Our football match prediction:
High-flying Eibar will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Atletico Madrid at their Estadio Municipal de Ipurua on Saturday evening. Los Armeros did well to come from behind and beat Las Palmas at the weekend, with the team extending their winning run in the national championship to three games. Jose Luis Mendillibar’s men are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but the game against the star-studded capital club will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over Getafe on Diego Costa’s return to the club, but the former Chelsea attacker was eventually sent off. As a result, he will miss the Eibar game through suspension and we predict that Fernando Torres is going to replace him in the starting XI. Seeing that los Armeros seem to be on top of their game at the moment, share of spoils appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B. David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight. David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team as well.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy. Los Rojblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.