Our football match prediction:
Athletic Club play host to Getafe at their San Mames Barria on the opening day of the season. The Lions proved their worth in the Europa League win over Dinamo Bucharest earlier this month and they are now on a quest to make a flying start to new La Liga campaign. New coach Kuko Ziganda has a number of top-class players to choose from and there is every chance experienced attacker Aritz Aduriz will lead the attack for the Lions against Getafe. Los Azulones return to the Spanish top flight and, as a result, the club management did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window. However, seeing that the Basques have turned their San Mames Barria into a real fortress, we predict that the capital club will return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that Athletic Club are after their seventh consecutive win over Getafe in the Spanish elite division.
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Highligted Player (Iker Muniain):
Iker Munian was once considered one of the most talented players in Spain, but he obviously failed to reach his full potential. Munian is an attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a forward as well and he began his youth career at Chantrea. In 2005 he made probably the best decision of his career as he joined Athletic Bilbao youth academy. He made his debut for Athletic Bilbao on 30 July, 2009 in a 1-0 loss to Young Boys in the Europa League. Iker Munian impressed in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign with the Lions, scoring nine goals in all competitions, but he failed to make a bigger progress. The Athletic Bilbao product has been struggling with injuries and it has to be noted that the injury he suffered against Sevilla on 4 April, 2015 could have ruined his career. However, he returned to action on 20 December, but he was playing below expectations in the second half of the season. Iker Munian made his Spain debut on 29 February, 2012 in a friendly against Venezuela. La Roja won the match 5-0 and Munian came as a substitute in the 74th minute of the match.
Highlighted Team (Getafe):
Getafe Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from the suburb of Madrid. The club hosts it’s home games in the Coliseum Alfonso Perez which holds a capacity of 17 7000 seats. The club managed to reach the Primera Division in 2004. The main club colours are blue and red. The fans of Getafe gave the club the nickname Azulones or Geta.The biggest succes of Getafe was in the season 2006/2007 where the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey which they lost 1-0 against Sevilla FC. Getafe CF played in the UEFA Cup once in 2007 where they end in the quarter finals after playing against Bayern Munich.Known players that played for Getafe in their football career are: David Silva, Raul Albiol, Aragones and Daniel Guiza.