Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following back-to-back defeats to Real Betis and Girona, Osasuna will be aiming to get back on course in La Liga when they take on Las Palmas on Matchday 13. Los Rojillos do not seem to be at their sharpest, but this match could be the turning point for the home side. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced Croatia striker Ante Budimir, who scored a brace in a 4-2 loss to Girona at the weekend, whereas defender Juan Cruz continues to miss out with a muscle problem.
La Union Deportiva, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team winning four of their last five league matches. Unlikely previous seasons, Las Palmas have been producing fine displays on the road this term and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on draw. The likes of Jonathan Viera, Sandro Ramirez, and Machin Perez are out of contention with injuries, while Fabio Gonzalez is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Chimy Ávila):
Popularly known as "Chimy," Ezequiel Avila 's youth career was spent playing football in Argentina at Tiro Federal. An Argentinian himself, the Rosario native signed his first professional contract with Federal in 2010 and made his debut appearance in the same year, featuring in a 2-0 away loss to Almirante Brown on the 16th of October.
Chimy then spent an additional five years at the club, making just 13 appearances before joining San Lorenzo on a free transfer. His Lorenzo spell generated his first professional goal, which came on the 20th of April, 2016, in a Copa Libertadores game against LDO Quito. In 2017, he left Lorenzo to join Spanish outfit SD Huesca on a two-year loan deal. This move marked Chimy's first time playing club football outside Argentina.
At Huesca, the winger scored 17 goals in 70 appearances. At the end of the loan period in 2019, Chimy returned to Lorenzo, who, in turn, sold him to LaLiga side CA Osasuna on a transfer worth 5 million euros. Born on the 6th of February, 1994, the 25-year-old is currently on a four-year contract with Los Rojillos.
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).