Villarreal vs Almeria
Villarreal took a great and valuable victory last weekend as they defeated Barcelona B 3:0 on the road. Goal from Pereira just before the full time whistle proved to be crucial for the guests, as it gave them great morale boost and they cleared the game with two more goals in first ten minutes of the second half.
Atmosphere in the team couldn’t be better at “Madrigal” as Villarreal is in a great chance to secure the Primera spot for next season after many ups and downs during the year. They are currently tied at the second position with Almeria and even a draw in tonight’s game would grant them a Primera ticket as the team keeps the destiny in their own hands. Coach couldn’t hide his satisfaction with recent good results and stated that now they only need one last step. They can do it with the help of the crowd, as the stadium is expected to be filled for the final game.
Midfielders Moises (24/1), Farinos (11/1), Aguino (12/0) and Perez (16/2) are all out for few weeks now at least.
In the last game before this one, Almeria reached much desired victory over Girona with a 2:1 result at home. The fact is that Almeria got quite lucky in the game, because at the result of 1:1, clear penalty wasn’t given to Girona.
With this victory, Almeria increased their winning run to five matches in a row, but continued the race for the second place together with Villarreal. As said, they are tied with the same number of points and only a victory tonight will lead Almeria directly to Primera. In every other scenario, they will have to try to reach the Primera via additional play-offs. Coach Javi Garcia said that he is sure the team will succeed and that everyone is ready for the game, saying that the winning streak has boosted the confidence of all in the club. Defender Marcelo Silva (20/1) is the only missing with an injury.
Most important game of the season so far for both teams as the winner will surely get the Primera spot for the next season while the draw favors Villarreal. Under such circumstances, Almeria is forced to attack and try to get the victory which should lead us to quite easy both to score bet.