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UD Almería will be visiting Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa on Friday for the La Liga 2 meeting with hosts Eibar.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Eibar v UD Almería are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Eibar head into this game after a 3-3 La Liga 2 drawn game vs CD Mirandés.
In that match, Eibar had 50% possession and 21 shots on goal with 11 on target. For Eibar, the goals were scored by Stoichkov (32'), José Corpas (37') and Edu Expósito (53'). CD Mirandés got 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Simón Moreno (8'), Iñigo Vicente (72') and Brugui (90') scored for CD Mirandés.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Eibar have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Eibar have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals during that time. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Going into this encounter, Eibar haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, UD Almería drew 1-1 in the La Liga 2 tie with UD Las Palmas.
In that game, UD Almería managed 39% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for UD Almería was Portillo (32'). On the other side, UD Las Palmas got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Jonathan Viera (90') scored for UD Las Palmas.
A succession of hard-working performances by the UD Almería defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures in total. During the same time, their own forwards have managed to score 12.
Going into this contest, UD Almería are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 05/12/2004 shows us that Eibar have won 2 of them & UD Almería 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 for Armeros and 8 being from Almería. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league meeting between these sides was La Liga match day 33 on 26/04/2015 and the score finished UD Almería 2-0 Eibar.
That day, UD Almería had 55% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The goals were scored by Bifouma (8') and Verza (68').
Eibar got 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
The referee was Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
Team News: Eibar
The Eibar manager Gaizka Garitano has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: UD Almería
Due to a fully healthy group available to select from, the UD Almería boss Joan Rubi does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We’re of the view that UD Almería are dangerous enough to get a goal against this Eibar team, although it may not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning score for Eibar when all is said and done. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa (8,164)
Captain: Anaitz Arbilla
Chairman: Amaia Gorostiza
Manager: Gaizka Garitano
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 4
🔑 Star Player: Edu Expósito
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Edu Expósito was born in Barcelona, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Deportivo de La Coruña in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in the LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.