Villarreal v Las Palmas – El Madrigal at 11:00 Live at Sky Sports
Cedric Bakambu bagged an early brace to put Villarreal in control against newly-promoted Girona last time out in La Liga with the Yellow Submarine eventually securing a 2-1 triumph in Catalonia. The victory continues the good start made under new boss Javier Calleja.
Calleja was promoted from the B-team following Fran Escriba’s sacking earlier in the campaign and has guided Villarreal to back-to-back league wins, including a convincing 3-0 victory over Eibar in their last outing at El Madrigal on league duty.
Villarreal backed to deliver cushy victory
The hosts are in Europa League action on Thursday evening but should still be supported on Sunday morning as they welcome struggling Las Palmas. In fact, backing the Yellow Submarine with a -1 Asian Handicap start is advised with 1.90 quotes appealing.
This selection would see our selection pay-out should the home side win by two goals or more with a one-goal margin victory seeing our stake returned. Villarreal has won 15 of their last 21 when welcoming bottom-half clubs, covering the one-goal handicap in eight of their most recent 10 triumphs against La Liga’s lesser lights.
Las Palmas away day struggles
Las Palmas have tended to be strong operators at their Canary Islands home but the Yellows were sliced and diced when hosting Celta Vigo on Monday evening, losing out 5-1. Unsurprisingly, the visitors boast the league’s worst defense.
Possibly more alarming for Las Palmas backers, the guests have now lost six of their eight league matches thus far, including their most recent four, continuing their dreadful return from games this calendar year.
Where the Yellows really fall down is on their travels. Las Palmas boasts a dreadful W1-D3-L18 record in away La Liga fixtures since the start of last season and has been beaten by more than a solitary goal in nine of those defeats, failing to even grab a goal in six of their last seven.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Villarreal -1 at 1.900