Without winning three games, Atletico Madrid have Las Palmas, who fight against relegation, as an opponent on Sunday, January 28. The match, to be held at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, is part of the schedule for the 21st round of the Spanish Championship in its 2017/2018 season. The start is scheduled for 13:15 (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Atletico Madrid
Two of the team’s defeats were for the King of Spain Cup. Atlético lost at home to Sevilla by 2 to 1, and on Tuesday, January 23, as a visitor, took in the rival’s stadium, 3-1. Thus, ended up eliminated from the competition in the quarterfinals Last.
In LaLiga, the stumble was against the little Girona. For the twentieth round, it was 1 to 1 and saw Barcelona extend their advantage in the lead. Atletico has 43 points (12 wins, seven draws and one loss). He is in second place, 11 points behind the leader.
The Metropolitan Wanda, which opened in the current season, has not made a big difference. Despite offering better accommodations and welcoming more fans than the club’s former stadium, Atletico Madrid, though unbeaten in their dominions in LaLiga, is only the sixth best entrant of the tournament. With five wins and four defeats, he scored 19 points.
Spanish national forward Diego Costa (two games in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship, one goal), who was hired to improve offensive performance and make the draws a victory, will not be available on Sunday. He suffered a muscle injury in the confrontation with Girona and will continue to be treated.
Brazil’s left-back Filipe Luís (12 games, one goal) and Argentine midfielder Nicolas Gaitan (six games without a goal) are still doubtful for the confrontation, which are in the process of recovering from injury.
The current form of Las Palmas
Taking advantage of two expulsions in the rival, the Las Palmas managed to defeat Valencia, third place of the Spanish Championship, by 2 to 1, at home, the previous day. He interrupted in this way a series of seven games without winning. In the period, were five losses and two draws.
The three extra points, however, were not enough for the team to leave LaLiga’s relegation zone. With 14 points (four wins, two draws and 14 losses), he occupies the nineteenth (penultimate) position. He started the day of number 21 knowing that at the end of the ten scheduled games will continue in the region of sticking. The difference for the Levante, seventeenth placed and outside the drop zone, is four points.
The team, which has yet to announce an effective coach after failing to hire Jorge Almirón, the 2017 Copa Libertadores runner-up with Lanús, faces many bruising problems. The defenders Pedro Bigas (11 matches in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship without a goal) and Michel (15 matches, without a goal) are handed over to the care of the medical department; and Jerome Momo (seven games without a goal), Gabriel Peñalba (three games without a goal) and Sergi Samper (two games without a goal)
History of the bouts between Atlético de Madrid and Las Palmas
There has never been a draw in the clashes involving Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas. The clashes were nine. Eight of them had victory of the team of the capital and one was won by the team of the Canary Islands.
As much as it finds difficulties to impose itself against rivals of lower technical level when it acts in its stadium, Atletico of Madrid must be considered favorite and better option of bets against a team that has remained immersed in the zone of relegation long ago. It has a price of 1.20 in Bet365. Draw promotes return of 6.50. Success visitor multiplies the investment by 21.00. Quotes were in effect at 13:45 on 1/25/2018.