Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Athletic Club play host to Cadiz at their Estadio San Mames in the La Liga round 13. The Lions came from behind to share the spoils with Real Sociedad in the Basque derby, with the team extending their unbeaten run to five games. Athletic Bilbao are eyeing their third consecutive win in front of home fans, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Inigo Martinez serves a one-game ban, while all Daniel Vivian, Oier Zarraga, Asier Villalibre, Aitor Paredes, and Peru Nolaskoain remain in the recovery room.
The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Mallorca in their last league match. Cadiz aim to put an end to their seven-game winless run in La Liga, but given Athletic Club’s fine home record, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from Friday’s clash. Armenia international Haroyan returns from suspension, whereas all Salvi Sanchez, Ivan Chapela, and Jose Mari are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Iker Muniain):
Iker Muniain 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 (Cadiz):
Cadiz is a professional La Liga club that plays home games at Estadio Ramon de Caranza. The capacity of the stadium is 20,724 people, and it was opened back in September 1955. El Submarino Amarillo are well known for their yellow shirts, with the team wearing blue jerseys when playing on the travels.
The club was founded back on Sepember 8, 1910, with the team facing local rivals Cadiz Sporting Club in their first ever official match. Cadiz currently compete in la liga, with the team securing promotion to the Spanish top flight at the end of the 2019/20 season following a 15-year absence. Cadiz are one of those teams who produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Magico Gonzales is the most notable Cadiz player.
The legendary hot-tempered attacker scored 57 goals in 194 league appearances for El Submarino Amarillo, and he was well known for his amazing dribbling skills. Magico Gonzales scored 21 goals in 62 appearances for the Salvador national football team.