Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 7th January, 2017
Kick-off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas.
Las Palmas have opened the season 2016/17 in a super strong fashion, being at the very top of the standings for the first couple of weeks. However, as the time passed by, the team’s form dropped as the Canaries are now sitting at the 10th position in the league table.
Quique Setien’s men failed to snatch the victory in three consecutive league matches, getting back on track with the Copa del Rey’s success over Huesca in their last match in 2016. Setien can be proud on his team’s amazing home form so far in the season since Las Palmas are yet to be beaten at Estadio de Gran Canaria in La Liga. Their lone defeat at home came against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey fixture this week.
Former Barcelona’s defender Abelardo will have an extremely difficult task to save Sporting Gijon from the relegation at the end of the season. Gijon ended the year in the danger zone with no more than 12 points from the opening 16 rounds of the competition. The team is playing horrendous at the back as they allowed as many as eight goals in three consecutive losses to Espanyol, Villarreal and Eibar.
Duje Cop was Gijon’s best player in the first part of the season after netting six goals in Primeira Division. But Gijon will be handicapped since the Croat striker returned from loan to Cagliari.
Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon: Head-to-Head Stats
If we are to judge by the most recent head to head clashes, the BTTS pick seems to be the most logical of the options, since each of the last four matches between the two sides ended with both teams netting. Interestingly, Las Palmas failed to snatch a single win in the mentioned four games, and we believe that the time has come for the tradition to be stopped because the hosts are looking much better at the moment and they will be favourites to claim the victory.
Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
You can back the hosts to snatch three huge points to get back to the top part of the standings at the odds of 8/11. For the more adventurous, the HT/FT win for Las Palmas is priced up at 8/5 representing a decent value and definitely being worth a medium stakes single bet!
Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon: Betting Tips
Home win at 8/11 (1.74)
HT/FT – Las Palmas/Las Palmas 17/10 (2.70).