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CE Sabadell line up against visitors FC Cartagena at Estadi Municipal Nova Creu Alta in the La Liga 2 meeting on Sunday.
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CE Sabadell will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-1 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against Leganés.
In that game, CE Sabadell had 54% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for CE Sabadell was Óscar Rubío (59'). At the other end, Leganés got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. José Arnáiz (7') and Rober Ibáñez (29') scored for Leganés.
It has been seldom in recent times that CE Sabadell have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Arlequinats have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Their prior results show that CE Sabadell:
- are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
- are without a win at home for the past 10 league matches. It's been disappointing.
FC Cartagena will go into this meeting following on from a 2-1 La Liga 2 win to defeat AD Alcorcón in their most recent match.
In that match, FC Cartagena managed 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For FC Cartagena, the goals were scored by David Andújar (5') and Cristian López (34'). At the other end, AD Alcorcón got 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Óscar Arribas (49') scored for AD Alcorcón.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Cartagena have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in all. At the back, Efesé just haven’t been too solid at all.
Going into this encounter, FC Cartagena are without an away win for the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was La Liga 2 match day 18 on 13/12/2020 which ended up with the score at FC Cartagena 1-2 CE Sabadell.
In that game, FC Cartagena managed 46% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Rubén Castro (63') and Carlos David (83' Own goal).
For their opponents, CE Sabadell got 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Gorka Guruzeta (78') scored.
The referee was Iosu Galech Apezteguía.
Team News: CE Sabadell
Néstor Querol (Torn Knee Ligament), Álvaro Vázquez (Muscle Injury) and Aleix Coch (Hamstring Injury) are unavailable for Sabadell boss Antonio Hidalgo.
Team News: FC Cartagena
From a largely full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the FC Cartagena gaffer Luis Carrión to be concerned about. Alberto de la Bella (Ruptured cruciate ligament) misses out for this game.
We’re inclined to think that FC Cartagena will have to play well to put one past this CE Sabadell outfit who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a 1-0 win for CE Sabadell at the end of this game.
Expecting it to be tight.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadi Municipal Nova Creu Alta (11,981)
Captain: Edgar Hernández
Chairman: Esteve Calzada
Manager: Antonio Hidalgo
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 20
⭐ Star Player: Gorka Guruzeta
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Gorka Guruzeta was born in San Sebastián, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Bilbao Athletic in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 32 appearances.