Barcelona will be looking to press ahead with their advantage in La Liga this weekend, as they travel to Almeria. The hosts sit 17th in the standings, and could drop into the bottom three in the Spanish top-flight this weekend.
La Liga Preview
It has been an excellent campaign to this point for Barcelona, as they boast an eight-point advantage over Real Madrid in the race for the title. They have been in excellent recent form, picking up wins in each of their previous five matches. No side in La Liga can boast a better defensive record this term than Xavi’s side, as Barcelona has allowed just seven goals, and that has been key to their success on the pitch.
They recorded another comfortable win in the league last weekend, as they cruised to a 2-0 success against Cadiz at the Nou Camp. Both goals in the game were scored in the final moments of the first half, with Sergi Roberto breaking the deadlock after 43 minutes, before Robert Lewandowski added a second goal in the opening minute of injury time.
Almeria will face a fight to stay in La Liga this term, as they currently sit outside the bottom three on goal difference. They come into this daunting fixture against Barcelona after having lost their previous three matches, while they have picked up just a single victory from their last five games.
They didn’t have the best prep for this fixture on Sunday, as they were easily beaten by Girona away from home last weekend. It was a hapless display by the strugglers, as they were easily beaten 6-2. The only goals for the traveling side in that fixture were netted in the final half an hour, but they were nothing more than consolations.
Almeria vs Barcelona Head to Head
Barcelona has picked up eleven wins from 12 previous showdowns against Almeria in all competitions. They have also picked up wins in each of their previous seven, keeping clean sheets in the last two. The previous meeting between the sides this term ended in a 2-0 win at the Nou Camp for Barcelona.
Almeria vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona looks a safe bet to continue their winning run in La Liga this weekend, as they boast impressive form and have a strong head-to-head record against Almeria. We could see them winning by at least three goals on the road on Sunday afternoon.
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