The Catalans suffered a defeat in their last league game at Real Sociedad and Almeria captain Miguel Angel Corona was on Spanish radio this week speaking of the Andalusians' worry that they might be on the receiving end of a backlash. William Hill price a home win at just 1/20 (1.05) while an historic triumph for the visitors is offered at 18/1 (19.00).
Not only have Almeria never won at Camp Nou, they have only ever scored one goal there and Barcelona should be backed to record a comfortable win over the side struggling to avoid relegation.
Gerardo Martino's men are offered at 4/5 (1.80) to score over 3.5 goals and that price is certainly big enough for us to consider.
This bet has easily paid out when Barca have hosted lower ranked teams recently, proving the correct selections in their games against Rayo Vallecano, Granada and Elche.
The Catalans will be fired up and extremely motivated to put in a performance to try and quell the doubts which have arisen after recent defeats and Almeria do not look capable of preventing a high-scoring home win.
|Barcelona to score over 3.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) 2.5pt stake with William Hill|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid