FC Cartagena vs Ibiza-Eivissa Preview 10/10/2021

UD Ibiza head into matchday 9 of the La Liga 2 season in eighth place and seven points off of first-place Almeria. A win on Sunday against FC Cartagena could inch Ibiza closer to the league leaders.

A win won’t be easy against Cartagena, despite the hosts sitting in 17th place. Cartagena have taken nine points from 24 on offer this season in the Segunda.

Luis Carrion’s team are on a two-match losing streak in La Liga 2 and the coach is desperate to end the team’s poor results.

Ibiza are coming off of a 3-1 away loss to Eibar. The defeat ended a five-match unbeaten run for the island club. Ibiza were only founded in 2015 and gained promotion to the Segunda from the Segunda B last season.

The island-based club took nine points from the last 18 on offer scoring eight goals and conceding seven times. Cartagena also took nine points from the last 18 available. They scored six goals while allowing nine to opponents.

Cartagena have been good at home this season with six points from nine obtained. Their last two matches at the Cartagonova Stadium ended in wins.

Ibiza’s road form has been hot and cold. Five points from 12 have been taken by Ibiza on the road in 2021-22. They have scored four times and conceded five on the road.

The Islanders are led in goals by the duo of Sergio Castel and Mateusz Bogusz. The forwards have combined for six goals with them each scoring three times.

Cartagena are led in goals by Ruben Castro and Alfredo Ortuno. The strikers have combined for four goals with two apiece being tallied.

Carrion has three players on the Cartagena injury list going into the game. Defender Antonio Luna is a doubt due to a muscle injury. Midfielder Andy Kawaya could return from a back injury. Nacho Gil is unlikely to be available following a shoulder issue.

Ibiza coach Juan Carlos Carcedo has no new injuries going into the game. Both teams have been on a similar run of form over their last six games. However, Cartagena have lost back-to-back games. Three of Cartagena’s matches in La Liga 2 ended with over 2.5 goals.

Ibiza are unbeaten in five of their last six games in La Liga 2. Two of their last six games finished with over 2.5 goals scored.

Sunday’s match between Cartagena and Ibiza should see over 2.5 goals scored. Ibiza are in the better form currently and should claim a win at the end of full-time.

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