Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Oviedo and Cartagena go head to head at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere in the opening game of the new La Liga 2 campaign. Real Oviedo were having their ups and downs in the last Segunda Division season, and, as a result, they finished the process in the 15th position in the standings. Los Azules did well to add the likes of Obeng and Joan Femenias to the squad, while signing loan deals with Rafa Mujica, Cedric, and Brazao.
Cartagena, on the other hand, return to Segunda Division following an eight-year absence. Los Boquerones are eager to impress on their return to the Spanish second tier, but given Oviedo’s home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return to the community of Murcia empty-handed. David Simon, who joined the club from Deportivo la Coruna, is likely to make his Cartagena debut against Real Oviedo.
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.