Our football match prediction:
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to record their fifth consecutive win at home in all competitions when they welcome Malaga at their San Mames Barria on Sunday evening. The Lions suffered elimination in the Europa League last 32, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season. Ernesto Valverde’s men are a real force to be reckoned with at home and considering that they scored no less than 10 goals in last four home games, we predict that they will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match against Malaga. Los Boquerones suffered a 2-1 loss to fellow Andalusian side Real Betis in midweek and given their away record is anything but good, the visitors are unlikely to upset Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Barria. In Aritz Aduriz’s absence a man to watch in the home team will be Inaki Williams.
Highligted Player (Aduriz):
Aritz Aduriz is another Spanish footballer that can be placed in the late bloomers category, having played his best football after the age of 30. The cultured striker has spent his entire career in native Spain, and he was showing promise from the moment he first tasted senior football. The Basque forward arrived at Athletic Bilbao via Aurrera and Bilbao Athletic, but the first spell at San Mames proved quite disappointing and he went on to kick-start his career at Real Valladolid. Aduriz later returned to Athletic Bilbao to score 22 goals in 82 league outings, and then represented Mallorca and Valencia before returning for the third spell. Little did he know that it would prove to be the most successful stint of his career, with the forward producing some amazing displays in La Liga and Europa League, scoring over 95 goals in first four years upon rejoining los Leones. That proved enough for the striker to end a six-year exile from the national team as Aduriz featured in March 2016 friendlies vs Italy and Romania, scoring on his return against the Azzurri to prove age should not matter when the quality is there.
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.