Here is a Las Palmas v Celta Vigo betting preview from the Spanish La Liga. Find all the latest team news match facts and our analysts thoughts ahead of the game. The match will take place at the Estadio De Gran Canaria on Sunday the 31st of January, 17:15 GMT.

 

Las Palmas were knocked out of the Copa Del Rey on Thursday night after a 1-0 defeat at home to Valencia. This will now leave them more time to focus on their league form which has been poor of late. Quique Setien’s side are currently 18th in the league, so are in the relegation zone. Las Palmas have taken just 2 points from their last 4 games and have lost their last 2 matches against Levante and Atletico Madrid. Having kept just 5 clean sheets all season do not be surprised to see Celta grab a goal. Las Palmas have conceded 6 goals in their last 2 games and are not playing with much confidence. Las Palmas have taken 15 points from their 111 home games so they perform much better at the Gran Canaria Stadium. Away from home they have managed just 3 points all season. The home side are lacking a clinical finisher with left winger Jonathan Viera that top scorer with 4 goals. Willian Jose has led the line for the majority of the season but the Brazilian has managed just 3 goals from 15 games.

 

Celta Vigo will head into this game with huge confidence after a famous victory against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Atletico are a strong force at home and fielded their strongest eleven for the Copa Del Rey tie. That 3-2 win sees Celta Vigo advance to the semi final of the Copa Del Rey where they will face either Sevilla, Barcelona or Valencia. In the league though their recent displays have been far from impressive having lost 4 of their last 5 games. Vigo have lost to Athletic Bilbao, Malaga, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in recent weeks. This had a detrimental effect on their bid for Champions League qualification. At the beginning of December the bookmakers had them as the fourth favourite team to make the top 4, behind Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. At that stage they had a comfortable gap between themselves and Villarreal and Eibar. Villarreal though hit form just as Celta’s form dipped and now have a seven point advantage over Eduardo Berizzo’s side.

Team News

Las Palmas

Vicente Gomez (dislocated shoulder), Javi Castellano (knee injury) and Angel Lopez (meniscus injury) are unavailable for Las Palmas.

Celta Vigo

Marcelo Diaz (hamstring injury), Nolito (thigh injury) and Andreu Fontas (achilles tendon problems) will miss the trip to Gran Canaria.

Betting Predictions

Celta will be boosted by their midweek win and also have an extra day to recover over their opponents. Las Palmas have not looked good in recent weeks and Celta need all 3 points to get their push for the top four back on track. I think Celta have the quality to nick a win.