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Espanyol vs Cartagena Predictions & Tips - Espanyol to win at home in the Segunda Division
- Espanyol vs Cartagena predictions for Friday’s Segunda Division match
- The game is being played at 8pm BST at RCDE Stadium
- Espanyol have won their last 5 home matches
- I am backing Espanyol to beat Cartagena who have lost 6 of their last 10 away matches
- Preview, predictions, stats & team news
Espanyol have won their last 5 home matches (Getty Images)
Espanyol vs Cartagena Predictions
Cartagena deserve respect but Espanyol have proved themselves as the best team in the Segunda Division. The hosts should be too good here and inch closer to securing top spot.
- Espanyol have won their last 5 home matches (Segunda Division).
- Espanyol have won 7 of their last 9 matches (Segunda Division).
- Espanyol have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 home matches (Segunda Division).
- Espanyol have won by 3+ goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches (Segunda Division).
- Cartagena have lost 6 of their last 10 away matches (Segunda Division).
- Cartagena have failed to score in 5 of their last 9 away matches (Segunda Division).
Head to Head
Espanyol met Cartagena for the first time this season, winning 3-1 in Cartagena after scoring three late goals.
Espanyol have guaranteed a swift return to La Liga. They have a six point lead at the top of the Segunda Division with four matches remaining and are well clear of Almeria who sit third.
Juan Ignacio Martínez’s side haven’t lost since 31 January, a run of 15 games. The Barcelona club have won seven of their last nine.
Espanyol have won their last five at home including beating Logrones 4-0, Fuenlabrada 4-0, Leganes 2-1, Las Palmas 4-0 and Malaga 3-0.
Espanyol’s last match was a 0-0 draw at Real Zaragoza.
Espanyol Injuries & Team News
Right back Miguelón is out with a knee injury.
Attacking midfielder Óscar Melendo is doubtful.
Star striker Raúl De Tomás could return after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
Cartagena are one point above the relegation zone in the Segunda Division. They have become harder to beat since Luis Miguel Carrión became manager in January.
Carrión’s side are undefeated in seven of their last eight matches. They won 1-0 at Logrones before a 2-1 defeat at Fuenlabrada, playing against 9 men for the final 23 minutes.
Cartagena’s last match was a 1-0 home win against Castellon. 39-year-old striker Rubén Castro scored the winner, his 16th goal of the season.
Cartagena Injuries & Team News
Cartagena left back Alberto de la Bella is out with a ruptured cruciate ligament.