Our football match prediction:
Birmingham City proved their worth in a 2-2 draw with Barnsley at the weekend. The Blues came from two goals behind to share the spoils with the Tykes in their last game in 2016, but Gianfranco Zola’s troops will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to book their place in the play-offs. Birmingham City aim to put an end to their three-match winless run in the Championship and they are surely capable of beating Brentford at their St. Andrew’s Stadium. The Blues are eyeing their seventh home win of the season and considering that they are six points behind the play-offs berth, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Monday’s football game. The Bees suffered three defeats in previous four away fixtures in the English second tier and they are unlikely to spoil Birmingham’s party at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Diego Fabbrini):
Diego Fabbrini made his Empoli debut in August, 2009. After spending two years at Stadio Carlo Castellani, the midfielder returned to Udinese for the 2011/2012 Serie A campaign and amassed a total of 21 league appearances for the Zebrette. On 19 July 2013, Fabbrini signed a permanent deal with Watford, but he was quickly sent on loan to Siena. After ending his loan spells with Millwall, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough, he joined Birmingham City on 27 January, 2016 for a fee of £1.5 million. The Italian midfielder made his Birmingham City debut three days later as he came on as a substitute in a goalless draw with Bristol City. Fabbrini made 14 appearances for the Blues in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he failed to find the net for the St Andrew’s outfit. Speaking of his international career, Diego made his debut for Italy U21 on 3 September 2010 in a match against Bosnia. He earned his first cap for the Italy national team on 15 August 2012, in a 2-1 defeat to England.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300. The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition. Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brenftord’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.