Atletico Madrid need to stop dropping points and become the team that won the title last season, as their fourth position is the table suggests qualification rounds for next year’s Champions League edition. As Atletico get ready to visit Almeria, Diego Simeone prepares to return to the bench and lead his team to victory.
Almeria shocked La Liga when they won against Real Sociedad and climbed up to the 10th place in the table. The win was their first in this league’s edition and Francesco Rodriguez will try to make his players believe they can win against the current title holders. Should they win against Atletico, they will have to play it smart in the midfield, where the likes of Koke and Gabi are setting up the play for the visitors. Almeria will be without Corona and Dubarbier who is serving a suspension.
Atletico might be at the beginning of their title defense, but Gabi has stated over and over again about the importance of the match against Almeria: “It’s a very important Wednesday’s game,” he told Marca. “With a draw against Celta we have to win and I think we will get a result. This game is a final.” The start of La Liga has seen Atletico with confusing results, which put them four points behind Barcelona. Mario Mandzukic has returned to team training after his nose surgery and might get to play in 10 days with a mask on. Before placing the bet take into account the fact that Atletico are yet to win against Almeria on their home ground, but we believe the visitors will play better than they have done before.
Cerci is tipped to replace Mandzukic in the attack, and with Diego Simeone on the bench, Unibet favors Atletico to win outright at 1.55. Almeria gets 6.30 for a win and both teams to score at 2.08; over 2.5 goals at 2.10 with Unibet; Almeria for both halves at 9.50, and the same betting market for Atletico at 2.28. Griezmann to score anytime is at 2.85; Cerci at 3,10 and Koke at 4.60. We are betting 8 units on Atletico Madrid to score in both halves at 2.65 with Unibet.
Almeria: Team’s Formation
Atletico Madrid: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Atletico Madrid to score in both halves