Our football match prediction:
Granada failed to spoil Athletic Bilbao’s party at Estadio San Mames at the weekend. Los Granadinos suffered a 3-1 loss to Ernesto Valverde’s troops on Matchday 24 and, as a result, they still sit in the relegation zone in the La Liga standings. The Andalusian outfit are desperate to grab something from Wednesday’s football match against Deportivo Alaves and seeing that the club chiefs reinforce the squad in the January transfer window, we would not be surprised if the hosts return to winning ways in the national championship. Alaves came from behind to beat Valencia in their last league fixture and, no doubt, they have been playing above expectations in the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign. However, given the importance of the match for the relegation strugglers, we predict that they will emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s clash at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. You should have in mind that Granada hammered Real Betis (4-1) in their last home fixture.
Highlighted Player (Javi Marquez):
Javi Marquez is a professional football player who was born in Barcelona on 11 May, 1986. The Spanish midfielder started his youth career at his home-town club Espanyol and he continued playing for los Periquitos at senior level. He made his La Liga debut on 19 September, 2009 in a 3-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna. Three months later Marquez scored his first goal for Espanyol in the Spanish top flight as he found the net for the Catalan outfit in a 2-0 victory over Almeria. In March 2010 Javi Marquez broke his leg, but he recovered in time for the start of the 2010/2011 La Liga campaign. After playing 53 games for Espanyol, the midfielder joined Mallorca in 2010, but he made no more than 25 appearances for the club. After ending his loan spell with Elche, he joined Granada in the summer of 2014 and he has been playing for the Andalusian side ever since. Javi Marquez has a contract with Granada which expires in June, 2017.
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.