Our football match prediction:
High-flying Aston Villa will be aiming to extend their winning run in the Championship to four games when they welcome Barnsley at their Villa Park on Matchday 28. The Villans crushed Bristol City (5-0) in their last home game in the league and thanks to Scott Hogan’s goal they picked up all three points from Saturday’s football match against Nottingham Forest. The defensive partnership of James Chester and John Terry has been in a perfect working order of late and the hosts are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Barnsley. The Tykes, on the other hand, did well to hold league leaders Wolverhampton to a goalless draw at the weekend, but they are not regarded as good travelers and we do not believe that they are going to spoil Aston Villa’s party at Villa Park this weekend. You should bear in mind that the Villans outplayed the Tykes (3-0) at Oakwell Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Gabriel Agbonlahor):
Gabriel Agbonlahor was born in Birmingham on 13 October, 1986. The English footballer began his youth career in his home-town club Aston Villa and he has been playing for the Villa Park outfit ever since. Agbonlahor, though, played ten league games for the likes of Watford and Sheffield Wednesday in 2005 on loan. The pacey attacker, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, scored 16 goals for Aston Villa in the 2009/2010 Premier League campaign and he helped the team made it to the League Cup final the same season. In 2015 Gabriel Agbonlahor participated in the FA Cup final with Aston Villa, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Villans. The Gunners crushed Aston Villa 4-0 in the title game. Agbonlahor has 16 caps for England U21 team and he played three matches for the senior team. He has yet to score for the England national team. It has to be noted that Gabriel’s father is Nigerian, while his mother is Scottish.
Highlighted Team (Barnsley):
Barnsley are an English club nicknamed the Tykes. The club was founded in 1887 and it has to be noted that they spend more seasons in the Championship than any other club in the history. The Tykes played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, but in 1895 they were part of the Midland League. Barnsley play their home games at Oakwell, the stadium that was built in 1887. The capacity of the stadium is 23,009 and it was opened back in 1888, just one year after the club’s foundation. The Tykes made it to the FA Cup final in 1910, but Newcastle United proved to be a big catch for the Oakwell outfit in the title game. Nonetheless, Barnsley won the FA Cup trophy in 1912 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Barnsley defeated West Bromwich Albion in the two-legged tie (0-0, 1-0) to clinch the prestigious trophy for the first and only time in their history.