Las Palmas look to Inflict More Misery for Zidane
Real Madrid come into this match hoping to avoid more dropped points, which would effectively hand Barcelona the title. Even though it is still early days in the season, an eight point deficit is a huge element in the Spanish La Liga. Barcelona been able to establish a strong lead and it will be able to take it to 11 points if Madrid lose against Las Palmas. After having been extremely poor in the last few weeks, it would not be surprising if Las Palmas, who have been in the bottom three for much of the season, get a positive result.
Manager Zinedine Zidane has been lost for words for the incredible rise and the subsequent fall for the team in the last six months. To the heights of winning the La Liga and the Champions League, Real Madrid are struggling to even get into the top two places.
Las Palmas have been able to benefit immensely from the presence of Loic Remy, as the former Chelsea striker has been an instant hit at the club. Yet, his goals alone have not been able to keep the club out of relegation trouble as the weak defending has meant that the team has not had much joy in terms of points. An away game represents a tough element for Las Palmas, who have lost three consecutive on the road. Yet, there have been wins over the likes of Malaga in La Liga and Deportivo La Coruna in the Copa del Rey. It remains to be seen if Madrid will feel after effects of back-to-back losses.