Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
As expected, Cartagena suffered a 2-1 loss to Mallorca in their last league match, with the team remaining in the relegation zone. The Black Whites continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and they are surely capable of matching Ponferradina at their Estadio Municipal Cartagonova. Alex Gallar is rated doubtful for the match, while Raul Navas returns from suspension.
La Ponfe, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, but given their anything but brilliant away record, we are tempted to put our money on draw. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of the previous four meetings between the two teams in all competitions. In the first half of the season Cartagena defeated Ponferradina 2-0 at Estadio El Toralin thanks to goals by Jose Angel and Elady.
Highlighted Player (Álex Gallar):
Alex Gallar is a Spanish footballer, who plays for Huesca in La Liga. Alex Gallar’s main position is left winger, but he is used as both right winger and left midfielder as well. Born in Terrasa (Spain) on March 19, 1992, Alex Gallar began his youth career at his hometown club Terrasa, but in 2010 he moved to Mallorca youth academy.
Speaking of his senior career, Alex Gallar played for Terrassa, Mallorca B, Murcia B, Rubi, Cornella, Hercules and Cultural Leonesa before joining Huesca in 2017. Gallar quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Huesca and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 24 appearances for the El Alcoraz outfit in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign.
The Spanish winger helped Huesca secure promotion to La Liga, with the player making his debut in the Spanish elite division in a 2-1 away win over Eibar. Alex Gallar’s contract with Huesca should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Ponferradina):
SD Ponferradina is a professional Spanish club based in the El Bierzo region. Founded on June 7, 1922, la Ponfe compete in Segunda Division, with the team welcoming their rivals at Estadio el Toralin. The venue is pretty small, holding up to 8,400 spectators, and it was opened in September 2000.
Ponderradina’s main rivals are Deportivo Leonesa, with the two clubs facing each other in the Province of Leon derby. La Ponfe are well known for their white jerseys with blue strips. In the 2010/11 season Ponferradina did well to win the Castilla y Leon Cup, with the team beating UD Salamanca in the title game.
The likes of Jonathan Ruiz, Oscar De Paula, Samuel Camille, William Jebor, Yuri, Lucas Dominguez, Francisco Prieto, Nabil Baha, and Dmytro Khomchenovskyi are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Each of one them made 100 or more appearances in the league for Ponferradina.