Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Municipal Cartagonova when Cartagena and Las Palmas face each other in a highly-anticipated La Liga 2 game. Cartagena are five points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side. Talented midfielder Oscar Urena is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Las Palmas.
La Union Deportiva, on the other hand, aim to overtake Granada in top position in the standings. Las Palmas, though, are not regarded as good travellers and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Sandro Ramirez, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, while both Machin Perez and Benito Ramirez remain in the treatment room.
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 (Las Palmas):
Las Palmas are a Spanish football club based in the Canary Islands. The club was founded on 22 August, 1949. Los Amarillos play in Spanish La Liga and the team’s home ground is Estadio Gran Canaria. The stadium was opened in 2003 and it’s current capacity is 32,150. Miguel Angel Ramirez is the club’s chairman and the club’s main rivals are Tenerife.
Las Palmas impressed in the 2015/2016 La liga campaign, with the team finishing the season in 11th place in the standings. However, it has to be noted that los Amarillos finished the 1968/1969 Primera Division campaign in second place in the table, 11 points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Speaking of Copa del Rey, Las Palmas made it to the final of the Spanish Cup in 1978. Las Palmas eliminated Sporting Gijon in the semis (5-3), but Barcelona outplayed los Amarillos in the title game (3-1).