Our football match prediction:
Zenit couldn’t have wished for a better start to their Europa League campaign as they rolled over Vardar (5-0) in Skopje in their first group game. The Russian side obviously have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Europa League campaign and we predict that they are going to go all guns blazing at Real Sociedad when the two teams face each other at Stadion Krestovskyi. The Zenitchiki have turned their stadium into a real fortress and they are widely expected to find the net in Thursday’s football match. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season and they will be looking to build on a 4-0 win over Rosenborg when they square off against Zenit in Russia. A high-scoring affair is on the cards and we believe that both teams will find the net in the Group L derby.
Highlighted Player (Branislav Ivanovic):
Over the years Branislav Ivanovic has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world football. Bane plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well. The Serbian defender has been playing for Chelsea since 2008 and he used to play for the likes of Srem, OFK Beograd and Lokomotiv Moscow in the past as well. Ivanovic leaves his heart on the field in every single match and that is the main reason why the fans love him. He is known for his aerial ability as well and it has to be noted that he has scored 22 goals for Chelsea since arriving to Stamford Bridge in 2008. The Serbian footballer has won two Premier League trophies with the Blues, but the Champions League trophy won in 2012 is considered the biggest success of his career. Branislav is married to Natasa, who gave birth to his four children.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask footballclub from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the Primera Division since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts it’s home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originaly founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division. Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed it’s name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.