Our football match prediction:
Estadio Municipal de Ipurua will host Sunday’s football game between Eibar and Deportivo Alaves. Los Armeros aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Basque derby and, no doubt, the hosts will leave their hearts on the field against the newcomers. Eibar are just two points behind the Europa League places, meaning that Sunday’s clash is of big importance for the hosts. Alaves played out a 1-1 draw with Las Palmas in front of home fans in their last league match and they are on the right track to secure the elite division survival. However, the season is long and Mauricio Pellegrino’s men need to take every single match very seriously if they are to avoid relegation to the Spanish second tier. Anyhow, considering that Eibar are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Dani Garcia):
After spending his youth career at Real Sociedad, Dani Garcia made his senior debut for Alicante B. He made 29 appearances for the first team as well and in 2011 the Spanish midfielder joined Getafe B. Despite being a Real Sociedad player between 2012 and 2014 he spent two years at Eibar on loan, scoring one goal in 79 appearances for the club. Dani Garcia made his debut in La Liga on 24 August, 2014 in a 1-0 win over his boyhood club Real Sociedad. On 26 June, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with Eibar, which expires in June, 2018. In July, 2015 his market value was €4 million. Dani Garcia has yet to play for the Spain national team, but he made his debut for the Basque Country. The Eibar footballer plays as a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Dani Garcia was born in Zumarraga, Spain on 24 May, 1990.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves are a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016. The colour of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.