Our football match prediction:
Liverpool failed to turn their dominance into goals against Southampton (0-0), but Jurgen Klopp’s troops produced yet another fine performance in the Premier League and it is no surprise they are regarded as hot favourites to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match against Sunderland. The Reds aim to regain top position in the Premier League standings and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Liverpool have been scoring goals for fun this season and seeing that the Black Cats suffered three defeats in previous four away matches in the league, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash. Sunderland did well to beat Bournemouth and Hull City in previous two league fixtures, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Liverpool. Philippe Coutinho is enjoying yet another season to remember and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Mignolet):
Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet is a Belgium goalkeeper born on 6 March 1988 in Sint-Truiden. He began his career in a club from his hometown, making 100 league appearances for Sint-Truidense before moving to Sunderland in 2010. Mignolet would go on to spent next four years at the Stadium of Light, making 90 Premier League appearances. As one of world’s most talented goalkeepers, the Belgium international signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2013, and he has since been the club’s first choice goalkeeper. Performing admirably most of the time, but also committing cheap mistakes at times, Mignolet has yet to win over the Liverpool fans, but remains highly regarded in his native country. The talented shot-stopper has been a member of the Belgium national team since 2011, earning over 20 caps for the Red Devils, but he has been playing second fiddle to Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois over the last few years.
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.