Almería and Lugo want to achieve a change in dynamics

Almería need to get up after two consecutive defeats, for four straight Lugo games without winning. Appiah, come down for the fear clause.


Both Almería and Lugo are in a negative dynamic, having this afternoon's match an opportunity to start to reverse it (follow the game live on The Almeria team gave up in their most important week, in which they had direct promotion for the first time in the season. The defeats in Leganés and Mallorca have caused the second bump of the season, although in the rojiblanco dressing room there is tranquility, since there are still 16 games left to play. Lugo, who have scored points in five of their six visits to the Mediterranean, also need to redeem themselves after adding just two points from the last twelve, tracing their last away win in the league to October 24 (2-3 in Logroño) .

Despite the extreme rotations of José Gomes and the bad game played in Mallorca, not many changes are expected in the Portuguese coach's eleven. Everything indicates that the rear will repeat, having many Morlanes ballots to accompany Samu from the beginning. With Sadiq untouchable, Gomes needs to move pieces in the second line of attack, with his limbs in low hours. Thus, Brian Rodríguez is running as a starter to print speed and overflow to the local game. The Uruguayan international has already played two games with the rojiblanca, although playing eleven Pyrrhic minutes, so today he has his main opportunity.

The local coach has been putting a lot of emphasis on the defensive side for a couple of weeks: of the candidates for direct promotion, Almería is by far the one that fits the most (24). In this sense, the Indálico team has not left a clean sheet since last December 9 (1-0 at Zaragoza). Gomes also needs the best Sadiq to return, somewhat off in the last few games. The Nigerian guarantees goals, in addition to participating in the creation of the game, diluted during the present month. All this with the shadow of the arbitration team hovering over the Almeria dressing room, which has gone too crazy in Leganés and Mallorca.

Bad feelings

El Lugo travels to Almería with the difficult mission of starting some point that helps mitigate the bad tastes that the team has left lately when playing away. Four months without winning away seems too many and, although the rival is not the ideal one, Nafti's men want to cut their losing streak as a visitor. The eleven seems quite clear, and the doubt centers on the midfielder.

Hugo Rama travels in the call despite his expulsion against Logroñés, and Lugo will wait until the last minute for a favorable resolution from the appeal committee. If not, Nafti would have to choose between powering the attack with Cristian Herrera in his place or reinforcing the medullary with Pita or Seoane, overtaking Juanpe. The albivermellos travel knowing that it is a displacement where losing is within the norm, so they will seek victory without pressure.

Aces to follow

Almería. Brian Rodriguez. The charrúa points to the headline. Either from the start or coming out later, Gomes seeks to take advantage of his overflow, giving speed to the rojiblanco attack.

Lugo: Puma Rodriguez. The Panamanian has left his physical problems behind and is a constant threat from the left-handed winger due to his speed and shooting.Details of the match

Clean sheet. Gomes has put a lot of emphasis on defensive work: his team has not left a clean sheet in the league since the December bridge.

Defense. Lugo is making individual errors in defense that are costing him points, so he will seek to establish himself behind to try to add Almería.

Sides. The interior game of Almería favors the creation of spaces used by both Balliu and Akieme, fundamental in attack.

Bad streak. The albivermellos accumulate four months without winning away, with only two victories on the road in the entire campaign. Joining in the Mediterranean Games would be welcomed almost as a victory.

Statistics. Almería have only won on one of the six times that Lugo has visited the Mediterranean: 1-0 January 2018. The Galicians have won two wins and three draws. Almería also won the Cup at Juan Rojas in 1994.

Registrations and registrations

Almería: José Gomes announces the call today.

Lugo: El Hacen and Borja Domínguez due to injury. Appiah for fear clause.

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