Match Preview: Espanyol vs Almeria Predictions & H2H

Espanyol vs Almeria predictions

Espanyol vs Almeria predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two promotion contenders clash at the RCDE Stadium.

  • DATE: Sunday 20th December 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: RCDE Stadium
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Espanyol vs Almeria Preview

Espanyol vs Almeria preview

This Sunday in LaLiga Smartbank, we have a mouth-watering tie as second place Espanyol host third place Almeria at the RCDE Stadium. This match could have goals in it and could be decided by which team produces a better defensive display.

The dip in form for Espanyol seems to be a distant memory now with a comfortable 3-0 victory coming in their last outing against Logroñés. Another clean sheet and also being away from home will please coach Vicente Moreno. 

Striker Raúl de Tomás once again was in great form. His sublime free kick kicked things off and he also could have had one of the goals of the season but the goal was chalked off for offside. He is now the leading goal scorer in this league with 10 goals and playing with a lot of confidence and Vicente Moreno will be banking on him to fire his side to glory again this weekend.

Almeria are also on a great run of form. They have won 9 of their last 10 league games with the only loss coming against league leaders Real Mallorca. They are currently joint second in most goals scored this season with only opponents Espanyol having netted more. 

José Gomes’s men will be going into this match with a lot of confidence. In the loss vs Mallorca they hit the post and created many chances and that is something they can do here as other teams have shown. In their last outing they beat Malaga 3-1 and are now only one point behind Espanyol. The fight for automatic promotion looks to have now turned into a three horse race.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Espanyol Wins, 2 Almeria Wins, 2 Draws.
  • The sides haven’t met since LaLiga 2014/15.
  • Espanyol were 3-0 winners in this fixture that season and have won 3 of the last 4 meetings in Catalonia.

Espanyol vs Almeria Predictions

Score Prediction: Espanyol 3-1 Almeria

It will be a tough match for Vicente Moreno’s side, but they should still have too much quality for this Almeria team. Along with the Real Mallorca match this will be the toughest game for José Gomes’s side. They have got the qualities to hurt Espanyol but the Catalan club seem to be back on track and are not letting anyone get in their way. Their star players have started to really turn it on again and they are playing with a swagger and this should see them pick up the three points here.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.