Las Palmas – Espanyol : Preview & Prediction
Las Palmas and Espanyol face off in the Estadio de Gran Canaria in a match of the 16th round of the Primera Division. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 10-03-2017, ended the victory of Espanyol by (4-3).
Analysis of Las Palmas
The home team is currently in 20th place with 10 points earned after 3 wins, 1 draw and 11 defeats. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Betis for (1-0). In the last match, lost out to Alavés by (2-0). For the championship, the Las Palmas won 6 points in 21 possible, after 2 victories and 5 losses in the last 7 games that played in his stadium. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (3 in 7 matches). The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 1 highlights in the last 9 home games in all competitions: he scored 4 of his 8 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Las Palmas sees in this exhibition the opportunity to score their second successive victory as the main player in the Spanish Championship, and thus compensate for the poor performance that has been away from home, where he has not won for six matches, having lost five of them. In his last confrontation, the team missed a few passes and had more possession, but failed to convert that into good chances, being then defeated by Alavés. The numbers of the competition indicate that both sectors have been collaborating with the team’s lackluster campaign, since it has the worst attack, and also the most defensive defense, with an average of 2.26 goals conceded per game. As principal, the club owns the worst campaign, and in that condition still has the worst defense. The 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 should be the formation used in that duel, highlighting Viera in the offensive sector.
Analysis of Espanyol
The visiting team is currently in 16th place with 16 points, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Eibar by (3-1). In the last match, lost at home to Girona by (0-1). In the championship, Espanyol won 3 points in 21 chances, after 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 7 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 7 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he never got around to scoring in the 8 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Espanyol, as well as their opponents, has been performing poorly in this edition of the Spanish league, having accumulated four defeats in the last five rounds. The last of them took place inside the home, against Girona, in a balanced game, where prevailing the offensive force of the opponent, since the attack of the constituents was not efficient. This performance confirms what the team has been presenting throughout the competition, so much that it has the worst attack, next to the own Las Palmas. The club also leaves something to be desired in the exchange of passes, which has the fifth highest average error rate. Playing outside their domains, Espanyol owns the second worst campaign, and in that condition has the worst attack of all. The 4-4-2 has been the standard tactical scheme adopted by the coach, which should not have major problems among the initial eleven.
Las Palmas – Espanyol : Betting Tips
Las Palmas – Win Odds: 2.50
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70