Our match prediction:
High-flying Las Palmas will be looking to build on a 1-0 win over Malaga when they square off against Real Sociedad at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta. Los Amarillos sit in third place in the standings, just above Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, and they are certainly brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to San Sebastian. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Villarreal at Camp el Madrigal at the weekend, but it is well known that the Basques produce much better performances on home soil. Eusebio Sacristan’s men are eager to grab something from Wednesday’s football match and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Las Palmas. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta clash. In their last meeting in San Sebastian (Copa del Rey) they played out a 1-1 draw.
Highligted Player (Diego Reyes):
Diego Antonio Reyes is a young 23-year-old Mexico centre back who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad on loan from Porto. The defender has often been described as intelligent in his positioning and strong in the air. He is considered to be a natural ball-playing defender who is comfortable in possession. Although he is primarily a defender, Reyes has played as a defensive midfielder too. He made his professional debut with Club America in 2010 starting as a midfielder but quickly moving into his more naturally suited central defender role. He was quickly snapped up by Porto in 2013 although his playing time at the Portuguese club was limited. Reyes has played for Mexico at various national youth team levels including the gold-medal winning under-23 squad at the 2012 London Olympics. He was called up to the senior team in 2011 and has already participated in Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup.
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).