Barcelona welcome Las Palmas to the Camp Nou on Saturday on the back of the most shocking match in the Luis Enrique era for La Blaugrana.
Barcelona Betting News
Barcelona were meant to beat Celta Vigo with ease on Wednesday night but what transpired shocked European football, as the treble winners were beaten 4-1, with Iago Aspas bagging a brace.
Luis Enrique’s side could have been two points clear at the top of the table had they won, but they they’ve ceded territory at the summit to Rafa Benitez’s Real Madrid side at this early, but crucial juncture.
Barcelona must now quickly dust themselves down and get back to winning ways against Las Palmas on Saturday. Jordi Alba should be fit to start after sitting out of Barca’s game against Celta Vigo through injury.
Sergi Roberto and Adriano will be pushing for starts, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen remaining in goal. Notably, Barcelona haven’t suffered defeat during their last nine consecutive home matches in La Liga.
Las Palmas Betting News
Las Palmas meanwhile go into Saturday’s clash in high spirits, having beaten Sevilla 2-0 at home on Wednesday night, courtesy of goals from Roque Mesa and Antolin Alcaraz.
The Gran Canary Islands based outfit currently sit in 12th place on five points, with last night coming in a their first victory of the season.
Las Palmas should opt for a resolute defensive line, with no surprise selections expected. Meanwhile Mubarak Wakaso may be in line for a second start in midfield.
The Ghanaian may be superseded for a more defensively responsible player, however, while Jonathan Viera and Sergio Araujo should continue up top.
Barcelona vs Las Palmas Match Prediction
For all of the merits of Las Palmas’ win against Sevilla, anything but a win for Barcelona on Saturday is unthinkable, given their own precarious circumstances following their shock loss to Celta Vigo.
A big win for the home side is expected here: Barcelona have scored at least two goals in eight of their last night home matches in La Liga.
Match Betting Tip: Barcelona & over 3.5 goals @1.72 at Bet365