Our prediction for this Championship match:
St. James’ Park will host the match between Newcastle United and Brentford. The Magpies are determined to return to the Premier League, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to secure automatic promotion to the English top flight. Rafa Benitez’s men recorded a hard-fought win over Rotherham United on day 11 and they made an impressive comeback in a 4-3 victory over Norwich City in their last home game in the Championship. Newcastle United are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match against Brentford and seeing that the Magpies have turned their St. James’ Park into a real fortress, we believe that home win should be considered in this one. Brentford are not regarded as good travellers and, taking everything into account, they are widely expected to return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be former Crystal Palace attacker Gayle, who impressed in the 4-3 win over Norwich City.
Highlighted Player (Cheick Tiote):
Cheick Tiote is an Ivory Coast footballer who plays for Newcastle United as a midfielder. Tiote is well known for his hard tackles and, as a result, he often gets booked. He was born in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast on 21 June, 1986 and he started his youth career at FC Bibo.
In 2005 Anderlecht scouts spotted him and he decided to join the Belgian outfit. Cheick Tiote made just four appearances for Anderlecht as he was sent on loan to Roda for the 2007/2008 season. On 2 October, 2008 Tiote joined Dutch side Twente for a fee (reportedly) of €750,000. He provided 14 assists for his teammates and scored one goal for Twente during his spell at De Grolsh Veste. In August 2010 he signed a contract with Newcastle United for a fee of £3.5 million and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Cheick Tiote made 20 appearances for the Magpies in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but that did not help Rafa Benitez’s troops avoid relegation to the Championship. Cheick is married to Madah, who gave birth to their two children.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.