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The La Liga 2 match at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos on Saturday sees home side UD Almería take to the field against CD Lugo.
All UD Almería v CD Lugo match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
UD Almería will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 La Liga 2 defeat last time out to Mallorca.
In that game, UD Almería managed 57% possession and 14 shots at goal with 2 on target. RCD Mallorca had 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Abdón Prats (44') and Salva Sevilla (69') scored for Mallorca.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where UD Almería have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Almería have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals on the way. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, UD Almería:
- haven't been beaten in the league by CD Lugo in their previous 3 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 home league matches.
In their previous game, CD Lugo drew 1-1 in the La Liga 2 tie with Logroñés.
In that match, CD Lugo had 44% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for CD Lugo was Manu Barreiro (68'). Logroñés got 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Andy Rodríguez (57') scored for Logroñés.
Over the course of their last six outings, CD Lugo have bagged the sum of 8 goals. Luguiño have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have seen 9 goals go against them.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that CD Lugo:
- have left without a victory over UD Almería when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good.
- haven't been defeated by UD Almería when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 9 league matches. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 02/06/2018 tells us that UD Almería have won 2 of these and CD Lugo 1, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
In all, 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 for Almería and 6 netted by Luguiño. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league meeting between the two was La Liga 2 match day 3 on 27/09/2020 and the score finished CD Lugo 0-2 UD Almería.
On that day, CD Lugo managed 36% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
UD Almería had 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Sergio Akieme (8') and Ager Aketxe (12') scored.
The match was refereed by Aitor Gorostegui.
Team News: UD Almería
UD Almería boss José Gomes has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: CD Lugo
Owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from, CD Lugo manager Mehdi Nafti doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
In this match, CD Lugo have the capability to score against this UD Almería side, however it is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 victory for UD Almería after 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos (15,000)
Captain: César de la Hoz
Chairman: Turki Al-Sheikh
Manager: José Gomes
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 4
⭐ Key Man: Fran Villalba
Normally used in the Centre Midfield position, Fran Villalba was born in Valencia, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Valencia in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 3 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 20 appearances.