Our football match prediction:
Southampton will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Leicester City and Chelsea when they host Huddersfield Town at their St. Mary’s Stadium. The Saints failed to spoil the Blues’ party at Stamford Bridge at the weekend and, as a result, they remained in the bottom half of the table. Manuel Pellegrino’s men are on a five-game winless run in the national championship and they can’t afford yet another disappointing result. Saturday’s football match against the Terriers could be the turning point for the hosts and we predict they will return to winning ways in the national championship. Huddersfield Town did defeat Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium at the weekend, but they are not regarded as good travelers and, taking everything into account, we believe that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Hampshire.
Highlighted Player (Shane Long):
Shane Long is an Irish international striker who has so far made over 60 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, scoring more than 15 goals in the process. The forward began his professional career at Cork City, but only made one league appearance for the club ahead of the switch to Reading, where he would go on to spend next seven years. During that time, Long established himself as one of the best Irish strikers plying their trade in England, and also went on to represent West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Southampton. Despite not exactly boasting an enviable goalscoring record for a centre forward, Long was always held in high regard by both managers and his peers, with his incredible work rate and never-say-die attitude winning him plenty of admirers. Long will also go down as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the Republic of Ireland national team, which he represented at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes). Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well to win the FA Cup title in 1920 as well. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams. Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.