Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Valencia will be aiming to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Real Madrid when they take on Alaves at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Matchday 10. Los Che aim to retain their spot in top ten, but you should keep in mind that seven starters left the club in the last transfer window. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Soler, who scored a hat-trick in the triumph over Zinedine Zidane’s troops.
Alaves, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures. The Basques will be without suspended midfielder Edgar Mendez in Sunday’s football match, but seeing that Valencia are not regarded as good travellers, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from the game. In their last meeting in the Spanish elite division the two teams played out a 1-1 draw. Talented Portuguese defender Thierry Correia returns from suspension for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (John Guidetti):
John Guidetti is one of Sweden’s most talented forwards and the man tipped to replace superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the national team. The highly rated footballer left Brommapojkarna soon after being promoted to the first team set-up, joining Premier League giants Manchester City.
And while he never got a chance to shine at Etihad Stadium, Guidetti proved a great deal of potential during loan spells with Feyenoord and Celtic, and eventually earned a permanent contract with La Liga high flyers Celta Vigo.The talented striker has yet to nail down a regular starting berth at Balaidos, but he has been using the time spent on the pitch wisely, and continued his goalscoring form in Spain’s top flight.
Playing alongside Nolito and Iago Aspas at club level as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Berg on international stage is bound to further aid the player’s development, and many believe he will go on to become one of Sweden’s best ever strikers.Guidetti has so far only made a handful of appearances for Blagult, but that is bound to change in years to come.
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.