Our football match prediction:
Tuesday’s football game at Liberty Stadium pits together Swansea City and Southampton, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. The Swans aim to secure yet another top flight survival, while the Saints are eyeing a place in European competitions. The Welsh outfit produced their best performance of the season in a 3-2 win over Liverpool at the weekend and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of Matchday 23. A win over Southampton would see Swansea move away from the danger zone in the Premier League standings, but considering that the Saints have been in a fine form of late, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils at Liberty Stadium. Fernando Llorente scored a brace in the 3-2 win over Liverpool and the “Lion King” is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. On the other hand, Jay Rodriguez will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Gylfi Sigurdsson):
Arguably one of Iceland’s most famous footballers ever, Gylfi Sigurdsson was born In Reykjavik on 9 September 1989, but he never played for an Icelandic club on senior level. Having shown a great deal of potential while playing for FH and Breidablik youth teams, the attacking midfielder was snatched by Reading in 2008 and he has since spent the majority of his career in England. Sigurdsson also went on to represent Hoffenheim and Tottenham Hotspur, but he played his best football during the two spells with Swansea City, scoring 25 goals in first 85 Premier League games for the Swans. Sigurdsson became famous for his dangerous free-kicks and killer passes in the final third, but he was never given a genuine opportunity to prove his worth while at Tottenham Hotspur. The highly rated footballer had a key role to play as Iceland secured their first ever appearance at a major tournament finals, scoring 6 goals in 10 Euro 2016 qualifiers to ensure he would remain in the history books for years to come.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St. Mary’s Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green. The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever. The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.