Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Camp Nou pits together Barcelona and Malaga, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign. Barca aim to regain the domestic trophy, whilst los Boquerones are desperate to secure the top flight survival. Ernesto Valverde’s troops head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid and they are widely expected to return to winning ways in the national championship. Leo Messi has been scoring goals for fun this season and all eyes will be on “the Magician” when the two teams face each other at Camp Nou. Malaga suffered yet another disappointing defeat at the weekend, with the team failing to impress in a 2-0 loss to Leganes and, taking everything into account, the rock-bottom team are likely to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that Malaga failed to score in four of their last five league fixtures.
Highlighted Player (Pique):
Gerard Pique is a Spanish footballer who was born in Barcelona on 2 February, 1987. He is married to famous Colombian singer Shakira and they have two sons Milan and Sasha. Pique is a product of La Masia, the Barca’s youth academy, but he started his senior career at Manchester United. He returned to his boyhood club in 2008 and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. The 193-cm-tall footballer is a centre back who is good in the air. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder if needed. Pique won his sixth La Liga trophy with Barca in the 2015/2016 season and in 2008 he has three Champions League titles with the Catalan giants as well. During his spell with Manchester United, Gerard Pique won the Premier League trophy (2007/2008) and he helped the Red Devils win the Champions League trophy the same season. Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, while lifting the European Championship trophy two years later.
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.