Today, starting 17:30 GMT, we can notice in Las Palmas – Eibar if Paco Jemez is the proper man to save from relegation the Gran Canaria based club, and if he has brought something new to the home side. It will be a tough match, with the visitors also wanting the three points.
Las Palmas – Is last in the LaLiga, with only 11 points obtained from 17 fixtures, 13-38 aggregate. Last month, after the 0-2 defeat at Getafe, Paco Jemez was named the team’s manager, with the former Rayo Vallecano coach having a reputation for building up beautiful teams. But as we remember, Rayo Vallecano went south with the 47-years old manager on the bench, having one of the worse defense we’ve seen in the Spanish top league. However, Jemez started with a somehow fine result, a draw, 1-1, at home, with Valencia, in the first league of the 1/8 Copa del Rey. Unfortunately for Las Palmas, Vitolo ended his spell in Gran Canaria and returned to Atletico Madrid, while Remy is set for a departure, after he broke some ground rules, imposed by the 47-years old coach. Las Palmas managed to score in 8 of its last 10 home games, also conceding a goal in 8 of its last 10.
Eibar – Has once again a nice run in LaLiga, accumulating 24 points in 17 matches, 22-29 aggregate. With 4 wins in its last 5 championship games, Eibar is a team that needs more attention. Jose Luis Mendilibar has created a team that plays great football, with a fast pace moving of the ball and excellent at set pieces. Still, Eibar has a huge problem when playing away from home soil. Has 5 defeats in its 8 away games, but the Basque club losses in “great” style – it conceded at least 3 goals in all its 5 championship defeats. Alongside Las Palmas and Sevilla, has the worse defense when it comes to away matches.
Injured: Fran Rico, Pedro Leo, Yoel Rodriguez, David Junca and Ivan Ramis
We’ve seen some hope for Las Palmas in its Cup fixture against Valencia, but the guests created some huge chances to score, showing once again why Las Palmas has the worse defense in LaLiga. There were some good plays, mostly created by Jonathan Viera, but few ended up in shots on target. However, Las Palmas often reached their opposition’s last third, so that’s a stat they can rely on. Eibar doesn’t have the best offensive numbers when travelling ( just 5 goals scored in 8 games), but their front compartment has players that can make the difference in front of the goal. We expect both teams to score in Las Palmas – Eibar.
Prediction: both to score, odd 1.62
- Confidence 75%
Las Palmas - Eibar