Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Following a heavy 3-0 loss to Huesca, Levante will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Albacete on Sunday afternoon. Los Levantinos did well to beat Lugo 3-1 in their last home game, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Albacete. Talented defender Marc Pubill is pushing for a start, while all Vicente Iborra, Jose Campana, and Shkodran Mustafi are out of contention through injuries.
El Queso Mecanico, on the other hand, are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, and given their four-game unbeaten run in the Spanish second tier, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Goalkeeper Bernabe Barragan and forward Higinio Marin are banned for the match, while defender Alvaro Rodriguez misses out with a muscle problem. In their last meeting in Valencia (Copa del Rey) the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (José Campaña):
Jose Campana is a Spanish footballer who plays for Levante in La Liga as a midfielder. Born in Seville on May 31, 1993, Campana began his youth career in his home-town club Sevilla and he eventually played 20 games in La Liga for the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan outfit.
In 2013 he moved to England, signing a contract with Crystal Palace, but he made no more than six appearances in the league for the capital club. After ending his loan spell with Nurnberg in 2014, Jose Campana joined Serie A side Sampdoria, but he was immediately sent on loan to Porto. The Spanish midfielder played no more than two games for Porto in Primeira Liga and in 2015 he signed a loan deal with Spanish Segunda Division side Alcorcon.
In the summer of 2016 Campana moved to Levante and he has been playing for los Levantinos ever since. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well.
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.