Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Cartagena and Mirandes square off against each other at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova on Matchday 35. Los Blanquinegros have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Lugo and Leganes in the last two league matches, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Mirandes. Both Ortuno and Feuilassier are pushing for a start after their got their names on the scoresheet in the last league match, while Damian Musto is banned for the match.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Mirandes. The visitors, meanwhile, are stuck in the middle of the table with slim playoffs hopes, and given Cartagena’s fine form, home win should be considered. Benat Prados Diaz is back from suspension, while all Alfonso Herrero, Cesar Gelabert, and Raul Navas remain on the sidelines with injuries.
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 (Mirandes):
Mirandes is a Spanish club founded on May 3, 1927. Los Rojillos compete in Segunda division, with the team still eyeing their first ever promotion to La Liga. Mirandes’ home colours are red and black, while their away kit is mainly light blue.
Mirandes did remarkably well to make it to the Copa del Rey semis in the 2019/20 season, with the team outplaying the likes of Celta, Villarreal, and Sevilla in the process. Real Sociedad, though, proved to be a big catch for Mirandes in the Spanish Cup semis. Los Rojillos welcome their rivals at Estadio Municipal de Anduva. The stadium was opened back in 1950, with the venue being able to host 5,759 spectators.
Mirandes played their first game on June 4, 1927, with the team defeating Arabarra thanks to Fidel Angulo’s goal. Zaragoza and Alaves are considered one of the club’s main rivals. Los Rojillos have won Castilla and Leon Cup on two occasions (2011, 2012).