Our match prediction:
On Sunday evening the 17th of January 2016 Sporting Gijon will have to travel towards the Santiago Bernabeu stadium for the confrontation with Real Madrid. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane made his debut and managed to beat Deportivo la Coruna 5-0 easily. The Real Madrid players showed to be willing to sacrifice themselves for the team. Gareth Bale showed his class again by scoring 3 goals. Real Madrid is currently placed 3th on the table having 4 points less than leader and city rival Atletico Madrid. Sporting Gijon on the other hand is placed 18th with only 15 points and is in the danger zone to be relegated to the Segunda Division. In the first game of this season Sporting Gijon managed to keep Real Madrid on a 0-0 draw at home. We predict Real Madrid to easily walk over Sporting Gijon and win with 4-0. Zinedine Zidane will be motivated to show his manager qualities for the fans and keep the pressure on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Highligted Player (Gareth Bale):
Gareth Bale is a Welsh footballer who plays for Real Madrid as a winger. “Bailo” was born in Cardiff on 16 July, 1989 and, as expected, he played for his home-town club Cardiff Civil Service at the start of his youth career. He moved to Southampton’s football academy in 1999 and he made a great progress during his spell with the Saints. Bale made 40 league appearances for the first team and it has to be noted that he played as a full back at the start of his senior career. In 2007 he signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur and he was producing thrilling performances with the White Hart Lane outfit from 2007 to 2013. Real Madrid chiefs did well to sign him on 1 September, 2013 for a fee of €91 million. The Welsh winger won two Champions League trophies with los Blancos (2013/2014, 2015/2016) and, speaking of his international career, he made it to the European Championship finals with Wales. The Welsh ace scored three goals at the showpiece tournament in France as the Dragons reached the semi-final.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).