Both Almeria and Espanyol will be highly motivated to improve on their position in the lower end of the table.
Almeria scored 13 goals, conceded 16 and fought their way to one clean sheet in their previous ten matches.
Espanyol scored 11 goals, conceded ten and managed two clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
The last time the pair played each other, Espanyol came out the other side as 3-0 winners and surely won't mind a repeat of that result.
Almeria vs Espanyol Prediction
It could have been better, it could have been worse for Almeria, who have two points to show from their last three matches. They came up short in a 0-2 defeat against Real Sociedad, followed by a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. They picked up a point again in the latest round after a 2-2 draw with Valencia. Almeria won four of their previous six La Liga games at the Power Horse Stadium. They both drew and lost once, as they conceded seven and scored 11 goals.
Six points is Espanyol have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Getafe by 1-2. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat against Athletic Bilbao, before winning 1-0 against Real Betis. Espanyol claimed just one win from the last six away games in the La Liga. They also drew four and were defeated once, as they were outscored by seven goals to seven.
You don't look for Almeria or Espanyol, to provide with a lot of entertainment currently, as both are playing mostly tight matches with few goals. The value-bet lies with under 2.5 goals on Friday.
Almeria won 11 points from their last six encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won three, scored eight and let in five goals. Espanyol earned nine points from their last six games against teams placed in the bottom six of the La Liga table. They scored 11 goals in those matches, but also allowed ten goals against on their way to two wins. Almeria so far pulled off a record of five wins, four draws and nine defeats in the La Liga this season. Espanyol are looking at four wins, eight draws and six defeats in the La Liga.
Almeria vs Espanyol Stats
- In the last 10 Almeria matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 10 Almeria matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Almeria have conceded in 21 of the last 23 matches
- Almeria have scored in 17 of the last 19 home matches
- In the last 4 Almeria home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 11 of the last 12 Espanyol away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 Espanyol matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 7 of the last 9 Espanyol away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Espanyol have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- Espanyol have conceded in 9 of the last 11 away matches
Almeria vs Espanyol Team News
Espanyol have an almost full squad of players to choose from ahead of their next match on Friday, as just two players seem to be forced up in the stands.
Names like Keidi Bare and Adria Pedrosa most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Almeria.
Almeria vs Espanyol H2H
The last time these two sides facing off here came up against each other, Espanyol came away with a 3-0 win. Rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind at Power Horse Stadium. All in all, Espanyol have a fine reading on Almeria in previous seasons with a 5-3-2 advantage going into this match. The bookies have Espanyol to win this match at best price odds of 19/10.
Almeria vs Espanyol Results
Both teams found the back of the net four times in the past ten matches between home side Almeria and Espanyol. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 3/4.
Almeria vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the La Liga, Francisco Portillo will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Espanyol hope Joselu can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three La Liga goals in his last six La Liga games.
Power Horse Stadium witnessed Almeria winning six of their 10 latest matches across all tournaments here. They drew one and lost three in this run. Espanyol won three of their previous 10 games away, drew four and lost three. Does the value lie with over or under 2.5 goals, when it comes to home matches for Almeria? Over 2.5 happened six times in their last 10 at Power Horse Stadium. It came out four times in 10 league matches away for Espanyol.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet five times in the past ten encounters between Almeria and Espanyol, with the latter scoring 1.6 goals on average in these. Almeria managed an average of 0.8 goals as both teams scored four times in this run. Almeria saw over 2.5 goals in one of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Espanyol's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.4 goals in these matches.