Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Following four consecutive draws in Segunda Division, Albacete will look to return to winning ways when they take on Zaragoza on Saturday afternoon. El Queso Mecanico are only two points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that this match is of big importance for the home side. Experienced forward Higinio Marin is pushing for a recall after scoring as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Cartagena, while Pedro Benito is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Los Blanquillos, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Elche and Huesca, but beating Albacete on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Estadio Carlos Belmonte and we predict that they are going to share the spoils in the round 17 clash. Lluis Lopez misses out through suspension, while both Sinan Bakis and Carlos Nieto are sidelined with injuries, when it comes to the visiting team.
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.