Our football match prediction:
St. Mary’s Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Southampton and Arsenal. The Saints sit in the middle of the Premier League table ahead of the trip to London, whilst the Gunners dropped to fifth position in the standings following a 3-1 loss to Manchester United. Both sides are eager to return to winning ways in the national championship and a real football festival is on the cards. Southampton did well to crush Everton (4-1) in their last home game in the Premier League and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Arsenal. Arsene Wenger’s troops are eyeing their third away win of the season, but seeing that the capital club often struggle on the travels, we predict the two teams are going to share the spoils at St. Mary’s Stadium on Matchday 16. Alexandre Lacazette found the net in the defeat to Jose Mourinho’s troops, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Forster):
Originating from Hexham, Fraser Forster is an English goalkeeper who spent his early career at Newcastle United, but surprisingly did not make a single Premier League appearance during the seven years at St James’ Park. Forster first showed promise during the loan spell with Norwich City, but it was the stint with Celtic that earned him wide acclaim and saw him become an England international. After spending four years at Parkhead, the highly rated goalkeeper returned to the Premier League to sign for Southampton and he has since acted as club’s number one goalkeeper. Forster has been a member of the England national team since 2013, usually acting as a back up for Joe Hart, making a handful of appearances in international friendlies. Forster was in the Three Lions squad at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, and with quite a few of good years in front of him, the towering goalkeeper should get the opportunity to win few more England caps before he retires from football.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title. Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since. Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.