Almería and Celta Vigo are just a point from each other heading into their LaLiga matchup this weekend. Which side will be able to dislodge themselves from the logjam at the bottom of the league table?
UD Almería ended a hectic week of domestic football with a loss to Villarreal. They clinched their only points with a home win against Girona, 3-2.
RC Celta de Vigo, on the other hand, drew with Getafe. This was their only fixture last week that did not end up with them on the losing end.
The Rojiblancos won their last two matches at the Power Horse Stadium. Meanwhile, Celta have not been faring well on the road, their last victory was back on week 3 against Girona.
Almería have scored three goals twice this month. If they are not hitting the back of their net, then their opponents are. Their last five contests finished with three goals or more.
Conversely, Los Celestes have only been blanked in two league competitions in the 2022-23 season. A pair of 1-0 scorelines to start October was followed by outcomes with two or more goals scored.
Recent form (last five matches)
lost to Villarreal, 1-2
defeated Girona, 3-2
lost to Real Betis, 1-3
defeated Rayo Vallecano, 3-1
lost to Athletic Club, 0-4
drew with Getafe, 1-1
lost to Valladolid, 1-4
lost to Real Sociedad, 1-2
lost to Barcelona, 0-1
defeated Real Betis, 1-0
Their most recent clash goes back to 2015 at the Copa del Rey. Celta Vigo prevailed, 4-1, in aggregate. Their last LaLiga encounter was back in 2014-15, with Almería claiming one and the other a 2-2 deadlock.
Following these trends and the recent performance of the two, there might be a chance this might turn into a goalfest.
Over 2.5 goals
M88 Mansion MSports 1X2 odds
Almería – 3.13
Celta Vigo – 2.27
Draw – 3.34