Our football match prediction:
Eibar are enjoying a season to remember. Thanks to a 3-2 victory over Villarreal at Camp El Madrigal los Armeros put an end to their four-game winless run in La Liga and they remained in the race for a place in European competitions. Eibar are four points behind the Europa League berth and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday’s football match against Las Palmas. Los Amarillos are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but their away record is anything but good and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Jose Luis Mendilibar’s charges. Eibar are eyeing their ninth home win of the season and they are likely to emerge triumphant in Thursday’s clash. A man to watch in the home team will be former Real Madrid midfielder Pedro Leon, who found the net in the 3-2 win over Villarrreal.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Escalante):
Gonzalo Escalante is an Argentine footballer who plays for Eibar in Spanish La Liga. Escalante made his senior debut for Boca Juniors, coming as a substitute in a 6-1 loss to San Martin de San Juan. After playing 11 matches for the Argentine giants, he was sent on loan to Catania on 28 August, 2014 and he scored his first professional goal against Virtus Entella on 28 October. On 29 January Escalante signed a permanent deal with the Sicilian outfit and he played 26 games for the club in the 2015/2016 campaign. At the end of the season he joined La Liga team Eibar on loan and he made his debut for los Armeros on 24 August against Granada. He managed to find his net on his debut and six months later he signed a permanent deal with the club. His contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well.
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).