Las Palmas vs Rayo Majadahonda
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Anexo Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Las Palmas look determined to make it a one-year loan in Segunda Division after losing the top flight status in the previous term of La Liga. They bagged two wins and draws apiece in opening four games of the new season in the second tier.
The Canaries were impeccable on the home patch in the process beating both Reus Deportiu and Gimnastic Tarragona to nil and bagging as many as six goals along the way.
Can they keep such form going in Copa del Rey where they’ll host Rayo Majadahonda in the second round tie on Thursday evening at Anexo Gran Canaria?
The bookies clearly see the hosts massive favourites, but they’ll need to be careful to avoid an upset given the Segunda Division newcomers head into the affair high on confidence after back-to-back clean sheet wins of their own.
Antonio Iriondo’s troops are enjoying their inaugural season in the second class of the Spanish football and they have nothing to lose here against the Canaries.
Las Palmas vs Rayo Majadahonda: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to play each other in the past.
Las Palmas vs Rayo Majadahonda: Prediction
Rayo’s main strength lies at the back as they shipped just one goal in past three league games. However, their defensive line will be on the toughest challenge yet on Thursday given they’ll have to keep an eye on Segunda Division’s top scorer Ruben Castro.
This term’s acquisition bagged five goals in four league games so far for Las Palmas, including two in the weekend’s drubbing of Gimnastic Tarragona (4-0).
Even though the visitors will come into the match high on confidence after recent league successes, it’s really hard to go past the comprehensive home win here given the gulf in quality between the two sides.
The team led by Manolo Jimenez notched six goals in two home matches so far in the season and you can back them to find two or more here at 1.62 odds.
Las Palmas vs Rayo Majadahonda: Bet Tips
Las Palmas Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 5/8 (1.62)
Las Palmas to keep a clean sheet @ 20/31 (1.64).