Our football match prediction:
Las Palmas showed character in Sunday’s football game against Osasuna. Los Amarillos came from behind to beat the rock-bottom team in front of home fans and they produced probably their best performance of the season. Las Palmas, though, need to improve their away record if they are to book their place in European competitions and the game against Espanyol could be the turning point for Quique Setien’s charges. Los Periquitos failed to make life difficult for Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica at the weekend, but they are tough to beat at home and we predict that they will share the spoils with los Amerillos on Matchday 27. Jese Rodriguez scored his second goal for Las Palmas at the weekend and the former Real Madrid winger will be the man to watch in the away team. Speaking of the Catalan outfit, Gerard Moreno is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Javi Lopez):
Javi Lopez is Spanish footballer who plays for La Liga side Espanyol. Lopez plays for the Catalan outfit as a midfielder, but he is capable of playing at full back as well. After spending his youth career at Real Betis, he moved to Espanyol in 2007 and he was playing for the B squad between 2007 and 2010. Under Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino he was promoted to the first team and he has been playing for Espanyol in La Liga ever since. He made his Espanyol debut on 4 October, 2009 in a goalless draw with Villarreal. Javi Lopez was born in Osuna, Andalusia, but he lives with his family in Barcelona. The Spanish player was born on 21 January. His contract with Espanyol expires on 30 June, 2018 and it has to be noted that his market value in July, 2016 was €3 million. Following Sergio Garcia’s departure he was named Espanyol captain for the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
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).