Our football match prediction:
Newcastle United play host to Bournemouth at their St. James’ Park on day 11 of the new Premier League campaign. The Magpies aim to retain their spot in the top half of the table and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their fourth home win of the season. Rafa Benitez’s men defeated Crystal Palace in their last home fixture in the national championship, with Mikel Merino scoring a late winner for the hosts, but it has to be noted that their performance in the triumph over the capital club was anything but brilliant. The Cherries, on the other hand, recorded only one victory in previous five league games and they head into Saturday’s football match against Newcastle following a 1-0 home defeat to Chelsea. Eddie Howe’s men aim to escape the relegation zone in the Premier League standings, but seeing that the Magpies are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on the St. James’ Park outfit.
Highlighted Player (Jack Colback):
After spending nine years at Sunderland youth academy, Jack Colback signed a loan deal with Ipswich Town on 6 August, 2009. The left-footed midfielder, who is capable of playing at left back as well, made 37 appearances for the Championship side, scoring four goals in the English second tier. Against all odds, Colback decided to sign for Sunderland’s bitterest rivals Newcastle United on 9 June, 2014 and it has to be noted he became the first player to move directly from Sunderland to Newcastle since 1998 when Lionel Perez did the same. In 2015 Sunderland fans created a sick banner depicting Colback hanging with a noose around his neck and that caused uproar on social media. Colback and his teammates from Newcastle dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season, but he decided not to leave the club. Colback scored 5 goals in 64 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He is well known for his passing skills, he rarely gives the ball away and journalist often compare him with Italy ace Andrea Pirlo.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever. Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469. The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history. Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.