The penultimate match of the second round of the Spanish LaLiga is played at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, in which the host Getafe and Sevilla will meet.
Getafe’s start to the season can be marked as unfortunate because Míchel’s team controlled the rhythm throughout the game, where they had a total of 22 shots, but it all fell into the water because they suffered a minimal 1-0 defeat against Valencia on the road. On the other hand, Sevilla played at home against Rayo Vallecano in the first game of the season, and the host’s job was made easier after the newcomer was left with 10 players on the field in the 16th minute, so Sevilla managed to secure a convincing 3-0 victory.
After an unfortunate start to the season, Getafe will want to correct themselves for the defeat from the first round as soon as possible. Still, unlike Valencia, they will have a much more difficult task this weekend because Sevilla is considered one of the candidates for the LaLiga title. It should be borne in mind that Sevilla has won each of the previous 4 meetings in a row against Getafe. Obviously, Sevilla has a better team, and they should take all the spoils from this visit. Given that Getafe will probably be careful on defence, I expect a minimal victory for the guests.
Getafe Team News
Getafe had an unsuccessful campaign last season, with only 4 points above the relegation zone, so their main goal this season will be to finish in a much better position compared to last year’s 15th position.
Summer signing Carles Aleñá and Sandro Ramírez should keep their place in the starting lineup, especially Sandro Ramírez, who was great at the opening of the season.
Defender Erick Cabaco was sent off in the 76th minute for a second yellow card against Valencia, so he will only miss the game against Sevilla. All Allan Nyom, Sabit Abdulai and Dario Poveda players will be off the field due to injuries.
Sevilla Team News
Sevilla had a successful 2020/2021 season, where they finished in 4th position with just two points less than third-placed Barcelona, so Los Sevillanos will do their best to fight for the LaLiga title this season.
Sevilla’s bosses did well in the summer transfer window, signing good transfers, such as Rafa Mir, Gonzalo Montiel, Ludwig Augustinsson, while Marko Dmitrovic and Erik Lamela were brought in for free.
Coach Lopetegui will not be worried ahead of this week’s visit, as he will generally have all the key players available.
However, Lucas Ariel Ocampos’s left-wing will miss his team a lot, as he is still recovering from the injury, as is Oliver Torres. On the other hand, Yassine Bounou, Suso and Ivan Rakitic may not be on the coach’s list this weekend due to suspicions that they are positive for coronavirus.
Summer signing Eric Lamela had a great debut in LaLiga, as he scored 2 goals at the opening of the season and will surely be one of the leaders during this season. Sevilla’s biggest summer reinforcement – Rafa Mir, should be in the starting XI after he missed the first-round game.