Date : 10 AUG 2019
Time : 22 ： 00 PM
Match : Bournemouth vs Sheffield United
Prediction : 2 : 1
Vote Prediction :
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Sheffield United return to the Premier League following a 12-year absence. The Blades are considered one of the main candidates to suffer relegation to the Championship at the end of the season, but, no doubt, they will give 100% to beat the odds and secure the top flight survival. However, seeing that Sheffield United produce much better showings at their Bramall Lane than on the travels, we are not tempted to put our money on the newcomers this time out.
The Cherries, on the other hand, have turned their Vitality Stadium into a real fortress and seeing that the club chiefs managed to keep hold of a number of first-team regulars in the summer transfer window, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Dorset. It has to be noted that the two clubs meet for the first time ever in the Premier League.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (JOSHUA KING):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston.
Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium.
Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (SHEFFIELD UNITED):
Sheffield United are a professional football club that compete in the Championship. The Blades finished the 2016/2017 League One campaign in top position in the standings, with the team collecting exactly 100 points in the process. Sheffield United last competed in the Premier League in the 2006/2007 season and they were more than unfortunate not to secure the top flight survival.
The Blades finished the season in 18th place in the process and it has to be noted that they were level on points with Wigan Athletic, who managed to avoid the relegation to the English second tier. Sheffield United welcome their rivals at Bramal Lane, the stadium which was opened on April 30, 1855. The current capacity of the venue is 32.702.
The club have numerous rivalries, but the most notable one is the rivalry with their city neighbors Sheffield Wednesday. The two teams face each other in the Steel City derby and it has to be noted that United share rivalry with the likes of Barnsley, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United as well.
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