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  • March 12, 2011
  • • 17:00
  • • Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos, Almería
  • Referee: Ignacio Iglesias
  • • Attendance: 13000
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La Liga Preview: Almeria - Atletico Madrid

La Liga Preview: Almeria - Atletico Madrid

Relegation strugglers welcome Champions League hopefuls


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Almeria: Alves; Juanito, Henrique, Rodriguez, Michel; Bernardello, M'Bami, Crusat, Feghouli; Ortiz, Vargas

Almeria


Atletico: De Gea; Lopez, Godin, Dominguez, Ujfalusi; Tiago, Koke, Assuncao, Reyes; Aguero, Forlan

Atletico Madrid



DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Almeria have never lost a home game to Atletico in La Liga. From three meetings, their record is two draws and a win.
  • Those three meetings have seen only three goals scored.
  • Almeria are the only side in La Liga that have failed to keep a single clean sheet at home this season.
  • Atletico are currently on their best undefeated run of the season, having not lost in their last four games.
  • Atletico have used the joint least players this season in La Liga, turning out just 22 different players.
  • Conversely, they have not named an unchanged lineup all term.
  • Atletico have taken 14 points from their 13 away games this season.
  • Over their last six games, both sides have won, drawn and lost two each.

LAST MEETING



October 31st, 2010: Atletico 1-1 Almeria


A Sergio Aguero tap-in was cancelled out just before half-time by a long range Piatti strike, and with no goals in the second half, Almeria were able to take a point home from a tricky fixture that was dominated by the home side.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Diego AlvesGoalkeeper
14LunaDefender
-Carlos GarcíaDefender
3M. SilvaDefender
29MichelDefender
8Sofiane FeghouliMidfielder
8Albert CrusatMidfielder
23Hernán BernardelloMidfielder
19M'BamiMidfielder
-Kalu UcheStriker
20L. UlloaStriker
-EstebanGoalkeeper
18Santi AcasieteDefender
15CoronaMidfielder
22Fabián Andrés VargasMidfielder
-José OrtizMidfielder
-Juanma OrtizMidfielder
36Henok GoitomStriker
1David de GeaGoalkeeper
3Filipe LuisDefender
2Diego GodínDefender
14L. PereaDefender
-Tomas UjfalusiDefender
17EliasMidfielder
5TiagoMidfielder
4Mario SuárezMidfielder
21ReyesStriker
16Sergio AgüeroStriker
10Diego ForlánStriker
1JoelGoalkeeper
6Antonio LópezDefender
6KokeMidfielder
12Paulo AssunçaoMidfielder
8Raúl GarcíaMidfielder
20JuanfranDefender
-Diego CostaStriker
Players to Watch
Diego Alves
Diego Alves
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1
Games Goals YC RC
27 0 3 0
The Almeria shot-stopper is not the most reliable 'keeper in the league, but he is capable of pulling off some amazing saves, particularly in the bigger matches. With Atletico looking likely to attack in numbers, Alves will be under the spotlight for large portions of the match.
Diego Forlán
Diego Forlán
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The man voted the best player at the 2010 World Cup has struggled to produce the form that won him that honour, and worldwide acclaim before it, but his mere presence provides a boost to his side, and he grabs goals when they're needed most.
Prediction
Almeria cannot hang onto an impressive record against one of the biggest sides in the league forever. Atletico have flattered to decieve at times, but their recent win over Villarreal will likely give them the confidence boost they need to battle past Almeria.
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