Our football match prediction:
Atletico Madrid do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment. Los Rojiblancos dropped four points in previous two league fixtures and, as a result, they have slim chances of winning the La Liga title. Diego Simeone’s men are ten points behind league leaders Real Madrid in the standings and, no doubt, the team’s main goal is to finish the season in top four. Atletico Madrid are eager to start a new winning run in the national championship and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match against Leganes. Asier Garitano’s men head into the game following a 2-0 loss to Celta Vigo and seeing that they failed to score in three of their last four league fixtures, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Atletico’s party at Estadio Vicente Calderon. The two teams share the spoils in the reverse fixture in Leganes, but los Rojiblancos are likely to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Diego Godin):
Diego Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the history of Uruguayan football. The Atletico Madrid centre back played for Cerro and Nacional in the Uruguayan national championship between 2003 and 2007 and in August, 2017 he signed a deal with La Liga side Villarreal. Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well. Speaking of his international career, Godin clinched the 2011 Copa America trophy with Uruguay. Despite playing as a centre back, Diego Godin often scores after set pieces and you should have in mind that he scored eight goals for Diego Simeone’s team in the 2013/2014 season (all competitions).
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success. Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby. The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.