Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Aston Villa and Newcastle United square off against each other at Villa Park in a highly-anticipated Premier League game. The Villans have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s clash. Leon Bailey is widely expected to return to the starting XI after coming as a substitute in the FA Cup draw with Chelsea, while fellow winger Bertand Traore is still on international duty. Both Lucas Digne and Jacob Ramsey are major doubts, while both Emiliano Buendia and Jhon Duran miss out with injuries.
The Magpies, on the other hand, did well to eliminate Fulham in the FA Cup last 32, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Aston Villa and Newcastle United seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The good news for the visiting side is that Miguel Almiron has overcome his injury, but all Joelinton, Callum Wilson, Nick Pope, Harvey Barnes, Matthew Targett, and Javier Manqullo remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Diego Carlos):
Diego Carlos Santos Silva is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Nantes as a defender. His main position is centre-back and his preferred foot is right. Diego Carlos began his youth career at America-SP and in 2010 he moved to Desportivo Brasil. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Sao Paulo, the 185-cm-tall defender returned to Desportivo Brasil.
However, he made his first-team debut with Madureira during his spell with the club (2014). In 2014 Diego Carlos signed a contract with Portuguese club Estoril Praia and he scored two goals in 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club. It has to be noted, though, that he played for Porto B (on loan) in the 2014/2015 season.
Diego Carlos moved to French club Nantes in the summer of 2016 and you should bear in mind that he quickly established himself as a first-team regular with les Canaris. The Brazilian footballer scored two goals in 34 appearances for Nantes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His contract with the Ligue 1 side expires on June 20, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.