LAS PALMAS – ATL MADRID
Las Palmas welcomes Atletico Madrid in a game from the 35th round of the Spanish La Liga. We are going to examine this match in our winning soccer predictions for the weekend.
Even if their chances to win the title are practically gone, Atletico still have something to play for until the end of the season. Diego Simeone’s team will try to defend the 3rd place in the standings, as it allows a direct qualification for the Champions League, without the need to participate in playoffs.
Atletico are currently having a three point advantage in front of 4th Sevilla, so they need to win as much points as possible until the end of the season, if they want to reach their main goal and keep this position.
Las Palmas on the other hand already reached their main goal this season – the survival. They are currently 13th in the standings, being completely safe. They have achieved some decent results this season, so they deserve to remain in La Liga for at least one more season.
In the last round of La Liga Atletico lost at home against Villarreal, so now they will try to get back on the winning ways.
Of course, their main ambition until the end of the season remains reaching another final in the Champions League. At the 1/2-finals Atletico will meet Real Madrid – the team who they lost against in the finals in 2014 and 2016.
But it doesn’t mean that Atletico have to completely give up on La Liga, because securing the 3rd spot in the standings is very important as well.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the match between Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid. Yes, Atletico are the favourites to win, but Las Palmas are usually strong at home, so be careful.