Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Albacete and Sporting Gijon go head to head at Estadio Carlos Belmonte in what is expected to be a very exciting Segunda Division game. Following three consecutive league wins, Albacete suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Mallorca and Leganes in the previous two games. El Queso Mecanico aim to escape the relegation zone, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Gijon.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Logrones (4-0) and Malaga (1-0) in the last two league matches. Sporting Gijon aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they should take advantage of Albacete’s current form. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Serbian attacker Uros Djordjevic, who has netted 16 goals in the Segunda Division this season.
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 (Gijon):
Sporting Gijon are a Spanish football club that competes in La Liga. Sporting Gijon’s home ground is El Molinon, the stadium that was built in 1908. El Molinon is the oldest football field in Spain and the capacity of the stadium is 30,000. Sporting Gijon’s home kit is red and white and the club’s main rivals are Real Oviedo.
The two teams take on each other in the Asturian derby. Sporting Gijon did remarkably well to finish the 1978/1979 La Liga campaign in second position in the standings and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Los Rojiblancos were runners-up in Spanish Copa Del Rey in 1981 and 1982, but they have yet to win the Spanish Cup.
The club was founded in 1905 and the club’s original name was Sporting Gijones. Sporting Gijon participated in the UEFA Cup on six occasions, but they did not record a good result in the European competition.