Our football match prediction:
Malaga are on a three-game losing run ahead of the visit of Deportivo Alaves and, no doubt, they are hungry for a win. Los Boquerones have been slipping down the standings week by week, but their La Liga status is not yet in danger. Anyhow, the Andalusians need to grab something from Saturday’s football game against Deportivo Alaves and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the newcomers. The visitors have been producing fine performances on the road this season and it has to be noted that they defeated the likes of Barcelona and Villarreal away from home earlier this term. Taking everything into account, a close encounter appears on the cards and we would not be surprised if the two teams share the spoils on Matchday 27. When the two teams met in Vitoria in the reverse fixture they played out a 1-1 draw and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Juanpi):
Born in Caracas, Venezuela on 24 January, 1994, Juan Pablo Anor Acosta played for the likes of Loyola, Caracas and Malaga during his youth career. Juanpi is still part of Malaga and he plays for the La Liga outfit as an attacking midfielder and his side positions are right wing and central midfield. The Venezuelan footballer is well known for his speed and his brilliant technique. Juanpi made his La Liga debut on 29 August, 2014, coming as a substitute in the 75th minute of a 3-0 defeat at Valencia. The pacey footballer scored his first goal for Malaga on 6 January, 2015 in a Copa del Rey game against Levante. Juanpi represented Venezuela U17 team at the 2011 South American Championship and he made two appearances for Venezuela U20 team as well. On 14 November, 2014 Juanpi made his debut for the senior team, coming as a substitute in a 5-0 loss to Chile. The Venezuelan ace scored his first goal for the Venezuelan national team in a 2-2 draw with Argentina in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves are a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016. The colour of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.