Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Oviedo and Albacete take on each other at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Real Oviedo are on a four-game winless in Segunda Division, but it has to be noted that they shared the spoils with the likes of Mallorca, Malaga, and Logrones in the previous three league fixtures. Los Azules obviously miss they loyal fans on the stands, with the team recording no more than three wins at home ground so far this term.
Albacete, on the other hand, did remarkably well to beat Alcorcon on the road in Tuesday’s postponed fixture. Alejandro Menendez’s troops are eyeing their third consecutive win in La Liga 2, but beating Oviedo on the road is easier said than done. Share of spoils is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. The good news for the visitors is that Alvaro Jimenez has served his ban, which prevented him to play in the first two games of the year.
Highlighted Player (Alejandro Arribas ):
Born in Madrid, Spain on May 1, 1989, Alejandro Arribas is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Oviedo in La Liga 2. Arribas is a very experienced defender as he played for Primera Division sides Rayo Vallecano, Osasuna, Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla in the past.
He is a product of Rayo Majadahonda football school, but he did not see any game action with the club at senior level. Alejandro Arribas played for Mexican club UNAM before signing a three-year deal with Real Oviedo in the summer of 2019.
He made his debut with los Azules in a 2-1 loss to Fuenlabrada on August 31, 2019. The towering defender has never received a call-up for the Spain national football team. His main position is centre-back, but he can be used as a right-back as well if needed. The right-footed footballer has a contract with Real Oviedo until June 30, 2021.
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.