La Liga 2 duel: Close contest expected between Sabadell and FC Cartagena

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 16:15 (UTC)
Venue: Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta (15000 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the La Liga 2, with both Sabadell and FC Cartagena experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 20th and the visitors in 19th place.

Insights:
  • Sabadell have the fewest points (14) at home in La Liga 2
  • FC Cartagena have the most conceded goals (44) in La Liga 2

Sabadell and FC Cartagena should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Sabadell form and stats

With {2 La Liga 2 wins}, 8 draws and 6 defeats from their home games, Sabadell, who have the fewest points (14) at home in La Liga 2, are certainly not brimming with confidence. Sabadell are slowly digging their own grave here at Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta with the depressing streak of not having won a home league game in ten attempts. The last victory here came in the Las Palmas match.

Sabadell lost their last game at Leganes (placed 4th) after a 1-2 scoreline. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Girona that ended 2-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Sabadell have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 14 matches with the results: Won five, drawn six and lost three.

Sabadell aren't scoring a lot here at Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta in the league, with only 14 goals from 16 games. 18 goals have been conceded.

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FC Cartagena form and stats

FC Cartagena, who have the most conceded goals (44) in La Liga 2, have only collected 11 points from their away games in the La Liga 2, after 2-5-9 (16 played).

Cartagena are travelling after their nice 2-1 home win in the La Liga 2 against Alcorcon (placed 21st). Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Real Zaragoza that ended 0-0.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Cartagena playing away and similar expectations, we found 14 relevant matches. Results were six FC Cartagena wins, two draws and six defeats.

The attacking power of FC Cartagena when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 16 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As for defending, FC Cartagena rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 24 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was FC Cartagena - Sabadell 1-2, played this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last three meetings): Sabadell won two games, zero matches ended with a draw and FC Cartagena has one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / one

Top Goalscorers

FC CartagenaR. Castro Martín
R. Castro Martín
13 goals
SabadellJ. Molina Martínez
J. Molina Martínez
8 goals
FC CartagenaE. Zorrilla Jiménez
E. Zorrilla Jiménez
6 goals

Sabadell missing players

FC Cartagena missing players

Sabadell FC Cartagena
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
33 16 6 Played P 4 16 33
7 2 0 Won W 0 2 8
11 8 6 Drew D 1 5 10
15 6 0 Lost L 3 9 15
29 14 4 Scored S 2 11 33
39 18 4 Conceded C 6 24 44
88% 88% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 75% 88%
64% 69% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 75% 79%
42% 31% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 48%
12% 12% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 15%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 3%
52% 62% 67% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 58%
24% 19% 33% Clean Sheets C S 25% 31% 24%
36% 31% 33% Failed to Score F T 50% 44% 30%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.9 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.9 2.9
3 0 0 Red cards R C 0 3 8
 
6.9 6.7 6.8 Shots (avg) S ( 6.2 6.9 7.1
2.7 2.6 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 2.2 2.8
33% 33% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 31% 35%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • FC Cartagena have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • FC Cartagena have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • FC Cartagena have the fewest matches under the total-line (7) in La Liga 2
  • FC Cartagena have the most conceded goals (44) in La Liga 2
  • FC Cartagena have the most conceded goals in the second half (28) in La Liga 2
  • FC Cartagena have the most dropped points from leading position (18) in La Liga 2
  • Sabadell have the fewest points (14) at home in La Liga 2

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Espanyol 33 20 7 6 56 21 16 12 2 2 31 8 17 8 5 4 25 13 35 67
2 Mallorca 33 19 8 6 42 21 17 10 3 4 25 10 16 9 5 2 17 11 21 65
3 Almería 33 18 6 9 48 29 17 9 5 3 28 13 16 9 1 6 20 16 19 60
4 Leganes 33 17 6 10 37 27 17 13 1 3 23 11 16 4 5 7 14 16 10 57
5 Sporting Gijon 33 15 11 7 35 23 17 9 7 1 20 9 16 6 4 6 15 14 12 56
6 Rayo Vallecano 32 15 7 10 39 30 15 9 2 4 22 13 17 6 5 6 17 17 9 52
7 Girona 33 13 10 10 33 32 17 8 4 5 16 12 16 5 6 5 17 20 1 49
8 Ponferradina 33 13 9 11 37 38 16 8 5 3 22 17 17 5 4 8 15 21 -1 48
9 Malaga 33 12 9 12 30 38 16 4 6 6 14 19 17 8 3 6 16 19 -8 45
10 Mirandes 31 12 8 11 31 30 15 5 7 3 16 13 16 7 1 8 15 17 1 44
11 Las Palmas 33 11 11 11 39 43 17 9 4 4 28 18 16 2 7 7 11 25 -4 44
12 Fuenlabrada 33 9 15 9 36 37 17 3 10 4 16 15 16 6 5 5 20 22 -1 42
13 Tenerife 32 11 8 13 29 29 16 8 5 3 20 9 16 3 3 10 9 20 0 41
14 Real Oviedo 33 8 15 10 35 35 16 5 6 5 22 19 17 3 9 5 13 16 0 39
15 Real Zaragoza 33 10 8 15 27 30 16 7 5 4 15 11 17 3 3 11 12 19 -3 38
16 Castellon 33 10 6 17 32 40 17 8 0 9 20 16 16 2 6 8 12 24 -8 36
17 Lugo 33 8 12 13 29 40 17 6 7 4 13 9 16 2 5 9 16 31 -11 36
18 UD Logrones 33 9 9 15 24 42 16 6 3 7 13 18 17 3 6 8 11 24 -18 36
19 FC Cartagena 33 8 10 15 33 44 17 6 5 6 22 20 16 2 5 9 11 24 -11 34
20 Sabadell 33 7 11 15 29 39 16 2 8 6 14 18 17 5 3 9 15 21 -10 32
21 Alcorcon 33 8 8 17 22 35 16 6 1 9 14 20 17 2 7 8 8 15 -13 32
22 Albacete 33 7 8 18 21 41 17 4 5 8 13 19 16 3 3 10 8 22 -20 29

Read more about La Liga 2

The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.