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Real Madrid vs Almeria Prediction & Betting Tips

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Real Madrid vs Almería: Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview

The Santiago Bernabeu hosts Real Madrid and Almeria this Sunday. This will see the opposite ends of the table take each other on, with Real Madrid hunting down Girona and Almeria looking to work their way off the bottom of the table.

These odds are accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change.

Struggling Almeria make the trip to Real Madrid to try and push themselves closer to safety. However, with Real Madrid closing in on top spot Girona, a win this weekend against a struggling side is of utmost importance.

Real Madrid currently sit second in La Liga after 19 games. Los Blancos have 15 wins, three draws and one loss, leaving them just one point behind Girona and seven points ahead of Athletic Club and Barcelona but with one game in hand.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been electric in front of goal, scoring 40 goals in 19 games, averaging 2.11 goals a game with their top scorer Jude Bellingham the top scorer in La Liga. Despite all of the defensive injuries, Real Madrid have the best defence in the league, conceding only 11 goals and keeping ten clean sheets.

Almeria, on the other hand, sit at the rock bottom of La Liga. In 20 games Almeria are still yet to win and have six draws and 14 losses. This leaves them on just six points, five from 19th Granada and ten points from safety.

All things considered, Almeria doesn’t have the worst attack in the league, scoring 19 goals so far this season, five more than worst-ranked Cadiz. However, their defence is where their real weakness is. In 20 games they have conceded 43 goals which is an average of 2.26 goals conceded a game with only two clean sheets.

Real Madrid and Almeria have only met 15 times in their histories, with one team showing clear dominance. Madrid have won on 12 occasions whereas Almeria have won just once, with the other two games ending in a draw.

In the last five games between the two sides, there have been at least three goals, but the fixture has seen highs of nine goals back in the 8 - 1 win for Madrid in 2011.

Real Madrid vs Almeria Team News

Real Madrid Team News

Ancelotti has a defensive injury crisis on his hands. Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao and David Alaba along with back-up goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga have all torn their cruciate ligament. Right-back Lucas Vazquez is also out with a hamstring injury.

Almeria Team News

Gaizka Garitano also has a couple of long-term injuries. Marco Pubill and Ibrahima Kone have both been out since October and have no clear return date.

Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Real Madrid have four wins…

After a scoreless first half, Real Madrid put themselves on the backfoot when Nacho was shown a straight red less than ten minutes into the second half. However, Vazquez popped up with a goal in the 92nd minute to give Real Madrid the 1 - 0 win over Alaves.

It was another 1 - 0 win for Real Madrid the next time out, this time against Mallorca. Madrid restricted Mallorca to zero shots on target, but could only convert one of their five as Antonio Rudiger scored the only goal of the game.

In the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, Real Madrid travelled to fourth-tier Arandina. A Joselu penalty and a goal from Brahim Diaz gave Real Madrid a 2 - 0 lead early in the second half and Rodrygo added a third in the 91st minute. Arandina did get on the scoresheet, but only by virtue of a Nacho own goal in the 93rd minute as the game ended 3 -1 in Madrid’s favour.

The Semi-final of the Supercopa de Espana was an eight-goal thriller. Mario Hermoso opened the scoring for Atletico Madrid early but goals from Rudiger and Ferland Mendy gave Real the lead. However, Antoine Griezmann struck just before halftime to level it. An own goal from Rudiger regained the lead for Atletico, but a goal from Dani Carvajal took the tie to 3 - 3 and extra time. Joselu and Diaz both struck in extra time to give Real the hard-fought 5 - 3 win.

Real Madrid took on Barcelona this weekend in the Final of the Supercopa de Espana. Vinicius Junior grabbed a first-half hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Rodrygo in the 4 - 1 win over ten-man Barcelona, who had Ronald Araujo sent off.

Ancelotti’s side also take on Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 on Thursday.

In their last five games in all competitions, Almeria have two draws and three losses.

Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa gave Atletico Madrid the lead going into halftime. Despite having 19 shots with six of those on target, Almeria could only find one goal, through Leo Baptistao, and had to settle for the 2 - 1 loss.

Almeria hosted another struggling side Mallorca the next time out. The hosts only managed seven shots with just one on target whereas Mallorca managed 20 shots but with just two on target. Neither side could convert these chances and settled for the 0 - 0 draw and a point.

Raphinha opened the scoring for Barcelona just after the 30-minute mark, but Baptistao drew Almeria level just before the halftime whistle. Sergi Roberto fired Barcelona back ahead but Edgar Gonzalez clawed Almeria level again. However, Roberto completed his brace late on to give Barcelona the 3 - 2 win.

Ante Budimir scored the only goal of the game in the first half to give Osasuna the 1 - 0 win over an Almeria side who managed zero shots on target.

The most recent outing for Almeria was against league leaders Girona. Girona had just five shots with one on target and Almeria dominated the game in front of goal with 20 shots, though only three of those were on target. However, despite Aleix Garcia’s red card Almeria could not take advantage and had to settle for a 0 - 0 draw.

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Where to watch

Real Madrid vs Almeria will be broadcasted on DAZN.

Header logoPrimera División

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
1
Team logoReal Madrid
382981+6195
2
Team logoBarcelona
382675+3585
3
Team logoGirona
382567+3981
Last updated 24/07/2024

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