Our match prediction:
High-flying Barcelona will be looking to extend their winning run in La Liga to eight matches when they take on relegation-threatened Las Palmas at Estadio de Gran Canaria. Luis Enrique’s men have been scoring goals for fun of late and they will be looking to build on a 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon. Los Amarillos, on the other hand produced a fine display against Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan at the weekend, but they eventually suffered a 2-0 loss to Unai Emery’s troops. The newcomers are tough to beat at home ground, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s game against Barca. The Catalan giants look unstoppable at the moment and despite the fact that they face Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, we predict that the league leaders will record a routine win over Las Palmas, who sit in the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 25.
Highligted Player (Iniesta):
Andres Iniesta is a Spanish footballer player who was born in Fuentealbilla on 11 May, 1984. He started his youth career at Albacete and in 1996 he joined Barcelona’s youth academy – La Masia. He was making progress week by week and he made his debut for the first team in 2002. In 2015 he clinched his fourth Champions League trophy with Barca and it has to be noted that he won eight league titles with the Catalan giants. Andres Iniesta is well known for his brilliant ball control and he often looks unstoppable when facing opposition defenders. The Barcelona ace is a complete footballer and he helped Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup, scoring the winner in the title game against Netherlands. Iniesta won two European Championship trophies with la Furia Roja (2008, 2012) as well. In 2011 he invested €420,000 in Albacete and he helped the club avoid administrative relegation in 2013 by loaning them a further €240,000. Speaking of his individual honours, Iniesta was named the 2010 FIFA World Cup final man of the match.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona are a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past. The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957. Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.