Barcelona are running away with the La Liga title with a 15 point lead, hence teams such as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are left to battle it out for the second spot. Real Madrid, who are currently in third place with 60 points, can inch closer to Atletico (67) if they manage to get past Las Palmas at Gran Canaria on Sunday.
Real Madrid should not have much trouble in emerging victorious against Las Palmas, who are in 15th place in the La Liga. Real Madrid have also looked good in their recent matches, defeating Levante, Celta Vigo and Roma with ridiculous ease in their last three fixtures in all competitions. Real will hope to carry on their winning momentum against Las Palmas as well.
With few games remaining for the season to come to a close there will be more pressure on Real Madrid to perform and win matches consistently. Manager Zinedine Zidane wants his team to concentrate more with some important games coming up.
"We're playing well at the moment, but that means nothing. We need to start games well, we have prepared well all week and we're ready to compete tomorrow, we're going to try to do the best we can," Real's official website quoted Zidane as saying.
"Everything is better after three victories, the training sessions, the atmosphere... Now we must concentrate on ourselves, on moving forward, because the remaining games are more and more difficult".
Real Madrid, with players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, are a huge force, but have failed to challenge Barcelona, and push them for the title. However, Las Palmas are not going to find it any easy to contain the duo.
Real Madrid are severe against opponents who fail to turn up on the match day as was witnessed by Celta Vigo, who lost the game 7-1 recently. Las Palmas will be keen to avoid such a humiliating defeat as it could lower their morale as well.
Las Palmas needs to draw inspiration from their last three matches against Eibar, Getafe and Villarreal, which they won with some quality football. Las Palmas players will not be short on confidence and will be looking for their fourth win on a trot. Such victories have helped them climb higher, but if they drop their guard down, they might again fall down to the relegation zone in the latter end of the season, which will be disastrous.
The home fans can also play an important role with their vocal support against Real Madrid, who are not a great team when they play away from home. Irrespective of such winning form (Las Palmas) and Real's struggle away from home, Zidane's team are favourites to take three points away from the fixture.
Las Palmas should be happy even if they manage to secure a point against Real Madrid.
Where to watch live
Las Palmas vs Real Madrid is scheduled for a 8:30 p.m. CET (1 a.m. IST, 7:30 p.m. GMT, 2:30 p.m. ET) start, with live TV coverage in India on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Viewers in India can also watch Las Palmas vs Real Madrid via live streaming online on Sony Liv.
Football fans in Spain can catch Las Palmas vs Real Madrid live on Abono Futbol 1 and Movistar Futbol.
Viewers in the UK can watch Las Palmas vs Real Madrid live on Sky Sports 1/HD with live streaming on Sky Go.
Bein Sports and Bein Sports Connect will broadcast Las Palmas vs Real Madrid in the US.