Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Fuenlabrada and Albacete face each other at Estadio Fernando Torres on day 3 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Fuenlabrada missed out on a place in La Liga on the last day of the previous season, and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. Los Kirikos kicked off the new season with a 2-0 win over Lugo, with the team playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Las Palmas at the weekend.
Fuenla have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season, and they should take advantage of Albacete’s slow start. Summer signing Adrian Dieguez, who made his Fuenlabrada debut against los Amarillos, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. Albacete, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Espanyol (0-3) and Ponferradina (0-2), and they are unlikely to spoil Fuenla’s party at Estadio Fernando Torres.
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.