Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Municipal Cartagonova will host Friday’s La Liga 2 game between Cartagena and Oviedo, the two teams who sit in the middle of the table. Cartagena did well to crush Eibar in the Basque Country (3-0) on Matchday 28, with the team producing one of their best displays of the season. Los Albinegros are eager to move closer to the playoffs berth, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against los Azulones. Ivan Martos suffered an injury in the last league match, with Pedro Alcala likely to replace him in the starting XI.
Los Azulones, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Burgos, and seeing that Cartagena are desperate to keep their playoffs hopes alive, home win should be considered. Both Jimmy and Sergi Enrich are banned for the visitors, while the likes of Borja Baston, David Costas, Pomares, and Javi Mier are sidelined 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 (Oviedo):
Based in Oviedo, Asturias, Real Oviedo is a Spanish club that plays home games at Carlos Tartiere. Carlos Tartiere is one of the biggest stadiums in Segunda division as it can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Los Azules competed in La Liga in the 1990s, but in the 2001/02 campaign they suffered relegation to Segunda Division.
Real Oviedo have not competed in the Spanish top flight ever since. In the 1991/92 season los Azules represented Spain in the UEFA Cup, but Genoa proved to be a big catch for them in the round of 64. Real Oviedo have a rivalry with Sporting Gijon, with the two teams facing each other in the Asturian derby.
The likes of Robert Prosinecki, Stan Collymore, Dely Valdes, Abel Xavier, Paulo Bento, Marius Lacatus, Viktor Onopko, Ratomir Dujkovic, Juan Mata, Michu, Ibrahima Balde, and Slavisa Jokanovic are the famoust footballers who were part of Oviedo in the past. Carlos Munoz Cobo is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.