Our football match prediction:
Granada and Real Betis take on each other at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in the Andalusian derby. El Grana are desperate to secure yet another top flight survival and the fact that they defeated Las Palmas in their last home fixture is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Real Betis. Lucas Alcaraz’s men are desperate to escape the relegation zone and we predict that they will fight tooth and nail in Friday’s football match against los Beticos. Victor Sanchez’s troops played out a goalless draw with Valencia at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they missed a number of clear-cut chances to break the deadlock. Real Betis managed to keep three clean sheets in previous five league fixtures and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Friday’s clash against the fellow Andalusian outfit. Taking everything into account, under 2.5 goals bet should be considered.
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 (Real Betis):
Real Betis Balompie,better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colours of the club from Andalucia are green and white. Real Betis is known for it’s rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.The club from Sevilla had it’s biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.