Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following a heart-breaking loss to Atletico Madrid in El Madrileno, Real Madrid will look to get back on course when they welcome Las Palmas to their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Matchday 7. Los Blancos failed to impress in the Madrid derby, but they are seen as hot favourites to beat La Union Deportiva in front of home fans. Influential winger Vinicius Junior should recover in time to face Las Palmas, while all Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois remain in the recovery room. Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is pushing for a start.
The visitors, on the other hand, did well to beat Granada at home thanks to Kirian’s late goal, but they will have a mountain to climb in Madrid. As important defender Mika Marmol misses out through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing hosts. The likes of Benito Ramirez, Alberto Moleiro, Fabio Gonzalez, and Machin Perez are injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (David Alaba):
David Alaba started his youth career at SV Aspern and in 2002 he joined Austria Wien. Bayern Munich chiefs decided to sign him and he was promoted to the reserve team for the 2009/2010 campaign. He made 33 appearances for Bayern Munich II and he has been playing for the first team since 2010. At the age of 17 Alaba made his Champions League debut on 9 March, 2010 against Fiorentina.
The Austrian international is a full back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. He represented Austria at the 2016 European Championship finals in France, but das Team failed to impress at the showpiece tournament, suffering elimination in the group stages. David Alaba won his fifth Bundesliga title with Bayern in the 2015/2016 season and he clinched the Champions League trophy with FCB in 2013.
Speaking of his individual honours, he was named Austrian Footballer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Alaba was born in Wien on 24 June, 1992.
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).