Our football match prediction:
RCDE Stadium will host Friday’s football game between Espanyol and Levante. Espanyol aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Real Madrid and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home in the national championship. The Catalan side are eager to escape the danger zone in the La Liga standings and they are seen as hot favourites to win the opening game of day 8 against the out-of-form Levantinos. The newcomers head into the match following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Real Betis and Deportivo Alaves and they are certainly low on confidence ahead of the trip to Barcelona. It is well known that los Periquitos are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that Quique Sanchez Flores’ men will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Diego Lopez):
Diego Lopez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Milan in the Serie A. Lopez was born in Paradela on 3 November, 1981 and he played for Lugo during his youth career. He made two appearances for Lugo at senior level as well, but in 2000 he joined Real Madrid. The 196-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for both Real Madrid C and Real Madrid B and he made just two appearances for the first team during his first spell at Real Madrid. After spending five seasons at Villarreal (2007-2012) the Spanish goalkeeper played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign, but he made no more than eight league appearances for los Sevillanos. He returned to Real Madrid on January, 2013 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular, replacing Iker Casillas in the starting XI. However, Real Madrid fans wanted to see Iker between the posts and, as a result, Diego Lopez was forced to join Milan in 2014. Lopez has only one cap for Spain national team.
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.