Sevilla vs Las Palmas
2016/17 Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 17:15 UK
Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville.
Sevilla were held to a goal-less draw by an injury struck Villarreal in the match day of the Spanish League 2016/17 season. It is rather two points dropped by the Andalusians especially coming after a thrilling 6-4 win over Espanyol on the opening day. However, the side is still adjusting to life under Jorge Sampaoli and their rhythm is broken down by key exits in the summer transfer window.
Las Palmas on the other hand had made an excellent start to their season campaign. They thrashed Valencia 4-2 at Mestalla on the opening day and backed it up with another massive 5-1 win at home over a sorry Granada. They were 11th in the league last season and look set for as much improved finish this term.
Sevilla vs Las Palmas: Head-to-Head Statistics
Sevilla won the corresponding home fixture of the 2015/16 season against Las Palmas by a 2-0 margin, while they lost the away leg by the same margin.
The previous meeting between these two sides before last season has to be dated back to the 2001/02 Spanish La Liga season. Las Palmas was unbeaten in two fixtures of the season with a 1-0 win at home and 1-1 draw at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Sevilla vs Las Palmas: Prediction
This is a tough match to call considering the current forms of the teams involved. Sevilla are in a kind of roller-coaster ride as they won in the 10-goal thriller against Espanyol before drawing blank against Villarreal. They do have a better quality side than their Saturday’s opponent. But Las Palmas are currently in a whole different mood.
With two wins from two matches and 9 goals scored against 3, the momentum is very much with Las Palmas. Also they will be under no pressure and is expected to give Sevilla a run for their money. But this is anybody’s match to win and we could see a higher number of goals. On current form, I will be backing Las Palmas to avoid a defeat here. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals are my single bet slips.
Sevilla vs Las Palmas: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Las Palmas at 11/8 (2.38)
Over 2.5 goals at 1/2 (1.50).