Our football match prediction:
Deportivo Alaves have been having their ups and downs of late. The newcomers outplayed the likes of Osasuna and Villarreal in previous two away games in La Liga, but they were beaten by Real Madrid and Espanyol in last two home fixtures in the national championship. Anyhow, coach Manuel Pellegrino is doing a great job with Alaves and he will give 100% to help the team secure the elite division survival. Las Palmas have been impressive at home ground this season, but they have been struggling on the travels in the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign and, taking everything into account, home win appears on the cards. It has been 15 years since the two teams last met in La Liga. Back then Deportivo Alaves recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Las Palmas in Vitoria and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. Former Athletic Bilbao man Ibai Gomez impressed against Villarreal, meaning that the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the Basque footballer.
Highligted Player (Fernando Pacheco):
Fernando Pacheco is a goalkeeper who plays for Deportivo Alaves in Primera Division. The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper joined Real Madrid youth school at the age of 14 and it has to be noted that he made 41 appearances for Real Madrid B in Segunda Division. However, he failed to make his debut for the first team. On 7 August. 2015 Pacheco signed a three-year contract with Deportivo Alaves and that proved to be the best decision of his career. He made his debut for the club on 22 August, 2015 in a 3-2 victory at Huesca. The goalkeeper, who was born in Badajoz on 18 May, 1992, made 40 appearances for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, conceding less than one goal per match. He missed one game with injury and he was rested in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo Tarragona on the last day of the season. Pacheco is a left-footed player and his contract with Deportivo Alaves expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Las Palmas):
Las Palmas are a Spanish football club based in the Canary Islands. The club was founded on 22 August, 1949. Los Amarillos play in Spanish La Liga and the team’s home ground is Estadio Gran Canaria. The stadium was opened in 2003 and it’s current capacity is 32,150. Miguel Angel Ramirez is the club’s chairman and the club’s main rivals are Tenerife. Las Palmas impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, with the team finishing the season in 11th place in the standings. However, it has to be noted that los Amarillos finished the 1968/1969 Primera Division campaign in second place in the table, 11 points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid. Speaking of Copa del Rey, Las Palmas made it to the final of the Spanish Cup in 1978. Las Palmas eliminated Sporting Gijon in the semis (5-3), but Barcelona outplayed los Amarillos in the title game (3-1).