Our football match prediction:
Southampton play host to Swansea City on the opening day of the season. The Saints finished the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign in eighth place in the standings and, as a result, they do not represent England in European competitions this term. The club chiefs did not make too many changes to the squad in the summer transfer window and that could prove to be a good thing for Southampton. Over the years the Saints have turned their St. Mary’s Stadium into a real fortress and we predict that they will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football game. The Swans were more than fortunate to avoid relegation to the Championship in the last season finale and, no doubt, the team’s main goal for the upcoming season is to secure yet another top flight survival. Anyhow, they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s game against Southampton, who are tough to beat at home.
Highlighted Player (Davis):
Born in Ballymena on 1 January 1985, Steven Davis is probably the most famous Northern Irish footballer of the 21st century, and he was one of team’s youngest ever captains, having been awarded the armband just over a year after making his debut for the national team. The combative midfielder has spent his entire career up to date in the UK, enjoying successful spells with Aston Villa, Fulham, Rangers and Southampton, while representing the country of his birth at various youth levels before getting a chance to shine at the biggest stage. Davis soon established himself as a leader of the Northern Ireland football team, missing just a handful of competitive fixtures since making his debut in 2005. The central midfielder scored 2 goals to help the national team finally secure their place at a major tournament, with an impressive Euro 2016 qualifying campaign likely to remain fresh in the minds of both the players and fans alike in years to come.
Highlighted Team (Swansea City):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.