Our football match prediction:
Athletic Bilbao and Las Palmas face each other at San Mames Barria in the opening match of day 32. The Lions aim to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Villarreal and a victory over los Amarillos would help them retain their spot in top six. It is well known that Athletic Bilbao are a real force to be reckoned with at home and the Basques are eager to record their 12th home win of the season. Aritz Aduriz failed to score in the 3-1 loss to Villarreal, but the experienced attacker is widely expected to lead the attack for the hosts against Las Palmas. Quique Setien’s troops are a team with two faces, they are tough to beat at home, whilst their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired. Los Amarillos rolled over Real Betis in their last home fixture in La Liga, but considering that they conceded ten goals in previous three away games in the national championship, we predict that Athletic Bilbao will emerge triumphant in Friday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Gorka Iraizoz):
Gorka Iraizoz is a goalkeeper who plays for La Liga side Athletic Bilbao. Iraizoz was born in Pamplona on 6 March, 1981 and he is 191 cm tall. The Athletic Bilbao shoot-stopper started his senior career at Basconia, playing 20 matches for the club between 1999 and 2000. He played for La Liga side Espanyol in the past as well, but on 7 August, 2007 he signed for Athletic Bilbao. Iraizoz made a right decision when he joined the Basque outfit as he participated in the 2011/2012 Europa League final. However, he did not win the trophy with the Lions as Atletico Madrid rolled over Athletic Bilbao in the title game. He made it to the Copa del Rey final on three occasions with Athletic Bilbao, but he failed to win the Spanish Cup trophy with the Basque team. Gorka Iraizoz made six appearances for the Basque Country, but he has yet to make his Spain debut.
Highlighted Team (Las Palmas):
Las Palmas are a Spanish football club based in the Canary Islands. The club was founded on 22 August, 1949. Los Amarillos play in Spanish La Liga and the team’s home ground is Estadio Gran Canaria. The stadium was opened in 2003 and it’s current capacity is 32,150. Miguel Angel Ramirez is the club’s chairman and the club’s main rivals are Tenerife. Las Palmas impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, with the team finishing the season in 11th place in the standings. However, it has to be noted that los Amarillos finished the 1968/1969 Primera Division campaign in second place in the table, 11 points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid. Speaking of Copa del Rey, Las Palmas made it to the final of the Spanish Cup in 1978. Las Palmas eliminated Sporting Gijon in the semis (5-3), but Barcelona outplayed los Amarillos in the title game (3-1).