Two teams, one destination and a vital game to stay

Sabadell and Cartagena play today to get a victory to take a giant step on the road to permanence (18:15, Mov. LaLiga).


Many are the qualifiers that have been put to this afternoon's duel at Nova Creu Alta between two very direct rivals such as Sabadell and Cartagena. A final, a key game, vital ... It doesn't matter. The objective, the idea, is always the same: whoever wins today will be strengthened to continue in the tough fight for permanence while a defeat, especially if it falls from the local side, will be a strong blow (follow the game live on AS .com). Nothing will be decided today in Sabadell, but both teams can smooth or complicate the road to salvation.

Being Sabadell the worst venue in the category and Cartagena the worst visitor, today is clearly a duel of necessity. Hidalgo said in the previous one that to save themselves they will need "four or five victories" and these cannot be delayed any longer. And the same for the albinegros. The permanence will be at home, yes, but adding abroad also seems necessary to achieve the objective: If the Albinegros achieve the three points they could close an outstanding week outside the relegation places. But if the picture of the port city has not shown something, it is regularity. The coach does not want the image of matches like Albacete and Las Palmas to be repeated and less against a direct rival such as the Harlequinado.

With all the men available except Aleix Coch, Hidalgo has at his disposal a wide range of possibilities regarding eleven. He will maintain his own style and the scheme that has accompanied him throughout the course, and the great unknown is in those who occupy the center of the field. With Bonique and Undabarrena on the list, they could go back to eleven. Stoichkov will be up for sure, seconded by Rey, Guruzeta or Juan Hernández. Edgar or Nestor could also enter. The possible combinations above are numerous.

For the visit to Nova Creu Alta, FC Cartagena has significant casualties such as Gallar and David Simón, to which must be added Clavería, Andújar (who scored against AD Alcorcón), Coulibaly and De la Bella. But it is not all bad news, as Datkovic returns a week earlier than expected and Nacho Gil returns after several games absent. Raúl Navas must be added to them, once the two penalty matches have been completed. Therefore, Carrión will have his starting central pair: Navas and Datkovic. The question, one more week, is who will be at the top: Castro or Elady. And it is that Cristian seems immovable either as a reference or on the left wing.

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