At the start of the season, Las Palmas were strong favorites to finish above Girona but things can turn around very quickly in football and the Canary Islanders come into this round of fixtures, which marks the halfway point in the season, a huge 12 points behind their opponents.
They are already onto their fourth coach of the season but the latest man in the hot-seat, Paco Jemez, has failed to get off to a good start and it’s starting to feel like there is no hope for Las Palmas now. Jemez didn’t even want the job initially but was finally persuaded to make the switch and might already be regretting it having seen his side get hammered at Valencia in the Copa del Rey in midweek and lose his first league game at home to Eibar.
It’s hard to fancy them getting anything here either. 78% of their away games in La Liga this term have ended in defeat. They have by far the worst defensive record in the division with 2.22 goals per game conceded and their last 14 league fixtures have produced 11 defeats and just one victory.
Therefore confidence in their camp must be at rock bottom and when you change the coach as regularly as they have been doing, the chance of an immediate upturn in fortunes with a new man at the helm is surely reduced too.
Girona by contrast have been the model of a stable, well-run club in recent years. Pablo Machín has been in charge for nearly four years now, a relative eternity in the mad world of Spanish football. His side have done brilliantly on their debut campaign at this level and are averaging 1.22 goals per game, an excellent return for a team everyone expected to struggle.
Overall backing Girona to Win looks like the way to go here while for larger potential returns, consider going for Girona to Win to Nil. That looks an attractive bet given Las Palmas have lost to nil in a huge 78% of their away league matches this term.
Las Palmas have won 5 matches in a row against Girona since losing 5-0 in Catalonia in 2012. All those games were in the Segunda Division.
Girona have scored at least one goal in each of their last 12 games in La Liga, after failing to score in the previous four. Las Palmas have lost 14 of their last 16 La Liga away games (W1 D1 L14), failing to score in 10 of the last 12. If they win this game, Girona will have 26 points in La Liga this season – only one debutant team has had more at this stage of a La Liga campaign in this century (Eibar 27 in 2014/15).
Las Palmas are the team with the most goals conceded (40), most total shots faced (272) and most shots on target faced (109) in La Liga this season. Girona have had a very solid campaign and have proven themselves as a very tough side to beat, especially in front of the home crowd.
They host rock-bottomed Las Palmas for their Matchday 19 on Saturday as betting favourites to win and looking to build on such a character, still sitting just five points behind La Liga top 6. Girona.
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|Girona vs Las Palmas|
|Match||Girona vs Las Palmas|
|Date||13, January 2018|
|Time||08:00 AM ET|
As the two top teams of the La Liga will get down to face each other in the opener of the season on Saturday. To facilitate the viewers we have collected some useful information and stats of both the teams before the start of the match, the one who read this will help you to analyze the situation of both the teams in this match.