Almeria is back in La Liga for the first time in eight years, and their reward is opening the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga season against reigning champion Real Madrid on Sunday. The good news is it is a home game for the Andalusians at Power Horse Stadium, but Los Blancos have won a record 35 La Liga titles and ran away with it last season. They finished 13 points clear of Barcelona and outscored their opponents by 49 goals in 38 matches. Almeria won the Segunda Division to earn promotion for the first time since 2014-15. It went 29-9-4 and was even on points with Valladolid but won the title with a 33-goal differential, five better than the squad from Castile and Leon. Real Madrid is led by 34-year-old Karim Benzema, La Liga’s top goal-scorer with 27, while 24-year-old Nigerian Umar Sadiq is the star of the show for Almeria. The Andalusians will be playing in the top flight for the seventh time in their 34 seasons, while Real Madrid hasn’t been relegated once in 120 years.
Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET at Power Horse Stadium in Almeria, Spain. The latest Almeria vs. Real Madrid odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Real Madrid as the -235 favorite (risk $235 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line. Almeria is the +625 underdog, a regulation draw is listed at +625 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Real Madrid vs. Almeria picks or bets, be sure you check out the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga predictions from renowned soccer bettor Jon “Buckets” Eimer.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is 204-187-7 on his SportsLine picks in 2022, which includes a run of 51-34-1 on his last 86 picks (59.3 percent) for a profit of more than $900 for $100 bettors.
Now, Eimer has taken a close look at the Almeria vs Real Madrid matchup from all sides and just locked in his picks and La Liga predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Real Madrid vs. Almeria: