Our match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Ashton Gate Stadium pits together Bristol City and Aston Villa. Seeing that only one point separates the two teams in the Championship standings, there is every chance we will see a close encounter in Bristol. The Villans head into the game following back-to-back draws against the likes of Huddersfield Town and Derby County and it remains to be seen if they are capable of extending their unbeaten run in the Championship to four games. Bristol City failed to score in previous two league games and it is more than obvious that they struggle in front of goal. A low-scoring affair appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in the Ashton Gate Stadium clash. Aston Villa managed to prevent Derby County from scoring (0-0) at the weekend and we would not be surprised if they managed to keep their third clean sheet of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Highligted Player (Kieran Agard):
Kieran Agard is a professional football player who was born in East London, England. He began his youth career in the Arsenal Academy and in 2005 he moved to Everton. Agard played for Everton U-18 team and it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for the first team. In 2011 he joined Yeovil Town and after playing 29 league games for the club, he signed a contract with Rotherham United in July, 2012. Agard scored his first goal for Rotherham United on 27 October and he helped the team record a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. After scoring 27 goals in 78 league appearances for Rotherham United, he joined Bristol City for the 2014/2015 campaign. The fee is believed to be in the region of £750,000. Despite being born in England, the pacey footballer is eligible to play for Jamaica, Saint Vincent Grenadines and Dominica as well. His main position is centre forward, but he is also capable of playing at both right and left wing.
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.