Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A place in the Copa del Rey last 32 will be at stake when Cordoba and Getafe face each other at Estadio Nuevo Arcangel on Tuesday evening. Los Blanquiverdes are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions, but the Segunda Division B side face an uphill task in the Spanish Cup clash against los Azulones. Cordoba defeated Albacete 1-0 in their Copa del Rey opener, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions.
Getafe, on the other hand, kicked off their Copa del Rey campaign with a 2-1 win over Anaitasuna, but they have been anything but impressive in the La Liga this season. Los Azulones sit the danger zone ahead of Matchday 18, and given their poor away record, we predict that Cordoba are capable of holding the La Liga side to a draw.
Highlighted Player (Djené):
A central defender who can equally be deployed as a right-back, Djene Dakonam has emerged as one of the most influential Getafe players in the 2017/18 season. His road to prominence was a long one, however, and Djene had to bide his time in order to be recognized for quality he undoubtedly possesses. Dapaong-born Togolese international, Djene Dakonam made his first football steps as a youth member of Etoile Filante.
Spells in Benin and Cameroon with Tonnerre d’Abomey and Coton Sport, respectively, saw Djene Dakonam grab attention of Alcoron, who moved in to bring him to Spain in 2014. During two years in Spain Djene Dakonam made 59 league appearances before moving to Sint-Truidense. It was in Belgium that Djene Dakonam proved his defensive versatility and Getafe came calling the very next year, in 2017.
Djene proved to be an instant hit with the Azulones and is hoping a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs will not be too far away for him. The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham have been sniffing around him during the summer transfer window in 2018 but were ultimately scared off by his £31 million release clause.
Highlighted Team (Getafe):
Getafe Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from the suburb of Madrid. The club hosts its home games in the Coliseum Alfonso Perez which holds a capacity of 17 7000 seats. The club managed to reach the Primera Division in 2004. The main club colors are blue and red. The fans of Getafe gave the club the nickname Azulones or Geta.
The biggest succes of Getafe was in the season 2006/2007 where the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey which they lost 1-0 against Sevilla FC. Getafe CF played in the UEFA Cup once in 2007 where they end in the quarter finals after playing against Bayern Munich.
Known players that played for Getafe in their football career are: David Silva, Raul Albiol, Aragones and Daniel Guiza.