Our football match prediction:
Thursday’s football match at Estadio de Mendizorroza pits together Deportivo Alaves and Malaga, the two teams who are eager to secure the La Liga survival. The Basque side produced a fine display against Atletico Madrid, but los Rojiblancos eventually broke the deadlock and picked up all three points from the match. Alaves sit in the danger zone ahead of the visit of the relegation six-pointer and the game against los Boquerones could be the turning point for the hosts. Los Boquerones have been struggling in the first half of the season as well and, as a result, they sit in bottom three in the La Liga standings. Taking everything into account, both side are likely to go for a win in Thursday’s clash and we predict both teams will find the net on Matchday 17. In their last meeting in the Basque Country they played out a 1-1 draw and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Fernando Pacheco):
Fernando Pacheco is a goalkeeper who plays for Deportivo Alaves in Primera Division. The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper joined Real Madrid youth school at the age of 14 and it has to be noted that he made 41 appearances for Real Madrid B in Segunda Division. However, he failed to make his debut for the first team. On 7 August. 2015 Pacheco signed a three-year contract with Deportivo Alaves and that proved to be the best decision of his career. He made his debut for the club on 22 August, 2015 in a 3-2 victory at Huesca. The goalkeeper, who was born in Badajoz on 18 May, 1992, made 40 appearances for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, conceding less than one goal per match. He missed one game with injury and he was rested in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo Tarragona on the last day of the season. Pacheco is a left-footed player and his contract with Deportivo Alaves expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol.Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004.Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: van Nistelrooij, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.