Las Palmas vs. Villarreal – prediction, team news, lineups

Two teams looking to turn the tide of their disappointing form will face off in Spain’s top flight this Saturday afternoon as Las Palmas plays host to Villarreal at Estadio Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas suffered a 2-0 defeat to Tenerife in their recent Copa del Rey outing, adding to their recent struggles. On the other side, Villarreal also faced elimination from the competition on Monday, falling victim to a penalty shootout loss against Unionistas de Salamanca. Both teams will be eager to bounce back and secure a much-needed win in this upcoming clash.

Las Palmas is facing some challenges in player availability for the upcoming clash with Villarreal. Fabio Gonzalez won’t be in action due to an ankle problem, and there are doubts surrounding the participation of Marvin Park and Munir El Haddadi.

Adding to the hurdles, Daley Sinkgraven is unavailable, having been sent off in the recent league match against Barcelona on January 4. Head coach Garcia Pimienta is expected to make significant changes from the lineup that featured in the Copa del Rey, with Alberto Moleiro, Kirian Rodriguez, Sandro Ramirez, and Javi Munoz among those set to return to the starting XI.

On the Villarreal side, injuries have ruled out Raul Albiol, Juan Foyth, and Yeremy Pino. Aissa Mandi is away on international duty with Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. Recent addition Eric Bailly is a doubt due to a hamstring problem, and Alexander Sorloth and Denis Suarez will undergo late fitness tests for muscular issues.

Santi Comesana and Alex Baena will make their return after missing the league game against Valencia due to suspension. There’s also a possibility that Francis Coquelin might be called upon to play in the middle of the defense, given the team’s absences in that area. Both teams are dealing with challenges, setting the stage for an interesting and unpredictable match.

Las Palmas vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Las Palmas possible starting lineup:
Valles; Suarez, Coco, Marmol, S Cardona; Munoz, Perrone, K Rodriguez; El Haddadi, Sandro, Moleiro
Villarreal possible starting lineup:
Jorgensen; Alti, Coquelin, Cuenca, A Moreno; Parejo, Capoue, Comesana; Baena, G Moreno, Morales