Barcelona vs Las Palmas
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 14th January 2017
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona.
Can Barcelona finally find the right shape in the New Year? Luis Enrique would most likely lose the job in case of dropping points at home to Las Palmas and allowing the arch-rivals Real Madrid to increase the gap at the top.
Barcelona again had a slight domination, but were lucky to save a point at the end with a beautiful stunner from Lionel Messi right in the 90th minute of the game against Villarreal. There are plenty of matches to be played and plenty of points to be won and lost, but Barca simply have to beat Las Palmas if they want to keep thinking about the title.
Las Palmas are a very interesting team. For some reason, they look much better on home court where they managed to earn the most of 24 points which keep them in the top part of the table. Away from Canarian Islands it has been a completely different story for Quique Setien and his men. The Canaries only managed to win the first away fixture in the season (when they demolished Valencia at Mestalla), but are winless since (lost five and drew three games).
Barcelona vs Las Palmas: Head-to-Head Stats
Las Palmas are yet to celebrate their first victory over Barcelona in team’s history, ahead of the 7th head to head clash with the Catalans. However, none of the two games from the last season was a piece of cake for Blaugrana, who won each with the same 2 – 1 scoreline.
Barcelona vs Las Palmas: Prediction
The bookmakers seem just to be waiting on Barcelona to explode and make a breakthrough in the New Year. The odds of 1/12 on home win are ridiculously low, but knowing that Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Andres Iniesta & company are all set to feature the game, what other option do we have? Over 1.5 goals in the first half bet seems to be the best value pick at the 4/6 odds. Alternatively, you can also try with Barcelona to have at least two goals advantage on the break at 5/4 odds.
Barcelona vs Las Palmas: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 goals in the first half 7/10 (1.70)
Barcelona -1.5 handicap in the first half 13/10 (2.30).