Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Almeria will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they take on Fuenlabrada at Estadio Fernando Torres on Saturday evening. The league leaders dropped two points in a goalless draw with Huesca, but it has to be noted that key attacker Umar Sadiq failed to convert a penalty kick after 24 minutes. The Andalusians are still six points clear of second-place Eibar, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season.
Fuenla, on the other hand, are eyeing their first league win since October 10, 2021. The hosts are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash, meaning that Almeria will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Veteran defender Juanma, who limes off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Sporting Gijon, is unlikely to feature for the home side.
Highlighted Player (Adrian Dieguez):
Born in Madrid on February 4, 1996, Adrian Dieguez is a Spanish defender who play for Fuenlabrada in Segunda Division. Dieguez played for the likes of Getafe and Carabanchel during his youth career, while starting his senior career at Alcorcon B.
After making five appearances for the Alcorcon senior team, the Spanish footballer moved to Alaves. Adrian Dieguez played for Huesca on loan as well before signing a four-year contract with Fuenlabrada. During his spell with Alcorcon Dieguez played for Fuenla on loan, meaning that he returned to the club three years later. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a left-back as well.
The towering defender has a contract with Fuenlabrada until September 15, 2020, and his preferred foot is left. Adrian Dieguez made his Fuenlabrada debut in a 3-3 draw with Las Palmas on September 20, 2020, and he scored his first goal for Fuenla in a 1-0 victory over Girona on October 4, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Almeria):
UD Almeria is a Spanish club based in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Los Rojiblancos are one of the newer additions to the Spanish football system, with the club being founded on July 26, 1989.
Almeria suffered relegation to Segunda Division in the 2014/15 season, and they have been competing in the Spanish second tier ever since. Los Rojiblancos are well known for their white shirts with red stripes, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Sofiane Feghouli, Felipe Melo, Diego Alves, Veljko Paunovic, Aleix Vidal, Alvaro Negredo, Tomer Hemed, and Mate Bilic are some notable footballers who played for Almeria in the past. Fellow Andalusian clubs Sevilla, Malaga, and Granada are considered the club’s fiercest rivals.
The club’s biggest success in Copa del Rey came in the 2010/11 season when they made it to the semis of the prestigious competition. Nonetheless, Catalan giants Barcelona proved to be a big catch for Almeria in the Spanish Cup semi-finals.