Match Preview: Almeria vs Girona Predictions & H2H

Almeria vs Girona

Almeria vs Girona predictions and match preview for Saturday’s Spanish Segunda Division play-off Semi-Final 2nd Leg. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the visitors aim to finish the job and clinch a Final place.

  • DATE: Saturday 5th June 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg

Almeria vs Girona Preview

Almeria match action
Almeria stadium via Almju, CC BY-SA 4.0

On Saturday we are in Andalucia for the second leg of the play off semi-final. It is all happening in the Estadio Juegos Mediterráneos as Almería take on Girona. If this game is anything like the first leg we could be in for a great game.

Almería have their work cut out going into this game. They trail by three goals and it could have been a lot more. Head Coach Rubi will have to rally his troops and hope for a fast start to put pressure on Girona. In the first leg La Unión didn’t turn up. In what was their worst performance of the season, registering only one shot all game.

It didn’t help that they were 2-0 down in five minutes but for a team who were battling out for second this is not the Almería we thought we would see. They must go for it in this second leg and what is going to be interesting is to see how Rubi sets his side up as they can’t really afford to concede a goal or their dreams of being back in the Primera will be over.

Girona go into this game with huge confidence. Winning eight of their last ten games drawing once and losing once. That loss coming back in early April. Form plays a massive part when entering the play offs and the Blanquivermells have shown this with their quick start and dominant win in the first leg.

It was Girona’s best performance of the season and what makes it so special is that they were missing their star man Cristhian Stuani and they showed they are capable of playing well without him which of course was the big doubt of missing such a key player. They were ruthless in attack and managed the game very well. Head Coach Francisco will want his side to get the all-important away goal and that should be enough for his side to make the final. 

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Girona Wins, 1 Almeria Win, 1 Draw.
  • Almeria have won 3 of their last 6 home games against Girona.
  • The league meetings this season produced just 1 goal, scored by Almeria at Montilivi.
  • However Girona won the all important 1st Leg of this tie 3-0.

Almeria vs Girona Predictions

Score Prediction: Almeria 2-2 Girona (Girona to win 5-2 on aggregate)

Almería are capable of scoring four but it is hard not to see Girona scoring and because of that, Rubi’s side’s belief that they can get the job done could start to diminish knowing they would have to score even more. The form Girona are in, it is hard to see that happening.

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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.

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