Our football match prediction:
Against all odds, West Bromwich Albion suffered a 3-1 loss to Brighton at the American Express Community Stadium at the weekend. The Baggies experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the defeat to the newcomers and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course. Tony Pulis’ troops are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they are regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s football game against West Ham United. WBA midfielder James Morrison, who came as a substitute and scored in the defeat to Brighton, is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up. West Ham United have already conceded 10 goals on the travels this season and seeing that they were outclassed by Newcastle United at St. Mary’s Stadium in their last away game in the English top flight, we predict that Slaven Bilic’s men are going to return to London empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Grzegorz Krychowiak):
Born on 29 January 1990, Grzegorz Krychowiak began his professional career at Bordeaux, but having failed to be given a proper chance to impress by les Girondins, he instead gained valuable first team experience during loan spells with Reims and Nantes. Reims decided to purchase his contract in 2012 and that proved a great decision as the Polish midfielder impressed in two Ligue 1 seasons, scoring 8 goals in 70 appearances to secure a lucrative move to Sevilla. Krychowiak didn’t need a lot of time to prove his worth in Spanish La Liga as he quickly developed into one of the league’s best central midfielders, while helping los Rojiblancos defend the Europa League trophy in 2014/2015. Numerous top clubs have been casting admiring glances his way and it is just a matter of time before the midfielder leaves his current employers for greener pastures. Krychowiak needed some time to become an indispensable member of the Poland national team, but he has since grown into a genuine leader and is now among the first names on the team sheet.
Highlighted Team (West Ham United):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals. A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.