Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Almeria and Leganes face each other at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos on Matchday 31. Almeria aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Ponferradina, but they will have to do it without key attacker Umar Sadiq, who is on international duty with Nigeria. The Andalusians are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but we believe that the former Partizan Belgrade striker will be sorely missed in Saturday’s clash.
Leganes, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Fuenlabrada. The capital club are eager to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive, but seeing that Almeria are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Since Umar Sadiq is out of contention, we are unlikely to see goals galore at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos. Leganes defender Ignasi Miquel is likely to miss the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Giorgi Makaridze):
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 31, 1990, Giorgi Makaridze is a goalkeeper who plays for Vitoria Setubal in Primeira Liga. After starting his youth career at Dinamo Tbilisi, Giorgi Makaridze made nine appearances for Dinamo Tbilisi reserve team from 2006 to 2008. In 2009 the Georgian shot-stopper moved to Le Mans, signing a four-year contract with the French outfit for a fee of €85,000.
Giorgi Makaridze played for the likes of Doxa Katokopia, Feirense, Moreirense, and Rio Ave as well before joining Vitoria Setubal in 2019. The Georgian goalkeeper made his Primeira Liga debut on February 23, 2019, in a 1-1 draw with Vitoria Guimaraes.
The experienced shot-stopper managed to keep four clean sheets in 11 appearances for Vitoria Setubal in the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season. Giorgi Makaridze has six caps for the Georgia U21 team, and nowadays, he represents Georgia at the senior level. The Vitoria Setubal goalkeeper wears the number 90 jersey.
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success.
Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby.
The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.