Atletico Madrid vs Almeria Match Analysis & Prediction
16/04/2023 7:30 pm
Atletico Madrid will be looking for a sixth successive La Liga victory when they welcome relegation-threatened Almeria to Estadio Civitas Metropolitano on Sunday.
Diego Simeone’s side have moved to within two points of second-placed Real Madrid in the La Liga table, while Almeria find themselves in 16th place and three points above the relegation zone.
Atletico extended their winning run to five matches with a 2-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano last weekend, through first-half goals from Nahuel Molina and Mario Hermoso.
Not only have Simeone’s side won each of their last five La Liga matches, but they have also won nine of their previous 11, with their last league defeat coming all the way back on January 8.
Los Colchoneros have built their hot streak on a formidable defensive record, as they have kept seven clean sheets across their last 11 matches, conceding just four goals in the process.
After beating Sevilla 6-1 last month, Atletico secured three successive clean-sheet victories over Girona, Valencia and Real Betis before last weekend’s draw with Rayo.
Almeria looked so much in danger of the drop following a run of five defeats in six matches across February and March, despite temporarily halting their losing run with a surprise 1-0 victory over Barcelona.
However, they have given themselves a fighting chance of avoiding relegation by putting together a three-game unbeaten run, with draw against Cadiz and Celta Vigo preceding a 2-1 victory over Valencia last time out.
Having picked up just four points from a possible 39 on the road this season – conceding 29 goals along the way – Almeria are not expected to pick up their first away win of the campaign at the expense of in-form Atletico.
Atletico Madrid vs. Almeria Head to head
In the 13 previous meetings between these two teams, Atletico have claimed five victories while Almeria have won two, and they have drawn in six. Almeria have scored 15 goals and conceded 24 in the process.
14/09/2013Atletico Madrid4Almeria2La Liga
09/02/2014Almeria2Atletico Madrid0La Liga
24/09/2014Almeria0Atletico Madrid1La Liga
21/02/2015Atletico Madrid3Almeria0La Liga
15/01/2023Almeria1Atletico Madrid1La Liga
Atletico Madrid Team News
Memphis Depay will not be available for selection this weekend as he continues to nurse a thigh injury, which has seen him miss the previous two matches.
Antoine Griezmann will partner Alvaro Morata in attack, with Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo De Paul and Koke starting in midfield.
Atletico Madrid's Last 5 Matches
13/03/2023Girona0Atletico Madrid1La Liga
18/03/2023Atletico Madrid3Valencia0La Liga
02/04/2023Atletico Madrid1Real Betis0La Liga
09/04/2023Rayo Vallecano1Atletico Madrid2La Liga
12/04/2023Besiktas2Atletico Madrid0Club Friendlies
Almeria Team News
Almeria will be without the suspended Chumi on Sunday after the defender picked up his fifth yellow card of the season last time out.
El Bilal Toure is expected to remain sidelined for the foreseeable future due to a muscle injury, while Sergio Akieme is a doubt for the trip to the capital.
Almeria's Last 5 Matches
02/04/2023Celta Vigo2Almeria2La Liga
Atletico Madrid vs. Almeria: Odds and Predictions
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