Our football match prediction:
High-flying Barcelona will be looking to extend their winning run in La Liga to six games when they square off against Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Municipal de Riazor. The Catalan giants have found their best form of late and duo Luis Suarez – Leo Messi looks unstoppable at the moment. Luis Enrique’s troops are eager to retain top position in the La Liga standings and we predict that they will stick to their attacking style of play on Matchday 27. Deportivo are eager to avoid relegation to Segunda Division, but seeing that they often struggle in matches against top-table sides, we are not tempted to put our money on the relegation-threatened team. The title holders, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks and they are likely to roll over Deportivo at Estadio Municipal de Riazor in Sunday's football game. You should have in mind that the Catalans scored eight goals in their last meeting with the Galicians in La Coruna.
Highlighted Player (Oriol Riera):
Oriol Riera is a professional football player who began his youth career at Osona. The striker, who was born on 3 July, 1986, played for the likes of Vic, Espanyol and Barcelona during his youth career. He scored 12 goals in 36 league appearances for Barca C and he played 31 matches, scoring four goals for Barca B. On 5 July, 2013 Riera signed a three-year-deal with Osasuna and he made his Primera Division debut on 18 August, coming from the bench in a 2-1 loss to Granada. He scored 13 goals for Osasuna in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but on 28 June, 2014 he joined Wigan Athletic following Osasuna’s relegation to Segunda Division. After making 13 league appearances for the Latics, the Spanish attacker was sent on loan to Deportivo La Coruna and on 30 June, 2015 he signed a permanent deal with the Galician outfit. Orio Riera played one match for Catalonia, scoring the last goal in a 4-1 victory over Cape Verde.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona are a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past. The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957. Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.