Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Mirandes will be aiming to bounce back from a shocking Copa del Rey loss to Las Rozas when they host Albacete at their Estadio Municipal de Anduva. Los Rojillos did well to beat Fuenlabrada on the road in their last league fixture, and bookies see them as favourites to win Monday’s football match as well. Boss Jose Alberto rested several first-team regulars in the Spanish Cup clash, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Albacete.
El Queso Mecanico, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous six games in all competitions. Since Albacete are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Burgos, meaning that home win should be considered. It has to be noted that los Rojillos are eyeing their fourth home win of the season.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Julio):
Carlos Julio Martinez is a La Masia product who plays for Mirandes in Segunda Division as a right back. Martinez started his youth career at the Barca football academy, but in 2013 he moved to Club Esportiu Europa. At the start of his senior career, the Dominican footballer played for both Villarreal B and Villarreal C before joining Marbella.
After scoring two goals in 63 appearances in the league for los Blanquillos, Carlos Julio Martinez moved to Mirandes in the summer of 2018. Speaking of his international career, Martinez made his debut with the Dominican Republic national team on December 8, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean Cup.
His primary position is right-back, but he can be used as a right midfielder as well. Carlos Julio Martinez was born in Santo Domingo de Guzman, Dominican Republic, and he has a dual citizenship.
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.