Albacete vs Malaga predictions, H2H and match preview for this Tuesday’s Spanish Segunda Division clash. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as both sides look to end the season on a high.
DATE/TIME – Tuesday 6th June 2019, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Estadio Carlos Belmonte
COMPETITION – Spanish Segunda División
It’s crunch-time in the Spanish Segunda Division and this is a huge showdown between promotion hopefuls Albacete and Malaga. Albacete have to win this match to stay in with a chance of automatic promotion heading into the final day and even that will be dependent on Granada slipping up in their game against Mallorca. Malaga meanwhile can’t clinch automatic promotion but they will secure a play-off place if they win this.
Albacete’s form has been patchy of late. They’ve not won back-to-back games since March and a return of 6 wins from their last 15 in the league is some way short of promotion form. Therefore it’s no surprise that they’ve slipped out of the promotion positions. The most significant result was their 1-0 home defeat to Granada a couple of weeks back. That saw them lose all the initiative and the Andalusian side are now very much in pole position to secure the second automatic promotion place alongside champions Osasuna.
As for Malaga, they will also be reflecting on what might have been. They looked the class act early doors in this league as they won their first five Segunda Division matches following relegation last term. However they failed to really capitalise on that early advantage with Juan Muñiz paying the price with his job in April. Víctor Sánchez has been in charge since then and Malaga’s form has picked up with 3 wins out of 5 (plus an awarded victory against Reus who went bust earlier this term).
Albacete vs Malaga Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Malaga
The momentum is with Malaga here you sense. Albacete haven’t been clinical enough of late and have won just 2 of their last 7 at home at a time when they were so well poised to push for automatic promotion. Malaga have picked up a bit since the change in coach and they could just be timing their charge well with the play-offs on the horizon.
Albacete vs Malaga H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Albacete Wins, 2 Malaga Wins, 1 Draw.
- Malaga won 2-1 when the sides met earlier this term on the Costa del Sol.
- This is the first meeting in Albacete since the hosts won a Segunda Division clash 2-1 in 2007.
One to Watch – Javier Ontiveros
— Onda Cero Málaga (@OndaCeroMalaga) May 29, 2019
The 21 year old from Marbella comes into this game in good form with 3 goals in his last 5 appearances from out wide for Malaga.
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Predicted Line Ups
Nadal – Tejero, Gentiletti, Gorosito, Fran Garcia – Eugeni, Febas, Torres, Pena – Zozulia, Acuna (4-4-2)
Munir – Ricca, Pau Torres, Hernandez, Cifu – Adrian, N’Diaye, Mula – Ontiveros, Gustavo Blanco, Santos (4-3-3)
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