Our football match prediction:
As expected, Tottenham Hotspur rolled over Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals (6-0), but the match was marked by Harry Kane’s injury. The team’s top scorer was forced to leave the pitch after ten minutes and, as reports in England suggest, he is unlikely to recover in time to face Southampton. Anyhow, the Spurs aim to retain second position in the Premier League standings and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football game against Southampton. The Saints, on the other hand, aim to build on a 4-3 victory over Watford, but beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane is easier said than done. When the two teams met at St. Mary’s Stadium earlier this term the capital club hammered Southampton 4-1, but seeing that Harry Kane is likely to miss Sunday’s clash with injury, we believe that the hosts will record a hard-fought win over Claude Puel’s team this time out.
Highlighted Player (Lloris):
Hugo Lloris is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world of football. The French international was born on 26 December, 1986 and he began his senior career at Nice in 2002. After spending six years with les Aiglons, Hugo Lloris signed a contract with fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2008. The 29-year-old goalkeeper made 146 appearances for the French giants, but in 2012 he moved to London. Tottenham Hotspur completed the deal for the impressive shot-stopper on 31 August, 2012 for a fee of €10 million and €5 million variable and, no doubt, he made a right decision when he decided to join the White Hart Lane outfit. Speaking of his individual awards, Hugo Lloris was named Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year on three occasions (2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2011/2012). The 188-cm-tall goalkeeper earned his 82nd cap for the French national team in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal. However, Eder’s goal spoiled the party of les Tricolores at Stade de France.
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.