Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Almeria. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Struggling Almeria are in for a tough assignment when going up against Atletico Madrid on Sunday at Civitas Metropolitano. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take anything from this encounter.
Atletico Madrid rank fourth in the La Liga table with 31 points to their name from 14 matches, while visitors Almeria rank 20th with four points.
Team form: Atletico Madrid vs Almeria
Atletico Madrid Form
In their last three matches, Atletico Madrid beat Mallorca by 1-0 and Feyenoord by 1-3, before losing against Barcelona by 1-0. Atletico Madrid took six wins in their last six La Liga matches on home soil, as they scored 14 and let in six goals.
A single point prevents Almeria from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They came up short, losing by 2-1 against Getafe, before claiming a 0-0 draw with Real Betis. Their last match ended in a 1-0 loss to Barbastro. Almeria are winless in their last six away games in the La Liga, in which they drew zero and lost six. They conceded 18 goals while scoring five themselves.
Betting facts for Atletico Madrid and Almeria
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Atletico Madrid and Almeria played across all tournaments.
- Atletico Madrid have not lost the last 22 home matches in a row
- Atletico Madrid have won 18 of the last 20 home matches
- Atletico Madrid have scored in 25 of the last 27 home matches
- Atletico Madrid have won 8 of the last 9 home matches and the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Atletico Madrid have won 8 of the last 9 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Almeria have not won 31 of the last 33 away matches
- Almeria have conceded in 33 of the last 35 away matches
- Almeria have not won 18 of the last 20 matches
- Almeria have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
- Almeria have lost 6 of the last 7 away matches
Players to watch: Atletico Madrid vs Almeria
Leo Baptistao shows decent form right now for Almeria, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the La Liga. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Atletico Madrid, who are strong favorites on Sunday. Siding with Antoine Griezmann also looks like a nice prospect as he scored five goals in his last six La Liga matches.
Popular betting markets: Atletico Madrid vs Almeria
Atletico Madrid are on a fantastic streak of no less than 18 La Liga matches in a row without defeat as the home side. Going undefeated through their last 10 matches at Civitas Metropolitano, Atletico Madrid won nine and drew one. Almeria won one of their previous 10 away games across all tournaments, in which they drew two and lost seven. They have failed to beat Atletico Madrid in seven consecutive away meetings.
Both teams to score
Of the previous 10 outings, Atletico Madrid scored the opening goal six times, whereas their opponents, Almeria, were first on target in four of their last 10 games. Atletico Madrid have scored in four consecutive league meetings with Almeria.
In the past ten matches, Atletico Madrid had over 2.5 goals in eight of them, scoring an average of 2.3 goals. In the last ten games, Almeria had more than 2.5 goals in six of them, scoring an average of one goal per game.
Betting tip: Atletico Madrid vs Almeria
To sum up, the upcoming match between Atletico Madrid and Almeria seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this La Liga game.