Our football match prediction:
Despite being regarded as main candidates for promotion to the Premier League, Aston Villa have yet to record a win in the 2017/2018 Championship campaign. The Villans played out a 1-1 draw with Hull City in the opening game of the season, but they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Cardiff City on Matchday 2. To make things even worse for the fans, Aston Villa were beaten by Reading at Madejski Stadium in midweek and, no doubt, coach Steve Bruce is under big pressure ahead of Saturday’s football match against Norwich City. The Villans are desperate to record their first win of the season, but beating the Canaries, who proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday evening, is easier said than done. Anyhow, the hosts should record a hard-fought victory over Daniel Farke’s team.
Highlighted Player (Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level. Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country. The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 as well.
Highlighted Team (Norwich City):
After spending only one season in the Premier League, Norwich City dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. Norwich City are located in Norwich, Norfolk and they welcome their rivals at Carrow Road. The stadium was built and opened in 1935 and the capacity of the venues is 27,137 (all-seater). However the stadium’s record attendance is 43,984. The Canaries have won two League Cup trophies (1973, 1975) and their main rivals are Ipswich Town. The two teams have been facing each other in the East Anglian Derby since 1902. The colour of Norwich City’s home kit is yellow and green and that is the main reason why they are known as the Canaries. The likes of Kevin Keeland, Ian Culverhouse, Steve Bruce, Duncan Forbes, Mark Bowen, Darren Huckerby, Ian Crook, Martin Peters, Darren Eadier, Chris Sutton and Iwan Roberts are notable footballers who played for the Carrow Road outfit in the past.