Las Palmas vs Espanyol Match Betting Preview

UD Las Palmas take on Espanyol at home at the Estadio Gran Canaria on Friday night as Quique Setien kick-off La Liga after the latest international break.

UD Las Palmas Betting News

UD Las Palmas will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they get back in action on Friday night following three La Liga matches without a win. The Gran Canaria based club have enjoyed a fruitful start to the season, currently vying for a Europa League qualification place, sitting 7th in the league table.

However, Quique Setien’s men were held to a draw last time out; an end-to-end 2-2 draw away to Osasuna. Having accrued eight points from their last 18 available, Las Palmas will be hoping for more of the same at minimum in the coming weeks. With regards to team news for Setien’s men Nabil El Zhar has had a knock recently, which should see Tana given the starting nod as a precaution.

RCD Espanyol Betting News

RCD Espanyol meanwhile make the trip down to the Canary Islands just off the west coast of Africa for Friday night’s La Liga opener. The Catalonia based club have endured a trying start to the season, sitting 17th in the table with just six points on the board so far.

Last time out the Barcelona based club played host to Villarreal, playing out a dour 0-0 draw at home in the RCDE Stadium. That point means Espanyol have accrued a meagre six points from the last 18 available; illustrative of form not much better than relegation certainties as it stands.

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores will have to shuffle the pack as Oscar Duarte is out with an ankle problem, meaning that Diego Reyes will deputise at centre-back.

UD Las Palmas vs Espanyol Match Prediction

Friday is the meeting of two classic Friday night La Liga teams: nothing to get you too excited. However, that does not mean you cannot earn some cash on this match.

Indeed, this match provides many opportunities for interesting bets. Remember: Las Palmas are undefeated in their last seven home matches. Furthermore, Las Palmas have beaten Espanyol at home in their last three consecutive home matches in all competitions.

Match Betting Tip: Las Palmas to win & both teams to score @4.00 at Bet365

: Posted in La Liga • Date: 17.10.2016