Albacete vs Lugo
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Nuevo Carlos Belmonte, Albacete.
Albacete climbed up to fifth place in the Segunda Division ladder after beating Reus Deportiu 1-2 on the road at the weekend. They are undefeated in four league games of the new campaign and they head into the maiden Copa del Rey tie of the season high on confidence aiming to keep the good form going and pick up another result against fellow division rivals Lugo on Thursday evening.
The visitors have been playing hot and cold so far. They bagged the first three-pointer ten days ago beating Numancia 3-2 at home, but failed to capitalize on such win in the following match, falling 1-0 away at Rayo Vallecano on Monday.
Albacete vs Lugo: Head-to-head
Albacete have the opportunity to make it all square at three wins, draws and losses apiece in H2H stats with a victory here.
Albivermellos were, however, better in the previous term of Segunda Division when they picked up four points from two tight games against Albacete.
Only two of eight H2H affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Albacete vs Lugo: Prediction
The hosts will certainly head into the match in higher spirits following back-to-back league wins over Cordoba and Reus Deportiu. They scored five goals in the process and we’d not be surprised to see such exciting attacking form continued here as Lugo shipped at least a goal in each of four Segunda Division outings so far.
When it comes to Copa del Rey, neither of the two sides had much luck in recent years. Albacete lost last two fixtures in the competition after extra-time, but you should note both of these came on the road (to Cultural Leonesa in 2016 and Osasuna in 2017). Lugo were stopped in the third round by Real Zaragoza (1-0 away from home) last time about.
The home win is worth considering at 12/11 (2.05), while you can also back the hosts to net two or more goals at higher 2.30 odds.
Albacete vs Lugo: Bet Tips
Albacete to win @ 12/11 (2.05)
Albacete Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 13/10 (2.30).