In the 22nd round of the Spanish La Liga, Las Palmas hosts Real Madrid. Both teams are pursuing different goals and both are determined to take points in this meeting. Las Palmas is currently located at the upper part of the table and has certain ambitions of getting into European competitions. Real Madrid continues to pursue the unexpected leader of the table - Girona - and in case of victory will return to the first line again. The game will kick off at 16:15 pm local time, on Saturday, 27 January.
Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid Preview
Las Palmas Preview
Las Palmas has been running an impressive campaign this season and is on the 8th line by the 22nd round. After a small pre-New Year drawdown, the islanders started the new calendar year well, giving Barcelona a fight and winning two confident victories over Rayo and Villareal. Las Palmas in its current position can dream of European competitions, since the gap from the 6th Sociedad is only 4 points. Time will tell, of course, but in the meeting with Real Madrid, Pimienta's team will have to fight without three key players - Araujo is disqualified, and Mfulu and Coco left for the African Cup. In any case, the islanders look good at home, and, importantly, have a much easier schedule, which will allow Pimiente to approach the meeting fully armed.
Real Madrid Preview
After the crazy and scandalous match with Almeria, Ancelotti needs to solve the unexpected problem of a huge number of goals conceded - in the last four matches, one of the best defences in Europe has conceded as many as 10 goals. Ancelotti himself admitted that he prefers to forget the first half with Almeria (0-2), but in any case it is quite a wake-up call. The constant rotation of goalkeepers and, as a result, the not too confident game of both, the heaviest schedule (two 120-minute derbies and a classico) and the still extensive injury list cause concern to Madrid fans. Moreover, due to the suspension, the main star of this season, Jude Bellingham, will not play in the upcoming match. In these circumstances, Real Madrid will have to show whether the chaotic match with Almeria was an accident or a natural result of the brewing gaming crisis.
Betting Tips for Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid
Both Teams to Score
Even without their best player Bellingham, Madrid has plenty of potential goalscorers. At the same time, Las Palmas has been shifting from defence into attack quite well this season, which has already caused problems for Barcelona and Atletico. Given the recent performances of Real Madrid's defence and not the most stable goalkeeping game, the islanders will certainly have chances, so an exchange of goals in this game is among the most popular Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid predictions. Bookmakers rate this choice at odds of 1.85.
Corners Total Real Madrid Over 6
An interesting choice, given the style of play of Real Madrid and Pimiente's strategy, who does not mind giving the ball to the opponent and waiting for mistakes. The abundance of Real Madrid corners also follows from the statistics - Las Palmas has let 22 corners at their gates in the last three meetings, while Real Madrid has knocked out 25 corners in the last 3 rounds of La Liga. The Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid odds on this outcome is 1.90.
First Half Total Over 1.5
This Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid tip comes from a logic of the last Madrid games. Real Madrid have staged scoring shootouts in the first half in the last 4 meetings, and there are all prerequisites that a similar scenario may happen again in this match. Las Palmas is also eager to score in first halves (Rayo, Villarreal, Barcelona), so an active start to the meeting is quite an expected scenario. The bookmaker offers good odds of 2.37 for such an outcome.
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