Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 29th April 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Gran Canaria.
Atletico Madrid lost all hopes to compete for the title in Primera Division long time ago.
Diego Simeone can still be proud of the campaign he has had in the Champions League where Atleti will take on their city rivals Real Madrid in the semi-final of the competition.
We can thus expect the Argentine manager to give rest to some of his key players in the weekend’s league fixture with Las Palmas at Estadio de Gran Canaria.
The Canaries have been miles away from their best shape lately. Quique Setien’s side has generally been much weaker on the road where they tend to concede goals with ease.
However, they ended the winning streak on the home pitch as well in the last home game playing only a 1-1 draw with Deportivo Alaves last weekend.
Atletico Madrid ended their positive run of 12 consecutive games without a defeat.
The team suffered a narrow 0-1 loss at Esatdio Vicente Calderon to the fifth-placed Villarreal on Tuesday evening.
Atletico are now only three points above Sevilla at the fourth position.
Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid: Head to head
Atleti have been super dominant in previous head to head clashes with Las Palmas.
The team from Vicente Calderon took five wins in six meetings with the Canaries.
We also must mention that the only win for Las Palmas came in the second leg of Copa del Rey tie which did not stop Atletico from qualifying to the next stage at the start of the year.
Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The bookies price Atleti at 8/11 to pick up the victory, but we honestly can’t see the value there.
Las Palmas can be very dangerous on the home court and the team from the capital will definitely have the Champions league legs with Real Madrid on mind.
Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Las Palmas Over 1.5 team goals at the odds of 5/2.
We will also take the double chance and back Las Palmas or Draw at 23/20.