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Almeria welcome Athletic Club for a clash in the La Liga at Power Horse Stadium this coming Monday.

Sitting bottom of the table, Almeria have claimed six points after 23 rounds, while Athletic Club have amassed 45 points. This places the latter as number 5 in the La Liga at the moment.

With 5 defeats in the last 6 games, the situation at Almeria could probably be a lot better. They need to improve their game or prepare for more disappointment as they face Athletic Club at home.

Almeria have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly seven goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of 0.7 goals per game, in which they conceded 16 goals, or 1.6 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to three clean sheets in this run.

Athletic Club scored an average of 1.7 goals a game in the past ten matches. They scored 17 goals, let in four for an average of 0.4 a game, and managed six clean sheets.

Athletic Club won 3-0 and 2-1 in the two most recent meetings with Almeria, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage.

Almeria vs Athletic Club Prediction

Almeria Form

Almeria have had to endure a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 3-2 by Real Madrid, before Deportivo Alaves ran out 0-3 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Valencia, who came out 2-1 winners. Almeria did not win any of their last six La Liga matches at the Power Horse Stadium. They came through these matches with a record of three draws and three defeats, in which they conceded eight and scored two goals.

Athletic Club Form

Athletic Club went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 0-0 draw against Cadiz. A 4-0 win against Mallorca followed, before they beat Atletico Madrid by 0-1. Athletic Club won twice, while also recording three draws, and one defeat in their last six away matches in the La Liga. The scoreline from these matches says five goals conceded and seven scored.

Head-to-head encounters tend to bring out the best in both sides, when it comes to goals. We see no reason for this trend to end here, and we expect an entertaining match once again between Almeria and Athletic Club.

Almeria fought their way to zero wins and one points from their last eight games against teams inside the top six. They were on target nine times in these matches, but also let in 22 goals. Athletic Club claimed five wins from 17 goals scored and four conceded in the previous eight encounters with opponents from the bottom six of the La Liga. This earned them a total of 18 points. Almeria are looking at a record of zero wins, six draws and 17 defeats in the La Liga this season. Athletic Club are looking at 13 wins, six draws and four defeats in the La Liga.

Almeria vs Athletic Club Stats

  • Almeria have not won the last 25 matches in a row in the La Liga
  • Almeria have not won 26 of the last 28 matches
  • Almeria have not won the last 12 home matches in a row in the La Liga
  • Almeria have not won the last 11 home matches in a row
  • In 3 of the last 4 Almeria home matches the sum of goals was under 0.5
  • In 20 of the last 22 Athletic Club away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Athletic Club have not lost 17 of the last 18 matches
  • In 15 of the last 17 Athletic Club away matches in the La Liga, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 11 of the last 13 Athletic Club away matches in the La Liga, the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Athletic Club have not lost 12 of the last 13 matches in the La Liga

Almeria vs Athletic Club Squads

Almeria Squad

Gaizka Garitano will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Athletic Club from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the La Liga this season):

Diego Marino (0/1), Fernando Martinez (0/2), Luis Maximiano (0/20), Aleksandar Radovanovic (0/0), Alex Centelles (0/5), Bruno Langa (0/0), Cesar Montes (0/13), Juan Brandariz (0/21), Lazaro (0/14), Marc Pubill (0/9), Martin Svidersky (0/0), Alejandro Pozo (0/16), Dion Lopy (0/21), Edgar Gonzalez (2/19), Gonzalo Melero (0/19), Iddrisu Baba (0/18), Jonathan Viera (0/0), Lucas Robertone (0/19), Luka Romero (0/2), Marcos Pena (0/0), Sergio Arribas (6/23), Adrian Embarba (0/21), Anthony Lozano (0/7), Ibrahima Kone (0/8), Largie Ramazani (3/22), Leo Baptistao (4/19), Luis Suarez (4/10), Marko Milovanovic (0/6), Rachad Fettal (0/0).

Athletic Club Squad

Here is the full team squad of Athletic Club. The 59 year-old Ernesto Valverde will select his starting lineup from the following players:

Julen Agirrezabala (0/0), Unai Simon (0/23), Aitor Paredes (1/22), Daniel Vivian (0/22), Hugo Rincon (0/0), Imanol Garcia de Albeniz (0/4), Inigo Lekue (0/17), Oscar de Marcos (1/16), Yeray Alvarez (0/7), Yuri Berchiche (3/17), Ander Herrera (0/16), Benat Prados (0/14), Dani Garcia (1/10), Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta (1/17), Mikel Jauregizar (0/4), Mikel Vesga (3/16), Oihan Sancet (3/21), Raul Garcia (0/10), Unai Gomez (2/14), Alex Berenguer (4/20), Asier Villalibre (1/11), Gorka Guruzeta (9/23), Iker Muniain (1/13), Inaki Williams (8/20), Malcom Ares (0/7), Nico Williams (3/20).

Almeria vs Athletic Club Team News

Almeria could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Athletic Club. There is no need for Leo Baptistao to show up in the Almeria dressing room, as he is suspended.

Luis Suarez, Ibrahima Kone and Alejandro Pozo take up space in the treatment room and won't be eligible to be called up for home side Almeria, when they face Athletic Club on Monday.

Going to Almeria, Athletic Club have three players out of action for the match this coming Monday.

Athletic Club need to do without Inigo Lekue, Alex Berenguer and Nico Williams, who are not fit enough to travel to Power Horse Stadium.

Almeria vs Athletic Club Lineups

Almeria vs Athletic Club H2H

The most recent meeting between the two sides ended in a 3-0 triumph for Athletic Club, who are looking to stay on top on Monday at Power Horse Stadium. No doubt, Almeria are planning a comeback, though. Athletic Club won nine of their previous ten meetings with Almeria, and the bookies have Athletic Club up for another win at best price odds of 7/10.

Almeria vs Athletic Club Results

In the last ten matches between Almeria and Athletic Club, both teams to score came up five times.

Almeria vs Athletic Club Betting Tips

Edgar Gonzalez is the most prolific La Liga marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Athletic Club look to Yuri Berchiche, hoping he can add to his current total of two La Liga goals in his latest games.

Almeria didn't win a single one of their previous 10 games Power Horse Stadium across all tournaments, but did at least manage to draw five along the way. They endured five defeats in this run. Athletic Club won six of their last 10 league games away, as well as drawing three and losing one. Almeria scored the first opening goal of the match a modest two times in their 10 previous matches at Power Horse Stadium. Athletic Club scored the opener in seven of their 10 most recent outings away.

In the past ten encounters between Almeria and Athletic Club over 2.5 goals came out seven times, with Almeria scoring an average of 0.5 goals per game. Athletic Club averaged 2.6 goals, while both teams scored five times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Almeria’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 0.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Athletic Club's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches.