La Liga | UD Almeria VS FC Barcelona; Friday, 17 May at 03:30 GMT +8

UD Almería is looking to avoid a repeat of their 3-2 La Liga loss in their previous game against Real Betis. In that game, they managed 53% possession and 14 shots at goal, with 7 on target. Real Betis scored 14 shots, with Pablo Fornals, Isco, and Ayoze Pérez scoring for them. UD Almería has been a lively fixture in fixtures, with 20 goals in their last half dozen clashes, with 7 of them coming from UD Almería. Their lack of home wins in their last 18 league matches is causing them great urgency.

Barcelona, who won 2-0 in their last La Liga match against Real Sociedad, is facing a match against Real Sociedad. They managed 57% possession and 14 shots at goal, with Lamine Yamal and Raphinha scoring. However, they have been scored against in five of their last six matches, conceding 15 goals. Barcelona has not won away from home in their last two league games.

UD Almería manager Pepe Mel has a healthy squad ready for the game, with Léo Baptistão suspended. The team may use a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting Luís Maximiano, Marc Pubill, Chumi, Edgar González, Álex Centelles, Lucas Robertone, Marcos Peña, Leo Baptistao, Jonathan Viera, Adrián Embarba, and Anthony Lozano.

Barcelona’s Xavi Hernández faces fitness concerns with Frenkie de Jong, Alejandro Balde, and Gavi, while İlkay Gündoğan is suspended. Barça is expected to play in a 4-3-3 formation, featuring M. ter Stegen, Jules Kounde, Íñigo Martinez, Pau Cubarsí, Joao Cancelo, Sergi Roberto, Andreas Christensen, Pedri, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Lamine Yamal.

Predicted lineups:

UD Almeria

Goalkeeper: Luís Maximiano
Defenders: Edgar González, Marc Pubill, Álex Centelles, Chumi
Midfielders: Lucas Robertone, Jonathan Viera, Adrián Embarba, Leo Baptistao, Marcos Peña
Forwards: Anthony Lozano

FC Barcelona

Goalkeeper: M. ter Stegen
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Íñigo Martinez, Jules Kounde, Pau Cubarsí
Midfielders: Pedri, Andreas Christensen, Sergi Roberto
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Lamine Yamal

  • UD Almeria – 1 win
  • FC Barcelona – 5 wins
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

La Liga Standings

UD Almería is expected to score a goal against Barcelona, but a single goal could lead to a 1-2 win for Barcelona.

Winning probability:

UD Almeria – 6%

Draw – 12%

FC Barcelona – 82%

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