Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Oviedo and Albacete take on each other at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere in the closing match of Sunday’s program. Oviedo failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Real Oviedo and Cartagena, with the team remaining in the danger zone, and, no doubt, they are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Albacete. Leonardo Sequeira is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the 2-1 loss to Cartagena, while Luismi is banned for the match. Both Borja Baston and Hugo Rama are out of contention with injuries.
El Queso Mecanico, on the other hand, aim to stay in the playoffs berth, and seeing that they will go for a victory as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Keep in mind that all Jonathan Dubasin, Higinio Marin, and Antonio Cristian are banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Tomeu Nadal):
Born in Manacor, Spain on February 8, 1989, Tomeu Nadal is a 187-cm tall goalkeeper who plays for Albacete in Segunda Division. Nadal is a product of the Mallorca football school, but he played for the reserve squad at senior level.
After making 47 appearances with Mallorca B in the league, the Spanish shot-stopper joined Getafe B in 2011 where he played 39 league games. Following his spell with Gimnastic where he failed to establish himself as a first-team regular, Tomeu Nadal returned to Albacete in 2016.
He has been playing an important role in the Estadio Carlos Belmonte outfit ever since he made his debut on August 21, 2016 in a 3-0 win over Zamudio. He kept his first clean sheet in the match as well. His preferred foot is right, and his contract with Albacete should expire on June 30, 2021. Tomeu Nadal has never scored a goal in his career.
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.