Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Cartagena and Girona take on each other at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova in the La Liga 2 round 37. Cartagena defeated Alcorcon 3-1 at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. The Black and Whites have slim playoffs chances, but the hope dies last. Experienced midfielder Pablo De Blasis, who scored a brace in the triumph over los Alfareros, will be the man to watch in the home team, while Antonio Luna remains in the recovery room.
The Catalans, on the other hand, do not want to give up on their automatic promotion dream. Since Girona want this win more than Cartagena, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. Uruguay veteran Stuani should keep his place up front after finding the net in a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad B, while all Baena, Kebe, Sarmiento, and Terrats should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Richard Boateng):
Born in Accra, Ghana on July 10, 1992, Richard Boateng is a midfielder who plays for Alcorcon in Segunda Division. Boateng is a product of Liberty Babies football academy, with the Ghanaian starting his senior career at Liberty Professionals. In 2010 he moved to Spain, signing a deal with Granada.
During his spell with the Andalusian outfit, he mainly played for Granada B, but he spent a couple of years at loan at Cadiz B and San Roque as well. Richard Boateng made only one appearance for the Granada senior team in the league.
The Ghana international played for the likes of Aris Limassol, Extremadura, Melilla, and Oviedo as well before joining Alcorcon in 2019. His primary position is central midfielder, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and his contract with Alcorcon should expire in June 2021.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.