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Real Valladolid play host to visitors FC Cartagena at The Estadio José Zorrilla in this La Liga 2 game on Saturday.
View all of the Real Valladolid v FC Cartagena predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Real Valladolid enter this fixture following a 1-1 La Liga 2 drawn game versus Elche CF.
In that match, Real Valladolid managed 52% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Real Valladolid was Gustavo Henrique (35'). At the other end, Elche had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Sergio León (53') scored for Elche CF.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 6 of the past 6 meetings where Real Valladolid have taken part. Breaking down the goal attribution during that period, their opponents scored a total of 6 while Real Valladolid got themselves 3. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Real Valladolid:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Cartagena in their previous 5 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Real Zaragoza in La Liga 2 action, FC Cartagena and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, FC Cartagena managed 50% possession and 19 shots at goal with 5 on target. For FC Cartagena, the goals were scored by Arnau Solà (31') and Pedro Alcalá (39' Own goal). Real Zaragoza got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Manu Vallejo (16') and Víctor Mollejo (92') scored for Real Zaragoza.
The stats tell the story, and FC Cartagena have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in total. Defensively, FC Cartagena have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this encounter, FC Cartagena are winless against Real Valladolid in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/11/2010 shows that Real Valladolid have won 3 of these and FC Cartagena 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 from Pucela and 5 for Efesé. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring the two was La Liga 2 match day 28 on 18/02/2022 when it ended FC Cartagena 2-3 Real Valladolid.
In that game, FC Cartagena had 54% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 10 on target. The scorer was Mohammed Dauda (3', 73').
Real Valladolid got 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Toni Villa (1'), Shon Weissman (33') and Anuar Tuhami (81') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniel Trujillo Suárez.
Team News: Real Valladolid
The Real Valladolid boss Paulo Pezzolano will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
It’s our opinion that Pucela look set to use a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, utilising John, Flavien Boyomo, Gustavo Henrique, David Torres, Lucas Rosa, Stanko Juric, Ivan Sanchez, Sergio Escudero, Monchu, Kenedy and Marcos Andre.
Team News: FC Cartagena
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from, the FC Cartagena manager Víctor Sánchez has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
From our viewpoint, Efesé seem most likely to utilise a 4-4-2 formation with a starting lineup of Marc Martínez, Jose Fontán, Pedro Alcala, Gonzalo Verdú, Arnau Solà, Isak Jansson, Hector Hevel, Jony Álamo, Jairo Izquierdo, Alfredo Ortuño and Ivan Descalzo Ayllon.
In our view, FC Cartagena may not find it easy to score against this Real Valladolid lineup who we think will likely gain the upper hand.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 1-0 winning margin for Real Valladolid after 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio José Zorrilla (27,846)
Captain: Jordi Masip
Chairman: Ronaldo Nazário
Manager: Paulo Pezzolano
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 18