Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife will be looking to extend their winning run to four games in all competitions when they host Cartagena at their Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez on Matchday 21. Tenerife did well to beat Castellon in both La Liga 2 and Copa del Rey, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Cartagena. Keep in mind, though, that Castellon midfielder Mateu failed to convert a penalty kick in the 1-0 loss to Tenerife at the weekend.
Anyhow, los Insulares are eager to escape the danger zone in the Segunda Division standings. Cartagena, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team collecting only one point in total in the previous three league fixtures. Los Albinegros suffered a 2-1 loss to Alcorcon in their last away game, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Tenerife.
Highlighted Player (Adrian Ortola):
Adrian Ortola is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Segunda Division side Tenerife. Born in Xabia, Spain on August 20, 1993, Ortola spent his youth career at the likes of Javea and Alicante before moving to Villarreal in 2008.
The 185-cm tall shot-stopper did not see any game action with the senior team, but he has 43 appearances in total for Villarreal B and Villarreal C. In 2013 he moved to Barcelona, being assigned to the reserve team. He played for Alaves and Deportivo La Coruna on loan as well before signing a two-year deal with Tenerife in the summer of 2019.
Adrian Ortola made his Tenerife debut in a 2-0 loss to Zaragoza on August 17, 2019, and he kept his first clean sheet with los Insulares in a goalless draw with Las Palmas the following month. Speaking of his international career, the goalkeeper has four caps with 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.