Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Carlos Belmonte will be packed when Albacete and Real Valladolid go head to head in a highly-anticipated Segunda Division game on Friday evening. El Queso Mecanico are desperate to record their first win of the season and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against La Pucela. Both Ros and Agus Medina are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, while the likes of Higinio Marin and Pedro Benito remain in the treatment room.
Real Valladolid, meanwhile, aim to recover from a shocking 2-0 loss to Alcorcon in front of home fans. Paulo Pezzolano’s troops are seen as one of the main candidates for promotion, but beating Albacete on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Experienced forward Sergio Leon is pushing for his first start of the season, while defender Javi Sanchez remains in the recovery room.
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.