Almeria vs Barcelona prediction 16/05/2024

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  • Date: 16.05.2024
  • Competition: La Liga
  • KO: 20:30 UTC +1 / 21:30 CEST
  • Venue: Power Horse Stadium – Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos (Almería)

The Power Horse Stadium plays host to La Liga action this weekend as bottom-of-the-table Almeria takes on Barcelona. 

Almeria vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Barcelona Win / Over 2.5 

Barcelona may have fallen short in their La Liga title quest, but their pursuit of a second-place finish continues this week as they gear up to face Almería at Power Horse Stadium this Thursday. 

The Catalans come into Thursday´s contest one point above local rivals Girona in a barely-believable fight to finish as runners-up behind champions Real Madrid. Xavi´s side bounced back from a remarkable 4:2 defeat at Girona with a much-needed 2:0 win against Real Sociedad on Monday. 

On their travels, Barcelona lost both of their last two away La Liga games - a 3:2 defeat at rivals Real Madrid, before the shock 4:2 defeat in Girona. La Blaugrana have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 16 away fixtures. 

In stark contrast, Almería finds themselves mired at the bottom of the table and already destined to spend next season in the Segunda Division. 

A miserable season sees the hosts come into this fixture still looking for a first home win of the season. Almeria lost nine and drew eight of 17 matches played at the Power Horse Stadium this season. Three goals or more were scored in eight of those nine defeats.

In their previous encounter, Barcelona emerged victorious with a hard-fought 3-2 win at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys and another high-scoring victory for the Catalans seems likely.

I´m backing Barcelona to win, and with at least three goals scored in a likely entertaining contest at the Power Horse Stadium.

Almería vs FC Barcelona Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Barcelona

    3 : 2

    Almería

    La Liga

  2. Almería

    1 : 0

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

  3. FC Barcelona

    2 : 0

    Almería

    La Liga

  4. FC Barcelona

    4 : 0

    Almería

    La Liga

  5. Almería

    1 : 2

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

Almería

Almeria team news

Head coach Pepe Mel has a strong squad available this week. The hosts have only two players missing from their selection with Aleksandar Radovanović an injury absentee while Largie Ramazani is suspended.

Last matches of Almería

  1. Real Betis

    3 : 2

    Almería

    La Liga

  2. Rayo Vallecano

    0 : 1

    Almería

    La Liga

  3. Almería

    1 : 3

    Getafe

    La Liga

  4. Almería

    1 : 2

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  5. Real Sociedad

    2 : 2

    Almería

    La Liga

Almería lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 25

    Luís Maximiano

Defenders

  • 18

    Marc Pubill

  • 21

    Chumi

  • 3

    Edgar González

  • 20

    Álex Centelles

Midfielders

  • 5

    Lucas Robertone

  • 26

    Marcos Peña

  • 12

    Leo Baptistao

  • 8

    Jonathan Viera

  • 10

    Adrián Embarba

Forwards

  • 15

    Anthony Lozano

FC Barcelona

Barcelona team news

Barcelona boss Xavi has only a few expected absentees ahead of Thursday's trip to Almeria. 

Frenkie de Jong, Gavi and Alejandro Balde are the only players set to miss out for the Catalans. 

Last matches of FC Barcelona

  1. FC Barcelona

    2 : 0

    Real Sociedad

    La Liga

  2. Girona

    4 : 2

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

  3. FC Barcelona

    4 : 2

    Valencia

    La Liga

  4. Real Madrid

    3 : 2

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

  5. FC Barcelona

    1 : 4

    PSG

    Champions League

FC Barcelona lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    M. ter Stegen

Defenders

  • 23

    Jules Kounde

  • 5

    Íñigo Martinez

  • 33

    Pau Cubarsí

  • 2

    Joao Cancelo

Midfielders

  • 20

    Sergi Roberto

  • 15

    Andreas Christensen

  • 8

    Pedri

Forwards

  • 11

    Raphinha

  • 9

    Robert Lewandowski

  • 27

    Lamine Yamal

Key Facts Almeria vs Barcelona

  1. Almeria have failed to win their last 17 home matches
  2. Barcelona won 10 of their last 11 matches against Almeria
  3. Barcelona saw 24 goals scored in their last 5 matches
  4. Barcelona failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 16 away matches

Main prediction Almería - FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona to win

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58% winrate

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2 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.36

BTTS

Best odds:1.52

AH2 (-1.5)

Best odds:2.10

Over 3.5

Best odds:1.97

Almeria vs Barcelona - FAQ

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Almeria Player to Watch

Léo Baptistão - The Brazilian forward has scored six goals in 29 La Liga appearances this season.

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Barcelona Player to Watch

Robert Lewandowski - The Polish forward has scored four goals in his last three appearances

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Where to watch

This La Liga match can be viewed live on Viaplay and La Liga TV.