Las Palmas vs Real Madrid
27th January 2024
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the La Liga fixture between Las Palma and Real Madrid.
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Las Palmas form analysis
Los Amarillos began the period with a 1-1 draw against Cadiz at home, taking an early lead through Pejiño in the 7th minute before conceding an equalizer to Chris Ramos in the 83rd. They then lost their next match 1-0 away to Athletic Bilbao, with Unai Gómez scoring the lone goal of the match in stoppage time. Las Palmas’ form continued to be mixed as they lost 1-2 at home to Barcelona, with early goals from El Haddadi and Ferran Torres cancelling out a Torres penalty before Gündoğan scored the winner.
Their form then improved as they secured a 3-0 home win over Villarreal, with two goals from Kirian Rodriguez and another from Juanma Herzog. However, their form took a step back as they lost their most recent match 0-2 away to Rayo Vallecano, with first half goals from Alberto Moleiro and Javi Muñoz proving the difference. In summary, Las Palmas’ form has been inconsistent over this period. Two wins, two losses and a draw, scoring 5 goals and conceding 5.
Real Madrid form analysis
After dropping points in back-to-back LaLiga matches in December to slip off the top, Real Madrid responded impressively in January with three wins from three to reignite their title charge. Their latest success was a dramatic 3-2 home win over Almeria, sealed with a 90th minute winner from Dani Carvajal. That followed single goal victories over relegation battlers Mallorca and Alaves amid a congested fixture schedule.
Real have shown their fighting spirit by grinding out results even when not at their best, epitomised by Carvajal’s late strike. Defensive duo Antonio Rudiger and Lucas Vazquez bagging winners. However, defensive issues have emerged recently, shipping five goals across their last three league games. Addressing their uncharacteristic lapses of concentration at the back is paramount if Real are to overtake Girona at the summit.