Almeria vs Girona Match Preview & Prediction

Almeria vs Girona predictions

Almeria vs Girona predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division play-off Semi-Final 2nd Leg. Read on for analysis and betting picks as the race for the final place in LaLiga 2020/21 continues.

Almeria vs Girona Preview

Almeria vs Girona predictions

The Segunda Division play-off Semi-Finals conclude on Sunday night. There was only one goal in the 1st Legs and it came in this tie with Girona taking a narrow 1-0 lead to Andalusia for their return clash with Almeria.

The 1st Leg was somewhat predictably decided by a goal from Cristhian Stuani. The Uruguayan striker finished the regular season as the top scorer in the Segunda Division with 29 goals, well over half of Girona’s total goal tally. His loyalty to Girona was to be admired last summer as he stayed with the Catalan club following relegation but it will be severely tested again if Girona don’t go on and win promotion with a host of top flight sides likely to be keen.

The need to secure top flight football is arguably even more pressing for Almeria and certainly their colourful owner Turki Al-Sheikh. His latest coaching appointment José Gomes only got the job on the eve of these games and judging by how long his predecessors have lasted, he’ll already be feeling the heat.

There is reason to believe Almeria are capable of turning this tie around. They finished the regular season as the top scorers in this league with 62 goals and they can also take plenty of belief from Girona’s woeful away record. Only 3 Segunda teams picked up fewer away points than the Catalans this season with Girona losing over 50% of their away fixtures.

Almeria vs Girona Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Almeria (Girona to Progress)

This one is very finely poised. Girona don’t travel well at all and Almeria look clear favourites to win on the night but with Stuani up front you always feel as though they could snatch a goal out of nothing. Almeria’s failure to score an away goal at Montilivi could end up costing them.

Segunda Division Play-Off Betting Tips (18+)

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Almeria vs Girona H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Girona Wins, 2 Almeria Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Girona have won the last 2 meetings, including a 1-0 win in Thursday’s 1st Leg.
  • However they’ve lost on 4 of their last 5 trips to Almeria.
  • Almeria were 3-1 winners when the sides met on this ground earlier this season.

Predicted Line Ups

Almeria Team:

Sivera – Balliu, Costas, Maras, Martos – de la Hoz, Petrovic, Vada – Corpas, Darwin Núñez, Lazo (4-3-3)

Girona Team:

Riesgo – Ramalho, Juanpe, Ignasi Miquel, Mojica – Gumbau, Granell – Borja Garcia, Samu Saiz, Aday – Stuani (4-2-3-1)

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