Our football match prediction:
Leicester City hammered Manchester City at home earlier in December, but they have been far from impressive in the Premier League ever since. The Foxes picked up no more than one point from previous three league fixtures and coach Claudio Ranieri certainly feels pressure ahead of the visit of Everton. The reigning champions are sitting in the danger zone ahead of Saturday’s football match against West Ham United, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. The Hammers did not make a flying start to the season, but they have been producing terrific showings in the English top flight of late. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Burnley and Hull City, the capital club rolled over Swansea City on Boxing Day and they are high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s festive fixture. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the King Power Stadium clash and we predict that both sides will find the net on Matchday 19.
Highlighted Player (Wes Morgan):
Wes Morgan is an experienced 32-year-old defender who plays for English Premier League team Leicester City and the Jamaica national team. Morgan spent majority of his career at his boyhood club Nottingham Forest playing more than 400 games for them across 10 seasons. He was their longest-serving player when he transferred to Leicester City in 2012. Morgan soon became the captain of Leicester City and had great success with the Foxes most notably winning the Championship title in 2014 and the Premier League title in 2016. Morgan was born and brought up in England but chose to represent his ancestral nation at international level. He debuted for Jamaica in 2013 and was part of the teams that competed in the 2015 Copa America. He was also a successful member of the Jamaican team that finished second in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Morgan is a tough tackling defender and is a sturdy presence at the back.
Highlighted Team (West Ham United):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals. A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.