Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Cartagena and Lugo face each other at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova in the opening match of La Liga 2 round 33. Los Boquerones suffered a heavy 5-2 loss to Villarreal B at the weekend, with the team dropping to 9th place in the standings. Cartagena have been struggling at the back of late, but home win should be considered as they are desperate to stay in the playoffs race. Keep in mind, though, that both Vazquez Perez and Marcelo Musto are banned for the match, while Jairo Izquierdo remains in the recovery room.
Los Albivermellos, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 25 points on their account. Since Lugo have already suffered eleven defeats on the road this season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing hosts. Midfielder Xavi Torres misses out through suspension for the visiting side.
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 (Lugo):
Based in the autonomous community of Galicia, CD Lugo is a Spanish football club that plays in Segunda Division. Despite being founded back on June 16, 1953, Lugo have never competed in the Spanish top flight. The club’s best result in Segunda division came in the 2016/17 season when they finished 9th.
Los Albivermellos wear red shirts with white stripes when playing at home, whereas white and blue are the dominant colours of the club’s away kit. CD Lugo played their first official game on September 13, 1953, with the team beating Pontevedra 3-1. Ponferradina are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in Derbi de los Ancares.
The likes of Samuel Galindo, Serge Leuko, Ivan Zarandona, Ramon Azeez, Angel Guirado, Fabri, Fernando Seoane, Jose Juan, and Diego Lopez are some of the famous footballers who played for the club in the past. Anxo Carro, the stadium with the capacity of 7,070 is the club’s home ground.