PREVIEW Las Palmas-Real Madrid: An Important and Tough Match

PREVIEW Las Palmas-Real Madrid: An Important and Tough Match


Real Madrid will play their sixth match in the regular season against Las Palmas in the Estadio de Gran Canaria next Saturday (19:45, UK time). It will be a very tough match for the team managed by Zidane because Las Palmas are doing a great season.

After the draw against Villarreal, Real Madrid want to convince and not to lose more points with the other big teams in La Liga. Los Blancos played a very poor first half at Santiago Bernabéu, but in the second they improved a lot and they could almost win the match, but a great Asenjo prevented it.

Zinedine Zidane received very bad news about the injury of one of the most used midfielder, Casemiro. The Brazilian has a serious injury. He has a fracture of his left fibula and this injury requires a recovery period of one to two months. With this injury, Kroos will be the player who replace him in his position. Marcelo also had to leave the match against Villarreal and he also will miss the macht against Las Palmas and probably the recovery period will be of two weeks.

Real Madrid will make some rotations in the line-up because they have the second fixture of Champions League next weekend against Borussia Dortmund. Nacho and Carvajal could return to the defense replacing Marcelo and Danilo and in the midfield, Kroos and Modric will also return to the starting 11.

Las Palmas are being the revelation of La Liga. The team managed by Quique Setién are playing a very good football and they are having amazing results, being currently in the fifth position of the league. In the last match against Real Sociedad, Las Palmas lost 4-1 because they played with one player less almost the entire game because of a hand ball of Kevin Prince Boateng.

Possible Las Palmas XI: Varas, Dani Castellano, Aythami, Lemos, Michel; Roque Mesa, Vicente, Tana; Viera Livaja, El Zhar

Possible Real Madrid XI: Casilla, Nacho, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Kroos, Isco, Modric; Ronaldo,Benzema, Bale