Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ibiza and Almeria face each other at Estadi Municipal de Can Misses in a highly-anticipated La Liga2 game. Ibiza aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Real Sociedad B, with the team eyeing their sixth victory of the process. The newcomers have been in a fine form of late, but Almeria are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Miguel Villar is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against Real Sociedad B, while fellow forward Miguel Guerrero is banned for the match.
The Andalusians, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the La Liga2 standings. The league leaders faced no difficulties in a 2-0 win over Burgos, but beating Ibiza on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Estadi Municipal de Can Misses, and, taking everything into account, we are tempted to put our money on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Nigeria attacker Umar Sadiq, who has netted seven goals so far this season.
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 (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.