Our football match prediction:
Despite taking an early lead in their opener against Hull City, Aston Villa eventually shared the spoils with the Tigers at their Villa Park. Steve Bruce’s men, though, missed several clear-cut opportunities to score in the dying minutes of the match and, no doubt, the Villans are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football game against Cardiff City. The Bluebirds, on the other hand, did remarkably well to beat Burton Albion on the road in the opening match of the season and the Welsh outfit will be looking to build on the triumph when they host Aston Villa at their Cardiff City Stadium. Gabriel Agbonlahor scored for Aston Villa in the 1-1 draw with Hull City and the experienced attacker will be the man to watch in the away team. Anyhow, a close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams will share the spoils on day 2 of the 2017/2018 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Player (Danny Ward):
Daniel Danny Ward is a goalkeeper who was born on 22 June, 1993 in Wrexham, Wales. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper is a product of Wrexham Academy, but he did not make his senior debut for the club. After spending the 2010/2011 season at Tamworth, Danny Ward returned to Wrexham and on 30 January, 2012 he joined Liverpool for a fee of £100,000. He made just two league appearances for the Anfield outfit and in 2015 he signed a loan deal with Morecambe. On 23 June he signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool, but he was soon sent on loan to Aberdeen. He played 21 games for the Scottish outfit and on 11 July, 2016 he signed a season-long deal with Championship team Huddersfield Town. Danny Ward has 4 caps for Wales U21 team and he made his senior debut for the Dragons in a friendly against Northern Ireland on 24 March, 2016. Ward represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France as he started the game against Slovakia.
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.