Our football match prediction:
Real Sociedad welcome Sevilla at their Estadio Municipal de Anoeta in their first league game of the year. The Basques impressed in the first half of the season and they are sitting in fifth place in the La Liga standings ahead of Matchday 17. La Real aim to climb to the Champions League berth, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s football match against Sevilla. The Andalusians have been producing thrilling performances under Jorge Sampaoli so far this season and they are only three points behind star-studded Barcelona in the La Liga standings. Los Sevillanos are on the right track to book their place in the Champions League, but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s game against Real Sociedad. Anyhow, considering that the Basque team are tough to beat at home, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils on Matchday 17.
Highlighted Player (Xabi Prieto):
Xabi Prieto was born in San Sebastian and he plays for his home-town club Real Sociedad. He is a product of Real Sociedad’s youth school and there is every chance he will end his career at Anoeta. Xabi Prieto was born on 29 August, 1983 and he made his La Liga debut for La Real on 26 October, 2003 in a 1-0 win over Osasuna. He played probably the best match of his career against Real Madrid on 23 May, 2004 as he scored a brace for the Basques in a 4-1 win over los Blancos. Prieto impressed in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign as he scored nine goals for Real Sociedad in 35 league appearances for the club. He has five caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Xabi Prieto plays as a midfielder and he wears number 10 on his shirt. It is well known that Xabi is a penalty kick specialist.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is aSpanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Divison and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most succcesful club in the Europa League. The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.