Atletico Madrid will be looking to get their domestic campaign back on track when they return to La Liga action on Sunday. The Spanish giants suffered a defeat in their previous match, and a response will be expected at home against Almeria.
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Atletico Madrid have made a bright start to the season, but their position in the standings is coming under increasing pressure during this busy period. They have now suffered defeats in two of their last four matches, which has seen their advantage over Athletic Bilbao slip to just three points ahead of this upcoming round.
Still, confidence will be high surrounding their chances of improving their position in the Champions League spots, as the Spanish giants have won two of their previous three. A quick return to winning ways could see them move level on points with Barcelona. However, their defeat against their rivals could have been a body blow last weekend. Barcelona landed a 1-0 home win against Atletico, with the only goal being scored by former Atletico star Joao Felix.
Almeria will likely come into this match as huge outsiders in the betting to claim maximum points, as they are yet to record a win in 15 league outings so far this term. The Spanish side have picked up just four points from their opening matches this term, and they already hold the worst defensive record in the competition.
However, a bright moment in their season was achieved last weekend, as they managed to pick up a rare point following a draw against Real Betis. That was a much improved showing by Almeria, and they likely should have landed maximum points after registering eight shots on target.
Atletico Madrid vs Almeria Head to Head
Atletico boasts a solid record against Almeria based on their most recent meetings, as they have won three of the last four. They landed a 2-1 win in this exact fixture last term. However, the first meeting between the teams last term ended in a 1-1 draw in January.
Atletico Madrid vs Almeria Prediction
Almeria’s performance was much better in La Liga last weekend, but this remains a huge challenge. Therefore, we will be siding with Atletico bouncing back to winning ways after suffering a second defeat in four against Barcelona last weekend.
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