Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Getafe will be aiming to make amends for a heavy 3-0 loss to Girona when they host Alaves to their Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Monday evening. Los Azulones struggled in front of goal at the weekend, but it has to be noted that important attacker Jaime Mata is back from suspension. The likes of Jose Angel Carmona, Mauro Arambarri, Luis Milla, and Enes Unal should miss out through injuries.
The Basques, on the other hand, recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Sevilla in their last league match, but given their difficulties on the travels, we are going to bet on Getafe, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Forward Giuliano Simeone has yet to recover from an ankle problem, but he should be the only absentee in the visiting team. Experienced attacker Kike Garcia should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring a brace in Monday’s triumph.
Highlighted Player (Damián Suárez):
Damian Suarez is a Uruguay footballer who plays for La Liga side Getafe as a right-back. Born in Montevideo on April 27, 1988, Suarez played for the youth team of his hometown club Defensor at the start of his career and he eventually made 63 appearances in the Uruguayan top flight for La Viola.
In 2011 the pacey full-back moved to Spain, signing a three-year contract with Sporting Gijon. At the end of the season he joined Elche and after making 98 appearances for los Franjiverdes from 2012 to 2015 he signed a deal with Getafe.
Damian Suarez has established himself as a first-team regular at the capital club and he played 41 games for los Azulones in the 2016/2017 Segunda Division campaign, including play-offs fixtures. Getafe secured promotion to the Spanish elite division thanks to a 3-2 win (on agg.) over Tenerife in the two-legged tie. Suarez has three caps for Uruguay U20 team and he represented La Celeste at the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves is a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016.
The color of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.