Cadiz vs Almeria predictions and match preview for Friday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups as two struggling teams meet.
|Friday 30th December 2022
|19:15 (local time)
Cadiz vs Almeria Preview
Cadiz and Almeria meet on Friday in LaLiga in what is an important game following on from the World Cup. Both sides rank amongst the most obvious relegation candidates and even at this early stage in the season, it’s still a big one for both teams.
After a really poor start to the season with five straight defeats to nil, Cadiz managed to find their feet and at least make themselves difficult to beat prior to the break. The board decided to keep faith with Sergio and the former Real Valladolid boss has largely repaid that decision with the Andalusian side losing just two of their last nine fixtures.
One of those losses was at the Santiago Bernabeu so it has been quite a dramatic turnaround and they will certainly take confidence from a 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid in their last home game. As far as Cadiz’s prospects of beating the drop go, they do still look like one of the strongest relegation candidates with their squad a bit short on quality across the pitch. However they don’t look like they will get cut adrift and a bit of smart business in January could give them a real chance.
As for Almeria, they are somewhat limited in terms of what they can do in January having spent a fair bit in the summer which has pushed them to the brink of their salary limit. They have agreed a loan deal for Colombian forward Luis Suarez which appears to be a decent move but the focus for Rubi now will be to make themselves much more competitive on their travels.
It’s just 1 point from 7 away games so far in LaLiga for Almeria. While they’ve had some tough away fixtures, travelling to three of the current top five already, the vast disparity between their home and away form is still tough to understand. This will be a good test of their metal as they travel to another struggling team and getting results away to the likes of Cadiz will be important if they want to extend their top flight stay.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Possible XI: Ledesma – Espino, Momo, Luis Fernandez, Iza – Ocampo, San Emeterio, Alcaraz, Fernandez – Sobrino, Lozano (4-4-2)
Possible XI: Fernando – Akieme, Kalky, Babic, Pozo – De La Hoz, Robertone – Embarba, Melero, Baptistao – Toure (4-2-3-1)
Score Prediction: Cadiz 1-0 Almeria
Cadiz have been much better in recent home games and haven’t lost any of their last four at the Nuevo Mirandilla. They’ve hosted the likes of Villarreal, Betis and Atletico Madrid during that run which will give them confidence and with Almeria having found it so hard on their travels so far, Cadiz may just edge this.
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