Our football match prediction:
Estadio Nueva Condomina in Murcia will host Wednesday’s football match between Spain and Colombia. La Furia Roja did remarkably well to beat France in their last friendly game and they are regarded as hot favourites to win the upcoming warm-up game. The Spaniards failed to impress at EURO 2016, but they have been producing fine displays in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and we predict that they are going to beat Colombia in front of home fans. Chelsea attacker Diego Costa is likely to lead the line for the hosts against La Tricolor. The Colombians, on the other hand, defeated the likes of Bolivia and Ecuador in previous two World Cup qualifying games, but Spain are likely to pose a much bigger threat for Jose Pekerman’s troops than their previous rivals. Juan Cuadrado is likely to be rested against la Furia Roja as he took part in the Champions League final at the weekend. Taking everything into account, home win appears on the cards.
Highligted Player (Isco):
Isco is a Spanish midfielder who was born on 21 April, 1992. The attacking midfielder is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well and he is well known for his brilliant passing. Isco played for Malaga from 2011 to 2013 and he made it to the Champions League quarter-finals with los Boquerones in the 2012/2013 season. In the summer of 2013 he signed a deal with Real Madrid and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 32 league appearances for the capital club. Isco won two Champions League trophies with Real Madrid (2013/2014, 2015/2016) and he clinched two UEFA Super Cup trophies (2014, 2016) with the club as well. Speaking of his individual careers, the Real Madrid midfielder was named La Liga Breakthrough Player in 2012. Isco represented Spain U21 at the 2013 European Championship finals and it has to be noted that La Roja won the trophy at the tournament in Israel. Spain defeated Italy in the title game.
Highlighted Team (Colombia):
Seleccion de futbol Colombia has stepped on to the international scene in 1938 with its competitive debut against Mexico. Colombia has in recent years become a national symbol of strength representing country’s efforts to fight the negative reputation. Passionate about their football team, Colombians have formed a huge fan base which enjoyed in their team’s impressive run to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals at the competition in which Real Madrid star James Rodriguez was awarded the Golden Boot for most goals and the Best Goal of the Tournament awards. Jose Pekerman’s team has also been named the Fair Play team at the same event. The fans were pretty disappointed to see their team reach the quarter-final stage at the 2015 Copa America though as Colombia crashed out in disappointing fashion losing to Argentina after a penalty kick. Radamel Falcao remains the most prominent star of the current team despite his poor spells with Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Monaco striker is also the team’s top scorer with 25 goals added to his name.