Almería and Alcorcón meet at the Mediterranean Games Stadium, in a match for the 40th round of the Second Division. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 01-13-2019, the two teams tied (0-0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 27-05-2018, in a match for the Segunda División that ended in a draw by (0-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Alcorcón presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 14 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses, the home team is currently in the 9 th position, with 55 points won. In their last match, they lost with Mallorca out by (1-0), after in the previous match they won by (5-3) at home, in a match against Elche. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 13 suffered. For the championship, Almería won 18 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 13 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
The Almeria enters demotivated in this party, after a defeat, by 1-0, in the displacement to the land of the Majorca. After a first half without great scoring opportunities, the second half started with an expulsion for the visiting team. Adrian saw the second yellow card and left the team playing with less than one unit. The whole house took advantage of the numerical superiority to increase the volume of play and at seventy-five minutes it reached the goal by Salva Sevilla. Near the end of the match, Sérgio Aguza and Esteban Saveljich were also sent off, leaving the team with nine fewer elements until the end of the 90 ‘. With this result, Almeria continues mathematically in the struggle for the promotion of division.
The group guided by Fran Fernandez should line up in the usual 4-3-3, which privileges the most direct game. The three players responsible for putting the rival defense in mind are José Corpas, Álvaro Giménez and Luis Rioja. In the center of the terrain it is possible that Juan Carlos, Yan Brice and César de la Hoz act. The local coach will not be able to count on the following athletes, since they are in suspension period: Adrian, Esteban and Sergio Aguza.
The away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 51 points won, after 14 wins, 9 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Numancia, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Extremadura UD, by (0-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 12 suffered. For the championship, Alcorcón won 7 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches.
The Alcorcón was surprised at home by Extremadura, by 0-1, adding the third game followed without knowing the taste of victory. The men of the house entered well in the match and could have advanced on the scoreboard in the first quarter of an hour, but it was not effective in the finalization. At twenty-eight minutes, Hector Rodas was injured and the local coach was forced to change the structure of the team, placing Unai Elguezabal on the field. From that moment the visiting team took the initiative of the game and at minute 47 opened the scoring by Giovanni Zarfino. The solitary goal was enough for the foreign team to add the three points.
The coach Christobal Parralo will have to keep the team in the usual 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and counterattacks. The two most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the rival area, are Jaime Martínez and Juan Muñoz. The last athlete mentioned is the best marker of the team, with 11 goals scored. In the central corridor is likely to act Nono, Eddy Silvestre, Richard Boateng and Marco Sangalli.