UD Las Palmas

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Estadio Gran Canaria

14/04/2018 | 5:30 pm

Real Sociedad

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Estadio Gran Canaria

14/04/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence:  The dice must be rolled if Las Palmas are to have any hope of survival this season with anything other than three points all but spelling the end for the hosts.

Last time: Xabi Prieto struck a 74th minute winner for Sociedad the last time they visited Gran Canaria. A game of little chances and action meant for a forgettable game with much more riding on it in this La Liga preview.

This time: Las Palmas are 14/5 with Real Sociedad at 10/11 and the draw 13/5

You might remember: During the 2007-08 season, these two were vying for promotion in Spain’s second tier. In September at the beginning of the campaign, the sides played out an entertaining 3-2 result in favour of Sociedad. Ironically, both sides missed out on promotion.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Estadio Gran Canaria will host this crunch relegation fixture

After three years in Spain’s top flight, time is running out for Las Palmas to make a remarkable fight for survival. 10 points behind Levante in 17th with seven games to go, beating Real Sociedad is a must if any glimmer of hope is to be left. However, our La Liga predictions make that a possibility as 13th place Real Sociedad have little to play for in the safety of thirteenth.  It is all or nothing at the bottom with a tense affair on Gran Canaria one of the football predictions for this contest.

Las Palmas are 14/5 to win but in 31 games this season, they have only picked up five victories. However, four of those have come at home to give La Union Deportiva some hope even if the hosts have not beaten their opponent in the last three meetings.

Real Sociedad are 10/11 to win and that could be one of the best football betting tips just so long as Imanol Alguacil’s men decide to turn up. Current form suggests they will after hammering Girona 5-0 last time out making a Sociedad away win a distinct possibility.

The draw is 13/5 and whilst that would suit the visitors, it does little but delay the inevitability a little more for the home side. However, it is one of the best football score predictions as there have been four draws in the pairs last nine meetings.

Both teams to score is 8/13 and that is one of best football betting tips for the weekend. Las Palmas have conceded more goals at home all season (30) than any other La Liga side meaning an away goal is a certainty, whilst averaging slightly under a goal a game at home.

The double chance of draw or Real Sociedad pays 2/7 and maybe a little longer than we would like but is almost assured as today’s football prediction by offering a bank of insurance on the likely draw.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

An early goal. In two of the last three meetings between the two, a goal has been scored within the opening 21 minutes.

For a goal to be scored before 26:00 is 5/6 and that is one of the best football predictions for this game.

2

We fancy:

For both teams to score but the game end in a draw is 10/3.

There have been four score draws between the two since their last 0-0 back in 2002.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Real Sociedad to win 5-0 is 66/1.

It seems an incredibly long shot, but they did it last week against Girona who are a better side than Las Palmas.

Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!