Las Palmas became something of a fan favorite last season, with some big results against some of the bigger teams in La Liga. This season, though, they’ve gotten off to a poor start, and even with a match against a Barcelona side that they shocked last season at hand, it doesn’t look as though their season is about to turn around.
Barcelona are in great form overall, winning all six La Liga matches they’ve played this season, as well as both Champions League tilts. They’ve also been scoring almost at will, including a 15-3 difference over their last five matches.
There’s been some small signs of Barcelona’s form starting to slow a bit, though — they’ve been out-shot by their opponents several times in recent matches, and have been winning through a slightly higher rate of finishing chances than is normal even for them. If they start to cool down even a little bit in that area, Barcelona’s results could start to turn in a hurry, but with Las Palmas in such rough form themselves, it seems unlikely that Barcelona will get punished for that just yet.
Barcelona are missing Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha, leaving their attack somewhat short-handed in wide areas, though they certainly have the depth elsewhere to deal with that issue. La Palmas, though, are dealing with some problematic injuries, with Sergi Samper, Vitolo, Dani Castellano, and ex-Barcelona youth Alen Halilovic all out injured, a set of injuries they’re less-well capable of managing than their opponents’.
Match info, plus how to watch on TV and stream
Match Date/Time: Sunday, 10:15 ET, 4:15 p.m. local
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
TV: beIN Sports (U.S. - Spanish), beIN Sports en Español (U.S. - Spanish), beIN LaLiga (Spain)
Online: beIN Sports Connect (U.S.), beIN Sports Connect España (Spain)
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