Our football match prediction:
Girona welcome Atletico Madrid at their Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in their first ever match in La Liga. The Catalan side aim to stay in the Spanish top flight as longer as possible, but, no doubt, they are on a very difficult quest. The club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window and new signing Cristian Stuani will be the man to watch in the home team in Saturday’s football match. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, are eager to regain the domestic trophy and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the newcomers on the opening day of the season. The club management did not make too many changes to the squad in the summer and there is every chance Antoine Griezmann will lead the line for the capital club against Girona. Atletico Madrid are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s clash and we believe that Diego Simeone’s men are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Stuani):
Christian Stuani is considered one of the best Uruguay attackers. Stuani was born on 12 October, 1986 and he began his senior career at Danubio. He impressed with the Uruguayan outfit, scoring 23 goals in 36 appearances for the club and, as a result, he became a target for a number of top European clubs. In 2008 he signed a contract with Reggina, but he failed to impress in 17 appearances for the Italian team. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Espanyol, Christian Stuani signed a permanent deal with the Catalan side in 2013. Stuani scored 12 goals in 37 league appearances for Espanyol in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign, but at the end of the season he moved to Middlesbrough for a reported €3 million fee. The 186-cm-tall striker made his Uruguay debut on 14 November, 2012 in a friendly win over Poland. Stuani also represented la Celeste at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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.