Our football match prediction:
As expected, Aston Villa failed to spoil Newcastle United’s party at St. James’s Park on Monday evening. The Villans suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in the Championship and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to book their place in the play-offs. Coach Steve Bruce is under big pressure ahead of the visit of Derby County, but Saturday’s football match against the Rams could be the turning point for the out-of-sorts hosts. Derby played out a goalless draw with Burton Albion at their iPro Stadium in midweek, but it has to be noted that they dominated the game. The Rams recorded only one win in previous six games in all competitions, but they should be happy with one point from the Villa Park clash. The Villans are desperate to get back on course, but seeing that they are not on top of their game at the moment, we predict that the two teams will play out a draw on Matchday 34.
Highlighted Player (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 (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.