Our football match prediction:
Girona are no longer considered one of main favourites to suffer relegation to Segunda Division. The Catalan giants have been playing above expectations in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of Matchday 14. The newcomers are undefeated in previous five league fixtures and they head into Monday’s football game against Deportivo Alaves following a 2-2 draw with Real Betis. Portu scored a brace in the draw with los Beticos, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Basque outfit, on the other hand, suffered five defeats in previous six league fixtures and it is no surprise they are stuck at the bottom of the La Liga standings. Over the years Girona have turned their Estadi Municipal de Montilivi into a real fortress and we predict the hosts will emerge triumphant in the closing game of day 14.
Highlighted Player (Gorka Iraizoz):
Gorka Iraizoz is a goalkeeper who plays for La Liga side Athletic Bilbao. Iraizoz was born in Pamplona on 6 March, 1981 and he is 191 cm tall. The Athletic Bilbao shoot-stopper started his senior career at Basconia, playing 20 matches for the club between 1999 and 2000. He played for La Liga side Espanyol in the past as well, but on 7 August, 2007 he signed for Athletic Bilbao. Iraizoz made a right decision when he joined the Basque outfit as he participated in the 2011/2012 Europa League final. However, he did not win the trophy with the Lions as Atletico Madrid rolled over Athletic Bilbao in the title game. He made it to the Copa del Rey final on three occasions with Athletic Bilbao, but he failed to win the Spanish Cup trophy with the Basque team. Gorka Iraizoz made six appearances for the Basque Country, but he has yet to make his Spain debut.
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.