Las Palmas vs Espanyol: Preview and Prediction
Las Palmas vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 14th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Gran Canaria.
It is nothing less than brilliant if you look at the way how Las Palmas have started their La Liga campaign. After 7 match weeks, they are 7th in the standings with a 4 point gap from the league leaders. This might change as we reach the later stages of the season or they could be even fighting for a spot in European Football next season. For the moment they are drawing plaudits with their entertaining football based on attacking philosophy.
Espanyol are side that continue to struggle in La Liga since over a decade now. The management decided to shake things up by bringing the influential Quique Flores to the managerial hot seat. They have also done some pretty good business in the transfer market by bringing in the likes of Diego Reyes and Pablo Piatti on loan. But the performances on the field hasn’t changed as they have won just once from their 7 league matches this season. They are currently 17th in the league table and ever close to the relegation zone. The pressure is high on Flores to deliver a positive result when his take on Las Palmas on Friday’s Spanish La Liga clash.
Las Palmas vs Espanyol: Head-to-Head Stats
Las Palmas thrashed Espanyol by a 4-0 when the teams met at the Gran Canaria for the corresponding fixture of previous season. While Espanyol won by a 1-0 margin in the reverse fixture at their home ground.
Las Palmas are on a three matching winning run at home against Espanyol at home. However, the two fixtures prior to last season has to be dated back to calendar year 2001. Espanyol haven’t scored in those three visits to Gran Canaria.
There are no draws in the last six meetings between these two sides, with both winning their 3 home fixtures.
Las Palmas vs Espanyol: Prediction
It is clearly evident from the head-to-head analysis that the home side usually have the advantage in clashes between these two sides. Also Las Palmas are unbeaten in the three home matches so far this season with 2 wins and a draw. The draw is a priceless result as it has come against a strong Real Madrid side. There are no other stats that suggests Espanyol could trouble the hosts on Friday. So Las Palmas to win is the best pick for this match and the odds is 2.15 is a pretty good offer.
Las Palmas vs Espanyol: Betting Tips
- Las Palmas to win at 2.15
- Over 0.5 goals in First Half at 1.40.