Espanyol vs Las Palmas: Preview and Predictions

Espanyol vs Las Palmas
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 28-April-2018
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).

Espanyol go back to winning ways at the expense of Girona last week. They lost 4 of the previous 5 with a goal-less draw against Alaves the only positive during the period.

Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked just 2 before the team’s trip to Girona with the team in danger of relegation. The B-team manager David Gallego is promoted to the senior side and it has been a truly inspirational start for his managerial career as he picked a 2-0 away win against a team knocking on the doors of European football.

Meantime, Las Palmas got relegated last week with their home defeat to Alaves coupled with Levante’s surprise win at Bilbao. They are without a win since February and are currently on a five match losing streak.

Espanyol vs Las Palmas: Head-to-head

The reverse of the corresponding was thriller that ended 2-2. Las Palams were on the back foot from kick-off and scored 2 quick goals in the last 10 minutes to draw level. They could have even won it if not for a missed penalty from Jonathan in the injury time.

Seven of their last 9 head-to-head meetings in La Liga was won by the team playing at home while the remaining 2 are stalemates.

The last four h2h meetings at RCDE Stadium were all won by Espanyol scoring at least thrice in 3 of them.

Espanyol vs Las Palmas: Prediction

The home win can be considered a banker as an away team haven’t won their head-to-head battles in recent 9 attempts. Moreover, Espanyol were victorious in each of their last four LaLiga matches against Las Palmas at the RCDE Stadium. They also hold a healthy goal aggregate of 12 to 6 and with the visitors in extremely poor shape the margin of win here could be wide enough to back handicap markets.

Espanyol vs Las Palmas: Bet Tips

  • FT – Espanyol to win @ 1.44 odd is a banker.
  • Value is in backing Espnayol win with the Over 2.5 goal combo for 2.30 odd.