Las Palmas will welcome relegation threatened Sporting Gijon at Estadio De Gran Canaria on Saturday hoping for a home win to continue their recent good run of form in the league. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 17:15 GMT on Saturday, 16th April, 2016.
Sporting Gijon are in the 19th position and are just 2 points below safety, they are hoping for a win to stand a chance of getting out of the relegation. they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Celta and are now without a win in their last two matches.
Las Palmas defeated Deportivo La Coruna 3-1 last weekend to make it three wins in a row and are currently 10th in the La Liga table. They will be eyeing to move up to the bottom half of the league table by taking all three points from a sorry Sporting Gijon
Las Palmas Form Guide
Las Palmas are on a smooth ride at the moment after winning in 6 of their last 7 La Liga games. Their only defeat during the period was against Real Madrid and now won 3 in a row after that. And 3 of their last 4 matches have seen over 2.5 goals.
At home, they have won 3 and lost 2 out of their last 5. The defeats came against Barcelona and Real Madrid, which means they are on a strong run at home. They have scored at least a goal in each of their 5 home and all of them have seen over 2.5 goals.
Sporting Gijon Form Guide
Sporting Gijon have lost 4 of their last 6 La Liga games, won 1 and drew 1. And they have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 games. They have only one win from their last 11 matches in the league.
They haven’t won an away game in their last 4 outings and failed to score a goal in each of them. Gijon’s last 5 away matches have seen under 2.5 goals.
Las Palmas: Team News
Javi Castellano is injured for Las Palmas, while Mubarak Wakaso is a doubt and will be assessed closely towards the kick-off.
Willian Jose returns after serving a suspension and is expected to start in the front three, While Sergio Araujo and Nili are also pushing for a start.
Las Palmas: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Castellano, Lemos, Aythami, Garcia
Viera, Roque, Tana
Momo, Jose, Zhar
Sporting Gijon: Team News
Nacho Cases will miss out on the trip to Las Palamas as he is suspended due to accumulation of yellow cards.
While Bernardo, Álex Menéndez and Roberto Canella are sidelined due to their respective injuries.
Sporting Gijon: predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Vranjez, Hernandez, Mere, Lopez
Camona, Ndi, Jony
Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon: Head-To-Head stats
Las Palmas are unbeaten at home in the last 4 matches against Sporting Gijon, with 3 wins and a draw. Their previous meeting at Gran Canaria was in the last season’s Segunda Division fixture which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Sporting Gijon won 3-1 in the first leg of this season’s fixture and remain unbeaten in 3 meetings between the sides after having draws the later two.
Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
Sporting must win this match to stay out of relegation zone and pressure is high on them, while Las Palmas are under no particular pressure at 10th in the La Liga table.
A straight win for Las Palmas can be expected, given their good run of form. Also their last 6 home games have recorded at least 3 goals and over 2.5 goals is very likely to happen in this match.
Best Bet: Las Palmas to win.