Las Palmas VS Eibar Prediction
Saturday’s Spanish La Liga round will be wrapped up with a clash at the “Estadio Gran Canaria” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where UD Las Palmas is set to host to SD Eibar. We basically have match involving two midtable sides when on Saturday night hosts from Las Palmas are keen to close their winless form, while visitors from The Basque Country will be inspired by the remarkable comeback made against Villarreal last weekend. These results place both clubs respectively on the 10th and 8th positions after first 10 La Liga rounds, but distance between them is pretty slim – 2 points, 13 against 15 in Eibar’s favour.
Las Palmas vs Eibar – Team News and Match Preview
“Los Amarillos” were very close to accomplish something outstanding on Sunday night, 30 October, when Las Palmas were already losing 0-3 to Celta de Vigo after only 21 minutes. However, Quique Setién’s men have shown great character and they turned the game to 3-3, but they can surely regret they couldn’t achieve full comeback here. Las Palmas have found themselves in wonderful position as they were awarded with a penalty in 65th minute, when Celta’s defender Sergi Gómez has been sent-off, and score was 1-3. Jonathan Viera executed the penalty and he reduced Celta’s lead to 3-2, but only few minutes later Kevin-Prince Boateng scored third goal for Las Palmas. Unfortunately, last one in that game, so hosts obviously couldn’t take advantage from having 11 players on the pitch.
This was fourth draw in last 5 La Liga rounds for club from Las Palmas and also third successive at home. Their last defeat dates from mid September when Las Palmas achieved a narrow success over Málaga, which has been followed by the four draws and two defeats in next six matches. Most prestigious result from that winless streak is certainly the 2-2 draw vs Real Madrid when Sergio Araujo equalized in 85th minute.
Eibar enjoys its third La Liga season and we can say that club from small city in province of Gipuzkoa shows quite an improvement. José Luis Mendilibar has been appointed as Eibar’s head coach at the beginning of season 2015-16 and his first season there has been marked with a success, since Eibar saved its La Liga status and the team even finished 14th in the final standings. This season goes even better, so far, as we find Eibar on the 8th position after 10 games and they can boast with 15 points won after 4 wins, 3 draws and only 3 defeats. Really decent record for “Los Armeros” and we can say destiny was with them last round, when Eibar became the first side to win over Villarreal in the 2016-17 La Liga season. That happened in closing minutes of a game which took place at the “Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa” in Eibar, where “The Yellow Submarine” was heading to sixth La Liga sucess, but Iván Ramis and Pedro León were both goal scorers to form the final outcome – 2-1 for Eibar.
We wrote destiny found Eibar since their previous away game has ended in the same way as of Las Palmas last round – 3:3 draw, but with difference Eibar was the leading side and Espanyol found a way to steal a point. That happened in closing seconds of the game when hosts from Catalonia were losing 2-3 and they were down to 10 men. Well, Léo Baptistão’s late equalizer (92 min) came like a thunderbolt for José Luis Mendilibar’s side, but only a week later they got what they wanted against one of the best organized defenses in the league.
Las Palmas vs Eibar – Betting Prediction and Possible Lineups
Las Palmas is on a nine-game unbeaten run at home and they’re definitely eager to take the next step after three consecutive draws vs Real Madrid, Espanyol and Celta. Quique Setien will probably stick to the same formation used against Celta last round, even if central defender Aythami Artiles Oliva is close to return. Nevertheless, Las Palmas is expected to start with same centre-back duo built by David García and Pedro Bigas, while the only rotation, if there is any, should be on top of the attack where Marko Livaja may replace Sergio Araujo.
Eibar flies to The Canary Islands with full strength and José Luis Mendilibar shouldn’t have any reason to rotate either players or formation, not after that glorious comeback vs Villarreal last Sunday.
Truly, Eibar are doing better at home but we should remind you they’ve won a point from Espanyol and Real Madrid, as well as winning their visit to Granada. Definitely not a team that should be underestimated.
Final conclusion and Betting Prediction
Round 11 in Spanish La Liga meets two of the sides that often score, but they also often concede. In fact Eibar is one of the teams that have scored at least one goal in every round and this hints they won’t hesitate to try scoring against Las Palmas as well. At the same time they have conceded a goal in 8 matches and in every their outing, so Las Palmas on their turn will try to benefit from that.
“Yellows” from Las Palmas have scored in 9 La Liga games this season and have also conceded in 8, making them one of the attacking minded teams and they really are only behind the “big three” (Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid) by number of goals scored – 20 goals, while for comparison 3rd placed Sevilla and 5th placed Villarreal have respectively 18 and 17 goals scored.
Our betting prediction is deeply influenced by the scoring form of both sides and we expect another match where Las Palmas and Eibar will score – “Both teams to score – Yes“.
Venue: “Estadio de Gran Canaria”, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
Possible starting lineups of Las Palmas and Eibar
UD Las Palmas: Raúl Lizoain – Michel, David García, Pedro Bigas, Dani Castellano – Jonathan Viera, Vicente Gómez, Roque Mesa – Kevin-Prince Boateng, Tana, Marko Livaja. (4-3-3)
SD Eibar: Asier Riesgo – Ander Capa, Ivan Ramis, Florian Lejeune, Antonio Luna – Pedro Leon, Fran Rico, Dani Garcia, Takashi Inui – Kike, Sergi Enrich. (4-4-2)