Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Carlos Belmonte will host Sunday’s football game between Albacete and Girona. Albacete have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. The hosts are still sitting in the relegation zone, but the game against Girona could be the turning point for Aritz Lopez Garai’s troops. It has to be noted that Albacete had no more than five goal attempts in a goalless draw with Sporting Gijon.
The Catalan side, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mirandes. Important attacker Stuani has overcome his injury, and, no doubt, the top scorer from the last season is surely capable of helping the team improve their game. Considering that Albacete have been anything but sharp up front of late, we are tempted to put our money on Girona.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.