The upcoming round of La Liga for the 2023-24 season is set to feature an intriguing matchup between Las Palmas and Real Madrid at Estadio Gran Canaria on Sunday, led by Carlo Ancelotti. Las Palmas, currently positioned in eighth place, has exceeded expectations this season, securing a convincing 2-0 win against Rayo Vallecano in their last outing.
Real Madrid, occupying the second spot in the league standings, has displayed impressive form, securing a narrow 3-2 victory over Almeria in their recent game. As they gear up for the weekend clash, Real Madrid boasts a favorable history against Las Palmas, winning eight out of the last 11 encounters, while Las Palmas has managed just one victory. Notably, Las Palmas has struggled in their recent encounters, failing to win in the last eight matches against Real Madrid and losing the last three without finding the back of the net.
In away matches against Las Palmas, Real Madrid initially faced a challenging streak of three defeats in four La Liga games but have since rebounded, winning five of their last seven encounters. Conversely, Las Palmas has experienced a positive turn of events at home, winning five of their last eight La Liga games after a winless streak of 10 matches.
Real Madrid enters the match with an impressive unbeaten run of 14 games in La Liga, securing victories in their last four league fixtures. Under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti, the team is determined to close the gap with Girona in the title race. Key players like Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior, known for their prowess, will be crucial for Real Madrid and need to deliver top performances in this upcoming clash.
Real Madrid is poised to reclaim the lead in the La Liga standings if they can avoid a loss in their upcoming match against Las Palmas at Estadio Gran Canaria on Saturday afternoon. Having secured a 3-2 victory over Almeria in their last outing, Los Blancos are gearing up for a challenging encounter with the high-performing Las Palmas, who are coming off a 2-0 win against Rayo Vallecano.
While much attention has been on Girona’s performance in La Liga this season, Las Palmas has also been making waves in their return to the top tier of Spanish football. La Union Deportiva, finishing second in the Segunda Division last season, boasts a commendable record of nine wins, four draws, and eight defeats in their 21 La Liga matches, accumulating a total of 31 points and holding the eighth position in the table.
Garcia Pimienta’s squad, only four points behind sixth-placed Real Sociedad, approaches the Saturday contest with momentum from successive victories over Villarreal and Rayo Vallecano. Despite their recent goal-scoring prowess, with five goals in their last two matches, Las Palmas remains among the lower-scoring teams this season, having netted only 21 times. Their success is notably founded on a sturdy defense, with their 17 goals conceded second only to Real Madrid’s 13 in the league this term.
Saturday’s clash promises to showcase the two best defensive sides in La Liga this season. Real Madrid, aiming for their fourth consecutive league triumph over Las Palmas, will be looking to extend their positive record, which includes a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Bernabeu in September 2023.
Real Madrid experienced a rare break following their elimination from the Copa del Rey on January 18. Their most recent action saw them secure a 3-2 victory over Almeria in La Liga, overcoming a 2-0 deficit at halftime. Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior scored to level the match at 2-2, and Dani Carvajal sealed the win in the 99th minute. Despite the controversial VAR decisions and a somewhat lackluster performance, Real Madrid secured all three points.