Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Against all odds, Getafe recorded a routine 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League last 32, first leg. Los Azulones are enjoying a very successful season, and they must be high on confidence ahead of the trip to Amsterdam. Since the La Liga side are eager to defend their two-goal lead in the return leg, they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Thursday’s football match.
The Amsterdammers, on the other hand, have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Getafe in the return leg. Ajax are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in the Amsterdam Arena showdown. Anyhow, overcoming a two-goal advantage in the tie against los Azulones is easier said than done. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be January signing Ryan Babel, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Donny van de Beek):
Born in Nijkerkerveen, Netherlands on April 18, 1997, Donny van de Beek is a Dutch footballer who started his youth career at Veensche Boys. In 2008 he was spotted by Ajax scouts who persuaded him to move to Amsterdam. Donny van de Beek continued playing for the Amsterdammers at senior level, establishing himself as a first-team regular.
The 184-cm-tall footballer has three caps with Netherlands U21 team and he made his senior debut with the national team against Romania on November 14, 2017. Van de Beek’s main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Ajax until June 30, 2022.
Dutch football experts often compare him with Davy Klaassen as he works very hard and play between the lines. Donny van de Beek scored 9 goals for the Amsterdammers in the 2018/2019 Eredivisie season, providing 10 assists for his teammates.
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.