Our football match prediction:
Cardiff City put an end to Brentford’s three-game winning run at the weekend and, no doubt, the Bees are determined to get back on course. Dean Smith’s men have slim chances of booking their place in the Championship play-offs, but they will certainly give their best to bounce back from the 2-1 loss to Cardiff. Brentford outplayed the likes of Bristol City and Leeds United in previous two home games in the league and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Derby County. The Rams, on the other hand, have been in a splendid form of late and they emerged triumphant in each of their last three league games. Coach Gary Rowett is doing a great job with the iPro Stadium outfit and we predict that his men will grab something from Friday’s football game against Brentford. Taking everything into account, share of spoils appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Colin):
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 (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.