Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Following a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, Everton will look to escape the relegation zone when they take on Brentford in the Premier League round 27. The Toffees are desperate to grab something from Saturday’s clash, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Bees. Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains doubtful, while both Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson miss out with the lack of fitness.
The capital club, on the other hand, did well to beat Fulham in the London derby on Monday, with the team remaining in top ten. Brentford aim to keep on climbing the standings, but beating Everton at Goodison Park is easier said than done. Since the Toffees want this win more than the Bees, we are tempted to put our money on the relegation strugglers. Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Alex Iwobi):
Alex Iwobi is one of the most talented African footballers. The Nigerian football player was born in Lagos on May 3, 1996, but he moved to Arsenal at the age of 8. In 2015 he made his first-team debut for the Gunners, starting in a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.
Speaking of his Premier League debut, Alex Iwobi played his first game for Arsenal in a 3-0 victory over Swansea City in October, 2015. The pacey winger played for England at youth level, but he eventually went on to play for Nigeria. Iwobi made his senior debut with the Super Eagles on October 8, 2015, coming as a substitute for Ahmed Musa in a 2-0 loss to DR Congo.
On October 7, 2017 the Arsenal footballer scored the winner for Nigeria against Zambia (1-0) which helped the Super Eagles book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Speaking of his individual trophies, Alex Iwobi was named CAF Young Player of the Year 2016.
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 their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.