Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Cartagena will be aiming to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Ponferradina when they take on Andorra on Matchday 31. The Black and Whites have found their best form of late, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to make it to the playoffs. Defender Kiko Olivas remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. Andorra, meanwhile, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating Gijon, losing to Santander, while sharing the spoils with Las Palmas.
Els Tricolors, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and given Cartagena’s fine form, home win should be considered. Hector Hevel misses the match through suspension, while fellow midfielder Adria Vilanova is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Earlier this term Cartagena defeated Andorra thanks to Isak Jansson’s late goal.
Highlighted Player (Kiko Olivas):
Kiko Olivas is an experienced Spanish defender, who was born in Antequera on August 21, 1988. Olivas started his youth career at Malaga and he continued playing for los Boquerones at senior level. The 189-cm tall centre-back made 5 appearances for Malaga in La Liga before joining fellow Spanish side Villarreal. Kiko Olivas made only 6 appearances for the Yellow Submarine in the Spanish elite division, but he played over 140 games for Villarreal B in Segunda Division.
Olivas played for the likes of Cordoba, Sabadell and Girona as well before joining Real Valladolid. La Pucela impressed in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign and, as a result, they secure promotion to the Spanish top flight.
Kiko Olivas has 4 caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. His preferred foot is right and it has to be noted that his contract with Real Valladolid should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.