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The La Liga 2 game at Estadio de Gran Canaria on Saturday will see hosts UD Las Palmas play against FC Cartagena.
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UD Las Palmas
UD Las Palmas won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-1 La Liga 2 defeat last time out to UD Almería.
In that game, UD Las Palmas had 56% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for UD Las Palmas was Rafa Mújica (53'). UD Almería got 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Juan Villar (45', 48') and Sergio Akieme (54') scored for UD Almería.
It has been seldom in recent games that UD Las Palmas have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Las Palmas have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals in the process.
Heading into this fixture, UD Las Palmas haven't won against FC Cartagena in their last 3 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, FC Cartagena drew 2-2 in the La Liga 2 match with Rayo Vallecano.
In that game, FC Cartagena had 49% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Cartagena was Rubén Castro (22', 59'). On the other side, Rayo Vallecano got 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Pozo (10') and Yacine Qasmi (68') scored for Rayo Vallecano.
During their six previous matches, Luis Carrión's FC Cartagena have slotted home 5 times thus yielding them the goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Going into this contest, FC Cartagena have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/04/2010 shows that UD Las Palmas have won 1 of these games and FC Cartagena 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 from Las Palmas and 11 coming from Efesé. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league game featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 8 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was FC Cartagena 3-0 UD Las Palmas.
On that day, FC Cartagena had 42% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Rubén Castro (25'), Martín (41') and Adalberto Carrasquilla (88').
UD Las Palmas had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Rubén Ávalos Barrera.
Team News: UD Las Palmas
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the UD Las Palmas manager Pepe Mel to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Cristian Cedrés (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: FC Cartagena
Owing to a fully healthy group to pick from, FC Cartagena boss Luis Carrión has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
Our thinking is that FC Cartagena have the firepower to put a goal past this UD Las Palmas outfit, but it probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for UD Las Palmas at the end of this one. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
UD Las Palmas
Stadium: Estadio de Gran Canaria (32,392)
Captain: Aythami Artiles
Chairman: Miguel Ángel Ramírez
Manager: Pepe Mel
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 12
🔑 Key Player: Rober
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Rober was born in Mérida, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for UD Las Palmas in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 20 appearances.