Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s match at Riverside Stadium pits together Middlesbrough and West Ham United. The Boro have been impressive at the back and you should know that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions. The newcomers played out a goalless draw with Watford at the weekend, but they are still sitting in the danger zone in the Premier League standings. Aitor Karanka’s troops are just four points clear of bottom three, meaning that Saturday’s game against West Ham is of big importance for the hosts. The Hammers, on the other hand, hammered Crystal Palace in a small London derby at the weekend and despite the fact that key man Dimitri Payet doesn’t want to play for West Ham United anymore, we predict that the visitors will pick up one point from the Riverside Stadium clash. The Boro are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against West Ham and, taking everything into account, a low-scoring affair appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Viktor Fischer):
Viktor Fischer is a professional football player who was born in Aarhus, Denmark on 9 June, 1994. Fischer used to play for several Danish clubs during his youth career (Lyseng, Viby, AGF, Midtylland) and in 2012 he made his senior debut for Eredivisie giants Ajax. The Dutch forward played his first game for Ajax on 20 October 2012 in a 3-3 draw and he scored his first goal for the Dutch outfit on 31 October 2012 against ONS Sneek in the KNVB Cup. Viktor is the grandson of former Danish football player Poul Pedersen. Both prefer to play on the wing, but Viktor Fisher is capable of playing as attacking midfielder or centre forward as well. It has to be noted that he scored ten goals in 23 appearances for Ajax in the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign. On 14 November, 2012 he made his Denmark debut in a friendly against Turkey. Fischer was widely regarded as one of Ajax’s hottest prospects and he eventually joined Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough in the summer of 2016.
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.