Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
An eagerly-awaited game between Albacete and Alcorcon will open round 23 of the new La Liga 2 campaign. El Queso Mecanico suffered a 3-2 loss at Levante in their first game of the year, but they are surely capable of matching los Alfareros in front of home fans. Carlos Isaac sustained an injury in the last league match, with fellow defender Alvaro Rodriguez Perez likely to replace him in the starting XI. Ruben Albes should sneak to the 4-4-2 formation.
Alcorcon, on the other hand, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Mirandes, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the promotion-chasing hosts. Dyego Sousa misses out with a muscle injury, while all Christian Borrego, Jacobo Gonzalez, and Emmanuel Addai are rated doubtful for Sunday’s encounter. In the first half of the season Albacete defeated Alcorcon 2-1 at Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo.
Highlighted Team (Albacete):
Established during the World War II (August, 1940), Albacete are a Spanish club that welcome their rivals at Carlos Belmonte, the stadium with the capacity of 17,524 people. Albacete compete in Segunda Division nowadays, but during the 1990s they established themselves as the La Liga regular.
Their best ranking in the Spanish top flight came in the 1991/92 season when they finished the campaign in 7th position in the standings. El Queso Mecanico (Clockwork Cheese) have never represented Spain in European competitions. Legendary Spain international Andres Iniesta is the symbol of the club. Born in Albacete, Iniesta helped his hometown club avoid the bankruptcy in December 2011 as he became the club’s major shareholder.
As a result, Iniesta was honoured with a statue in his home province of Albacete. El Queso Mecanico wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while black and purple are the dominant colours of their away kit.