Getafe F.C. host Sevilla F.C. in the Match day 02 of the La Liga Santander. Sevilla comes into this game having impressed a majority of people over the last year and obviously as the better-poised side to win.
The home side led by ex-Real Madrid Midfielder Michel will be looking to make amends this season, after having a vastly disappointing season last year, where they finished only 15th, just 4 points clear of the relegation zone.
Getafe had earned the vast majority of attention after their return to the Spanish top flight in 2017, wherein they finished eighth, fifth, and eighth in three consecutive seasons respectively.
Sevilla on the other hand had given constant performances all throughout and finished the 2020 – 2021 La Liga season in 4th place, just 2 points below F.C. Barcelona on 3rd.
Sevilla will travel to the Madrid-based outfit hoping to make it 2 wins in 2 and hence obtaining a good position on the table early on, in a time when both Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona dropped points.
Julien Lopetigui led Sevilla eased their way past Rayo Vallecano in the opening fixture of La Liga 2021 – 2022 season, scoring 3 and conceding none. The Andalusian outfit won credits to a goal from the man in red hot form Youssef En – Neysri and 2 goals by the new summer addition Eric Lamela.
Getafe meanwhile, lost their opening fixture against Valencia were in a first-half penalty by Carlos Soler was enough to seal the deal for the win for Valencia.
Sevilla (All Competitions) – W
Getafe (All Competitions) – L
Sabit Abdulai sits out for this match due to a knee injury, but the home side will be boosted by the availability of Erick Cabaco, whose red card vs. Valencia has been overturned. Timor and Nyom also return to the squad, which gives Michel a boost. With Marc Cucurella being linked with a move away, it won’t be a surprise if he is left out. Carles Alena, Vitolo, Sandro, and Enes Unai will be looking to feature in the match.
Lucas Ocampos and Oliver Torres are still absent for the traveling side due to their injuries, while there are doubts over Bono, Suso, and Ivan Rakitic after they recently tested positive for the Corona Virus. Barring these, Julien Lopetigui has a full squad for deployment which may well be enough to do the job.
4 – 4 – 2
Mathias Olivera, Erick Cabaco, Djene Dakonam, Damian Suarez
Marc Cucurella, Mauro Arambarri, Nemanja Maksimovic, Vitolo,
Sandro Ramirez, Enes Unal
4 – 2 – 3 – 1
Marcos Acuna, Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Jesus Navas
Fernando Joan Jordan
Alejandro Gomez, Oscar Rodriguez, Erik Lamela
Youssef En – Neysri
Head to Head Record
Sevilla has a good history against the capital club, having won 16 out of 33 matches played between them. Getafe has won 13 of these matches, but none of them coming into recent history.
The recent record between the two teams isn’t what Getafe will be looking forward to. They’ve lost their last four La Liga matches against the Los Nervionenses, with the most recent one being a 3 – 0 loss in February early this year.
Sevilla also had the fourth-best away form in La Liga last year and they’ll be looking to replicate their form against the Madrid-based outfit.
Players to watch out for
The ex La Masia stalwart has gained a lot of praise for his performance for Getafe. He has gained a lot of praise and appreciation for his performances. It will be a huge day for him to show what he’s made of and the onus will be on him to make it a difficult day for the Sevilla defense.
A versatile midfielder, he has garnered a lot of attention this summer due to his exploits. Reportedly clubs like F.C. Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Valencia C.F. are interested in him. He will look to have a standout performance today in the middle of the park and look to cause havoc for the Sevilla midfield.
Youssef En – Neysri
The man who has picked up from where he left last season. He will be looking to score the goals and make life difficult for the Getafe defense.
The much-priced and hyped defender is garnering interest from all the world for his splendid performances in the Seville defense. He will look to justify the hype which has been created around him and do the needed job to stop Getafe from scoring.
Getafe will certainly make it a tough job for Sevilla. They also showed their prowess against Valencia and will look to make it a good match in Madrid. However, Sevilla with the quality they possess should do just about enough to clinch the victory. Getafe 1 – 2 Sevilla
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