Espanyol vs Cartagena Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

This game has all the ingredients to end the triumph of the men of the house. Vicente Moreno’s men should dominate most of the game and have the best scoring chances, as they have the best attack in the competition with sixty-six goals scored. On the other hand, given the quality of the rival, FC Cartagena must prioritize defensive processes and organized attacks to reach end zones and score the winning goal. That said and taking this analysis into account, betting in favor of Espanyol is an option with a positive expected value.

Betting tip

Espanyol to Win

Odd 1.60


Espanyol and FC Cartagena meet at the RCDE Stadium, in a match for the 39th round of the Liga Adelante. In the last head-to-head match between these teams in this competition, on 02‑12‑2020, Espanyol won away by (1‑3). The advantage of playing at home can play an important role in this match, as FC Cartagena presents significant differences between the results at home and away.

Espanyol analysis

The home team is currently in 1st position, with 78 points won, after 23 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they beat Málaga at home by (3‑0). In the last match, they tied Real Zaragoza by (0‑0). This is a team that maintains its performance when it plays outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games in the league, Espanyol has 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, having won 25 points out of 30 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 38 matches in this competition he suffered the first goal on 9 occasions and only managed 2 laps on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 19 home matches for this competition: they have conceded 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (76 ‘- 90’).

Espanyol de Barcelona comes to this match with a draw, 0-0, in a match that counts for the thirty-eighth matchday of the second Spanish league. The visitors had more ball possession and more opportunities to come out with the three points, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunities created.
The team led by Vicente Moreno must appear in a 4-3-3, taking advantage of the lateral corridors and the breaking movements to reach the goal areas. The three most advanced players responsible for endangering the opponent’s defensive structure are Raúl de Tomás, Javi Puado and Adrián Embarba. As for the midfield, it should be made up of Melendo, Sergi Darder and Keidi Bare. The only absence for this game is the right-back Miguelón, who is still injured.

Cartagena analysis

After 10 wins, 12 draws and 16 losses, the visiting team is in 16th position with 42 points. In the last match, they won at home against Castellón by (1‑0), after having lost (2‑1) away against Fuenlabrada in the previous match. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when it plays with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 10 goals. they scored and 22 conceded. At home, he won 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 17 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 away games, FC Cartagena has registered 1 victory, 3 draws and 6 defeats, having won 6 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches, the most frequent result at half ‑ time was 0‑0 (7 out of 19 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 38 games in this competition, he only managed 1 return on the scoreboard in the 17 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 19 away matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (46 ‘- 60’).

FC Cartagena comes to this meeting motivated after a tangential victory, 1-0, against CD Castellón, in a match on the thirty-eighth round of the SmartBank League. Rubén Castro’s goal, at 55 minutes, was enough to offer his team all three points.
For this game, away from home, coach Luis Miguel Carrión must keep the team 4-4-2, favoring possession of the ball and positional attacks. Rubén Castro and Elady Zorilla must be the offensive referents of the visiting team. In turn, the central corridor must be made up of Nacho Gil, Pablo de Blasis, Giorgi Aburjania and Álex Gallar. Apparently, the visiting club coach cannot count on the help of the left back, Alberto de la Bella, due to being in a period of injury.

Betting tip

Espanyol to Win

Odd 1.60

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