Our football match prediction:
Southampton are enjoying a successful season. The Saints made it to the League Cup final and they are on the right track to finish the season in top ten in the Premier League standings. Claude Puel’s men recorded a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their five-game winless run in the league and they are seen as favourites to win Sunday’s football match against Stoke City. Jay Rodriguez found the net on his return to the starting line-up, meaning that the opposition defenders should have the 23-year-old attacker at bay. Stoke City failed to grab something from Saturday’s game against Arsenal and it has to be noted that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the bet365 Stadium clash. The Potters are not regarded as good travelers and we predict that they will return home empty-handed.
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 (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators. The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.