Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa face each other at Ewood Park in what used to be a Premier League clash. The Riversiders have been having their ups and downs at the start of the new Championship campaign and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the standings ahead of Matchday 7. Blackburn experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Bristol City in their last away game in the English second tier, but seeing that they are tough to beat at home, we predict that Tony Mowbray’s men are going to grab something from Saturday’s football match. The Villans are level on points with the Riversiders ahead of the trip to Lancashire and, taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards. Both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the Ewood Park clash and we believe that they are going to share the spoils this time out.
Highlighted Player (Corry Evans):
After starting his youth career at Greenisland Boys, Corry Evans joined Manchester United at the age of 15. However, despite being a part of the senior squad from 2009 to 2011, he did not play for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
In October, 2010 he joined Carlisle United on a one-month loan deal and one year later he signed a loan deal with Hull City. After scoring three goals in 18 appearances for the Tigers, the midfielder signed a permanent contract with the club in the summer of 2011. Corry Evans established himself as a first-team regular at Hull City, but in 2013 he moved to Blackburn Rovers. He has been playing for the Riversiders ever since, wearing No. 29 jersey.
Evans’ main position is central midfield, but he is often used as both defensive and a right midfielder. Corry Evans was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 30, 1990. He made his debut for the Northern Ireland national team in June, 2009 against Italy.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946.
Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well.
The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.