With the international break over, match day at La Liga resumes with the clash between Las Palmas and Real Madrid.
Los Blancos are quite confident of an away win after that emphatic 6 – 3 win over Girona in their last fixture. Also in the Champions League, Real Madrid have an important fixture to play against Juventus and will have to keep their mentality and gameplay strong.
Paco Jemez’s side is currently headed towards the Segunda Division as they have failed to secure a win their last seven fixtures. They have lost four games and played out three draws in their last seven games, and this fixture, being played out at the Estadio Gran Canaria, is going to be an uphill battle for the home side.
Las Palmas are in the 18th position in the league table with just 21 points.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, has won 4 out of their 5 last games with a defeat and now are confident of adding another win in this away fixture. They are currently in the third position of the league table with 60 points.
Las Palmas has been quite dominated by Madrid in their last head to head matches. Earlier this season Los Blancos thrashed Palmas with a score of 3 – 0 and will be the stronger side of this game as well.
Real Madrid has won 6 games in the last 9 head to head matches with 2 draws and a win for Las Palmas.
Paco Jemez’s team will be missing Pedro Bigas, Emmanuel Emenike, Gabriel Penabla, Dani Castellano, Jairo Samperio and Oghenekaro Etebo due to injuries the players faced.
They will hope to play out tough competition for the European heavyweights.
Zinedine Zidane’s side has no current injury to be concerned about ahead of this fixture.
Player to Watch
The Argentine forward leads the Las Palmas team in the tally of goals. He will surely be hoping to increase his numbers, and with an opponent like Real Madrid, things could get tough for him.
The forward has 7 goals and 2 assists in his 28 appearances for the club.
The Portuguese forward is in remarkable form with those four goals against Girona in the last fixture. In the International friendly Ronaldo also displayed a remarkable performance with the 2 goals against Egypt.
The striker is vying for the golden boot in the La Liga, he is currently only three goals behind Leo Messi and a game could change all that. Ronaldo has 22 goals in his 23 appearances.
Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid Lineup (Likely XI)
Las Palmas Lineup (4-4-2)
Real Madrid Lineup (4-3-3)
DEF: Carvajal (RB), Varane (RCB), Ramos (LCB), Marcelo (LB)
MID: Kroos (RM), Casemiro (CM), Modric (LM)
Las Palmas vs Real Madrid Prediction
Las Palmas face a difficult task with the game against Los Blancos and as the home side is in terrible form. Madrid are the favorites to win this fixture. We expect an exciting performance from both sides with goals from both teams.
Las Palmas – 1
Real Madrid – 3