Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Sunday’s football game at Coliseum Alfonso Perez pits together Getafe and Osasuna, the two teams with completely different ambitions for the season finale. Los Azulones are fighting hard to avoid relegation, while los Rojillos aim to represent Spain in European competitions next term. Getafe picked up vital three points from the midweek clash against Real Betis, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of Matchday 37. Carles Alena is banned for the match, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Osasuna, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, with the team climbing to the Conference League berth. Osasuna are more of a team than Getafe, but seeing that the capital club are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Darko Brasanac misses out with an ACL injury, while Nacho Vidal is a major doubt.
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 (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800.
The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs.
Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.