Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes will host Sunday’s La Liga game between Granada and Levante, the two bottom-table sides. Granada are only one point clear of relegation zone, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Raul Torrente suffered an injury in a 4-2 loss to Sevilla, with German Sanchez likely to step up. The likes of Rochina, Neva, Montoro, Gonalons, and Arias should miss out with injuries as well.
Los Levantinos, on the other hand, were on the verge of holding Barcelona to a draw, but Luuk de Jong eventually scored a late winner for Xavi’s troops. Alessio Lisci’s troops are eager to keep their survival hopes alive, but given their shaky defence, we are tempted to put our money on los Granadinos. All Marti, Mustafi, Caceres, de Frutos, and Clerc have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the away side.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Gonalons):
The 27-year-old France international defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons has been with Lyon since the tender age of 10, climbing through the club’s rank all the way to the first-team regular and club captain. Gonalons made his competitive debut for Lyon in 2009 against Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League playoof round when he came on for Jeremy Toulalan.
During the seven seasons with Lyon’s first-team, Maxime Gonalons established himself as the mainstay completing the total of 212 Ligue 1 appearances. Reliable midfielder has been a major impact in Lyon’s Champions League challenges as well, taking part in all of his club’s five appearances in Europe’s elite competition last year.
Playing in the holding role at Lyon, Maxime Gonalons’ influence is pivotal as the French international adds much needed steel to the midfield allowing his more creative teammates the freedom and carelessness upfront. His locker room impact is equally crucial as the 27-year-old midfielder is an imposing figure both on and off the pitch.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red.
The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.