Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Cartagena play host to Albacete at their Estadio Municipal Cartagonova on day 16 of the new La Liga 2 campaign. Cartagena are eyeing their first league win since September 2, 2023 and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at El Queso Mecanico. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Arnau Sola remains doubtful. La Cebra defended well in a 1-1 draw with Oviedo and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Albacete as well.
The visitors, on the other hand, are on a seven-game winless run in the Spanish second tier. As under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Albacete’s last four league matches, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova. In their last encounter in La Liga 2 the two sides played out a 1-1 draw. Midfielder Pedro Benito misses out with injury for the visiting team, while forward Juanma is a major doubt.
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.