Our football match prediction:
Granada and Espanyol face each other at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on the last day of the season. Los Granadinos dropped to the last place in the standings following a 2-1 loss to Osasuna and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans some cheer. The Andalusian outfit are on a seven-match losing run in the Spanish elite division and we predict that they will leave their hearts on the field in Friday’s football game in order to put an end to the negative trend. Los Periquitos, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Espanyol when they square off against Granada in their last game of the season and, taking everything into account, a lively contest appears on the horizon. Both teams are likely to go for a win in Friday’s clash and we would not be surprised if both teams find the net at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
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 (Espanyol):
Espanyol are a Catalan club that plays in Spanish La Liga. Espanyol were founded in 1900 and their original name was Sociedad Espanola de Football. In 1901 the Catalan club changed its name to Club Espanol de Futbol. Los Periquitos used to play in bright yellow shirts in the past, but current colour of the team’s home kit is blue and white. Espanyol’s fiercest rivals are Barcelona and the two teams face each other in the Catalan derby (Derbi barceloni). Espanyol have always been in Barca’s shadow, but it has to be noted that los Periquitos have won four Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup trophies). The likes of Raul Tamudo, Jose Maria, Antonio Argiles and Mauricio Pochettino are players with most appearances for the Catalan outfit. Espanyol play their home games at Estadio Cornella-El Prat and the capacity of the stadium is 40,500. Los Periquitos have never participated in the Champions League.