Saturday Las Palmas takes it for a home crowd against low kite Sporting Gijon. The hosts are the logical favorite, but the visitors crave points.

Las Palmas: The yellow shirts are ambitious

In terms of field game Las Palmas in 2016 belonged to one of the best teams in the Spanish Primera Division. Under Setien plays the island club with guts and puts it at times stunning football on the mat. Include former AC Milan striker Kevin-Prince Boateng did in the Canary Islands to get his career back on track. Las Palmas hoped this winter to add PSG striker Jese Rodriguez on loan to her selection, but the temporary transfer fell through. “Jese wanted to come, but we could not cough up his French salary,” said Chairman Ramirez. Las Palmas however radiates ambition, something Setien it can enchant. The coach announced to be open in the winter for contract renewal. That’s great news for anyone who cares about Las Palmas because Setien has really put on the map the yellow shirts.

With a provisional tenth experienced Las Palmas supporters carefree holidays, even though the team started the new year with a false start. In the eighth finals of the Copa del Rey Las Palmas went home crowd 0-2 against Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone. It marked the first home defeat since March last year, so of course the first home defeat of the season. Setien admittedly held seasonings as Tana, Boateng, Bigas and Livaja off the starting line, yet rare loss at home hurt: “We did not play badly, but could not despite our many possession are rarely dangerous. We wanted to, but we did not today. ” Such carelessness in the conclusion, however, is a recurring pattern, since only two of the last nine league matches Las Palmas scored more than once. Both Araujo as Livaja have scorer thief Willian José can not do yet forgotten.

Probable lineup Las Palmas

Varas; Bright, Bigas, David Garcia, Michel; Viera, Roque Mesa, Vicente; Boateng, Livaja, Tana

Sporting Gijon: The Asturiërs to fear for relegation

While Las Palmas could quietly enjoy the winter, because the fans were from Sporting Gijon billenknijpend to Christmas dinner. The Asturiërs amassed this season only twelve points and need fear degradation. Abelardo coach can still turn the tide?

Carmona midfielder still has confidence in a good outcome, “The winter break has done us. We have here a little time can stabbing in our families, and can charge the battery again. Saturday night we’re back with a positive feeling on the field. ” With four goals in his last four league appearances he’s the last weeks of the few bright spots in the Molinon. Sporting Gijon know usually do to score almost every game, but especially the back is an enormous Swiss cheese. The red-whites knew this season in sixteen matches only twice to keep a clean sheet – also switched to a five-man rearguard has put far no grist to the mill. Also this week Abelardo will have thought deeply about his defensive worries. Defender Amorebieta is in fact suspended, while the basket quarry workers Lillo, Mere and Lora are big question marks.

Probable lineup Sporting Gijon

Cuellar; Isma Lopez Lillo, Mere, Babin, Douglas; Moi Gomez, Sergio Alvarez, Rachid, Carmona; Cop

Our prediction:

Las Palmas to win

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