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The La Liga 2 tie at The Estadio Cartagonova on Friday sees hosts FC Cartagena go into battle with opponents Eibar.
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FC Cartagena will be wanting a better result here following the 1-0 La Liga 2 losing effort in their last game against Real Valladolid.
In that game, FC Cartagena had 42% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Real Valladolid got 22 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Iván Cédric (90') was the scorer for Real Valladolid.
It’s not been often in recent times that FC Cartagena have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that FC Cartagena have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals on the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Cartagena:
- haven't lost in the league to Eibar in their previous 3 games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Eibar come into this meeting following on from a 2-0 La Liga 2 win as they beat Racing Ferrol in their last match.
In that match, Eibar managed 55% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Eibar, the scorers were Stoichkov (25') and Anaitz Arbilla (63'). Racing Ferrol got 8 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Eibar have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals overall. At the back, Eibar seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That trend might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Eibar are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring the two was La Liga 2 match day 27 on 12/02/2023 when the final score was Eibar 0-3 FC Cartagena.
On that day, Eibar had 65% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, FC Cartagena got 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Izquierdo (2'), Borja Valle (5') and Pablo De Blasis (69') scored.
The referee was Francisco José Hernández Maeso.
Team News: FC Cartagena
The FC Cartagena manager Víctor Sánchez has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Eibar
With a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Eibar boss Joseba Etxeberria has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
Our thinking is that Eibar and FC Cartagena should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We’re therefore tipping a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Cartagonova (15,105)
Captain: Marc Martínez
Chairman: Paco Belmonte
Manager: Víctor Sánchez
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 21
⭐ Key Player: Iván Ayllón
Usually taking up the Striker position, Iván Ayllón was born in Valladolid, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Cartagena in the 2023 - 2024 season, the skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Segunda División 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.