Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
There will be fireworks when Rayo Vallecano and Getafe square off against each other in the La Liga round 9. Los Vallecanos have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to both Athletic Club and Almeria on the road, while beating Valencia and Elche at home. Andoni Iraola’s men are eyeing their third consecutive win in front of home fans, but Friday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side.
Defender Ruben de Tomas remains in the recovery room, while forward Andres Martin is a major doubt. Los Azulones, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Real Madrid, but beating Rayo at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides will share the spoils in the local derby. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Radamel Falcao):
Radamel Falcao, nicknamed the “Colombian Tiger”, is considered one of the best players in the history of Colombian football. The 177-cm-tall attacker is well known for his brilliant finishing and his header technique gives him an advantage in aerial battles with opposition defenders.
Falcao was born in Santa Marta, Colombia on 10 February, 1986 and he started his senior career at Lanceros Boyaca. He played for Argentine giants River Plate between 2005 and 2009 and in 2009 he joined Porto. After scoring 41 goals in 51 league appearances for the Dragons, Falcao signed for Atletico Madrid on 18 August 2011 for a fee of €40 million.
The Colombian attacker helped los Rojiblancos win Europa League trophy in 2012, scoring 12 goals in the process. He played for Monaco in the 2013/2014 Ligue 1 campaign and in 2014 he signed a loan deal with Manchester United. He scored just 4 goals in 26 league appearances for the Red Devils and was later loaned to Chelsea before returning to Stade Louis II.
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.