This isn’t a game that will have many neutrals tuning in. Even some Las Palmas fans might be tempted to give it a miss given the wretched season they have had. The Gran Canaria club will be back in the Segunda Division next term and faced with a rebuilding job as they aim to bounce back at the first attempt.
Eibar meanwhile will be in La Liga for the fifth straight season, which is a fantastic achievement for a club from a town with only 27,000 people. They still have a chance to secure their best ever league finish too as they try to better the 10th place from last season. They are currently in the same position and will certainly be targeting three points from this game.
They’d only won 1 from 9 heading into last weekend’s trip to Girona. However they put in their most convincing performance for some time, hammering the Catalans 4-1. Having secured a 0-0 draw at the Mestalla the previous weekend, they seem to be playing themselves back into some form now. They also have the opportunity to end the season as the highest ranked Basque club for the first time in their history with Sociedad, Athletic and Alaves all currently below them in the standings.
Therefore, they should be able to find some motivation here but Las Palmas really seem to be going through the motions now. They were relegated a few weeks back and are a huge 18 points back on 17th so they thoroughly deserve to be going down. Things briefly picked up when Paco Jemez took charge but it’s 6 defeats from 7 heading into this one and they’ve not won since early February when they beat Malaga, the only side still below them.
Therefore it’s hard to look past a home win here and even a goal for Las Palmas would be a surprise. They’ve failed to score in over half of their league matches this season and in 67% of their away games. The Gran Canaria outfit are the joint lowest scorers in the division with only 0.64 goals per game on average.
Eibar meanwhile have only conceded 3 goals in their last 5 matches. Those records suggest the value bet here is going for Eibar to Win to Nil in a game they should be able to assert genuine control of.