Getafe hosts Espanyol at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in a game from the 29th round of La Liga. Are you ready to read a preview for this fixture? Let’s go.
Despite of restarting their season with a loss against Granada away from home, Getafe remain a contender for a Top 4 finish and a return to the Champions League. At this moment they are 5th with 46 points, so their chances of a first qualification to the Champions League are pretty much alive. It depends on them how they will do.
Most probably Getafe feel some regret for this result against Granada because they scored the first goal in the game. Timor opened the score for Getafe at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, but Dakonam scored himself an own goal. The hosts secured the win with a winning goal from Carlos Fernandez in the 79th minute.
The Serbian goalkeeper Filip Manojlovic is the only absentee for Getafe because of injury. But at the same time he hasn’t played any minutes for the club this season, so that’s not something to talk about very much.
On Saturday Espanyol ressurected their chances for survival. Los Perricos recorded their 5th win for the season when they hosted Deportivo Alaves. Alaves’ goalkeeper Pacheco was sent off after just 18 minutes of play and things got easier for the Catalans. Bernardo Espinosa and Wu Lei scored the two winning goals for Abelardo’s team.
With this win Espanyol remain at the bottom of the league, but they have 23 points which moved them a bit closer to the big goal – survival.
The French defender Sebastien Corchia is not avaliable for Espanyol because of an injury. He’s missing this game for the Los Perricos.
We can say that this game between Getafe and Espanyol is equally important for both sides. The hosts are trying to qualify for the Champions League while the Catalans are fighting for their survival in the league.