Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Carlos Belmonte will host Wednesday’s relegation six-pointer between Albacete and Castellon. Albacete aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Girona, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Castellon. El Queso Mecanico did well to beat Cartagena in their last home game, which is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the midweek clash.
Juan Carlos Garrido’s troops are eager to escape the relegation zone, but given their defensive display in a 3-1 loss to Espanyol, away win should not be considered. Experienced attacker Cesar Diaz Martinez is likely to miss the game through injury, and given Iago Indias’ suspension, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Albacete. In the first half of the season Castellon rolled over Albacete 3-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry to get their revenge on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Tomeu Nadal):
Born in Manacor, Spain on February 8, 1989, Tomeu Nadal is a 187-cm tall goalkeeper who plays for Albacete in Segunda Division. Nadal is a product of the Mallorca football school, but he played for the reserve squad at senior level.
After making 47 appearances with Mallorca B in the league, the Spanish shot-stopper joined Getafe B in 2011 where he played 39 league games. Following his spell with Gimnastic where he failed to establish himself as a first-team regular, Tomeu Nadal returned to Albacete in 2016.
He has been playing an important role in the Estadio Carlos Belmonte outfit ever since he made his debut on August 21, 2016 in a 3-0 win over Zamudio. He kept his first clean sheet in the match as well. His preferred foot is right, and his contract with Albacete should expire on June 30, 2021. Tomeu Nadal has never scored a goal in his career.
Highlighted Team (Castellon):
CD Castellon is a Spanish club based in the Valencian Community. Valencia flag dominates the club’s crest, but their home colours are white with black stripes. Castellon footballers wear green jerseys and green shorts when playing on the travels.
The club have been having their ups and downs ever since it was founded on July 20, 1922, with the team finishing fifth in the Spanish elite division in the 1972/73 season. It has to be noted that Castellon have not played in La Liga since the 1990/91 campaign when they suffered relegation to Segunda Division. Nowadays, Castellon compete in the Spanish second tier, with the team welcoming their rivals at Nou Castalia stadium.
Legendary Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque played for the club in the 1970s. Castellon’s biggest success came in the 1972/73 season as they participated in the Copa del rey final. However, Athletic Bilbao proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.