Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bristol City will be looking to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Norwich City when they take on yet another favourite for promotion Newcastle United. Lee Johnson’s men are tough to beat at home and, no doubt, the Magpies face a difficult task in Saturday’s football match. Newcastle United have been playing below expectations at the start of the season and given that they are not regarded as good travellers, we would not be surprised if Rafa Benitez’s troops fail to pick up all three points from the Ashton Gate Stadium clash. Bristol City and Newcastle United shared the spoils in five of their last six meetings in all competitions and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to play out a high-scoring draw at Ashton Gate Stadium. In their last meeting in the Championship the two sides shared the spoils (2-2).
Highlighted 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 (Newcastle United):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.