Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Villarreal B, Cartagena will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they face Zaragoza on Matchday 5. The Black and Whites regained a much-needed confidence thanks to their first triumph of the season, but they face a tough challenge against the leaders. Ivan Ayllon is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute against the Yellow Submarine, while both Luis Munoz and Ivan Calero are out of contention with injuries.
Los Blanquillos, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record intact, but given Cartagena’s fine performance in the triumph over Villarreal B, the share of spoils is on the cards at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova. Barring any fresh injury concerns, Fran Escriba is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated newcomers Eldense at the weekend. You should know that there have been under 2.5 goals in five of the previous six meetings between the two sides.
Highlighted Team (Cartagena):
Founded on July 25, 1995, Cartagena is a Spanish football club that plays in La Liga 2. Los Boquerones dropped to Segunda B in the 2011/12 season, but following an eight-year absence, they returned to the Spanish second tier.
Cartagena play home matches at Cartagonova, the venue which can hold 15,105 spectators. The stadium was built by CMMP Arquitectos in 1987, and opened the following year. Real Murcia are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derbi of the Region of Murcia. Toche is leading Cartagena’s all-time top goalscoring chart with 39 goals.
Los Boquerones are well known for their black shirts with white stripes. Red, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of the club’s away kit. It has to be noted that Cartagena have never competed in la liga. The club’s highest ranking in the Segunda Division came in the 2009/10 season when they finished the campaign in 5th position in the standings.