Albacete will take to the pitch with visiting side Ponferradina at Estadio Carlos Belmonte in this La Liga 2 fixture on Sunday.
View all of the Albacete v Ponferradina predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Albacete will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 3-0 La Liga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Espanyol.
In that game, Albacete had 29% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Espanyol had 20 shots at goal with 6 on target. Melendo (14'), Wu Lei (25') and Adri Embarba (91') scored for Espanyol.
Over their prior six fixtures, Lucas Alcaraz's Albacete have managed to score a combined total of 6 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.
Looking at their past form shows that Albacete:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Ponferradina in their last 2 matches.
- have not won against Ponferradina in their last 4 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Castellón in La Liga 2 action, Ponferradina and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Ponferradina had 41% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Ponferradina was Carlos Doncel (21'). For their opponents, Castellón got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Juanto (14') was the scorer for Castellón.
The stats tell the story, and Ponferradina have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. At the back, La Ponfe could really do with shoring things up. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Ponferradina:
- have not emerged victorious against Albacete in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- remain undefeated by Albacete when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 29/09/2014 shows us that Albacete have won 1 of them and Ponferradina 2, with the number of draws being 3.
15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Queso Mecánico and 8 created by La Ponfe. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The last league match featuring these sides was LaLiga2 match day 27 on 09/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Albacete 1-1 Ponferradina.
In that game, Albacete had 58% possession and 18 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Manu Fuster (93').
At the other end, Ponferradina got 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. Yuri de Souza (22') was the scorer.
The referee was Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: Albacete
Albacete boss Lucas Alcaraz will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Ponferradina
With a completely injury-free group available to select from, Ponferradina boss Jon Bolo does not have any fitness concerns at all before this clash.
In our opinion, Ponferradina may not find it easy to see themselves scoring against this Albacete team who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a very even match with a 1-0 winning score for Albacete at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Carlos Belmonte (18,000)
Captain: Néstor Susaeta
Chairman: Georges Kabchi
Manager: Lucas Alcaraz
Competitions: LaLiga2 position 22