Valladolid vs Albacete prediction and betting tips on February 12, 2024
In Spain, football matches are scheduled all the way through Monday. And not just in La Liga - the Segunda Division will also conclude its round then. That's when Valladolid will host Albacete. Both clubs, albeit for different reasons, need points, ideally a win - who will be able to secure it? The website audience is offered an exclusive prediction for the match on February 12, 2024.
Valladolid is determined not to linger in the country's second division
The "Pucelanos" were in Segunda Division in the season before last. Then they managed to return to the top division "right away", moreover, they performed decently there. But luck wasn't on their side as they amassed forty points, but even that turned out to be insufficient to stay in La Liga! Currently, their performance isn't as convincing; they lost three times in a row at one point. It wasn't until the end of January that they began to recover, securing a victory against Racing (while being a man down!) with draws against Elche and even Leganes, the outright leader of this season. This allowed them to return to the top 6 of the table and maintain their chances for the second, "promotional", place.
Albacete has again surrendered ground
The "Clockwork Cheese" has long been accustomed to its results fluctuating significantly. The team spent the previous season in the third division altogether. But upon their return, they immediately climbed to sixth place, participating in the playoff matches for the right to be promoted again. Unfortunately, they didn't succeed, and now the current struggle is to retain their place in Segunda Division. Especially since for almost two months, since December 8, they haven't been able to win - there were 4 defeats and a couple of draws, both as "home" 1-1s. For now, they manage to stay above the relegation zone, but 26 points is only 1 more than a couple of representatives from the "relegation" quartet.
In the last four head-to-head matches, the winner was the one who hosted the opponent on their home turf. That's how in September, the "Clockwork Cheese" secured a 2-0 victory.
Free prediction for the Valladolid - Albacete match on February 12:
The trend should continue - the stronger team plays at home. Let's bet on a victory for the "Pucelanos" (odds - 1.96).