Our football match prediction:
David faces Goliath at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Blues rolled over Peterborough United in round 3 and they are regarded as hot favourites to beat the Championship team in Saturday’s football match. Antonio Conte’s men recorded a routine 2-0 win over Hull City at the weekend and it has to be noted that Diego Costa returned to the starting line-up for the capital club. The former Atletico Madrid striker scored against Hull City and he is likely to pose a big threat for Brentford defenders in the FA Cup clash. The Bees outclassed Eastleigh in previous round of the FA Cup, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the game against Chelsea. The Blues have been impressive under Antonio Conte this season and, taking everything into account, we predict that the hosts will make it to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Highlighted Player (Thibaut Courtois):
Born on 11 May 1992, Thibaut Courtois is a very talented Belgian goalkeeper who plays for Chelsea. Courtois began his senior football career at Genk, but after spending two seasons at Cristal Arena, he joined Chelsea in 2011. The club chiefs decided to send him on loan to Atletico Madrid, but seeing that Courtois impressed during his spell with the La Liga team, Jose Mourinho confirmed in June, 2014 that the Belgian goalkeeper would return to Chelsea for the 2014/2015 campaign. Thibaut Courtois helped Chelsea win the Premier League trophy in 2015, but the general impression is that he had performed much better while at Atletico Madrid. He won the La Liga title in the 2013/2014 season, while lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2012. Two years later Courtois participated in the Champions League final, but Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for Atletico Madrid. Speaking of his individual awards, Thibaut Courtois was named the La Liga Goalkeeper of the Year (2013).
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 Brenftord’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.