After 14 games, Cadiz are one of the three teams in the relegation zone. While there are many games left in the season, it’s time for Los Piratas to start winning on a weekly basis. Otherwise, they’ll return to Segunda Division only three seasons after having won promotion.
As for Almeria, Los Rojiblancos are in 14th place with 16 points, five more than Cadiz. Even so, they come in as the betting online underdogs at +230. I can assure they aren’t happy about that.
Cadiz: Where are the Goals?
Cadiz are 2-5-7, making Elche the only team in La Liga that hasn’t won a single game. Nevertheless, Los Piratas have scored only nine goals, which is the worst offensive record in the tournament. Elche have scored 10.
Prior to the break for the 2022 World Cup, they showed some improvement by putting up a really good fight against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu. They ended up losing 2-1, but took five shots on target, same as Los Blancos.
Three days later, the attacking unit kept improving and scored two goals in a 3-2 loss against Real Union in the first round of the Copa del Rey.
Most recently, they defeated AS Roma 3-0 in a friendly match with Ruben Alcaraz, Theo Bongonda and Alvaro Negredo as the scorers.
Finally, we’re talking about a team that has been slightly better when playing at home thanks to a 1-3-3 record. That’s the main reason for them to be in control of the soccer odds thanks to a +135 price, which means you could win $135 per every $100 wagered on them.
Almeria: Up & Down
Unlike Cadiz, Almeria won their last La Liga match prior to the break for soccer’s grandest stage. Los Rojiblancos defeated Getafe 1-0 thanks to Leo Baptistao, who scored prior to the 30-minute mark. Considering they finished the game with 10 players, that was a huge victory. Rodrigo Ely was sent off, which means he won’t be available to play on Friday.
Regarding the Copa del Rey, Almeria was also eliminated in the first round after losing 2-0 to Arenteiro. They also finished that game with 10 players after El Bilal Toure was sent off right before the end. Losing is always a bummer, but now they can fully focus on La Liga and avoid the relegation zone.
Like Cadiz, Los Rojiblancos defeated a team from the Italian Serie A in their most recent friendly match, defeating Lazio 2-0 with Toure and Largie Ramazani as the scorers.
The visitors are offering a +230 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. Not having won a single game on the road (0-1-6) has a lot to do with that. The thing is that this looks like the perfect opportunity to finally win away from home.
Cadiz vs Almeria Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 15
- Cadiz Victories: 10 (20 goals)
- Almeria Victories: 1 (10 goals)
- Draws: 4
This will be the first time that Cadiz and Almeria collide in La Liga, with 14 of their previous 15 meetings being in Segunda Division and one in the Copa del Rey. Their last meeting was in the 2019-20 season and Cadiz came from behind to win 2-1.
Almeria’s lone victory over Los Piratas came in the 2006-07 season. Los Rojiblancos won 2-1 at home.
Cadiz vs Almeria Match Information
- Match: Cadiz vs Almeria
- Date: Friday, Dec. 30th
- Time: 1:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, Cadiz
- Cadiz vs Almeria Live Stream: fubo.tv
Cadiz vs Almeria Betting Lines
Cadiz vs Almeria Picks & Prediction
If you were looking for an underdog to include in your soccer picks, Almeria is a great option. Yes, they haven’t won on the road, but they lost three of their seven road games by only one goal, and keep in mind that those games were against much better teams than Cadiz. Also, Toure and Baptistao, who have combined for five goals so far, are on the rise, so go ahead and wager on the visitors.