Preview: Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao – predictions, team news, rosters
Sports Mole preview Tuesday’s La Liga clash between Getafe and Athletic Bilbao, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to find their way back to winning ways in La Liga when they travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez to face Getafe Tuesday night.
The visitors enter the competition after a 1-0 home loss to Atletico Madrid, while Getafe played out a goalless draw with Rayo Vallecano in their last game.
Getafe have won two, drawn two and lost five of their nine league games this season to collect eight points, which puts them in 16th position in the table, two points above the relegation zone.
The Deep Blue Ones won back-to-back matches against Real Sociedad and Osasuna in mid-September before losing to Real Valladolid and Real Madrid in their first two matches in October.
The point against Rayo Vallecano on Friday was a step in the right direction, and they have three more games to come before the end of the month, also taking on Celta Vigo and Elche before starting November at home to Cadiz.
Quique Sanchez FloresThe team are in their sixth consecutive campaign at this level of football, finishing eighth, fifth and eighth between 2018 and 2020, but have been 15th in the last two seasons, and it will be interesting to see what the team can achieve this. term.
Getafe have actually lost only once to Athletic in the league since January 2016, and three of the last four top-flight encounters between the two sides have ended squarely.
Athletic have enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign, winning five, drawing two and losing two of their nine matches to collect 17 points, which puts them fifth in the table.
The Basque side are just two points behind third-placed Atletico but suffered a 1-0 defeat against Diego Simeoneon the side of Saturday, with Antoine Griezmann scoring the game’s only goal in the 47th minute.
The defeat was Athletic’s first since early September, and Ernesto ValverdeThe team will be looking to bounce back on Tuesday night, especially as their next game after this one is at Barcelona.
The Lions, who have won La Liga eight times in their history, have been eighth, 11th, 10th and eighth in their last four campaigns at this level, but they finished fourth in 2013-14 and are certainly underdogs for a while. possible Champions League. locate this term.
As mentioned, Athletic have struggled to get the better of Getafe in recent years, and they haven’t managed to beat Deep Blue Ones away from home in the league since 2016, which is an indication of the magnitude of their task in this particular game.
Form of Getafe in La Liga:
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The Getafe squad are in great form at the moment, with Mauro Arambarri remaining their only doubt about their fitness ahead of Tuesday’s game with Athletic.
As a result, it’s expected to be the same team that was available against Rayo, and it could well be the same starting XI here, with Enes Unal and Borja Mayoral appearing as the first two.
Head coach Sanchez has plenty of options for change, with port and Jaime Mata among those pushing for side seats, but there are unlikely to be any changes to the forward areas.
As for Athletic, Youri Berchiche remains on the sidelines due to injury, but the squad will be bolstered by the return of Ander Herrera suspension.
Valverde is expected to resist the temptation to make changes to the side that started against Atletico, so Oihan Sancet and Michael Vesga should line up again in central midfield.
The front four is picked, meanwhile, with Nicholas Williams, Iker Muniain and Alex Berenguer ready to take over Inaki Williams at center forward.
Possible starting line-up from Getafe:
Sorie; Suarez, Dakonam, Mitrovic, Duarte, Angileri; Maksimovic, Milla, Alena; Mayor, Unal
Possible starting line-up of Athletic Bilbao:
Simon; De Marcos, Yeray, I Martinez, Lekue; Sancet, Vesga; N Williams, Muniain, Berenguer; I williams
We say: Getafe 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
On paper, Athletic are the favorites here but it’s hard to ignore their recent struggles against Getafe when picking a result. The Basque side will be determined to get back to winning ways but we’re backing Getafe to secure a share of the spoils on Tuesday night.
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