Our football match prediction:
High-flying Valencia will be aiming to extend their winning run in La Liga to three games when they host Athletic Club at their Estadio de Mestalla on Sunday evening. Los Che crushed Malaga 5-0 in their last home game in La Liga and, to make things even better for the fans, they defeated Real Sociedad in San Sebastian at the weekend. Former Villarreal coach Marcelino is doing a great job with Valencia and they totally deserve to sit in top four in La Liga standings ahead of the visit of Athletic Club. The Lions dropped two points in a 3-3 draw with ten-man Malaga at the weekend and it has to be noted that Jose Angel Ziganda’s men are on a four-game winless run in all competitions at the moment. Over the years Valencia have turned their Estadio de Mestalla into a real fortress and, taking everything into account, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Murillo):
Jeison Murillo is a 24-year-old Colombian defender who plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The centre back started in the youth teams of Deportivo Cali but made his senior professional bow with Udinese and Granada, as part of the partnership agreement between the clubs. He moved on a permanent basis to Granada in 2011 but spent most of his time on loans at fellow Spanish league clubs Cadiz and Las Palmas. His talent was there for everyone to see and soon he would end up moving to Inter Milan in 2015. Murillo made his international debut for Colombia in 2014. He was also a member of the 2015 Copa America squad and scored his solitary goal in national colors against Brazil. He would go on to win the “Best Young Player” of the tournament. Murillo is a hard-tackling no-nonsense centre back and is regarded as a ball-playing defender, which is almost a rarity in world football.
Highlighted Team (Athletic Bilbao):
Athletic Club (mostly known as Athletic de Bilbao) is a Spanish football club from the Bask region which is playing currently in the Primera Division. The club from Bilbao is playing in the highest Spanish division since its founded in 1928 and is next to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for a longest period of time in the Primera Division. Athletic de Bilbao used to play until 2012 in the San Mames stadium (also known as La Catedral). Since 2013 the club is playing in anew stadium. Athletic Bilbao is known for it’s rilvalry with Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid was founded by Bask students in Madrid. The old relationship between both teams is visible in the red blue jerseys of both teams.The second team Athletic de Bilbao is playing in the Segunda Division B in Spain. Athletic Bilbao won the Primera Division 8 times, the Copa del Rey 24 times, the Spanish super cup 2 times. Athletic de Bilbao didn’t won any prizes in Europe yet but managed to be the runner up in 1977 and 2012 in the UEFA cup.