Our football match prediction:
Girona produced a splendid performance in the opening match of their La Liga campaign and they were on the verge of beating star-studded Atletico Madrid at their Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (2-2). However, the newcomers then suffered a dip in form and they sit in the danger zone in the La Liga standings ahead of the opening match of their Copa del Rey campaign against Levante. The Catalan outfit suffered an early exit in the Spanish Cup last term, with the team losing to Huesca in their opener and, no doubt, they want to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. Los Levantinos, on the other hand, have been totally unpredictable in the 2017/2018 season and, taking everything into account, a close encounter appears on the cards. Seeing that Estadi Municipal de Montilivi will host Thursday’s football match, we predict that the match will go into extra time.
Highligted Player (Gorka Iraizoz):
Gorka Iraizoz is a goalkeeper who plays for La Liga side Athletic Bilbao. Iraizoz was born in Pamplona on 6 March, 1981 and he is 191 cm tall. The Athletic Bilbao shoot-stopper started his senior career at Basconia, playing 20 matches for the club between 1999 and 2000. He played for La Liga side Espanyol in the past as well, but on 7 August, 2007 he signed for Athletic Bilbao. Iraizoz made a right decision when he joined the Basque outfit as he participated in the 2011/2012 Europa League final. However, he did not win the trophy with the Lions as Atletico Madrid rolled over Athletic Bilbao in the title game. He made it to the Copa del Rey final on three occasions with Athletic Bilbao, but he failed to win the Spanish Cup trophy with the Basque team. Gorka Iraizoz made six appearances for the Basque Country, but he has yet to make his Spain debut.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colours of Levante are blue and red. The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.