Match Preview: Albacete vs Espanyol Predictions & H2H

Albacete vs Espanyol

Albacete vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the visitors look to build on some excellent recent displays.

  • DATE: Sunday 4th April 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Carlos Belmonte
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Albacete vs Espanyol Preview

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

On Sunday its bottom vs top as Albacete host Espanyol in the Estadio Carlos Belmonte. We should be in for an interesting encounter as we are nearing the end of the season and both sides need the three points and a draw won’t be ideal for either side.

Albacete seem to have come unstuck again. After going on a five game unbeaten run it looked like El Queso Mecánico were fighting their way out of the relegation spots. All was going well for Head Coach Alejandro Menéndez but after a few disappointing results they see themselves rock bottom and four points off 18th place Logroñés and with only ten games left to play.

They were slightly unlucky in their last outing losing at home 1-0 to Castellon. It was a game in which they registered sixteen attempts on goal. Striker Alfredo Ortuno had his penalty saved early on and had some great chances but keeper Oscar Whalley was in great form. Albacete will have to be at their very best if they want to pick up points here.

Espanyol see themselves back in pole position. In what has been a rollercoaster ride of leading and looking unstoppable to finding themselves with a bit of a wall to climb but they have done just that. In their last outing Vicente Moreno’s side thrashed Fuenlabrada 4-0 dominating from start to finish.

Los Periquitos are on a fine run of form and are starting to look unstoppable again. In their last five matches they have scored fourteen goals whilst only conceding four. Espanyol’s away form however is not as good as Mallorca’s and Almería’s and that’s something Vicente Moreno’s men need to get right if they do want to finish top at the end of the season.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Albacete Wins, 3 Espanyol Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Espanyol won the reverse fixture 3-0 earlier in the season.
  • They haven’t travelled to Albacete since a 1-0 defeat in LaLiga in 2004.

Albacete vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: Albacete 0-3 Espanyol

This match looks to have come at the wrong time for this struggling Albacete side. Espanyol are in fine goal scoring form and they should have too much quality and firepower for Alejandro Menéndez’s side.

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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.