Our football match prediction:
Estadio la Rosaleda will host Monday’s football game between Malaga and Eibar, who face each other on the opening day of the season. Los Boquerones impressed in the second half of the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign, but it has to be noted that key attacker Sandro Ramirez left the club in the summer transfer window. Several first-team regulars are no longer part of the Estadio la Rosaleda outfit and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts. Eibar, on the other hand, finished the last season in 10th place in the standings and the team’s main goal is to retain their spot in the top half of the table. Los Armeros recorded a routine 3-0 win over los Boquerones in their last meeting in La Liga, but we predict that the two teams are going to play out a high-scoring draw this time out.
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 (Eibar):
SD Eibar is a Spanish football club from the city Eibar and is currently playing in the Spanish Primera Division. The club was founded in 1940 as Eibar Futbol Club after a fusion between Deportivo Gallo and Union Deportivo Eibaressa. In the clubs history Eibar was always active in the lower divisions of Spain before promoting to the Primera Division in 2013/2014. Eibar host it’s home games in the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua in Eibar which holds the capacity of 5300. Eibar is currently one of the smallest teams in the Primera Division. The club colours of Eibar are blue and red. Eibar is also known as the Armaginak or the Armeros which literally means the Gunners. Eibar’s performance in the Primera Division so far is impressive. Eibar is known for playing attractive offensive football. Former Eibar players with an impressive career are: David Silva, Xabi Alonso, Manuel Almunia and Ricardo Varela.