Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After sharing the spoils with Albacete at the weekend, Tenerife will look to return to winning ways in La Liga 2 when they take on Cartagena on Wednesday evening. Los Insulares came from behind to share the spoils with El Queso Mecanico, with substitute Borja Garces saving one point for Luis Miguel Ramis’ troops. Garces is pushing for a start, while summer signing Andoni Lopez is pushing for his first start after making his debut against Albacete.
Tenerife are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. The Black and Whites, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Leganes in their last league fixture, with the team remaining in third place in the standings. Cartagena are eyeing their fourth away win of the process, but seeing that Tenerife are tough to beat at home, we are going to put our money on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to the Canary Islands.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
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.