Almeria hosts Real Madrid at Power Horse Stadium in a match from the second round of La Liga. Now stay with us and our soccer predictions based on statistical models. Let’s get to work!
One of the newcomers in La Liga this season, Almeria started their season with a home defeat. Vicente Moreno’s team hosted Rayo Vallecano in the opening round, but suffered a 0-2 defeat. It’s not how they wanted to kick off their campaign, and now they have an even more enormous challenge ahead.
Moreno could make some changes in his line-up against Real Madrid. Players like Sergio Arribas, Marc Pubill, Melero and Dion Lopy could find themselves in the starting eleven.
Real Madrid had a stellar start of their 2023/24 season in the Spanish league. Carlo Ancelotti’s team paid a visit to Athletic Bilbao and achieved a 2-0 win at one of the difficult grounds in Spain. The summer signing Jude Bellingham scored his first goal in La Liga while Rodrygo scored one as well.
The injuries are Madrid’s biggest problems at the moment. The team lost another player against Athletic as Eder Militao got a serious knee injury. He’s going to miss at least 6 months of action. Meanwhile Chelsea’s goalkeeper Kepa was signed to replace the injured Thibaut Courtois. Kepa is expected to start against Almeria on Saturday while Antonio Rudiger should replace Eder Militao.
Carlo Ancelotti benched Luka Modric against Bilbao as he picked Tchouameni, Camavinga and Valverde to start behind Jude Bellingham in the 4-4-2 diamond formation. Most likely the Croatian midfield maestro will have a reduced role this season due to his age.
That’s the soccer predictions based on statistical models for the La Liga clash between Almeria and Real Madrid on Saturday. Will Los Blancos record a second consecutive win in the league? Surely they are the favorites to do so.