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The La Liga 2 clash at Estadio Carlos Tartiere on Sunday sees home side Real Oviedo playing FC Cartagena.
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Real Oviedo are hoping to win again following the 1-2 La Liga 2 victory against SD Huesca.
In that match, Real Oviedo had 29% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Real Oviedo, the goalscorers were Borja Bastón (12') and Samuel Obeng (80'). At the other end, SD Huesca had 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. Dani Escriche (63') scored for SD Huesca.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Real Oviedo have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Real Oviedo have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals on the way. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Real Oviedo:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
FC Cartagena come into this meeting after a 1-0 La Liga 2 win over Real Sociedad B in their most recent game.
In that match, FC Cartagena managed 46% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for FC Cartagena was Alfredo Ortuño (93'). For their opponents, Real Sociedad B got 11 shots on goal with 6 on target.
Luis Carrión's FC Cartagena have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 5 times throughout their most recent six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 8.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 24 on 06/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of FC Cartagena 2-0 Real Oviedo.
That day, FC Cartagena had 40% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Rubén Castro (33') and Berto Cayarga (71').
At the other end, Real Oviedo got 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Juan Luis Pulido Santana.
Team News: Real Oviedo
The Real Oviedo manager José Ziganda will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: FC Cartagena
With a completely healthy squad ready to go, the FC Cartagena manager Luis Carrión doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’re inclined to think that FC Cartagena have the firepower to find the net against this Real Oviedo side, but it probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re expecting a 2-1 winning score for Real Oviedo at the end of this one. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Carlos Tartiere (30,500)
Captain: Christian Fernández Salas
Chairman: Jorge Menéndez Vallina
Manager: José Ziganda
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 11
🔑 Star Man: Samuel Obeng
Typically played in the Striker position, Samuel Obeng was born in Nsapor, Ghana. After having made a senior debut playing for Real Oviedo in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 3 league goals in the LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.