UD Almería vs Málaga CF Preview 04/09/2021
Despite the fact there are 2022 World Cup qualifying games in progress around Europe, the Spanish Segunda Division continues to be played and on the 4th of September we have a meeting between UD Almería and Málaga CF.
The hosts begin the weekend in 5th place on 6 points while the visitors are in 7th place on 5 points.
🔋💭 Sesión de recuperación y reflexión.
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— UD Almería (@U_D_Almeria) August 30, 2021
UD Almería come into the match having suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend at Amorebieta. UD Almería took the lead after only 3 minutes and it appeared as though they were going to take control of the game but conceded an equalising goal 12 minutes later. UD Almería were then reduced to ten men having had Lucas Robertone sent off in the 18th minute. Amorebieta struggled to break down the UD Almería defence but scored the winning goal in the 86th minute.
UD Almería started the season with a 3-1 victory at FC Cartagena before defeating Real Oviedo 2-1 at home.
Trends show UD Almería are difficult to beat and they have not lost in 20 of their last 22 home matches in the Segunda Division. They are undefeated in their last 6 home Segunda Division games in a row and have seen both teams score in each of their 3 league matches this season.
Málaga CF make the trip to the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos having recorded their first win of the season last weekend as they defeated Alcorcorn 1-0 at home. Alberto Escassi struck the only goal of the game in the 35th minute but received his second yellow card in the last minute of the match and was sent off.
That result means Málaga CF are undefeated this season having previously drawn their two Segunda Division fixtures. They started the 2021/22 season with a 0-0 draw at home against Mirandes and were then held to a 2-2 draw at Ibiza. However, Málaga CF found themselves 2-0 down at Ibiza with only 29 minutes remaining but managed to score 2 goals, with the equaliser coming 3 minutes from time.
Trends show in their last 11 games in the Segunda Division, Málaga CF have a poor record of just 2 wins. Their away form shows no wins in their last 5 on the road.
Looking ahead to the team news and UD Almería will be without Lucas Robertone, who is suspended. Juan Villar Vazquez is the only other confirmed absentee due to a muscle problem.
Málaga CF have a player of their own suspended and Alberto Escassi will be forced to watch from the stands. He is the only player unavailable for the visitors.
This has the makings of being a good game to watch and we expect to see both teams find the back of the net. There is also a good chance of over 2.5 goals being scored and the match to end level, meaning the 2-2 correct score is a possibility.