Leganes vs Almeria Match Preview & Predictions

Leganes vs Almeria predictions

Leganes vs Almeria predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis ahead of this key game at the top end of the table.

  • DATE: Sunday 10th January 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Butarque
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Leganes vs Almeria Preview

Leganes vs Almeria match preview

The standout game in LaLiga SmartBank this weekend comes from Butarque as 3rd placed Almeria travel to 5th placed Leganes. The hosts are trying to show that they have what it takes to stay in the race for automatic promotion and victory over one of the top three would be a major step in the right direction.

Leganes have a great home record this season with an 80% win ratio at Butarque in the league. No side in the Segunda Division can better that but their inconsistent showings on the road is putting them under real pressure to keep winning at home and that will need to improve if they want to stay in the hunt for automatic promotion.

Indeed their overall form isn’t great heading into this. It’s just one win in six league outings for Leganes now. They have had a tricky run of fixtures with 3 of their last 4 away, while they suffered a rare home defeat to Mallorca in their last outing at Butarque. Jose Luis Marti isn’t exactly a man under pressure but they don’t currently look like they are going to have quite enough to push for a top two finish.

That will also be the aim at Almeria who were the big winners in the automatic promotion race as the Segunda returned from the Christmas break last weekend. They were the only one of the top three to win, as they saw off Ponferradina 3-1 at home thanks to a quick-fire hat-trick from Umar Sadiq.

Only two players have now scored more goals than the Nigerian in LaLiga SmartBank this season but he wasn’t even Almeria’s top scorer prior to last weekend with winger José Corpas having also enjoyed a stellar season with 8 league goals so far.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Leganes Wins, 1 Almeria Win, 1 Draw.
  • The sides last met in the 2015/16 season with both games ending in home wins.
  • Almeria have only taken 1 point from their 3 league visits to Butarque this century.

Leganes vs Almeria Predictions

Score Prediction: Leganes 0-1 Almeria

Almeria take more form into this game. No side have taken more points from their last 8 games in this league and a 70% away win ratio this season suggests they are one of the few teams capable of going to Butarque and winning. Overall they have a bit more firepower than Leganes and they may just claim what would be a really important victory here.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Freelance requests: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk