Our football match prediction:
As expected, Swansea City suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. The Swans were hammered by Mauro Pochettino’s troops in London, but a win over Sunderland could see the Welsh outfit escape the relegation zone. Swansea City proved their worth in a 5-4 win over Crystal Palace and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s relegation six-pointer. Sunderland did remarkably well to beat Leicester City at their Stadium of Light at the weekend, but the team’s away showings leave a lot to be desired and there is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed. Gylfi Sigurdsson is undisputedly Swansea’s key player and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in Saturday’s football match at Liberty Stadium. Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Leroy Fer, who score a brace in the 5-4 victory over Palace.
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 (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation. The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sudnerland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Prestson North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.