Our football match prediction:
Valencia were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign and, as a result, they finished the season in 12th place in the standings. Los Che aim to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign and, no doubt, they are desperate to book their place in European competitions this time out. New coach Marcelino has a number of high-profile players to choose from and his men were producing fine performances in pre-season. Valencia kick off the new La Liga season with a match against Las Palmas and seeing that los Che suffered a 4-2 loss to los Amarillos in their last meeting at Estadio de Mestalla, a high-scoring affair appears on the cards. Sevilla star Vitolo joined Las Palmas earlier this summer and the Spain international will be the man to watch in the away team. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Friday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Nani):
Nani is a product of Sporting CP’s famous youth academy. The pacey winger played 58 games for the capital club in Primeira Liga, scoring nine goals and in 2007 he joined Premier League side Manchester United. He signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit for a fee of €25.5 million. He joined his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd and it has to be noted that Nani he spent eight seasons at the club. In 2014 he returned to Sporting (loan) and at the end of the 2014/2015 Primeira Liga campaign he moved to Turkish side Fenerbahce. In 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Valencia for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, Nani did remarkably well to win the 2016 European Championship trophy with Portugal and it has to be noted that he started against France in the title game. The Portuguese winger won the 2007/2008 Champions League trophy with Manchester United.
Highlighted Team (Las Palmas):
Las Palmas are a Spanish football club based in the Canary Islands. The club was founded on 22 August, 1949. Los Amarillos play in Spanish La Liga and the team’s home ground is Estadio Gran Canaria. The stadium was opened in 2003 and it’s current capacity is 32,150. Miguel Angel Ramirez is the club’s chairman and the club’s main rivals are Tenerife. Las Palmas impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, with the team finishing the season in 11th place in the standings. However, it has to be noted that los Amarillos finished the 1968/1969 Primera Division campaign in second place in the table, 11 points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid. Speaking of Copa del Rey, Las Palmas made it to the final of the Spanish Cup in 1978. Las Palmas eliminated Sporting Gijon in the semis (5-3), but Barcelona outplayed los Amarillos in the title game (3-1).