Our match prediction:
West Ham United impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but they have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the new season. It has to be noted, though, that coach Slaven Bilic has been having some injury worries of late and that is probably the main reason why the capital club are on a three-game losing in the national championship ahead of the trip to Southampton. Payet has been producing fine displays of late and, no doubt, he will be the man to watch in the away side in Sunday’s football match against the Saints. Southampton recorded a hard-fought win over Swansea City at the weekend, with Charlie Austin scoring the winner for Claude Puel’s troops. Both teams are likely to go for a win and we predict that fans are going to see a real football festival at St. Marry’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Highligted Player (Evans):
Originating from Belfast, Jonny Evans is one of the most famous football players from the new generation of the Northern Ireland national team, although numerous injuries prevented the centre-back from showing all he’s got. Coming through the famous Manchester United youth academy, Evans was promoted to the senior set up by club icon Sir Alex Ferguson and he would go on to lift four Premier League trophies with the Red Devils, making over 130 league appearances for the club before moving to West Bromwich Albion in 2015. During his time at Old Trafford, the defender usually played back up to Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, but made quite a few appearances in important games, including 31 Champions League outings. As soon as he was given a chance to impress at Manchester United, Evans was called to the Northern Ireland national team and he has made over 40 appearances on international stage since 2006, helping his country qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.
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.