Our prediction for this match:
Wednesday’s football game at King Power Stadium pits together Valencia and Leicester City, who face each other in a friendly. Los Che aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to PSV and they certainly want to prepare in the best way possible for the La Liga opener against Atletico Madrid, which will be played on August 20. Coach Marcelino is likely to field the best possible side against Leicester City and we predict that the La Liga side will find the net in the King Power Stadium clash. The Foxes want to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Udinese and, no doubt, they are going to fight tooth and nail against Valencia. Seeing that Leicester City are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in the friendly against los Che, who do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment.
Highlighted Player (Adrien Silva):
Adrien Silva is a Portuguese midfielder who began his career with French club Bordeaux, before moving to ARC Paco and ultimately Sporting still as a youth player. The 27-year-old French-born midfielder was given his Sporting debut in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2012 when he was given more room to show his qualities.
Having spent 15 years of loyal service at the club and having gone through all the youth ranks with the Portugal national team, Adrien Silva made a man for himself during the Euro 2016 when he played every single one of Portugal’s matches from the round of 16 onwards. His imposing performances allowed him to attract plenty of interest from Europe’s top clubs during the summer transfer window.
Premier League champions Leicester City were at the forefront for the player who played 29 games for Sporting last season, adding 8 goals in the process.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.