Las Palmas and Sabadell are cited this afternoon at the Gran Canaria Stadium with the need to justify an upward trend that, however, has its contradictions (follow the game live on As.com). Happens that Pepe Mel’s pupils were able to win over Espanyol, Mallorca and Leganés and then lose without any excuses during their visit to Mirandés. While, Catalan training fight seeks a relief that allows him to get out of the descent, and He has only been able to win one of the seven games he has not lost.
Despite the traditional poor condition of the green of your home and the storm that fell in Gran Canaria in the last hours, the show seems safe. “The grass has responded very well,” Pepe Mel said on Friday. Who is not so safe is his team, with whom COVID-19 was primed in recent weeks and also prevented the departure of footballers like Maikel Mesa.
For this duel Las Palmas recovers one of its most important footballers as is Álvaro Lemos, absolute owner of the right back. The fifth yellow card of Dani Castellano was without effect, so the defensive line is clear: the two of them escorting Eric Curbelo and Álex Suárez.
Ahead, barring last minute complications, Javi Castellano and Sergio Ruiz will appear again on the double pivot. As a center forward Araujo’s presence does not generate debate, and it will be his companions who must win the position. Espiau could give his to Óscar Clemente, already at the right pace after his positive for COVID-19, since Kirian is injured. Rafa Mujica could be called up and play his first minutes, and it is already known that Jesé will be ready, at the earliest, in two weeks. Likewise, there is no see if Rober, recently confined, has enough energy to return to play for at least a few minutes. The range of possibilities reaches Maikel Mesa, who only remains in the UD, sold as he was to Albacete, due to the stubbornness of Pepe Mel, and Aridai, with Benito as the main opponent.
With the drop to ten points, in Gran Canaria you are already beginning to think in the playoffs as a possibility more than real especially if Jesé returns to an optimal level, as abundant as it seems in this category. The privileged positions are five points away, but the league does not wait for anyone.
For its part, Sabadell will look to Las Palmas for a victory that confirms the good feelings and, above all, that it gives them a little air regarding the descent. The team led by Antonio Hidalgo has not lost for seven games, but of these they have only won one. A perfect summary of the team, which He has gained a lot in defensive solidity, but it is still difficult for him to find a goal. On the last day, against Logroñés, only the strikers were right to win.
Some forwards who a priori will also jump to the grass today in Gran Canaria, because the trio formed by Stoichkov, Guruzeta and Álvaro Vázquez promises evenings of glory for the Harlequin fans. Hidalgo has managed to combine this offensive potential with an improvement in the back, a recipe that has led them to seven games without losing. He won’t be able to count on Coch, lesionado, but recovers Cornud after a sanctioned match. The depth by bands of the lanes is one of the best weapons of Sabadell, who continues to fight for everything to get out of a descent that refuses to let him go. A defeat could prolong an agony that exudes doom.