Almeria vs Espanyol Prediction 27.01.2023

Almería

Almería

3 : 1

Espanyol

Espanyol

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  • Competition: La Liga
  • Date: 27th January 2023
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Estadio del Mediterraneo

Bottom-half sides Almeria and Espanyol will go head to head in the 19th game week of La Liga this Friday. The two teams are separated by just a point courtesy of a slightly better record of Espanyol (W4 D8 L6) compared to Almeria (W5 D4 L9). But, with both sides containing a negative goal difference at the moment, and Almeria playing at home, Espanyol's slight advantage is totally neutralized. Most importantly, Almeria are actually the eighth-best home side in the league at the moment, despite sitting 14th on overall terms. They have six wins or draws from nine games played at this very venue. What makes this game even more anticipatory is Espanyol's own successful away record. The side from Catalonia has avoided defeat in seven of the nine away games played this season. Game on!

Almeria vs Espanyol Betting Pick #1: Draw

Almeria have been too good in their five home wins this season. But, against Espanyol, the hosts have usually struggled to make an impact. The last five meetings have always gone in favour of Espanyol, be it a clear win or a hard-fought Almeria draw. In such a scenario and with over 60% of Espanyol's away trips ending in a draw, we believe that a stalemate will be the most appropriate result to predict ahead of time.

Pick #2: Under 2.5 goals

There are also hugely high chances that this game will not see more than two goals on Friday. Eight of Almeria's last nine games have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored. The visitors from Espanyol have seen no more than two goals in seven of their last nine games played in all competitions now. We would bet on a 0-0 or a 1-1 draw in this game for sure.

Almería vs Espanyol Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Almería

    3 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  2. Almería

    1 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  3. Espanyol

    2 : 1

    Almería

    La Liga 2

  4. Espanyol

    4 : 0

    Almería

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Espanyol

    3 : 0

    Almería

    La Liga

Almería

Almeria Team News

Almeria absolutely have no injury or suspension concerns ahead of Friday's meeting with Espanyol. The club is heavily relying on the services of their new number nine, El Bilal Toure, who has taken the club by storm. Becoming the highest valued player of Almeria, Toure arrived from Stade de Reims earlier last summer. The 21-year-old has played a majority of Almeria's games since his arrival and is currently benching another highly anticipated starlet in the form of Luis Suarez, who made a switch from Marseille during the time of Toure's arrival too.

Players to watch: El Bilal Toure (4 goals and 2 assists), Lucas Robertone (26 chances created this season), Samu (1.9 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Almería

  1. Almería

    3 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  2. Valencia

    2 : 2

    Almería

    La Liga

  3. Almería

    1 : 1

    Atletico Madrid

    La Liga

  4. Almería

    0 : 2

    Real Sociedad

    La Liga

  5. Cadiz

    1 : 1

    Almería

    La Liga

Almería lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Fernando Martínez

Defenders

  • 17

    Alejandro Pozo

  • 19

    Rodrigo Ely

  • 22

    Srđan Babić

  • 15

    Sergio Akieme

Midfielders

  • 5

    Lucas Robertone

  • 6

    César de la Hoz

  • 3

    Gonzalo Melero

Forwards

  • 12

    Léo Baptistão

  • 16

    Luis Javier Suárez

  • 10

    Adrián Embarba

Espanyol

Espanyol Team News

Contrary to Almeria, Espanyol have certain unavailabilities ahead of Friday's clash. Defensive midfielder Keidi Bare is expected to return to training by late February as he recovers from a ligament injury that he suffered in late December. He is joined by left-back Adria Pedrosa, who recently underwent a Hernia operation. Pedrosa has been not given a certain date of return and the club statements have classified him with an 'unknown' date of return tag.

Players to watch: Joselu (10 goals and 2 assists), Sergi Darder (37 chances created this season), Vinicius de Souza (2.2 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Espanyol

  1. Almería

    3 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  2. Espanyol

    1 : 0

    Real Betis

    La Liga

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Espanyol

    Copa Del Rey

  4. Getafe

    1 : 2

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  5. Espanyol

    2 : 2

    Girona

    La Liga

Espanyol lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 25

    Álvaro Fernández

Defenders

  • 2

    Óscar Gil

  • 23

    César Montes

  • 4

    Leandro Cabrera

  • 14

    Brian Oliván

Midfielders

  • 12

    Vinícius Souza

  • 22

    Aleix Vidal

  • 10

    Sergi Darder

  • 7

    Javi Puado

Forwards

  • 17

    Martin Braithwaite

  • 9

    Joselu

3 Reasons why this game will end in a Draw and Under 2.5 goals

  1. Almeria have not lost in six of their nine home games played in 2022-23
  2. Espanyol have drawn five of the nine away games played this season
  3. Both sides have not seen over 2.5 goals in seven of their last nine games now

Main prediction Almería - Espanyol

Draw

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winrate

51% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Almería & Espanyol current standing in La Liga

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 FC Barcelona 19 16 2 1 39 - 7 +32 50
2 Real Madrid 19 14 3 2 40 - 16 +24 45
3 Real Sociedad 19 12 3 4 28 - 18 +10 39
4 Atlético Madrid 19 10 4 5 28 - 16 +12 34
5 Villarreal 19 9 4 6 21 - 14 +7 31
6 Real Betis 19 9 4 6 21 - 16 +5 31
7 Rayo Vallecano 19 8 5 6 25 - 22 +3 29
8 Osasuna 19 8 4 7 18 - 18 0 28
9 Athletic Club 19 7 5 7 25 - 20 +5 26
10 Mallorca 19 7 4 8 15 - 18 -3 25
11 Almería 19 6 4 9 23 - 29 -6 22
12 Girona 19 5 6 8 26 - 29 -3 21
13 Sevilla 19 5 6 8 21 - 26 -5 21
14 Valencia 19 5 5 9 25 - 23 +2 20
15 Espanyol 19 4 8 7 23 - 29 -6 20
16 Celta de Vigo 19 5 5 9 18 - 29 -11 20
17 Real Valladolid 19 6 2 11 14 - 28 -14 20
18 Cádiz 19 4 7 8 14 - 29 -15 19
19 Getafe 19 4 5 10 16 - 26 -10 17
20 Elche 19 0 6 13 12 - 39 -27 6

Almeria vs Espanyol - FAQ

? How many cards are likely to be shown to Espanyol?
Over 4.5 (5/6)
? How many corners are likely to be won by Almeria?
Under 10.5 (5/5)
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