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The La Liga 2 game at Campos de Sport de El Sardinero on Saturday sees home side Racing de Santander ready themselves for the visit of Albacete.
Our tips, poll and stats for Racing de Santander v Albacete can all be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Racing de Santander
Racing de Santander go into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 La Liga 2 drawn match versus Real Zaragoza.
In that game, Racing de Santander had 36% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Racing de Santander was Clément Grenier (40'). For their opponents, Real Zaragoza got 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. German Valera (45') scored for Real Zaragoza.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Racing de Santander have been participants. Breaking down the goal attribution during that period, opposing sides scored a total of 4 and Racing de Santander got themselves 7.
Coming into this fixture, Racing de Santander have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
Albacete will go into this game following a 2-1 La Liga 2 win with the downing of Burgos in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Albacete had 51% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Albacete, the scorers were Alberto Quiles (3') and Cristian Glauder (53'). Burgos got 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. Fernando Niño (60') scored for Burgos.
The stats tell the story, and Albacete have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. At the back, Albacete have some weaknesses to address. That aside, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall persist here in this game.
Going into this encounter, Albacete have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 17/01/2015 tells us that Racing de Santander have won 3 of these games and Albacete 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Los Racinguistas and 5 belonging to Queso Mecánico. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league clash featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 35 on 08/04/2023 when it finished Racing de Santander 4-1 Albacete.
On that occasion, Racing de Santander had 37% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Goals were scored by Roko Baturina (18'), Saúl García (19'), Iñigo Vicente (45') and Matheus Aiás (90').
Albacete had 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Olaetxea (31') scored.
The referee was Iosu Galech Apezteguía.
Team News: Racing de Santander
The Racing de Santander manager José Alberto López will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
We think that Los Racinguistas will probably use the 4-2-3-1 system for the game and select Jokin Ezkieta, Álvaro Mantilla, Germán Sánchez, R. González Alves, Saúl García, Iván Morante, Clément Grenier, Andrés Martín, Aritz Aldasoro, Iñigo Vicente and Ekain Zenitagoia.
Team News: Albacete
With a completely healthy group available for selection, the Albacete boss Rubén Albés has no fitness worries at all before this game.
We reckon that Queso Mecánico could decide to elect for a 4-4-2 system by sending out Bernabé Barragán, Carlos Isaac, Mohamed Djetei, A. Cristian Glauder, Julio Alonso, Juan Antonio Ros, Lander Olaetxea, Riki Rodríguez, Manuel Fuster, Alberto Quiles and Daniel Escriche.
In our view, Albacete will do well to find the net against this Racing de Santander team who we reckon will score & stay on top.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning margin for Racing de Santander after 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Racing de Santander
Stadium: Campos de Sport de El Sardinero (22,222)
Captain: Íñigo Sainz-Maza
Chairman: Manuel Higuera Sancho
Manager: José Alberto López
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 7