Our football match prediction:
Southampton quickly bounced back from a heavy 5-2 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, with the team holding Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford. The Saints, though, extended their winless run in the Premier League to eight games, but Tuesday’s football match against Crystal Palace could be the turning point for the hosts. Southampton are eager to escape the danger zone in the Premier League standings and we predict the hosts will fight tooth and nail against Palace. The Eagles sit in the danger zone as well and there is every chance both teams will go for a win in the St. Mary’s Stadium clash. A man to watch in the away team will be in-form winger Wilfried Zaha, who could leave the club in the January transfer window. Anyhow, close encounter is on the horizon and we believe that Southampton and Crystal Palace are going to share the spoils in their first game of the year.
Highlighted Player (Jose Fonte):
Born in Penafiel in 1983, Jose Miguel de Rocha Fonte spent his early career in the lower divisions of the Portugal’s league system, and while he did join giants Benfica in 2006, he never made a single league appearance for the Eagles. The loan spell with Crystal Palace proved crucial for the towering defender as he later secured a permanent move to Selhurst Park, performing well in three Championship campaigns. Fonte then surprised everyone when he joined League One side Southampton, but that would prove to be the best decision he has ever made, as he helped the Saints return to the Premier League before establishing himself as one of the leading central defenders in the elite division. Rated for his aerial ability, but also quite capable on the ground, Jose Fonte even caught the eye of England’s top clubs, although a big club move never materialised for him. The late bloomer eventually played himself into the first team plans of Portugal coach Fernando Santos, making his Selecao debut at the age of 30.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.