Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Municipal de Butarque when Leganes and Las Palmas face each other in the Segunda Division derby on Saturday afternoon. Leganes aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive, but their display in a 2-1 loss to Racing Santander was anything but good. Cameroon midfielder Yvan Neyou is banned for the match, while defender Josiah Omeruo is sidelined with a shoulder problem.
La Union Deportiva, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings. Las Palmas faced no difficulties in a 3-0 win over Lugo, and given their fine away record in the 2022/2023 Segunda Division campaign, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. Barring any fresh injury worries, Francisco Pimienta is unlikely to make changes to the team that outclassed Lugo at the weekend. Both Fabio Gonzalez and Sergi Cardona are banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Allan Nyom):
After playing amateur football in his homeland France, Allan Nyom began his professional career at Arles-Avignon. The pacey full back made 37 appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 season and at the end of the campaign he signed a deal with Serie A side Udinese. However, given the great collaboration between Udinese and Granada, he was immediately sent on loan to the Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes outfit.
Granada finished the 2009/2010 season in top position in the Segunda Division and, as a result, they secured automatic promotion to the Spanish top flight. Allan Nyom established himself as a first-team regular and it has to be noted that he made 32 appearances for los Granadinos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. After spending five seasons at Granada, Nyom joined Watford in 2015 and he moved to fellow Premier League side WBA at the end of the season.
The WBA defender represents Cameroon on the international stage and he made his debut for Les Lions Indomptables on November 11, 2011.
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).