Our football match prediction:
Levante take on Villarreal on their return to the Spanish elite division. Los Levantinos aim to keep their La Liga status, but given the quality of Juan Muniz’s squad, the newcomers will have a big fish to fry in the 2017/2018 season. Roger Marti, who scored 22 goals in the Spanish second tier last season, will be the man to watch in the home team in Monday’s football game against Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine finished the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign in fifth place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League group stages. Summer signings Enes Unal, Semedo and Fornals are expected to help Villarreal improve their game and Fran Escriba’s men are definitely capable of securing a top-four finish this time out. Experienced attacker Roberto Soldado joined Fenerbahce earlier this summer and, in his absence, Cedric Bakambu is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors against Levante.
Highligted Player (Raul Fernandez):
Born in Bilbao, Spain on March 13, 1988 Raul Fernandez is a 196-cm-tall goalkeeper who plays for La Liga side Levante. Fernandez played for the youth team of his home-town club Athletic Bilbao from 1998 to 2006 and he began his senior career at fellow Basque outfit Basconia. After making 29 appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 season Raul Fernandez returned to Athletic Bilbao in 2007 and it has to be noted that he played 19 games for the reserve team. After spending the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 seasons on loan at Conquense and Granada respectively the Spanish shoot-stopper started playing for Athletic Bilbao at senior level, but he made only five appearances for the Lions in La Liga. In 2013 Raul Fernandez was loaned to Numancia and after ending his loan spell with los Rojillos he moved to Raving Santander. Nowadays the Basque footballer is a part of La Liga team Levante and you should know that he managed to keep 17 clean sheets in 33 appearances for los Levantinos in the 2016/2017 Segunda Division campaign.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Vilarreal managed to reach the Primera Divison for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club couldnt manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Divison. In the last couple of years Villarreal deveped itself to a stable club in the Primera Divsiion. This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3th on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.