Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina and Cartagena square off against each other at Estadio El Toralin in the La Liga 2 round 38. La Ponfe aim to build on back-to-back wins over Lugo and Fuenlabrada, and they must be high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash. Experienced attacker Sergi Enrich is pushing for a start after finding the net in the triumph over Fuenlabrada, while there are no fresh selection worries in the home team.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Alcorcon and Girona. Cartagena, though, are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Ruben Castro, who is not getting any older. The 40-year-old has already netted 17 goals in the 2021/2022 season, meaning that the opposition back-line should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Sergi Enrich):
Sergi Enrich is a product of Mallorca’s youth academy. The 181-cm-tall striker was born in Ciutadella, Spain on 26 February, 1990 and he began his senior career at Mallorca. Enrich played 83 league games for Mallorca B, while making 6 appearances for the first team between 2010 and 2013.
During his spell at Mallorca he played for the likes of Recreativo and Alcorcon on loan and in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Numancia. Sergi Enrich scored 26 goals in 76 league appearances for Numancia, but on 12 July, 2015 he joined Eibar to play in the Spanish top flight.
The Spanish attacker made 35 appearances for los Ameros in the 2015/2016 season, scoring seven goals in the process. Sergi Enrich’s market value was €4 million in July, 2016 and it has to be noted that his contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2018. His maternal family name is Ametller.
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.