Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Estadio de Gran Canaria pits together Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid. Los Amarillos suffered a 1-0 loss to Valencia at Estadio de Mestalla in the opening match of the season, but it has to be noted that important midfielder Alen Halilovic was sent off in the 33rd minute of the match. The Croatian rising star missed the Atletico Madrid game through suspension and seeing that Las Palmas failed to impress in their opener, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with newcomers Girona at the weekend and, no doubt, they are eager to record their first win of the season against Las Palmas. However, key striker Antoine Griezmann is banned and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to play out a low-scoring draw at Estadio de Gran Canaria.
Highligted Player (David Garcia):
David Garcia is a Spanish player who started his youth career at Maspalomas. After making 65 appearances for Vecindario in lower leagues, he joined Las Palmas in 2003. David Garcia is a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a right back if needed. He was born on 25 February, 1982 and it is more than obvious that he dedicated his football career to Las Palmas. Garcia made his professional debut in September, 2013 in a 2-1 victory at Elche. However, he made no more than seven league appearances for Las Palmas in the 2003/2004 season. David Garcia, though, quickly established himself as a first-team regular and it has to be noted that he played 394 league games for los Amarillos until the 2016/2017 season. He made 37 appearances for Las Palmas in the 2014/2015 Segunda Division campaign, helping the team secure promotion to the Spanish top flight, but he played no more than 19 games for the club in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign. His contract with Las Palmas expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy. Los Rojblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.