Preview | 10 JAN 2015

Betis and Osasuna look to consolidate their form

Both teams will be fighting to get three more points in the Liga Adelante, which will provide five thrilling matches this weekend.

Leganés - FC Barcelona B (16:00)
The side from the capital and the Catalans will be looking for their first victory of 2015 in a match in the Municipal de Butarque that is expected to be tight. Both teams, with three points between them in the table, need to make amends for their errors last week after losing to CA Osasuna and UD Last Palmas, respectively.

For the clash, Asier Garitano will have to make do without Diego Aguirre because of his accumulated yellow cards, while the visitors travel to Leganés without the injured Kaptoum and Lucas Garafot. Maxi Rolón, Ondoa and Bagnack will not line up for Eusebio Sacristán as they have been called up by their respective national sides.

Girona FC - RCD Mallorca (18:00)
The Bermellones arrive in Girona with their confidence sky high after beating Albacete B. in their last game to end a run of six matches without a win. Despite this, Mallorca are aware of the difficulty of their opponents, who occupy fourth place in the Liga Adelante, just five points behind leader Las Palmas.

"The game against Girona will be very hard and they are a difficult opponent. They are a team who know what they have to do, you may or may not like their football but they always know what they have to do", stated visiting manager Valeri Karpin.

Albacete B. - CD Lugo (18:00)
The home team, who are currently propping up the table, are in need of points from an opponent who are also having a hard time of things. Both sides have strung together four games without a win, so victory on Saturday would give them a confidence boost and help them get back on track in the Liga Adelante.

Quique Setién will be without the injured Luis Fernández, David de Coz and Pelayo Novo, while their teammate Iriome González will also miss the match through a suspension. "Albacete play very good football and have very good players. Maybe they don't score enough and lac consistency, but I really like the way they play", said Lugo's manager.

RC Recreativo - CA Osasuna (18:15)
The side from Navarre will travel to Huelva on a high after their three consecutive wins against Leganés, Las Palmas and Valladolid CF. Recreativo, on the other hand, have lost six of their last seven matches so José Luis Oltra must pick up points to escape the relegation zone.

For the match, Roberto Santamaría and Manu Onwu did not make Yan Urban's squad as they have both picked up knocks. In addition, international players Raoul Loé, Cedrick, Cadamuro, Nekounam and Ansarifard will be travelling with their national teams and will not be available on Saturday.

R. Betis - CD Tenerife (20:00)
The Benito Villamarín is preparing for the return of manager Pepe Mel, an old friend from the home dugout. It will be a thrilling reunion in which the Verdiblancos will be looking to continue a streak in which they have picked up 13 of the last 15 available points. Tenerife face a tough opponent who come off the back of a 0-0 draw with AD Alcorcón in their last Liga Adelante game.

The Betis manager spoke of his enthusiasm for his new spell with the Andalusian side: "I know that the people are behind me for this new spell. I know they have blind faith in me and in my coaching staff. We don't want to let them down. Tomorrow will bring the tension that comes with a match in which you have all the people by your side and they expect a lot of you".

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Speaking about: Liga Adelante, RC Recreativo, At Osasuna, CD Leganés, FC Barcelona B, Girona FC, RCD Mallorca, Albacete B., CD Lugo, Real Betis Balompie, CD Tenerife, LaLiga 2