Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Betis will look to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Villarreal when they face Girona in the La Liga round 6. Los Beticos made a promising start to the season, with the climbing to 3rd place in the standings thanks to the triumph over the Yellow Submarine, and they must be high on confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash. Even though Nabil Fekil remains in the treatment room alongside Victor Ruiz and Juanmi Jimenez, home win should be considered.
The Catalans, on the other hand, defeated Real Valladolid at home thanks to Oriol Romeu’s late goal, but given their poor away record, we predict that Real Betis will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s encounter. As for the away team, all Urena, Stuani, Terrats, Herrera, Garcia, and Kebe should miss out through injuries, while Samuel Saiz is pushing for a rare start.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.