After two vexations in a row, Real Madrid returns to the field on Sunday, November 5, seeking to improve their situation in the fight for the bicampeonato of La Liga. In match that closes the eleventh round of the Spanish Championship, receives the Las Palmas in the stadium Santiago Bernabéu. The start is scheduled for 5:45 pm (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Real Madrid
Real suffered two defeats in the last week. The first on Sunday, October 29, for the Spanish Championship with refinements of cruelty. Against the little Getafe, the team went ahead and took the turn by 2 to 1.
With that, he saw Barcelona increase their lead in La Liga even more. With 20 points (six wins, two draws and two losses), Real completed the tenth round eight points clear of the leader.
On Wednesday, November 1st, new disappointment. This made for the Champions League of Europe. In contrast that was the leadership of group H, took 3 to 1 of Tottenham in London. He is still in second place with seven points (two wins, one draw and one loss) and has a good chance of qualifying, but he will not have the theoretical advantage that first place offers avoiding a cross with other group winners in the draw.
It is not a tragedy. In the previous season, Real Madrid was in second place in the key that had Borussia Dortmund as champion. Even so, it reached the title of the tournament for the second consecutive time and for the twelfth time in its history.
The worst of the two defeats was showing that the problems presented at the start of the season, especially the lack of a greater intensity in the dispute, have returned. After an unbeaten run of seven games (six wins and a draw), coach Zinedine Zidane’s team showed signs of having left that problem behind.
In order to get a reaction against Las Palmas, the coach will most likely not be able to count on his goalkeeper Keylor Navas (six matches in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship); with defender Raphael Varane (six games, no goal); half Mateo Kovacic (two games, no goal); and striker Gareth Bale (five games, two goals). They are all in the care of the medical department.
The current form of Las Palmas
If two defeats provoked a minor crisis at Real Madrid, the sequence of bad results from Las Palmas causes an even greater malaise. The team from the Canary Islands won only one of their last seven matches. The success was not even the Spanish Championship. The team surpassed La Coruña away from home 4-1 in the first leg of the second round of the King’s Cup.
In La Liga, there are already six consecutive defeats. With six points (two wins and eight losses), Las Palmas opens the relegation zone in eighteenth position. Before the ball ran for the eleventh round, it was two points behind Eibar, seventeenth, the first out of the sticking region.
A challenge for the technician Pako Ayesteran, who took the position already in an emergency and has not yet been able to reverse the situation. To face the mighty Real Madrid, he will have to deal with two probable casualties. Alen Halilovic (three matches in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship without a goal) and Jonathan Vieira (ten games, one goal) are in the ward.
History of the matches between Real Madrid and Las Palmas
In eight games involving the teams, Las Palmas managed to win only once. Real got the better five times. The two draws were recorded just in the two most recent clashes in the previous season of the Spanish Championship.
Our Prediction: Real Madrid win @ 1.083