Our football match prediction:
High-flying Valencia will be aiming to extend their winning run in La Liga to seven games when they welcome Leganes at their Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday afternoon. Los Che have been impressive in front of goal of late and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match against Leganes. Valencia coach Marcelino is obviously the right man for the job and his men totally deserve to sit in second place in the La Liga standings. The capital club, on the other hand, have been in a fine form in the first half of the season as well, but they suffered a 2-1 loss to Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in their last league fixture. Valencia are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home in the Spanish top flight and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
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 (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success. Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby. The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.