Albacete vs Ponferradina Match Preview & Prediction

Albacete vs Espanyol
Albacete Stadium via D7ckon, CC BY-SA 4.0

Albacete vs Ponferradina predictions and match preview for this Sunday’s game in the Spanish Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as both sides look to bounce back from opening weekend defeats.

  • DATE: Sunday 20th September 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:15 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estádio Carlos Belmonte, Albacete

Albacete vs Ponferradina Preview


Albacete will be welcoming Ponferradina this weekend at the Carlos Belmonte. This should be an interesting match with both teams losing on the opening day of the season and both coaches will be looking for a quick turnaround of events.

Albacete were completely outplayed against a very good looking Espanyol team. They did have a better second half and created some chances but in terms of quality Espanyol were far superior. They will move on from that now and hope to start the season with a victory over Ponferradina. 

This week they have brought back Chema Núñez and also brought in Javi Navarro to strengthen Lucas Alcaraz’s side. Albacete know that if they want that top half finish they have to make the Carlos Belmonte a fortress and it’s vital to have a strong home record which wasn’t the case at all last season.

Ponferradina also were outclassed at the weekend by newcomers Castellon. They narrowly avoided relegation last season and coming into this year, it is looking like they will be battling again to avoid the drop. They have also made a signing this week in bringing back Pablo Valcarce to strengthen Bolo’s side. It could be a long tough season for Ponferradina although a win this weekend would be a significant boost to morale.

Albacete vs Ponferradina H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Albacete Win, 2 Ponferradina Wins, 3 Draws.
  • Both teams have scored in all of the last 5 meetings.
  • Both meetings last season ended 1-1.

Segunda Division predictions


Albacete vs Ponferradina Predictions


Score Prediction: 2-1 Albacete

Ponferradina had the second worst away record last season and although Albacete’s home form wasn’t great, they should pick up the three points this weekend. Lucas Alcaraz knew that Espanyol was going to be a tough ask on the first day of the season but with this fixture it should be all guns blazing for Albacete. They know they played well in the second half last weekend and if they take their chances this time around then they should be able to record a victory.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.