Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Granada and Valencia face each other at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in what is expected a very exciting game. Granada quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Eibar, with the team beating Alaves 2-0 on the road, with the team moving closer to the Europa League berth. The Andalusians are eager to represent Spain in European competitions next season, and, no doubt, they will fight tooth and nail against los Che on Matchday 34.
New Valencia boss Voro did not help the team get back on course in midweek as his men suffered a 2-0 loss to Athletic Club. Los Che are on a three-game losing run in the Spanish top flight ahead of the trip to Andalusia, and given the importance of Saturday’s game for the hosts, we predict that Voro’s troops will return home empty-handed. Former Valencia attacker, who found the net in the 2-0 win over Alaves, is likely to lead the line for the hosts. Granada defender German Sanchez returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soldado):
Roberto Soldado is regarded as one of the most famous footballers in the history of Villarreal. The meaning of his surname in Spanish is “the warrior” and it has to be noted that he began his football career at Real Madrid, playing from the B team between 2002 and 2006. The pacey attacker made 16 appearances and scored two goals for the first team, but he was producing the best performances of his career during his three-year spell at Valencia.
Soldado scored 59 goals in 101 appearances for los Che, but in 2013 he signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £26 million. The Spanish attacker, who was born on 27 May, 1985 in Valencia, scored for the Spurs on his debut in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but he netted the goal from the penalty spot.
Soldado failed to impress in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign with Tottenham and, as a result, he was sold to Villarreal on 14 August, 2015. Speaking of his international career, the Villarreal attacker made his Spain debut in June, 2007 against Latvia.
Highlighted Team (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.