UD Almería getting ready to host one of the teams with best away form
The Rojiblancos take on Real Zaragoza this Saturday, a team who have only lost one away game on Matchday 2
UD Almería have resumed training with all the players in the squad, after last Monday's voluntary trainining session and Tuesday off. They have focused on preparing Saturday's game between the Rojiblancos and visitors Real Zaragoza at the Juegos Mediterráneos (KO 6:15pm Spain Time).
Head coach Rubi has most of his troops available after Aitor Buñuel and Lucas Robertone have been given the all-clear by the doctors last week, who even were named in rhe squad list for the fixture with CF Fuenlabrada although they did not play in the end. Daniel Carriço will be the only player to miss out as he sustained an injury on Matchday 14 in Gijón. He is set for a long-term recovery.
Saturday's fixture is the last one of the year 2021 at the Juegos Mediterráneos and UD Almería are eager to give its loyal supporters a victory, in addition to the fact that the three points would be vital after two consecutive draws and also a great way to keep that 7-point gap over the second and third ranked sides in the second tier table.
UD Almeria will have to defeat rivals who are one of the teams with the best away form in the LaLiga SmartBank; the third behind UD Almería (19 points) and CD Tenerife (15). The Maños have collected 14 points away from home like SD Ponferradina and UD Ibiza. They are the masters of drawing and although it is difficult for them to score goals and win, they are one of those sides who concede the fewest goals and the ones with the least defeats suffered too; 3 throughout the season as well as UD Almería and Real Oviedo. Real Zaragoza usually get more points outside their stadium and have only been defeated once by Real Valladolid on Matchday 2. Since then, 5 draws as visitors with CF Fuenlabrada, Lugo, Malaga, Girona and Amorebieta and 3 wins over AD Alcorcón, Burgos and UD Las Palmas). They have just defeated SD Eibar at La Romareda and their next adversaries are closing in to the play-off positions.
Numerous former UD Almeria players play now for Real Zaragoza as well as their current head coach Juan Ignacio Martínez. Those players are Petrovic, Vada, Álvaro Giménez and Juanjo Narvaez.
UD Almería are fully aware of their potential so the UD Almeria squad will be preparing themselves behind closed doors at the Mediterraneo on Thursday and Friday.