Our football match prediction:
Following three consecutive defeats to the likes of Barcelona, Celta Vigo and Villarreal Eibar shared the spoils with Deportivo La Coruna in their penultimate league fixture. Los Armeros failed to spoil Real Madrid’s party at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu at the weekend, but Sunday’s football game against Levante could be the turning point for the hosts. Eibar failed to score in previous four matches in the Spanish top flight and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to their goalless run. Levante have been struggling in the national championship of late as well and they are on a four-match winless run ahead of the trip to Eibar. A close encounter appears on the horizon, but seeing that los Armeros are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s clash against los Levantinos.
Highligted Player (Fran Rico):
Fran Rico is a right-footed midfielder who plays for Granada in Spanish Primera Division. Fran Rico used to play for Portonovo and Pontevedra during his youth career and he made his senior debut for Pontavedra on 18 December, 2005 against San Isidro in Spanish Segunda Division B. Real Madrid scouts spotted him during the 2007/2008 season and he joined the Spanish giants in the 2008 summer transfer window. However, he did not play for the first team, but for Real Madrid B in Segunda Division. He made 52 appearances for the reserve team of Real Madrid, scoring 11 goals in the process. It has to be noted that he was out of contention for three months due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Fran Rico signed for Granada on 5 August, 2011 and on 25 September he scored his first ever goal in Primera Division. He found the net in a 1-1 draw with Osasuna after coming as a substitute at half-time. The experienced midfielder who was born on 3 August, 1987 in Portonovo scored two goals in 15 appearances for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colours of Levante are blue and red. The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.