FC Cartagena face off with visiting opponents Alaves at Estadio Cartagonova in the La Liga 2 match on Monday.
Our FC Cartagena v Alaves tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Cartagena will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-1 La Liga 2 success over Levante.
In that match, FC Cartagena had 47% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for FC Cartagena was Armando Sadiku (47'). On the other side, Levante UD had 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Luis Carrión's FC Cartagena have managed to score 9 times over their preceding six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 7.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Cartagena are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Alaves go into this clash following a 2-1 La Liga 2 win over SD Huesca in their last outing.
In that game, Alaves had 49% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Alaves, the goals were scored by Xeber Alkain (42') and Nahuel Tenaglia (52'). SD Huesca had 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Óscar Sielva (66') was the scorer for SD Huesca.
The stats tell the story, and Alaves have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 5 goals in all. In defence, Alaves have been far from perfect.
Ahead of this meeting, Alaves are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Team News: FC Cartagena
The FC Cartagena manager Luis Carrión has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
It looks as if Efesé could make use of the 5-4-1 formation for this one, utilising Aaron Escandell, Iván Calero, Pedro Alcala, Kiko Olivas, Toni Datkovic, Jairo Izquierdo, Borja Valle, Mikel Rico, Damian Musto, Pablo De Blasis and Armando Sadiku.
Team News: Alaves
Owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Alaves boss Luis García Plaza does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, Babazorros appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, giving starts to Antonio Sivera, Nahuel Tenaglia, Abdel Abqar, Aleksandar Sedlar, Ruben Duarte, Salva Sevilla, Carlos Benavidez, Jon Guridi, Xeber Alkain, Miguel de la Fuente and Abde Rebbach.
We believe that Alaves and FC Cartagena should play out a closely-fought contest here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore predicting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Cartagonova (15,105)
Captain: Marc Martínez
Chairman: Paco Belmonte
Manager: Luis Carrión
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 4
⭐ Key Player: Mikel Rico
Regularly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Mikel Rico was born in Basauri, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Polideportivo Ejido in the 2006 - 2007 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this LaLiga2 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.