Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Las Palmas kicked of the new La Liga campaign on a high, but the team’s recent form is anything but good. Los Amarillos are on a five-match winless run in the national championship and they have been dropping down the standings week by week. Las Palmas, though, were more than unfortunate not to grab something from Sunday’s football match against Villarreal at Camp el Madrigal. Quique Setien’s men aim to start a new winning run in La Liga, but their next rivals Celta Vigo should not be underestimated just yet. Os Celeste did well to beat Barcelona earlier this season and they head into Sunday’s game against Las Palmas following a thrilling 4-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in the Galician derby. Both teams are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we predict that both sides will score in the Estadio de Gran Canaria clash.
Highlighted Player (Nabil El Zhar):
Nabil el Zhar is a Moroccan footballer who plays for La Liga side Las Palmas. The 170-cm-tall winger started his senior career at Liverpool and it has to be noted that he made 21 league appearances for the Anfield oufti. He spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at PAOK and he made his debut for the Greek club on 16 September, 2010 against Club Brugge in the Europa League group stages. El Zhar played 24 games for PAOK in the 2010/2011 Greek Super League campaign, scoring two goals in the process.
On 18 August, 2011 he joined Spanish side Levante and after spending four years at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, he signed a contract with fellow La Liga team Las Palmas in August, 2015. El Zhar was producing fine performances for los Amarillos n the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, making 30 appearances for the club in the Spanish top flight.
Speaking of his international career, Nabil El Zhar played for France U21 in the past, but he decided to represent Morocco at the senior level. He made his full debut for Morocco on 26 March, 2008 against Belgium.
Highlighted Team (Celta de Vigo):
Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club from Vigo in the Galicia region. The club was founded in 1923 after a fusion between Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. From 1997 until 2003 Celta de Vigo managed to become a strong team in the Primera Division. Highlight was season 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the knock out stage of the Champions League but in the same season the team got downgraded to the Segunda Division.
Celta de Vigo hosts it’s home games in the Estadio Balaidos stadium which holds a capacity of 31 8000 seats. The club colors of Celta de Vigo are baby blue and white. The club is known by the nickname Celtinas and their biggest rival is Deportivo la Coruna which is from the same region as Celta de Vigo.
The biggest achievement of Celta de Vigo is winning the Intertoto cup in 2000 and reaching the final of the Copa del Rey in 1948, 1994 and 2001. Known players that wore the Celta de Vigo jersey are Jordi Cruyff, Diego Costa, Sasa Illic, Makelele, Nene and Sylvinho.