Our prediction for this Premier League match:
The 2-0 triumph over relegation rivals Norwich City could prove to be just what the team needed to turn things around, but with Aston Villa still huge eight points adrift of safety, they will need few more wins before they are given a realistic chance of defying the relegation predictions. The Villans did well to record a very important triumph without star striker Jordan Ayew, but we have a feeling the Ghana hotshot will be sorely missed in Sunday's clash against Liverpool. The Reds are again going through a rough patch, having first squandered a two-goal lead against Sunderland before getting eliminated from the FA Cup, but there were plenty of positives to take from those two games. With the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho finally back in action and Liverpool already recording five Premier League wins on the road this season, we are backing the Reds to come good and pile more misery on relegation threatened Aston Villa.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Sturridge):
Daniel Andre Sturridge is an English footbal player born on 1st of September 1989 in Birmingham. Sturridge started his football career for Aston Villa. After playing for Chelsea, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers Sturridge got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 11 million euro. Daniel Sturridge made his debut for the English national team on 15th of November 2011. Sturridge is known for being a strong and fast left footed striker. Because of his great technique defenders don’t know what to expect once they are in a one against one situation with Sturridge. Sturridge won several prices with Chelsea like the Champions League, the Premier League title and the FA Cup. Sturridge’s best individual season was in 2013/2014 where he and Suarez were able to reach to the second place in the Premier League. The way Sturridge celebrates his goals are very recognizable and widely mimicked.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is 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.