Our football match prediction:
Stade d’Octodure in Martigny will host Thursday’s football game between Valencia and Sporting Lisbon. Los Che had a very turbulent 2016/2017 season and, as a result, the club chiefs are eager to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window. The likes of Mangala, Mario Suarez, Munir and Enzo Perez have already left the team, but Juventus goalkeeper Neto and Serbian midfielder Maksimovic have joined the club. Fans have faith in new boss Marcelino, but the game against Sporting will be anything but a walk in the park for the La Liga side. The Lions played out a 1-1 draw with fellow Portuguese side Belenenses in their first warm-up game and they face a difficult task in Thursday’s friendly against Valencia. Los Che want this win more than Sporting and that is the main reason why we predict that the Spaniards will emerge triumphant in the Stade d’Octodure clash.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it. Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants. William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Valencia CF was founded on May 10, 1919 in Torino Bar, Valencia . The first president and co - founder was Octavio Augusto Milego Díaz . In the past, Valencia knew great successes . These Included the Dutchman Faas Wilkes whose dribbling skills, fans in Mestalla enjoyed . Unfortunately, Valencia is also known for its financial problems . This means the cant always maintain their self - trained players(Villa, Silva, Mata and Alba) . Due to the financial problems they often have to sell their best players . However, despite the difficult financial times Valencia always been struggling along in the top of the Primera DivisionDespite the financial problems Valencia able to be among the top teams of the Primera Division every season . Almost every year Valencia lose one of its stalwarts on good scouting and targeted acquisitions, yet Valencia always manages to stay at the top . Once Valencia can get the financial problems behind them they will really become a top European team !