Sporting Gijón will be at Estadio Cartagonova on Tuesday for the La Liga 2 fixture with home team FC Cartagena.
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FC Cartagena will be looking for a repeat result of the 2-3 La Liga 2 victory against Amorebieta.
In that match, FC Cartagena managed 57% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For FC Cartagena, the goals were scored by Rubén Castro (19', 73') and Álex Gallar (91'). At the other end, Amorebieta had 18 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Olaetxea (13') and Larrazabal (63') scored for Amorebieta.
Fixtures featuring FC Cartagena have tended to be lively affairs lately with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 24 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 12 of them accredited to FC Cartagena. That being said, we must now wait to see if such a trend shall be sustained in this upcoming match or not.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Cartagena haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Sporting Gijón go into this match after a 1-0 La Liga 2 win against AD Alcorcón in their most recent outing.
In that match, Sporting Gijón managed 48% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sporting Gijón was Uroš Đurđević (91'). On the other side, AD Alcorcón had 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Sporting Gijón have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in all. At the back, Sporting Gijón certainly have room for improvement.
Their previous form shows that Sporting Gijón:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 23 on 31/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Sporting Gijón 0-0 FC Cartagena.
On that day, Sporting Gijón had 51% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
At the other end, FC Cartagena had 10 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was José Luis Lesma López.
Team News: FC Cartagena
The FC Cartagena manager Luis Carrión does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
From a largely available group, there is just the one fitness issue for the Sporting Gijón gaffer David Gallego to contend with. Christian Rivera (Lumbago) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Sporting Gijón and FC Cartagena may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score when all is said and done.
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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 10
🔑 Star Player: Rubén Castro
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Rubén Castro was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for UD Las Palmas in the 2000 - 2001 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 9 appearances.