Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Girona will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Las Palmas when they take on Albacete at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi. The Catalans did well to put an end to their three-game winless run in La Liga 2, with the team keeping their playoffs hopes alive. Girona proved their worth in their last league match, and they are surely capable of beating Albacete on home soil.
Even though Uruguay defender Bueno is banned for the match, we believe that home win should be considered as this could be Girona’s last train for a spot in the playoffs. El Queso Mecanico, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Cartagena, and they managed to get one. Albacete are eager to escape the relegation zone, but given Girona’s display in the triumph over Las Palmas, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Catalan outfit.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 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.