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UD Almería come up against the visiting Real Oviedo at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos in the La Liga 2 tie on Saturday.
Our UD Almería v Real Oviedo predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
UD Almería enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 La Liga 2 drawn result against CD Mirandés.
In that game, UD Almería had 54% possession and 15 shots on goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for UD Almería was José Corpas (37'). At the other end, CD Mirandés had 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. Juan Berrocal (12') scored for CD Mirandés.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that UD Almería have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Almería have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 6 goals on the way.
Looking at their past form shows that UD Almería:
- have not been beaten in the league by Real Oviedo in their last 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Girona FC in La Liga 2 action, Real Oviedo will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Real Oviedo had 44% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Girona FC had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Yoel Bárcenas (63') scored for Girona FC.
Over the course of 6 of the past 6 games featuring Real Oviedo, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game within that period works out to just 1.17, with the average goals for Carbayones standing at 0.5. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained here, of course.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 20/01/2018 shows that UD Almería have won 3 of these & Real Oviedo 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 of them for Almería and 5 netted by Carbayones. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league game featuring the two was La Liga 2 match day 15 on 30/11/2020 when the final score was Real Oviedo 1-2 UD Almería.
On that day, Real Oviedo managed 52% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Gustavo Blanco (65').
UD Almería had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. José Corpas (27', 79') was the scorer.
The referee was David Gálvez Rascón.
Team News: UD Almería
UD Almería manager José Gomes will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Real Oviedo
Due to a fully healthy group available for selection, Real Oviedo manager José Ziganda does not have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
We feel that over the course of the game, Real Oviedo might well have a job on their hands to find the net against this UD Almería lineup who we think might well score one, at least.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for UD Almería at full-time.
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 3
⭐ Star Man: Umar Sadiq
Customarily played in the Striker position, Umar Sadiq was born in Kaduna, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Roma in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 16 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 32 appearances.