Our football match prediction:
Stadium of Light will host Saturday’s football match between Sunderland and Bournemouth. Sunderland have been playing below expectations in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign and, as things stand now, they will almost certainly play in the Championship next season. The Black Cats have been struggling at the back of late and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the rock-bottom team. The Cherries, on the other hand, rolled over Middlesbrough at their Vitality Stadium at the weekend and, as a result, they moved one step closer to securing the Premier League survival. A win over Sunderland would see Eddie Howe’s troops escape the danger zone and we predict that the visitors will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. Benik Afobe found the net in the 4-0 win over Boro and he is likely to lead the line for the visitors against Sunderland.
Highlighted Player (Patrick van Aanholt):
Patrick van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Sunderland. The left-footed player joined Chelsea at the age of 19, but he made no more than two appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit. After spending five years on loan spells at Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse Arnhem, he signed a contract with Sunderland in 2014 for a fee in the region of £2 million. Patrick van Aanholt impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with the Black Cats, scoring four goals in 33 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s troops. Speaking of his international career, the pacey full back made his Netherlands debut on 19 November, 2013 in a friendly game against Colombia. The two teams played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam and Van Aanholt came on as a substitute to replace injured ace Memphis Depay. Patrick van Aanholt was born in Hertogenbosch, but his parents are from Curacao.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever. Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469. The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history. Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.