship next season and seeing that they head into the match with the lack of confidence, we predict that the rock-bottom team will return home empty-handed. Sunderland were beaten by the likes of Middlesbrough and Bournemouth in previous two league fixtures and they are unlikely to spoil Hull City’s party at KCOM Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Ranocchia):
Andrea Ranocchia is an Italian football player born on the 16th of February 1988 in Assisi. Ranocchia started his football career playing in the youth of Perugia and Arezzo. After making his debut for the first team in 2006/2007 Ranocchia played for Genoa and Bari before Inter Milan showed their interest and transferred him to Milan as a part of a trade for Destro. Ranocchia plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2010. Unfortunately Ranocchia was not selected for the national team to play in the World Cup in 2014.With a length of 195cm Ranocchia is a tall strong central defender. Ranocchia is known for his tactical defensive vision. Despite his age Ranocchia played for a lot of difference football clubs, which made him, mature in his playing style. Ranocchia was part of the Bari squad that won the Serie B in 2008/2009. On the highest Italian level Ranocchia won the Coppa Italia in 2010/2011 with Inter Milan.
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.