Surging Las Palmas Braces for Tough Atletico Madrid Test

Published January 17, 2016 by Florin P

Surging Las Palmas Braces for Tough Atletico Madrid Test

Atletico Madrid hopes to extend Primera Division lead win victory over Las Palmas (7:15 p.m UK Time).

Las Palmas was regarded as the most likely team to relegate at the end of the season, but so far the newly promoted side is defying the critics. It recently left the relegation area and has also advanced to the next stage of Copa del Rey, while scoring plenty of goals both at home and on the road. The toughest test for them is to score and win against Atletico Madrid, the team with the best defensive in La Liga.

Narrow Margin Victories Propel Atletico Madrid the Top

Barcelona and Real Madrid are within striking distance, but at the time of writing it is Atletico Madrid that tops the La Liga tables. The reigning champions have one game in hand, so there is no room for error when they travel to Las Palmas. Recent results, suggest that the leaders have what it takes to secure narrow margin victories even against the stringiest teams.

Over the last two weeks, Atletico Madrid won three games and only allowed one goal in the Copa del Rey against Rayo Vallecano. They will have the chance to make amendments in the second leg, but the top priority is to extend their lead in the domestic championship.

Goal Scoring Spree for Las Palmas

Las Palmas scored a combined 10 goals in the last four games, winning twice and splitting points on two occasions. It will take a lot of confidence for the home side to stick to this offensive strategy, but they’ve got no option against such a clinical team as Atletico Madrid. Five players are injured, but the hosts have been playing with several of them for most of the season, so their absence should go unnoticed.

Since there is no value in the odds offered by bookmakers for Atletico Madrid to win, punters should look the other way. bet365 Sports gives odds of 4/5 on the home side not to lose, while returning the stakes if the visitors win once again by the odd goal.

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