Las Palmas vs Leganes by Jimeno
Las Palmas comes from a point taken away from home against Alaves last weekend in a 1:1 draw. Their hosts were better inside the first halftime and deservedly led thanks to a goal from Alexis in fourth minute, while the visiting side started slowly to take over the ball control and were actually quite better side in the repetition.
More than deservedly they found an equalizer in 57th minute of the match with a goal from Livaja, missing couple of decent chances even to get all three points. With this point taken, players of Las Palmas got their third competitive game without a defeat, previously winning at home over Bilbao and getting a drew in Copa del Rey game away to Huesca. With these points taken, Las Palmas is now at eleventh position at the table with twenty points earned, which is just three less than Europa League placed sides.
Las Palmas should be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Boateng and Tana on the wings, plus Livaja set as central striker. Midfielder Roque Mesa is available again after serving a suspension, while the home team continues to miss injured left full back Dani Castellano (12/0), with doubtful forward Sergio Araujo (11/2) and central defender Aythami (4/0).
Leganes couldn't do much more in their goalless draw at home against Villarreal last weekend and having in mind how the game have developed, the home team could be content with it. It simply wasn't a day of Villarreal's players and the home team had some chances, however without going completely concrete with it.
This way they failed to build up on previous victory taken in front of own fans when the team won over Osasuna, while they continue with miserable record away from home in recent weeks, three defeats without a goal scored. Leganes is now at fifteenth position with fourteen points earned so far, which is just two more than red zone placed Gijon and the team needs to improve before entering the relegation battle for good.
Leganes is set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Neves as central striker, plus Ramos, Gabriel and Machis as offensive midfielders. Visitors will be missing left full back Diego Rico (11/1), offensive midfielders Alexander Szymanowski (10/3) and Robert Ibanez (5/2) plus forward Kone (5/0). Left back Adrian Marin (5/0) is doubtful due to injury problem.
Las Palmas have lost only one of their last five competitive matches and the team is expected to continue in the same manner here. Leganes have lost last three consecutive matches and the team anyway doesn't inspire with any kind of confidence away from home. Home victory seems so logical in this one.