Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Castellon will be aiming to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Mallorca when they take on Albacete at their Estadio Municipal de Castalia. Los Albinegros produce much better displays at home than on the travels, with the team beating Zaragoza 1-0 in their last home fixture. Castellon are desperate to secure the Segunda Division survival, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Albacete, on the other hand, have collected only 11 points from possible 51.
The rock-bottom side just can’t find their form in the first half of the season, and seeing that Castellon have been producing fine displays at home of late, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Castile-La Mancha empty-handed. It has to be noted that Albacete failed to find the net in the previous four games in the Spanish second tier.
Highlighted Player (Oscar Whalley ):
Oscar Whalley is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Castellon in Segunda Division. After spending his youth career at the likes of UD Amistad and Zaragoza, Whalley continued playing for Zaragoza B at senior level.
After making 26 appearances in the league for the reserve team, the 189-cm-tall shot-stopper played 22 games for the senior team. After his spells with the likes of Huesca (loan), Sporting Gijon, Aarhus, and OFI, Oscar Whalley returns to Spain in 2020, signing a deal with aforementioned La Liga 2 side Castellon. Whalley made his Segunda division debut with los Albinegres in a 2-1 win over Ponerradina on September 12, 2020.
He kept his first clean sheet the following month in a 2-0 home win over Leganes. Speaking of his international career, the Castellon goalkeeper made his Spain U21 debut in a 4-1 loss to Belgium on November 12, 2014. His preferred foot is left.
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.