La Liga starts this Friday, and already with 2 matches in the first day. In this one, Valencia will face off against Las Palmas
Valencia is on a renovation stage, once again, and I can already see them struggling a bit in this first match. Several players seem to be heading out, such as Nani.
Their manager has announced that the players who haven’t been called for this match, should already know their situation at the club, which is the case of Abdennour, Nando and Orellana.
The downside of this team is the fact that they are trying to sign 4 new players, but they still haven’t arrived yet, so they aren’t available for the match against Las Palmas.
Therefore, things are still difficult at the club, despite having had good results during their pre-season.
Valencia: Last 5 Matches
11.08.17 CF Valencia Atalanta 1 : 2
05.08.17 CF SV Werder Bremen Valencia 1 : 2
30.07.17 CF Bournemouth Valencia 0 : 1
25.07.17 CF Cincinnati Valencia 0 : 2
22.07.17 CF Valencia New York Cosmos 0 : 2
Las Palmas has made relatively peaceful seasons so far in this Spanish top tier. This season they aim, once again, at survival, since they want to stay in this top tier.
They have had a pretty positive pre-season, despite losing 2 important players: Jesé, who went to PSG, and Boateng, who went to Eintracht Frankfurt.
However, they found a good replacement for Jesé in Atlético Madrid’s midfielder Vitolo, which they were able to get on loan. They have also signed striker Toledo from Fiorentina and defender Navarro from Almería.
To be honest, I think this side will be stronger this season.
Las Palmas: Last 5 matches
12.08.17 CF Las Palmas Malaga 2 : 0
11.08.17 CF Cadiz CF Las Palmas 0 : 1
08.08.17 CF Las Palmas Tenerife 2 : 0
02.08.17 CF Tenerife Las Palmas 2 : 2
29.07.17 CF Linense Las Palmas 1 : 2
Head-to-Head: Last 5 matches
30.01.17 LL Las Palmas Valencia 3 : 1
22.08.16 LL Valencia Las Palmas 2 : 4
02.04.16 LL Las Palmas Valencia 2 : 1
28.01.16 CDR Las Palmas Valencia 0 : 1
21.01.16 CDR Valencia Las Palmas 1 : 1
Valencia vs Las Palmas Pick:
With that said, there is something that comes to mind instantly, which are the goals, and that is the way I’ll approach this match.
Las Palmas has always been a considerably offensive team, scoring a lot of goals last season, and I expect the same thing to happen this season as well, especially against Valencia, who is still under construction and doesn’t have a solid defensive line.
Furthermore, Garay is still injured, so, adding that to the fact that Valencia is much better offensively than defensively, I believe that we will have goals from both sides in this match, so I’m going with:
|Both teams to score|