Total over 2
Las Palmas at the distance of 32 days of play shares the second line of the table with Granada, giving way to its additional indicators. 4 clubs are competing for one place in the promotion zone at the same time, which will motivate the team to approach each match with maximum concentration. Especially after a crushing defeat with Tenerife (1:4) and a draw with Malaga (2:2).
Lately, the Palms have relaxed in the back, allowing the opponent to create much sharper moments relative to the 0.74 xga average. With main centre-back Saul Koko set to miss the upcoming fixture, this becomes especially worrying for the defence.
After Ponferradina’s sensational victory over Alaves last Saturday (1-0), Sporting Gijón’s lead in the relegation zone was reduced to 4 points. 10 rounds before the end of the championship, the “red and white” joined the fight for survival and the risk of starting in the next season in the third league of Spain.
The situation is complicated by losing the form of the game at the most inopportune moment. Of the 4 final matches, the team was only able to outperform their opponent in xg in one, and only slightly.
For example, in the penultimate round, Mirandes (3-4) was able to create 1.51xg, and in recent grassroots games, Burgos (0-0) organized better opening opportunities (1.16xg), but the implementation allowed us down.
The match has every chance of being productive. Both teams have not been distinguished recently by a reliable game in front of their own goal, but they have high tournament motivation and a good attack.