On Saturday night, Almeria and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head at the Power Horse Stadium as the visitors look to boost their top-four hopes in La Liga.Almeria’s search for a win goes on
The home team’s long wait for a victory in the Spanish top flight continued last time out with a 1-1 draw against Granada. The result means that Almeria has failed to win in 28 Liga games dating back to last season.
Their poor form has left Almeria rooted to the bottom of the Spanish top-flight table, 12 points from the safety of 17th position in La Liga.
Unsurprisingly, the Andalusians have a poor recent home record, as they are winless in 13 home games in La Liga. However, they have drawn four of their last five outings in the Spanish top flight.
The main factor in their poor recent home results has been a lack of goals, as they have failed to score in five home matches in La Liga.Atletico Madrid suffered a midweek defeat at Inter
Los Colchoneros suffered a 1-0 defeat at Inter in the midweek Champions League games. The loss means that Diego Simeone’s team has won just once in their last five outings, having suffered three defeats in their last four competitive matches.
Atletico have failed to score in all three recent defeats, contributing to four of their last five matches producing under 2.5 goals.
The men from Madrid have been poor travellers of late in La Liga, as they have lost five of their previous seven away games in the Spanish top-flight.
Like their recent La Liga games in general, Atletico’s recent away matches have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six outings.What am I backing?
The visitors need a victory to get their back-four bid back on track. However, their recent performances have been underwhelming, and they are not reliable at the moment. I can see this being another low-scoring encounter, so the bet I am backing is under 2.5 goals.