Our football match prediction:
Barcelona welcome Real Betis at their Camp Nou in the opening match of the 2017/2018 La Liga season. The Catalan giants saw star player Neymar leave the club in the summer transfer window and, no doubt, the pacey winger is going to be sorely missed in the upcoming season. The club chiefs are eager to sign Philippe Coutinho before the transfer windows closes and it remains to be seen if they are going to find an adequate replacement for Neymar. Barca suffered a 3-1 loss to their bitter rivals Real Madrid in their previous home game (Super Cup), but they are likely to beat Real Betis on the opening day of the season. Los Beticos face an uphill task in Sunday’s football match and they are unlikely to spoil Barca’s party at Camp Nou. In their last meeting in Barcelona the Catalan outfit recorded a thrilling 6-2 win over the Andalusian side and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Jordi Alba):
Jordi Alba is yet another product of Barcelona’s youth academy La Masia. The pacey full back, though, started playing for Valencia at senior level and after making 74 league appearances for los Che he returned to Barcelona in 2012. He signed a five-year deal with Barca on 28 June, 2012 and he made his debut for the Catalan giants on 19 August in a 5-1 win over Real Sociedad. Alba won his third La Liga title with Barca in 2016 and it has to be noted that he participated in a 3-1 win over Juventus in the 2014/2015 Champions League final. The left-footed defender made his Spain debut on 11 October, 2011 and one year later he won the European Championship trophy with la Furia Roja. He scored in the final against Italy. Jordi Alba has four caps for Spain U21 team and he played for Catalonia as well. The left back was born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat on 21 March, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Real Betis):
Real Betis Balompie,better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colours of the club from Andalucia are green and white. Real Betis is known for it’s rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.The club from Sevilla had it’s biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.