Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Malaga and Las Palmas take on each other at Estadio La Rosaleda in what is expected to be a closer La Liga 2 encounter. Los Boquerones did well to beat Tenerife at the weekend, with the team extending their winning run at home to three matches, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Las Palmas. You should bear in mind, though, that the Andalusians are after their seventh home win of the process.
La Union Deportiva, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-2 loss to Zaragoza, with the team dropping to 5th position in the standings. Las Palmas aim to stay in the playoffs berth, but beating Malaga on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards at “La Rosaleda”. Benito Ramirez should sneak into Las Palmas’ starting XI after finding the net in the 3-2 loss to Zaragoza.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B.
David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight.
David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team as well.
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).