Our football match prediction:
After failing to impress in a 1-1 draw with Espanyol on the opening day of the season, Sevilla did well to beat Getafe 1-0 on the road on Matchday 2. The club chiefs added a number of top-class players to the squad in the summer transfer window and it is no surprise Sevilla are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s football match against Eibar. Los Sevillanos are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Eibar kicked off the new La Liga campaign with a 1-0 win at Malaga, but they failed to impress in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao (0-1) and they could be low on confidence in Saturday’s clash at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. In their last meeting in the Spanish top flight Sevilla recorded a 2-0 win over Eibar and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Banega):
Ever Banega is a classy midfielder well known for his precision passes and clinical ball-distribution skills. Having come through the youth ranks at Boca Juniors, Banega was earmarked for bigger responsibilities from a younger age. When Fernando Gago moved to Real Madrid in 2007, he became a first-team regular at Boca. In 2008, he made a big money move to Valencia for a fee of around €20 million. His stint at Valencia was marked with frustrating injuries amidst difficulties in settling in the starting XI. It was only when he moved to Sevilla in 2014 that his array of skills was in full display. Playing under Unai Emery who managed him at Valencia, Banega soon became the lynchpin for Sevilla. He was the cornerstone of their Europa League triumphs for the past two years. Banega’s pedigree in national colors is also unmatched having won an Olympic medal in 2008 and appearing in three Copa America tournaments.
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.