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Real Zaragoza are the guests at Estadio Carlos Belmonte on Friday for the La Liga 2 showdown with home team Albacete.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Albacete v Real Zaragoza match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Albacete will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 La Liga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Elche CF.
In that match, Albacete had 29% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Elche CF had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Jonathas (52', 90') scored for Elche CF.
Albacete have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposition teams during their last six outings. In those meetings, Queso Mecánico have also seen the tally of goals against them total 5. Such a trend might not follow through into this next game, though.
Their previous form shows that Albacete:
- haven't lost in the league to Real Zaragoza in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 league games. Things will have to change soon.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Real Oviedo in La Liga 2 competition, Real Zaragoza and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Real Zaragoza had 67% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Real Zaragoza, the goalscorers were Miguel Linares (90') and Shinji Kagawa (90'). At the other end, Real Oviedo had 11 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Samuel Obeng (15'), Marco Sangalli (45'), Yoel Bárcenas (79') and Alfredo Ortuño (90') scored for Real Oviedo.
Looking at their form, and Real Zaragoza have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 12 goals in all. Defensively, Blanquillos could really do with shoring things up.
Their previous form shows that Real Zaragoza:
- have not won against Albacete when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated by Albacete in away games against them for the last 5 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes going back to 12/03/2016 shows us that Albacete have won 1 of them and Real Zaragoza 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A sum of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 from Queso Mecánico and 7 for Blanquillos. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league match between these clubs was LaLiga2 match day 16 on 16/11/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Real Zaragoza 0-1 Albacete.
On that day, Real Zaragoza had 54% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 on target.
On the other side, Albacete had 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Eddy İsrafilov (94') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: Albacete
Albacete boss Lucas Alcaraz has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza boss Víctor Fernández has to choose a team with limited availability. Javi Ros (Meniscal Injury), Alberto Guitián (Ankle fracture) and Jawad El Yamiq (Torn Muscle Fibre) miss out here.
Looking at these two, we feel that Real Zaragoza and Albacete should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Carlos Belmonte (18,000)
Captain: Néstor Susaeta
Chairman: Georges Kabchi
Manager: Lucas Alcaraz
Competitions: LaLiga2 position 20
🔑 Key Man: Pedro Sánchez
Normally taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Pedro Sánchez was born in Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Real Murcia in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in this LaLiga2 2019 - 2020 season to date in 34 appearances.