Espanyol vs Las Palmas

Posted on 19 Dec 2015 07:16 CET | Tip viewed: 136 times

Bookmaker: Pinnacle | Tipster: Trix83 (Poland)

Match date: 19 Dec 2015 | Sport: Football | Competition: Spanish Football

Odds: 2.07 | Stake: 6/10 | Pick: 1 | Match result: 1-0 - Won

After 15 rounds in Spanish Primera Espanyol occupies 12th position at the table with 17 points. They are coming to this match after victory over Levante in 2nd leg of 1/16 finals in Cup 2:1 at home and managed to reach 1/8 finals, while in previous four games were without victory. So far they achieved five victories, got 2 draws and suffered 8 defeats and now must go for a victory in order to avoid dropping their position. Espanyol is playing in variable form in this campaign and they must try to find consistency in their play, so far they scored only 15 goals and concede 26 and they must improve all parts of their team. Previous campaign Espanyol ended at 10th position and they would be satisfied to repeat that result, but to achieve that result they must try to find their form, in last seven rounds of Spanish Primera they celebrated only once over Malaga at home 2:0. Espanyol seems very unconvincing and they now must go for a victory and try to exploit advantage of home field to earn all three points and boost their morale for some next matches. As for absent players, defender Anaitz Arbilla and attacking midfielder Hernan Perez are in doubt due to a minor injuries.

Las Palmas on the other hand are in relegation zone with only 13 points from 15 rounds. After they won promotion in previous season now they are struggling to find their form and it will be very hard to keep their Primera status for the next season. In previous match they got a draw in 2nd leg of the Cup 1/16 finals against Real Sociedad and they managed to progress further into 1/8 finals since in first leg they celebrated at home 2:1. In last round of Primera they achieved narrow victory over Betis and now will for sure try to continue with good results in order to get out from relegation zone, but it won't be easy at all, they must show much more than so far to defeat Espanyol in this match away from home, especially because they are still without victory on the road. So far they achieved three victories and all were at home, got four draws and suffered 8 defeats. Las Palmas must improve their performances, otherwise they won't be able to avoid relegation and now must try to earn all three points here at all costs. Defenders Angel, Pedro Bigas, Antoin Alcaraz, midfielders Javi Castellano and Mubarak Wakaso will stay out of action for this match due to injuries while defender David Garcia is in doubt due to a slight injury.

Espanyol is favorite here, they must go for a victory in order to avoid dropping their position, they are not in best shape but must try to take all three points in front of their fans, while Las Palmas is struggling to find their shape and it will be very hard for them to keep their Primera status for the next season, I expect that hosts will achieve their 6th victory in this season here.

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