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Preview: Real Madrid – Las Palmas

Real Madrid have dropped on 4th position in La Liga after yesterday’s matches. Zidane’s team will be looking to regain their third position today, as they host 19th-placed Las Palmas.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

This weekend’s La Liga (LL) action ends at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid face 18th-placed Las Palmas, the team with the league’s longest current losing streak (6 games).

Madrid’s crisis can no longer be denied. The 12-time kings of Europe trail leaders and bitter-rivals Barca by 8 points after just 10 games, a deficit they have never overcome to take the LL title.

Zidane’s men fell to back-to-back losses for the first time since January this year after they were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham at Wembley in the Champions League last Wednesday, a defeat that must have made a huge impact on Los Blancos.

Madrid have scored 36 goals in all competitions so far this season (18 games) – 20 fewer than they had after the same number of games last season.

Pako Ayestaran (Las Palmas) is the first manager to suffer 11 straight defeats in Spain’s top flight.

Las Palmas have never won at the Bernabeu, but they did hold Madrid to a 3-3 draw in their last trip there.

 

Missing players:

Real Madrid: M. Kovacic (groin injury), D. Carvajal (doubtful), K. Navas (doubtful), R. Varane (doubtful), L. Zidane (doubtful)

Las Palmas: A. Halilovic (ankle injury), O. Tannane (groin injury), J. Viera (doubtful).