Our football match prediction:
As expected, Valencia failed to spoil Atletico Madrid’s party in Sunday’s football match at Estadio Vicente Calderon. Los Che were totally outplayed by los Rojiblancos, but it is well known that their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired. Valencia will not have a better chance than this to start a new winning run in La Liga as they host Sporting Gijon at their Estadio de Mestalla on Matchday 27. Voro’s team are eyeing their fourth consecutive win on home soil and seeing that they defeated the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid in February, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s game. Sporting Gijon suffered a heartbreaking loss to Deportivo La Coruna in the relegation six-pointer and it is more than obvious that they have slim chances of securing the La Liga survival. Valencia have been in a fine form in 2017 and they are likely to record a routine win over the relegation-threatened team.
Highlighted Player (Diego Alves):
Diego Alves is a 30-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia but is still finding his feet in national colors. The goalkeeper began his career at Atletico Mineiro but spent most of his career in Spain. He joined Almeira in 2007 and made more 123 appearances for the club. Having established himself as a solid presence between the sticks, Alves then moved to Valencia in 2011. Alves is already a regular at Valencia having made 112 appearances for the club. He was part of the Brazilian squad that won the Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. His international senior debut was in 2011 and also represented Brazil at the Copa America Centenario. Alves has made his name as an expert penalty stopper and became the goalkeeper with most penalty saves in Spanish top flight after a successful effort against Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015. He has represented Brazil eight times.
Highlighted Team (Sporting Gijon):
Sporting Gijon are a Spanish football club that competes in La Liga. Sporting Gijon’s home ground is El Molinon, the stadium that was built in 1908. El Molinon is the oldest football field in Spain and the capacity of the stadium is 30,000. Sporting Gijon’s home kit is red and white and the club’s main rivals are Real Oviedo. The two teams take on each other in the Asturian derby. Sporting Gijon did remarkably well to finish the 1978/1979 La Liga campaign in second position in the standings and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Los Rojiblancos were runners-up in Spanish Copa del Rey in 1981 and 1982, but they have yet to win the Spanish Cup. The club was founded in 1905 and the club’s original name was Sporting Gijones. Sporting Gijon participated in the UEFA Cup on six occasions, but they did not record a good result in the European competition.