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Ponferradina vs Albacete Live Stream, Predictions
Albacete will visit The Estadio Municipal El Toralín on Saturday for the La Liga 2 tie with home team Ponferradina.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ponferradina v Albacete, scroll down (including the best match odds).
📊 Form Guide
Ponferradina will play in this game following on from a 1-1 La Liga 2 draw against SD Huesca.
In that game, Ponferradina managed 55% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ponferradina was Álex Díez (75'). Huesca got 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Javi Martínez (69') scored for SD Huesca.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Ponferradina have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Ponferradina have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 11 goals on the way.
In the game prior to this, Albacete drew 1-1 in the La Liga 2 match with Alaves.
In that match, Albacete managed 44% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Albacete, the scorers were Maikel Mesa (39') and Higinio Marín (92' Own goal). Alaves had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen outings, Albacete have helped themselves to a total of 13 goals. Albacete have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have had 8 goals go into their own net. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Their past results show that Albacete:
- are undefeated by Ponferradina when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
👥 Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 25/05/2016 tells us that Ponferradina have won 3 of them & Albacete 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 11 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 for La Ponfe and 4 belonging to Queso Mecánico. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 6 on 18/09/2022 which ended up with the score at Albacete 0-1 Ponferradina.
In that game, Albacete had 58% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
For their opponents, Ponferradina got 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Edu Espiau (91') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Álvaro Moreno Aragón.
🗞️ Team News: Ponferradina
The Ponferradina boss David Gallego does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely healthy group to choose from.
It seems likely that La Ponfe could kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system in the match, beginning the first half with Miguel San Roman, Álex Díez, Soufiane Chakla, José Amo, Moi Delgado, Agus Medina, Erik Morán, Daniel Ojeda, Hugo Vallejo, José Manuel Naranjo and Edu Espiau.
📋 Team News: Albacete
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Albacete boss Rubén Albés has zero fitness worries at all before this match.
There’s a good chance that Queso Mecánico seem most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system using Diego Altube, Álvaro Rodríguez, Mohamed Djetei, Flavien Boyomo, Antonio Cristian, Rodrigo Alonso, Lander Olaetxea, Maikel Mesa, Manuel Fuster, Jonathan Dubasin and Daniel Escriche.
Our assessment is that Ponferradina have the ability to find the net against this Albacete team, although just one goal probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a narrow 1-2 victory for Albacete when the full-time whistle blows. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 00:42 16/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Municipal El Toralín (8,432)
Captain: Yuri de Souza
Chairman: José Fernández Nieto
Manager: David Gallego
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 20
🔑 Key Man: Yuri de Souza
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Yuri de Souza was born in Maceto, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Maia in the 2001 - 2002 season, the gifted Forward has hit 7 league goals in this Segunda División 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 35 appearances.
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