Match date: 07 Apr 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
0-1 - Won
Albacete as newcomers were good enough to stay out of relegation battle and how the things stands at this moment they won't have much troubles to remain safe until the end, currently are at 13th position and have 11 points more than teams in relegation zone. Albacete awaiting Rayo Vallecano in 34th round and to earn points in this duel must play much better than in recent games, opponents are strong side and result from previous duel with guests when took one point would be enough here, however opponents are coming here with imperative to win and it will be hard to stop them.
Albacete aren't some great offensive team and their game is based on defense but against Ray Vallecano i just don't expect that will manage to avoid conceding. Hosts are in good form actually and in last six games are undefeated, in last match took one point against Leonesa and they really should earn all three points but they missed just to many chances, in this duel they can't afford that but i don't expect that will even have that much chances. Defender Carlos Delgado (12/0), midfielder Pelayo (2/0) and forward Acuna (7/1) won't play tonight due to injuries, defender Saveljic (29/0) is suspended while forward Zozulya (20/7) is in doubt due to his injury problems.
Rayo Vallecano are at second position and that spot leads them into Spanish strongest league directly, however they have same number of points as third placed Huesca and can't afford failures, victory here is a must and everything else would be failure. In last game they failed to beat pretty strong 4th placed Cadiz despite outplayed them still failed to win, in duel with leaders Gijon two weeks ago were defeated on the road with narrow result and they now must end that mini streak without victory, even in that duel where were defeated guests were better side but were punished for all the missings.
Tonight they have must win situation and they are for sure capable to overcome Albacete which are decent side, they missed a chance to defeat them in first half of the season but here they must set up different outcome and stay in race for one of first two spots which leads directly into Spanish Primera. Rayo Vallecano are playing now much better than in last season when were at the middle of the table, they proved their quality in this campaign and now must continue with earning of points until the end. Defender Antonio Amaya (16/1) and midfielder Dominguez (17/2) will both miss this encounter.
Albacete are outsiders for this duel, they are without much competitive motive unlike guests which have imperative to celebrate and every point could be crucial for them, anyway guests showed much more in this campaign and for sure can win this game.