Our match prediction:
Las Palmas have ended their two-match winning streak at the beginning of new La Liga season with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sevilla, last time out. Las Palmas opened the scoring 16 minutes into the match, but were unable to hold on to the lead with Europa League winners coming from behind to grab a late win thanks to dying-moments goals from Sarabia and Fernandez. Quique Setien’s team will be keen to get back on winning ways when they host Malaga at the Estadio Gran Canaria without Jonathan Viera, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Hernan who are out due to their respective injuries. Malaga travel to Las Palmas eager to find their first three points of the new season. Back-to-back draws against Osasuna and Espanyol were followed by a 2-0 loss to Villarreal. It will be easier said than done. There is nothing much separating the two sides and we predict an evenly contested affair.
Highligted 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 (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol.Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004.Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: van Nistelrooij, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.