Las Palmas looking for a change in fortuneJanuary 12, 2018
A clash of the second half of the table sees Las Palmas desperately searching for some points to pull themselves out of the relegation zone. Girona also comes into this game off back-to-back away losses in La Liga against Eibar and Valencia.
Girona coach Pablo Machín will be looking to get his team back on track. Meanwhile, Las Palmas coach Paco Jémez is taking charge of only his second La Liga game at the club on Saturday. As the club’s third manager of the campaign, the Spaniard will be fighting to take at least a point from the Montilivi.
Las Palmas continues to be in the last place in the table with 11 points. Málaga is just above them on goal difference. Girona currently sits in 13th place.
Girona is still missing Pedro Alcalá and Marc Muniesa. Meanwhile, Las Palmas is without Sergi Samper, Michel, and Pedro Bigas.
Girona coach Pablo Machín commented at a press conference today, “If tomorrow we can dominate the centre of the pitch it is possible to dominate the game and generate chances. If we are the Girona that we have demonstrated in 95% of the matches we will have many options to beat a direct rival.”
Las Palmas coach Paco Jémez is hopeful for a change in fortune. “Tomorrow is a good test to demonstrate that we can change.”
Girona has had decent home form this season. Las Palmas will have opportunities to score but the Whites and Reds will be looking to start 2018 with a return to form. The match kicks off Saturday at 1 pm local time / 12 pm BST.