On Saturday afternoon, Atletico Madrid will host one of La Liga’s surprise packages this season, Las Palmas, as the home team attempts to get back on track in the Spanish top flight.Atletico’s slump continued at Sevilla
Diego Simeone’s team is now three games without a win after a 1-0 defeat at Sevilla. The defeat means that they have suffered back-to-back defeats in all competitions, having failed to win in three outings.
Los Colchoneros are still in fourth place in La Liga but are only two points ahead of fifth-place Athletic Club in the race for Champions League spots.
Atletico’s Liga games have been short of goals of late, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five matches.
Despite their recent underwhelming form, Atletico Madrid has a formidable home record, as they have won 20 of their previous 21 La Liga games at the Metropolitano. They are also unbeaten in 23 home league games, a record that goes back over a year.Las Palmas in the hunt for a European spot
The Islanders are enjoying a solid campaign in the Spanish top flight. Garcia Pimienta’s team is currently in eighth place in La Liga, only three points outside the European spots.
The visitors ended a mini two-game run without a Liga victory by recording a 2-0 home win over Valencia last time out.
Las Palmas’ recent games have not always been goal-filled in La Liga this season. In fact, three of their previous four games in the Spanish top flight have produced under 2.5 goals.
The visitor's recent away form has been highly inconsistent in La Liga, as they have recorded two wins and two draws while suffering two defeats in their previous six away games.What am I backing?
I can see this being a relatively game. However, you back against Atletico on home soil at your peril, so the bet I am backing is the home win.