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The La Liga 2 meeting at Estadio Cartagonova on Friday will see home side FC Cartagena welcoming opponents Leganés.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Cartagena v Leganés, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Cartagena will be hoping to bounce back here following the 2-0 La Liga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of UD Las Palmas.
In that game, FC Cartagena had 54% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, UD Las Palmas had 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Maikel Mesa (14') and Pejiño (19') scored for UD Las Palmas.
An interesting theme in more recent FC Cartagena games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've lost. Despite that, time will tell whether that trend shall be sustained in this next match.
Heading into this contest, FC Cartagena are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Leganés will go into the game following on from a 1-0 La Liga 2 win to beat Tenerife in their previous game.
In that game, Leganés managed 50% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Leganés was Javi Hernández (53'). On the other side, Tenerife got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target.
In their last six clashes, Leganés have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. Leganés have also scored on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have seen 6 goals go against them.
Head to head
The last league clash between the two was La Liga 2 match day 3 on 27/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Leganés 3-1 FC Cartagena.
On that occasion, Leganés managed 42% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Roberto Rosales (24') and Sabin Merino (30', 40').
FC Cartagena got 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Rubén Castro (50') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: FC Cartagena
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the FC Cartagena manager Luis Carrión to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Alberto de la Bella (Ruptured cruciate ligament) misses out.
Team News: Leganés
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Leganés boss Asier Garitano has no fitness worries to report before this match.
Our assessment here is that FC Cartagena will have their work cut out to hit the back of the net against this Leganés team who we reckon should score one, at least.
We’re therefore predicting a good tussle with a 0-1 win for Leganés at the end of the match.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Cartagonova (15,105)
Captain: David Andújar
Chairman: Paco Belmonte
Manager: Luis Carrión
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 19
⭐ Key Player: Álex Gallar
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Álex Gallar was born in Sabadell, Spain. Having played his first senior match for SD Huesca in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 20 appearances.