Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Las Palmas will be looking to put an end to their three-game losing run in Segunda Division when they take on Cartagena at Estadio de Gran Canaria on Matchday 26. Las Palmas suffered a dip in form, and, as things stand now, they will find it hard to book their place in the playoffs. La Union Deportiva experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss at Almeria despite the fact that the hosts were without key attacker Umar Sadiq in the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos clash.
Cartagena, on the other hand, are desperate to escape the relegation zone, and they should take advantage of Las Palmas’ poor form. The Black and Whites want this win more than the hosts, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the relegation-threatened side. A man to watch in the away team will be Castro, who scored a brace in a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Araujo):
Sergio Araujo was born in Buenos Aires on 28 January, 1992 and, as expected, he started playing for his home-town club Boca Juniors. He made just 19 appearances for Boca in the league and he played for the likes of Barcelona B, Tigre and Las Palmas on loan in the past as well.
The Argentine attacker scored 25 goals in 43 appearances for los Amarillos in the 2014/2015 Segunda Division campaign and despite the fact that he was linked with a move to Celtic and Real Sociedad, the club owners managed to sign a permanent deal with the former Boca Juniors footballer.
Araujo has three caps for Argentina U23 team and he represented la Albiceleste at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. It has to be noted that he scored the winner for Argentina in the opening match of the tournament against Honduras. Araujo scored six goals in eight appearances for the Argentina U17 team. The pacey attacker has a contract with Las Palmas which expires on 30 June, 2020.
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.