Match Preview: Albacete vs Real Oviedo Predictions & Analysis

Albacete vs Real Oviedo predictions

Albacete vs Real Oviedo predictions and match preview for Saturday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as two sides that have made slow starts meet.

  • DATE: Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:15 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio Carlos Belmonte
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Albacete vs Real Oviedo Preview

Albacete vs Real Oviedo
Albacete Stadium via D7ckon, CC BY-SA 4.0

On Saturday Albacete will be welcoming Real Oviedo to the Estadio Carlos Belmonte. Both sides will be wanting to pick up a win as this could kick start their seasons with both having struggled to get going.

It is not the start that Lucas Alcaraz was imagining going into the new campaign. Three games in and it’s three losses and no goals scored. They did work hard in their last match against Fuenlabrada, creating some chances with Ortuno coming close again but in the end a great free kick from Pathe Ciss sealed it for Fuenla. 

It’s only three games in and fans are already wanting manager Alcaraz out. Maybe a win here might revive their hopes in this team and give breathing space to their under pressure manager. Albacete have made a signing this week bringing in Senegalese midfielder Pape Maly Diamanka on loan from Girona. He will bring a lot of experience and strengthen the midfield and is likely to be in the squad for this match.

Real Oviedo have also not had the start they were hoping for picking up two points from three games.  José Ángel Ziganda’s men have only scored one goal this season and that is not good enough for a side who were hoping to push to make the top half this season. They played very well against Espanyol and were unlucky not to score due to Diego Lopez’s brilliance in goal. However sloppy mistakes gifted Espanyol the goals and that’s something they have to cut out if they want to have a successful season.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Albacete Win, 3 Oviedo Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Real Oviedo won both meetings last season including a 2-1 win at the Carlos Belmonte.
  • Albacete are without a win in 5 against the Asturias side overall, since a 2-1 victory in September 2017.

Albacete vs Real Oviedo Predictions

Score Prediction: Albacete 1-1 Oviedo

This game will be a tight affair with both teams struggling for goals. Albacete will want a strong start like they had against Fuenlabrada, only this time finding the net early will give them a massive boost. Oviedo will be in this match until the end and having already scored late against Mirandes, I wouldn’t put it past them to do it again in this match.

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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.