Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Aston Villa and Arsenal take on each other at Villa Park in the only Premier League game of the weekend. Following three consecutive wins, the Villans suffered a 2-1 loss to West Ham United in their last league match, but despite the loss they remainder in top ten. Steven Gerrard’s troops are eager to return to winning ways in the Premiership, but they will have a big fish to fry against the high-flying Gunners.
Lucas Digne has joined Marvelous Nakamba in the recovery room. The capital club, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over Leicester City at the weekend to move closer to securing a top-four finish. Mikel Arteta’s men have been in a splendid form of late, but beating Aston Villa on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the cards at Villa Park. Takehiro Tomiyasu should recover in time to face Villa.
Highlighted Player (Philippe Coutinho):
Philippe Coutinho is a Brazilian football player born on 12th of June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. Coutinho started his football career for Vasco da Gama where he played in the youth as well. By the age of 16 Internazionale signed Coutinho but let him play in Brazil until he was 18 years old.
After 2 difficult seasons Internazionale let Coutinho go for a loan period to Espanyol and after 1 season he got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 8 million euro. Coutinho played in several youth teams of Brazil but made his debut for the first team in October 2010.
With a height of only 171cm Coutinho is physically weak. He compensates his physical ability by being very creative, having a great vision and passing. The preferred position of Coutinho is attacking midfielder where he gets easily into the right position to give an assist.
Coutinho won the Italian Suppercoppa, the worldcup for club teams and the World Cup of nations U20. Coutinho was part of the Liverpool team that was able to become second in the Premier League.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.