Albacete vs Almeria predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis as the visitors look to close in on the top two positions.
by Daniel Garcia
Albacete vs Almeria Preview
The penultimate game of the weekend in Spain’s Segunda Division is one that will have implications at both ends of the table. It sees an Albacete side that is battling against relegation, play host to big-spending Almeria who will be desperate to get their promotion push back on track having surrendered their top two status prior to the pause in the season due to coronavirus.
Heading into this matchday, they find themselves in 3rd place, 5 points behind Zaragoza and 6 behind leaders Cadiz who play in the late game on Sunday. Having outspent the rest of the league combined, there is real pressure on Guti to try and inspire his team on to win automatic promotion and avoid the lottery of the play-offs. Albacete meanwhile were just one place outside the relegation zone heading into this weekend and may have slipped into it by the time this one kicks off.
The hosts of course were in action on Wednesday in what was the first game back in Spain as they concluded their game at Rayo, which was abandoned at Half-Time in December. Already down to 10 men, Albacete couldn’t see the 45 minutes out without conceding and succumbed to a 1-0 defeat. They had though been in decent form, not losing any of their final 5 games before the lockdown with new boss Lucas Alcaraz having a positive impact.
Almeria meanwhile were 4-0 winners in their most recent game, at home to Deportivo. Prior to that though they’d gone 6 without victory, losing 4 to surrender a commanding position at the top of this league. They’ll also be a little bit disappointed with a return of just 5 wins from 16 away games this season and will surely need to improve on that record if they are to be celebrating automatic promotion next month.
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Albacete vs Almeria Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Almeria are certainly the better side but they haven’t fully convinced on their travels this term. Although they lost, Albacete may just have benefited too from getting those 45 minutes in at Rayo. That could give them a slight edge on Almeria who haven’t even been able to play a friendly in preparation for this one. We’re going for a draw here.
Albacete vs Almeria H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Almeria Wins, 1 Albacete Win, 2 Draws.
- Almeria have won the last 2 meetings 3-0, including the reverse fixture earlier this season in August.
- However they’ve not won on any of their last 5 league trips to Albacete.
Spanish Segunda División Betting Tips (18+)
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Albacete vs Almeria Live Stream
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