Barcelona vs Las Palmas : Match preview
Wednesday was a significant night for Barcelona as they won 3-1 aginst Sporting Gijon to move six points clear at the top seat of the La Liga table. The Blaugrana’s advantage over their arch rivals Real Madrid is now a big seven points and if we take into consideration their vastly superior head-to-head record after their 4-0 Clasico win in November, that difference is essentially eight points.
Head-to-head record is normally used in Spain to distinguish teams instead of goal difference so things are obviously looking bright for Luis Enrique’s team as they make the longest trip recorded in the Spanish top flight this weekend.
In spite of the long flight the Catalans are absolute favorites for Saturday’s Barcelona vs Las Palmas game with William Hill offering the chance to win their eighth league game in a row now. Las Palmas are not a lousy footballing side yet have struggled to pick up positive results losing four of their last five games.
With a trip to the Emirates coming right up, Luis Enrique is expected to rotate his men for this Barcelona vs Las Palmas game, although we can anticipate Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba and Dani Alves to return to the team having been rested in midweek. Sergio Busquets is suspended too and it remains to be seen whether or not the famous three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all feature in this Barcelona vs Las Palmas match.
Naturally we expect an away victory, yet the price of for both teams to score in style could be worthy of some interest. Las Palmas scored at the Camp Nou earlier this season and they have also scored against Real Madrid, while Barcelona have ominously conceded in four of their last five league matches.
The Catalans have failed to keep a totally clean sheet in six of their eleven away matches this season meaning we will get back some goals at both ends in Gran Canaria on Saturday afternoon.