Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Granada will look to move closer to automatic promotion places when they take on Cartagena at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova on Sunday evening. Los Granadinos recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zaragoza thanks to Rubio’s goal, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to return to Primera Division. Star summer signing Jose Callejon should continue to lead the line for the Andalusians, while all Ruiz, Torrente and Ferreira remain in the recovery room.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, are level on points with Granada ahead of Matchday 13, and seeing that they are tough to beat home, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Defender Pablo Vazquez is banned for the match, while midfielder David Ferreiro has yet to recover from a thigh problem. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in five of their last seven encounters in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
Highlighted Team (Granada):
Granada are an Andalusian football club that plays in Spanish La Liga. The club were founded on 14 April, 1931 and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy. El Grana, though, booked their place in the Spanish Cup final in 1959, but Barcelona proved to be a big catch for the Andalusian outfit.
Granada host their rivals at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, the stadium that was built in 1995. The capacity of the stadium is 23,934. Granada’s main rivals are fellow Andalusian team Sevilla, but Real Betis are regarded as the club’s bitter rivals as well.
The likes of Yacine Brahimi, Juan Aguero, Gustavo Benitez, Pahinho, Denis Milar, Julio Montero Castillo, Capi, Cesar and Jose Mingorance are famous players that were part of the Estadio El Sadar outfit in the past. The original colour of Granada’s kits were blue and white, but after the Spanish Civil War the club chiefs bought new ones (red and white).