20/12 Football Predictions: Barcelona hosts Almeria looking to cover lost ground in Laliga

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Football Prediction 

FC Barcelona will be hosting Almeria in a midweek Laliga game as they seek to cover lost ground in recent weeks.

While the Xavi coached side have reached the knockout phase in the Champions League, they have slowly lost pace in the league. With only one point in the last two La Liga games, Barca are already six points behind the league’s leader, Girona, and with one more played game.

Almeria barely secured survival in La Liga, as they finished the season just one point above the relegation zone. However, this season is not looking promising for the Andalusian team. Right now, Almeria are the last-placed team with only five points in 17 rounds and already eight points below the safe zone.

H2H / Stats 

Recent Meetings;

26/2/23: Almeria 1-0 Barcelona

5/11/22: Barcelona 2-0 Almeria

8/4/15: Barcelona 4-0 Almeria

8/11/14: Almeria 1-2 Barcelona

2/3/14: Barcelona 4-1 Almeria

Team News 

Barcelona’s Frankie de Jong, received a fifth yellow card and will serve his one-game suspension vs Almeria. The players who missed the previous games due to injuries will remain sidelined: Gavi, Inigo Martinez, Marcos Alonso, and their best goalkeeper, Marc-André ter Stegen.

Almeria should have no new injuries or suspensions. Ibrahima Kone, Marko Milovanovic, Martin Svidersky, and Luis Suarez will remain sidelined, while Marc Pubill is close to returning to the field and is questionable.

Probable Line Up

Barcelona XI: Pena (GK), Cancelo, Araujo, Kounde, Balde, Gundogan, Romeu, Pedri, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix

Almeria XI: Maximiano (GK), Chumi, Montes, Gonzalez, Akieme, Pozo, Robertone, Lopy, Embarba, Baptistao, Arribas

Verdict 

Barcelona are in terrible form, winning only one point in the last three games in all competitions but this is a game they should see off.

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