Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Las Palmas will be looking to retain top position in the standings when they take on Villarreal B in the La Liga 2 round 40. La Union Deportiva aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Eibar and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win Sunday’s clash. Jonathan Viera limped off with injury in the last league match, with Oscar Clemente likely to step up. Both Eric Curbelo and Benito Ramirez are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Sporting Gijon and they managed to get one, but given their poor away record (4-4-11) in the 2022/2023 season, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. Pablo Iniguez remains on the sidelines with injury, while Sergio Carreira is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute against los Rojiblancos.
Highlighted Player (Vitolo):
Over the years Victor Machin Perez - Vitolo has established himself as one of Sevilla’s key players. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a forward as well, won his third consecutive Europa League trophy with los Sevillanos in 2016.
Vitolo was born in Las Palmas on 2 November, 1989 and he played for his home-town club Las Palmas from 2010 to 2013. The Spanish footballer joined Sevilla on 28 June, 2013 and, no doubt, he made the right decision when he moved to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Vitolo played one game for Spain in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but he failed to make the final cut.
However, he established himself as a first-team regular under Julen Lopetegui. Vitolo scored his first goal for La Furia Roja in an 8-0 win over Liechtenstein and he provided an assist for David Silva as well. He has a contract with Sevilla which expires on 30 June, 2020.
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).