Our football match prediction:
Deportivo La Coruna owners did well to sign the likes of Bakkali (loan), Carles Gil, Fede Valverde, Gerard Valentin, Adrian Lopez, Schar and Guilherme in the summer transfer window and, no doubt, they have big ambitions for the upcoming season. The Galician side were more than fortunate to secure the top flight survival in the last season finale and they aim to record a much better result in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign. However, they are considered big underdogs in Sunday’s football match against Real Madrid and, no doubt, they would be more than happy with one point from their opener. Los Blancos proved their worth in a 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou at the weekend and seeing that Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the starting line-up, we predict that the title holders will pick up all three points from the game. Zinedine Zidane’s troops did well to win the European Super Cup earlier this term and they are likely to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Sunday evening.
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 (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).