Almeria and Espanyol set for draw in La Liga

    UD Almería vs RCD Espanyol - 27/01/2023

    Almeria and Espanyol set for draw in La Liga
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    La Liga will present a Friday night relegation six-point clash between Almeria and Espanyol. Almeria are 14th in the standings ahead of Friday’s fixture.

    Los Rojiblancos are winless in four straight games, with three of those matches ending as draws. Two points separate Almeria from the bottom three.

    Espanyol are 13th in the La Liga standings. The Parakeets are three points above the relegation zone heading into the match this weekend.

    Three of the last six games between the clubs finished as draws. Espanyol picked up two wins, while Almeria managed one victory. The Parakeets are unbeaten in four straight games versus Almeria in all competitions.

    Almeria picked up six points from the last 18 points on offer in La Liga. Goals were difficult to score as Almeria tallied just five goals. Los Rojiblancos conceded eight times during the same timeframe.

    The team does play well at home, where they have a record of 5W-1D-3L and a +3-goal difference. However, Almeria are winless in their last two away matches.

    Espanyol did surprisingly well in their last six La Liga matches. The Parakeets took nine points from the last 18 points on offer, scoring seven goals and conceding six times. Although goalscoring was at a premium for the team, the defence stepped up.

    The team is on a four-game unbeaten streak with two consecutive wins going into the weekend. Espanyol are unbeaten in five of their last six road games, with four draws during the period. The Parakeets have an away record of 2W-5D-2L.

    Coach Diego Martinez could be without midfielder Gori due to physical discomfort. Midfielder Keidi Bare has a ligament injury and won’t return until February. Defender Adria Pedrosa has a hernia and has no return date listed.

    Espanyol are led in goals with 10 from Joselu. The team hasn’t got much scoring outside of Joselu. The Parakeets have scored 22 goals in 18 games this season.

    Almeria manager Rubi has no fresh injuries headed into the match. Los Rojiblancos have scored 20 goals in 18 games this season. Goalscoring has been an issue for the team and their fight for survival. El Bilal Toure leads Almeria in goals with four.

    Friday’s game at Almeria could finish in a scoreless draw between these teams. La Liga saw 6.18% of its games end with nil-nil scores in the opening 18 rounds. With Almeria and Espanyol both suffering in attacking and scoring a low number of goals, this game could end without a goal.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    0 - 0
    2.45 3.20 3.00 no no no
    3 - 1(1 - 0)
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