Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Fulham will be aiming to put an end to their three-game winless run when they take on Aston Villa in the Premier League round 12. The Cottagers have a chance to regain their spot in top ten, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Villa. A man to watch in the home side will be fit-again striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored his seventh goal of the season in a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth, while both Solomon and Kurzawa are sidelined with injuries.
Chalobah, on the other hand, has yet to serve his ban. The Villans aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, but given their difficulties in front of goal, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the capital club. Both Buendia and Coutinho are pushing for a start, while all Kamara, Augustinsson, Diego Carlos, and Digne are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Mbabu):
Born in Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland on April 19, 1995, Kevin Mbabu is a defender who plays for Young Boys. Mbabu started his youth career at Servette and he continued playing for les Grenats at senior level. However, it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for Servette in the league during the 2012/2013 season.
Kevin Mbabu then joined Premier League side Newcastle United and after spending two seasons on loan at Rangers and Young Boys, he signed a permanent deal with the Stade de Suisse outfit in 2017. His main position right back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Mbabu is eligible to play for Switzerland, DR Congo and France due to his mixed descent, but he decided to represent the Rossocrociati at senior level. Mbabu made his Switzerland debut in September, 2018 in a 6-0 win over Iceland. His contract with Young Boys should expire in June, 2020.
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.