Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Rayo Vallecano will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Castellon and Zaragoza when they welcome Cartagena at their Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Matchday 15. Los Vallecanos are eyeing their sixth home win of the season, but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s clash. Talented attacker Antonin, who scored as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Zaragoza, is pushing for a start.
Cartagena, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Mirandes and Mallorca in the previous two league fixtures. The Black and Whites have been struggling at the back of late, and given Rayo Vallecano’s home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Cartagena defender Carlos David is sidelined through suspension, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
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 (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.