Las Palmas vs Zaragoza
Spanish Segunda Division
Date: Monday, 4 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
Las Palmas and Real Zaragoza will lock horns in the last fixture of 24th round on Monday night at Estadio de Gran Canaria. The match has a high importance for both sides as the outcome could easily determine their faith in the remaining part of the season.
La Union Deportiva took advantage of the somewhat easier schedule to go unbeaten in four straight league outings. They won and draw two apiece in the process to break into the top half of the ladder as a consequence. Paco Herrera’s squad is now just six points shy of the promotional play-offs spots and a win here could prove crucial to their ambitions of returning instantly to the top flight of Spanish football.
Nevertheless, we have to say Las Palmas disappointed their fans eight days ago when they could not find the way to break rock-bottomed ten-man Gimnastic Tarragona down away at Nou Estadi de Tarragona. The match ended in a goalless draw as Rafa Mir and Ruben Castro failed to take advantage of their chances in the final third. Can the hosts be more productive on Monday evening against 15th-placed Real Zaragoza?
Las Palmas vs Zaragoza: Head-to-head
Teams have six wins apiece ahead of their 16th head to head encounter.
They did not play each other for three years before this term’s 1-1 draw at Estadio de la Romareda.
Just one of past three head to head affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Las Palmas vs Zaragoza: Prediction
Los Manos featured the promotional play-offs in the previous term of Segunda Division. However, the departure of talismanic Borja Iglesias caused a massive downfall in this season as Zaragoza are nowhere near the promotional challenge halfway through the campaign.
They will come into this with an improved confidence after a 2-0 win over top-half Real Oviedo side thanks to a brace from their top scorer Alvaro Vazquez. The Spanish forward took his league tally to six goals, but the will face hard times backing up last weekend’s performance here against the rock-solid defensive line of Las Palmas’.
Herrera’s men are unbeaten in 11 home outings this season (5 wins and 6 draws). They only allowed 6 goals during the process. This is why we will go with Las Palmas to win as the main bet at 1.80, while you can alternatively back the hosts to keep their net untouched at the odds of 2.25.
Las Palmas vs Zaragoza: Bet Tips
Las Palmas to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Las Palmas to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).