Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Almeria will look to retain top position in the La Liga 2 standings when they host Cartagena to their Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos. The league leaders are determined to return to Primera Division, but head coach Rubi must warn his men against complacency. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Umar Sadiq, who has netted eight goals so far this season, while Belgium international Ramazani is pushing for a start.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late. Following back-to-back draws with Tenerife and Alcorcon, Cartagena defeated Mirandes 3-0 in their last league match, with the team moving closer to the playoffs berth. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on Almeria as Cartagena are not regarded as good travelers. In the first half of the season Almeria outplayed Cartagena 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Curro Sanchez):
Curro Sanchez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Ponferradina in Segunda Division. Born in La Palma del Condado on January 3, 1996, Sanchez began his youth career at Siempre Alegres, but in 2007 he was spotted by Sevilla scouts.
Curro Sanchez did not hesitate at all, signing a contract with the famous La Liga side. To make things even better for the Andalusian, he made his senior debut with Sevilla in La liga on May 4, 2016 in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Curro Sanchez then joined Numancia, where he scored 13 goals in 34 appearances in Segunda Division for los Numantinos.
In 2020 he signed a deal with La Liga 2 side Ponferradina. Sanchez made his la Ponfe debut in a 2-0 win over Albacete on September 20, 2020. Even though right winger is his primary position, Curro Sanchez is capable of producing fine performances as an attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Cartagena):
Founded on July 25, 1995, Cartagena is a Spanish football club that plays in La Liga 2. Los Boquerones dropped to Segunda B in the 2011/12 season, but following an eight-year absence, they returned to the Spanish second tier.
Cartagena play home matches at Cartagonova, the venue which can hold 15,105 spectators. The stadium was built by CMMP Arquitectos in 1987, and opened the following year. Real Murcia are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derbi of the Region of Murcia. Toche is leading Cartagena’s all-time top goalscoring chart with 39 goals.
Los Boquerones are well known for their black shirts with white stripes. Red, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of the club’s away kit. It has to be noted that Cartagena have never competed in la liga. The club’s highest ranking in the Segunda Division came in the 2009/10 season when they finished the campaign in 5th position in the standings.