Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on San Mames Barria when Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad take on each other in the Basque derby. Malaga put an end to Athletic’s four-game winning run in La Liga and, no doubt, the Lions are determined to return to winning ways in the national championship. Ernesto Valverde’s men defeated the likes of Valencia and Sevilla in previous two home matches and it is no surprise they are considered favourites to win the Basque derby. Real Sociedad proved their worth in a 1-0 win over Real Betis and thanks to the triumph the team climbed to the top half of the table. However, La Real are not regarded as good travellers and seeing that they were beaten by Villarreal and Eibar in previous two away fixtures, we predict that the Lions will win the local derby. Anyhow, there will be fireworks in the San Mames Barria showdown.
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 (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask footballclub from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the Primera Division since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts it’s home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originaly founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division. Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed it’s name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.