Our football match prediction:
Stoke City did remarkably well to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at their Bet365 Stadium. The Potters proved their worth in the game against Jose Mourinho’s troops and they totally deserve to sit in the top half of the Premier League standings. Mame-Biram Diouf is on Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, but Peter Crouch is definitely capable of posing a big threat for Everton defenders n Wednesday’s football match. Over the years Mark Hughes’ men have turned their stadium into a real fortress and we predict that the hosts will score on Matchday 23. The Toffees have been producing splendid showings under Ronald Koeman of late and seeing that they are on a three-match winning run in the league, the visitors are likely to find the net in Wednesday’s clash as well. Romelu Lukaku is widely expected to lead the attack for Everton against Stoke City.
Highlighted Player (Arnautovic):
An Austrian footballer born on 19 April 1986, Marko Arnautovic represented a number of Austrian top sides on youth level, but it was at Twente that his professional career began. The winger needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth, but he impressed in his first full season to score 12 Eredivisie goals and earn a lucrative move to Inter Milan. The unprofessional behaviour seriously cut short his stay at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the highly rated footballer was able to kick start his career at Werder Bremen. The successful spell in Bundesliga saw him secure a move to Stoke City, where he has played his best football up to date. A powerful footballer capable of scoring from distance, Arnautovic is able to operate as a winger, centre forward or attacking midfielder, and he has also impressed playing for the Austria national team. The forward scored 3 goals in the qualifying campaign to help Das Team qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, taking his total goal tally past 10 strikes.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four camaigns. The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987. The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955. In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.