Match Preview: Zaragoza vs Albacete Predictions & Analysis

Zaragoza vs Albacete predictions

Zaragoza vs Albacete predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as two winless teams meet at La Romereda.

  • DATE: Sunday 11th October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: La Romareda
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Zaragoza vs Albacete Preview

Zaragoza vs Albacete preview
Zaragoza stadium via Campeones 2008, CC BY-SA 4.0

Sunday’s game in the Segunda División sees Real Zaragoza host struggling Albacete at La Romareda. Both teams are in need of a win to get their seasons up and running and it could be an exciting match.

Newly appointed coach Ruben Baraja is desperate for his first win in charge of Zaragoza. They switched off against Las Palmas and were punished by a great strike and in their last match with Alcorcon, it was a pretty dull affair with not many chances created and not much to report.

They are still getting up to full speed as they started the season later than most other teams. They will be without midfielder Jannick Buyla here as he was sent off in the last match committing a silly foul. This week Los Maños have signed fullback Álvaro Tejero on loan from Eibar and have also signed winger Gaizka Larrazabal on a permanent transfer. This will bolster this Zaragoza side and will strengthen their push for the play offs again this season.

Albacete finally have a point on the board but this does not paint the full picture. After going 1-0 down early on against Real Oviedo last week it did not look promising. Alejandro Arribas’ red card in the 21st minute changed things and when new signing Pape Diamanka made it 1-1, things looked better for Lucas Alcaraz’s men, even more so when Oviedo went down to nine men when Juanjo Nieto brought down Manuel Fuster in the box. Former Oviedo striker Ortuño missed the penalty and although this was still only the 66th minute, Albacete failed to create anything after that which is a big worry for the team.

More and more pressure is being built on Lucas Alcaraz with fans expressing their feelings of wanting him out of the club and a hope that the board acts fast before it is too late. A win here could really change the fortunes of this struggling team and they did beat Zaragoza home and away last season.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Zaragoza Win, 2 Albacete Wins, 3 Draws.
  • Albacete did the double over Zaragoza last season, majorly denting their automatic promotion chances.
  • Zaragoza have won 4 of the last 6 meetings at La Romareda although neither of the last two.

Zaragoza vs Albacete Predictions

Score Prediction: Zaragoza 2-1 Albacete

New signings and getting up to the speed of the new season. Implementing Ruben Barajas’ ideas. This does take time. Zaragoza haven’t found top gear yet but with the quality they have and Albacete’s problems, this should be a relatively comfortable win for Zaragoza.

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