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Girona’s unlikely push for the league title in Spain’s top-flight continues this weekend, as the club could move back to the summit of the La Liga standings if they can claim maximum points on the road. They come into this match in excellent form after winning four of their last five.
Consistent results are something that Almeria have struggled with throughout the season, meaning that they remain rock-bottom in the standings coming into the latest round of matches on the La Liga schedule. You can find the latest Almeria vs Girona betting odds and our La Liga picks here.
|ALMERIA vs GIRONA
|Location of the Game: Estadio Mediterraneo, Almeria, Spain
|Date and Time: Sunday, January 14, 2024. 8:00 AM ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 La Liga Round 20
|How to watch: ESPN
Almeria vs Girona Pick and Prediction
It is incredibly hard to foresee Almeria’s winless start to the season coming to an end this weekend. Girona have been one of the standout sides based on the La Liga team stats this term, and they have netted eleven goals in their last two league matches against Almeria.
Therefore, a big-scoring win for the visitors appears to be the most likely outcome on Sunday.
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The Almeria vs Girona betting odds show the visitors as the commanding -160 favorites to land victory this weekend. The odds are being clear with the Almeria. The bottom team on the table is the outside selection at +380, with the draw also a likely unlikely outcome at +340.
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Almeria vs Girona Analysis
The challenge already looks huge for Almeria this term, and they are being written off based on the La Liga odds, as they are heavily favored to suffer relegation this term. They come into this match sitting at the bottom of the current standings after failing to win in their opening 19 matches this term.
Almeria have picked up just five points so far in 2023-24, meaning that they are currently eleven adrift of safety at the halfway stage. Their recent form hasn’t improved, and they come into one of the standout La Liga matchups this weekend after losing each of their last two.
The Almeria defense is the worst in the competition after they have allowed 43 goals this term, while they have also scored just 19 times. Improvements will need to make at both ends of the field if they are to threaten to avoid the drop.
Almeria comes into the weekend after suffering a loss in their previous league match against Osasuna. The relegation-threatened side failed to register a single shot on target on that evening, despite having 48% of the possession.
Few could have envisioned that the Girona standings at this stage of the season would see them in the race for the league title. However, their performances throughout the first half of the campaign has given them an excellent chance to push Real Madrid all the way in 2023-24.
The Spanish side has lost just once in their opening 19 matches this season, and they boast the best attacking record, having netted a staggering 46 times. Their recent form also remains incredibly consistent, as they have won four of their last five in the Spanish top-flight.
That winning sequence was extended in dramatic fashion in their last league match, as Ivan Martin scored a 91st-minute winner to ensure a 4-3 home win against Atletico Madrid on January 3.
The La Liga player stats show that all stars within their side are producing their very best form for Girona this term, and the attacking players could prove to have too much quality in the final third against a leaky Almeria defense this weekend.
Almeria vs Girona Head to Head
The Almeria vs Girona matchup record shows that the hosts have a commanding overall advantage, having won ten of the 23 meetings compared to seven wins for Girona.
However, the key meetings to consider before making Almeria vs Girona betting picks are more damning, with Girona having won each of the last two league meetings by an aggregate scoreline of 11-4.