Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Following a goalless draw with Real Oviedo, Las Palmas will look to return to winning ways when they face Albacete in the Segunda Division round 20. La Union Deportiva are eager to retain top position in the standings, and the bookies see them as favourites to beat el Queso Mecanico in front of home fans. Las Palmas are eyeing their sixth home win of the process, but they will have to do it without suspended midfielder Enzo Loiodice.
Albacete, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Zaragoza in their last league match. Ruben Albes’ troops have been struggling on the travels of late, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of Sunday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Loiodice):
Enzo Loiodice, who was born in Paris, France on the 27th of November, 2000, started playing football at the age of eight with SC Paris. His journey as a youth player continued at FC Gobelins before completing at Dijon, where he is now a first-team player on a contract that ends in 2012.
On the 28th of April, 2018, Loidice made his professional debut, featuring in Dijon's 3-1 away loss to Bordeaux in League one. The 19-year-old midfielder, who is known for his ball retention ability and vision, represents his country at the youth level.
He made his under-20 team debut in an international friendly against Argentina U20 on the 20th of March, 2019, and has so far capped six times for his country at that level. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.