Having been two of the more impressive sides in La Liga this season, both Las Palmas and Sevilla need points to maintain their ambitions. Las Palmas want to keep getting wins to keep themselves as high up the table as they can, while Sevilla need to start winning in chains to keep the pressure on at the top of the league.
This weekend might just go some way to trying to make sure that this can happen. The home side are unbeaten in their last 15 home games, though, so if the title challengers want to leave here with a good result they will need to get a move on to ensure that this can happen.
Having slightly hit the skids in recent weeks, with three wins, two losses and a draw in their last six, Las Palmas know that home form will be a massive determining factor to where they wind up in the season.
At the moment they sit in 11th place, clear of relegation and with the smallest of chances to push on and obtain greater heights. Sevilla, meanwhile, are in 3rd and still have one win on top spot, albeit knowing they need a fair bit of help to make that possible now.
Sevilla have lost out in the last two weeks, dropping points to Espanyol in a 3-1 reverse and then drawing 0-0 at home with a resolute Villarreal side. If they want to try and get the title they need to win these kinds of games, and this will be a major determining factor in how far they can go. The splendid home record of Las Palmas, though, makes it hard to see where they can go.
Also, Sevilla know they are up against a team who love to come back from losing positions; they will have to do some pretty deep digging if they want to avoid a famous Las Palmas return.
They are powerful on the break – something that Sevilla can struggle with – so Sevilla will need to use their ability to cut teams open well. Sevilla are a clinical side and on their day you would trust them to put just about any side to the sword.
This weekend, though? We only see one winner. Las Palmas should end the title hopes of Sevilla with a decent win – not impossible by any means to see Sevilla winning, but the home side are very good at home.
3-1 Las Palmas, which will be a bullet to the heart of neutrals everywhere who want to see Jorge Sampaoli pick up the pieces.