Our football match prediction:
After suffering three consecutive defeats in La Liga, Deportivo Alaves defeated Villarreal on Matchday 32. El Glorioso played out a 1-1 draw with Las Palmas at Estadio de Gran Canaria at the weekend, but they are still sitting in the second half of the La Liga table. Anyhow, Alaves are enjoying a season to remember and one thing is for sure: they will play in the Spanish elite division next term. Alaves suffered only one loss in previous five home games in La Liga and we predict that they will grab something from Thursday’s football match against Eibar. Los Armeros, on the other hand, are eyeing a place in the Europa League and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Eibar have been scoring goals for fun this season and, taking everything into account, they are likely to share the spoils with Alaves at Estadio de Mendizorroza.
Highligted Player (Manu Barreiro):
Manu Barreiro is a professional player who was born on 8 July, 1986 in Compostela, Spain. Barreiro is a product of Real Madrid youth school, but he played for Valencia during his youth career as well. He made three appearances for Valencia B, but in 2005 he joined Lalin. He played for the likes of Algeciras, Cadiz, Jerez, Zamora, Cerceda, Pontevera and Ferrol in lower leagues as well and on 27 June 2014 he signed a contract with Segunda Division side Alaves. He scored 11 goals for the club in the 2014/2015 campaign and he netted five goals in 32 appearances for El Glorioso in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, helping the team secure promotion to La Liga. Manu Barreiro won Segunda Division B with Cadiz in the 2008/2009 season. Manu Barreiro is a centre forward, but he is capable of playing as a left winger as well. His contract with Alaves expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Eibar):
SD Eibar is a Spanish football club from the city Eibar and is currently playing in the Spanish Primera Division. The club was founded in 1940 as Eibar Futbol Club after a fusion between Deportivo Gallo and Union Deportivo Eibaressa. In the clubs history Eibar was always active in the lower divisions of Spain before promoting to the Primera Division in 2013/2014. Eibar host it’s home games in the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua in Eibar which holds the capacity of 5300. Eibar is currently one of the smallest teams in the Primera Division. The club colours of Eibar are blue and red. Eibar is also known as the Armaginak or the Armeros which literally means the Gunners. Eibar’s performance in the Primera Division so far is impressive. Eibar is known for playing attractive offensive football. Former Eibar players with an impressive career are: David Silva, Xabi Alonso, Manuel Almunia and Ricardo Varela.