Our football match prediction:
Tuesday’s football match at Griffin Park pits together Brentford and Aston Villa, the two teams who sit in the middle of the Championship table ahead of Matchday 29. With only three points separating the two sides in the standings, there is every chance fans will see a close encounter at Griffin Park. Brentford suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic in previous two league fixtures and they need to pick up all three points from the Villa clash if they are to keep their hopes of booking their place in the play-offs alive. The Bees aim to put an end to their three-game winless run at home and they are certainly capable of beating the Villans, who often struggle on the travels. Aston Villa will be without important attacker Jordan Ayew, who is on Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana, and seeing that the visitors are on a four-match winless run in the league, we predict that the Bees will give fans some cheer on Tuesday evening.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Collin):
After spending two seasons at Boulogne, Maxime Colin joined Troyes in 2012. The pacey right back made 55 appearances for Troyes and in 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Belgian side Anderlecht. On 13 September, 2014 he made his Anderlecht debut, in a 2-2 draw with Lierse. After playing 16 games for the Belgian outfit in the 2014/2015 Pro League campaign, Maxime Colin signed a four-year contract with Brentford in August, 2015 for an undisclosed fee. Reports in England suggested, though, that the fee was around £900,000. Colin made his Brentford debut on 22 August, 2015 in a 1-0 loss to Burnley and it has to be noted that he came on as a substitute 30 minutes before the final whistle. Speaking of his international career, the defender, who was born on 15 November, 1991, has seven caps for the France U20 team. Colin made France U20 World Cup squad as well and he played a part in matches against Colombia and Mexico.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa are 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.