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Albacete come up against visiting team CD Lugo at The Estadio Carlos Belmonte in this La Liga 2 clash on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Albacete v CD Lugo are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Albacete, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 La Liga 2 victory over FC Andorra.
In that match, Albacete had 31% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Albacete was Manu Fuster (75'). At the other end, FC Andorra had 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Albacete defence. Albacete have been miserly, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last six matches standing at 2.
Taking a look at their past results, Albacete:
- are unbeaten in the league by CD Lugo in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Villarreal CF B in La Liga 2 action, CD Lugo will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, CD Lugo managed 37% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For CD Lugo, goals were scored by Jaume Cuéllar (66') and Óscar Whalley (67' Own goal). At the other end, Villarreal B got 19 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Álex Millán (54') scored for Villarreal CF B.
The forward players for CD Lugo have made hard work of scoring goals in their past 6 games, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those matches, Luguiño have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 7. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see if the trend shall be maintained in this match.
Their previous form shows that CD Lugo:
- have not been beaten by Albacete in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 23/03/2019 shows that Albacete have won 2 of these & CD Lugo 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from Queso Mecánico and 5 coming from Luguiño. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 1 on 15/08/2022 when it finished CD Lugo 1-2 Albacete.
On that occasion, CD Lugo had 35% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Manu Barreiro (17').
Albacete had 19 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Higinio Marín (43') and Maikel Mesa (82') scored.
The referee was Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: Albacete
The Albacete manager Rubén Albés will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: CD Lugo
Due to a mostly available group, there is only the sole fitness problem for the CD Lugo boss Fran Justo to be concerned with. Joselu Moreno (Knee Problems) misses out for this game.
We’re inclined to think that CD Lugo will likely be able to find the net against this Albacete team, but that probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Albacete at the end of the match. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Carlos Belmonte (18,000)
Captain: Bernabé Barragán
Chairman: Georges Kabchi
Manager: Rubén Albés
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 6
⭐ Star Player: Higinio Marín
Usually taking up the Striker position, Higinio Marín was born in Calasparra, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Real Murcia in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has contributed 7 league goals in the LaLiga2 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 21 appearances.