Ponferradina vs Almeria predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis as the visitors continue their push for automatic promotion.
by Mark Sochon
Ponferradina vs Almeria Preview
This is one of several games on Friday in LaLiga SmartBank that will have an impact on events at both ends of the table. Almeria are in 3rd place, just one point behind 2nd placed Huesca in the battle for automatic promotion. Victory would be a huge boost to their chances of going up while Ponferradina are down in 16th, only 2 points above the relegation zone.
They were as high as 8th as recently as matchday 35 which was only a couple of weeks ago and seemingly well placed to make a push for a play-off place. However five straight defeats since then combined with strong results for a host of sides near the bottom has plunged them into danger. Bolo now needs to find a way to regroup his troops and try to find a victory that would almost certainly be enough to keep them up.
Almeria boss Mario Silva will have other ideas. Following back-to-back defeats, he did get a reaction from his players last time out as his side raced into a 3-0 lead against fellow promotion hopefuls Rayo Vallecano inside half an hour. The Madrid side fought back with two Second Half goals but Almeria hung on for a valuable win to strengthen their automatic promotion hopes.
An Andalusian derby against Malaga follows this on the final matchday and Almeria need at least a point here to guarantee they are still in with a shot of 2nd place going into that final game. Realistically though a victory will be very much what they are targeting.
Ponferradina vs Almeria Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Almeria
Almeria have travelled well on the whole this season, losing just 4 of their 20 road games whereas they have been beaten 7 times at home. Ponferradina really do look to have collapsed with 10 goals conceded and only 1 scored in their last 5 matches, all of which have ended in defeat. The visitors look well capable of coming here and getting a win which could see them leapfrog Huesca into 2nd if the Aragonese outfit slips up.
Ponferradina vs Almeria Betting Tips (18+)
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Ponferradina vs Almeria H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Ponferradina Win, 3 Almeria Wins, 2 Draws.
- Ponferradina were entertaining 3-2 winners when the sides met in Andalusia earlier this term.
- However they haven’t won any of their 3 home league games against Almeria this century.