Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Municipal de Riazor will host the match between Deportivo La Coruna and Athletic Bilbao. The Basques are desperate to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Sporting Gijon and Barcelona, but beating the Galicians on the road is easier said than done. Deportivo defeated Eibar in front of home fans in the opening match of the season and they head into Sunday’s football game against Athletic Bilbao following a goalless draw with Real Betis. Seeing that the Lions have been struggling in front of goal at the start of the season, we predict that fans are going to see a low-scoring affair at Estadio Municipal de Riazor. Taking everything into account, the two teams are likely to share the spoils on Matchday 3. Lucas Perez joined Arsenal in the summer transfer window and it remains to be seen if the last season’s top scorer is going to be sorely missed in Sunday’s clash against Athletic Bilbao.
Highlighted Player (Celso Borges):
Celso Borges is an experienced 28-year-old central midfielder who currently plays for Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna and the Costa Rica national team. Borges was a youth prospect at Saprissa before making his making his professional debut at the age of 18.
He had a very successful career winning five national championships with Saprissa. Borges later had stints at various clubs before joining Deportivo in 2015 initially on loan and then permanently. He played in the 2005 U-17 FIFA World Championships and was considered among the best players of the tournament. His youth team exploits earned him a senior team debut in 2008 after which he became a regular with the national team.
Borges has already earned a total of 85 caps for Costa Rica and found the back of the net 19 times. He had a successful run with the national team in 2014 FIFA World Cup reaching the quarter-finals.
Highlighted Team (Athletic Bilbao):
Athletic Club (mostly known as Athletic de Bilbao) is a Spanish football club from the Bask region which is playing currently in the Primera Division. The club from Bilbao is playing in the highest Spanish division since its founded in 1928 and is next to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for a longest period of time in the Primera Division. Athletic de Bilbao used to play until 2012 in the San Mames stadium (also known as La Catedral).
Since 2013 the club is playing in anew stadium. Athletic Bilbao is known for its rivalry with Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid was founded by Bask students in Madrid. The old relationship between both teams is visible in the red blue jerseys of both teams.
The second team Athletic de Bilbao is playing in the Segunda Division B in Spain. Athletic Bilbao won the Primera Division 8 times, the Copa del Rey 24 times, the Spanish super cup 2 times. Athletic de Bilbao didn’t won any prizes in Europe yet but managed to be the runner up in 1977 and 2012 in the UEFA cup.