Almeria – Reus Deportiu SOCCER PICKS
Almeria and Reus Deportiu meet at the Mediterranean Games Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (3rd Round). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 30-09-2018, in a match for the Segunda División that ended with the victory of Almería by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by César de la Hoz (16 ‘) and Álvaro Giménez (49’) for Almería. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Reus Deportiu presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of the Copa del Rey (3rd Round) after having eliminated Málaga, after a win by (1-2) in the previous round. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Second Division, they beat Las Palmas at home by (3-0). In the last 10 home matches Almeria has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 10 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Almeria enter this game motivated, after a 3-0 victory at home at the reception to Las Palmas, adding the fourth win in the last five games played. The local team usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, privileging a style of game faster, constant transitions, attacking, preferably, by the flanks. To point out that, in this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players will be Narváez, Rioja and Giménez. Out of this game is Nano, due to an injury.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the Copa del Rey (3rd Round) after a win by (1-2) with Osasuna. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 10 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Segunda División, they tied with Sporting Gijón by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Reus Deportiu has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 27 of the last 50 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 36 out of 50 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 10 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Reus Deportiu enters this unmotivated day, after a draw, by 1-1, in the visit to Sporting Gijón field: the goal of the team was marked by Linares. In the previous round of the Copa del Rey, the visitors won Osasuna by 1-2. Unlike the rival of this round, the Reus usually acts in a 5-4-1, in which the most advanced player is Linares. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Planas end. There are no absences of weight for this game.